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.
There is some really great info on graphic making here:
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!! Whew what a week I had, so busy at school with the kids, but loving every moment I teach them!! So enjoying the weekend at my home, but taking time to come by to say hello. I may not be on here all the time but I am busy behind the scenes at GG helping out our GG members!! Well I guess my winter is over here in Florida for the weather is warm and well the air filled with pollen,so it is that time of the year again, the days are longer and warmer!! So my wish for you and yours is to enjoy a new week!!! HUGGSS
Hello and happy weekend!! Hope your week went well for you and yours and that your weekend will be pleasant and filled with sunshine, smiles & laughter!! Remember take advantage of every day and every moment in it. Make it a great one with everlasting memories!! HUGGSSSS,
Hello and hope this day is a beautiful one for you!! Here in Florida it is gorgeous, sunny skies, cool breeze and well just amazing weather!! I am off for a full week, Spring break, so no school all next week and I am so looking forward to time for me and no clock watching. LOL. In the meantime I wish you a pleasant new week ahead!! Enjoy life and do not forget to take time for you!! HUGGSSS
Hello and hope this weekend was a pleasant one for you and yours!! Mine with Kenny was fabulous!!! Working in our many gardens and all ready to also paint my living room and hallway.. Time to for anew look..In the meantime, wishes for a beautiful new week!!! HUGGSS
Hello and I do hope you are enjoying your today! Beautiful today in my neighborhood, sun shining and a beautiful breeze, windows open and listening to the birds singing!! SPRING is coming!!!! Uploaded 2 new graphics!! Worked outside a bit in my gardens which I am re-doing for the spring and summer. So much to do, but taking it one garden at a time!! Wishing you a super and beautiful sun shining sort of week!! HUGGSSSS
Hello and here to wish you and yours a Happy Valentine's day a bit early and a pleasant new week. I am so busy it seems all the time now due to my teaching here and there and not to mention my own life. Found time today to make and upload some new graphics..Well hope life is treating you well. HUGSS!!!!!
Hello on this Super Bowl Sunday!! Beautiful day in my neighborhood, gorgeous sunny cool day!! Perfect for the 2 mile walk Kenny and I did this morn!! Here to say enjoy your today and wishing you a fabulous new week!! HUGGSSS,
Hello and wishing you a very happy today! Sorry am not visiting like I should but I am here behind the scenes at GG making sure all is aok with everything and everyone!! I had a fabulous week last week, substituting for 8th, 9th science kids and then 3rd graders!!! Keeps me busy and energetic!! Loving it all!! In the meantime I send my warm wishes to you for a pleasant week filled with sunshine and smiles!!! xoxox
Hello and happy new week.. Wow we are already heading into mid January.. Where does the time go to?? Enjoy your today and take the time to spend every moment you can smiling, laughing and loving life!!! Love seeing the gorgeous new uploads from lots of our GG members!!HUGGSS
Hello, here to wish you a very happy weekend!!! Winter weather has swept across the states (Robbie, enjoy your warm New Zealand weather) and the cold is making its way to me (YAY)..So make the best of your weekend and hugs to you!!!