Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things Hello everybody!Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I'm going to show you how to make glowing things. Light is very important in making photomanipulations, so techniques you will know will be useful.
Make base for your glow
Start from making base at new layer, change blending mode to Color dodge. You can use shape brush (here, dragonflies or stars or anything), or normal soft round brush. Then, duplicate it and change blending mode to Linear dodge (Add). After, for better effect draw with big soft round brush dot over your thing and use Color dodge blending mode. You can duplicate layer with glow or layer with glow and base for better effect.
It's important to make good lightning with glowing things. Light isn't strong, but always light up space around.
Also, you can add some particles around glowing things. Just draw basic shape and change blending options, as is shown. Use the natural color spectrum. Base should be bri
Manip Academy 6 : How to adjust a fire's colorThis trick will help you blend a fire stock to fit the colors and the atmosphere of your photomanipulation.Manip Academy 6 : How to adjust a fire's color9 months ago in Personal More Like This
To do so, we are going to use Alpha Channels and Adjustment Layers.
To understand this tip you should already know how to create layers and how to use masks.
The first step will be to remove the black background that comes with most fire stocks you will find.
Some of you may already know you can apply blending modes to your layer to make that black background disappear.
It's the easiest and fastest way to blend a fire... but with this technique, you won't be able to modify your fire's aspect (or your background will re-appear) ! So your result won't always look very realistic.
That's why I'll tell you how to cut (softly) that black background, using the Alpha Channels :
First, display your fire stock layer only (so the rest of your image won't bother you) and search for your "Channels" window (in Photoshop CS6, there is a "Channel" tab right next to your "Layers" tab).
Photography Lesson Number 2The general consensus from the first lesson was the following -Photography Lesson Number 29 months ago in Personal More Like This
a) my photography lessons are fucking awesome, and
b) the next one should be about star photography
So, here it is....
Star light, star bright,
The first star I……don’t see tonight because I left the fucking lens cap on.
People love those twinkly little dead planets in the sky, don’t they? You’re one of those people, aren’t you? You want to know how to take photos of them to show all your friends, don’t you? Except they don’t want to see your photos because they are shite. Let me tell you how to keep your friends…
First things first. Look up. Can you see stars? No? Then go someplace else.
People with normal IQ’s don’t need to hear this but….you have to be able to see them to photograph them so urban areas are balls because of the shitty orange glow light pollution from the street lamps. So go join up with the rednecks i
BJD Tutorials listBJD Tutorial listBJD Tutorials list5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photography Tutorials written by Ball-Jointed-Dolls group
General Camera and Photography Tips: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/31913139/
Photography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/31938189/Photography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds - PHOTO FEATURE (Example of Sorts): http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/32097948/Photography Tutorial 2 - Props & Fashion Attire/Accessories: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/32060762/
Photography and Photo editing tutorials
BJD Photography Tutorial I by Geekisthecolour http://dieux-faux.deviantart.com/art/BJD-Photography-Tutorial-I-137640568
TUTORIAL - Photos - Lesson 1 by koganemouche http://koganemouche.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Photos-Lesson-1-65720641
TUTORIAL - Photos - Lesson 2 by koganemouche http://koganemouche.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Photos-Lesson-2-65
BJD maintenance: Restringing Tutorial VideoHai hai all,BJD maintenance: Restringing Tutorial Video1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I, IcarusLoveMedley, have finally used my video editing degree to make something helpful for doll people. Me? Productive? Yeaaah… sometimes.
When I first got into the hobby I had NO bloody clue how to do anything, The only reason I learned was I had wonderful friends like Tolin and Cats10 to show me step by step how to maintain my doll. I filmed and made this tutorial for others out there who are like me and learn by seeing.
Hope this is some help to you wonderful people out there! I’ll see if I can talk ErrorAuthor into doing a tutorial on creating patterns for sueding as she’s a BOSS at it.
Stock Contest!What is this contest about?:Stock Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You have to download this stock photo and edit it.
The objective is to play with textures and colors, make me look pretty or undead! like a zombie, a vampire, a gorgon... let your imagination fly
how many times can I edit the photo for this contest?:
As many as you want without limit, but only one will be able to be voted in the finals
How can I participate?:
Sending me your entry's link in a note or commenting here, faving this journal and making a journal yourself to advertise this contest.
The entry must be submitted to your DA gallery to be valid.
When will the contest end?:
The contest ends in December 23 of 2013 (you have 2 weeks to show at least one entry)
- a featured with at least 20 images from your gallery
- 10 exclusive stock photos
How will we know who's the winner?:
I'll do a poll with the finalist entries, and they w
Learning, castles and birds...I thought I’d throw in a regular little journal because I don’t have enough time to write a photography lesson before I go on a hiking trip…tomorrow. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T READ THE LESSONS!?…..I’ve been writing these fucking awesome photography lessons…no REALLY…I have. They are written especially for those of you who aren’t very good at photography. So…that’s basically most of you then.Learning, castles and birds...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Check them out here:
Lesson 1 – Basics of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
Lesson 2 – Photographing the stars
Lesson 3 – Landscape Photography
PE Photomanip: Dark photomanipulationWhat is Dark Photomanipulation?PE Photomanip: Dark photomanipulation3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Is dark manipulation romantic? Frightening? Cold? Is it full of untold possibilities or a scream waiting to erupt from your throat?
Dark photomanipulation has something for every shade of your dark mood and demeanor. If you visit our dark photomanipulation gallery, you will find everything from grimly beautiful women surrounded by crows to figures engrossed in decay and beautiful stagnation. Some pieces are soothing in their depths; some are startling in their grotesqueness.
So, once again, what is a dark photomanipulation?
When we submit our deviations to the Digital Art > Photomanipulation > Dark gallery, we see the following gallery description:
Photomanipulations which are dark in theme or mood, and have a mystical, obscure, sombre, grim, or sinister expression.
This is a good conceptual definition, but we also want to obtain a more operational definition fro
Ten Tips for Nature PhotographersThis article came about after a deviant specifically requested that we write ten clear, simple tips for Photographing Nature. Troubleshooting articles and information can be very useful, but sometimes breaking it down into manageable memorable chunks is so much easier. So without further ado please enjoy our Ten Tips for Nature Photographers!Ten Tips for Nature Photographers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1) Get into your environment
Yes, it's rhubarb. To be a true photographer, you must be at one with rhubarb.
When we talk about photographing Nature, we don't necessarily mean wide expansive rolling landscapes. Whilst they contain any number of elements that are nature focused and made up from natural resources - Nature Photography is about getting into your environment and getting up close and personal with these elements. So think of it like you are Photographing the components that make up that beautiful lan
Emotions in Writing and How to Portray ThemLit Basics WeekEmotions in Writing and How to Portray Them9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wow, yes, emotions; they stir us, they sometimes rule us.
For your written world to come alive this critical element must be rightly imparted into your work. Your character’s emotional state is something that needs to be grasped in meaningful ways in order for a reader to begin caring about what is happening to them. Likewise, poets who write verses that do not express an emotional range will have lines that fall flat and lifeless on their intended readers.
Emotions are not one dimensional – each has a broad range of expression. For example, anger can be experienced anywhere from a mild annoyance, prompt bitter retorts, or become a barely-contained, seething cauldron; long before exploding into an unbridled rage. Often, intense feelings move through several stages all in one event.
Additionally, emotions seldom appear that are pure in their source; celebrated author and counselor H. Norman Wright, MFCC, CTS describes what mos
And now I finally answer your publishing questions Need publishing resources? Click here!And now I finally answer your publishing questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You asked, and now I will attempt to give a coherent and probably very wordy answer! No but seriously, I got asked a lot of really good questions, some of which were about issues I'd never really thought of before, so I will try to answer to the best of my ability (keep in mind my disclaimer that I'm not an expert, but I do like to help where I think I can -- and if anyone can throw in their two cents or tell me that I'm talking out of my ass anywhere, please comment and I'll add you into the text of my answers, too).
So, without further ado:
Memnalar asks: "Miss Lu? Miss Lu? How do I get rich writing vapid crap about undead teen romance?"
Okay, so this question was asked at least partially as a joke, and I literally laughed out loud when I read it, but then I thought about all the people I know who get horribly discouraged when their work gets
How to cope with Art BlocksAlmost every single artist has at one point or the other in their life lost motivation, inspiration or even both and without the knowledge of how to deal with what we then call an Art Block, it can take a long time to overcome this lack of artistic drive. A time that might otherwise be used for further improvement and personal artistic growth.How to cope with Art Blocks3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So today I would like to give you a few tips on how to defeat an art block. There is no definite guarantee to either of them, as everybody experiences their blocking differently but maybe you can at least find small suggestions that will eventually help.
Inspiration is literally everywhere, you just need to open your eyes to see it.
We can find inspiration through:
Letting your favourite books, movies, series or games inspire you is always one of the most obvious ways. Fan Art is a good way to retrieve inspiration because most of all y
Photomanipulation Quick Guide to Blending UPDATEDBlending is one of the biggest struggles many beginner & even intermediate artists face; it is also one of the most important technical aspects of a photomanipulation. If the blending is off in a work, it can throw the whole piece off balance. Let's go over a few things that can help with blending different stock images together to create a cohesive work. I'll be posting a separate journal with links to various tutorials and articles on blending. If you know of any awesome tuts on the subject, feel free to comment with a link!Photomanipulation Quick Guide to Blending UPDATED2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choosing stocks that work well together is something many photomanipulators overlook, especially beginners. We think Photoshop is a magical cure-all and that we can just make images work together. Trust me, we can't; trying to do so will only waste a lot of time & cause us a great deal of frustration. Here are a few things to consider when selecting stock:
Chose stocks that have similar lighting & coloring whenever
Dark Photo-manipulation TutorialsDark Photo-manipulation TutorialsDark Photo-manipulation Tutorials1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviantart is filled to burst with tutorials that will satisfy the hunger in any budding dark photo-manipulation artist. When fallowing a tutorial, if you want to get the most out of it, make sure to mix, match, experiment, and make it your own. Look past what a tutorial is and start looking at what it could be and you'll be creating people's nightmares in no time!
Light and Atmosphere
Tutorial Light and Mood (Photoshop) by nova63 Day Into Night Tutorial (PART ONE) by SteveWackenKing
Making Ghosts (tutorial) by zummerfish Disintegration Effect Tutorial by zummerfish
Coloring Walkthrough part IIIt seems DA is no longer accepting as much thumbs as before. So I am afraid I have to split the journal I have made in the past. Sorry guys.Coloring Walkthrough part II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 1 is here:
Clouds and sky:
Short tutorial- Clouds by Sadir89 Clouds - Meago's way by meago The Cloud Tutorial by ehbi
Light and fire/lava:
Glow tutorial by Sadir89 Scarypet's LAVA TUTORIAL by scarypet Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal Easy to do -Fire- tutorial by Nakubi
Trees, grass and other plants:
Tree tutorial by griffsnuff Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Trees Tutorial by Sadir89 tree tutorial part 1 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 3 by calisto-lynn Tutorial - Painting Trees by jezebel Quick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie TUTORIAL - Trees by ikdomik grass tutorial by jerry8448 tree process by TylerEdlinArt Painting trees tutorial by vandervals Tree and Leaves Tutorial + Tips by Qinni Mini-Tutorial No.7 - Gnarled Tree Bark - by ValaSedai Tutorial Attempt: Tree (Updated) by ichan-desu Quick Tree Walkthrough by nathie How to paint a fairy tree by nathie
Easy Cracked Surface Tutorial by semaj007 Mini rock tutorial by Aomori Stone Tutorial by Grypwolf Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet Painting a Rock - the fast way by Lizkay Pt. 2 -- Stone, Marble, Cracks by Sirquo Stone Tutorial by NoobGamer75 Rock Wall Tutorial by liiga Step-by-Step Tutorial - Ice wall symbol by Djekspek rock and stone help-tutorial by true-crystalwolf Tutorial Attempt: Rock by ichan-desu
How To Tuesdays #3 Eye Tutorials (Photoshop):icontypewriter-Hplz::icontypewriter-oplz::icontypewriter-wplz: :icontypewriter-tplz::icontypewriter-oplz:How To Tuesdays #3 Eye Tutorials (Photoshop)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In this week's How To Tuesday, we'll be looking at awesome eye tutorials. From enhancing the colours, to making demon eyes, Deviant Art's Tutorial Section has it all.
How bout creating a manipulation this week using one of these techniques, and sharing it the group to see?
Don't forget to
Photomanip: Working with TexturesWelcome!Photomanip: Working with Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures are a critical part of so many photomanipulations, but they're not as easy to use as they appear. Below are some great examples of photomanipulations that, in my opinion, demonstrate excellent use of textures:
The goal of this article . . .
. . . is to serve as a resource for those of us who enjoy having textures be a predominant part of our photomanipulations and mixed media work so we can learn to use textures properly. Texture misuse or abuse can ruin an entire photomanipulation that otherwise might have been good. No matter how good we are at something, we can always grow to be better.
This journal represents the opinions of only one person: me, and it does not claim to be the end-all,
Photomanipulation MentoringGreat news!Photomanipulation Mentoring2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Just wanted to let you know that we now *officially* have Photomanipulation Mentoring available through Photomanip101!
Whether you want some guidance with a particular work in progress, or whether you simply want to learn some new tips and tricks, you can ask our skilled mentors for some help.
Who are the mentors?
Mentors are deviants who have donated their time to helping others. We are extremely grateful to them for giving to our community. The mentors associated with this group are:
How can I request mentoring?
Note the group with the subject line, "Mentoring Request."
Tell us exactly what you are trying to accomplish and how we can help you. L
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
PE: The Impact of Color1. - WHAT IS COLOR?PE: The Impact of Color2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them, as received by the human eye and processed by the human brain. It is a function of light and biology, not an exact science, no two people can see it exactly the same.
The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors within the eye transmit messages to the brain, which produces the familiar sensations of color. Newton observed that color is not inherent in objects. Rather, the surface of an object reflects some colors and absorbs all the others. We perceive only the reflected colors. Thus, red is not "in" an apple. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red and absorbing all the rest. An object appears white when it reflects all wavelengths and black when it absorbs them all.
"Colors are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Manip Academy 7: Post-production atmosphereArticle by Aegis-IllustrationManip Academy 7: Post-production atmosphere8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Post-production is one of the key points on producing an image. You can spend hours finding the right model, atrezzo, composition, mixing everything up... But if you forget about giving the right atmosphere to your artworks, you're missing one of the key points: to give an atmosphere to what you are creating.
Creating atmospheres is something very personal and each one of us have a way to achieve that, but there are some basic techniques I'd like to share with you all. I encourage you to take them as a starting point and then discover your own depending on your personal style. Here we go!
This is the base image with no post-production.
Basic Post- Production Refinements
1) Lighting range
Lighting is the key point in photo manipulation. You must avoid absolute blacks and whites and find the middle value (unless it's your intention to do so for an expressive purpose) and get a more balanced and eye-friendly image. You can
Artist tip of the week! (Got Style?)Across this site many artist have been wondering how to develop a distinctive style of their own so when people look at their art they know oh this piece is definitely a (who ever the artist name is) piece. To have a distinctive style that is unique to the artist is many artist dream: but how does one develop style?Artist tip of the week! (Got Style?)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well the answer is not a definite one but varies for each artist, but we developed some tips that may help you on your journey to find your own unique style.
First we suggest not to stress about personal style to much because every artist has their own way of creating artwork and every artist is different so your artwork will always be unique to you so it is something that almost develops naturally. Also as time passes style usually emerges more and more and can change as we change.
Also like our personal clothing style it is a reflection of us, our personality and what we like and what is important to us.
TutorialsDid you know I create tutorials?Tutorials1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
You can find them on kuschelirmel-stock, for example:
and I even have video tutorials.
You can find those on my stock account as well as on my youtube channel
Manip Academy 9: Lighting with Curves AdjustmentsWelcome to Manip Academy!Manip Academy 9: Lighting with Curves Adjustments8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Achieving consistent lighting in photomanipulations can be really challenging. A lot of times, we have parts of our model image that need to be lighter while other parts need to be darker. Let's say you need to adjust your model image for a light source that is coming from the right. Rather than using the dodge and burn tools, I use curves adjustment layers. Click on the adjustment layer icon in the layers palette in Photoshop (it looks like a half-filled circle), or click Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves.
Put this above your model layer. In the curves box, dragging the curve up and to the left will make the image lighter, and dragging it down and to the right will make the image darker. Make it lighter, with the intensity as needed to make your model blend with your light source.
I realize that this makes your entire model image lighter rather than just the part of it you want to lighten, but I'm abou