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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 4, 2010, 9:03 AM
These terms of usage are out of date and are displayed below only as an archive.

<a href="www.axeraider.com/brushes/term…"  style="font-size: 16px;">Please see the new terms here


October 4th 2010: Clarified terms more in the "Off DeviantART" section.

October 26th 2009: Clarified the issue of using brushes in contests

March 9th 2009: I've addressed the issue of using brushes for art exchanged for virtual money. Created a new section "About Licenses". Changed the "Selling of multiple items" terms. Updated some other questions and changed some other minor stuff.

October 11th 2008: More and more i've been asked to have brushes used on items that will be sold such as T-Shirts. I've updated the rules accordingly.

July 22nd 2008: Added some more questions at the bottom.

As of June 13th, 2008, these rules that follow will replace any that were produced before this date.

If on any of the rules you are not sure, please play it safe and contact me via my email listed on my devART page or via a note.

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DeviantART Usage
Using my brushes here on deviantART is different than on other sites, because it is the same site I host my brushes on!

Q: Why do you want credit for stuff i use your brushes in?
A: Well first, it just makes me feel all warm and cozy inside that you took the time to credit me! Second, crediting me helps spread the word of my brushes, making the tools available to a wider audience!

Q: Do i need to credit your brushes on my artwork here at DeviantART?
A: No, unless you want to of course :)

Q: What if i want to use your brushes in a print here on DeviantART?
A: In that case, yes. Since you are in the position where you could make a profit then i would appreciate credit :)

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Off DeviantART

Q: If i design something for myself that i do not stand to make a profit from (Like a t-shirt that i make for myself, or a print that i buy for myself), do i have to give you credit?
A: No. Anything you design for your own personal usage does not require credit. This does not include something like a website design for yourself. Scroll down further for that question.

Q: If i design something that will be exchanged / traded for money, do i have to give you credit?
A: Yes.

Q: I am designing something, and am trading it for virtual items for an online game / forum / website. These items cannot be exchanged for real cash or purchase real items. Do i still have to give you credit?
A: No, of course not. If you are using my brushes to make things that give you virtual money that cannot be exchanged for REAL items (like computers, gift cards, etc.) or REAL currency (dollars, pounds, yen, etc.) then you do not have to give credit.

Q: Can i use your brushes for websites? Do i need to give credit?
A: Yes you may use them for making websites, and yes it would be much appreciated if you gave credit.

If your web design will generate any sort of profit or revenue/ and or the website you are designing it for will generate profit, then it is REQUIRED that you give credit (or read further to see your other options).


Q: Can i redistribute your brushes on other sites? Do i have to give credit?
A: Creative Commons says you may redistribute your heart out, and i do not require credit. However, if credit is given it must be to me.

Q: What if i do not want to give credit/ can't give credit?
A: If you do not wish to attribute credit, then you must purchase a "license" (Or basically, my permission) to use them without any credit what-so-ever.

The license is $15 USD, and the license applies to the brush set you used. One license covers only one brush set.

Payments accepted are Paypal (ask for my paypal address), or cash by mail. If you are sending cash by mail, please note me and i will get back to you with the address you can mail it to. The license takes effect immediately based on the good faith you have sent it by mail, however if payment is not received within 30 days the license will be cancelled.

The license length is indefinate.


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About Licenses

Q: What is a license exactly?
A: A license is, basically, a contract between you and me which determines what you may and may not use the brushes for. This license is exclusive to whomever the purchaser(s) is.

In MOST cases the license is 15 dollars per set, however fifteen is not the limit.


Q: What if someone is using your brushes for profit without a license?
A: If any activity of this type is discovered, legal action will be taken. I would greatly appreciate anybody who notified me of these things too :)

Q: Would it still be a normal license if i wanted to use your brushes on multiple items that will be sold such as t-shirts?
A: Then a different kind of license is required. Contact me and we can work out some sort of deal.

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Contests

Q: I want to enter a contest, but my entry uses your brushes in them. Can I still enter?
A: Since using brushes in a contest can help you win, you may do this if the prize is split between me and whoever is entering. The split will never be bigger than 50 / 50.

If the prize cannot be split evenly or cannot be split at all, then, unfortunately, I cannot approve the use of my brushes in the contest at all.


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Q: I want to show you my beautiful work! What should i do?
A: Just post it on my userpage or note me and i'll take a look! I'll also try to comment and possibly fav :)

Q: I don't see my question on here, what should i do??
A: Well you could either play it safe, or contact me. I'd be happy to answer any of your questions.

Thanks!

IF IN DOUBT . . .  

- Note me!
- Display credit on any and all objects/things/designs/etc. which contain my brushes.




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:icondarkasdays:
DarkasDays Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Hey! My nieces are in a dance troop and theyre looking for a new logo, that i'm going to design! I really like your dimension brushes and I was wondering if I could use them? Im not making any money, its a small local dance group in Cali called Cielo Rojo. They may print the design on shirts for the kids and flyers and what not. Anyways, let me know! Please and thanks!
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:icondeviantartist2013:
DeviantArtist2013 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Im looking for brushes that I can use in howrse competitions, to make horse backgrounds, no real money profit, if it's okay let me know.

Also would they be alright to use for personal use, such as to create backgrounds for anime /manga, and it's noncommercial.
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:iconmalishus:
MALISHUS Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Could you Note me your Paypal Address so i can get Licence for Brush Sets, Cheers Good Work, Mad Designs THANKS!
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:iconmalishus:
MALISHUS Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
HOWDY, IM INTERESTED IN GETTING A LICENCE FOR CLOTHING DESIGNS - FOR SALE HOW CAN I GO ABOUT THIS.. CHEERS MATE.
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:iconlizin:
lizin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I'm making an albumcover for a friend of mine. He wants to put the album with songs on iTunes, do i need to credit you on the cover?

Thanks!
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there. For commercial use, I ask that you purchase a usage license for a small one time fee of $15 USD.

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:iconlostac:
Lostac Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Could I use your brushes for a blog background? It's a school subject and non profit as well.

Thanks in advance
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:iconjoutakashi:
JouTakashi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
I just find your brushes while searching for GIMP brushes and found a set of yours I rather like. I like making templates, but I don't sell them, is this okay?
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xFace2Face Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Heya,

I love your brushes! (Gimp Brushes)
May I use them for Layouts published on Howrse?
Your name will be written in the (c)

Is that okay?
Thx
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:iconangeline22:
angeline22 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
hello,
I want to use your brush for a company banner. Could you tell me your paypal address? Thx heaps
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup. i'll note it to you
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:iconladyshadowdrake:
LadyShadowdrake Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya! I want to use your brushes in sigs and other stuff in requests from a forum. I'm not making any profit off of it, though. Is that okay?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
go for it!
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:iconsksk12:
sksk12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Hello!
I am considering to use the brush to create the leaflets of the goods.
Could you tell me how do I pay $15 for it?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure, i accept paypal. Would you like me to note you my Paypal address?
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:iconsksk12:
sksk12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Thank you reply me.
Please tell me your Paypal adress?
and would you mind if i asked to have a invoice and receipt for this brush?
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:icondarkchime:
DarkChime Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
How would I go about getting permission from you to submit a t-shirt design to threadless.com using these brushes?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the shirts are intended to be sold and not just for your personal wearing, a 15 dollar license is all that's required.
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:iconenchantlia:
Enchantlia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've found some of your brushes as gimp brushes (bought a new computer withouttt photoshop and am resorting to gimp).
I'm designing a press release for a non-profit Paris in the Springtime, which raises money for the Lupus Foundation of America. I don't have anywhere to put the links, is it alright if I use them?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't say no to that!
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:iconjbizzzle:
JBizzzle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Using your brushes for my YouTube Background, thanks heaps. Great Job.
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome. thank you
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:iconeikiokuma:
eikiokuma Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Hi, thanks for great work.
so Is it right that I can use your brushes in my commercial products (like indie-game) if I credit you in "read me" or something?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll need a one time $15 license per brush set you use.
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:iconendless-insanity:
endless-insanity Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Heya, I have been using one of your brushes to make me a YouTube background that I have also posted here, proper credits given. On the YT channel I have provided a link to the deviatin here and a comment that says 'textures and brushes belong to their respective owners, click the link above for more information'. Is that ok, or do you also want me to credit you on my YT page as well?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure that sounds fine haha
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:iconjohnjaysmith:
johnjaysmith Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I have used your brushes in some artwork that i am selling, can i credit you by writing your URL on the back of the print?
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:iconbruno11:
bruno11 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Photographer
hello i m photographs in paris
i utilise your brush for my work personnal artistique*
my web site [link]
my phone 06 10 31 16 80
bye bruno
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:iconbuscetti:
Buscetti Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell me if I read that right, if I were to use this on my website, which I will try advertising my work to earn money, (I won't be selling your brushes, I do logo design) I will have to credit you?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeaaah
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:iconbuscetti:
Buscetti Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I may have answered my own question. I'd only be using your brushes on the web-layout itself, not in the ads/logos/other work I do for people...
I apologize if I misunderstood anything :)
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:icondanpoolnz:
danpoolnz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Do you have a legal copyright over your brushes, or is this a private agreement between you and the user???
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes i have legal copyright, but i allow people to use them under the conditions i have laid out in my terms of usage. If people don't abide by the terms, they will be punished by copyright law.
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:icona-storywriter:
A-Storywriter Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thank you very much for the brushes.
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for the comment!
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:iconbroken-in:
Broken-In Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Just clarifying...I want to use brushes from you to design a yearbook cover for my school. When I credit you do I have to put it on the image or can I upload it to deviantart and credit you there. I personally will not be getting payment for this.
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:iconsmithschips:
Smithschips Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Say if i use some of your brushes on one of my banners on my website, is putting a link to your devianart page on a 'acknowledgements' page enough? or do i have to put 'brushes by axeraider70'at the bottom of the banner?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A mention on the acknowledgment page is fine. :)
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:iconsmithschips:
Smithschips Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good, that is what i have done :) thankyou
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:iconjomeaga:
Jomeaga Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
So are these to follow or to scroll past and know they're there?
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:iconmuffintrinity:
MuffinTrinity Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
So when you say indefinite for the license, does that mean you can end it whenever you want? Or is it just a permanent license?
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It means there is no time limit on the license, but if the license holder violates his/her license terms i have the right to revoke it.
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:iconlygiamy:
LyGiaMy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to ask this too. I want to use your samples to enter competitions but must I split the prize as it is only a a banner with my pen name on it. Thanks!
But of course, I will credit where I use.
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I can't allow this.
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:iconlygiamy:
LyGiaMy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, OK, thanks anyway. Its just really only a virtual banner.
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:iconlygiamy:
LyGiaMy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I wanted to ask if I could use the pictures you provide. Like the samples. Since I don't have PS, I can't use the brushes but may I use the samples?
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:icongndprivate:
GNDPrivate Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Can I use your brushes just to design stuff for my schoolwork/personal stuff? x)
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:iconaxeraider70:
Axeraider70 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure lol. Go for it.
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:icongndprivate:
GNDPrivate Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
thank you! :D However, I have a problem loading the brushes.My photoshop only wantss to load ABR files. what do I do? :(
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