How Stationery Designers Can Use Styled Stock Photography with Simply Jessica Marie

February 17, 2017

How Stationery Designers Can Use Styled Stock Photography with Simply Jessica Marie

Stationery Designers, this is for you!

Are you a stationery designer who is unsure of how to easily and professionally display your designs on stock images? Well, you're in luck! Our sweet, talented friend Jessica of Simply Jessica Marie has created a tutorial just for you! Follow along as she shows you her step-by-step process of how she uses SC Stockshop styled desktop photos to display her stationery designs on Instagram, in her shop, in her portfolio, and on her blog.

She covers frequently asked questions from what file size and dimensions to use, how to layer and arrange stationery and envelopes to make them look natural, how to add drop shadows to your designs to make them look realistic and blend in seamlessly with the styled stock image, how to save your designs for web, and more!

A huge thank you to Jessica for creating this tutorial! We hope you find it as helpful as we did! 
 
Now go grab an image from the SC Stockshop and head on over to Jessica's tutorial to practice your skills!
XOXO,
The SC Team


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THE SERIOUS LEGAL STUFF

With this transaction Buyer acknowledges that the purchase comes with a non-exclusive limited use license so that the Purchaser may use the image for personal or professional use in the normal course of Purchaser's business.

Purchaser may crop the image and overlay the image with text or pdfs of product designs as fits Purchaser's needs, but Purchaser may not otherwise alter, edit or manipulate the image.

Shay Cochrane remains the sole and exclusive owner and holder of the copyright in the image and the Purchaser may not sell, lease, loan, transfer, assign, or give away the image or a derivative thereof or otherwise allow a third-party to use the image in any way.

The Purchaser may not use SC Stockshop images to promote styling related workshops, webinars, classes, how-to-style blog posts or newsletters, or any styling related training.

NOW, IN PLAIN ENGLISH

These images have been designed to become a part of your branding just like a logo or font choice.

As an entrepreneur yourself, you know how frustrating and discouraging it can be when people misuse, steal, giveaway or alter your work. With that in mind, please don't change the colors or move the props around - it just doesn't look as good (and infringes on the usage terms)!  

Feel free to crop the image any way that you want and overlay it with text or designs to help you to promote your brand and sell more products!  

By purchasing the image you are agreeing not to give the image (or a part of the image) away to anyone else in ANY way even if you turned it into a beautiful free e-book cover, or snazzy desktop screen savor.

It would also be just plain wrong to re-sell the image in any form such as turning it into an art print or including it in a website or other template design.  

Lastly, using an SC Stockshop image to sell your styling course, webinar or other styling related training is sort of false advertising. Show them the styling that YOU have done so that they know exactly what they are in for and can get excited!  This is not meant to scare you.  

If you have any questions or concerns about the legal use of our images please don't hesitate to shoot us an e-mail! We don't bite!