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02/19/2020 01:49:42 PM · #1
Are you permitted to use a texture, from an outside source, in extended?
02/19/2020 01:54:19 PM · #2
You may use images that do not meet the source or date requirements as textures in your entry if they function specifically as textures and not to circumvent other rules
02/19/2020 04:00:01 PM · #3
Originally posted by posthumous:

You may use images that do not meet the source or date requirements as textures in your entry if they function specifically as textures and not to circumvent other rules


Yep, this.
To elaborate, if you would use a texture that looks like clouds, for instance, and the viewer could mistake the texture for actual clouds, that is not allowed, since you'd be creating elements from an image not within dates and/or not of your making.
02/19/2020 05:38:15 PM · #4
But the question also includes "from an outside source" - so the " . . . that do not meet the source . . . requirements . . ." is intended to allow us to use texture photos taken or prepared by other people (such as textures we have purchased or downloaded for free from online), right?
02/19/2020 05:50:02 PM · #5
Yep, if an image is used as and functions as a texture, then it can be outside dates, or sourced from someone else, or both. No restriction.
02/19/2020 06:59:25 PM · #6
thanks guys..I asked this question for a friend because she is (relatively) new and unsure of the rules.
She wants to replace a background with a texture that she downloaded from a 'texture site'.
02/19/2020 07:05:50 PM · #7
Originally posted by MeMex:

She wants to replace a background with a texture that she downloaded from a 'texture site'.

"Replacing" might be an issue -- textures are usually considered a (often random) pattern laid over the image.

Message edited by author 2020-02-19 19:06:10.
02/19/2020 08:06:30 PM · #8
Originally posted by MeMex2:

thanks guys..I asked this question for a friend because she is (relatively) new and unsure of the rules.
She wants to replace a background with a texture that she downloaded from a 'texture site'.


That's a no-no, and completely different from the original question.
02/19/2020 08:12:34 PM · #9
Under Extended Editing there are many legal ways to obscure an undesirable background -- blur, other filters, color-shift, etc.

She can also shoot her own "texture" or substitute background photo and drop it in.
02/20/2020 11:33:24 AM · #10
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by MeMex2:

thanks guys..I asked this question for a friend because she is (relatively) new and unsure of the rules.
She wants to replace a background with a texture that she downloaded from a 'texture site'.


That's a no-no, and completely different from the original question.

Not necessarily replacing the background but if you lay the texture over an image and just mask in part of the image, in a sense that is replacing the background but in essence it's just a texture used at 100% in part of the image and not in other parts.
02/20/2020 12:55:07 PM · #11
A "texture" applies a pattern over an existing image.

If you can't see the original image "through" the texture then you are "replacing" the background with another image which is not legal unless you created the replacement image yourself within the submission dates.

Applying a texture through a mask to only part of the image is legal in Extended, but not legal in Standard Editing.
02/20/2020 03:16:21 PM · #12
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Message edited by author 2020-02-20 15:17:40.
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