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:love: Lovely Stock images from all over dA!

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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
    Stock images, textures, brushes, premades & cut-out stock
    • ...give credit (with a link back here)
    • me what you've created (via note or comment)
    • ...redistribute my stock/brushes as it is (no repacks either!) - link people here instead -- my stock is not to be redistributed as part of tutorials packages!!!
    • ...create stock from my stock (incl. brushes, premade backgrounds)
    • ...upload your manips of my stock to the photography section - you did not take the picture, I did!
      YOU CAN...
    • ...use my stock for commercial use, incl. prints, book/cd covers, commissions etc - but excluding stock premades for sale!...
    • as long as you
    • more than minor adjustments (change colors, use filters, remove phone lines) - i.e. if it's your art you're selling, I'm perfectly fine - if you're trying to sell my photos, I'm not.
      YOU CAN ALSO...
    • ...use my stock to practice retouching/overpainting (i.e. minor adjustments, not full manips) as long as you keep to the rules above and upload to an appropriate category, for example Digital Art > Miscellaneous or your Scraps - NOT anywhere in Photography (you did not take the picture after all)! You are not allowed to sell retouches!
    • ...use my stock for reference in traditional art.
    • ...use my stock to illustrate webzines/news articles
    • ...create website layouts or dA journal layouts
    • ...use my stock in all kinds of personal projects
    • ...use my stock off dA (incl. ponybox, forums, etc)
      No need to ask! - just keep with the rules above especially concerning commercial use and all's good!

    Journal CSS
      If you use them, use them as they are or completely (!) exchange the images for your own. I put a lot of effort into my css and it stings when people tear the design apart to start mixing and matching my images with their own or those of other css creators. You can use the code as a basis for your own, but the images are not yours to drag through Photoshop - they are not stock! Also, please don't use the images individually for example as module backgrounds - you can only use them within the css.

      My tutorials are all (c) kuschelirmel-stock - I provide them for free because I believe in giving back to the community the help that I got when I started out. But that does not mean I want them redistributed and reprinted/copied all over the place. It takes lots of time to make them, so let me at least have the possibility to see all reactions first hand! I will not agree to translations, mostly because I cannot check if the translation is any good if I don't speak the language. Sorry, English only!

    I'm a process engineer who loves to create photomanips in her free time. My art account can be found at kuschelirmel. Here on my stock account, you'll find all sorts of resources from stock images to textures to tutorials. I don't have many rules when it comes to the usage, but I have a few and I expect you to take the time to read them if you download and use my stock.

    If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me via note or e-mail: kuschelirmel<at>

    Tools of the Trade
    • Nikon D90 with the following lenses: 18-105 mm, 70-300 mm, 105 mm Macro
    • Photoshop CS5 Extended
    • Coffee & Chocolate!


I've been Featured or Mentioned
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hosted by kuschelirmel-stock

I haven't had a contest in a while and, well, it's simply time to have one again :D However, due to my personal time constraints it's not one with lots of judges, instead the only judge will be me.

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(nothing else, sorry)

Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.

You can learn more about photomanipulation here - maybe you'd like to give it a try!?

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January 1st 2015
, 11:59 pm German Time (= Central European Time - CET)
:pointr: Countdown

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Please read carefully! - not following the rules will lead to rejection of your entry!

  • You need to
    use at least 1 of my stock images
    in a way that I do not need to go looking for it with a magnifying glass. In addition, you can use any of my brushes or textures as well as more of my or other people's stock.
  • Your entry has to be
    created exclusively for this contest
    , uploaded to dA after the starting date and before the deadline. Exclusively means: no entering into multiple contests with this entry, just this one.
  • You need to
    state in the artist's comment that it is an entry for this contest
    , preferably with a link to this journal and my icon / username listed.
  • All stock needs to be
    legal and properly credited
    in the artist's comment. For example, if you are using premades / pre cut stock / brushes etc. where the creator has not used their own stock (which should be noted in the artist's comment), it is your responsibillity to make sure the original stock providers (which need to be noted in the artist's comment in that case, too) are okay with this kind of use and to credit them, too, if they require so! Premades/brushes etc. (i.e. anything clearly made from other stock) that you use need to state the stock source to be considered legal (if their own images were used, this needs to be stated, too)! Please read this article for more information on copyright.
  • While it is not a legal requirement in most cases, as contest host
    I still need direct links to all stock images
    used for your contest entry to make my life easier when accepting/rejecting entries based on their legitimacy. If you do not want to make the direct links public by adding them in your artist's comment, please add them in your entry note. 

You can enter as often as you like, but you can only win once :aww:

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How to enter & Entries

Send a note
with your entry titled "Kuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest Entry" (or something to that effect) before the deadline ends. I will add your entry to the Contest Collection when it is accepted.

Latest Entries:

Celestial by TheDreamBelow Memories Beneath The Balcony by ArtSail On The Pier by AmazingPopsicle

...more in the Contest Collection!

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There is only one judge, me, kuschelirmel-stock - no one else :aww:

I will be looking for creativity and technical skill both, so while it is permissible according to contest rules to use premades and pre-cut stock, you may want to think twice about if that really shows off your skills ;)

As I said above, I don't have the time any more to coordinate something with lots of judges. And I am not going to have a poll, because the same people always win there anyway for popularity reasons. Even if you say "don't ask for votes" there's always some people doing it anyway (and if not publicly then via notes - pathetic really, but that's the way some folks seem to tick). If you try to disqualify someone for cheating, all you get is shouted at. So no more polls for my contests / challenges.

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1st Place:

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

Honorable Mentions:

For All Winners:

... as well as features for the winners and honorable mentions from avyvakuschelirmel and kuschelirmel-stock

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If you want to donate something,

I am happy to have your prizes of course, but I do have a request in terms of what is offered: please choose between offering points and/or exclusive stock and/or a feature. If you choose to offer a feature, do NOT just copy the winner's announcement journal and that's it. No llamas! No digital art downloads. No "custom manips". No "you're awesome-stamps".

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Some Examples of Stock from my Gallery

Geothermal Zone 06 by kuschelirmel-stock

Purple Flowers by kuschelirmel-stock Alpine Lake - Tree - Mountains by kuschelirmel-stock Storm Front 04 by kuschelirmel-stock Adam Mickiewicz Monument + Cloth Hall 01 by kuschelirmel-stock

Winter is Coming (06) by kuschelirmel-stock

<da:thumb id="335863886"/> Fairie Forest Premades by kuschelirmel-stock Stained Glass Window I by kuschelirmel-stock Roses Cut Out - Premium Stock by kuschelirmel-stock 

Browse for more here.

There is a lot of stock in my gallery that has seen little to no use - it would be great to see some of that used now. Also, there are some images that have been used over and over in a similar fashion - which is a good thing (any use is great!), but for this contest, maybe you can use those images in a way no one has done before?

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Happy Manipulating!




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VeroniqueThomas Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I used your stock here :…
Thank you :hug:
Alienesse-Stock Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you so much for supporting my stock, especially the :+devwatch: :iconflowersplz:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:frail:Thank you for the favorites..!
FUELEDBYAPOCALYPSE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
I used your cloud stock photos for a school assignment in web development, they will not be uploaded though. I will still credit you on the ''webpage''. Thank you.
black-cat16-stock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Hi, you have been featured here: [LINK].
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