AMANA2 is Released!LSAMANA2 is Released!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
Faces of DeviantART - Vol. 01***Faces of DeviantART - Vol. 012 years ago in Art Features More Like This
See the beautiful faces of DA
Some Fine-ART portraits for your pleasure:
I'm sure she was by la-monalisa Kiss me tedious.. by dyramisty
Dora 01 by gulyas-alfred Nastya by lilu158 leandra by Enigma-Fotos Olga by ValeryChulkova
Temptation by scathing-sanity awkward angle by Mariahwarped14 Kriss 8 by RavenaJuly like a doll. summer is my soul by Minni-Mannequin Smile by mercurygin Blue by WilliamBrenes Im not another sweetheart by ClauRay
A9 by TBriday Ginger hair by Darthaar whIte by LadYale Light, so many light by Darthaar Nothing by TiensMoiSerr
How to skin foobar2000How to skin foobar20002 years ago in Software Reviews More Like This
I've been asked to write a tutorial on skinning foobar2000, because many f2k users encounter difficulties modifying skins or simply using them. I'm not an expert on the subject, I've started by installing a few skins and trying to understand how that worked ; I still think it's the best way to get a good handle on it, though a long and sometimes frustrating way. I invite you to try and see by yourself, to keep in mind that errors come all along and to share any advice, question, difficulty or anything you want to say, may you be new or expert. I also recommend to read this good tutorial (though it's partly based on outdated PanelsUI), maybe this less developed one, some of the very useful Hydr
Ten Quotes About Christian ApologeticsGreat Christian Thinkers: Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics:Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Great Christian Thinkers: Ten Quotes About Christian Apologetics:
• Apologetics is not simply about reaching outside the church and helping people realize why Christianity makes so much sense. There are many people inside church congregations who are wrestling with apologetic questions; who come to faith but haven’t ...had all of their questions answered. I think the pastor, the preacher, needs to realize if they want their people to be good and minister to the faith, apologists and evangelists, they’ve got to be equipped. They’ve got to be reassured about their faith. They’ve got to be helped to be able to explain it and defend it in the secular marketplace. Now maybe many pastors and preachers say, ‘You know, I couldn’t do this.’ In which case, you need to bring somebody in who can. But there’s a real need for the local church to see this kind
LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them bothInstalling Litestep on Windows 7 x64LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them both5 years ago in Personal More Like This
You need to download some required libraries in order for Litestep to run on
Windows. The libraries are called "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables"
otherwise known as vcredist.exe. What you will need are the 2005, 2005 SP1,
2008, 2008 SP1 to run properly (it is what the Litestep installer will be looking for)
If you currently develop with Microsoft Visual Studio (Express, Web Developer),
whichever version, your libraries should already be in place; though checking
for updates is a good idea. For good reason, I also recommend looking for
"Sec ATL" updates, they contain patches and fixes for possible security flaws within
Microsoft's code source.
I know it sounds funny, but you need to get the x86 (32-bit) and the x64 (64-bit)
installers for this reason: The Litestep program is by default, 32-bit architecture,
however the 64-bit update package (0.25 Alpha and greater) will be a patch after
you install Litestep. The 32-bit libra
LITESTEP!I HAVE FOUND YOU AGAIN IN THIS 64-BIT JUNGLE!!!!!!!! Oh how content I am to have litestep working on Win7.LITESTEP!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Turns out all you really need to do is install LOSI 0.45 (or whatev the recent one is...) and then drag and drop the executable and .dll file in the 0.25 alpha build into the litestep directory. THEN (this is what I think was causing my woes) you need to download a little .exe file called setshell64: http://lsp.litestep.info/index.php?page=index;item=145
Voila! LS is working super now . Although I miss the windows 7 superbar and the fancy desktop fade (although if you get jdesk-0.75, you still get changing desktops, just not with the fancy fade effect).
I'm just happy that LS is working. Ahhhhhh I haven't had this much fun in a looooong time .
COMMISSION *Paid Slots - OPEN/*Reserve list - OPENExample of customised commissionCOMMISSION *Paid Slots - OPEN/*Reserve list - OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bust commission: £60
+ Complex detail: £35 (for the jewellery)
+ Paypal fee: £10
Detailed Sketch: £20
Detailed Face: £55
Bust Commission: £60
Waist Up: £75
Thigh up Commissions: £90
Full Body: £150
Wedding Card Service: £310 (Without prints)
This includes invitations to the wedding service and reception party.
Just Sketch £15
Extra detail +£15 (Bust only)
Complex Detail +£35 - £50 (can vary)
Example: Wings: +£35
Background +£15 (Bust o
Focus StackingScience related Art WeekFocus Stacking1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Whatever you are working with microscope or just macro photography you are familiar with the problem of limited depth of field.
Whether working with a microscope or macro photography you will be familiar with the problem of a limited depth of field. However, as artists we can sometimes use this a limited depth of field in a creative way! Unfortunately, when working with a very large magnification your image will be ruined. So how does one overcome this problem and create the following incredible image?
Picture via http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/index.php?
The answer is the combination of several pictures at different focus points. For instance, 107 pictures were used to capture the above photograph of this stunning scorpion. This technique is known as Focus Stacking, which is actually quite easy to do.
Focus Stacking defined
The concept behind F
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-18-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-18-156 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 18, 2015
Star Wars: Battlefront Trailer
There’s an official trailer for the new Star Wars: Battlefront game, and it looks pretty amazing. We’re seeing a lot of what we expected: classic battles from the original trilogy as well as a few landscapes we don’t recognize. We know that the game will include a downloadable level from the new film, The Force Awakens, but otherwise we’re not entirely sur
Rainmeter / Pileus Help, Set-up, FAQSince I released the http://livinglightningrod.deviantart.com/art/P-I-L-E-U-S-Suite-148290753 (Pileus suite), many people have asked how to configure/edit/set up various parts. I am by no means an expert, and I'm sure there are a lot of smarter, better, more good-looking people who could answer these questions with brevity, wit, and savvy. I would recommend to all http://www.rainmeter.net/forum/index.php (the Rainmeter forums).Rainmeter / Pileus Help, Set-up, FAQ6 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, if you're having trouble with getting Pileus to do what you want, I feel responsible to at least try to help. So the following are my attempts at answers to some common questions. Thanks for bearing with me, and I hope this helps someone!
First, some things you need to/might want to/possibly already know:
Rainmeter makes wide use of things called 'variables'. In the actual code, things like text size and color (which must be repeated a lot across all the skins) and personal info (like your computer's drive names, weather code, etc.) are easiest to ed
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-24-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-24-156 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 24, 2015
A Fond Farewell
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Francis Tsai — francis001. He was diagnosed with ALS back in 2010 and when it compromised his ability to use his hands, he began the practice of "eye-gazing,” drawing with a computer that tracked his eye movement.
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-21-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-21-157 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's Headlines From The News DeskMarch 21, 2015
Get To Know Bukowski
Compared to prolific auteurs in other dis
Litestep on Windows 7UPDATE(9/11/2011): lsdev.org is currently down which is a major bummer because it is a huge resource for the litestep community. from what i've read some kind folks are trying to find a new home for lsdev but i'm not really in contact with anyone so i don't know anything for certain, just what i read online. if you happen to be a new litestep user you picked a somewhat bad time to get into it =/Litestep on Windows 76 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measure
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install liteste
What is DeviantArt? Part 2What is DeviantArt? Part 26 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Some websites you enjoy for their distinction. They're like no place else on the Internet because they serve one purpose, and they do it well. If you want to find out who that actor was in that show you kind of remember, you head to IMDb. If you want funny, interesting, or informative videos, there are a few options, but you're likely headed to YouTube. To get reviews on a local business or ideas on where to eat, Yelp is always a good resource.
At DeviantArt, we pride ourselves on being like no place else on the Internet, but the community also represents a cross-section of the world at large — a bustling and inspirational microcosm of society. We have Groups for everything from beginning artists looking for tips and tricks, to hobby artists coming together over a shared fandom, to artists who donate profits from their art commissions to charities. Whatever your passion, artistic or beyond, you'll find kin
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-19-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-19-157 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's Headlines From The News DeskMarch 19, 2015
New ‘Avengers’ Trailer
A new Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot was
Medium - Tilt-shift effect on Photoshop.Hello, I'm back with tutorials, and for the first time it's about edition on Photoshop. The objective will be making a miniature looking picture (tilt-shift). I'd say the perfect photos for this effect are those taken from heights, like on top of a building or on top of a mountain or something similar. Nevertheless, you can experiment with other kids of pictures and then tell me or show me the results. I'm always interested on knowing more.Medium - Tilt-shift effect on Photoshop.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For this tutorial, I've chosen an archive photo from Paris, taken on top of the Arc de Triomphe, and showing La Défense in the background:
And after some basic edition on Lightroom 3.4 I get this:
I'll explain now how ot get the tilt-shift edition step by step:
1st - We open the picture on Photoshop, and we turn on the "fast mask" by clicking here:
2nd - With pencils at 2500 and strenght at 0%, we paint the area that we want to look unfocused to make the tilt-shift.
3rd - We turn off the fast mask mode, and deselect and invert the selection:
Fairies Do ExistFairies Do Exist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fascinated Danbo by Kara-a Danbo Memories by yuiiwae
406 by Nigrita splashy watermelon by ByLaauraa cupcake by purp0l
danbo sleep by Simon120188 Danbo Likes Cherries by JacquelineBarkla No one can see me cry... by IgNgRez
Love Speaks Every Language by NayeliNeria Fortitude II by kkart Image by Lostsoulsab
Mystical. by andokadesbois Miska 8304 square by MichalTokarczuk No More Sorrow by WishmasterAlchemist
Flowers by Justine1985 Green and red by Pensieri
Reconstruction by peterle28 Satori (with colors) by JakezDaniel Bulb fiction I by teyasaveleva
19. Mai 2013 IV by Filterkaffee Cube by Einsilbig we are enlightened by davespertine
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-20-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-20-157 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today's Headlines From The News DeskMarch 20, 2015
Let’s celebrate by posting ALL THE .GIFS in the comments section.
Scaling Bar, Bitmap, Histogram, Rotator ImagesScaling Certain Rainmeter Style MetersScaling Bar, Bitmap, Histogram, Rotator Images7 months ago in Personal More Like This
To accomplish scaling in meters (Bar, Bitmap, Button, Histogram, Rotator), where W and H are used to set the size of the "meter", not the size of the "image", you can use a "universal" TransformationMatrix formula (Formula is by Xanci):
TransformationMatrix = (1 * #Scaler#); 0; 0; (1 * #Scaler#); ((1 - #Scaler#) * [#CURRENTSECTION#: X]); ((1 - #Scaler#) * [#CURRENTSECTION#: Y])
Adding this to your meter, and controlling a new #Scaler# variable, you can easily scale these meters to any desired size.
Here are 3 skins that demonstrate using TransformationMatrix to scale Rotator meters.
One uses modified coding from Rotate an Image Around its Center Tip by Smurfier and JSMor
How to skin foobar2000 - Part 2How to skin foobar2000 - Part 22 years ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Read other parts:
:iconMarkkoenig:Part 1 - Basics:iconslowboyfast:Part 2 - Composition & Graphics:iconFlipOut69:Part 3 - Panel Switchers
Composition & Graphics
In this part, you'll learn the basics of foobar graphic coding. You may think "graphic coding" sounds like something serious and hard, but once you've learned it, it'll be as easy as writing a DA Journal.
This part will focus mainly on using CUI (ColumnsUI), PSS (Panel Stack Splitter) and ELP (ELPlaylist).
Maths - most drawing functions use coordinates, lengths, widths and ot
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-31-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 3-31-156 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMarch 31, 2015
New ‘Mad Max’ Trailer
Warner Bros. has released the first full trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road and this movie just keeps looking better and better. The costumes, sets, cars, and explosions are all looking top-notch in this trailer, which illuminates a little bit of the film’s plot. The movie will be released in May.
Original Characters and FanartI've been seeing this topic appear more on my dash lately, so I'm pretty much just going to chip in my cents and say that I think it's nothing short of ridiculous when people complain about how their original work never gets attention and that people "only care" when they draw fanart.Original Characters and Fanart4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Newsflash: You're essentially complaining about the fact that people are getting more excited about an already established and widely recognized series with an already present fanbase instead of an "original" character that maybe appeared, what, only once or twice in your entire gallery.
A lot of artists try to pin the blame on other people for being attracted to fanart or make it seem as if others are just "too shallow to care about original OCs they just want to see fanart WAAAAHHHH" but if you've spent most of your time loading up your gallery with fanart of already existing series while only drawing your "origunul churruckter" once or twice with a small dash of "lol maybe i'll draw them again sometime
The essentials of Macro photography.Hi, deviants! This week is Community week, and I am giving my best to introduce some essential tips concerning macro photography.The essentials of Macro photography.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But first of all: What is macro photography?
Macro photography - what is it about?
Wikipedia tells us things like "extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size" (Source: Wikipedia.org)
But is that really all that matters? It is a common fact that many people believe that macro photography is photography which refers to life size
Fan Art Friday: X-FilesFan Art Friday: X-Files6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY:The Truth
Is Out There
The Truth Is Out There…
And FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back to continue the search for the truth.
That’s right, almost 13 years after the end of The X-Files television series, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles for a 6-episode “event.” Originally premiering in 1993, The X-Files quickly grew into a cult classic and pop culture phenomenon. Spanning