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Icon Creation, Usage and Licensing
08-06-2013, 10:11 PM (This post was last modified: 08-06-2013 10:14 PM by Deersigner.)
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Information Icon Creation, Usage and Licensing
Just a legal note for all you budding theme designers! All icons (more than 700 sets created over 8 years!) used in our themes are lovingly created and owned by Basking Deer and you are not allowed to use them in paid or free content in any way, sorry. Licensing options are available though if you want to use a set of icons inside a paid piece of content.

Why are we restricting free content? Well a free theme will be put on "free" sites where others will think they have legal right to extract and use those icons... even though you didn't intentionally want to give them away, the copyright gets obscured this way.

We know it sucks, be we also know the joy you get from creating your first set of icons! It's not that hard, there are some good places like where you can buy icon sets, just combine them with a background and colour styling of your choice and there you go! We used Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash in the creation of our icons. Though if you wanted you could create these icons all using free software: Illustrator > Inkscape, Photoshop > Gimp, Flash - well we just used it because we draw quickest in it, not necessary!
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