WA Altered Artwork - Breach of Copyright?

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Gus

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I have downloaded a photo of an animal from the internet and then used photoshop to kind of make it look like a painting. The layout is the same but the style is completely different. Oh, and I have put some writing on it too, suggesting the animal and background painting is a scene in Sydney. I will now be printing out and selling it on a commercial basis. Can I get into trouble on copyright over this?
 

Tim W

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28 April 2014
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Yes.
Even in modified form, part of the work you have created
is the original work of somebody else.