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#1 of 2 Old 11-03-2010, 12:25 PM - Thread Starter's Avatar
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Can I use a fabric as the background on a shop banner?

I still haven't set up my etsy shop because I don't know what to do about this.
I just hired someone to just make the banner for me. I am confused about using a photograph since the banner is so long and narrow. But he said to email him "some stuff," so I guess I need to think of something. I can't draw and I wonder if I can take a close shot of a fabric to use as the background behind my shop name.

Is that legal? Would it be a bad idea?

I feel lost sometimes, lol, and that's why my shop is still not up yet.
I guess I need to go and look at other ppls banners and see what they are using. Someone please tell me whether it would acceptable and/or stupid to try this idea of a patterned fabric as the background...please and thank you.

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If the fabric is copyrighted (check the selvege) then I'd guess not. But he may be able to recreate the pattern of it graphically to fit your store style.

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