Can I pick out my own colors and photos for my design?

Requesting Custom Colors and Photos

When you submit a CommReq, you are able to add information about your project, which includes requests for colors and photos. Please include this information and/or stock photography links in the description of the form.

You may also upload any photos as attachments to your CommReq (when uploading these photos for printed pieces, the design team will evaluate the resolution to ensure they are suitable print quality).

In rare cases the design team reserves the right to change your design based on branding guidelines, which can be found here.

Where Do I Go to Find Pictures?

We can only use photos that are free to use or that we have paid for. Copyright is very strict on this issue and Brentwood Baptist could be fined if we use anything without permission. There are some good websites that have royalty-free images as well as some sites that we have accounts with to buy photos. You can submit a link or attach the picture to your CommReq. If we cannot use them for any reason, we will contact you.

Websites With Free Photos

Websites To Buy Photos

Using Google Images Can Cause Serious Problems!

The pictures on Google Images may not have a watermark or a price tag, but that doesn’t mean they’re up for grabs. Unless you know for certain otherwise, your safest bet is to assume that all the images you find on Google (or any other search engine) are protected by copyright law. Which means that using them without permission could result in legal action against your practice. The Internet is replete with stories of blogs and websites who infringed on copyright and found themselves in legal hot water as a result. Usually, the offenders are facing legal action over just a single photo. The number of images you use doesn’t matter. One stolen image is one too many. And the cost of infringement is steep, with bloggers and websites paying well into the thousands for photos that would have only cost them 20-40 dollars if they’d asked for and received permission first. Take a lesson from these cases. The price of infringement is simply not worth it!

Updated on March 5, 2021

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