Avoid the "paperdoll cutout"- Blur toolIn order to avoid that 'cut-out paperdoll' edge you sometimes get when masking out a model (or rather, the background they're on), I like to use the blur tool (NOT FILTER) on certain parts while leaving others untouched.Avoid the "paperdoll cutout"- Blur tool3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For softer masking on the skin, I leave the blur tool settings to 100% strength, 50% strength on clothes, and leaving the hair untouched. That's because those are my personal tastes (soft edge on the skin, semi-soft on clothes, and harsh edge on hair) and they're not the end-all of settings, so tell me which settings you like below
(This is only one method of helping blend your model and setting. There's tons more in the journal archive for this group if this tip doesn't quite ... "cut" it. *dodges flying objects* I compiled all my favorite manip tips from this group here: http://fav.me/d5hcdsz)
Goodbye? Not yet!Hi you all!Goodbye? Not yet!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
How are you? I know the title is a bit drastic but it's what is almost happening. I am not feeling comfortable anymore on this platform. Every day I have tons of notifications and I really can't keep up to comment, answer or fave everything. I feel like 'omg I have to go on dA and comment and fave...'. I know this is the feeling of many other artists here.
That's why I have to change my behaviour. I know it's always a pleasure to receive comments on our deviations but I also think if they're not real critics they are useless. I am also used to write random comments like 'beautiful', 'amazing'... and this is what I really think! But it doesn't help an artist to grow in my opinion. So, from now on, I will only fave your works if I like them and you can do the same with me. I will disable comments on my pieces. If you like them fave them, if not move on! I will keep up to do features, suggest DDs but I really have to reduce my activity here.
I hope you all understand! I know a
Brightening + keeping skin colorWhen you press CTRL+U, which is considered destructive editing FYI, a hue/saturation adjustment menu comes up. (You can use an adjustment layer instead if you want.) When you pick a channel, click the dropper tool under the sliders, and then click on the image you're editing, it selects that color group from the photo to edit.Brightening + keeping skin color5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Try this on a model's skin, and then play with the Lightness option. Bump up the SATURATION the same amount as you did the Lightness. This way you can brighten their skin AND keep their natural color, and they won't wind up looking cliche-pale just because that's easier to edit...
Rinse and repeat.
Obviously this works for more than skin, but I recommend it for skin.
Fog: A new use for cloud stockEDIT: Here's a newer entry on another way of adding fog and atmosphere - http://dark-etheria.deviantart.com/journal/More-realistic-foggy-effect-363176227Fog: A new use for cloud stock5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was just messing around with a project I may or may not publish, and I wanted to add some effect to the already-cloudy sky, so I put a dark, stormy cloud stock on top of it and set it to Screen. When I dragged it down over the model and the scene, it looked a LOT like fog, and not the fugly PS fog you normally get. Playing with Curves on the clouds made the effect more realistic.
Maybe it's something you can try too.
Lighting in PS (new video!)Try a hue/saturation adjustment layer with the -brightness- turned down a lot, then paint (with varied flow and opacity settings) in black where the lighting should be in the layer mask. On a new layer set to soft light, paint in the harsh lighting detailing in white.Lighting in PS (new video!)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Done with mouse
Let me know if the video works for you. I want to double-check the privacy settings I set for my PB account.
Stock will be credited as soon as I get it from my collab partner. This is our current project :3
PROPZ TO :iconMLArtistry:
Fixed video link
Add a dark night effect to very bright photosBlack and white adjustment layer set to Multiply It's a good base to make a bright scene into something stormy, or with further editing, a night scene.Add a dark night effect to very bright photos8 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't have adjustment layers, just duplicate the picture, make the duplicate b+w, and set that to Multiply. It's the exact same effect
Two nifty tips: Outer + Inner Glow usesFireTwo nifty tips: Outer + Inner Glow uses9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Use this: http://www.obsidiandawn.com/creating-realistic-flames-in-photoshop-tutorial method of adding fire to your images. Use Inner Glow with a really dark red, set to Overlay, then play with the opacity. This should add additional depth to some flames
Use a white or light Outer Glow on something being rained on (roofs, trees, etc), and set it to a high Noise level. This should look like rain hitting the surface. Play with opacity and blending mode.
Easy beam of mystical lightUse the pen tool to make a beam shape (long upside down triangle)Easy beam of mystical light9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Make it a selection and fill it with white on a new layer
Outer glow, any settings, glow set to Overlay
Possibly add some dust particles around and make them brighter in the light to add atmosphere
Technique used here:
(I'm tired of only using my own stuff as an example in this section of the blogs - send me your tips and results and I'll share them, credited, here~)
Videos - Youtube Tutorials and speed artFAQS - Website - Commissions OPEN - Blog Index - Shadowness - Tutorials - Thumblr - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULES - Dark Portafolio - TouchtalentVideos - Youtube Tutorials and speed art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
featured and stockhello, here is a new featured along with some novelty. As my new account "stock" I hope you enjoyfeatured and stock7 months ago in Personal More Like This
My work :
Gift for me "my friend":
Je viens de me rendre compte que j'avais oublié la section photo --"
Autumn Competition Winners:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Here are the winners from the :iconEliteArtists: and their wonderful works ... Congrats to all. :iconspreadmoreloveplz:Autumn Competition Winners7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please give all of them your attention, , comment and watch!
First place :iconj-am:
for its originality, its beautiful illustration and great story line
Second place :iconlhox:
:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: for its great illustration of Halloween and child like mysterious atmosphere :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
:heart: Third place : :icontake-bamboo: :heart:
:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: for its subtle palette and graceful illustration of the autumn sky and
~Halloween~~Halloween~7 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconpumpkinplz: YAY! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! :iconpumpkinplz:
Here in Europe we don't celebrate Halloween much, but I still love this holiday. I have discovered it when I was about 10 years old and I was absolutely fascinated by it's cozy and magical atmosphere. Since that time I always try to celebrate it in some manner.
I wasn't inspired enough to create something Halloween-ish myself. Honestly dark art isn't my thing. Sometimes I begine my work thinking "Hmm, now I'm gonna create something really GOTHIC!". But in consequence a have another princess with glitters and pink flowers.
So... I've decided to do a little Halloween feature to create autumnish mood on my DA too. Hope you like it!
Removing my photographyIf you read my last journal.... here is the http://lusete.deviantart.com/journal/To-post-or-not-to-post-329417446Removing my photography8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You will probably understand my move. I never really got anywhere with photography on DA. Therefore I am moving it to 500px. It is just better built for photography. You can find me by clicking this http://500px.com/lusete
But do not worry, my stock is still staying here for now and so does my art.
Have fun creating!!
Few Basics For Writing A FanFictionHello everyone! First of all, I'd like to inform all of you about a group called "Literate Union". A group that targets FanFictions with Smut/MA/Graphic/Poor Grammars and etc. The SasuxHina-Fanclub owned by Deidarakitty has the blog with information about it. Please check it out: http://sasuxhina-fanclub.deviantart.com/blog/34750619/Few Basics For Writing A FanFiction3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've thought about this for a while now, but never had the time to do so. Now, because of that group, I suddenly have this urge to protect my co-writers and the beginners so I'm putting this up here.
However please remember, these are only basics and things that I've mostly seen in well-written fanfics. It's normal enough to follow but if you are aiming to learn more, please visit this: How to Write Fan Fiction.
The main point is if you manage to follow these simple things/rules/proper formats, your fanfic/story shall be already safe. If not, then the "Literate Union" Group only consists
** ART FEATURE - 2013 - Part 2 **** ART FEATURE - 2013 - Part 2 **4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello friends, here is my next feature . Hope you enjoy it.
♥ Greetings ♥
* Johanna S. a.k.a. NebelelfeNaemy *
New Beginnings ContestIt's that time of year again. We're all in the festive spirit (or, if you're anything like me, needing a distraction from any thought of festivity) so what better time than to participate in a contest? You like stuff? Look at our fantabulous prizes? You like art? Show it off. Show us ya skillz, we know you have them! Couldn't be simpler. See contest. Join contest.New Beginnings Contest6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So let's get down and dirty with it:
THEME we gotta have one. It's like the law. This time round guys is NEW BEGINNINGS. That's it. You can do anything with this theme in mind, in any visual medium. This contest is running over the new year, new year new start and all, so hey, NEW BEGINNINGS! (Yes, yes I know. Providing the world doesn't end soon. though even that would be a kinda new beginning, it's the beginning of an afterlife or of nothingness or reincarnation, whichever belief you hold to.) So long as your work is titled and inspired by the idea of beginning, starting something new, something unknown
Challenge: The Art of Masking (w Video!)Challenge: The Art of MaskingChallenge: The Art of Masking (w Video!)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
by *missalmostperfect, *StarlitNox & =nikkidoodlesx3
Hello! It's time for November's monthly challenge here at The Art of Manipulation (now in collaboration with #Manip-Contest! If you're new, the idea is that each month you all vote on a manipulation topic you want to hear about; then we write an educational journal here about the subject and host a challenge for you, hopefully teaching you something in the process. Got it? Good.
Our educational article, written by *missalmostperfect
1. WHAT IS MASKING?
Masking is „cutting“ out several pieces of your stock images without deleting them, so you are able to use them later on if you need to correct (very important)
2. WHY DO I NEED MASKS?
By using masks you are able to make your photomanipulation more advanced and clean, because no one wants ugly edges and missing sections in their images. You can use masks to quickly blend in one image into a
New Stock + NewsHiya all, here's a new stock for you to play with, hope you like it and will use it - keep me in the loop if you do, pleaseNew Stock + News7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I've good news - to those of you who have been following me lately (past month or so), you will know that I've decided to move from my apartment, and have of course been looking for a new one. Well, I found one! I sign the lease next week and get the keys there as well! It's a really nice apartment, a bit bigger than my old one, so I'll have some more room now, which is always nice I still feel very stressed, because I have to be out of my old apartment by November 15th, and I know a lot will think that that's plenty of time, but in my head it feels like it's really soon, and I still have quite a bit of packing to do, things to sort out. If you've ever tried moving, you'll know, I'm sure - you have to change your adress with the postal office and various other places, have to stop the electricity in the old apartment from after you
I am a millionareThat Nigerian Prince finally pulled though. I knew those emails were legit.I am a millionare7 months ago in Personal More Like This
But honestly this just happened
Two million views is pretty cool. You guys rock.
Page views are not the be-all end-all and shouldn't be something you strive for, but knowing that many people have mostly enjoyed coming here makes me feel all warm in side.
I love statistics and numbers, At work we have meetings that run overtime because i can't get enough of charts and breaking down statistics.
Thank you for the lovely birthday messages, you are too kind.
I had a fabulous day.
I was working at a photography exhibit at a show, so my sisters made a surprise visit to get me out of work.
We spent the afternoon on roller coasters, getting lost in mirror mazes, playing silly arcade games, and trying to convince them to come into haunted houses with me. They stood their ground on this point
Then that afternoon, after being gifted with this snazzy new laptop i am writ
The problem between stock provider and artistHello fans and friends!The problem between stock provider and artist7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Currently I have enough of reading journal entries and comments that are about stock and commercial use problems. It's time for me to add my personal opinion.
First of all: There are a lot of digital artists and also stock artists who know the problem of no or late response on commercial use permission requests. I wrote some comments on journal entries that were about that problem. Before I want to moan or to complain I want to emphasize that I know this problem from both sides – as digital artist and stock provider. I depend on stockers too and of course digital artists want to earn some money with their works if they have the chance to. I would be glad if there were a publisher wanting to use my works for a cover art and I grant to every artists who have this chance. There is no problem, if there are explicit rules about this case or a fast answer of the stock providers. But often there is the problem. Either stock provider havn't these explici
Creative Art Challenge #18 - KilmainhamCreative Challenge #1 - CleanCreative Art Challenge #18 - Kilmainham8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 - Daenerys
Creative Challenge #8 -
test journaltest journal8 months ago in Personal More Like This
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