Atenuant, thanks for your comment to my question on the difference of royality amounts for the same amount of credits. I contacted customer service and this was their response. It's a complicated formula:
The most common explanation is the actual credit value per each package a buyer purchases. The more credits the package has, the lower the price/credit. Each credit's value and hence royalties are now calculated at the real value paid by the buyer. For example, 8 credits purchased with the $9.99 package, will bring the contributor a reference of $1.25/credit: the royalties for a 8 credits image will vary between $3 (non exclusives, level 1) or $6 for exclusives. A $99.99 credit-package will bring the buyer 108 credits, which translates into $0.93/credit. Royalties for a 8 credits image are $2.23 (non exclusives, level 1) and $4.46 for exclusives. Add to the above the possibility of having third party downloads through our alliances program (if you're opt-in), that can also affect...(More)
A simple way to make a white background is using the dodge tool. First duplicate the image, than we select Layer - New Adjustment Layer - Curves. Than we drag the lower left graph from the lower right corner to the corner. We select the duplicate image and after select the dodge tool - range - highlight and exposure about 10 - 20 and we begin to erase the edges. You can also work with the midtones and shadows. Hope this will work for you :) Here is an example :
Many thanks for the tip! It goes well with my recent "invention": duplicate the image into a new layer, roughly select the subject, including some 50-100 pixels of the background (BG) around it. Invert and feather the selection (about half the size of the buffer-zone, i.e. 20-30 pix), then fill it in with white... After that you have to use either the dodge tool (if the BG is only greyish and needs to be made white), or airbrush the remaining buffer-zone with white with varying degree of feather, depending where you apply it - reduce the brush size as you come closer to the subject. Finally, enjoy the result! :)
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