Features No 97-So good to be back..It's been a long time,I've missed you all so much!!Features No 97-So good to be back..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So good to be back with you,my dearest friends!
I dedicate my latest work to all of you,thank you for every fave and comment!
Sabbath for the Devil by frenchfoxWe live to protect the tomb of legend by SV-Blackart
Awakening by kuschelirmelPeacock Dance by JenaDellaGrottaglia
I'm Late by BiBiARTsMessage by babsartcreations:thumb333589106:
Aphrodite - Close-up by SurehuinelDark Angel by peroni68
Beautiful Gaze by DeadLuluMy mother's dream by Greek-panAutumn witch by tamaraR
:thumb330451127:Jaws by 0Ebi0
Sweet-and-Sour by FurorArtLast Symphony by Dani-OwergoorYour Love Alone by ChrissieCool
Celtic Mystical II by MissGribU n h o l Y by J-u-d-a-s
Telling you a secret by YBsilonTimeline Cover ~ by MarcoHerreraAm81 by peinturealuile
Winter Fey by ErinM31
Circe and the Sirens by Shades-Of-Letheswimming lesson by beyzayildirim77At Least Until I Hit the Ground by KingaBritschgi
A Strange Day by Joe-Maccer:thumb334570089:
Tumbling Dice by BigA-nt:thumb322325055:Angel by Wesley-Souza
Letting Go by DarlingAngel0565:thumb332690837
creature feature contest [closed]Jan. 2nd 2012: This Contest is now Closed!creature feature contest [closed]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
view entries here http://kuschelirmel.deviantart.com/favourites/46823621
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT! click here!
Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to the judges, whose work will begin tonight (I'll send you a note) - it's going to be tough, so please be patient while we look at all your entries to determine the winners!
Dragons, unicorns, fairies, werewolfs, demons, trolls, vampires, centaurs, gnomes, angels, medusa, aliens, mermaids and -men, creatures from legends, weird hybrids made out of two different species, creatures with mechanical parts added - all of these have one thing in common: they don't exist. BUT they can be created in photomanipulations out of multiple images.
So show us your Creature Feature* and win!
*To enter this contest, please read this journal thoroughly - I
Photomanip: Interview with CarinaGrimmHello, everyone!Photomanip: Interview with CarinaGrimm3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's my great pleasure to bring you an interview of a fantastic young photomanipulation artist, Aelathen (formerly VikkiGothAngel), conducted by one of the photomanipulation community's legends, LuneBleu. Please enjoy.
- Jade (Aeirmid)
Please introduce yourself.
Hello!!! My name is Carina Grimm; before I used to have the nickname of VikkiGothAngel here on deviantArt. I am 18 years old and living in Portugal.
When and why did you join the deviantArt community?
I joined deviantArt 3 years ago because I wanted to share my art with this community as well as meeting artists with the same interests as mine.
Do you have some sort of Art Education?
No, I am completely self taught; I've never had any art courses, and I am quite glad because of that.
What were your first thoughts when you first contacted with Photomanipulatio
dArama: Let's get solution-focusedHello, lovelies!dArama: Let's get solution-focused3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For months now, there have been whispers of dissatisfaction and discomfort concerning our photomanipulation community. For some of you, it no longer seems like a home. For others, it is becoming ransacked with things that did not belong, like pornography, inflations, decapitations, and celebrity images. With the addition of copyright violations off-site, those whispers have become screams of discontent about dA in general.
I hear you, and as a liaison between dA staff and the community, I am doing my best to ensure your voices are heard.
But, what are YOU doing about it?
YOU are empowered to do a lot, too. For every complaint, for every disgruntled member of our community, there is a solution. And that solution does NOT have to involve leaving dA.
Let's talk about some of those solutions.
Tired of not having a DD?
Suggest your own work. If it is not accepted, ask for a critique and work to learn from it. Even if you do not agree with it, there is surely somet
Creative ChallengeAll righty folks, lets get our hands dirty...Creative Challenge4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Challenge #1- Clean. ends 14th December
Challenge yourself! do something different.
Mix it up!!
Based on all your feedback its gonna be a two week contest, so there will be 2 new challenges every month.
Please comment on this journal with a link to your entry.
every entry is accepted as long as its based on the original image.
That includes traditional and digital sketches and paintings, manipulations, photography and stock
why not shake it up and use a different medium. If you are a stocker try sketching, if you are a painter why not try manipulating
There will be two prizes, my personal favourite, and the other will be a public vote.
I will add all the entries into a poll and you guys can vote.
1x exclusive stock
1x exclusive stock
I have already played around a bit with th
About sxc.hu stockGreetings!About sxc.hu stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few of you have been really worried lately about using stock from sxc.hu here because of the change in their ownership. Basically, you were concerned that their license says that you cannot redistribute their stock in whole or in part, by itself or combined with other elements, without the written approval of the original photographer.
As we all know by now, creating a photomanipulation is considered "making a derivative image." And we know we can't make premade backgrounds without permission from the photographers, as doing so is redistributing their work.
I advised a couple of you to check with the Help Desk and sxc.hu to find out the whole truth before making rash decisions about your group that could potentially make everyone panic.
Using my own personal account, I wrote to sxc.hu to find out what the story was. Here's what I said:
I was just wondering whether creating phot
This commercial isn't real...neither are society's standards of beautyThis commercial isn't real...4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This absolutely hillarious video has been "infecting" the web for some time now (and I wanted to feature it sooner, but oh well, life and such). The first time I saw it, I was laughing so hard, because many of these things, I actually do in manips - sometimes not this quickly, but I do. And it is done daily for just about any magazine cover or vip photo shoot that you get to see! This is the true part about this video. And it's the sad part, too.
Uncover the fake Beauty
As a photomanipulator, I am often amazed at what other non-photoshop (or any other graphics programme) users will accept as real without question. Especially younger ones will be influenced by this image they see day in day out and aspire to be like it. To be as fake and "perfect" as the cover girl. How can you achieve anything like that in real life? You can't. It's that simple.
All that is left is Photoshop - the real one. You don't need a fancy plug-in to make all th
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
Some Leaked Clips of MLP Season 4* Added AnotherSome Leaked Clips of MLP Season 4* Added Another2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Undiscovered Weekly: HDR PhotographyI didn't know what "HDR" meant before I had made up my mind to make it the topic of this short photography feature.Undiscovered Weekly: HDR Photography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
HDR is short for "High Dynamic Range". It is a post-processing task of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed.
An HDR image is commonly made by taking three photos of the same scene, each at different shutter speeds. The result is a bright, medium, and dark photo, based on the amount of light that got through the lens. A software process then combines all the photos to bring details to the shadows and highlights both. This helps to achieve the same task in the final photograph that the human eye can accomplish on the scene.
The above link takes you to a wonderful section of Stuckincustoms.com that has links to all sorts of fascinating articles including a link to a HDR tutorial. If you
THESIS IS OVER!I Completed my senior thesis animated film, which was what was eating up all my time these last few months!THESIS IS OVER!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AWW man it really feels good to be free, but now I have lots more to be doing, thankfully I am able to really pick n choose now what I want to be doing! <3
I will release the film on May 12th!
Thoughts on saddles in MLPOr "my brain at three in the morning".Thoughts on saddles in MLP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I find myself puzzled at the thoughts of saddles in the MLP universe. In my exploits of mentally roleplaying characters for my comics they seem to see saddles as fashion statements, while a good portion of the Brony fandom consider saddles to be just short of sex toys.
But consider these;
Mind you they put these things on with the full intent of wearing them in public. If saddles really are a fetish thing in Magical Ponyland then why in
Equestriathe world are they wearing the things in a public place, where others are bound to see them and form not-so-safe thoughts in their heads?
I will simply continue to believe they're a fashion statement don't you mix your dirty thoughts with my ponies D:<
not even going to touch on ponies in socks
Aleister Chamber Gifs((For your enjoyment and also a reference for me.))Aleister Chamber Gifs10 months ago in Personal More Like This
[TUT] Action TopazCó nhiều người ko down Topaz về được nên chúng ta sẽ dùng Action Topaz để blend cho tiện nhé.Làm theo MiNa[TUT] Action Topaz2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Action topaz Nó dống như Style Hay Shape... Down nó về và Load Action
b1.mở pts.mở stock.nhấn f9.làm như trong hình
Sau khi load action.chúng ta có simple topaz effect ở group troianbelles.nhấn vào simple topaz effect rồi nhấn vào nút Play ( cái thứ 5)
Vậy là Xong )) Muốn mịn bao nhiêu thì chúng ta cứ nhấn vào nút Play đó )
Ask Me Anything: Answers 3- LoreAsk Me Anything: Answers 3- Lore1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a way for both races, both dreamkeepers and nightmares, to co-exist
peacefully without further conflict? I mean, given into account that the dreamkeepers
used to have all sorts of powers before the law came down, there must be someone
in that world that can adjust a non-conflict spell to encompass the globe, turning
the two races into something like negative and positive magnets, in which they
would never be able to attack the other or even get close enough to harm each
other with violence, save for those who live in their own races. Or a emotion-manipulating
spell that causes nightmares to be friendly and non-hostile whenever they encounter
a dreamkeeper, and vice versa for dreamkeepers as well.
If someone could brainwash other sentient beings on a scale sufficient to change
the balance of global reality, I could only imagine the hell of unexpected side
effects that would ensue. And even then the change would only last
Changes to my deviantART AccountHello Dear Friends and Distinguished DeviantsChanges to my deviantART Account2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am currently making some changes to my dA account which might be of interest to you. Except for a few old submissions that need some spring cleaning, I am not taking anything away, but rather presenting you with more options.
First of all, I have decided to release some of my photos into the public domain (ie unrestricted) which you can find in this gallery folder of mine: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/gallery/36267164
Please note these public domain photos are exceptions to the rule for my stock photos, as you will see with the UNRESTRICTED tags after their titles and the special descriptions I include to reiterate that they are unrestricted (example: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/art/Bleeding-Rose-Macro-III-UNRESTRICTED-64916274).
These are photos I considered deleting because they no longer satisfy my personal standards of quality, but then I am reminded I practically grew up with this community in terms of photograph
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
TUTORIAL: How to make animation on photoshop!!!!Như đã thấy, hiện nay ảnh gif là một thể loại mới mẻ và rất có sức hấp dẫn vs những designer có sự tò mò và kiên trì ^^. Nhưng số lượng designer biết làm gif cx không phải là nhiều nên... t quyết định làm cái tut hướng dẫn cho người quen vs 1 vài ng muốn học theo thể loại mới nàyTUTORIAL: How to make animation on photoshop!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ảnh gif (ảnh động) hay còn gọi là animation có thể thực hiện đc ngay tại giao diện của pts với các phiên bản từ cs3 (10.0) trở lên. Bản port hay bản full đều ôcê hết...
Chapter 103 - Claudia and The Family Tree.Its been quite some time since I last wrote a chapter review; time didn't allow me to write one up.Chapter 103 - Claudia and The Family Tree.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
You may now read the chapter here: http://www.mangapanda.com/kuroshitsuji/103
Sascha the Shinigami From the German Branch.
There’s the one named Rudgar too… but I love Sascha more.
He quickly became a favourite of mine even though they’ve only just appeared literally at the very end of the previous chapter.
I came to love the German shinigamis even more so than the English ones (except Ronald; I love him). Well, in particular, I love Sascha. Rudgar reminds me a bit of William and he’s pretty serious compared to the (younger?) Sascha, who seems to be quite playful and easygoing, like Ronald.
I do think he IS indeed a he, but so far we haven’t yet been introduced to any female shinigamis. Obviously there are female shinigamis (according to Ronald) in the Kuroshitsuji universe, and if he’s actually a “she”, I wou
Harmonia Pastelis 2 Icon set - Request Time!UPDATE: 1 Jan 2014. Yes, you still can request! :>Harmonia Pastelis 2 Icon set - Request Time!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm now working on my latest icon set, after a long months without iconwork.
It will be called Harmonia Pastelis 2 As the name implied, it will be the spiritual successor (well, nothing spritual here, actually) of my old icon set Harmonia Pastelis → http://raindropmemory.deviantart.com/art/Harmonia-Pastelis-Icon-Set-117562336 , one of my icon set that many people happened to like!
Below is the glance of some finished icons.
P.S. with my custom visual style (aka 'theme') for Windows 8 that I'm also working on - still in its baby stage though.
The old icon was created in 2009, when my style and skill is still simple. Many years have past and many things changed, my experiences, my skill and styl
How to installation Extract Filter in PS CS5/6?Extract Filter là một công cụ hỗ trợ việc tách Mod trong Photoshop. Trong phiên bản Photoshop Cs3 đã có sẵn công cụ này nhưng trong phiên bản CS5/CS6 thì Extract đã được Adobe cắt giảm. Một số bạn xài CS3 đã quen với việc sử dụng công cụ này thì khi nâng cấp lên phiên bản CS5/6 chắc nhớ nó lắm ha :'> Nên tớ viết Tutorial này hướng dẫn các bạn cách cài đặt công cụ Extract Filter vào Photoshop CS5/6. Còn bạn nào muốn biết cách sử dụng Extract Filter thì tham khảo Tutorial cHow to installation Extract Filter in PS CS5/6?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
New Snowden Documents Show NSA Targeted GoogleSLATENew Snowden Documents Show NSA Targeted Google2 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Ryan Gallagher | Posted Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
The National Security Agency is keen to portray its surveillance efforts as primarily focused on detecting and preventing possible terror attacks. But a new trove of freshly leaked secret documents suggests that the agency also uses its powerful spying apparatus to infiltrate and monitor multinational companies.
On Sunday, Brazilian TV show Fantastico published previously undisclosed details based on documents obtained by Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The 13-minute news segment focused on the revelation that, according to the leaked files, the NSA apparently targeted Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil producer for surveillance—undermining a recent statement by the agency that it "does not engage in economic espionage in any domain." The Petrobras detail has been picked up internationally, and is likely to cause a serious stir in Brazil. (The country is
Art theft update, I won :)Hello everyone!Art theft update, I won :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all complain about Facebook groups and pages that steal our works. This situation is every day worse.. Anyway I solved my problem about Facebook and I am going to tell you how to do.
The page I am talking about (http://www.facebook.com/pages/MERAVIGLIA-SIGILLATA/210479982320769) is still alive. It seems that reporting the page doesn't work because I know a lot of people did and it's still there!
So... Report the page (we never know!) but report also your stolen picture individually.
To do this thing I used this link https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952. You have to put there the link of the stolen picture in the first box and the link of your original work in the second. Check the option that you are the real owner of the picture. Then it will ask you to fill it with your personal datas (name, surname, address....).
This is what I did yesterday night. The page isn't blocked but my picture has been removed