The information I provide here is from Personal Experience and is not official or from the Staff or owners of Glitter-Graphics.com
If you are new and want to learn how to make graphics I will be happy to answer any questions I can. Graphics are made with computer programs such as Pant Shop Pro, Photo Shop and Photo Impact Pro. To make glitter or animated graphics you also require an animation program. I personally use Paint Shop Pro 9 with Jasc animation to make my graphics.
Many people are unaware of what is "theft" of graphics. Many people do not understand the difference between what is allowed to be done with graphics and what is not. Here are some basic out lines of what you can and can not do with graphics on the net:
Uploading graphics from one Graphics site to any other Graphics sites, is considered redistributing. Redistributing graphics with out the artist permission is STEALING!
Photo Bucket is NOT Public Domain and many of the graphics there are there without the artists permission. Many people do not realize that they should set their albums to PRIVATE to keep their Pictures and graphics from being stolen. Many do not realize that if they are collecting graphics they like in their albums they are also allowing those graphics to be stolen if their album is not set to PRIVATE. That is very unfair the the artists of those graphics because many people do not realize that PHOTO BUCKET and site like it are NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Photo Bucket is NOT a good place to get graphic resources (graphics you can use to make graphics or layouts). If you use graphics from Photo Bucket chances are that you are stealing somebody's hard work, or Personal Pictures.
If you are using graphic creation sites such as Blingee or Imikimi to "make" graphics even if you crop off the site name, it is stealing if you redistribute them by uploading those graphics to other Graphic sites. Those site are for making PERSONAL graphics for use on PRIVATE sites such a family web pages, memorial sites ect. only.
PERSONAL USE ONLY means you can use the graphics to decorate and send to friends on personal sites such as here on GG, MYSPACE, Private Family web sites and private memorial sites.
Taking a graphic and "altering" it (adding a background, frame, wording or covering over parts such as the signature tag) does not make that graphic yours, it is still stolen unless you have gotten permission from the original artist to use the graphic.
Do Not use any art that you do not know who the artist is or where it is from, and always give credit the the artist who's work you use. There are many sites on the net that provide resource artwork for making graphics. Make sur to always follow each artists ToU.
Thank You to all of my friends that have made me these wonderful graphics! I download and save EVERY graphic made for me. I have a huge amount of computer storage space :)
Please Do Not post chain letters or any type of chain mail on my page, you can loose your account if you are caught.
I appreciate my few friends here that still leave me messages and make graphics for me, I do read them and it does help to know there are still some people that care.
Hello and happy today to you! YES I am here paying you a visit that is long overdue, I have been busy teaching and working everyday, but now I am on Spring Break for the week, and the weather is not so pretty today, so it is a perfect today to come by your page. I am still a big part of GG and will always remain. I might not be here often as I was but each time I do get the chance I will be by. In the meantime between my visits, I wish you perfect days filled with sunshine and smiles, love and hugs. Be happy, stay happy and live your dreams!!! HUGGSS, Linda
Hello and yes Happy New Year from me to you. I am sorry this greeting is late, but we are just into the beginning of January so best late than not at all, right? Anyway I do hope your holiday season was all you wanted it to be and my wish for your new year is for you to be happy, healthy, be surrounded always by love, hugs, family, friends beauty, peace and love. I hope the new week will be great for you as I begin my journey come Monday back to work/school. My winter break is coming to an end and I wished I had gotten more time to be here, but time flies during the holiday season. So keep creating those beautiful graphics and hugs to you!!!
Hello and yes it is me, visiting once again while I have some time. Missing all of you while I am so onto my job at school at times I feel so overwhelmed by all of the tasks I have on a daily basis, but I love it just the same. I do really miss being here making graphics, just re did my page for the winter and am happy with it and had a blast doing it, felt good to be here again. I am back to school tomorrow after having a week off, but was running here and there doing the holiday cooking and shopping!! Got all except 2 gifts bought..I am here to say I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a wonderful new week ahead.. Keep on glittering and know I will always be here, I will never leave!!! Many hugs !!!! Linda
Hello and so sorry I have not been here. Working and teaching all week, then weekends fly by with all I need to catch up on. So please never think I left GG, I will visit as much as I can. Hoping to get time in the next weekend to make graphics, as my fav time of the year is here. So in the meantime I wish you the very best of a new week filled with love, sunshine smiles and memories!! HUGGSS
Well hello there my friend, so sorry I have not been here in a bit, but back at school teaching like crazy and enjoying this school year so much! Haley entered the 9th grade and is growing and maturing so fast, scary, but thankfully my granddaughter is a good girl. I miss all of you and am here to change my page and answer your hellos and to thank those that made me graphics in my absence. THANK YOU!!!! Well summer is almost over (lol I live in Florida, summer seems to go on and on), but the calendar says Autumn is right around the corner and that I am waiting patiently for. Love the "BER" months!!! So until we meet again, I love you, my friend s here at GG and miss you when I am not here..Just know I will never ever leave GG!!! HUGGSS
Hello and wishing you if you celebrate it a Happy 4th of July! Just wanted to say be careful. stay safe, and enjoy the day. If you do not celebrate and I know some of you do not, please have a beautiful day whatever you plan on doing tomorrow and also enjoy the rest of the week to all!! HUGGSS
Hello and happy weekend to you and yours. Well I have a little over a month left of school before I will be on summer vaca until mid August, so until then I will be here when I can and never ever think I do not think about you, for I do. I miss all of you, but love teaching!! Enjoy, make memories,love, live, smile and be happy HUGGSS!!