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For personal use and non-profit use (such as Girl Scouts, Red Cross or Temple Bet-El) yes.  Though donations are wonderful!  Remember any usage of my graphics requires acknowledgment of this web site.  If it is a web site or e-mail you are using the graphics or clip art on, then a live link must be placed on the page where the graphics appear.

If the graphics are used for a business or are being used for anything with the intention of receiving money (on-line or off-line) then a donation is requested.  The minimum suggested donation is $1 per individual graphic or $10 per themed web set.

No.  Those are part of the set I designed exclusively for this site and is part of my personal corporate logo.
Absolutely!  If you add a wonderful description or accolades to the text link I will give you even more kudos!  If you are substituting a text link for a logo, the minimum requirement for the link is for it to be at the very bottom of the page and no tinier than this:

Graphics courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

Any that appear on this web site.  Pick one that suits your site.  You may also use a text link if you prefer.  Here is a generic one for you to save and use if you like:

CCG logo
Put this into your .html file.  Be sure to change the items in green to reflect the image you are using for the logo!

<p><center><a href="http://graphics.elysiumgates.com"><img src="whicheverlogo.jpg" alt="Thanks goes to Crystal Clouds for these graphics!  Be sure to visit the site!" style="width: 549px; height: 144px;"></center><p>
Certainly, under three conditions:
  1. That you are using this as the design for your business card and not as a registered logo.
  2. That you are gracious and make the requested minimum $10 donation.
  3. That on the back of your business card, in tiny print appears:
Graphics courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics:
http://graphics.elysiumgates.com

I take it as a compliment that you would like to.  Please be sure, at the bottom of the email to place a live text or logo link to my site.
E-mail me about the exact graphic you wish to have.  If  I agree to you acquiring the specific design the charge will be $200 for me to take that graphic off my site for your use.  I have no way of knowing who else may have already used the graphic and therefore you have no control over it being seen elsewhere.  In general, the best plan if you need to have a graphic for you business that is unique and exclusively yours, is to have it custom designed.  I do custom logos.
Oh thank you!

If you wish to donate money on-line you can use Pay Pal.  Just go to PayPal.com and click the tab that says "Send Money."  Please send your Pay Pal donation to mail@kytheraann.com)

If you wish to donate money off-line (U.S. currency only) please mail your check or money order to:

Crystal Cloud Graphics
24 Rustling Pine Trail
Black Mountain, NC 28711

I request a nominal donation for commercial application of my graphics.  If the graphics are used for a business or are being used for anything with the intention of receiving money (on-line or off-line) then a donation is requested.  The minimum suggested donation is $1 per individual graphic or $10 per themed web set.

I do not watermark my graphics or go after you legally if you do not donate, this is strictly on the honor system.  But I do think of it as artistic shoplifting if you don't acknowledge the source of the graphics.
Please send me an e-mail.  In the subject line please put the exact URL the graphic is on such as: graphics.elysiumgates.com/angel8.html  In the body of the e-mail, type the word "title graphic:."  Then please spell exactly what you wish the graphic to say.  If you want it all in capital letters, type it all in capital letters.  If you want it with initial caps, type it with initial caps.  It would also be appreciated if you include the URL you will be placing this graphic on.  I respond to these requests on an "as I get to it basis."  Sometimes that is very long (six months or more) sometimes fast.  I always do the requests from those that also made a lovely donation (what nice people!) very quickly.
Please send me an e-mail.  In the subject line please put the exact URL the graphic is on such as: graphics.elysiumgates.com/angel8.html  In the body of the e-mail, type the word "button graphic:."  Then please spell exactly what you wish the graphic to say.  If you want it all in capital letters, type it all in capital letters.  If you want it with initial caps, type it with initial caps.  It would also be appreciated if you include the URL you will be placing this graphic on.  I respond to these requests on an "as I get to it basis."  Sometimes that is very long (six months or more) sometimes fast (same day).  I always do the requests from those that also made a lovely donation (what nice people!) very quickly.
99% of the computer generated part of my graphics (I do a lot of art off the computer, then scan it in) is done by a wonderful and inexpensive suite of programs created by XARA, a company based in England.  If you browse the site today but decide to buy any of their programs later, please come back to this page and use the link below.  I will get a nice credit from XARA for making you so happy!


XARA productsTry out the award-winning graphics software from Xara. Xara offers a graphics creation solution for all skill levels, from the template-based web graphics package Xara Webstyle, to the supremely fast illustration and photo composition tool Xara X¹. There’s also a dead easy NavBar & Menu creator and a nifty 3D screensaver maker. What they all have in common is a user interface your granny could use, and top quality graphics output... and a great value price.
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99% of the computer generated lettering is done by a wonderful and inexpensive program created by XARA, a company based in England.  The program is called XARA 3D.  If you browse the site today but decide to their program later, please come back to this page and use the link below.  I will get a nice credit from XARA for making you so happy!

E-mail me about the exact web set you wish to have.  If  I agree to you acquiring the specific web set the charge will be $200 for me to take that theme off my site for your use.  I have no way of knowing who else may have already used the graphic and therefore you have no control over it being seen elsewhere.  In general, the best plan if you need to have a web design that is unique and exclusively yours, is to have it custom designed.  I do custom websites.
I'm so glad you asked!

Created by Crystal Cloud Graphics, Elysium Gates is a web hosting service that I've designed.  The service focuses on making the world a better place.  The ambience of the site is the perfect place to host a spiritual, religious or esoteric web site!  Economical rates for both personal and commercial sites.  There is no advertising on the site and a portion of the monies that are paid by subscribers goes to charitable causes that members select themselves.  I've had fun with this site creating a Greek theme so that members can socialize in a cyber world of Greek mythology when and if they would like to.
Elysium Gates graphic
If  the logo is going to be trademarked, that design would start at $350, a non trademarkable design (I keep the copyright) starts at $150.
Please e-mail me about the exact nature of the animation for an estimate.  As a rule of thumb I charge $60 per hour for original animations.  Some animations take fifteen minutes, others can take hours.
I charge a minimum of $350 for a unique web design, that includes, background, title graphic, buttons, divider bar etc. Price varies according to the complexity of the graphics and if java, animation, shopping carts and other elements are involved.  E-mail me with specifics for a more accurate estimate of cost.  This gives you exclusive usage of the graphic design.

After you have your graphics and design, more decisions to make.  Do you want to actually create the HTML for the pages and maintain them...do you want me to create the HTML and you maintain them, do you want me to maintain them?

Of course writing the HTML (including META tags, etc for search engines) yourself, and maintaining your own site is the cheapest; but there is a large learning curve to be dealt with.  To actually build the web site, input text, link pages, code it for search engines and guide a client in what text to have on pages, etc. costs $45 per page ($25/page if not a commercial site).  Some pages are standard for all web sites (though unique in format/design) such as: links, contact, bio, rings, guest book, and error pages, those are $25 each.  I also can maintain a site.  Cost is $25/hr.
Many of the sets have a .zip file to download, that has an HTML template and the graphics to insert your information into.  The template has been stripped of my information, text and URLs but has the formating in place.  For those sets that still do not have a .zip file (I'm working on doing them all) you can save the complete file including the HTML template of the themed page.  Using IE, click on the page and then click "save as"...there should be an option in IE for you to save the HTML file and all the graphics at the same time.  Then download NVU if you don't have a copy.  After you install it, you will be able to edit any HTML on your hard drive.  Open the .html page you saved from my site.  It will look like my page, now edit the text etc however you need it to look.  The title graphic you will need to edit in something like XARA or ask me to do it.  In the "Source" tab of NVU, change all the META tags to reflect your site.  Rename the .html file to index.html  Make sure all the file codes on the HTML do not ask for graphics from your hard drive or my site but are relative tags.  FTP or upload all the graphics and the HTML to your site.

PLEASE never, ever, ever use Front Page or Microsoft Office to create your web pages!  The coding is horrid and can't be read correctly on many browsers.  The NVU editor, that is free is fairly decent.  I use it and do hand coding on Edit Pad.

For further information on how to create your web pages and work specifically with the templates on this site, see the extensive tutorial I created.
Absolutely!  But on any printed matter you use these graphics on, please include this tag:

Graphics courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics:
http://graphics.elysiumgates.com

Remember any usage of my graphics requires acknowledgement of this website.  Please include this tag:

Graphics courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics:
http://graphics.elysiumgates.com


If the graphics are used for a business or are being used for anything with the intention of receiving money (on-line or off-line) then a donation is requested.  The minimum suggested donation is $1 per individual graphic or $10 per themed web set.
My business is very tiny so I have no full time employees.  I do occasionally vet out work when I get overloaded.  I usually pass those jobs on to people who are web artists and volunteer their time at Elysium Gates.  This allows me to get to know them and their work.  Click here if you wish further information.
Of course!  You may review some of the examples on my "Sites that use Crystal Cloud Graphics" page.
This refers to how a website codes their HTML.  There is a way to code the HTML so that the graphics are not in the same file as the web site HTML, but instead only "appear" on a site but actually reside in my web site's folder.  This is called bandwidth "stealing."  It costs me money and slows my site down. 
Some came from programs I've bought such as Corel Draw and XARA.  Some came from free font sites on the net.  Many of the most lovely fonts I use can be purchased from my favorite on-line computer font company, P22 Type Foundry.
NO!  You may place a logo or text link on your site and recommend that visitors browse this site.  Under no circumstances may you add these graphics to another collection or offer these graphics in any format for others to use!

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