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Darla Hallmark

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  1. You need to fill out a property release for your artwork as though it was someone else's drawing. It's silly, but that's what they want.
  2. Sounds like a scam. Did you go to your shutterstock account and see if anything had changed? Do not click any links from that email.
  3. Not having payment methods is weird. What was she doing about money for two years? Just letting Shutterstock keep it?
  4. You can't. You need to create the file in a large enough size. Check your settings.
  5. They want a translation of the words visible in the book.
  6. I wonder if Thiefy Mcthieferson should start uploading again.
  7. Great. Now I have more portfolios to check for theft of my work.
  8. Anyone can download thumbnails from any stock site without going through all those steps. What you WANT is watermarks on the thumbnails.
  9. Sometimes, you have to use the specific cord that comes with the camera. Try that.
  10. You downloaded a thumbnail. Bravo.
  11. The object is to CREATE images, not find them.
  12. It's the icons that look like naked people.
  13. Did you use any trademarked names? The name of the boat, for example. The building might be on a list of protected places. What is it?
  14. Just a note, since you didn't mention it: Only use photos you own the rights to.
  15. The auto-generated jpg previews only see the objects, not the artboard. So, they get cropped right to the edge of the design. It's Shutterstock's fault your vectors look like crap.
  16. Even with certificates, the vectors are NOT YOURS. Besides, the certificates do not specify that you can resell the images. You purchased certain rights, but not the copyright. Here's a hint: It costs way more than $4 to buy a copyright.
  17. Check the settings on your camera. You want to be taking pictures at the largest setting. At least 2000 pixels on the short side.
  18. If your brother's account was disabled, rather than yours, it may not be because you used one of his pictures.
  19. Edges are just a little zaggity. Check your export settings, you may need to anti-alias.
  20. It's the glasses. This has come up before. The design of the glasses themselves is trademarked. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be a problem, since the photo isn't of or about the glasses, but the designer (I think it was Versace) sued Shutterstock once, so now they ban them.
  21. Since, ultimately, we're here for the money, that's a top tier deal breaker.
  22. One trick I've used for an image that I really liked, but was just a tad soft, is to posterize the color only. I don't know how it works in other programs, but in Corel, I make a duplicate layer, posterize it to a level that looks good (not too intense) and set the layer to color only. Then I adjust that layer's transparency to the best appearance (usually 50% is just right) This won't fix images that are clearly out of focus, but it will sharpen marginal photos.
  23. Black and white often looks sharper than color. Reds and browns in particular bleed their luminance across edges. I have occasionally saved slightly soft focused images by reducing the saturation.
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