Can I use a photo as part of a book or album cover design?
Yes, you can include a photo in a greater album design, as long as the end result of that design is significantly different than the photo you originally purchased. You may employ various methods and skills to create a significantly different design, including adding textures, adding unique hand lettering or illustrations, using Lightroom presets, adding graphics, using various Photoshop add-ons, etc. However, you are not permitted to purchase a photo and use solely that unchanged photo as a cover of an album or book.
End Products must be significantly different than the original Item and require time, effort, and skill to produce. End Products must not be used or sold in a way that is directly competitive with the original Item you purchased. End Products must not redistribute the original Item to any third parties in a manner that allows for the extraction of the original Item.