Basically, we were debating if it's ok to use other's c4d's/brushes in your sig, and still call it your own. We were also debating if you can call an image manip your own work.
IMO, A good indicator to show whether or not a sig is 100% yours, is asking yourself "Can I sell my sig?"
Can Ryan sell his sig? No, he uses someone else's c4d's
Can Zimmer sell his sigs? No, he uses someone else's picture
Can Bernadictus sell his London 2012 logo? Yes, he made it himself from scratch
I understand that you could think "wth, the photographer only used a split second to take that image, even I can do that - Why can't I just use his?", which is true, but you have to remember that the photographer has probably taken 100s of images to find that perfect lighting, or that perfect angle. Photographers are also artists!
I think we all agree that it is ok to take other images, brushes and C4d's and use them in our sigs, as long as it is 1) not for sale or 2) not a competition entry at the hard-core GFX site, as Zimmer pointed out.
The question is, when can we say that the sig is ours?
Last edited by Jenspm (2007-06-24 10:43:56)