The legal says I can get written consent from the artist, but how do I contact them to do this?
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The regulations are quite clear as shown on this page. There is no way for you to contact the Contributor and negotiate a different license.
No, and this isn't a small technical/legal issue to overcome. A picture is "editorial only", not because of a random decision, but because it contains elements that are (or might be) subject to IP law: copyright, trademarks etc. This could be logos, products, artworks, buildings, cars, shoes, clothes, anything made by humans. A new grant of license could not overcome the IP law, and using such an image in a commercial way could lead to lawsuits.
Actually, I'm very interested when you say "The legal says I can get written consent from the artist,"
Where does it say this? Because it would be a great mistake if Adobe said that. If YOUR legal team say this, then you have to tell them it is not possible.
You can't. Illustrative editorials contain logos or other elements that would need a property release.
And you can't contact artists.
The legal says I can get written consent from the artist (...)
Who is that legal…?