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Easy, Poindexter — I’ve designed the FAQ’s to cover the bases. You shouldn’t have to have a PhD in Nuclear Physics in order to understand how to use your image collection — and I’ve worked hard to make the entire process as simple as possible.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions I receive. If your question is not addressed below, please feel free to contact me.
How Can I Use the Images I Purchase From You?
The creative assets I offer can be used in a multitude of ways — for labels and hang tags, artist trading cards, handcrafted cards and invitations, stationery, shower favors, bag toppers, candy wrappers, e-cards, scrapbooks, websites, Twitter backgrounds, Facebook cover graphics, and more.
What is Copyright, And Why Should I Care?
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, designating the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it — the creator may determine whether or not they require attribution if used by a third party, whether or not the work may be adapted to other forms, who may perform their work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights.
Copyright is an intellectual property form applicable to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and distinct.
Here's the bottom line:
I research vintage images that are no longer in copyright, and then I spend hours retouching, editing, and preparing them for use in your treasured creative projects. The creative assets (things like clipart collections) I offer for sale can be used without worry of any infringement issues.
You can learn a bit more about my copyright expertise here.
What is the Difference Between CMYK and RGB?
Comparisons between RGB displays and CMYK prints can be difficult, since the color reproduction technologies and properties are so different. A computer monitor mixes shades of red, green, and blue to create color pictures.
A CMYK printer instead uses light-absorbing cyan, magenta and yellow inks, whose colors are mixed using dithering, half-toning, or some other optical technique. Similar to monitors, the inks used in printing produce a color gamut that is “only a subset of the visible spectrum” although both color modes have their own specific ranges.
As a result of this, items which are displayed on a computer monitor may not completely match the look of items which are printed if opposite color modes are being combined in both mediums. When designing items to be printed, designers view the colors which they are choosing on an RGB color mode (their computer screen), and it is often difficult to visualize the way in which the color will turn out post printing because of this.
It is always recommended that you request a sample proof from your printer before you place any large print runs, in order to have the opportunity to make any necessary color adjustments. Your printer can work with you to determine the best settings for your particular project.