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12th BirthdAy Shenanigans

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:00 AM by bradleysays:iconbradleysays:
A compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. :) If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!



Official 12th Birthday Announcement


Read all about deviantART's Birthday here!



Giveaways


:bulletyellow: deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katara-Alchemist)
Win yourself a Premium Membership!

:bulletyellow: 7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)
The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!

:bulletyellow: 20000 Downloads/dA Birthday Giveaway and Surprise! (run by Pickley)
Comment on the linked blog for the chance to win free copies of dAmnMobile or dA Messages for iOS!

:bulletyellow: Premium Membership Giveaway (run by KnightAR)
Want to change your username? Give a reason and you may win a premium membership!

:bulletyellow: Get a 1-month Premium Membership! (run by ArtBIT)
Are you an aspiring artist? Leave your best work in ArtBIT's journal and you may win a 1-month Premium Membership!



Contests and Events



General

:bulletyellow: DeviantART's 12th Birthday Hat Contest! (run by KovoWolf)
Create your OWN birthday hat to wear for deviantART's birthday!

:bulletyellow: Official Birthday Card Contest (run by UnicornReality)
It is up to you to make a card celebrating dA's 12th birthday!

:bulletyellow: Birthday Wallpaper Contest (run by Infinite705)
Create a deviantART 12th Birthday themed wallpaper!

:bulletyellow: Quirky Horoscope Contest (run by Lyricanna)
In this contest, using any visual media, you have to draw a representation of at least one of the Western Zodiac signs and create a daily horoscope for that sign set for the date of August 7th.

:bulletyellow: Chinese Horoscope Contest (run by SRaffa)
How will your own birthday contribute to deviantART's 12th birthday celebration on August 7th, 2012?

:bulletyellow: deviantART Birthday Contest (run by RTNightmare)
A birthday contest which covers pretty much all media!

:bulletyellow: Free Premium Membership Day! (run by deviantART)
August 7th is Free Premium Membership Day!

:bulletyellow: Thursday: Birthday Cake (run by PremiumMembers)
Collaboratively draw deviantART's Birthday cake!

Using muro, draw a slice of cake!

Fancify dekorAdum and you may win a Premium Membership!

Forums

:bulletyellow: 12th BirthdAy Muro Fun (run by dekorAdum and KovoWolf)
Draw something deviantART related containing the number 12 in the forum linked above!

:bulletyellow: Birthday Party! (run by 3wyl)
Tell us what deviantART's birthday party will be like, using only 12 things! More details in the forum. :)

:bulletyellow: deviantART's Birthday Hunt! (run by 3wyl)
Another hunt, but based around the forums this time!

:bulletyellow: DeviantART has turned 12! -- 1 year PM up for grabs (run by Hardrockangel)
Find and share deviations that contain the number 2, or 12 similar things. :)

:bulletyellow: dAmn Game: "Pointless"-styled game (run by Kaz-D and 3wyl)
More information in the blog. But hurry, you must sign up before this coming Tuesday!

Complain about the worst Birthday Cake you've ever gotten.

Complain about the worst Birthday Present you've ever received.

Chat

#devart


:bulletyellow: Rock, Paper, Scissors! (run by 3wyl)
Play deviantART-styled Rock, Paper, Scissors in #devart!


#CommunityRelations


9AM PDT
:bulletyellow: Stock/Resources and Photomanipulation Chat Event and Challenge
(run by Aeirmid, Elandria and Dan-Heffer)
Chat events and challenges hosted by your resident Stock and Resources and Photomanipulation volunteers!

11AM PDT
:bulletyellow: Muro Event
(run by dekorAdum and KovoWolf)
Practice your DeviantArt muro skills for this event!

12PM PDT
:bulletyellow: Trivia events hosted by Kaz-D.

2PM PDT
Meet and Greet with the Community Relations Team! :happybounce:


#CommunityOperations


1PM PDT
Meet and Greet with the Community Operations Team! :la:

Other
:bulletyellow: deviantART Birthday #devart Hunt 2012! (run by all the people :iconxalltheyplz:)
It's an image hunt, with killer prizes! More details in the blog!


A compilation of deviantART's 12th Birthday activities!
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About The Contest



Time Frame:
Ended! hosted by KovoWolf

Thank You Everyone!
The contest is currently being judged!! Thank you everyone who participated! They all where amazing and creative!!  

In preparation for the Birthday Shinanigans about to unfold here at DeviantART, we want to ask you, the community to get your crafty scissors, gear up your imagination, and all the materials you can for this contest in preparation for celebrating DeviantART's 12th birthday! What we're asking of you is to make your OWN birthday hat to wear for DeviantART's birthday!

Here are some ideas for you to get started on a birthday hat!
Mad Hatter Tea Party Set by jdDoodlesIt's not my birthday? by Eman333Birthday Cat by Number1Sticky


The Judges


:iconastralseed: :icon3wyl: :iconlyricanna: :iconaeirmid:



The Rules


Below you will find the rules for the Hat contest!

    :bulletred: Please do not submit something you have already created

    :bulletred: It must be an original work!

    :bulletred: Have at least the following on your hat somewhere: The number 12, Fella, DeviantART, and Happy Birthday

    :bulletred: Please keep it appropriate for all ages
      :bulletgreen: You MAY use stock in order to get an idea on a basic party "hat" shape, but if you go outside of DA / on DA make sure you link your sources!
      :bulletgreen: Be as creative as you can! Remember this is in celebration to DeviantART's 12th birthday!
      :bulletgreen: Have FUN!
      :bulletgreen: You must submit a photograph of your HAT. You can choose whatever option suits your comfort level! So either: 1. Wear the hat and take a picture with you wearing the hat 2. Take a picture of the hat on your head (but not your face) 3. Take a picture of just the hat :star: Materials :star: You are welcome to use whatever you have available to you to make a hat! Paper, stock paper, glue, sparkles, glitter, colored pencils! Whatever you have available to you, feel free to use!   (( Again, please keep it appropriate ))

      How To Submit

      Please take a photo / web cam / camera phone photo of your lovely, new, rock sporting, DeviantART birthday hat! Show us how ready YOU are for DeviantART's 12th birthday!! Judging will be based on Creativity, originality, uniqueness and how related to deviantART's birthday it is! Once you take a photo, submit it here!

      Prizes For The Hat Contest

      1st Place
      :bulletyellow: 1 devwear shirt 
      :bulletyellow: 500 :points:

      2nd Place
      :bulletorange:  Emote Keychain
      :bulletorange: Emote buttons 
      :bulletorange: DA Lanyard 
      :bulletorange: 300 :points:

      3rd Place
      :bulletpurple: Emote buttons
      :bulletpurple: dA Icon Keychain
      :bulletpurple: 100 :points:
       

      Submit Your Hat!




Skin by bradleysays and header modified by KovoWolf. Island in the Grass by da-joint-stock

:cakerun: by Kath602
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcH
Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81

Birthday Card Contest


CELEBRATE by akrasiel deviantART is celebrating its 12th birthday on the 7th August and what better way to celebrate with a card from its awesome members?!
This is where you guys come in!

Make a card!


It is up to you to make a card celebrating dA's 12th birthday! You can use any medium for this, the more creative the better!
If you are into Artisan Crafts you could try your hand at papercutting, or add some little handmade charms to your card.
Mini Birthday Gift Sets by claremansonWe have a Hulk! by LittleGreenFrogButterfly Card by Himmapaangreeting card by megatron73
If you are into Traditional Art you could scratchboard a card, or try a collage or even mix the medias up a little.
Ferret for Russ by MystiqueDeepHappy birthday my dear lamb by ladybirdartWHO: Time for everything by CT02T-Party Rex _greetings card by Maddiox
If you are a Digital Artist you can design something amazing with your program of choice or utilize the Stock and Resources that dA supplies - just check the individual rules!
Unicorn Birthday Card by FluffntuffB-day card by sea-weedOctopus Birthday Card by bensigas+ Happy Birthday + by aamran

In brief


Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Make a card for dA's 12th birthday.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Unlimited per Deviant.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Any medium is accepted - if you are drawing traditionally/digitally try to involve something related to dA like Fella, art, llamas and such.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Must be a new piece of work.
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcH Credit any Resources you are using.

Prizes!


As always there are some really awesome prizes up for grabs!
First Place - 2400 points
Second Place - 1600 points 
Third - Place 800 points
:iconexcitedplz:

Submitting and Judging


Entries will need to be submitted into the

Birthay Card Contest Category


by the 10th August 12pm (usa time)

Browse the entries here.


Judges are as follows -
:iconmoonbeam13: :iconunicornreality: and :icondemonmathiel:

Have fun!


Have a great time and enjoy the other birthday festivities! :D

:heart:

:peace:


Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81Celebration by Scorpion81
Balloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 8 by LuMi-ViEcHBalloon 4 by LuMi-ViEcH
:cakerun: by Kath602
Partaaaay!
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Table of Contents



1. Thank You!
2. Daily Deviations and Groups
3. Volunteer Openings
4. Share Your Opinions
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7  Project Educate 2011/2012
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries


1. Thank You!


I'd like to take a moment to issue a very important "THANK YOU" to YOU! The deviantART Community.  On the heels of our 12th Birthday, I've looked back at the projects that my team have undertaken and realized that in the last year, especially, the deviantART community has stepped up and helped to make projects like projecteducate and ArtHistoryProject successful.  Without your contributions, interest, faves, feedback and participation, projects like these would go no where.  I'm looking forward to more community interaction and participation projects and am always open to your feedback regarding projects or endeavors you'd like to see the Community Relations team or myself support or lead.  Please feel free to email me at moonbeam13@deviantart.com at any time with any of your thoughts :)  Once again, Thank you so much for being the most amazing community ever!

:hug:

2. Daily Deviations and Groups


There are a number of groups that exist strictly to try and suggest Daily Deviations and there is nothing wrong with these groups.  However, there are some misconceptions about Daily Deviations and groups.  When a DD selector receives a suggestion which is eligible and something they feel is of a quality they would feature, they will feature it regardless of where the suggestion came from and generally credit the individual (not the group) who sent the note.  These groups are awesome because they help to get people noticed and I fully support promoting yourself however, the implication that you're more likely to get a DD if you belong to them, is incorrect.

So in short, images of quality and distinction that appeal to the selectors are featured as Daily Deviations, regardless of the groups the image may belong to or whom selected it, the image stands on it's own merit :)



3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations


If you're interested in learning more about being a volunteer on deviantART please read FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART?

To see current openings on the Community Relations volunteer team please check this blog

If there isn't a spot open please consider helping out from within the community.  Read How to be a guiding light and shining example by RockstarVanity and So you Want to be a CV by Thiefoworld


4. Share Your Opinions!


I'm actively using my personal forum to try and connect more with the community and I have a series of threads:

:bulletpink: Questions for $Moonbeam13 or Community Relations? Ask here
:bulletpink: Suggestions for deviantART
:bulletpink: Gallery Changes or Addition Requests
:bulletpink: Suggestions for Project Educate


These forums are all accessible from my profile page at Moonbeam13 as well and I will be adding more. I encourage you to speak up and get involved! We're in this together :)

If you have a suggestion for a forum please send me a note! please do not create them yourself as it causes confusion on my page :) :thanks:



5.  Community Projects


:community:
:omg: Want to show your devious pride and get involved in ongoing Community Projects? Check out some of these!


6. Official Contests


Please note that all contests end on the deadline stated at 11:59:59 PM PST


:bulletpink: Bring Your Type to Life - A Typography Contest - Deadline August, 26, 2012
:bulletpink: Before and After Feedback Competition - Deadline August 31, 2012
:bulletpink: Epic Movie Poster Contest - Deadline August 31, 2012
:bulletpink: Children's Book Vexel Contest - Deadline September 27, 2012

deviantART 12th Birthday Contest

:bulletpink: Chinese Horoscope Contest - Deadline August 30, 2012


7. Project Educate 2011/2012


Daily Deviation Week

:bulletpurple: Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week
:bulletpurple: PE Daily Deviations - The Myth and the Legend
:bulletpurple: PE Daily Deviations - So you want to suggest DDs
:bulletpurple: PE DD Week: Why did an icon get a DD?
:bulletpurple: PE: Tolerance Towards Daily Deviations
:bulletpurple: PE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive
:bulletpurple: A DD is not an award, but a feature
:bulletpurple: PE Interview with DD Suggester Minato-Kushina
:bulletpurple: PE Interview with DD Recipient AwsumZ
:bulletpurple: PE Daily Deviations - Presentation of your work
:bulletpurple: PE Note to Daily Deviation
:bulletpurple: PE Daily Deviations: What if...?

:bulletpurple: The Full Schedule

Get involved at projecteducate!

8. Art History Project


 Anyone can join/watch the Group - ArtHistoryProject
August is Graphics Month


9. Gallery Description Project


 Gallery descriptions are still ongoing with Photography now complete! We are currently looking at the Artisan Crafts Galleries and will be moving into a new area in September. If you have any suggestions on the Artisan Crafts suggestions, please feel free to contact and Artisan Craft CVs and share your thoughts!

10. News from the Chats and Forums


:bulletgreen: Bi-weekly Critique Nights
:bulletgreen: Chat Tutorial #1 - How to create a Chatroom?
:bulletgreen: Chat Tutorial #2 - What 'Privclasses' are?
:bulletgreen: Chat Tutorial #3 - Customizing your Chatroom
:bulletgreen: The LOL Corner #124, #125, #126
:bulletgreen: June's Forum Features : Celebration
:bulletgreen: July's Forum Features : Hot

11.  News from the Galleries


:bulletblue: Anthro


:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts


:bulletblue: Body Art & Modification

:bulletblue: Community Projects


:bulletblue: Cosplay

:bulletblue: Customization
:bulletgreen: Digital Dolls
:bulletgreen: Emoticons
:bulletgreen: Icons
:bulletgreen: Visualizations
:bulletgreen: Wallpaper

:bulletblue: Designs & Interfaces
:bulletgreen: Game Development Art

:bulletblue: DeviantART Related


:bulletblue: Digital Art
:bulletgreen: Fractal
:bulletgreen: Photomanipulation


:bulletgreen: Pixel Art
:bulletgreen: Vector
:bulletgreen: Vexel

:bulletblue: Fan Art
:bulletgreen: Fan Fiction

:bulletblue: Literature


:bulletblue: Photography


:bulletgreen: Abstract & Surreal


:bulletgreen: Animals, Plants and Nature
:bulletgreen: Architecture
:bulletgreen: Artistic Nude


:bulletgreen: Conceptual
:bulletgreen: Darkroom Photography


:bulletgreen: Fashion
:bulletgreen: Fetish


:bulletgreen: Horror & Macabre
:bulletgreen: People & Portraits
:bulletgreen: Pin-Up & Glamour


:bulletgreen: Still Life


:bulletgreen: Street
:bulletgreen: Urban & Rural


:bulletblue: Resources & Stock Images

:bulletblue: Space and Sci-Fi


:bulletblue: Text & Typography


:bulletblue: Traditional Art
:bulletgreen: Street Art & Graffiti




The Community Relations team exists to facilitate communication amongst deviantART's administration, volunteers and members. Our goal is to foster creative genius by encouraging artists to grow, collaborate and participate in a friendly and supportive artistic environment.
Watch communityrelations for up to date news and events!
Bi-monthly newsletter from the Community Relations Team.
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Chinese Horoscope Contest- Last Call!

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 2:03 PM
One final week to get your submission in before the full moon of August 31st; deadline is midnight August 30th for 

deviantART's Chinese Horoscope Contest!


Find your Chinese Animal Sign, and you've found the Gallery which needs your contribution (if you don't know your Chinese Animal Sign, please check here; you'll find three animal signs in there, primary of which is your DAY sign, but if you'd prefer, work on either your MONTH sign, or YEAR sign, or ALL THREE! You can enter this contest as many times as you'd like, but try to limit yourself to the BEST work you can do, and not the MOST work you can do :giggle: ):


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contests > 2012 > deviantART 12th Birthday > Chinese Horoscope Contest > 

Submit your finished art through each individual Animal Gallery Link above, or through this Master Link To All Of The Animal Galleries.

Starting right now, you are cordially invited to contribute art or poetry to the Animal Gallery which coincides with your own Chinese Astrology Animal, as listed above.


Your artwork or poetry must illustrate your animal sign, or the sign that inspires you most, and/or some aspect of that sign's characteristics (whether positive or negative), as listed below, and should consist of ONLY your foreground subject with a white background (or, at least, as uncluttered and neutral a background as possible):


鼠 Team Rat
Charismatic, Sociable, Intelligent, Affable, Quick-Witted, Popular
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Exploitive, Calculating, Secretive, Greedy, Acquisitive, Devious



牛 Team Ox
Honest, Loyal, Popular, Sincere, Steadfast, Reliable
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Stubborn, Impatient, Inflexible, Narrow-Minded, Sulking



虎 Team Tiger
Enthusiastic, Optimistic, Courageous, Bold, Sociable, Energetic
-----------------
Volatile, Impulsive, Hot-Headed, Restless, Disobedient, Vain, Stubborn



兔 Team Rabbit
Astute, Thoughtful, Refined, Docile, Wise
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Cunning, Snobbish, Possessive, Fussy, Obsessive



龍 Team Dragon
Resourceful, Self-Assured, Adaptable, Original, Valiant, Enthusiastic
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Arrogant, Hot-Headed, Unpredictable, Critical, Irritable, Discourteous



蛇 Team Snake
Insightful, Shrewd, Discreet, Wise, Compassionate, Subtle
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Proud, Manipulative, Malicious, Possessive, Vain, Sluggish



馬 Team Horse
Friendly, Vivacious, Enduring, Witty, Cheerful, Refined, Independent
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Selfish, Reckless, Vain, Impatient, Volatile



羊 Team Sheep
Intelligent, Artistic, Gentle, Kind, Cultured, Sensitive
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Fussy, Insecure, Ingratiating, Self-Indulgent, Dependent



猴 Team Monkey
Persuasive, Resourceful, Good-Humored, Ingenious, Versatile, Imaginative
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Superficial, Restless, Impudent, Sly, Mischievousness, Untruthful



鷄 Team Rooster
Passionate, Resilient, Patriotic, Industrious, Courageous, Protective
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Conceited, Blunt, Rude, Bossy, Aggressive, Impatient



狗 Team Dog
Devoted, Resilient, Unselfish, Honest, Resourceful, Reliable
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Nosy, Cynical, Cantankerous, Pessimistic, Anxious, Self-Righteous



猪 Team Pig
Sincere, Diligent, Genuine, Obliging, Generous, Friendly
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Materialistic, Stubborn, Gullible, Naive, Lazy, Superficial



You are welcome to use any or all of the deviantART categories of art to express yourself; Muro art, photography, traditional art, digital art, sculpture, poetry... Quick sketches, hugely detailed paintings, Haiku, or epic stories-- all are encouraged.
NOTE: Minimum DPI (dots per inch) for each scanned image is 150; maximum DPI is 300.


The deadline to contribute to your Animal Gallery will be by the end of the day on August 30th, 2012.


There will be a total of three prizes for the entire contest; 1st prize, 2nd prize, and 3rd prize awarded to the three best pieces overall, as judged by members of the Tangentialists.


1st Prize: One Year deviantART Premium Membership, One deviantART Gear T-Shirt, 
One (maximum $30.00 value) deviantART Print


2nd Prize: Six Month deviantART Premium Membership, One deviantART Gear T-Shirt


3rd Prize: Three Month deviantART Premium Membership, One deviantART Gear T-Shirt



PLUS: How will all of these individual images, from all of these team galleries, come together as a single, unified whole?


Find out on September 14th, 2012!

For more information on Chinese Astrology in general, please check these links:
www.chineseastrologyonline.com…
www.chineseastrologyonline.com…

Extra special THANKS to chineseastrologyonline.com!



Call for entries from July 31st til the end of day on August 30, all categories, all deviants inclusive contest
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After a long pause in which nobody seemed to have very many questions, we've got a very intriguing one which came up during the People & Portraits projecteducate week and it's something that has always played on my mind, and no doubt on yours too. Once again sine-out has provided a fantastic answer, so hopefully that will help somewhat in clearing this issue up. Have a question? Drop it on this article and we'll work on an answer!



"It seems like colorful pictures made in adobe look good, then after
they have been uploaded on deviantART... the color is more dead.. not so
alive..is this an issue?" ~ kayjensen



"Hi kayjensen, the issue your describing is most likely a colour profile issue. Colour profiles essentially describe how each colour is represented and there are different profiles for different purpose but mostly for getting accurate colour out of a printer or a screen.

By default the internet works with and assumes that every image uses the sRGB colour profile, this is a very narrow colour profile, but it's nearly ubiquitous (hence the reason why it's a defacto standard), so nearly all web based images are saved using that profile.

Photoshop, however, is colour space/profile aware, and can save images to virtually any colour profile imaginable, most of which are much larger than the sRGB colour profile. One of the most popular of these is the AdobeRGB colour profile.

If you save an image using the AdobeRGB profile and then display it in a web browser, the images can appear duller (it should be noted that most modern browsers support colour profiles these days, but a lot of websites strip the colour profile information from any images uploaded, which forces those web browsers to assume the image is using sRGB).

To correct this issue, when you're saving off your image for uploading, Click on Edit > Convert to Profile, then select the destination space to sRGB. If the colours shift dramatically when you do that, then click on the 'Intent' drop down box and choose from the list until the image looks as close to the original as possible.

Because sRGB is such a small colour profile, make sure you save this image as a copy and don't overwrite your source file, as this is a lossy conversion. Hope that helps!"
~ sine-out

Previous Troubleshooting Articles...



:bulletblack: Snaps To Professional
:bulletblack:Lighting
:bulletblack:Backgrounds
:bulletblack:Noise
:bulletblack:What Digital Camera?  
:bulletblack:Filters

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Photography Weekly Header created by TouchedD

"One Signature is worth a thousand implied tones..."
-Charles Swan -
Copyright Expert



In the news this week there has been a spotlight on Karren Brady, a photographer who has won a copyright ruling. The news article itself is interesting but the cautions that it turfs up for the future and current generations of photographers are slightly more concerning. The general feeling that has started to develop is that if you have assistance with setting up a shot, making a scene, posing a model and making up a person for example, those people may well have rights to your work. This is also being debated with regards to post-production and if you get somebody else to edit your work. What are your thoughts on this? And when attributing this to the deviantART community, what are your personal thoughts and opinions on crediting and recognition for models where possible too? And do you strive to get signatures for the work you do?




Community Relations News


There have been lots of happenings the past few weeks including lots of things going on for deviantART's twelfth Birthday which was on Tuesday. The gameshow went fantastically well and subsequently 3wyl and I have secured a date for our next chat event which will have some photography relations but will be about challenges and contests. To find out more check out the Gameshow results and next event details.

Congratulations to all those who applied for a creative grant in the first round and got accepted! There are some really exciting projects receiving a bit of funding to help them get kickstarted or progress and you can read all about it here!

:bulletblack: July Daily Deviation Roundups
:bulletblack: The LOL Corner
:bulletblack: Ongoing Community Projects
:bulletblack: Want to run your own community project?
:bulletblack: DeviantART Related Updates
:bulletblack: How to create a chatroom!
:bulletblack: Pimps and Whoas
:bulletblack: Bi-weekly Critique nights




Contests


This is a section that will be expanded on when you note me your contests and events on deviantART!
:bulletblack: Photography and Challenges evening on 4th September at 8pm UK time in #CommunityRelations
:bulletblack: The Self Portrait Contest




Spotlight On dadar


dadar was brought to my attention this week by dutchshun who sent me a note along with a beautiful piece of his photography.
Photography is a powerful tool, we have the ability to capture a thousand moments and a million unsaid words with just a few clicks of a button. dadar's work is a fine example of those moments, those little treasures, captured.

Beginning of a New Life by dadar




Spotlight On UKPhotography


The group does exactly what it says in the name and spotlights UK photographers and shots taken within the United Kingdom. Many don't know, but the UK is actually made up of four Countries which includes England, Northern Ireland (as Southern is independent from the UK), Scotland and Wales. Great Britain is the term used to describe Scotland, Wales and England. And England...well we're just England! The UK has some fantastic photography spots and the group highlights those by showcasing artists from across the Kingdom.
 

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Deviants to Check Out This Week


Each week we bring you a selection of Deviants introducing a wide range of works that might interest you. If you want to be considered or you know somebody who deserves a spotlight just send me a note!

stories of the forest by mihai2k
Blackpool Tower Ballroom by kippa2001
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Project Educate



projecteducate is a Community Volunteer led project that aims to help educate the wider deviantART population in many different areas of art. It's about tutorials, features, interviews, education, guides and much more. Every few months members of the community team at projecteducate put together a Community Week - something which you are invited to get involved with, as members of the community. If you're interesting in writing for Community Week then please note the group for more information.

DpressedSoul has been extra busy this week in the Abstract & Surreal Community as it's his turn with Project Educate. There are some fantastic informative articles, awesome interviews and a few more bits to come to get you inspired, educated and artistic.

:bulletblack: Introduction
:bulletblack: Lines
:bulletblack: Interview with Eintoern
:bulletblack: The Colour and the Shape
:bulletblack: Interview with Tuminka




Art History


Throughout the month of August the ArtHistoryProject has been publishing informational and historical blogs covering many aspects of Graphics. There are some really beautiful articles there to read and lots of information to cover in order to get yourself clued up on your favourite artforms.

:bulletblue: Graphics Month!
:bulletblue: The Beginning of Manga
:bulletblue: The Beginning of American Comics
:bulletblue: Manga AND WAR!
:bulletblue: History of Comic-Con International
:bulletblue: Akira Toriyama

:new:Literature Is Coming! Throughout September the Art History focus will be on Literature and there are many ways in which you can get yourself involved. Have a read of the blog to find out more!




General Photography


Community Volunteers Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart  


Nom Nom is out once more and explores Bread! If you've a suggestion for themes for Nom Nom then please send them my way! Additionally our Still Life Monthly Photography Contest has opened over at Still-Life-Stills. Be sure to read the rules and get submitting your yellow works for a chance to win some prizes!

All Snapped Up is a brand new series of articles from 3wyl that's worth keeping an eye on and if you've any ideas of photographers that should be snapped up send them over to 3wyl!

Every Picture tells a story, whether that's about the content of the shot, the photographer or indeed both. IsacGoulart has begun a series of articles that take you inside the mind of the photographer in order to explore where he or she was coming from, and find out exactly how they captured that moment. Check out the Full Article Here for more.

Ablutophobia by CaitlinWorthington





Architecture Photography


Community Volunteer AnaNaszynska


The July Summary of Architecture is out and there's lots going on - or lots has been going on and if you've missed it that's the place to go for a catch up! Don't forget that you can suggest Architecture Daily Deviations to AnaNaszynska via note.

Mont Saint Michel by NVENTFISCHER





Abstract & Surreal Photography


Community Volunteer DpressedSoul


Firstly the August Contest is open over at Abstract-and-Surreal and has a theme of Water! Head over to the gallery, read the comment for more info and get your work in for a chance of scoring some points!

New Samples of Magic Infrared Photos is out once more and explores some of those mystifying yet beautiful infrared shots here on deviantART. Also a Surreal Edition of Finding Beauty is out and shares some fantastic but surrealistic works!

As well as checking out the projecteducate articles mentioned earlier in the news article there is also another emotive feature out from DpressedSoul. Memories Punish me Once Again is a feature using music by Anathema and work from the Abstract and Surreal Community.

Strivers by DominikKucera





Animals, Plants & Nature Photography


Community Volunteers Kaz-D | IsacGoulart | 3wyl


Keep sending your Animals, Plants and Nature suggestions to the General Photography Volunteers 3wyl Kaz-D and IsacGoulart. We look forward to receiving them and getting your 'APN' work showcased!

frozen Claws of Winter by alexandre-deschaumes





Conceptual Photography


Community Volunteer DemonMathiel


There are still a few more weeks left for you to enter the Conceptual Summer Contest hosted by DemonMathiel! If you need inspiration then browse the current entries here! The Conceptual Photography DD Summary is also out!


Chill'n by Sara-Araujo




Darkroom Photography


Community Volunteer RockstarVanity


The July Darkroom Roundup is out and ready to be browsed. It contains all the Daily Deviations awarded to Darkroom Photography during the month of July! Additionally RockstarVanity has been busy with Darkroom Exposed and has posted a fantastic article exploring Ambrotypes! No idea what I'm talking about? Head over and have a look!

ambro11 by noske





Horror, Macabre & Cosplay Photography


Community Volunteer pullingcandy


The Spooky DD Roundup for July has been posted and is a summary of all the Horror and Macabre DDs given throughout the month. CosplayCosplay is also out too! Remember that although Cosplay comes under People and Portraits, pullingcandy is the person to suggest the DDs to in this case!

300 by Annathetekken





Pin-Up & Glamour Photography


Community Volunteer DistortedSmile


The July DD Roundup is out so you can check out all the pinup and glamour Daily Deviations awarded throughout the past month. Some images within the journal will be mature content. Under the Skin is also out once again and highlights undiscovered talent within the community. Check out who has been featured this time around!

Ms. Caitlin by insuh




Street Photography


Community Volunteer StamatisGR


Check out the street photography Daily Deviation roundup. Additionally there's an issue of Friday Night Specials out and another one will be posted today so stop by Stamatis's page and check out some inspirational work.

Cheer up man by cosmin-m




Featured  Action


Photoshop Vampire Action by lieveheersbeestje




From the Forums


:bulletblack: What makes someone a photographer?
:bulletblack: Tips for macro photography?
:bulletblack: How often are you out taking photographs?
:bulletblack: Photographing Strangers
:bulletblack: Advice on Buying Lighting Equipment
:bulletblack: How to improve your style
:bulletblack: Do you print your photos?
:bulletblack: What makes a photo sell?



Photography Books


The Photo Book is an 'anthology' of photography as it were. From Julia Margaret Cameron to Herb Rittz, it explores photographers from across the years to give you insight, education and inspiration!



Weekly Features to keep an eye on!


There's so much going on around the community especially for Volunteers that sometimes the awesome news can be missed out. I hope to share any weekly or monthly features that are ongoing here so that you can browse them at your leisure. If you know of something that needs to be listed let me know!

:bulletblue: Making a Difference from 3wyl
:bulletblue: dA Love for Everyone from lintu47
:bulletblue: Wonderful Wednesday from JamminJo
:bulletblue: Project Porkchop from Astralseed
:bulletblue: Under 1,000 Views from L0NE-W0lf
:bulletblue: Square-ishSquare-ish from dragonfly-oli
:bulletblue: Hairflow from MarinaCoric





The Community Volunteer Team - Photography


The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D | 3wyl | IsacGoulart

Architecture AnaNaszynska

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Darkroom: RockstarVanity

Urban and Rural: itsfrits

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism: xbastex

Street: StamatisGR




Groups to check out
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:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
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Seniorityheader 2 by fourteenthstar
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 that stands out above the many others who deviate to be recognised in the crowd.

Today, we present to you the following deviants who have all been awarded Seniority as part of our quarterly community recognitions. They have all been nominated for their efforts in the community by multiple deviants, Staff and Volunteers. 


Congratulations everyone! :dalove:
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INTERNATIONAL, 13+
Chaos Panda by $chix0r

We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.

Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in your image.

You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipulate them, stack them, cook them or even collage them!

Official Rules
Browse Entries
  • Dozens of pandas are escaping the zoo and taking over a city. People are running in chaos as one of the pandas hangs from a traffic light and another stares into the window of a pie shop.
  • After working hard in the mines all day, two pandas sit down at a diner. A waitress, who is carrying some pie, trips over one of their mine hats (which has a light attached) and smashes it into the panda's face. Classic!
  • A freshly-made pie is sitting on a kitchen counter. The panda who cooked it has stacked up three chairs to help him replace a dead lightbulb. As he climbs to the top, the chairs begin to wobble, seconds away from toppling over.

You must use at least one panda, one light, and one pie from the asset pack in an image with the theme of  "plans gone wrong".

Must use one of these pandas:

Must use one of these lights:

Must use one of these pies:

Download Assets

Once you finish your piece, upload your artwork image as a PNG or JPG file to the contest here. You can submit as many entries as you'd like until the deadline! Don't forget to list your stock resources if you use them.

Submit Artwork

While you wait for the judges' decisions, check out the current contest entries by clicking below and make sure to visit stockproject.fotolia.com.

Browse Entries

Feel free to use free stock from #StockProject, or you can use paid stock if you have an account with StockProject.Fotolia.com or Fotolia. You may use stock brushes and textures. You can always use your own original images, but you cannot use stock images obtained from other members of deviantART or other sources. Read the Official Rules about disclosing your stock resources.

  • Winner will receive $1,500 USD
  • $100 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
  • Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR hoodie of winner's choice*
  • One year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year subscription for Kelby Training Online Classes
  • $1,000 USD
  • $75 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
  • Wacom Intuos4 Small Tablet
  • 5,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • 6-month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year subscription for Kelby Training Online Classes
  • $500 USD
  • $50 USD of credits at stockproject.fotolia.com
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner's choice*
  • 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • 1 year membership to National Association of Photoshop Professionals
*Depending on availability.

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles CA, USA) on August 16, 2011 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."

  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible.
  • Entires can originate in any medium but must be in PNG or JPG file format when submitted. Online entries only, hard copies not accepted.
  • Entries must contain at least the images of one panda, one light and one pie from the preselected images made available in the asset pack "click here."
  • You must provide in the description section (when you upload your entry) a list of the stock materials you used, if any, in the entry excluding the images provided in the asset pack at the Contest Site;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as prominent signatures).
  • You may submit more than one entry but an artist cannot have multiple entries as semi-finalists.
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.
Official Rules

25 semi-finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

From the 25 semi-finalists, the three winners will be chosen by the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creative Use of Assets Provided
  • Successful Interpretation of the Theme
  • Overall Impact
  • Technical Skill
Submit Artwork Download Assets Browse Entries
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This contest is now closed for submissions.  I'll be cleaning out the category today and contacting my judges to figure out the winners =)  Until then,  you can browse the entries here browse.deviantart.com/contests… (setting it to newest instead of popular works best =))

:bulletgreen:Theme:bulletgreen:
The Western Horoscope is comprised of 12 signs.  In this contest, using any visual media, you have to draw a representation of at least one of the Western Zodiac signs and create a daily horoscope for that sign set for the date of August 7th.

:bulletwhite:The Zodiac Signs
:bulletwhite: An example of daily horoscopes.

There are 4 prizes to be won: most creative/weirdest horoscope and zodiac sign, funniest, best design and best horoscope.

:bulletgreen:Deadlines:bulletgreen:
Contest begins: August 4th
Contest ends: August 18th

:bulletgreen:Rules:bulletgreen:
:bulletwhite:Entries must abide by dA's rules and TOS
:bulletwhite:Entries must be your own work
:bulletwhite:Any stock/brushes/resources/etc must be credited in the description
:bulletwhite:Entry must have both a drawn zodiac sign and a written horoscope to qualify (written component must also be in English)
:bulletwhite:All media welcome
:bulletwhite:Entries must be submitted to the category using this link www.deviantart.com/submit/?cat…

:bulletgreen:Prizes:bulletgreen:
All 4 winners will receive: a dA sticker pack, a choice of Fella or Llama plush and 3 month premium membership :la:

:bulletgreen:Judges:bulletgreen:
:iconastralseed::iconhardrockangel::iconalexandrasalas::iconlyricanna::iconaeirmid:

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