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Icon Submission Rules

Discussion in 'Rules & Information' started by Hive Workshop, Oct 30, 2012.

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    • Submissions must bear a fitting title (e.g. a submission titled "Elephant" with an icon depecting a tree will not be approved). Submissions must also have a bordered 64x64 BTN image of the icon as the preview.

    • Icons must have decent quality. To help improve your submission, refer to the 2D Art Tutorials forum.

    • Icons must have the standard WC3 borders to be approved. Button Manager can help you do this with ease.
    • Icons have to be at least 50% freehand work. Filter works, recolors and copy-pasting of other artworks are not considered freehand content.
    • Icon tracing is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, applying outlines over existing artwork layers; applying existing artwork over the complete icon and using filter effects and layer settings to enhance the icon's details, light sources or shadows; and drawing/coloring over existing artwork and using filters and layer settings to change the appearance of the former to make it look drawn. It is not considered tracing if you draw by looking at reference images - drawing over them is tracing.

    • Uploading an icon that is purely a screenshot fitted for a specific model, skin or spell in any of their respective sections is not permitted. You must "Edit" the bundles of the corresponding resource and add the icon there.
    • Unedited icons from a Blizzard Entertainment universe are allowed, but the author will be set solely as Blizzard Entertainment. Before uploading the icon, please check with the Blizzard Entertainment resources to see if it has already been uploaded. Icons accessible from the World Editor will not be approved.
    • Edited icons from a Blizzard Entertainment universe must include the original icon in the description. If they are decent quality (e.g. strictly not a recolour), they can be approved with Blizzard Entertainment set as a co-author.

    • Stealing artwork, or in other words, CnP (Copy and Paste), is prohibited - these resources will not be approved and will result in punishment, if done continuously.

    • Icons that are slightly edited from other icons should be not uploaded seperately. They should be included in the same bundle of the original icon.

    • Only artwork created by yourself may be uploaded, unless the original author has allowed you to upload their work. If the latter, provide proof of permission in the description.

    • All submissions must follow the General Resource Rules.
     
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