Tutorial Treasury 03In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 034 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create this beautiful treehouse artwork using a combination of photo manipulation and painting techniques. Find out how to easily draw a surreal-looking tree easily using the Brush tool, clouds from scratch, and more! You’ll learn all these techniques in this Photoshop tutorial.
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Rainmeter Workshop: Autoscaling and YouI've been beating my head against a wall working on a new suite. The hardest, and most tedious thing has been making the skins resizable. It involves a lot of simple math, and trial and error. Over the course of the next few Workshops I'm going to share some of the things that I've learned about resizing skins, as well as other cool things to do with position formulas and dynamic variables. They'll start off pretty basic and work towards more complicated topics.Rainmeter Workshop: Autoscaling and You5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I keep seeing taskbar skins that fit only one specific desktop resolution. It's possible to make a skin fit any resolution, and usually it's fairly simple. A decent grasp on simple algebra, geometry and arithmetic helps greatly though. The taskbar below fits any resolution. I'm assuming that you're somewhat familiar with Rainmet
PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your workHello all!PE Daily Deviations- Presentation of your work3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well we’ve had a fascinating week so far; a week which hopefully has provided some insight not only to the process of DD selection but helped you understand what we look for in DDs as CVs. As we draw to the end of this week, I bring you an article which will whet your Saturday with thoughts that don’t just apply to the DD feature, but something which should be a consideration to everything you submit to dA. I am talking about deviation presentation.
Why is Presentation important?
Art isn’t always about just being “creative”. There are techniques and skills which develop over time which contribute to the quality of the work you produce and alongside this comes a developed understanding of good presentation.
Good presentation could be anything from cropping a photograph, to spell checking your literature. These are common sense things that in the rush of wanting to show off your creativity can sometimes be
Tutorial Treasury 04In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 044 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create realistic rose text using some simple layer styles and custom made brushes. This Photoshop rose text will not be completly made from scratch, we'll have to use a beautiful Rose PNG stock image. A nature inspired text effect can be used in so many creative ways, to decorate your scrapbook for example.
My thoughts on Skyrim so far...Just started playing a few days ago. Here are my thoughts.My thoughts on Skyrim so far...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Warning Capslock and cussing ahoy!
There's nothing quite like a nice stroll on a cool, crisp morning with a NOPE, GOTTA PLAY SKYRIM.
I have to work, bills to pay, walk the dogs, go shopping, and I also need to NOPE, GOTTA PLAY SKYRIM.
Haven't eaten all day, I should probably have some NOPE, GOTTA PLAY SKYRIM.
FYI: If you walk past a flowery bush IRL and your first instinct is "Harvest mountain flowers," you've been playing too much Skyrim.
Approximately half of Skyrim's populace used to be an adventurer just like me, but then they all took arrows to the knee . which is funny because I've taken multiple arrows to the head and that hasn't stopped me from running tits first into one adventure after another and another . And another . AND ANOTHER OMHFG THERE ARE SO MANY !@#$%^&*ing SIDE QUESTS.
Um . Skyrim? Yes, uh, Skyrim? Hi. That's a mudcrab. There's real
Jump Start Your StoryWelcome to our brand spanking Quarterly Resource Feature! That's right, four times a year we're going to invade your inbox with some pointers, guides and tutorials to assist you in your writing adventures and there's nothing you can do about it!Jump Start Your Story4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For our first feature, we're going to keep things simple and work with the basics of starting your story. It should be obvious that a story starts with an idea. But how do we get from a basic idea to a full blown novel? Well, there are lots of answers to that. Here are just some:
How to Write a Novel
BarbecuedIguana not only explains basic plotting, but also covers the entire writing process in this compact deviation.
Planning the Evil Plot
One of the most thorough plotting resources I've seen in a very long time. MissLunaRose not only gives an in depth look to her process but us
This is not spam!Hello, everyone!This is not spam!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal entry is about spam. Or rather, it's about what spam isn't.
According to the help section spam is this:
"What is "spamming"?
Spamming is the act of using deviantART as a means to commercially advertise using journals, deviations comments, forums or notes and is considered an abuse regardless of how or where the advertisements are presented.
Commercial business operations are welcome to advertise on deviantART but only through proper advertising channels as outlined through our advertising contact page located at [link] . Commercial entities creating accounts to advertise for free, will find their accounts closed and their websites potentially blacklisted."
So here is what is not spam:
- comments from people disagreeing with you
- a discussion (even if it's off-topic) between two deviants that happens in your comments
For The Love of... 'Family'Welcome!For The Love of... 'Family'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the first edition of "For the Love of..." This bi-weekly (unless I get sidetracked and forget) "journews" article is specifically aimed at the stock and resources gallery, and will be themed for a keyword in each edition.
In honour of thanksgiving, I'm dedicating this first "for the love of.." feature to the keyword "family"
Thank you to all the artists featured for sharing their stock and resources!
Using Stock and Resources
You should ALWAYS -
CREDIT the stock you use in your description
NOTIFY the stock provider that you have used their work
What are "Stock Photos" and can I use "Stock Photos" in my submissions?
Can I use things creat
what the hellA bunch of trolls are attacking my pic!what the hell4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the pic they're attacking:
I will not tolerate this sort of abuse and neither should DA!
Kids kill themselves over this sort of thing you know?
I think together we can take down this cyberbully scum!
Before it's too late and another life is lost!
Death 2 cyberbullies!
Krita 2.9: First Beta Released!https://krita.org/item/krita-2-9-first-beta-released/Krita 2.9: First Beta Released!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Last week, the first preparations for the next Krita release started with the creation of the first Krita 2.9 beta release: Krita 2.9 Beta 1. This means that we’ve stopped adding new features to the codebase, and are now focusing on making Krita 2.9 as stable as possible.
We’ve come a long way since March, when we released Krita 2.8! Thanks to the enthusiastic support of many, many users, here and on kickstarter, Krita 2.9 has a huge set of cool new features, improvements and refinements.
Here’s a short list to wet your appetite — a full intro to all new features will be presented when we present the final 2.9 release. That’s expected to happen in January, by the way.
*Krita can now open more than image in a singe window, and the same image in more than one window. *You can choose between sub windows and tabs.
*You can now organize the favorite presets in the pop-up palette using tags.
It's finally time... CONTEST! [Contest Over]Featured Donators! (The ones who made this contest possible!)It's finally time... CONTEST! [Contest Over]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconZemmyrapeplz: :iconjeffthekillerraveplz: Theme: Silly Pasta Monsters! (max. 2 entries per member) :iconjeffthekillerraveplz: :iconZemmyrapeplz:
Start and End: March 27th - May 15th EXTENDED TO JUNE 25th!
Allowed: Digital / traditional artwork, Colors, Animation, Black/white pictures, doodles/sketches, Photography (clay, stitch, felt, amigurumi, knit, crochet, etc.) This is a drawing of ANY Pasta monster being silly. You can also include one of your own creepypasta monsters you have made. :'3
Not allowed: Already existing deviations (please make a new picture exclusively for this contest and write on your artist's comment: This image has been made for the PastaMonsters-Fc Contest or it will not count. )
Submission: Please submit your entry to the "SILLYPASTA CONTEST 2013" f
Beautiful WorksIt was a pleasure doing this feature!Beautiful Works4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The ultimate executionWife comes home late at night and quietly opens the door to her Bedroom. From under the blanket she sees four legs instead of two.The ultimate execution4 years ago in Personal More Like This
She reaches for a Baseball Bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can. Once she's done, .. with a sense of pride and satisfaction she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine.
" Hi darling" he says
" Your parents have come to visit us, so I let them stay in our bedroom.
guess watafter a bunch of awkwardly adorable conversations, Suffbomb x Comickitty is now canon :iconeyesplz:guess wat3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OC interviewTagged by: :iconInzane--Saiko:OC interview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Pick one or more of your OCs
2) Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OC
3) Tag 3 people at the end of the quiz |D
Gonna pick a lot of 'em XD
1) What's your name?
2) Do you know why you were named that?
Kagekao: Yes; Shadow-face
Zehnder: No not really; although I know why I'm called Pretenderman.
Trevor: Nope :I
3) Are you single or taken?
Zehnder: never gonna let some bitch control me.
Xavier: No >:T
Trevor: No -sob-
Zippers: nope :I
4) Have any abilities or powers?
Kagekao: Yes; claws, flexibility, and more stuff
Zehnder: Strength, tendrils, teleportation, stuff like that
Xavier: No. just a proxy. pretty damn badass DJ though
Trevor: not really :I
Zippers: Zippers yay!
5) Stop being a Mary-sue.
Kagekao: I'm not a mary-sue おまえばか！？
Zehnder: Fuck you; I'm not a mary-sue. Call me that again and I'll break yo
~Rollin rollin rollinHEY AGAIN~Rollin rollin rollin3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DO YOU LIKE KOI
DO YOU LIKE STUFFED ANIMALS
DO YOU LIKE SPHERES
WOULD YOU LIKE A COMBINATION OF THOSE THINGS???
WELL THEN THIS SQUISHABLE DESIGN IS FOR YOU! but you have to vote for it to get it made so you should do that! Because it's super cute and should totally get made.
Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing PlatformSta.sh is deviantART's new upload and publishing platform -- home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in between. Once you've uploaded something via Sta.sh, you'll be provided a special URL. This URL is known only to you and can be shared with others before officially publishing the work to deviantART. But that's not all! While this version of Sta.sh is fully functioning, it will soon also allow the ability publish to other major platforms on the Web in addition to deviantART.Sta.sh: deviantART's Enhanced Publishing Platform4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How does it work?
Drag and drop as many files as you'd like into your Sta.sh (up to 2 GB), or use the "Upload Files" button. Sta.sh offers faster uploads than ever before. Submissions will stay in your Sta.sh, and not appear in your deviantART Gallery or to your Watchers, until you say so.
Each item in your Sta.sh has a unique UR
Shatter the reality - CLOSED NO MORE ENTRIES. I will announce the winner in 17th of this month, meaning 3-5 days depending on your timezone. (its 4 days for me). This is because I received 5 amazing pieces and I want to give each and everyone equal look, before I judge them. You know, I want to be as fair as possible. I will also ask two of my friends if they want to help me to judge so there will be no bias!Shatter the reality - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah let's try making a contest!
Story is quite simple: Draw a picture of my character, "Classified", doing the thing he is best at: Bending the reality. To give an idea, his ability is to bend material and reality around us as long as it doesn't affect directly in someones life (so he cannot bend someones existence away, nor can he create sentient life, nor can he transform someones species with just snap of fingers).
Image will be judged by on creativity, artistic skill range, and how well you portray the character himself.
And by "bending reality", I mean you can make him create mindless "p
Capture Beauty IXA garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.Capture Beauty IX4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
Proudly Pinkish by AsoomahFrosty Sunrise 2 by PasqualiSulov by myusernameistaken2Symmetry 03 by asthringThe Cauldron of Life by Ian-PlantLiliaceae by Sonny2005Bridge in the Mists by MattGranzPhotographyFleur orangee by MalheureuxAt the Earth's Edge by photobaronRoche Abbey by RoxShotzJust The Two of Us by JeanFan:thumb292427084:The roadside shrine in forest by XeniaChowaniecHeld deep within my heart by HeylormammyHappy go lucky by Draken413odreamlike by UnassailablyA New Zealand Sunset by MaxK-WDepth by AshleyPhotography411 my poppyworld by landscapesaxony
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Fan Art Friday: TransformersFan Art Friday: Transformers11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Autobots Transform
And Roll Out
Those growing up in the 80s remember The Transformers as the popular cartoon show while the current generation’s first exposure to the characters was through Michael Bay’s explosive live-action films. However these iconic characters origins long predating the original animated show.
In 1980 a Japanese toy line by the name of Diaclone was launched by Takara Toys. It consisted of robots that tr
Happy Chinese New Year:iconcommunityrelations: communityrelations :iconcommunityrelations:Happy Chinese New Year4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Chinese New Year!!
I read a very interesting article early this morning on my iPhone while laying in bed catching up on the news. I knew it was the year of the Dragon, but I didn't realize it was a specific Dragon. Once every sixty-years The Water Dragon comes up as the Dragon in the "Year of the Dragon". I didn't realize different Dragons were represented in different Dragon years. I just thought it was a Chinese Dragon each time the Dragon cycle came up in its rotation. Silly me. Anyhoo, for 2012 this Dragon year begins on January 23rd and continues until February 9, 2013. The Water Dragon is especially good for people in the arts since creativity is at its peak.
To read more about the Year of the Dragon,
PE: Anthro Art TutorialsOn today's Project Educate Article on Anthro, I'll be highlighting some great tutorials on how to draw Anthro. Sense there is no right or wrong as far as drawing Anthro, because lets face it, we don't see a werewolf running around to reference from, your imagination is the limit. However, there are some simply guidelines that you can take home with you and practice to better your creativity.PE: Anthro Art Tutorials4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is probably one of the most challenging things for people to adhere to. Anatomy in itself is a little challenging but once you get it, the sky's the limit as far as drawing Anthropomorphic animals, beings and things!
So below are a few pointers!
1. The Ultimate Anthro Tutorial - This tutorial was created for all beginners and Art enthusiasts around the world. It has such detail and walks you through all the basics before getting to the next level where you feel comfortable drawing anatomy for an Anthro character.
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.Being happy with your art2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million