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Dec 2015
GarryPatchett
@GarryPatchett
Dec 02 2015 15:24
Hi @aoloe . You're correct that I sometimes take a few liberties with some of the images I use but - in my (poor) defence - I do have various criteria that I use to, for example, make sure I'm not doing anything to tarnish anyone else's reputation and I do try to give proper attribution when I can. It doesn't excuse any (minor?) misuse but it does get the original art seen by more people - which is usually a good thing (I think). However, for the tutorials I do make sure that the images are free to use so that the Scribus project can't be blamed for anything. (The only exception to this free use policy is the "Monsters" image by Jason Edmistion who I got written permission from to use for that specific tutorial. In that case I would expect the copyright callout in that tutorial to be copied over to any converted version.)
GarryPatchett
@GarryPatchett
Dec 02 2015 15:44
@luzpaz The Big Lebowski poster sounds like an interesting idea but I've never seen the movie so don't get the references. From the image I get in my mind there would be a lot of work needed in other applications with Scribus just being somewhere to place stuff on the page. I would think that any "advert for Scribus" would need more work done within Scribus itself rather than a heavy reliance on other applications. Maybe I've go the wrong idea about it though. An alternative might be to create something more vector/text-based than image-based. Images could be used as appropriate but they could just be "bit players" in the whole thing. Something with the same kind of style as one of the posters here: http://www.rowthree.com/2010/03/01/smattering-of-festival-posters/ is what I'm thinking about. (It would also be good to be able to put it in a tutorial instead of just having someone looking at it. More of a "you can make this" than a "look at what you can do".)
luzpaz
@luzpaz
Dec 02 2015 17:09
@GarryPatchett
Totally agree!