Sta.sh Writer and CommentsWe've just launched an integration of Sta.sh Writer into comments on deviantART to Beta Testers! As you may know, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we are excited to expand this functionality to more areas of the site. Once beta testing is complete, some aspects will be available to all members, while others will be limited to Premium Members.Sta.sh Writer and Comments2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The new "Add Media" button allows rich text editing and multiple other features to be employed on these comments. Not only does it improve on functionality that already exists in comments, it also pulls in the full power of the Sta.sh Writer application into your comments, completely revolutionizing creative communication.
Add formatting to comments with the formatting toolbar!
The Emoticons tab of the sidebar gives you access to official and community-created emoticons.
PE: The Gate To CSSThis article was written by PizzaPotatoNBacon for projecteducate's Community Week June 3rd - June 9th. This article is written to explain the basics of Journal Skin CSS Code- however it does not contain much information on the layout and structure of journal skins. Basic knowledge of HTML is needed to understand most of the article. Does not include information on Gallery CSS. And yes, you do have to have a bit of patience when it comes to coding. If a lazy bum like me can do it, so can you.PE: The Gate To CSS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today, I'll be talking about CSS and how it works. This article is intended for newcomers and beginners, and only explains how it works, and how it "happens". From the syntax to the basic codes, from examples to links, this article
that I had spent sleepless nights onis for you! I hope the information and explanations within this publication is easy to understand. If you h
Chat Tutorial #4 - Deleting ChatroomsHow do I delete my chatroom? D:Chat Tutorial #4 - Deleting Chatrooms3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Are you tired of your chatroom? You created a new one and want to delete the old one? Read this and you'll get to know how to do that!
Firstly you have to click on the Manage Chatroom Link in the bottom right corner.
A window like this should pop up:
At the bottom, you can see the option Delete Chatroom option.
Please note that deletion is permanent and once a chatroom has been deleted the name can not be used again.
Still need help? Then it's best to visit :#help: on dAmn
How to Create a Chatroom?
What Privclasses are?
Customizing your Chatroom
PE: Groups Directory Update, August 5th, 2013 Group LovePE: Groups Directory Update, August 5th, 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
deviantART is an artist dream come true and caters to artist from all artistic mediums. I know of no other
online community that is in constant contact with their members and
allows members to run their own groups with specific rules and
guidelines that you have decided for your group.
If you are not interested in becoming a founder or administrator of a group, deviantART has hundreds if not thousands
of groups for you to search and find one or more that is to your
comfort level and liking. Groups are a fantastic way to find other
artist to discuss techniques, share ideas, collaborate and make new
Question for the Reader; How often do you
search for a new group to join or to find a group that is centered
around your interest Discuss in the comments area of this journal
CSS Did You Know? - October 26th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 26th, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
PE: Tantalizing AbstractTantalizing AbstractPE: Tantalizing Abstract2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art, uses a visual language of form, color and line. Understanding of abstract art takes an open mind and imagination - there is no right or wrong answer to the question "What do you see", it's always open to interpretation. What makes people uneasy while looking at an abstract artwork is that they can't say automatically what is the art about, some might even assume that the artist must be lacking skill when choosing to paint abstract pieces instead of reality. Also, these compositions sometimes look so simple that it's easy to assume anyone could do it. However, give it a try, you'll see that to create an elegant and powerful abstract composition takes much more than meets the eye.
Let's enjoy a few abstract artworks in different media
Pixel Font Love #2:iconpixelfontlovers: pixelfontlovers is a Group dedicated to Bitmap Fonts. The benefit of bitmap/pixel fonts is that they are readable at very small sizes. However, unlike regular fonts, they do not upsize smoothly, but instead keep their blocky shape. Bitmap fonts are often used in pixel-art, emoticons, Flash projects, as well as deviantART stamps and IDs.Pixel Font Love #22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green] ~ [Bullet; Green]
It's been a year since our last feature, so I thought it was high-time for another one. I thought it would be nice to start this new article off with a quote on the subject. What I didn't expect is to find so many wonderful words about fonts. Here's a collection of my favorites.
“Figures are the most shocking things in the world. The prettiest little squiggles of
Customize Your Literature ThumbnailsThis journal will break down the components of the various kind of Literature (and Journal) thumbnails now available, as well as discuss how to customize them in a journal CSS. I believe there's some overlap with gallery CSS, but these tips are specifically for the way things look in journals.Customize Your Literature Thumbnails2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Anyway, this isn't a basic tutorial on coding but you can find great resources in groups like eCSSited.
If it's a PDF or something visual and has a PNG/JPG preview, it behaves the same as normal thumbnails, so it doesn't bear mentioning here.
The different types of thumbnails
is the standard one. Anything that is either written in Sta.sh Writer or with the 'Enter Text' option in the Submit dialog will have this. Some include a preview image within the thumbnail itself, but I won't be discussing that here.
is the thumbnail for journals.
Unfortunately, :bigthumb: doesn't do anything special. But with Sta.sh Writ
Need textures?We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.Need textures?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
:thumb57748722:Red Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
Creating a Beautiful Fractal ImageThere are so many beautiful fractal images in the art world...Creating a Beautiful Fractal Image2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...and the ones here at Deviant Art are no exception! The images are as diverse as each person who creates it. I am a lay-person on the subject when it comes to explaining the art itself. Simply put...fractals are based on Mathematical Equations. The how and the why of this explanation still eludes me, but the beauty of the images keep my creating them. For information about the underlying mathematics check this Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractals
This journal will look at the elements that go into creating a beautiful Fractal Image, rather then the complexity of the base mathematics.
I did not come to these thoughts about the "Perfe
Free resourcesLAST UPDATED: 1/02/12Free resources3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I changed the layout of all my actions and added sharpness as an option to apply on your photos C:
Photoshop actions gallery folder
How to use photoshop actions:
Tutorials gallery folder
Any suggestions for actions or tutorials?
People who used my resources and gave me a credit in their artists comments are favorited in this special gallery folder here.
Thanks for using my stuff
The Timeline of DeviantArtThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of DeviantArt2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In 2014, DeviantArt turned 14 years old. Fourteen years is a long time, some of you reading this may be younger than that. I've gathered some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team to help enlighten those of you who have joined in recent years and missed out on a chunk of DeviantArt's life.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in DeviantArt's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by :de
Brushesesesesssshere are some of the brushes that use from fabulous people who have made them - http://miconart.com/films/ps_brushes/Brushesesesessss3 years ago in Personal More Like This
the curly whirly line rake one that i spam so much is from barontieri
Contest devoted to our first group anniversary !The 7th of July is the day when our group was opened.I'll be brief,we are happy to celebrate it and organize a contest on this occasion :icononionangelplz:. It starts from today until the 14th of July.Contest devoted to our first group anniversary !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconlv2plz:The Contest parts into two categories : Beginners and middle-high leveled participants
:iconlv2plz:For showing that you want to take part send us a brief group note.
:iconlv2plz:There's no given theme for your contest entry.It must be anime,painted (no matter traditional or digital) and original(not your old deviations or copying already existing .for ex:http://angelno30.deviantart.com/art/Rosario-Vampire-199783770?q=gallery%3Aangelno30%2F31914244&qo=20! I've drawn it looking at someone's work)
:iconlv2plz:The judges will be the administrators,if they're busy,we can get some members to help
:iconlv2plz:Submit your contest entry to the new opened folder "Anniversary2012"
Follow the rules plz
5 Reasons you should learn photography manually!I once met someone who was determined not to use a D-SLR until he had mastered a Manual Camera first. I thought he was a bit stuck up, maybe a little arrogant of his own abilities too...but actually, he was right. You will not truly value Photography until you go right back to basics and learn how the legendary pros did it first. So here are five top reasons why you should teach yourself photography on a manual camera!5 Reasons you should learn photography manually!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) It's Cheap
Many people think that Film Photography is expensive. If you're going all out and developing your own photographs rather than taking the to a developer then it might well be expensive! However manual cameras are a dying breed and you can pick up most of the bits and pieces you need to get started, quite cheaply.
2) Manual Focus
It's the simplest reason, but it's so true. Manual Focus will save your life. Learning how to focus your camera the hard way will make
Fairy Tail likes and dislikesI wanna to know my followers in this journal. This journal is just for share thoughts(SHARE! NOT DISCUSS!), I want to know a little more you, my watcher. So I will start with my opinion:Fairy Tail likes and dislikes7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Top fav Male characters:
1st(draw)- Natsu and Gray; 2nd-Gajeel; 3rd-Sting; 4th-Rogue; 5th-Makarov
Top fav Female characters:
1st(draw)- Lucy and Erza; 2nd-Wendy; 3rd-Levy; 4th-Mavis; 5th-Mirajane
Top Non-human characters(LOL):
1st- Igneel; 2nd-Happy; 3rd-Virgo; 4th-Grandinee; 5th-Frosh
P.s.: I know that Grandinee barely appeared...
Top disliked characters:
1st-Minerva; 2nd-Acknologia; 3rd-All Tartarus' demons; 4th-Zeref; 5th-Jellal
P.s.: I don't just dislike Minerva.. I hate her!!!
Top fav Arch(s):
Edolas and GMG
How to design a typeface (Part 3)How to design a typeface (Part 3)How to design a typeface (Part 3)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Serif — Roman
In the last two article of the type design series we made a geometric sans serif and added italics and a bold weight. The geometric sans serif is the easiest style to do, but for me personally things really get interesting with serif typefaces. Of course there is the addition of serifs, but the structure and weight distribution is also much more advanced. In this article I will make an introduction to designing serif typefaces. This article won’t be as detailed as the previous ones because this third article serves as an expansion on the first two. In other words, I won’t get into the basic vector tools or type principles, nor will I show you how to design the letters step by step. I will explain techniques in detail when necessary, but generally I will refer to the techniques described in the first article particularly. So if necessary go back to the pre
Steins,Gate plz AccountsI felt that Steins;Gate needed a few plz accounts of its own, so I made a few:Steins,Gate plz Accounts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconokabeohnoesplz: :iconokabemadscientistplz: :iconokabeobjectionplz: :iconokabelolplz: :iconkurisufacewallplz: :iconsunovabitchplz:
El. Psy. Congroo.
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
ANIMATED ICON COMMISSIONS OPENHey you guys, I really need points so the slots are unlimited, it just may take a while if I get a lot of people. I am doing animated icons like YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSssANIMATED ICON COMMISSIONS OPEN4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can do blinking, smiling, winking, and possibly laughing.
complicated icons like this one are 45 points comes with color and shading
laughing: 35 points
blinking icon: 30 points
smiling: 25 points
winking: 20 points
Icons with appearing text and other things like and : 15 points
VinceJay's Super Awesome 'Feature Weekly' IVVinceJay's Super Awesome 'Feature Weekly' IV2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fiat 125p coupe by grzegorz828
Florence.. bicolor by Dirty-FoxyPoster Girl by zaidoigres
Isle of Wysteria Cover Art by nilTraceFrontal Flight by BogdanBoev
Eniro sketch 12 post by Darkcloud013
This Week in CAY: #5 Poll of the week: http://kondouyumi-tan.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3422355/This Week in CAY: #53 years ago in Personal More Like This
Deviant of the week: :iconanimequeen20012003:
A relative new comer to the group whose active participation and submissions are really inspirational, and her style is really cute
I hope you continue to pursue art and continue to grow as an artist
Some of her work:
This weeks features (by folder)
The beautifully mellow lighting and peaceful expression are so comforting, a very lovely piece by :iconangelwear:
Female Oc's Drawings:
:iconNajola:'s unique art style is super cool, and the subtle background is a nice compliment, i love it!
Male Oc's Drawings
The shading and various textures on :iconkamizo:'s piece add a lovely sense of depth and intrigue.
A super cute yet mischievous chibi by :iconSekir
How to: Scroll BoxesTransferred from eCSSercise.How to: Scroll Boxes3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the first part of a tutorial series that I will be working on in the future and will be released whenever I find the time for it.
In order to know how I can make them better and to make it easier for you to understand the things I am talking about it would be appreciated if you would leave some feedback!
For this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order. I will try to explain the things as simple as possible though.
To create a scrollbox you don’t need much, just a box with a limited height or width in order to enforce the scrollbar. If you don’t limit the dimensions of the box it will adjust itself to the space given by the browser resolution and settings.
The limited dimension itself doesn’t create the scrollbar,
Resources - AprilThese are resources I faved and like!Resources - April2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures 27 by accio-glow Pack 31 by accio-glow Pack 32 by accio-glow texture pack #13 by tanja92 #2 Large Texture set - Light me up! by Evey-V Free Dream Textures by ibjennyjenny Electric Blue by fraustuermerTextures - Blurred by Defreve texture pack 04 by amidnighteaparty Texture Pack by huruekrn-ackles Texture Set 18 by diastereomer #14 Texture Pack (1024x768) - Semblance Of Reality by Ainhel Texture Pack 5 by huruekrn-ackles Pack 7 by kagomechan20 New collection pack 2* by BTTRFLYKISSIcon mask textures by gracefuldesigns
Floral Patterns. by Alittlelame