Easy bokeh tutorial!After writing a surprisingly successful journal entry a few days ago, I've decided I'll be trying to update this as much as possible - thanks for all the support everyone! You're amazing!Easy bokeh tutorial!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are so many more topics in photography I think people would find very useful. Years ago, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was always so fascinated by the 'bokeh' effect in backgrounds, and often attempted to get the same effect but to no avail. What was I doing wrong? I had a good Canon slr and a kit lens of 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 - shouldn't that be enough? WRONG! I started again from scratch, researched every possible tutorial existed on the web... I realized I was doing all the wrong things!
How to create beautiful Bokeh
1. Large aperture works best, so use a low f-stop number like f1.4, f1.8 or f2.8.
2. The best lens I ever bought was the Canon 50mm f/1.8, creating soft beautiful bokeh light in the background. I remember I only paid around $100 for it, so it reall
Free resourcesLAST UPDATED: 1/02/12Free resources3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I changed the layout of all my actions and added sharpness as an option to apply on your photos C:
Photoshop actions gallery folder
How to use photoshop actions:
Tutorials gallery folder
Any suggestions for actions or tutorials?
People who used my resources and gave me a credit in their artists comments are favorited in this special gallery folder here.
Thanks for using my stuff
My Photoshop Actions journal = closedWhat are Photoshop Actions?My Photoshop Actions journal = closed3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photoshop Actions are the recordings of commands that can be applied to one or multiple images in Photoshop. When you press play, it applies these recorded commands. Think about changing the mood in a picture with various adjustment layers. Using an action can actually help you save a lot of time.
Which versions of Photoshop are lieveheersbeestje's actions compatible with?
All Photoshop CS versions, CS2 to CS6 Extended. My actions are not compatible with Photoshop Elements or other programs.
How can I download your exclusive actions?
You can download most of the actions at my DeviantART for free, it's easy and takes a few seconds. However I do have some exclusive actions as well, you need to pay with DeviantART points in order to get them. Want free points? Read more below in this journal.
30 points every week!
Every week I choose at least one artwork that used one of my actions. This artist will receive 30 points.
Through-Our-Lens: Feature Time! Greetings my lovely deviants!Through-Our-Lens: Feature Time!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today, I'd like to present to you a fantastic collection of some really awesome photography, straight from our gallery here at :iconthrough-our-lens:. We really hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do! And if you do feel free to be generous with favorites, watches, and comments!
Melliferous by elysabet Truth - is it always black and white? by redcatmoonlight
Kikimora by Zhivago86 Did you get the message? by vrushasphotographic We by LCH-Photography
Eve by MariannaInsomnia living frame by raindropsMelody :thumb304252994:
The Mad Hatter III by LCH-Photography In the park by WWWest sunfield. by SerenaSchwinge2acc
Down the Riverside by Nelleke flower by Gamegear04 Rain on Me by MyLifeThroughTheLens
He loves me, he loves me not by thatdamnrookie spring piece by cintianightmare Blue by PhotElle
0436 by AJ333Photography back to childhood by Nimta :thumb295617245:
Jellyfish by Skyangel280 0407 by AJ333Photography one cat's need by DayanaGerber
Dragon by PhotElle Spring Halo by Samantha-meglioli Das Lilienhaehnchen 1 by feigenfrucht
- Rainboooow - by TemptationDKBad Hair Day by Identifyed-Khaos:thumb2927565
Featuring Affiliates and Groups #6Note Us Our Gallery Contests,Features, Activities Support Us Visit Art World TodayFeaturing Affiliates and Groups #63 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconartworldtoday: will be featuring 10 different Affiliate Groups each week. This week ten picks to feature are:
If you have a group and would like to have it featured please send me a note here http://artworldtoday.deviantart.com/notes/ with your group name and a brief bit you would like shared about your group.
Visit our poll and
Know your photo rightsHey everyone! How are you all?Know your photo rights2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whilst sipping a cup of tea and pondering what to write for my next journal, I remembered something that happened to me a few weeks ago. I was at a local nature reserve, photographing the beautiful bushland and exploring the landscape - when I noticed some people bush-walking a few meters away. Without thinking, I snapped away and thought they added a very interesting element to my photos, enjoying the peacefulness just like me.
A few minutes later, a man noticed what I was doing and came over to me in a gruff, and asked me why I was taking his photo! At first I was stunned into silence, but then I smiled warmly and told him that I thought the landscape looked so amazing, and capturing people enjoying it was just purely incidental. I felt like I was almost bracing myself for his angry response, but his face softened and he asked me if he could see the photos. Of course I flicked through my camera to show him, and quite obviously you couldn't see any of th
quality"I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have."quality3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Leonardo da Vinci
Weekly Feature #10I went through all folders today and found all submissions that were able to move up a folder due to getting more favs! Check them out!!Weekly Feature #103 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: see the bottom of the Weekly Feature to see the Weekly Favs of the Week!!
~GIVE THEM SOME LOVE~
Moved to 21 to 30 favs:
:thumb287427377: This isn't the way !!! by snowpups123 :thumb285110084: :thumb282829024: Perhaps We Owe the Flowers by MaddLouise Storms Overhead by PhotElle I WANT YOU by DuffyGraham Pensive by StrawberryRunner Doris martial way 1 by BuDWiZe
Moved to 31 to 40 favs:
Alchemy Logo by Morbido13
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST! WIN +400 POINTS!Hello everyone out there!PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST! WIN +400 POINTS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are hosting our second contest, and this time the theme is Animals and Insects!
Like cats, dogs, fishes, bumblebees, ladybugs, butterflies - you name it.
I'm pretty sure you got something within this theme in your gallery, if not, go snap it!
Probably insects are quite hard to find for a lot of people out there who got winter
at the moment, but as I said, old photos are accepted too!
From our own Animals and Insects folder:
The contest rules are:
Beauty of the Nature ContestIntroductionBeauty of the Nature Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme of the contest is Beauty of the Nature. This mean that you can do at anything that shows the beauty of the nature, in a beautifull portrait in sunset or even in the anime style with characters in snow. Let your Creativity to flow in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter places.
We accept these Art categoryes: Photography, Digital Art, Traditional Art and Manga & Anime.
Starting date: 10.01.2012
End date: 16.03.2012
Time: 24:00 (GMT +2)
50€ of free service on Cosmepix.com
An exclusive Pack with PS Actions by Wnison & lieveheersbeestje
300 from lieveheersbeestje
300 from fruitpunch1
150 from naked-in-the-rain
50 from Wnison
[Bullet; White] One exclusive PS Action from H3llana-mod
[Bullet; White] 50 [Points] from H3llana-mod
Over Twenties:iconTheFavouriteShowcase: Has launched a new feature! The Twenty Under Twenty Feature It exposes those works that have under twenty faves. It is open to all mediums! So feel free to drop in and check out the amazing work our members have done, perhaps become a member yourself, or sit back and look through the most beautiful collection of favourites anywhere on DA!Over Twenties3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As The Twenty Under Twenty features are done each week, there are amazing pieces of work that jump over that under twenty slump before our contributers can feature them! It is only fair that those pieces get their time in the sun! This feature is for you! Keep up the amazing work!
:thumb287504517::thumb212248935:flower temptation by romonimoAlbert Einstein by jjkieferLandscapes by Annabella55Grace Kelly by Annabella55Vale of Evesham by s-kmpMemories by JoannaMooryRain Mountain by HerrHallerShu Qi by TheWhiteKat:t
beauty"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."beauty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Feature! La Maitresse Opera by KaterinaBelikova Ghostly... by billndrsn Blue by skapelser Battle of the Heroes by PhunPhishTiger :thumb317133831: A New Day Is Born by Nick-chan Fairy Auction (CLOSED) by Avis-Hope Bubble Rainbow by silence-forever Men Like You by dedeartist A Feather in the Wind by Rckrgrl29 :thumb317830354: His name...Machip by alexandergreat20 I Am Not Yours by marydemauro crochet couch tissue cover by Craftcove TMNT: Their Colors by BlackRoseDestiny Vampire Dream by acjub Korra by ThebigfatlazyDOG Wolf in Shadow by Nicolaas-G Candilaria [CONTEST ENTRY] by SaraSapphire89 Soft Purple by PhotElle Freedom Is Here, Right? by Sai-shou Spider-Man Pop Art 12 panel by DevintheCool Wondering by willika :RQ: Zolton by Sooty123 Good Morning Mr. Holmes by DarkMind22Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the attentive eye"To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again"the attentive eye3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
a drop in the ocean"What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.a drop in the ocean3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Hey dA friends! If you enjoy my photography and are willing, please help me out in a contest where I am competing for a new camera. All you have to do is click the image below and like the photo if you think it's worthy. Thank you all so much for your support. With a new camera, I hope to bring better quality photos to you all.
First contest: win 1000 points (LAST DAY!) Contest theme:First contest: win 1000 points (LAST DAY!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Book with a rose or a cup (of tea). This subject because I really like books, roses and tea (;
Your deviation must have a book + one of the following things:
a cup (of tea).
a rose and a cup (of tea).
Contest starts at thursday 1 december. The deadline is 6th of January.
Photography and photomanipulation only.
It must be a new deviation, > 1 december or later. Old works will not get accepted.
One deviation per participant.
Make sure you link back to this journal article in your deviations description. Lieveheersbeestje contest #1
Send a note to *lieveheersbeestje with the thumb or
January 27, 1945January 27, 19453 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable.
Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any state or people."
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Autumn contest/Judging In processAutumn contest/Judging In process3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This Contest Is Over Judging In process
So the contest Deadline Is over and no more Entry is accepted After 12AM Est.
:iconAssassinM::iconIIFrankII: :iconhellfirediva: :iconExillior: :iconInsertUsernameHerexx: :iconAtramina:
This is How the judging is going to be the judges will each choose a top 10 from Entry's ( their Rating is base on concept and originality,
Interpretation of the theme, Quality, and Overall Impact of the deviation)
Then Ill Add up All Rating's and the top 10 with most Rating will be Runners up. Ill then post a poll with the top 10 runners and then you can vote for the deviation you think deserves to win. The poll voting will be 3 day long and the top 3 with most votes are our Lucky Winners.
If you have any Question regarding the Judging and voting just let me know.
Thank you All for Participating in the contest and best of luck to everyone
A Chronology for SurvivalNeurosis, A Chronology for SurvivalA Chronology for Survival3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PE: Interview with Andokadesboisandokadesbois is a Photographer based in France and has been on deviantART for over seven years! Her gallery spans several sub-categories of deviantART's photography gallery and includes work specifically focused on Macro, Still Life and Nature. Here in this interview with us, she talks about her greatest love, her inspiration and the most vital piece of advice that she has learned over the years.PE: Interview with Andokadesbois11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Firstly, tells us a bit about yourself and how you find yourself undertaking Photography...
My name is Elisabeth (but I prefer to be called Liz). I'm 24 and live in France near Paris. I fell in love with Photography when I was 16 (so really 8 years ago ). That year was a bad year for me, I couldn't go to school anymore so I had to keep myself busy. I found my dad's camera, a little compact one. I started taking pictures of everything, I absolutely fell in love. After that, I focused on nature and o
Autumn Contest - Winners!Winners!!Autumn Contest - Winners!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More from Her Gallery
The purpose of autumn
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Caterpillar of the spurge hawkmoth by SmartyPhoto:thum
Famous quotes contest:iconShareART:Famous quotes contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
is hosting a new contest!
Theme: Famous quotes
Deadline: December 31
1 entry per Deviant Entry must be made for this contest only entry's submitted after November 26 will be accepted. This means that you can only enter pieces that have been submitted to DA after November 26
The entry must be send in a note to EliseEnchanted with the subject: Famous quotes contest In this note you send me a link to the piece you want to enter. (this must be on DeviantART)
You may submit: All mediums are alowed
Everyone in Deviant ART may be a part of this contest!
The contest must be stated in the artist comments
€ 50 of credits on cosmepix.com
100 points by EliseEnchanted
A feature in Share ART
experience"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.experience3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it."
~ Mother Teresa
Plants and Water ContestHi everyone!Plants and Water Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A very Happy New Year to you all!
I hope the new year has been treating each and everyone of you well. So far for me, it's a bit half and half lol.
I missed you all bunches. School is starting back on the 21st January so my activity is gonna plummet again. So sorry about that.... but I this year I wanna start off with something new. Instead of a journal feature like I usually do, I'm going to do something a lil different. I'm going to host a competition.
The theme is 'Plants and Water'.
I chose this theme because, not everywhere in the world has snow and it'd be difficult to do a winter themed thingy.
The medium is photography ONLY.
You can submit TWO entries only.
Entries must show water on the plant/ part of the plant. Parts of plants are acceptable such as leaves, stems, flowers, fruits etc.
Here are some examples of what I am looking for:
I will NOT be acce