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Are Photoshop 2020 sky replacements Royatly & copyright free to use?

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Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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Are Photoshop 2020 sky replacements Royatly & copyright free to use?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021
This question has come up before in this forum; here is the link to a thread where there are definitive answers: Does anyone know if the default sky replacements are Creative Commons for commercial use? The official answer that another member got from Adobe is in this post in that thread: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem/does-anyone-know-if-the-default-sky-replacements-are-creative-commons-for-commercial-use/m-p/12020808#M538403
@mj wrote: What I have learned is that the s
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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I couldn't find a specific license for them, but Photoshop is built for professionals. I'd be extremely surprised if Adobe would include photos that can't be used professionally in your work.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Hi Dan and MAB,
No offense to the expertise of either of you, but this answer is an assumption. I need a concrete answer to give to my accounts person. Please don't mark something as correct when it isn't verified.

And to anyone listening at Adobe, please provide some guidance on this matter asap, otherwise I can't use this exciting new function at all.

Thanks everyone.

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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I agree @Budd Tugley. Typically Adobe is good about stating licensing terms, but I have looked for a license and have not been able to find one yet. I recommend contacting Adobe's Support directly as they may be able to refer you to the specific licensing terms.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Thanks Dan!

 

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Don't forget that you can use your own if you're leery about using the skies Adobe provides.

 

I'm pretty sure that the provided ones are royalty-free. We ACPs had a discussion about this not too long ago; whoever made the provided skies gave permission for their use, much like how the templates under the New dialog can be used worry-free. (And if I also recall, some of the skies were provided by none other than Russell Brown.)

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Thanks War Unicorn! Yes, my workaround has been to load a sky into the sky replacement module. And thanks for the inside scoop on the photographer.

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Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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This question has come up before in this forum; here is the link to a thread where there are definitive answers:

Does anyone know if the default sky replacements are Creative Commons for commercial use?

 

The official answer that another member got from Adobe is in this post in that thread:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem/does-anyone-know-if-the-default-sky-replacements-...

 

@mj wrote:

What I have learned is that the sky images are royalty-free. Sky Presets may be used in commercial work just like stock images and shapes/brushes. You just are not allowed to bundle and resell them.


 

Although Adobe staff don’t normally answer directly in this forum, this is still a good place to ask that question, because some of the volunteer users know where to get the answer, and sometimes they get it faster than if you had called Adobe support.

 

Ultimately this is not a new question because Photoshop already includes a lot of graphics content that you can use in projects such as fonts, clip art, templates, brushes, and such; and replacement skies fall under the same rules: They are available for use royalty-free..

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Thanks @Conrad C ! I knew Adobe had to have a license somewhere.


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