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kcschaefer says

Hi,

I’m designing my first PSD theme for Themeforest, and I was wondering – i know we’re not allowed to distribute fonts, but I have a free-for-commercial-use pattern that I’m using for my background.

Can I bundle the pattern set with my theme, or is there another way to do that?

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kcschaefer says

Anyone know the answer to this?

Perhaps I should just flatten my pattern layers and provide a link to the resources?

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Ivor Envato team says
Anyone know the answer to this? Perhaps I should just flatten my pattern layers and provide a link to the resources?

free-for-commercial is not the same that free-for-redistribution, you must be careful.

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kcschaefer says

I do understand that, and appreciate your response there, but I’m more asking about the technical process of doing this.

Would it be better to flatten my patterns in the PSD , and then provide a link to the resource on the original author’s homepage, or can I bundle the patterns with the files? Is there a “best” way?

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QwibbleDesigns says

I’d say your generally better emailing the original author, tell them what you want to do, and see what they say. In the end, it’s them thats going to cause trouble if you use their files wrongly. Why try and double guess them? =)

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Ivor Envato team says
I’d say your generally better emailing the original author, tell them what you want to do, and see what they say. In the end, it’s them thats going to cause trouble if you use their files wrongly. Why try and double guess them? =)

That will be tedious ;) @kcschaefer flatten your image and provide the download link in the documentation file.

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kcschaefer says

Thanks guys, that answers my question.

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