Free Photoshop ActionsPhotoshop Actions: the professional's tool, the beginner's crutch, the salesmen's bag of tricks
tldr: Learn how to post edit. Don't rely on actions developed by others and don't pay for them. Develop your own actions. Resources to help you along the way are all over the internet.
I recently released two Photoshop Actions, Bohemian Sundance and Parisian Rain, available for download for free on my website JFotography: http://jfotography.yolasite.com
Photoshop Actions, along with GIMP scripts, and other scripted, systematic, post editing procedures, can be very useful for professional photographers who have to edit a large number of photos in a short period of time. They are also useful for quickly surveying a large number of potential post editing routes, say if you want to go for a vintage feel, bring out
Around the block and back to dAI've been on other art sharing sites. But in the end I always come back to dA.Around the block and back to dA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why? I don't really think dA offers anything special in terms of browsing features, options, or other amenities. Its forums are just like any other forums. Frankly its journal and news system has become a machine for spewing out drama.
But there's something special about its people.
Somehow dA has managed to bring together people from all around the world who share a common appreciation for art; people who show their appreciation for art either by faving, watching and supporting other artists or by contributing their own artworks and striving towards improving their art.
People here don't have a concept of a "repost." To us, it's simply art theft. If you didn't make it from scratch from your own two hands, don't even attempt to put your name on it and pass it off as your creation here.
People here don't obsess over front page. We don't give thank you speeches for getting on front page as if it's some life ch
Five Things You Didn't Know About the New Avatar1. Making The Legend of Korra requires hundreds of artists in three different countries. In addition to the artists at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., we collaborated with Studio Mir in South Korea. They handled designing characters and backgrounds as well as all the animation and compositing for the first season. We also worked with a studio in India called Technicolor. It handled the CG vehicle models — all the cars, airships, and other CG vehicles. But even though we use computers to help us make the show, all the animation of the characters and bending effects are still hand-drawn.Five Things You Didn't Know About the New Avatar2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. The character of Korra's polar bear-dog, Naga, was actually created ten years ago. When we were developing the original series back in 2002, Bryan had done a sketch of a bipedal polar bear-dog creature. We never found a place for it in Avatar: The Last Airbender. But when we came up with Korra's character, we wanted her to have an animal mode of transport and revisited tha
In Two Words - What would you tell a younger you?Recently we asked "If you could tell your younger self something in two words - what would you say? Some of you broke the rules and used more But those that didn't have been collaborated here to make an awesome letter! EnjoyIn Two Words - What would you tell a younger you?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To A Younger Me:
Calm down, you're lovely. Get Stronger and Hold On. It Gets Worse.
Give Up. Shut Up. Be Kind.
Trust me, don't fall. Beware Kevin, get away.
Walk Away. You're fantastic.
Wise Up. Be You. You're Bipolar. Animal Instincts. Calm Yerself. Fucking Butch.
Live. Love. Do It. Stock Paper. Good Job.
You Can stay strong, someone awaits. Be confident. Write more.
Lazy = bad Fuck's sake!
Stop panicking. They're stupid. Just smile. Stop it. Keep cool. Don't suck. So stupid.
Stop procrastinating. College sucks. Be individual. Relax goddammit. Keep Writing. Don't Change.
Pessimist Forever. Fucking Moron. Sup Sexy. Keep dreaming.
Shit happens. Love yourself. Ignore haters.
Let Loose. Enjoy life.
K e e p B e l i e v i n g
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SHOW!Michael Dante DiMartino (W) and Bryan Konietzko (W/Cover)THE LEGEND OF KORRA: THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SHOW!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On sale July 24FC, 184 pages$34.99HC, 9” x 12”
This handsome hardcover contains hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen artwork created during the development of Season 1 of The Legend of Korra. With captions from Mike and Bryan throughout, this is an intimate look inside the creative process that brought the mystical world of bending and a new generation of heroes to life!
• Captions by creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!
• Follow-up to smash hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender!
• Never-before-seen artwork!
Below is the description taken from the source of these images, Kotaku.com http://avatarthelastairbenderonline.com/korra-book-1-art-book-confirmed-and-the-search-part-2-cover-description/
Don’t know why the two “excerpt” pages are formatted so strangely, they might not be official.
I also forgot about this to. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER-THE SEARCH PART
Off-Site ResourcesOff-Site ResourcesOff-Site Resources3 years ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Freeware List of Free Fractal Program
Includes links for: Mandlebrot 1.5, Fractal Explorer 2.0+, Mandlebrot Explorer 3.0, JAME 6.0+, PixelPlay 1.0, Sterling(ware)2 1.7, Mandlebrot Set Plotter 3.0, endlos 1.0, XaoS 3.1, Sierpinski Fractal 1.1, ChaosPro 3.1
Apophysis Program made for Windows 7 by Xyrus-02 Updated as of July 2014
Ultra Fractal - A fractal rendering program. There are many tutorials available on the site and on DA. Updated 2014.
Polyfractalisation - Inside the Mind of an Apophysisist. Great Tips and tutorials by IDeviant
Agony - A fractal Program by kelbv Updated 27 February 2011
How to win at deviantART: The categories gameThe categories game refers to the switching or misplacement of deviations into less competitive or algorithm preferred submission categories in order to gain a ranking advantage in dA's popularity algorithm, generally as a means of appearing more frequently on front page and subsequently gaining greater exposure.How to win at deviantART: The categories game2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The categories game arises from the inherent category biases under dA's "fair exposure" policy. The goal of the policy is to "maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. " What this boils down to is that certain categories have inherent ranking advantages and others inherent ranking disadvantages on front page. For more information on dA's fair exposure policy and how it leads to the categories game, consult my last journal on "How to win at deviantART: Exposed: http://roseonthegrey.deviantart.com/journal/How-to-win-at-deviantART-Exposed-289765235"
As you m
Photography ResourcesLots of people have had troubleshooting queries over the past few months that we've addressed through various articles you might have seen over at communityrelations. This blog is a roundup of all those resources including a few others from around dA that you might find useful. If you've got something you'd like to see included then please note us with the information. Enjoy!Photography Resources1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Dull Images on dA
Free 3D Software Available valued at $800(update)(update) They have had so much success with the free software last February they have extended it to the end of April so if you missed grabbing the software you have another chance to grab the 3D software.Free 3D Software Available valued at $800(update)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
link provided by: :iconCyberDagger:
For those who are interested in getting into 3D art,character modeling or landscape modeling or just want to give this a go here is the opportunity to grab some free software.
Daz who is a company who makes 3D programs is giving away $800 worth of software this month
>>>This offer ends at the end of April
Azula's take on "Call Me Maybe"I would like you guys to have something fun right now. Enjoy. http://www.vocaltwit.com/4506Azula's take on "Call Me Maybe"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And also, contest. http://legend-of-korra.deviantart.com/gallery/39398004
be really dedicatedSo, I was drawing at work yesterday (I'm now at WB btw, yay!), when I just looked down, startled, and thought, "This is what I wanted it to look like." I suddenly couldn't fathom how that had happened. Like I don't remember when I got to the point where someone tells me their idea, then I'm able to sit down and just MAKE THAT THING. I remember being someone who couldn't figure out how to do that, and I acknowledge being the me I am now, but where were the two bridged and when did I cross? This whole week has kind of been like that - me thinking about the person I was when I joined this site and the person I am today.be really dedicated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On that note, lemme take you back to a journal entry from August 2007, essentially at the start of my second year of USC (I was getting a Master's in Comm. Management):
"My career counselor at my school (which btw, I feel, MUST train its employees to dissuade bright-eyed students from having any ambitions outside of the SPECIFIC interests of the
Regarding CopyrightsIn light of all the problems people are having with other sites taking our fractals and using them as they see fit...i have put together some information...Regarding Copyrights3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best advice in this post is: If you need legal counsel, then seek it. Don't get it from the internet or this post. Hire professionals who do it for a living, and for the love of god, don't defend yourself in court.
you all know i am not very technical so this is gonna be pretty rough at best but this is what i do if i find my art somewhere i don't want it.......
the first thing i do is contact the person displaying it and advise them all my images are copyright protected and please remove it....
then i wait a few days...
if the image is still there then i send the site an email with this form.....keeping things professional at this point is a must...and just sending an email asking them to remove the image will not work......here is the form i use
Subject: Notice of Copyright Infringement
The copyrighted work at issue is the te
Q&A: Is Art School Worth It?This is a question that I get pretty often, and I'd like to start this by saying I honestly have no idea. It's such a hard thing to gauge due to there being so many external and internal parameters that there's no do-all end-all answer. I'm still not sure if Art School was completely worth it even for myself. If I don't know, surely I must not be the right person to ask.Q&A: Is Art School Worth It?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can provide you with some tips from experience about things you could consider, should you be considering higher education. (And by that, I'm speaking about full four-year style colleges that offer full-time curriculum for a Bachelors or Masters degree.)
Now, as I mentioned above, this is truthfully a touchy subject. I don't want to be held liable for ruining anyone's future. So take what I say as opinion, not fact. Also my opinions come from being raised within a middle-class family. Not YOUR family.
I'd also like to take this moment and disclaim I wrote this very late at night while watching Top Gear and
Korra & Avatar merchandise coming in MayDark Horse Deluxe and Nickelodeon and expanding their partnership to include a wide array of new Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra merchandise. The merchandise will debut at Toy Fair and be released in May.Korra & Avatar merchandise coming in May6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The new merchandise follows Dark Horse’s already successful graphic novels and art books based on both series.
Products in development include "limited-edition statues, figurines, and busts", as well as, featured plush, drinking glasses, cups, coffee mugs, coaster sets, magnets, playing cards, badges, pins, lunch boxes, sculptural pins, and other items.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are some of the finest animated television shows ever created,” said David Scroggy, Dark Horse Vice President, Product Development. “We feel a strong responsibility to bring forward the creators’ vision as accurately as possible in the style they have established, and we are excited to bring these
APOPHYSISWe are going to have special features (from time to time)about the different software programs that we all use to make our fractal image art. This first one centers around the very popular program APOPHYSIS.APOPHYSIS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apophysis is an open source fractal flame editor and renderer for Microsoft Windows.
Apophysis has many features for creating and editing fractal flames, including an editor which allows one to directly edit the transforms by manipulating triangles, a mutations window, which applies random edits to the triangles, an adjust window, which allows the adjustment of coloring and location of the image, and even a scripting language with direct access to most of the components of the fractal, which allows for effects such as the animations seen in Electric Sheep, which are also fractal flames. Users can export fractal flames to other fractal flame rendering programs, such as FLAM3.Scott Draves invented Fractal Flames and published an open source implementation written in C in t
Male NUDE Photography - TMS:iconthemalesoul:Male NUDE Photography - TMS3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In response to our most recent poll which asked which gallery members enjoyed most. I have put together this spectacular News Article to showcase the truly sublime NUDE photography in our galleries. Hope you enjoy it!!!
This Article is especially dedicated to all our members and particularly those that participated in the poll - thank you
The purpose of this group is to showcase Male beauty (mind, body and soul) through photography. To promote and showcase artworks that explore Male beauty in all its forms.
If you have photographs of men in your gallery, whether portraits or artistic nudes etc. you are welcome. Please join and submit your work to the group, we would love you to share it with us. If you are just an admirer of the male form, please feel free to join or watch the group!!
END OF CALART + WIZARDCATS + TURTLE POWERhello! a life update!!END OF CALART + WIZARDCATS + TURTLE POWER3 months ago in Personal More Like This
recently i wrapped up my freshman year at calarts and uploaded my student film, ABRACATABRA:
it was a fantastic learning experience, cultivated through an environment of incredibly skilled, hardworking peers -- i had a lot of fun.
around the same time, i was hired out of school and onto nickelodeon's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES as a storyboard revisionist!! i've just wrapped up my second day on the team and i'm so happy to be working on such a fun show with so many strong artists.
thanks always for your support. here's to neat things in the future!!
Winter Solstice GiftA wonderful Solstice surprise and gift from the generosity of deviantArt-ists!Winter Solstice Gift2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have reached our donation pool goal, from the help of SacredArt members and fellow deviants here on dA and are now a super group
Well now what would you all like to do with the group?
I've already had a few ideas like member interviews, weekly/monthly group newsletter.....
Comment on this journal with any other ideas you have or things you would like to see happening within the group.
and, now a special feature from all those who donated to help SacredArt become a super group
Do Make Time by DoMiNouS-Qi Tao Is Softcore by DoMiNouS-Qi
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Frequently asked1. How long have you been using watercolors?Frequently asked5 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
I started more actively as I entered high school around 2002.
2. What kind of paper do you use?
3 different ones: Classic watercolour paper 250g/m², Bockingford watercolour paper 300g/m² and Canson's Montval watercolour paper 300g/m², which I found from a discount.
3. Paper size?
Usually A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches) or half smaller format A5, since they're so easy to file in that size.
4. By "aquarelles" do you mean colored pencils?
No, but fine watercolors. All the watercolors I use come as button-colors (or "cakes" as some call them).
5. What's the difference between fine watercolors and thicker watercolors?
Fine ones need more water and less color to look smooth and make wonderful washes, unlike with thicker ones you need to use more color and less water for it's different opaque. The thicker watercolors I use are called "peitevärit" in Finnish, but I don't know the correct translation fo
The Legend Of Korra Path To Korra! Avatar Extras!Nick Toons is on the path to Korra. With a whole week of Avatar extras marathon. An exclusive sneak peek of the brand new series The Legend of Korra. Avatar extras marathon starts April 9th at 2pm. All part of the path to Korra only on Nick Toons. One more thing. Look at this. http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d4uni86The Legend Of Korra Path To Korra! Avatar Extras!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Path To Korra trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXPupzRcygg
The Legend Of Korra: Mythology! http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=zarWssO-WoA
Meet the creators of The Legend of Korra! part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=nRm7I07I0g4
Meet the creators of The Legend of Korra! part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BQkiSkFLfA
What do you guys think of this?
A very important messageHi everyone! How are you all doing? It's been awhile since I updated my journal and there is a particular issue I want to discuss...A very important message2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art theft. It seems lately, I've noticed, that it's getting worse and worse. Or at least for me anyway... So I wanted to dig deep into the meaning of art theft and explain in detail what it means to us artists trying to make a living, or for any under-appreciated artist.
What is Art Theft?
This is my personal answer to this question. Art theft is the action of a person(s), in which they deliberately copy, reproduce, edit, publish, transmit, upload, etc, in any way, without artist written consent (written consent is far more legit than spoken words, as written can be a binding contract, which can be later used as evidence). Art theft is the action of right-clicking & saving, uploading (without permission). It can also be art theft when deliberately copied, such as painting the exact photograph (if said photograph is NOT a stock photo), and used without per