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Darla Hallmark

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  1. I don't know what program you are using, but there should be a way to set the nodes to asymmetric, which is easier to adjust after you have drawn the shapes. Look for controls that affect the properties of the nodes and lines.
  2. Learning to draw is what other artists do. Either study and learn, or don't do it.
  3. Let's have a look at the image. Maybe you missed something.
  4. I'm not going to try to find out who gets grants, because I'm sure it will piss me off.
  5. I know this seems like a dumb thing to ask, but was the photo sold as editorial?
  6. Creatives understand the pain of not having their work appreciated. As word gets around that Shuttertock treats their contributors badly, fewer creatives will be willing to spend their money there.
  7. When microstock began, many professional photographers got on board because they already had hundreds, or even thousands, of images ready to go. That was how I got into it.
  8. So long as agencies are racing to the bottom, trying to attract customers with low prices, professional contributors will be demotivated. Selling stock used to require a honed craft, now all it requires is naïveté and a camera of some sort. When such contributors can crowd out individuals who are willing to work hard to produce good content, and care about earnings... well, we'll just go elsewhere. The wal-mart model agencies will thrive on small portfolios from people who are happy enough to see a sale, and not actual profit. I don't see that changing any time soon.
  9. Crop off the black lines on the sides, and resubmit.
  10. Sometimes the overall design of the object is trademarked. Let's have a look at the image.
  11. One of the reasons I don't sell on Shutterstock is that they don't make it clear whether or not this use is allowed. Selling on a POD site is essentially "re-selling", and should only be allowed with a rather expensive license.
  12. Are these dimensions the size of the image, or the size of the artboard? It's the artboard that must be large enough, and your image needs to fit inside of that.
  13. I am in the process of notifying 99designs. I have gotten to the part where they send a response indicating they didn't actually READ my email, and I reply, repeating my message. I don't know why everyone does support this way.
  14. He's elsewhere... https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/208583193/astanto
  15. I see Shutterstock still doesn't care about duplicate and similar images, either. (from phanria's portfolio) http://kinkyspot.com/assets/variety.jpg
  16. I do know that a made up name is acceptable, it's the same as using placeholder text. These aren't made up names, though.
  17. Calibrating your monitor makes it possible for you to see when they are not. Which, hopefully, can help you make better pictures by giving you a clearer idea of what you are currently producing.
  18. Ah. So it's bad behavior either way. I looked through the entire portfolio, and I can see you are right. There are a few photos at the very end that are evidently Astrex 13's own work. They're beginner quality, and don't show any sense of design or composition which one would expect from someone who can produce the logo designs.
  19. If you upload many videos that are rejected, Shutterstock will limit the number you can upload. Try improving the quality of your videos.
  20. Could it merely be that Astrex 13 participates in a lot of 99designs contests?
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