I found a really nice image but it says Adobe Stock on it. If I obtain it via Adobe stock service, and I modify it, can I use it as a logo for my company?
No, Stock Images may not be used as an official logo. To use as a logo it implies that you own the image rights. You only have a license to use it.
Logos need to be original artwork and you need to be able to protect it. The problem with stock image is that you do not own the design exclusivly. Please hire a graphic artist, tell him what your business is about, what kind of design you want and hi will come up with something genuine for your exclusive use only.
He may even be able to design your whole buisness look and feel. That’s a smart invest.
Can i ask a follow up question please? I want to use one of your image on Amazon as a product seller using standard licence. I want put some text around it. Can I put my company / brand name (in text) inside the image? This image will not be a logo. My company / brand name itself is the logo.