I’m new to the forum and new to design. (see my recent hello post!)
I come from a photography and web design background so I like to think I’m fairly familiar with license restrictions. Since I have been using stock photos (rather than just shooting them) I have an odd question. Hopefully one of you find people can help.
I’ve recently been asked to produce some book covers for Kindle books. Finding suitable base images has not been a problem. I noticed in the licensing there are clauses about alteration and presenting stock images in a manner that would be defamatory to the model.
I get this in the broadest sense - for example attaching a recognisable person to a political message.
What I am unsure of is how this is applied to potentially altering a photo - so what if you wanted to add scars or such like. Is this consider a bad move and should be avoided or is there line to be avoided?
Sorry if this sounds a bit vague - hopefully I’ve covered enough!