Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things Hello everybody!Manip Academy 13: How to make glowing things10 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 color1 year 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).
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
Photography Lesson Number 2The general consensus from the first lesson was the following -Photography Lesson Number 21 year 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 list6 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
Stock Contest!What is this contest about?:Stock Contest!2 years 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
Turning Day into NightHello everyone and welcome back to another Manip Academy tutorial!Turning Day into Night11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to take an image that was shot during the day, and make it look like it was shot at night. There are a couple ways of that you can achieve this look, but I will just be showing you one way that I most commonly use. We will be using various adjustment layers and blending techniques during this process. Now remind you, every piece will turn out differently, what I am showing you is just a starting point for your image. So keep playing around with the adjustment layers to achieve the effect that your looking for. Let's start out with the stock image:
My Barn Is My Kastl by Burtn
First thing you want to do is make sure to duplicate the layer. I always duplicate whatever images I work with and create a folder called "Original Stocks
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...11 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
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.
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
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
Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and ManipsNote: This Manip Academy tutorial is from LadyEvilArts. It is not my work. Please direct any questions, comments, love, or gratitude her way. Thank you!Manip Academy 5: Blending Modes and Manips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Blending modes and photomanipulations
Few words about most used blending modes (bm), how they affect the image (positive and negative moments).
First of all I want to remind about the option of creating layer filled with neutral colour for chosen blending mode. Holding Alt press icon "create a new layer", Photoshop will show you window like this:
Just select desired bm and check "fill with ... neutral color". Sometimes it's very helpful.
Second, when you use blending modes for toning for example, use option "new adjustment layer - solid colour" instead of filling new layer with bucket. Solid color doesn't increase size of your psd file as much as pixel layer does.
And third - brush, clone stamp, history brush, bucket/gradient, all these tools have option to select bm i
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
GO GO RAFFLE!!!GO GO RAFFLE!!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I think the result of the poll is clear so... let's go the raffle!!
The price will be a bust (made with pencil and digital retouch)
There will be 8 winners!!
They will be chosen by a random number generator.
You can sign up until 17 July.
I will announce the winners on July 19.
Be my watcher.
Add this journal to favourite.
Leave a comment below, and I'll give
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
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,
Photography Lesson Number 4Animal PhotographyPhotography Lesson Number 410 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well I did a little poll on what the next lesson should be and dum dum dummmmm…animal photography won the day…
Everybody likes animals. Even people who say they don’t like them to look at usually like to eat them. So yeah, everybody likes animals. Luckily for your guileless reasoning, photographing animals can be easy if a few simple steps are followed. Steps….that thing your feet do when you walk. One thing at a time. You with me? Good…let’s do this.
Okay so the key to photographing animals is……drumroll…..finding an animal to photograph. An obvious place to start is if you have a pet because you should, emphasis on SHOULD, know where that is in order to place your shitty digital camera all up in its grill. If you don’t have a pet then you could ask a friend or relative for a chance to (wo)manhandle theirs. If that’s not an option you will hav
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
And now I finally answer your publishing questions Need publishing resources? Click here!And now I finally answer your publishing questions4 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
Manip Academy 7: Post-production atmosphereArticle by Aegis-IllustrationManip Academy 7: Post-production atmosphere1 year 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
Tutorial Tuesdays: Creating Fear [Update]Only 4 days left in the challenge.Tutorial Tuesdays: Creating Fear [Update]2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1 entry has come in so far. Judging will not commence for this challenge
until at least 10 entries have been submitted from different members.
There will not be an extension on the challenges.
Tuesday Tutorial Feature!
Some of the tuts you'll find in these features are done for illustrator's and photographer's. They are placed in this feature, because they are JUST AS IMPORTANT
for Photo Manipulator's. Photo Manipulation can often include some of the same rules, strategies, techniques, etc. Please have a look at some you may
have passed over because they may be useful to you!
Each week we will feature one type of tutorial, hopefully for each program out there. Some are hard to find though, so there are no guarantees.
A guionar se ha dicho - CONCURSO :)CONCURSO DE HISTORIETAS DE NOTICAS:A guionar se ha dicho - CONCURSO :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He regresado después de una semana de exámenes, y vida de facultad para ver como van con las historietas!!!
La última vez que vi el journal, noté que había falta de escritores. Es raro, pensé que iba a pasar al revés. Como escritor, me tocó el haber andado enloquecido en la búsqueda de dibujantes salvajes para darle vida a todas las ideas que tenía. Y no encontraba!
Por un lado, el mensaje de Natushka me hizo pensar en la temática. Es cierto de que puede ser un desafío el poner algo hispano dentro de lo que escriban, sin embargo, la cosa es muchísimo más simple de lo que pueden pensar. Les paso algo que escribí antes para que les ayude.
Por el otro, muchos no saben como hac
Tip of the day!Now guys, let's get real, no matter how good is your finished manip, if youTip of the day!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
really want it to be "seen" like a photo (and possibly fool everybody )
at the end you must add noise to it (try to zoom an image of a photo and
you will see what I meen!)
So, the traditional way to do this in photoshop is to:
1 - Fill an empty layer with 50% gray (on top of all others.)
2 - Go to filter-noise-add noise and choose the amount off gaussian noise
you want (a low value about two should do it.)
3 - Then blur this layer a little (filter-blur-gaussian blur), again the
amount varies accordingly to the image.
4 - Change the layer blending mode to hard-light and there you have it...
But... wait, is there a better way to do this? I think so, yes!
The problem with the above method is that it makes hard to choose first the
amount of noise you want, second the places you want it (the noise should
vary in different places of the image, see? )
Now a way I think is better to do this is to "again" make use o