A new(?) apo trick - includes paramsIf you've been hanging around aposhack at all the past few days, you've probably seen me excitedly linking to images like these:A new(?) apo trick - includes params4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, now I'm going to teach you how to get that intertwining.
We are going to start from the sphereye-bubble template that comes with Apo 7x. If, for some reason, you don't have that/don't know how to get to it/are using a different version of apo, here are the params:
Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!Hey everyone, I made a couple of new tutorials that are now up on YouTube! They explain Photoshop's "Blend If" sliders and why you should be using them if you aren't already. They're kind of a hidden feature, but they'll make your life a million times easier. Enjoy!Two new videos! Photoshop's 'Blend if' feature!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Motion Blur Stills with ChaoticaA quick and very underused technique to create blur effects.Motion Blur Stills with Chaotica11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The principle is simple: you create a short animation and, instead of rendering it entirely, just render one frame, which will be your final artwork.
Step 1: you need some parameters to animate. I used a simple plastic with only 2 transforms.
Step 2: Open the animation editor (Ctrl+T or Window > Animation Editor). Set total length to some reasonably amount of time. I use 30-60sec currently, since its short enough to not get lost and long enough to have some room to tweak to control the blurring.
Exposure time controls the amount of motion blur. No worry much about getting the "right" value right now, since you can change it at any point.
Since we are only looking for one frame and not a full animation, there is no need to create many keyframes: 2 usually do the job. If, after making the animation, there are no frames that you like, you can just change one of th
LJ VS JL Shoot Off Tutorial DVD Release!Me & photographer Joey L are excited to finally release out new tutorial 'Lara Jade Vs Joey L: Photographer Shoot Off'!LJ VS JL Shoot Off Tutorial DVD Release!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This comprehensive tutorial DVD will offer guidance and knowledge to every level of photographer and ultimately inspire to find your own style. We invite you to step inside of our vision and observe as we compete head to head in photo shoot challenges around the world. So, whether you're a photographer just starting out or you are a professional working within your chosen industry this tutorial DVD is the tool you need to inspire you to find your own journey and vision!
The content of the DVD covers everything how to work in a variety of shoot environments and situations giving you first-hand perspective on how we compose our shoots from start to finish from direction, lighting and finally the photo editing!
Better sharpening in Photoshopmanyk WEB SHARPENING ACTIONBetter sharpening in Photoshop9 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When we want to make our digital photos suitable for online viewing there can be many factors to consider, but let me focus on two that I believe to be the most important.
1: Most digital photos need to be resampled to a much smaller pixel dimension. Whether the website we are submitting to has restrictions on size or simply because many cameras produce images far too large to view at 100% on our displays, the fact is we have to resample.
2: When resampling the image a lot of pixels are thrown away. When we resample we lose data that was in our original image and for the most part we lose a great deal of sharpness and clarity in our images. Therefore, we need to sharpen.
When it comes to resampling there are factors to consider. Some folks use the single-step approach which when used on a high frequency image [lots of details] loses a great deal of perceived detail. We might think that there is not a loss when
Inner-Space's "Sol" Contestinner-space is holding it's fourth space art contest! It's a new year and time to bring back the buzz of activity around hereInner-Space's "Sol" Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The theme of this contest will be: Sol - Spring has begun in the Northern Hemisphere, which means lots a wonderful sunshine and bright colors of life springing back from the cold of winter. So let's think bright and colorful for enteries.
Your art piece needs to be space related and portrays a "Sol", as bright or soft, put your creativity to the test!
Here are the rules:
Must be related to space or sci-fi.
May be terraspace, but with emphasis on the space element.
No explicit graphics.
3 submissions per member.
Each member can only win ONE prize.
Must focus on the theme of the contest.
Must be a new, finished deviation.
Must be a member of the group.
Submit all entries to the "Sol Contest" folder.
[Bullet; Blue] Founders and
How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
7300 Points RewardsHello7300 Points Rewards2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A journal with more than 730 Winners .
A journal with more than 7300 Rewards .
A journal Just for my members .
I want introduce you all the winners of our Rewards .
Know it we see all the works and choose the best works and move them to another folder and Give them Rewards .
Also in future days we start giving our members Randomly Reward .
Please see whole of journal , if you are one of our winners and just comment here : http://all-world-works.deviantart.com/journal/7300-Points-Rewards-353769827, then we will give you your rewards .
We Will give your Rewards on This Friday .
Now we go together introducing the winners :
FOLDER : Best Of Photography : https://all-world-works.deviantart.com/gallery/41932496
2,400 free high-res NASA images for artistsI recently compiled a pack of around 2,400 free high-res Creative Commons NASA photos for artists to use in their work, you can check it out and download it below. I plan on putting more together as well, for free of course, so keep an eye out. Just make sure you read the usage info in the pack if you decide to use them. There's a torrent file available as well.2,400 free high-res NASA images for artists5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm also offering up over 1,250 images of my own personal stock from Australia for super duper cheap at $6 as a way to help me offset the cost of my time in putting together the free resource packs. Check it out if that interests you at all. If not, no worries, but you can enjoy and use these free examples from the Australia pack
Hope you find the downloads useful and get some use out of them, take care!
There is this plugin called spher.....that i really really love....There is this plugin called spher.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so i thought i would post some params and maybe while i am gone for the weekend someone will make something awesome and share their params here in this journal!!!!!
give me some ideas of something different to do with these
Welcome *SusanCoffey!Welcome *SusanCoffey!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This just in:
We are so excited about this! DeviantART’s very own SusanCoffey has agreed to be one of our special ambassadors hosting the festivities from Comic Con 2011! Ms. Coffey will be conducting interviews with artists from the dA community and beyond while filing reports straight from the show floor of Comic Con 2011 to all of you around the world.
Susan Coffey will be joining us at dA HQ Hollywood for a day before the show to help us get ready as we pack our gear, grab our capes, have our tracking chips implanted and otherwise prepare for the intergalactic expedition into the ecstatic that is Comic-Con.
Almost time to fire up the atom-scrambler and teleport down to San Diego!
The TutorialWhen I first started using Apophysis, I did not know anything about the program. I just jumped right in and learned enough about the program to get by. Heck! I didn't even know how to use the render function for the first couple of month using the program. I eventually figured that out and ever since then my fractals have that less of screenshot feel to it.The Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The one thing that any new fractalist should look at are the tutorials that are available for their program they are using. While in my case, it was not a 'how-to use the program' tutorial, but rather 'how-to make a specific kind of fractal' tutorial. Like in case of the ones that caught my eye and I have used them several times in helped me with my various fractals.
Tutorials are indeed a wonderful resource for any new fractalist. Since I am at the moment big into Apophysis. What are your favorite tutorials for your p
DronesDrones2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
Announcing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative Grants3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their succes
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
New Contest (easy I promise)!Ok guys, its been like YEARS since I had a contest, and this one is totally easy! I just uploaded a new fun picture where Laurel turns the tables on Reed <3 What is in store? WHO KNOWS?!New Contest (easy I promise)!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So for this image all I need you to do is two things:
First, favorite this image! I want it to be my most popular picture EVAR!!!!!
Second, think of a funny caption, phrase, or dialogue to go with it!
The best one will get a commission from me by the end of the month! Make me laugh! <3
Sending Peter Capaldi fanmailIf anyone's interested, this person on Tumblr is sending him a scrapbook of people's fanart, the deadline is November 1st. I'm working on something right now which is gonna be part of it, but I'm also sending a physical copy of it myself along with a letter, just telling him everything I can think of telling him and wishing him luck as the Doctor next year.Sending Peter Capaldi fanmail2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Proof this actually works.
I hope this sounds promising to a lot of people, but I don't want to try and open a revolving door either. He's gonna be pretty busy pretty soon. The pic I'm working on is sort of an early Christmas present.
If you (yes, you!) want to send something, apparently the best method is to send it (BY MAIL) to
the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.the myth about talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
CHECK THIS GIRL OUT YOOkay so :iconfoofykiitty: is really nice and she's really good at drawing and omg just go watch her already she's amazingCHECK THIS GIRL OUT YO1 year ago in Personal More Like This
IF YOU DON'T WATCH HER I WILL CRY AND I'LL BE SAD SO PLEASE GO WATCH HERRRRRR
^LOOK HOW AMAZING HER ART IS LIKE HOMY DRAUM
Designn Magazine Cover Art Contest - Closed!Designn Magazine Cover Art Contest - Closed!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE: Winners will be announced within next week at DesignnHQ
The DesignnHQ challenges you to create the cover art for the next edition of Designn Magazine! The winning artwork would be used as the cover of the 6th edition with an inside cover feature.
Your entry can originate in any medium. Keep in mind that that this is a magazine cover which would go to print; hence keep the highlights of the artwork focused towards the center and right side of the cover, and avoid details towards the edges (1cm from each edge).
(Note that you only need to create the background image of the cover according to the size provided below.)
How to Enter
Create your entry in any medium - anything from digital paintings to traditional drawing.
Make sure the final work is at least A4 size (2480px x 3508px) and 300dpi. Save it as a JPG or PNG file, and you're
Discovering the Unknown. FebruaryTHE GREAT ARTISTSDiscovering the Unknown. February2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This month Discovering the Unknown features these 13 great artists. Check out their works and if you really like them, and share this article to help spread the word and love !
BMW Bug by spoon3342012_web vereva by spoon334
Cochise by LiaramFree Heart by LiaramMissouri Fox Trotter by LiaramSon Of The Wind by Liaram
Water Of Life by Fable-ArtIceland Horses by Fable-ArtMane by Fable-ArtRunning Through The Flowers by Fable-Art
The Winter's Dale by AlicianePrince of Fire Nation by AlicianeSummer Day - Speed Painting by AlicianeThe Golden Witch by Aliciane
The little beggar boy by megan7:thumb34806
Attention Watchers & Non-Watchers! (Features)WANT A FEATURE?Attention Watchers & Non-Watchers! (Features)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My subscriptions ending in two months, and I want to do nice things with it until that time. I love giving features, they're a lot of fun and they really get your name out there so if you wanna win a free feature for a week (untill my subscription ends) heres what you have to do:
- Fav this journal
- Be sure to comment with 5 links to the deviations you want featured (or you won't be entered in the random drawing). **this only applies to those not finding this link on the forum**
- Do not harrass any featured artists, or you'll be out of the drawing (even if they contain things you do not agree with or hate).
- No sexual-type deviations please. Gore is ok though.
- This is open to all, you do not have to be watching me to enter.
I'll be picking 5 deviants randomly every week, so the chances of you winning is high First random drawing will be on Saturday night, posted Sunday morning. Then every Saturday night until my subscription runs out.
Fate/Otome - The Romance Visual NovelIf you didn’t know it by now, Type-Moon fans are an incredibly passionate and creative bunch, and in the excitement surrounding Fate/Zero’s impending second season, it seems like the creative juices are flowing at a peak. We’re here today to highlight another exciting fan-project with a lot of heart.Fate/Otome - The Romance Visual Novel3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fate/Otome is an ongoing project to produce a fan-made otome game, depicting various beloved characters from Fate Zero in an alternate universe.
Welcome to Seihai Gakuen, the Holy Grail Academy!
As a new student, it’s the protagonist’s goal to settle into her surroundings and hopefully enter into a relationship with one of her fellow students or school staff. If you’ve ever wanted to strike up a romance with Gilgamesh or Kirei, this project might just be yo
Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest"Ware those who leave the safety of the fireside after the midnight hour on Old Hallows Eve; lest the dead steal your soul and your body be turned into a creature of the night!Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Would you turn towards the waning moon or turn away?
Witch, or Witch Hunter, Demon or Demon Hunter... undead, ghost, vampire or werewolf?
Create your creature of the night as stock for your fellow artists to turn into Halloween themed art! Go to town with makeup and props and strike a zombie pose!
We are looking for some really outstanding "creatures of the night" stock, it doesn't matter if you are a zombie or a ghost, or a demon hunter - but we want you to push the boat out and be as different and as original as you can manage!
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