Sunday, November 4, 2007

Legal Usage of Graphic Identity's Free Design Box

Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity’s “Free Design Box” files:

Creative Commons License

You may not:

  • Create any hotlinking to Graphic Identity direct download URL
  • Replace my design preview image watermark with your own logo or your own watermark, as if you created the preview image yourself.
  • Redistribute Graphic Identity original zip (or rar) file on your own site, and sell them to another third party.
  • Upload Graphic Identity original zip (or rar) file on your own self hosted site, and offer my files as a download, as if you created the files yourself.

You are Free to:
  • Use Graphic Identity files in posters, website designs, cd covers, postcards, annuals, flyers, business cards, branding or any kind of design whether for personal or commercial use.
  • Take a screenshot or grab an image from one of my posts and link back to the post if you want to allow your visitors access to Graphic Identity’s ‘Free Design Box’ Files.

By using Graphic Identity’s ‘Free Design Box’ files, content, or both you agree to these terms and conditions which are subject to change without notice. Violating these terms and conditions could and will result in punishment to the maximum extent under law.

For further information, please read and understand about CC licenses before you download Graphic Identity’s ‘Free Design Box’ Files.


  1. Your work is outstanding, thank you so much for sharing. I am a bit unclear as to the terms of use however. Are you saying the brushes can be downloaded and used as a tool to create original art, and the original art can be used commercially, but the brush files themselves cannot be distributed for commercial purposes?

  2. Thank you for pointing this out :)
    Yes, correctly said. It is clearly stated that you can create design or art using the installed brush sets, but the brush files (before they are installed to your Photoshop application) are not allowed to be re-distributed or re-sold by anyways (from website, CDs or another file sharing services) unless you have our permission.

  3. Someone really decided to put on their thinking cap, great going! It’s fantastic to see people really writing about the important things.

  4. Dexter really apreciate your thought and comment :) I think, every artworks are part of intelectual property, this kind of disclosure will atleast protect them from any copyright infringements.

  5. I would also like to clarify usage of the brushes. I understand that I cannot re-distribute, sell, upload, etc...the brush files themselves> what about creating artwork with those brushes and then selling the artwork (i.e.

  6. bmcclister,
    Thank you for contacting us! Yes you are free to sell your artwork which includes Graphic Identity's brushes collection as part of decorative graphical element.
    I hope this would answer your question.

  7. Thank you so much for your generosity, the time and effort that you put in your work, and of course, for these designs, Graphic Identity! :) I really appreciate it---your corner designs might be the touch I need to create an appealing poster for a club my friends and I are thinking of starting.

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Hi Jean,
    So happy to have your comment here and that you can do something with one of our freebies. Good luck with the poster design!

  9. thank for sharing your great brushes with the world :) really appreciated! i think to use them for my logo and may be stationery and web site

  10. thanks the brushes are awesome! I am using them to create the basis for t-shirts used by starting bands in the Houston area

  11. "you are free to: [...] whether for personal or commercial use"

    Why is the CC Logo NC then?

  12. Hi there,
    Non-commercial in the CC label means that you are not allowed to redistribute Graphic Identity original zip (or rar) file on your own site, and sell them to another third party.
    It is different context as stated in here:
    "you are free to: [...] whether for personal or commercial use" ~ because it means you are welcome to use our freebies to design commercial items (publication, printed stuffs, packaging, web-graphic materials, etc.)
    I hope this information can help you understand the license of Graphic Identity free design box.

  13. Thank you so much for such beautiful and free designs. I am a beginner and really enjoy learning how to use these brushes. It is very nice that you offer them for free!

  14. Thank you very much for so generously sharing your lovely work! I think this might be just what I need to pretty up a quick little flyer I need to make for a friend's photo studio :).

  15. Thank you for the great brushes!

  16. Thank you so much for your time and effort. It is very frustrating trying to design a simple personal website and finding 1 million brushes on deviant art that you are not allowed to use for that purpose. I wish everyone was as open to sharing art and encouraging original creativity as you are.

  17. Your brushes are awesome! :)


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