News - Contest DirectoryNews - Contest Directory2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm proud to announce the official release of the Contest Directory
This new tool allows you to search through a wide range of contests to find one that is just right for you!
I designed this tool for the community and I am eager to see everyone use it. To help this get a site-wide feature through the Daily Deviation page, please:
Send a note to ginkgografix with the title "DD Suggestion" and include the following in the body of the note:
This work is the result of a partnership between dAhub, AnotherContestGroup (ACG) and Dediggefedde
dAhub developed the Contest Directory and
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: My custom background is covering up my deviantID! What do I do?Frequently Asked Questions5 years ago in Personal More Like This
A: The Custom Backgrounds code requires extra knowledge to make it work in your deviantID. Ask MasterMindMan for help.
Q: My custom background image isn't showing up! What do I do?
A: Make sure the place where you're linking the image is a DIRECT LINK to the file.
Correct: <img src="http://f06.deviantart.com/555555/image_file.png"/>
Incorrect: <img src="http://username.deviantart.com/#/d22443"/>
Q: How do I find the direct link to the image file?
A: If the deviation is an image and the author has enabled downloading, just download it and copy the location from the address bar. If not, put the deviation in Full View and right click on it. Select "Copy Image URL" or "Copy Image Location".
Q: What widgets can I put custom boxes in?
A: Custom boxes (excluding Custom Backgrounds) will work in any widget.
Q: Will you ta
Chat Tutorial #3 - Customizing your Chatroom!Ez a Tutorial Magyar nyelven is elérhető!Chat Tutorial #3 - Customizing your Chatroom!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's get started
Let's see if there's any official FAQ about it:
There's quite some! I recommend you to always read these FAQs before doing anything or visiting :#help: on dAmn
So, let's try out something, shall we?
When you enter your freshly created room you'll notice the following things:
The Title are will be empty
There will be no topic area
You will be placed into 'Guests' by default
You may ask the following; Why am I in the Guests privclass?
It's simple: because the room is in need of setting up and since you've just created it, no one ever joined it before!
You must promote yourself into the highest (Founders is the default privclass for that) group there, so others will know that you're in charge of that room!
How to do that?
PE: How to Make a Large EmoticonHow to Make a Large EmoticonPE: How to Make a Large Emoticon2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have been asked many times how I make my big emoticons. How I shade it, dither it, etc, so I am going to make a step by step tutorial on how I make large emoticons. Even if you already know how to, you might find something useful in this. Be aware that I am using photoshop elements 3.0, so this technique can be preformed in almost any program that has layers and custom pencil brush sizes and or a hollow and filled circle tool. If your program doesn't have layers or adjustable circles of any kind (whether it be the pencil tool or the circle tool), you should be able to get around it somehow, but if you can't figure it out, I would recommend gimp. It works on Macs, Windows, or Linux computers. You can get a free download at gimp.org.
Start by making a hollow circle. The color of it should be a really dark shade of the color you want the emote to be. I'm making a blue emote, so
The Artist's Toolbox: TypographyFor more info on this week, please refer to The Artists Toolbox - Schedule at projecteducateThe Artist's Toolbox: Typography2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this toolbox you will find helpful tips for digital typography. For those of you new to the topic, let's start with a short explanation
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.
Pretty simple, eh? Basically as you are reading this you are "reading typography". What I will refer to in this article is digital artistic typography, though. This is not the everday typography you see on street signs, books or on websites.
It can be anything! Which is amazing and scary at the same time
Here's a little overview of this article:
Read tutorialsGet your hands o
Groups Directory Update Group LoveGroups Directory Update2 years ago in Deviant Events 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 idea's, collaborate and make new friends.
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
Below is a sample collection of
deviantART Related: FeatureA feature of some useful deviantART related tutorials/resources.deviantART Related: Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
deviantART Related Community Volunteer: bradleysays
Help plz über
GillianIvy's 3 part journal Skin tutorial
How to Feature Art tutorial
Digital Art tutorial
Custom User Tutorial
Group Management tutorials
How to submit journals to groups+profile
Stock Provider Interviews - HelenaRothStock:iconHelenaRothStock: HelenaRothStock is the home of Helena. Shes based in the UK and has a strange habit of photographing shiny things for our pleasure! As a continuation of our Project Educate Stock & Resources week we sent her our short list of questions to answer.Stock Provider Interviews - HelenaRothStock3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What were your first artistic influences, and did they have a hand in the development of your resources?
Ah, this one i remember. In college, for my photography A-Level I was researching digital artists and came across Mika (Mary) Borsiss in a photography journal. She did wonderful fantasy manipulations, so I emailed her (not expecting a response) and a lovelier person you couldn't ask for. She explained all about how she creates her art. After that I was hooked on digital. 4 years later I went over to the resources provider dark side because of the frustration of not being able to find certain stock.
Whats one of the most rewarding aspects for you as a resource provi
How to: Better Emoticon results in 'Add media'This is a Tutorial about how to get better results for the Community Emotes in the Emoticon tab in 'Add media'.How to: Better Emoticon results in 'Add media'1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you aren't familiar with the 'Add media'-sidebar yet, I suggest you read this tutorial before you move on:
There are different ways how to get more specific and maybe also better results in the Emoticons tab.
Keep in mind: only the Emotes are shown that are in the Chat friendly Emotes category and smaller than a certain size.
The Emoticons in your Favourites:
I heard that deviants have create a Folder in their Favourites for Chat friendly Emotes to have a quicker access to them, but there are a few problems with that:
Only Premium Members have access to this tab.
You are limited to 5 thumbs in your comment.
But there is another way to find the Chat friendly Emotes that you have in your Favourites!
For example: favby:krissi001
But it is a bit buggy, it someh
What you need to know - Photomanipulations- Comission prices - Shadowness - My-space - Youtube - Livestream - Facebook fan - ThumblrWhat you need to know - Photomanipulations3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have put together some helpful blogs and journals for you to read and have all the tools in your journey as a Photomanipulations artist. This amazing members had the kindness to gatter the basic and important informations you need. Tool of examples :iconphotoshopplz: In advance sorry my bad grammar.
The galleries in deviantart are divided by a specific theme in sub-categories that makes them easy to find.
Hundreds of free art e-booksThis was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the Conceptart.org forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.Hundreds of free art e-books2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
Free Artists Network F.A.N.: Free Artists Network: Diverse Art Education for Creative StudentsFree Artists Network2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Free Artists Network (FAN) is designed to modernize the field of art education, making art lessons more relevant to industry-standard skills and making content easier to access for a broader range of students worldwide. FAN aims to establish an international database of art lessons in various media modalities. These lessons will be contributed by other art educators, industry professionals, and software developers and will offer creative students industry-relevant lessons that meet their own diverse artistic interests, ability levels, and/or special needs. Teachers can upload their own multi-media art lessons to this database to share them with art students and other art educators worldwide.
Features Include, but are not limite
Journal edit buttonsDo you write your Journal entries with 'Write a Journal Entry' from the submit drop-down menu?Journal edit buttons1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Did you notice that when you tried to edit your Journal entry, that it doesn't bring you to the correct edit page, just to the page where you edit "normal" deviations or to st.ash writer (where you could edit the Journal but can't notify your watchers or change the moods)?
Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by birdsistersstockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
Journal CSS ResourcesCSS for subscribers is finally here!! Your local neighbourhood zilla is here to give a few pointers to the novice CSSers who want to give their journals a make over with a few pointers and a list of handy resources.Journal CSS Resources8 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As a general rule it is better to keep things simple, not just if you are a beginner. Remember the following points when you design your page:
1. Mock it up Try your design in Photoshop first (or which ever app you have) that way you can play with colours and styles without needing to refresh your journal too much.
2. Just because you can, doesn't mean that you should... try to avoid making things like the text size too small. The current journal style works well, so just start simply by changing colours.
3. Contrast is good. Making the colours of your text and links the same, or very close is bad m'kay. Make it easy for people to differentiate between things. Also, making your journal text too dark on a black background or too light on a bright backgro
Understanding Photoshop Selection ToolsCore Skills - Photoshop Selection ToolsUnderstanding Photoshop Selection Tools3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our Core Skills series continues, with this episode focusing on the commonly used Photoshop Selection Tools and modifiers. The walkthrough was designed with beginners in mind, however there may be a shortcut or two that could help out the intermediate users!
Core Skills - Photoshop Selection Tools @ SurrealPSD: http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-selection-tools/
More in the Core Skills series:
Document Setup http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-document-setup-in-photoshop/
Photoshop Layers (Part 1) http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-layers-part-1/
Photoshop Layers (Part 2) http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-layers-part-2/
Photoshop Layer Masks http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-layer-masks/
Selecting Stock Photography http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-working-with-stock-photography/
Photoshop Levels [HD] Video Tutorial http://www.surre
Feature: Color TheoryFeature: Color TheoryFeature: Color Theory3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tekken: Lili Rochefort Behind the ScenesFinally posted it! Thank you all for your patience. I hope you enjoy the video!Tekken: Lili Rochefort Behind the Scenes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
News - Contest 2 - Win a 3 Month SubscriptionAnnouncementNews - Contest 2 - Win a 3 Month Subscription2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest Closed, Voting now in progress [vote]
Contest 2 will be held in conjunction with TheArtPlatform
[details 1] [details 2]
A three month subscription will be given to the user who receives the most votes in accordance with the [guidelines]
- All art media accepted
- Max one entry per user
- No mature content
- Your entry must have a link in the description to TheArtPlatform (:devtheartplatform: or :icontheartplatform:)
- You must explain how your entry fits the theme of the contest in the deviation description
Modern Elite CSS Contest - Premium Prizes to winHi fellas,Modern Elite CSS Contest - Premium Prizes to win2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A new contest is in the house! Yes, you have heard me right! A new CSS contest with premium prizes to grab for yourself is here for you!
You and I can see a lot of journal skins present in our DA's Journal & Gallery Skins category till date but we see only a few of them are modern style designs. As, many of you probably know that I mostly like modern design for my journal skins. So, I want you to go crazy with your own creativity and do the same for this contest.
Many of you might wonder, what is modern style web designs anyway? Please mind that I'm using the word "web design" here because journal skins in DA are nothing but web designs that we code in CSS. So coming back, a modern design generally..
1) has few colors
2) contains simple yet elegant images to make the design look smart
3) has all it's elements well arranged
4) has minimalistic touch (not always though)
5) includes high usage of typography
DeviantART- De-emphasizing Art?So I don't know about you guys, but there've been some issues I've been seeing with Deviantart's changes more and more lately and it's beginning to upset me...DeviantART- De-emphasizing Art?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comment count under thumbnails
I've never been comment-conscious before. I don't care if people "fave bomb" my work, or if they fave it without commenting (with exceptions on tutorials for feedback sake when necessary), but now that they have the comment count plastered under every thumbnail, I'm forced to focus on comments whether I want to or not. Now I see a piece that only has a comment or two and it makes me self conscious, when before I would just post my art and move on. I also feel like it might have an effect on others. For me, when I see that a piece has over 200 comments, I definitely feel less of an urge to comment on it before faving. I figure "everything that I would want to say about this piece has probably already been said, so I'll just fave it instead." Anyone else feel like that? Now that we
Thank You RelatedI will add the copy-paste codes soon.Thank You Related5 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have Firefox, try highlighting the selection you want and pasting it in a comment, journal, or reply.
Solucion al banneo...Bueno... llevo al menos un año y meses en este Deviantart y en mi vida me han mandado mensajes esos de que me eliminen mis ediciones o cosas por el estilo, ¿Porqué? Porque Deviantart me ama CTM jaja, vale no, pero es porque tengo un secreto que había estado pensando compartirlo con ustedes, porque veo que ¡TODOS! se dan de golpes en la cabeza por que bannen sus cuentas o a sus "amigos" pero en fin, antes de decirlo voy a explicarles unas cosas (:Solucion al banneo...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- ¿Porqué los bannean aun dando derechos en el comentario, o poniendo una foto en el común 'Permission Document'
Porque señores, Deviantart no se va a detener a leer tus comentarios, y porque lo que normalmente hace la gente, es poner una foto en Permission Document, cuando ESO NO AYUDA EN NADA, porque lo que te pide ahí es un Documento de Permiso, para poder utilizar la imagen, lo que viene siendo más o menos un 'acuerdo' (se que se escucha tonto) donde dice que tienes permiso, como el nombre lo indica, de usar esa imagen, es
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby