Intellectual Property - A Free Stone Texture

After reading the the text on Rossina's latest photo.


I noticed the tag: rosie hardy plagiarism on her photo.


This lead me to this site exposing Rosie Hardy (not RossinaBossioB) of copying other artists work. the jurry is still out on that subject


However all that got me thinking about plagiarism and intellectual property. If you want to know my views on the subject read this post on the flickr discussion about this issue. AKA "Hardygate"


As for my own work I do use a lot of textures and free photos I find on the internet. Its part of my workflow and methodology in creating my imagery. Its important that the collective knowledge on the internet is present in my work. I see it like the modern day collage. I don't clip from magazines, but rather from digital photos floating in cyberspace.


Sometimes I forget to link/credit the original texture on flickr, but I often don't remember where I got it from. I have hundreds of texture files on my computer that I have been collecting for years.


So I felt its time to give more back more to the community that has supported me. From now on I will post more free textures. If you remember or wish, link them back. I would love to see how you use them. Just don't sell my textures, or use them for commercial purposes. I don't consider personal artwork as commercial so you can sell your work if you use my textures.

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  • Josh Dean 6y

    great texture!
    thanx for sharing....

    Dos Caras (revisited in another light)
  • Temari 09 6y

    Love this texture!!! Thanks so much for sharing it. I will post a link back to you and a small sample whenever I use it.

    I also have free textures for people to use. You can check them out here:
    Temari 09

  • duiceburger 6y

    Thanks Amada, It is the most popular photo in my entire stream. :-)
    I challenge you to combine this texture with the photos in the NASA Remix Challenge 001
  • Temari 09 6y

    LOL I already thought of that too. Great minds.... :))
  • Temari 09 6y

    Hahaa... challenge met!

    Thank you for this gorgeous texture!

    I used it here:
    Do you remember me?
  • Gita Rau 6y

    Excellent texture! Thank you so much! ^___^

    Roughing It
  • Gita Rau 6y

    I got to use this again. Thank you!

    Rough CLouds
  • duiceburger 6y

    thanks for sharing gita.
  • bivoir 5y

    Wow! Amazing! I've played around with 2 of my photo's - it seems to make most photo's look like paintings!!! Thanks heaps!

    Here they are:

    Hunter Valley with Texture

    Bridge with Texture
  • Gita Rau 5y

    I used this again! ^___^

    In Black

    Thank you!
  • Mike Smith 5y

    Thanks again, this makes two of your textures I've used now for the same shoot! I appreciate you posting them and making them available for use.

  • Sincere Finchy 5y

    Thank you!

    Prayer from Heaven by ~Sincere~
  • duiceburger 5y

    hi sincere, thanks for sharing. really interesting composite. one of the best uses of the texture I've seen so far.
  • ❤ Kärleken Väntar ❤ 5y

    Martin, I threw your texture all up in one of my creepy Irish Hills photos!

    It's a Mystery... by ❤ Kärleken Väntar ❤
  • Linda Marron 5y

    i like it, very nice work!.. I would be glad to have you as my friend on flickr if you want you can add me as friend.. i have also some texture here on flickr and on my website if you want check them out. I will be glad to have your opinion about my designs also! this is my web site
    Have lovely days!
  • duiceburger 5y

    10,000 views so close! who will be the lucky winner!
  • ❤ Kärleken Väntar ❤ 5y

    What's the prize? Is it a gallon of milk or some Nilbog juice?
  • Mark Powers 4y

    Thanks for this amazing texture!!!! I will use it again!!

  • Dee Golden 4y

    Neat texture, thank you so much for sharing. I hope to put it to good use.
  • Barbara Kendrick 3y

    Beautiful and so generous of you to share
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