Digital Hacks #1: Rule of Thirds GridHi and welcome to Digital Hacks! Digital Hacks is an education based series that aims to make your life as a digital artist easier by providing you with education, tips, and tricks of the trade. In this article, I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC, discussing the Rule of Thirds, and I will show you how to create a Rule of Thirds Grid using Photoshop. Let's get started!Digital Hacks #1: Rule of Thirds Grid3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Overview of Tools
Adobe PhotoshopPhotoshop Grid FeatureKeyboard (PC or Mac)Difficulty Level: Easy
Rule of Thirds
Before, I show you how to turn your Grid Feature into a Rule of Thirds Grid let's discuss what the Rule of Thirds actually is and why it is beneficial to digital artists.
The term Rule of Thirds, is more commonly known to photographers and it pertains to photographic composition. The Rule of Thirds is one of the very first things photographers learn about as it teaches them how to achieve well-ba
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
A Guide to TutorialsStock & ResourcesA Guide to Tutorials10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
Tips for Beginners MembersLast Updated on 20th NovemberTips for Beginners Members8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Four years ago I created my account and literally was lost, I had many doubts, and in those years I discovered many things and decided to do a special blog with such useful information for beginners because every day brings new members who are also lost, then I am posting this to try and help in some way some beginners
Start in the community in a good way.
Be an active member and try to participate and be part of the community, participate in contests, events, make friends, make journal feature, it is always good to see people sharing works, it does not matter if you still do not have many watchers, it's always good to see works being sharing and helping promote. Post your work in groups so that people can see your art and promote yourself, and always try to thank the comments and accept critics in a positive way. Always be correct and honest person, do not steal, copy
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How to Stock 4- CostumesWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 4- Costumes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the fourth article, I asked Elandria, kirilee, and Tasastock all about costumes. Let's see what wisdom they have for us!
Where do I even start?
:iconelandria: Elandria says:
Wherever you like! Pick a theme or a colour or a character from your favorite movie or book - whatever inspires you can lead you to creating an awesome costume - and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune!
:iconkirilee: kirilee says:
Start with what you have around you, and if making something, your level of skill.
For the first, it is amazing what pieces of your own wardrobe and linen closet can be turned into when you look at it from a different angle. The secret is t
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
How to Stock 3- Playing a CharacterWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 3- Playing a Character2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For the third article, I asked Null-Entity, kirilee, and Tasastock all about how to play a character. Let's see what wisdom they have for us!
How do I get into character?
:iconNull-Entity: Null-Entity says:
It depends on the shot/character (I have not done many characters yet) but for my "Gent's Last Act" set I imagined an entire scenario with scenes, and simply played it out from start to finish in-front of the camera.
As for shots with Tasastock, it was a matter of thinking of the theme and playing along with it, it helped a lot to play off her!.
:iconkirilee: kirilee says:
If you are wearing a costume, think about where the character wearin
How and Why to Credit Your Stock Providers: UpdateHiya Darlings,How and Why to Credit Your Stock Providers: Update2 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
A little about us, a little about youStock and ResourcesA little about us, a little about you11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We like to think we are a friendly, approachable and there when you need us community, so for all those new folk trying out submitting stock for the first time, hello and welcome!!!
We are your current stock and resources
We went ahead and gave each other some interview questions to answer, cause thats how we roll
:iconpiratelotus-stock: PirateLotus-Stock Erin
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Sleepy, Sarcastic, Piratelady
You are a broccoli, but a broccoli on a mission to save the world, whats your first plan of action?
I'd be all like "IT'S MORPHIN' TIEM" and I'd get my friends Carrot, Pea, and Spinach and we'd morph into our super cool Veggie Ranger suits and then form the Megaveg and destroy buildings and shit while fighting whatever's threatening the world.
If you could only submit one type of stock for the rest of your DA life, what kind would it be?
Oh, probably model. Actually I kind of hate all
New Photo Tutorial! Blue EyesHey all,New Photo Tutorial! Blue Eyes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a new tutorial for all of you interested in photography retouch. In this one I turn brown eyes blue. On the up note I think I am getting better at making tutorials! I have been working hard to not stumble over words as often and to be more directive about where the tools are and what I am using. Can't wait to be making more in the future!
And while we are at it, I also want to do a feature! It has been so long.
Blue Eyes by SilentPain0 Blue by MeemzZz
Blue eye by xTinii Deep Blue by Yaninah behind blue eyes by Tikal-SH Blue Harmony by erykucciola
Virgo eye by ftourini colored eyes by Kso-o-o Princess of Orange Eyes I by OrangeRoom The Joy In Her Eyes-update- by pocketXsizedXchica
PE:How To Achieve Smooth and Clean LinesDigital ArtPE:How To Achieve Smooth and Clean Lines2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Since it's something many people struggle with while working digitally, today I will be discussing how you can achieve smooth and clean lines using digital mediums.
SAI Stabilizer Tool
Paint Tool SAI offers my favorite method of creating smooth lines with its easy to use Stabilizer tool that works with absolute ease and no need for complicated setting adjustments. It doesn't matter how shaky your hands might be, the stabilizer tool will still be capable of creating beautifully smooth lines for you.
As you can see, the stabilizer tool is easily accessed, and you can quickly and easily adjust the level of stabilization you desire. The lower the number selected, the least amount of stabilization is utilized, the higher the more. I generally leave the stabilizer tool set to the highest setting (as seen above), though I've found that sometimes if you're working with smaller brush sizes reducing the stabilizer
Digital painting tutorials PART_6And we at part 6 of digital painting tutorials. This one is about various subjects from painting fire, and elements in general to things like painting fabric, pearls, etc. Make sure to check the previous journals as wellDigital painting tutorials PART_61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Strangers tutorial part1 by oioneStrangers tutorial part 2 by oionePearl, Bubble, and Gem Tutorial by SKTAF
Crystal tutorial by Azot2015Ice tutorial - Frozen Cherry by Azot2015Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypetWater Tutorial by MinnaSundberg
Fire, Stone and Water Tutorial by Black-Wing24scarypet's watery waves tutorial!! by scarypetIce tutorial by Azot2015Fire Tutorial by Azot2015
Stone Tutorial by Azot2015Boiling from inside by oioneMini rock tutorial by AomoriQuick Lightning Tutorial by Andantonius
Fur Tutorial by MinnaSundbergTutorial: Painting Sky in PS by ToySkunkVarious elements - tutorial by MinnaSundbergA VERY Basic Balloon Tutorial by cypherx
Clouds tutorial by MinnaSundbergVarious textures tutorial by MinnaSundbergEasy Water tutorial by rykyRealistic Lace Tutorial by Negshin
Tutorial 8 Beneath other skies by AquaSixioGemstone Tutorial by liigaChain Tutorial by liigaQuick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie
Leather Painting Walkthrough by nathierefraction by oioneTiny tips: Water: Reflections by RanarhTexturing and Painting Metal by Noise-Less
Ps tips #1Today I'm starting a cycle of journals about ps tools. You can make a request on topic here Will someone be interested in ps tips?Ps tips #12 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to talk about great but underappreciated adjustment/fill layers:
1. Solid colour and other fill layers.
Simply filling all image with picked(foreground) colour.
It doesn't increase psd size as much as empty layer filled with "paint bucket tool" (this works for all adjusment/fill layers) . When there are 150+ layers in your work you'll feel the difference.
Perfect to use for drawing lighting instead of drawing on empty layer. For the first time it may be uncomfortable but as soon as you get used to it - advantages are obvious. Working on layer mask you can easily check the areas where you've applied the effect simply holding "alt" and clicking on the mask, good option, especiallly when you use blendin
Digital painting tutorials PART_2Hey all!Digital painting tutorials PART_22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_1 ! Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.
Alright, here we go, this is part 2. You can say its about general painting, but its mostly about painting faces I tried to cut down a little with thumbnails
Umm, before I forget, make sure to check this one out http://theartreferences.tumblr.com , Pencil-Stencil told me about it, and I found some really useful stuff there Part 3 will probably be about eyes, lips, skin and blending, and it will be up in a few days.
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
sheppardarts () painting video:
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/noahbradley
melaniedelon () painting video:
You can find her brushes here: http://bit.ly/ifx-md youtube channel: ht
Exercise 18: Painterly StyleTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 18: Painterly Style2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The “painterly style” has been a highly requested tutorial subject matter due to it’s increasing popularity to digital artists. Not sure what this style is referring to? Check out the Painterly Style Reference Board. The style has become even more popular from games that focus heavily on this art style such as Bastion or to digital artists like Purplekecleon, who we Interviewed last year. It has a bold and fresh look that relies on color and working with balancing the different hues to create value. The style is recognizable by 3 different factors: use of color shifting, visible brushstrokes, and fantastical ligh
FREE Character Design lesson on Skillshare!Hey Deviant Art pals- I just created a FREE 5 video lesson on SKILLSHARE(.com) called "4 Tips to make your Character Designs BETTER"! This tips are things I learned while working at Disney Animation for 11 years and I think you'll pick up things that will make you improve NOW. There's also a character design assignment, so I look forward to seeing what you post. Please share this will everyone you think would be interested. http://skl.sh/1Hfm13PFREE Character Design lesson on Skillshare!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
More to come! Thanks, Tom B.
Manip Academy 9: Lighting with Curves AdjustmentsWelcome to Manip Academy!Manip Academy 9: Lighting with Curves Adjustments11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Achieving consistent lighting in photomanipulations can be really challenging. A lot of times, we have parts of our model image that need to be lighter while other parts need to be darker. Let's say you need to adjust your model image for a light source that is coming from the right. Rather than using the dodge and burn tools, I use curves adjustment layers. Click on the adjustment layer icon in the layers palette in Photoshop (it looks like a half-filled circle), or click Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves.
Put this above your model layer. In the curves box, dragging the curve up and to the left will make the image lighter, and dragging it down and to the right will make the image darker. Make it lighter, with the intensity as needed to make your model blend with your light source.
I realize that this makes your entire model image lighter rather than just the part of it you want to lighten, but I'm abou
TUTORIAL - Tips for All ArtistsHello everyone!TUTORIAL - Tips for All Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have written a tutorial like this before here. But recently I have had more thoughts about it that I decided to share. As you may have noticed, I am not a professional artist, I am a hobbyist and self-taught, and what I will expose here is what I've learnt from my own experience. Even so, I hope this tutorial will be helpful to you!
Another note: English is not my first language, so I apologize if I commit any mistakes.
Feel free to correct my grammar any time, as well as make suggestions or asking questions!
This tutorial is for every kind of artist, but sometimes I will focus more on visual artists (since it's my speciality).
I believe that everyone can be an artist, and this tutorial has not only the purpose of providing advices and tips, but also motivation for all.
1. Your Image as an Artist on dA
2. Your Image as an Artist outside dA
3. Your Popularity
4. Your Art Process
5. Your Artistic Style
350-700 Points Giveaway Again [Closed]350-700 Points Giveaway Again [Closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Simply +fav this journal.
2x prizes for my watchers. <3
One 250/500 point winner will be chosen.
One 100/200 point winner will be chosen.
A random number generator will be used. Your number is automatically picked by the +fav.
Winners chosen sometime on the 13th of June.
Winners will be posted here.
You are welcome to ask that your points get donated to someone else.
Watching isn't necessary, but appreciated. There is bribery here with double the prizes. So check out the art. <3
I do appreciate people spreading the word. <3 Thanks.
Winners are DevilishDB for 100 points, and AnimeArtist59 with 250 DOUBLED to 500 points. Look for another giveaway in a couple weeks!
New Photoshop Tutorials: Beach Pin-UpI finally finished some new tutorials! These ones cover making a scene look unrealistically clean and orderly.New Photoshop Tutorials: Beach Pin-Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From this image in my gallery:
Enjoy! DOn't forget to subscribe if you want to keep up with future releases!
Also, I have a facebook page and I tend to put out more images there than I do here. Here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sage-of-Trades-Accessories-and-Clothing/250860716074?ref=hl
Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.Know your Basics - Textures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
DeviantArt for DummiesI am writing this guide for new members or anyone who has questions about deviantART and its members. Please comment if something doesn't make sense or if you need help! Please note, this is NOT a guide to everything on deviantART, just some stuff I thought was worth talking about.DeviantArt for Dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a "plz" account?
A "plz" account is a deviantART account where the avatar is an emote that you can use in your journals, comments, etc.
How do you use them?
To use them, write :icon(thenameoftheaccount):
An example is :iconsupertighthugplz: which is written as :icon supertighthug plz: (minus the spaces)
Some popular accounts are:
To get the account name, roll your mouse over the image and copy the text you see beginning with an :icon and ending in a :.
Quick lesson in dA