Problem with stock artistsI don't know if discussing this here will help at all but I do hope at least some stock artists see this.
Ever since I started doing book covers for authors, I have had to consider one more thing to look for in the stock rules, available for commercial use or not. Some stock providers say it is OK, some say you have to ask them first and others don't say anything. In cases of background stock, there is always an option to look for other stock images. When it comes to models, the characters on the covers have to be very precise so finding the right model is very difficult. So once I find the right one, I try to work it with the model as much as I can. In my one year of doing this, I have had several instances where the stock artists never got back to me or did that very late (a month or more). Now you don't expect the client to wait for that long for you so these replies are really no good after so long. I have also had an instance with one of the biggest and best stock providers on dA
How and Why You Should Credit Your Stock ProvidersHiya Darlings,How and Why You Should Credit Your Stock Providers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I am going to tackle a subject that all photo manipulation artists should pay attention to. (Yes, this means you!) It is my hope that this article will save you the headache and trouble of getting a submission declined, having to delete your work, or worse; be sued by someone because of it.
Why Properly Crediting Stock Is Important
All artists know that the secret to a great manip is finding stock that is just right for the theme you are trying to convey. On there are literally thousands of fantastic high quality images that are absolutely free. Some of these images are even created by and featuring professional models and photographers. You could pay a lot of money for the rights to use the type of stock resources in your art that are found here free of charge. This is part of why is unique and an amazing place for artists to frequent.
You’ll find that a lot of art groups, including :iconmani
Becoming a Verified Safe Stock Resource ProviderEarlier we brought up the importance of providing valid and safe resources as stock providers. We are the front lines, so to speak, on ensuring the quality and validity of our resources. We mentioned in our last blog (which you can read below) about a way to become verified safe stock providers. There was a lot of positive feedback on the idea. The question was how to prevent those who would abuse a stamp from using it.Becoming a Verified Safe Stock Resource Provider3 years ago in Personal More Like This
hyenacub-stock suggested creating an alternate group that only certain members can join as a method for preventing the "posers." EveLivesey suggested the name "Safe Stock" for the project. So, by combining the two ideas, we now have a sister group called Safe-Stock-Resources. I've spent some time this evening fleshing out the group page, and I believe that it's a good start.
Safe-Stock-Resources can be that marker, the seal of approval, on great and trustworthy stock resources. If you would like to become a part of it, let me know, and I will send yo
Stock and Resources Gallery Descriptions RecapStock and ResourcesStock and Resources Gallery Descriptions Recap1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Stock & Resources Gallery Descriptions Recap
Welcome to the recap and review of the Stock & Resources gallery descriptions. Each journal linked below is an excellent reference source to refer to when you are unsure what S&R sub-gallery to submit to.
Stock & Resources Community Volunteers
Elandria PirateLotus-Stock CelticStrm-Stock
Photomanipulation FAQsEverything you wanted to know . . . And MORE!Photomanipulation FAQs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal will (I hope) serve as a one-stop source for basic information about photomanipulation. As always, if you have questions, I will do my best to answer them or, if I don't know the answer, refer you to someone who can help you.
What is photomanipulation?
Photomanipulation is art that uses 2 or more photographic elements combined to make something new. It does not include 3D elements. For reference, see:
Photomanipulation vs. Mixed Media
Welcome to Photomanipulation Week
Which stock am I allowed to use?
You can only use images or other resources that are your own or that you have explicit permission from the original creator to use. For reference, see:
Dead Horse is Dead.Hi all,Dead Horse is Dead.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks for your patience with the stock nonsense these days. I received this e-mail as part of a mass BCC today:
Dear [name of original writer],
Thank you very much for your email.
I have multiple requests for the same information from many devianart users, this response is bcc'ed to all parties seeking clarification.
I am aware of all the discussions regarding the use of sxc.hu images by devianart users. It appears a lot of the users have misinterpreted the terms of the license agreement granted by sxc.hu and I will be happy to clarify and hopefully answer all of the questions.
1. The rights granted by sxc.hu license are very limited and specific. You may not use sxc.hu images in photo-manipulations or digital collages. Furthermore, you cannot create any derivate works with the use of
Desktop Nexus Alert UpdateOnce again the monster that is Desktop Nexus, and its plethora of incredibly stupid members raises its ugly head againDesktop Nexus Alert Update2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It annoys me no end that I seem to have to send out reminders like this every year or so about this site which needs killing slowly and painfully by the fire of a thousand suns.
Its members are now trying a new tack of apparently "crediting" and saying they have permission from all of YOU, yes, even you lurking in the back row there - you have apparently given them permission to redistribute YOUR work on desktop Nexus as wallpapers.
I might add, that if you have actually been idiotic enough to give somebody permission to redistribute your artwork in this manner, you and by granting and receiving permission - them - are still responsible for accurately providing the required credits as per your agreements with the original stock providers you used when creating your work. It is furthermore YOUR responsibility to make sure anybody
Photomanipulation: Voices of ExperienceHello, deviantART!Photomanipulation: Voices of Experience3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As the Community Volunteer for Photomanipulation, it will be my honor over the coming months to share the community I serve with you all and to show you the vast diversity, expertise, and creativity that defines us as artists.
Tonight I wanted to share some voices of experience with you all. The individuals I have chosen to interview for this piece have all been a part dA for at least five years. They have all been leaders in the photomanipulation community by setting high standards of quality through their exquisite works, by being involved in the community, and by setting a positive example for us all to admire.
These artists are:
Site Update: Undiscovered, New Journal WriterIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Undiscovered, New Journal Writer2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Undiscovered (Beta): Unearthing Quality Art
Each day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of art are submitted to deviantART. As more and more artists join, create, and share their work, it becomes easy for high quality art to miss its chance to stand out and be seen.
Our new browse mode, Undiscovered, aims to bring new, high quality artwork to the foreground.
Read more »
What to do about stockers that do not ReplyI have a problem, I was recently contacted for a book cover commission and the author had a certain stock model in mind for the project so I said no problem, I will contact her and get the details for a model release. Her stock rules say to contact her for commercial use. So I did this last week some time, I can see looking at my sent notes that she has opened and read the note but still no reply. This is very frustrating...this stocker is very popular and I see that many people have used her in commercial works so why is she not responding? I know you guys do not have the answer but I just wish that stockers would realize that we are on deadlines sometimes and if her answer is no, that is fine I will look for someone else. I find it all very frustrating.What to do about stockers that do not Reply2 years ago in Personal More Like This
here is a long overdo feature of some great works from my faves recently
Tutorial Treasury 04In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 043 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create realistic rose text using some simple layer styles and custom made brushes. This Photoshop rose text will not be completly made from scratch, we'll have to use a beautiful Rose PNG stock image. A nature inspired text effect can be used in so many creative ways, to decorate your scrapbook for example.
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
UK Legislation for Orphan WorksUK Legislation for Orphan Works2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
image © 2013 Jason Brown. Please feel free to copy and redistribute this image.
Don’t Let the UK Government remove our rights to our artwork and photography!! This affects every single person who posts images on the internet! Please sign it (if you need to be a UK resident or citizen) and support us!
This is a complete disgrace and has been pushed though without thought or consideration to the artists and photographers whose rights they are taking away, all in the name of economic progress in a bill that has absolutely nothing to do with copyright.
Stop Legalised Theft of Copyrighted Works E-Petition
Orphan Works are not free images E-Petition
need some inspiration for 2013?need some inspiration?need some inspiration for 2013?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
perhaps those incredibly great stocks could help your phantasy run wild
no matter if you do digital painting, traditional drawing, photomanipulations, 3D works, artisian crafts or are a writer .... stocks are ressources for everyone.
Vanessa Psylocke 1a by jagged-eye Dawn call by Dewfooter Free :: Erinada IV by XxSaraiyu-StockxX Beren 4 by Jaymasee Haunted Hills 1.1 by Kuoma-stock Green and Brown ::Stock 44:: by spiked-stock Equine Fantasy Stock 028 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Natures Lore 30 by Elandria Walking On Air by leeroi1-stock renfairstock_piratemansitting by PilgrimSoul KnifePlay3 by DaeStock Hit It by MooneWolfe :thumb332421944: Rohan 38 by chirinstock Snow White 26 by Kuoma-stock Winter Stock I by Reine-Haru long dress 2 by jlior
Devils in the Details 03 by Elandria MK Tom Sawyer Island 32 by AreteStock Cloister Portico by AustriaAngloAlliance Arches 2 by AdamSherratt Under Water Stock 5 by EvilHateYouAllStock Fairmount Park Cherry Blossoms 36 by FairieGoodMother Stairs by Michael-Rayne Strange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMother landscape 1 by Drezdany-stocks
6 Fatal Flaws for PhotomanipulationHey everyone!6 Fatal Flaws for Photomanipulation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After nearly a month (!!!) of viewing DD suggestions and generally browsing around the community looking for new and interesting things to feature, I have come up with a list of the most common mistakes that photomanipulators make. Other photomanip CVs, especially kuschelirmel, conzpiracy, and IreneLangholm, have posted a lot of great articles and tutorials about each of the items I'm going to discuss. I therefore will not go into terribly much detail right at this time. I'll be happy to re-address them in later articles.
What is our primary goal in making a photomanipulation? We want it to be seamless, right? We want to transport the viewers into another world and make them believe that it is real.
Let's talk about some dead giveaways that break that illusion.
Flaw 1: Failure to crop elements properly
Artifacts from original stock images, like pixels that surround your cut-out after you extract it from its original background, are a dead gi
PE S and R This to That #3THIS ... TO THAT Edition 3PE S and R This to That #33 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We have already touched this week on the POTENTIAL of stock and resources in Dan's article here --> The Potential of Stock so it seemed a good time to show you HOW MUCH POTENTIAL stock and resource really have... when you open your eyes and think outside the obvious.
Friesian stock IV by lovergil --> Corrupted by WistfulDesigns
:thumb125859806: --> White Crystals by Corvinerium
Iberian woman 4 stock by IngwellRitter-Stock --> Iberian Warrior by Josh-Finney
Black Ranger Garb by Reine-Haru --> Remembrance by HansNomad
Cloud Stock 5 by CelticStrm-Stock --> THE TENUOUS HOPE OF THE BEING by MoodyBlue
:thumb136227398: --> Dear friend by whyou
...and a chance to pimp my own stock a little
Fantastic Stock and where to find it - Feature 16I’ve been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and where to find it - Feature 163 years ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can’t provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I’m sure you’ll agree, just click on their deviation.
A bit of trouble 2 by myladyserenity Twig the Fairy 2 by bellefoto Your Biggest Fan 11 by Paintbox-Stock Sarah C Angel Dark 2a by jagged-eye Parasol 07 by Paintbox-Stock Laverna 1 by kirilee :thumb291125997: demon 4 by perfectmuse :thumb290919205: Lucy stock 27 by Random-Acts-Stock Lucy stock 29 by Random-Acts-Stock Lucky Wizard 1a by jagged-eye The deity 2 by PYRETTABLAZEMODEL Stock 235 by Lady-Moriendistock :thumb290477432: Stock 230 by Lady-Moriendistock :thumb29034
Creative People IIICreative People III2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Toxic Apples by MelieMelusine Girls With No Fear by artmatrix Domina Rosarum by Doucesse
Daydreaming by TeamBeaker Emilie Autumn II by huntererinful
Cut Crimson, Bleed Fire original by SweediesArt BLUE NIGHT by saritaangel07
Marlene Dietrich by pin-n-needles Marlene Dietrich by pin-n-needles
Meet the Artisan Crafts GalleryTo kick off the craftiest month of the year, let me take you to a little tour around the Artisan Craft galleries deviantART has to offer! They will give you a good idea of how wide and rich the artisan crafts world is, and they may even inspire you to pick up a craft you always wanted to try or didn't even know existedMeet the Artisan Crafts Gallery3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anthro involves combining human motivation, characteristics, or
behaviour with inanimate objects, animals, plants, or natural phenomena.
In other words, animals or objects that act or resemble human nature in
Sub-galleries: Clothing, Costumes, Masks and Props & Accessories.
Note: This gallery is also taken care
Improved DMCA Reporting SystemImproved DMCA Reporting System3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Hello, deviants! In an effort to keep the community informed and to provide the best possible experience for our members, we wanted to inform you of changes to our reporting system.
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
In the past, we took reports by the copyright holder in two different ways: An informal report via the Report Violation tool and a formal complaint via contacting the Help Desk. While both of these methods were effective, they presented many setbacks.
The informal report did not gather all the necessary information for a formal copyright complaint and was prone to misuse by well-meaning deviants who would attempt to report images they did not own the copyright to
A few beautiful images from My favouritesA few beautiful images from My favoritesA few beautiful images from My favourites3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
labelledautomne by roserika
Come to Me by AprilLight:thumb316679788::thumb316563306:Aquaria by DragonDewSilent Melodies by EnchantedWhispersArt
autumn is coming by vanesagarkovaFairy Manga by CaryAndFrankArts:thumb289676818::thumb297063152:Melancholy by EnchantedWhispersArtZhang Ziyi manga by CaryAndFrankArts
Among Daisies by maiarcitaRevelations by LanaArtsContemplacion by MariaJoseHidalgoFree Spirit by Melanie-J-HowlePrincess of Warriors by NatsPearlCreation
Rozar lo intocable by MariaJoseHidalgoPer aspera ad astra by PerlaMarinaFalling For You Again by NatsPearlCreationThe Way Home by EnchantedWhispersArtEternal Flame by igreenyForest Princess by VampireDarlla
Beauty by eveningstars242Moonlight Calls by kimsolMermaid *Goodbye* by brandrificusSirenetta by Nataly1stDangerous Fog by vampirekingdom
- Gothic Shrine - by SandyLynxLet my Dream fly away by Nataly1stEnchanted by Alien-PigletThe Moment by FP-Digital-ArtPersephone by cgaddictworldloved by someone by febbymarcel
Lania by afugattScented Swamplands by kayandjay100Golden Blooms by SuicideBySafetyPinSunny Day by coby01Fleurs by Velvet--GloveHappy Birthday! by lady-AquaLena
Stone Flower by heyday93Tingeling 42 by KattvingePainted Petals by karlajkittyIntense... by LaxmiJayarajNightShade by jim373Kattvinge by afugatt
:thumb276095155:La vie en rose by malaladanilaTwo Orange roses by Heidi-V-Art:thum
Stock Providers! We have been listening!Your concerns about the state of our gallery...Stock Providers! We have been listening!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Are the things that concern us all, I hope with the updates and clarifications to our FAQ specific to stock and resources, plus an official reminder of the stock and resources policies here --->
Will help to refute the rumours going around that staff and volunteers don't care about the "non-stock" being posted in our gallery.
I am here to tell you with absolute certainty that we DO care A LOT!!!!! Getting things like this into action to start resolving some of the far reaching issues we face as an integral part of the wider DA community takes time, but still doesn't mean your concerns are being ignored.
We will be working very VERY VERY hard to make a significant impact on the huge amount of "celeb stock" and "renders" (that aren't actually renders ) and all the other "stuff" thats being submitted to stock and resources.
Its not going to get better over night.
..one more Art thief removing your water mark.Just wanted to tell you it is TWO accounts on facebook..one more Art thief removing your water mark.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
who are stealing artworks from here and having their own water mark on..
it's this https://www.facebook.com/pages/MERAVIGLIA-SIGILLATA/210479982320769 and this https://www.facebook.com/pages/%DC%93%DC%93INCANTESIMO-di-Fiorella%DC%93%DC%93/225802800815516
art thief removes your watermarks and attaching his name instead...
Most of the art is from Deviantart so check if you have your art there with his name on it.
It's tons of it!!
Link to the art thief https://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=210479982320769#!/pages/MERAVIGLIA-SIGILLATA/210479982320769
Spreading :iconB-r-a-c-i-a-t-a: word
Blending: Tips and Tricks (Part 2)Hi thereBlending: Tips and Tricks (Part 2)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's part 2 of our "Tips and Tricks" interviews! Thank you to jorgeremmy and KalosysArtfor sharing your knowledge! !You can view Part 1 here http://fav.me/d5g9kll and details on our monthly challenge here http://fav.me/d5fb5zp
Want to show your appreciation for our group? Help by contributing towards our SuperGroup renewal!
Q: What is your overall process for blending and integrating different elements/stocks into your works?
A: First I put all the stocks in their places, and already scaled to the proportions I want. After I work stock by stock hue / saturation, levels and curves. After all this done, I create a new layer with a color to make it more harmonious, is usually some tone of blue. Then I work the general lighting with dodge and burn. And I conclude with variations, there depends on your taste to choose colors.
Q: Did you ever find blending difficult and if
The other side of me - Donators features- Shadowness - Tutorials - Facebook fan - Thumblr - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULESThe other side of me - Donators features3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So here the feature for the donators for ¨The other side of me¨ Contest
Thank you so much for helping us and making this a a huge contest
baroquedoll IAmTheBlackbird KalosysArt nikkidoodlesx3 Roses-to-Ashes DKSTUDIOS05 VanadiumTaintedBeryl Shades-Of-Lethe BloomingRoseXeniia wannywanwan cocoaspen HeauTou lusete CathleenTarawhiti pranile naladraws MetalPorSiempre UnderlandDigital CelticStrm-Stock Aphroditethatsme Dreamorchid78 eveningstars242