Copyright of Scanned Art turned into Photoshop Brushes, etc?

Question by Carolina: Copyright of Scanned Art turned into Photoshop Brushes, etc?
In sites like Deviantart, some people make photoshop brushes from the illustrations or photos of books and offer them for download and even charge for them sometimes.
Sometimes they also make brushes out of images from anywhere on the internet (“I made these brushes from images I found on google”). As if google was synonym for free, public owned images!

Isn’t it wrong to make brushes from book illustrations/photos and then offer them as photoshop brushes/textures/stock images?

Or is it ok for people to use them as long as they intervene them like Roy Lichtenstein did the comic book vignetes he blew up on canvas and painted?

Answer:

Answer by Nahum
It probably depends on whether the original artist gives others license to modify their work.

Seems the end result of using such brushes is to simplify the process of adapting others’ work, which would likely fall under fair use laws. However, the responsibility for this doesn’t lie with the brush maker.

I don’t agree with those that charge for such brushes, unless they specifically have permission from the original artist. (You should probably report these to dA.)

Any places to get photoshop brushes without violating copyright rules?

Question by DarkBlue: Any places to get photoshop brushes without violating copyright rules?
I want to get some gimp/photoshop brushes, and use them to make some artwork, but i want to post my artwork on a website. I asked people on DeviantArt for permission to use their brushes, but i never get a response back. So is there any place besides DeviantArt to get brushes, where i don’t have to ask permission to use there brushes? I will cite where i got the brushes if i ever use them in my artwork.

Best answer:

Answer by anqi
Generally, when you download brushes from DeviantArt, you don’t have to ask for permission to use them. I would read the individual terms of use on each brush, and definitely give credit when you use them, but unless it specifically says that you can’t post artwork using their brushes on other websites, you don’t really need to ask permission.
Otherwise, here’s some other sites to download brushes (some link back to deviantart, though)
http://www.noupe.com/photoshop/1000-free-high-resolution-photoshop-brush-sets.html
http://www.brushking.eu/
http://missm.paperlilies.com/01_brushes.html

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Q&A: Question about photoshop brushes and copyright issues.?

Question by Kama: Question about photoshop brushes and copyright issues.?
Say I download some brushes for photoshop. Then I use them to create posters and graphics for contests and such. Is that legal? I know nothing about anything having to do copyright stuff. Am I required to give credit to every person I downloaded every brush I used?

Best answer:

Answer by Misfit
As long as you recieved permission from the people who created the brushes it’s fine. Go to Deviantart.com and check out those brushes if you need more.

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