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:
Contest!!!Hello guys!Contest!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided to create the first contest with my stock here! I hope it goes well *cross fingers*
The photo you'll need to use it's
Never been used before, and I think you can create a whole of different and creative works with it.
Every entry is accepted, as long as it's based on the original image above, and this include manipulations, traditional and digital drawings or paintings, poetry... Just be creative and do your best! You can entry as many times as you want
To enter the contest, just leave the link to the finished work in a comment to this journal.
I'll pick two winners, as I don't have that much points to give to everyone who enters. One will be picked by me, and the other will be chosen by you, by a voting poll.
The two winners will receive:
a month of Premium Membership (or the correspondent points , if you have already Premium);
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
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 Update3 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
#48"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"#483 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these thin
mystockphoto.com - UpdateI'm back and in catchup mode! Just thought I would update you on this website that has 3 million+ stolen images (wallpapers, photos, paintings, digital art, traditional art, vectors etc etc), my original post is here:mystockphoto.com - Update10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have done a bit more research and it would seem that if you have any kind of punctuation characters in your DA username you are probably safe (i.e. spaces, dashes - etc) or it could be that the search box doesn't work very effectively. I have found many copyrighted photos from friends on Flickr, stock photos from Dreamstime, 123RF etc and there is a LOT of other art on there too - paintings, digital paintings, drawings all being offered as free 'stock', this is NOT just a stock photo problem. The theft seems to be entirely random, perhaps carried out via a script and although the preview image is of poor quality the one I downloaded was sharp AND they have removed watermarks.
I contacted Shutterstock as the site seems to be a Shutterstock Affi
Questions For All Stock Providers + UsersA recent incident was brought to my attention concerning stock. It boils down to an artist not crediting the stock provider. Frankly, by the time I came into it things were coming to an end and I was unable to see all of the 'evidence', as it were. This journal is not about this nor any particular incident. I have since learned that this is something of an ongoing thing that gets very little attention.Questions For All Stock Providers + Users7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You may ask why I'd be posting a journal on this matter given that I am not deeply involved with the Stock Community nor one that uses stock (such as Photomanipulation). Also, to be clear, I am not on staff nor a volunteer. I think of myself simply as a member of The dA Community at large and endevor to help out in any way that I am able. That said, my hope with this journal is a solution/common ground being found, but, at the least, get things moving in that direction. I understand people have left (or are considering leaving) dA over this very issue and I find that to be s
The Unseen Stock - July If you like this feature please add it to your s ! (:The Unseen Stock - July7 months ago in Personal More Like This
black crown 3 - Stock by Rosenrot-Photography STOCK PHOTO :9 by jellybellyzee
Stock - Corpse Bride hole body 1 fantasy undead by S-T-A-R-gazer
Clue: Mrs. White 34 by MajesticStock Catwoman Stock 4 by Tris-Marie Carrie Stock 6 by Tris-Marie Zabeen 6 by CathleenTarawhiti
Colorado 22 by PirateLotus-Stock full moon by Quiet-bliss StockSycamoreCreek2010-7 by afterlife85
Waterscape 12 by FantasyDesignStock2
OTP 30 Theme Challenge!I'm going to have FUUUUUUUN. This is supposed to be a 30 day challenge list from Tumblr (http://ericandy.tumblr.com/post/26596382488/ericandys-30-day-otp-challenge), but..... screw that.OTP 30 Theme Challenge!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Holding hands
2. Cuddling somewhere
3. Gaming/watching a movie
4. On a date
6. Wearing eachothers' clothes
9. Hanging out with friends
10. With animal ears
11. Wearing kigurumis
12. Making out
13. Eating icecream
15. In a different clothing style
16. During their morning ritual(s)
18. Doing something together (Can either be clean or mature X3)
19. In formal wear
22. In battle, side-by-side
24. Making up afterwards
25. Gazing into eachothers' eyes
26. Getting married
27. On one of their birthdays
28. Doing something ridiculous
29. Doing something sweet
30. Doing something hot (this WILL have a mature tag.)
Now.... I have lots of OTPs. So expect different pairings for different themes.
UK Legislation for Orphan WorksUK Legislation for Orphan Works3 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
How to Use Journal Skins What are journal skins?How to Use Journal Skins3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Journal skins are premade, installable layouts that allow you to customize the look and feel of your journal.
Here are a few examples:
Who can use journal skins?
Only premium members on deviantART can use journal skins.
If you're unsure about whether or not you're a premium member, just go to your profile page and look at the top. If it says "Need Premium Membership", you're not a premium member.
How do I use journal skins?
Find a skin that you like. You can browse for one here, the Installable Journal Skins category.
Pick a skin that you like.
Before you install the skin, scroll down and read the comments. Many journal skins will require you to copy
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
PE: Traditional TypographyGallery DescriptionsPE: Traditional Typography1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the Typography part of projecteducate's DeviantART Gallery Descriptions Month!
Today I will explain both the traditional and digital typography galleries on DA and I start off with Digital Typography. And I start off with the Traditional Gallery!
If you are interested into the background of typography, I recomment you read A Brief History of Typography, an article I wrote for a previous week at projecteducate.
When it comes to typography, you should be aware that it is everywhere around you all the time. There is bad Typography and there is good Typography. Unfortunately less of the latter and more of random thoughtless Typography around these days.
Typography is more relevant to Design than it is to Art, but that does not mean it cannot be Art!
I want to bring Typography to people's attention, make them aware of how important it is. We all want people to hear us, we want to be understood. And n
DRAMAtical Murder Anime PredictionsFor those of you who don't know what's going on, the BL visual novel known as DRAMAtical Murder is being adapted into an anime. Many have been personally excited for this stage of development, seeing as how it has very good characterization of each and every single person that is in the game, and the storyline itself is very rich in detail compared to other BL adaptations. However, many fans are very skeptical about how this is going to be dealt with. Most of them point toward another Nitro+Chiral game as an explanation: Togainu no Chi, known as one of the worst adaptations of a BL anything EVER.DRAMAtical Murder Anime Predictions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I personally watched little of the anime and around the same amount from the actual game itself, and I can kinda see where they're going at. The animation was almost Hetalia levels of choppy (and Hetali
Free Otome games! Merry Chrismas!Hey guys, it sure has been a while!Free Otome games! Merry Chrismas!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo.. This is for those of you out there who likes free stuff (because free stuff is always nice).
Plus, there is actually a lot of good free otome games out there!
What I want you to do is write your favourite FREE otome games in a comment. (preferably with a link)
Then I'll make a list of the best ones, so it'll be easy peasy for anyone to find nice free games.
Here is some of my favourite, to get this started:
RE: Alistair++ http://sakevisual.com/realistair/
(P)lanets - the life of normalcy has ended! http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=11779
Just get those suggestions out there, people!
Typo Feature: SummerWelcome to today's Typo Feature!Typo Feature: Summer2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this ongoing series each article will focus on a specific theme and showcase deviations that manage to convey the theme in a special and great manner.
This feature's theme will be:
Mr Sun's Face Typography Calligram by calligramorama
Summer 2012 by Lacza
I hope you enjoyed this selection and maybe you'll have a smile on your face, too
If you have ideas for future features you are welcome to suggest them in a comment here, on CRTextAndTypographys profile or via note to either me or the group.
Anime Gender Bender Contest!~[CLOSED]| Contest Catch-Up | Prize Package | Suggestion Box | Group Contests |Anime Gender Bender Contest!~[CLOSED]8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
| Contest Featurette | Winner Featurette | Mini Challenge Monday |
Gender Bender Contest!
Well it's contest time! We've picked the most popular theme in the sugges
Game releaseIF EVERYTHING WILL GO JUST AS PLANNED the game will be released on 1st December.Game release2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Stay tuned guys
LET'S GET FEATURED Part 1hey there all my dA friends!LET'S GET FEATURED Part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
if you leave any kind of comment on this journal, i will go to your gallery and pick my favourite artwork and feature it on this journal
If you find interesting artworks here, don't hesitate to fave it, visit their gallery or even watch the artist!! Let's support each other and GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD YOUR ARTWORK!!!
THE AMAZING ARTISTS:
1. :iconkakashi-narutorules: 2. :iconJenni666: 3. :iconblindinpink: 4. :iconKopale: 5. :iconBiasanti: 6. :iconAllyharaBlade: 7. :iconMopwodge: 8. :iconGotezz: 9. :iconxinamadden: 10. :iconJigglepuffpuff: 11. :iconRoguethescarredAngel: 12. :iconfallowsingerwolf: 13 :iconlittlefireball: 14. :iconStacy-L-Gage: 15. :iconxxxSkullyStellaxxx: 16. :iconCheridet: 17. :iconALLthingsPURPLE-51: 18. :iconLuxztor: 19. :icontoodloo: 20. :iconTheGagaPrince: 21. :iconMidnightRebel28: 22. :icon146ABN: 23. :iconDanniels95: 24. :iconKaren73: 25. :iconeeveeslikecake: 26. :iconTe
Adoptables, PricingMany people have asked me about this subject and while I did write a small 'Pricing' section in Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables Artists, the requests have not decreased so I decided to do a Journal dedicated to it.Adoptables, Pricing4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Pricing is a tricky art because you need to balance three things, the Price/Effort ratio, the Price/Design ratio and the General Market Price.
This is what you think you deserve to earn and the price that you would put on your adoptable if you didn't take into account the other two aspects. This takes into account mainly two things:
Time spent on the adoptable
Obviously, spending five hours on an adoptable instead of one makes the price rise. Many artists use a hourly wage to do their commission prices, so you should time yourself when you do an adoptable, at
Ren 1/7 scale figure!!(need money to buy it TTATT)so as I've heard, the 1/7 scale figure of Ren (DMMD) is showing up at Wonder Festival today!!!Ren 1/7 scale figure!!(need money to buy it TTATT)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some photos I found (source : http://ponytale.lalaparadise.com/goods-dramatical-murder-ren-pvc-figure-nitrochiral/)
ASDDGHFKDJFNLDGKGDH HOW CAN I NOT WANT TO BUY THIS
LOOK AT DAT AWESOME HAND (it looks like the one from his bad end tho oAo)
Aaand the initial illustration for the figure!!! OAO
That said, I reeaaalllyyy want this figure so badly TAT Ren is my favorite character in DMMD, and personally I love the character design as well! So I really feel like this is a must have to me......I would want to spread the Ren love on my desk (?)
but it's gonna be expensive ;;____;;
so I'd be sooooo happy if any of you guys would help me out by commissioning me OTL pretty please?
the info is over here ---> http://lefterstein.deviantart.com/jou
12 Principles of AnimationHey everyone! I hope all of you are well and enjoying your time in this group.12 Principles of Animation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As animators (inspiring, amateur, professional), we look to bring our ideas and thoughts to life through characters and effects, in order to give a strong story and experience. How we bring these characters to life requires a lot of study, patience, and full understanding of the principles of animation. Like anything in life, rules were created to follow first, so that you may go and do things that are more towards your vision.
The 12 Principles of Animation were structured by the famous Nine Old Men at Disney Animations. With these principles, they give beginning (and more experienced) animators understanding to create the illusion of life, as well as the foundation to help find more principles (I was told there's a possible 40 if not more). There are different books that talk about the principles of animation (Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson definitely talks a great depth of the principl
EmoteEmote PLZ accountsEmote7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Will be updated