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This sub-forum is where you can show off your art and ask/answer questions as to how you achieved your images. You can also use threads as a live journals for your work and art projects!

Please ensure if you wish to share other member's images online, for other members to edit your work, or to use other member's art in any professional capacity or otherwise that you follow our guidelines for obtaining permission to do so:

Granting members permission using Creative Commons Guidelines:

If you are happy for the community to share/edit your original images, please ensure you post any and all specifications for sharing/editing your work using creative commons guidelines noted below:

You are free to:
  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
Under the following terms:
  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • Non Commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

How to share art from others

If you are using other users artwork/images as reference or inspiration, please ensure you follow the following guidelines. (Via this handy guide at AZCentral).

If you are publishing images that you don’t own the right to, you must give credit to its source or could be held liable for copyright infringement under 17 U.S. Code Section 501(a) of the United States copyright law. Obtaining permission from the copyright owner is necessary if you don’t find a fair-use or public domain image. It is possible for an image to be in public domain, but the subject itself may be subject to copyright, such as famous works of art, trademarked items or famous people. In this case, you must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

How to add Copyright symbols and ask Owner Permission

Step 1

Include a © symbol next to the image, along with the name of the source or “Image by (Name of Creator).”

Step 2

Create the copyright symbol by pressing "Alt" + "0169" on your keyboard’s numeric keypad in Windows or by pressing "Option" + "G" on a Mac.

Step 3

Position the image credit directly with the image when possible, or include it as part of a single "Image Credit" page.

Requesting Permission for Use

Step 1

In any instance of wanting to use PC Gamer member's images, please draft a DM of request and include the title of the publication where you plan to use the image, name of the publisher, type of publication, estimated number of copies to be printed, date of distribution, languages of distribution, territories of intended publication and what date the image is needed. PC Gamer is not responsible for ensuring copyright images of users, or that any trade, work, or image use of members is correctly executed outside of Future Publishing digital domains.

Step 2

Indicate which type(s) of use of the image you need, such as reproduction, display or modification.

Step 3

Request which formats you need the image copy provided in: Digital, print, scan or transparency. If you request a digital copy, include your preferred file format and resolution.

Step 4

Include the cost of publication or admission if copies will be sold or published in a free handout for attendees of an event, if applicable.

Step 5

Note admission cost, quantity of attendees and the event’s sponsor when using the image as part of a presentation.

Step 6

Supply a plot synopsis and use context if you intend to show the image in a movie, gif, video or television broadcast.

Please try and keep to one thread per user, and feel free to link through to portfolios and websites in your original posts.

Have fun!

The PC Gamer Community Team.
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