CEA Blog: How (And Where) to Report DeviationsThe Galleries here at deviantART.com receive, on average, around a hundred thousand submissions every day- any way you look at it that is a lot of creative works coming in every minute of every day. Among this outpouring of creativity which we call Deviations there are, inevitably, works which could be potential problems and when members of the community find deviations which could be troublesome for one reason or another it is only natural to want to bring them to the attention of the staff here at deviantART.
Because of the various ways that a deviation might be a problem we'll focus on only one specific issue in this blog, that issue being the subject of copyright infringement.
Now we've already tried to explain the ins and outs of copyright in our copyright policy so if you haven't read that particular page yet I'd encourage you to do so now (you agree to obey the rules and restrictions laid out there every time you submit
Improved DMCA Reporting SystemImproved DMCA Reporting System2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Hello, deviants! In an effort to keep the community informed and to provide the best possible experience for our members, we wanted to inform you of changes to our reporting system.
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
In the past, we took reports by the copyright holder in two different ways: An informal report via the Report Violation tool and a formal complaint via contacting the Help Desk. While both of these methods were effective, they presented many setbacks.
The informal report did not gather all the necessary information for a formal copyright complaint and was prone to misuse by well-meaning deviants who would attempt to report images they did not own the copyright to
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
Celebrating Deviousness - April 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - April 20123 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to ^shuttermonkey
All for the love of you
Pretty in White II
The Colors of Potter's Cay
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
It's no April Fools prank, today we are delighted to announce
^shuttermonkey as the Deviousness Award recipient for April 2012.
Funny Face ID.
Landing Lake 2
Playful Reminder II
Who is ^shuttermonkey?
Cory's dedication to the community is astounding. Not only is he what we would call
Harassment: A Survival GuideIt's no secret that the members of deviantART are an opinionated bunch! For good or ill, there is always plenty to say about art that speaks to them. This is great, yet amidst those opinions you're bound to get reactions that are nothing more than word pollution or troll bait. How many of you have logged into deviantART and been faced with this problem?Harassment: A Survival Guide2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
We've all seen it, been a victim of it, or at least heard about it: Folk out in the digital world living for nothing more than the joy of ruffling peoples' feathers. Well not to worry dear reader, because I've compiled a survivor's guide on how to slay the beast of text pollution: le trolls!
Identify The Problem!
Being the level-headed fantastical artist that you are, when it comes to outrageous claims and aggravating comments regarding your work it seems like common sense for you to set the record straight and reply to these virtual text hoodlums. I
Cyberbullying and Your DeviationsThe term "cyberbullying" was first coined and defined by Canadian educator and anti-bullying activist Bill Belsey, as "the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others."Cyberbullying and Your Deviations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While the actions which make up cyberbullying can vary depending on who you are talking with or what website you are on at the time, as far as we here at deviantART are concerned the act of cyberbullying involves a range of behavior from hostile and aggressive communications, to threats, sexual remarks, hate speech, ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule or humiliation.
The practice of cyberbullying is also not limited to children, when perpetrated by adults toward adults these same behaviors are sometimes referred to as cyberstalking or cyberharassment but regardless of what name you attach to it, cyberbullying has grown into an increasing problem since the behavior was first ident
CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse ReportHi deviants!CEA Blog: How to Submit an Abuse Report3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I would like to address an issue that unfortunately happens quite often in abuse reports filed to our support center. We've had guides and articles written about this in the past but we felt it was time for a refresher!
So what is an "Abuse Report"?
The Abuse Report category is where a deviant would file their ticket under if they are being harassed or was witness to someone else being harassed out there in our community. Not knowing where to go or what to do when this happens understandably only adds to the problem!
Before anything else, please remember that abuse reports are only for the most severe of harassment issues. Things like disagreements, debates, general rudeness one might experience due to the anonymity of the internet or personal drama you may have with another deviant are some minor issues that can be easily handled by taking advantage of our Hide and
Scrap Trap UpdateDid you know that there was more than one way to submit to your scraps gallery? In fact there were galleries in the category chooser that redirected your deviations to your scraps gallery. If you submitted to:Scrap Trap Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
photography > snapshots or
literature > poetry > journal poetry or
Traditional Art > Drawings > Doodles and Sketches or
Digital Art > Drawings > Doodles and Sketches
the submission engine automatically redirected those deviations to the more suitable scraps section of your user gallery.
While the best of intentions were behind enabling these scrap traps, overtime,
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - July 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `
A (modern) history of deviantART emotes
Formatting text and images on dA HTML Codes
Creating modern art
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEA3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:
Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.
Check recent #communityops blogs to make sure that your issue hasn't been addressed there.
If reporting harassment, have you blocked the deviant and hidden their comments already?
Collect any relevant information about the issue, links to comments, journals or deviations
If the issue has upset you, take a few minutes to make sure you're calm before contacting us. This will help your tickets
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - January 20123 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `thorns
Beta Reading Tutorial
Beta Reading for Authors
Vintage Style Frame
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month
to one truly outstanding deviant.
As 2012 kicks off with fireworks around the world, we're also celebrating in style with the
latest addition to the recipients of the illustrious Deviousness Award.
Happy Birthday Moonbeam13!Hello allHappy Birthday Moonbeam13!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today marks a very special day for someone, and since this someone is our wonderful team leader, $Moonbeam13, we wanted to write a journal to say...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIE!
Now a lot of you know Danie as the big chief of the Community Relations team, but I doubt half of you truly know how much of a hard worker Danie is. Not only does she have to look after us lively lot (and by “lot” have you seen how big the CV team is?!), but she works on copious behind the scenes projects on deviantART, making this place just a little bit more devious and better for all us Artists out there in the big dA community. Not only this, but she has to have a life at the same time!
Now we have decided to use Danie’s birthday for three things:
1. To wish her a very happy birthday (of course)
The Help Desk: a year in reviewDeviantART's Community Operations department aims to foster an environment where deviants can come together and be empowered within, and by, the community. By providing an organized, motivated, accountable, and effective department, we are leading the way for deviants to participate in a manner where they feel listened to, valued, and inspired. 2011 was an amazing year for Community Operations and we wanted to share a few of the highlights!The Help Desk: a year in review3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Community Operations department is comprised of both the Copyright & Etiquette Administration and Help Desk teams.
Fiona (fourteenthstar): Director of Community Operations
Copyright & Etiquette Administration
Daniel (realitysquared): Project Manager
Aun-Juli (aunjuli): Team Leader
Evanita (ewm): Team Leader
dAmn & Fo
Seniority Announcement - June 2012Seniority Announcement - June 20122 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 900 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice t
All deviants can now write Critiques Be a giver!All deviants can now write Critiques3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sometimes you come across a deviation that deserves special attention. It catches your eye in such a way that you're compelled to craft a response that goes above and beyond a normal comment. Or perhaps a fellow deviant is having a tough time with a particular aspect of their work, and you know just what they need to take their art to the next level. As a good Internet citizen and art enthusiast, you want to help them out, but a normal comment doesn't quite suit your purpose.
For these situations and more, we've given everyone the ability to write a Critique.
What is Critique?
DeviantART's Critique system is designed to help artists get in-depth, critical feedback and commentary on their work. Valued feedback through Critique promotes creative growth as an artist and draws special attention to work. Critiques are also a way for committed art enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and fans to publish real criticism,
New deviantART ThumbnailsIn the weekly Site Updates, we've been telling you all about the changes that have been launched to deviantART, getting your feedback, and reporting all the bugs that have been fixed.New deviantART Thumbnails3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This change is a little different, since it involves a feature that has been in place for a long time. We think it deserves an announcement of its own, ahead of time.
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement.
Some of the problems with existing thumbnails are: they leave a lot of blank space around them, there isn't a lot of room for text for literature deviations, and the thumbnails don't present very tall/wide images well.
The New Thumbnails
Now, we've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve a lot of these problems.
We've made all thumbnails bigger!We're showing them in tidier row
Project Educate: About TypefacesProject Educate: About TypefacesProject Educate: About Typefaces3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I would like to introduce the world of Typeface Classification. Since the beginning of Typeface Design, there have evolved many different types of fonts, which can be sorted according to certain rules. I want to give you a short breakdown of the most famous categories and introduce some terminology as well.
The most wide spread system is the Vox-ATypI classification. This system was started in 1957 and finalised under this name in 1967. It is probably not a perfect system, as it was out for ciriticism quite a lot. Especially for people that are not very familiar with the terminology or history of Typefaces, this system proves to be hard to understand and confusing.
A second is the Thibaudeau classif
deviantPOINTS: An updateOver the past few months we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the way that members in our community have been offering points as payment for certain types of services within deviantART. We’ve seen all sorts of creative uses, from offering to critique your work for a few points, journal features for a few more points and my personal fav -- avatars, journal skins and any other sort of art commission for points. It’s been great to see deviants use their experience and skills to fund their super group upgrades, prints purchases and even treating their friends and families to their very first item of deviantWEAR.deviantPOINTS: An update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As time rolled on, we noticed a new trend creeping in. People were not just offering a small number of points for a task that they’d normally do as part of their daily deviating -- people were offering thousands of page views for hundreds of points, and there seemed to be no limit to the amount that could be purchased, or offered. It didn
Project Educate: Typography Wrap UpProject Educate: Typography – Wrap UpProject Educate: Typography Wrap Up3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to everyone who commented on or faved one of the articles and supported this week of projecteducate!
I had lots of fun putting it all together, finding beautiful artworks and interviewing amazing artists
I will, of course, continue posting articles, feature and interviews If you have suggestions for that, you are very welcome to note me about it
This is the official overview of the events taking place this week in projecteducate during Typography Week! That's right, a whole week all about Typography
I am your friendly neighbourhood Community Volunteer for Text & Typography and hope to spread some of the love for Typography in all its shape and forms all over deviantART!
Btw, you can send me Daily Deviation Suggestions and always ask me when
This... to That #5WELCOME TO ISSUE 5This... to That #52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the fifth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT SUGGESTION in the subject line!
STOCK PNG heavy vines by MaureenOlder --> My Heart Is Refusing by TitusBoy25
Grooming 5 by okbrightstar-stock --> Safe and Sound.. by Charlie--X
place 1 by ladysivali-stock --> Dragonbane by SilenceNocturne
Stock 39 by Wintermoon-Stock --> Black heart by ElenaDudina
Stone001 - cutout .png by akio-stock --> no one by igreeny
zgomot-stock-landscape-3 by zgomot-stock --> Briongloid by NiAnluain
Pond by XElectra --&
Site Update: Group Comment Messages, Group WidgetsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Group Comment Messages, Group Widgets2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Group Journal Comment Messages for Admins
Over the past few months, many members have been asking to bring back the feature where Group admins receive Message Center notifications when members comment on their Groups' journals. This week, we brought back this functionality and messages will now be appearing for all new comments.
Group journal messages will appear for all users who have administrative powers over that Group's journal. For example, if the "Contributors" admin class is set to 'Can
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014Celebrating Deviousness - October 20143 weeks ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Hey there, my name is Anne—some people also call me CSS fairy - and I'm just a glitter spreading, CSS loving random person from Germany. DeviantART is part of my life since 9 years already. While I started with traditional and digital art, I am now doing kind of everything. I love baking, crafting (with plywood for example), designing and just giving new things a try in general. I am a communication designer, who just enjoys being creative in all ways possible.
CSS Fairy Sculpture
When to submit your photomanips under Fan ArtWhy am I writing this article?When to submit your photomanips under Fan Art5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I see a lot of great photomanipulations every day that, while they are photomanipulations, they belong under the Fan Art category. That category is: Fan Art > Digital Art > Other.
What is Fan Art?
Fan Art is a work of art that is based on or contains material such as characters, settings, concepts, or universes in general that are copyrighted to someone else. You can consider Fan Art to be a tribute-- to books, to movies, to favorite characters in well-known settings. For example, your fabulous Maleficent artwork is actually Fan Art. So are Batman, Superman, and Cat Woman photomanipulations. Same goes for Tomb Raider.
Want to know more? Check out these articles.
Why is this important?
Stock Providers! We have been listening! <3Your concerns about the state of our gallery...Stock Providers! We have been listening! <32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Are the things that concern us all, I hope with the updates and clarifications to our FAQ specific to stock and resources, plus an official reminder of the stock and resources policies here --->
Will help to refute the rumours going around that staff and volunteers don't care about the "non-stock" being posted in our gallery.
I am here to tell you with absolute certainty that we DO care A LOT!!!!! Getting things like this into action to start resolving some of the far reaching issues we face as an integral part of the wider DA community takes time, but still doesn't mean your concerns are being ignored.
We will be working very VERY VERY hard to make a significant impact on the huge amount of "celeb stock" and "renders" (that aren't actually renders ) and all the other "stuff" thats being submitted to stock and resources.
Its not going to get better over night.