FuriousFotog does not use* AI-generated (aka machine-learned) artwork when creating premade or custom covers.
Furious Fotog does not accept Client-provided AI Artwork (see below in "Why This Stance?").
Furious Fotog relies on Client declarations to affirm no AI has been used.
Furious Fotog does use several AI-powered tools in its workflows and Toolkit service, such as but not limited to Photoshop's Neural Filters, Topaz Labs Sharpen AI, Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI, and Anthropics Portrait Pro.
Furious Fotog does not use* machine-learned/AI-generated artwork such as that from Midjourney, DALL-E, Craiyon, Stable Diffusion, etc.
*Furious Fotog does not knowingly use AI-generated (aka machine-learned) artwork in the capacity that this brand does not generate such artwork itself, and strives to find stock photo and vector assets that have not been made using AI. The latter half of this statement relies on declarations made by and transparency from other creators, who may falsify such affirmations upon uploading to stock photo websites. In these cases, Furious Fotog will assist Clients in contacting appropriate representatives at the stock photo companies, who shall, in turn, seek corrective action from the asset provider.
Having trouble determining if something is generated by AI? This guide may be able to help you!
In keeping with this brand's Visions, Values, and Ethics, it is important for Furious Fotog to support others in the community of creatives. It is my view that the use of machine-generated (AI) images is not something that helps our community, despite being a remarkable and incredible breakthrough. In my view, it is more harmful to this industry, individual professions, and the economy at large.
While using such systems lift gatekeeping and enable everyone to participate in generating art, it is Furious Fotog's view that something is lost in translation when the human element is not present during the actual creation process. For there to be meaning in a piece (or lack thereof), there is a requirement of emotion, feeling, and life experiences - something that cannot be found in an algorithm designed to take a line of text and use it to stabilize noise so it looks like the elements mentioned. Elements, mind you, that come from billions of improperly licensed (stolen) images fed into the system. There is no way the generators would know how to make Marvel's Spiderman from the "spider man" prompt, and not some man-sized spider monster with eight legs, without having stolen copyrighted material.
Also, frankly, generating images in this manner and in 30 seconds requires no investment in skill or time, despite claims that prompts are well-crafted, the results are still results of an algorithm that has zero human decision-making.
Commercial licensing from the AI generator's company is not valid, as it only grants permission from the generator company and not the copyright holder(s). In fact, the output from AI generators cannot be copyrighted, even with further manipulation, as determined by the US Copyright Office with Zarya of the Dawn (Registration # VAu001480196.
"Based on the record before it, the Office concludes that the images generated by Midjourney contained within the Work are not original works of authorship protected by copyright. See COMPENDIUM (THIRD) § 313.2 (explaining that “the Office will not register works produced by a machine or mere mechanical process that operates randomly or automatically without any creative input or intervention from a human author”). Though she claims to have “guided” the structure and content of each image, the process described in the Kashtanova Letter makes clear that it was Midjourney—not Kashtanova—that originated the “traditional elements of authorship” in the images.”
⚠️ NOTE! The price includes a paperback file OR a hardcover file. If you are in need of an additional file (in most cases adding a hardcover), there is an additional fee of $30 for this service.
⚠️ NOTE! IF YOUR PAPERBACK WILL BE PRINTED ON INGRAM SPARK, IT IS UP TO YOU TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR DESIGN TEMPLATE (PNG FORMAT) TO ME. There is an additional $25 fee for this service.
*The client may be invoiced for font licenses if new/exotic fonts are required.
For each physical book file - the package includes one:
The final PDF file is CMYK color and is PDF/x-1a:2001 compliant.
⚠️ NOTE! The package price includes a paperback file OR a hardcover file.
⚠️ NOTE! IF YOUR PAPERBACK WILL BE PRINTED ON INGRAM SPARK, IT IS UP TO YOU TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR DESIGN TEMPLATE (PNG FORMAT) TO ME as it requires your ISBN and other formatting information.