Saturday, July 30, 2011

New! Collage Background Freebie--Steampunk Style!

Winding up our month of fun with the Gingersnap Creations theme of Steampunk, we now include a brand new background for you.
This one we hope will bring a smile. And isn't it just right for layering, glazing, playing around with? Just enough room for playing with the theme your own way.
We doctored it a bit, starting with a change-up to its colorway, then added our own brand of fun to the overall theme using a few of the Digital Brushes from our favorite freebie brush site, Obsidian Dawn.
Below, you'll find our example, set at 96 dpi (digital pixels/ inch). For those of you new to the scene around here, you may want something a little finer in quality than this example. For that, you've only to click on the word "HERE" next to the phrase including "Download" in order to find the same artwork for your use at 300dpi instead. The difference is essential, especially once the work is in process.
Those of you used to the routine--you know what the difference is, don't you? ;)
Happy Creativity!

Due to the nature of the content of this collage background, it is not copyright free.
Please be aware that to sell it, even if you update it or make it more snazzy or fancy, that to do so would infringe international copyright laws.
Thank you. 

Collage Background: "Steampunk Airship Show"

Downloadable Version HERE

Primary Image (prior to much fiddling by us)
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons


Ann said...

thanks so much Rose!!!
:) :)

Lotus said...


Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Rose,

That is one cool airship.
I like looking at the
steampunk stuff.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Plush Possum Studio said...

Ann: What's shakin', sister?
It's always so good to have feedback from a friend. You've always encouraged us and this is much appreciated.
Play and have lotsa fun!
;) ;)

Plush Possum Studio said...

Lotus: And so are you!
Thanks for the delightful comment. One word was all that was necessary to make me smile.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi Stephanie!
Thank you for your kind words of praise for our little project.
I love a good airship myself!
Hope to join you in the pink one Saturday in the coming month.

SusieJ said...

Fabulous! Thanks. :)
Hugs xx

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi SusieJ!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you'll have lots of fun with this one!

Paul Thornton said...

Hey there, been looking for some suitably steampunk type images for a game I'm working on. At the moment I'm just getting together a proof of concept set and rule book, so won't be using it commercially, but I was just wondering if I could use this image for now? With luck I'll be putting the game in front of other people who might want to produce it, in which case I'll make sure they know where all the art came from and can arrange to pay you for your work. At the moment, though, it's just me sat in front of a PC trying to get this game off the ground with no money and bugger all artistic talent...

Plush Possum Studio said...

We hardly have the time to stop over here these days, so our apologies for not having moderated comments for such a long time!
We'd love nothing better than to help you out here. However, this site is devoted to freebies, and as such falls under a different set of rulings regarding copyright.
If your game is to be sold online or elsewhere, then you'd have to get the permission and/or licensing from anyone whose digi brushes we used in the making of this image. Oftentimes, people are content to have their names included in credits, but there are times when they want to generate a little cash while still retaining credit for their work.
If we offer you this image for free here at our studio's website, then anyone may use it if it is to likewise be offered as a freebie by them. That's because we do not currently have any licensing for the digi brushes used.
The freebie market is an interesting one. Some of the time, imagery can be used in for sale items that has been generated as free. However, the digi brushes being used do contain copyright-able material, and thus you will have to use the links provided in order to request permission from the various artists.
Also, the source of the image upon which the finished work is built could come into question were copyright laws to change, as they may well at some point. This is a disputable set of laws, always in flux. As we recall, it was provided by the NYPL image bank,. Hopefully, that is correct.
This is actually a factor that stopped us from selling a game board design here or at etsy a few years ago.
The question remains: if a bit of ephemera has no copyright date, and yet a photo or scanned copy is made of it, does that mean the scanned photo belongs to the scanner?
NYPL owns much of the basis of what we have posted here. At their image bank is much to be admired. Some of it is very useful.
If our source turns out to have been Wiki Commons, then the rules shift slightly.You'd have to access their website to check. To tell you the truth, I haven't really taken the time to research it. Part of the problem lies in a failed computer in which all our current stock is still secreted. Our current studio machine still can't measure up to the performance level of the former one.
Sorry this is so lengthy.
Just wanted you to know what the policy is in such matters as you asked about.
Take care

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