Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
Writing Opportunities (Publishing)Last updated 29th June 2013Writing Opportunities (Publishing)3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better!
As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?
It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.
How this is going to work?
If you find an opportunity, add a c
Contest Time!!! (Win a 1 year Sub)So as I mentioned in the previous journal, I really want to hold a contest. This contest is extremely broad, so anyone can enter!!Contest Time!!! (Win a 1 year Sub)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconastrawberryplzraw any of my OCs, either as best friends, couples, or even siblings! you can create your own outfits or use mine For couples maybe a simple day out, a dramatic scene, or even a fairytale! If its friends maybe theyre hanging out, or trying on clothes, whatever you come up with! It doesnt have to be in color, and comic pages and charms are accepted!!!!! I'd love to see what you come up with.
:iconastrawberryplz:Nothing perverted or creepy lol.
:iconastrawberryplz: Be sure to properly address each character's specific personality. Strangely, with the female characters- Pay close attention to each of the socks and shoes they wear
NaNoEdMo: A Month for EditingIt's finally the halfway point in the NaNoWriMo challenge! For some, they've already graced the 50,000 word limit, others are close enough to reach, some are still hanging around the daily word count limit, and for others... you're struggling to catch up! But, no matter where in your challenge you are, there's one thing that everyone shares: a novel. More correctly, an unedited novel.NaNoEdMo: A Month for Editing2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
While yes, NaNo is meant to prove that you can, indeed, get a novel written (and by novel, I mean first draft), many of us writers would love to see a more polished piece. Whether it's for your personal use, showing to family and friends, using your self-publishing option for it, or seeking traditional publishing down the road, editing is important to having a nice, solid piece of work. You may be proud now that you've got 50,000 words written (or close to it), but you'll be even prouder to have a grammatically correct, plot-hole filled in, novel.
But, for many, the editing process seems to be a bi
NaNo is Around the CornerOnce again, we find ourselves getting ready for the insanity that is NaNoWriMo. If you've never heard of it, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. That means in the span of thirty days, participants will write 50,000 words.NaNo is Around the Corner2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1,667 words per day if they're writing every day.
2,273 words per day if they're only writing on weekdays.
6,250 words per day if they're only writing on weekends.
Either way it's a pretty hefty feat, and not something to walk into unprepared. Even if you're a "by the seat of your pants" type of writer.
Which is where planning and plotting come in. Sure, if you're a pantser, you can sit down and bang out a couple chapters, maybe a whole book, but can you do it in a month? Probably not. At least not without a little bit of preparation. For all the pantsers and everyone else, compiled here is a short list of things to keep in mind, ways to prepare, what no
January Art Classes Begin TodayEvery TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 4:00 pm Eastern-Time we will have FREE online live-stream painting lessons for approximately 2 hours.January Art Classes Begin Today3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We'll cover everything from lighting, shading, saturation, contours--faces, shapes, colours, how-to's as well for eyes, noses and other facial styles, as well as many other subjects. We will have lessons on other days depending on time and demand, but you can count on the Tuesday and Thursday meets. For those who want their work critiqued, email me today so I can prepare them! Email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
It'll be interactive and we'll have lots of fun. I offer paint-overs and critiques for your paintings and provide you with as much knowledge as I can. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged, we're here to learn and have fun! So far its been a blast and I've seen MASSIVE improvement from my students!
Let me know if you're gonna join so I know the volume of people who will be joining.
The live-stream link is the icon below the journal, b
Six Word Story ReminderThis blog is directed to all those that write six word stories. Even if the content does not apply to everyone, it would be much appreciated by the admins of this group if you could read this blog.Six Word Story Reminder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has come to our attention that a sizeable majority of you are having your six word stories declined by us pending approval during submission. If they are not declined, then they barely scrape through. Writing on behalf of the admins here in this group, we have discussions on what is acceptable and what is not, and the amount of pieces that are not acceptable has increased in the past few months.
The concept of a six word story can be difficult to understand, though writing a six word story can be even more difficult for some. As a result, we strongly suggest that everyone revisit what a story is and is not, specifically this blog in which we have underlined some features on what makes a six word
Useful Tips on DrawingI am an Art student myself so I cannot promise any genius suggestions, the following factors are some things I came up over the year of drawing. Here I wanna make them into a list so I can always come back to this and use it while I draw. Here i go~Useful Tips on Drawing4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first step of drawing. Start planning by setting the genre of the piece, do you want it to be animal? people? realistic? fantastic? mostly scenery? no background? color tone? black and white? landscape? portrait? You can even start with a name for the piece if it helps. Gather references for form and color. Do NOT copy any people's work. If you are using people's textures or brushes, make sure to credit them as they asked.
Never rush this part, take your time and assemble the elements into the drawing. Move, turn, stretch things around until they are just the way you like it. Avoid composition problems such as everything's-lined-up or all-squished-together. Try things like overlaying and perspe
Tipps gegen Mary SuesWas ist überhaupt eine Mary Sue?Tipps gegen Mary Sues2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Alles fing mit den Trekkies an. Dabei handelte es sich wohl um den ersten wirklich großen „Fandom" zu einem Medienprodukt überhaupt.
Also war es auch nicht verwunderlich das gerade diese Serie die erste bekannte – ich nenne es jetzt mal – Fanfiction schwämme erhielt. Und damit entstanden Tausende dieser Figuren. Ihren geläufigen Namen (die wenigen von ihnen heißen wirklich so) haben sie von einer Parodie einer Star Treck Fanfiction erhalten.
Die Mary Sue ist ein Charakter der von dem Fanfiction Autor für sein Werk erstellt wurde. Meist handelt es sich dabei um überidealisierte und übermächtige weibliche Wesen die jedoch keine wirklichen Charaktereigenschaften bieten können. Natürlich gibt es auch männliche Versionen dieses Prinzips, sie sind jedoch zugegebenermaßen selten. Deswegen werde ich mich einfach mal dreist auf die weibliche Version konzentrieren, behaltet aber im Hinterkopf „sueness" ist geschlechtsübergreifend.
PE: Story Planning Week!Greetings everyone and welcome to another fun-packed week at projecteducate! This week has been teamed back up with CRLiterature and will be focussing on story planning!PE: Story Planning Week!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What do we mean by “story planning”?
Planning a story sounds like an easy task- even at primary school level you are taught that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. However there are plenty of important elements that build a story; a lot of prep work that can actually improve the quality of your novel writing in the long run. This can cover almost anything- from world building, character development, creating past history and plot mapping etc. There is a huge range of elements that can turn your idea into a strong well-structured novel.
Are you going to tell me how to write a novel?
Not exactly. We can’t tell you how to approach your novel and how to write it from chapter 1 through to the end. We’re not giv
Poetic Meter: A Complete Reference ManualPoetic Meter: A Complete Reference ManualPoetic Meter: A Complete Reference Manual3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Earlier in the week BeccaJS posted an A-Z of Poetry Forms which received a great response from the community. This time around, we're bringing you a comprehensive list of meter. Even later in the week, LaBruyere will be bringing you a guide on how to make your fixed form poetry a reality. This article is a (complete as can be) reference for reliable patterns of poetic meter with a widely-accepted method of scansion used to define them. This article is intended for those who have somewhat of a grasp on what fixed form is! So before we dive into the article know what you're in for (lots of terminology and patterns). Here are some terms and symbols you should be aware of:
Caesura - A complete pause within a line of poetry, sometimes provoked by a mark of punctuation.
Publishing Resources ListMake sure you the news article!Publishing Resources List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going to be super-messy and slightly badly-categorized for the first few weeks, so if anything looks out of place and/or you can think of a better way for me to organize this, please
What You Should Know About Kindle WorldsThere's been a ton of buzz these past two days surrounding the launch of Amazon's Kindle Worlds, and while it could be a fantastic opportunity for some fanfiction writers, there are things that everyone should know about the program. This article will cover what Kindle Worlds is and is not, what the terms are, and some pitfalls you should watch out for if you decide to try to publish through the program. Some of the insights below are a Cliff Notes version of a really great blog post by author John Scalzi, which you should absolutely checkWhat You Should Know About Kindle Worlds2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Helpful JournalI have featured these videos in the past, but I thought it would be good to do it again.Helpful Journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walk and Trot -->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBcBsmMQVA
Walking Up a Hill or Stairs --> [link]
Sit to Stand--> [link]
Run or Gallop--> [link]
Stepping over Cavaletti Poles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z8aOY2ydbA
Cat from walk to Pacing http://www.you
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool SaiSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Paint Tool Sai's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool Sai4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 2 by Neko-CosmicKitty :thumb132056096: Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal mouse paint tutorials for SAI by lmz0114 Tutorial: SAI lines: Pen tool. by Elianan
:thumb172345881: Coloring Tut. Paint Tool SAI by Arcky-Cano Paint Tool SAI tutorial IS BIG by Left-Right-Wrong Paint Tool SAI tutorial by ishii-kame ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway
SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 1 by Aninion Sai tutorial part 1 by kimicatdemon Hair-Color-Tutorial for SAI by Dea-89 Isolating lineart in SAI by dust-bite :thumb240132775:
SAI Tutorial - Painting by DarlingMionette SAI Coloring Skin Tutorial by sakura-the-kunoichi SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 2 by Aninion :thumb255206249: :thumb1
Are you a BL artist?If that's the case you're maybe interested to be promoted by us (Himitsu Studio) to a BL publisher. Conditions to be discussed privately. Just send me samples of two or three pieces of your best COLORED works/illustrations by note. They HAVE to be BL/yaoi or at least shonen-ai or male characters.Are you a BL artist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm on my holidays now so don't worry if I don't reply.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 41 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
Marketing Materials For ArtistsEDIT: Well butter my biscuits, some of my gifs disappeared into the interwebs. I'll remedy this soon!Marketing Materials For Artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It’s no secret that us artists aren’t great at selling ourselves. The creative process is so much work it’s easy to assume that your work will be able to sell itself. Sometimes it can, but that’s not usually the case. Even if you aren’t interested in going commercial with your career (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going that route), it is important have professional materials to present to clients, employers and galleries. If you aren’t interested in being “full time” with selling your artwork, I think it would still be good to consider putting together marketing materials as a means of creating good client relations.
This journal will include a number of things you may need in marketing yourself, but also if you are applying to art schools or for various jobs in art. I would also like to note that you d
My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!Skewing is a very common issue for artists. When we draw faces or people, one eye might be too high or maybe we unintentionally draw every character leaning to the right. These little inaccuracies may be a result of the angle of our drawing surface, paper angle, our head tilt, wrist movement or some combination of these factors and others. During the drawing process, our mind grows accustomed to a slightly odd angle here or there, and we may be oblivious to the fact that the drawing leans one way or the other. Often, facial proportions are asymmetrical.My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are some simple methods to correct this habit. When working digitally, flip your image horizontally from time to time to help yourself observe the shapes from a fresh perspective and fix them. When working traditionally, occasionally view your work reflected in a mirror or hold it (with the image facing away from you) in front of a light source so that you can see the reversed image.
Another technique is to draw a line or plane fr
tutorial time!ART TUTORIAL:tutorial time!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
it seems the contents still leave a lot to be desired, but i'll work on it slowly and surely. in the meantime, thank you for the feedback and it's nice to know that the tutorial has benefited some of you. anything else you'd like to see added to the tutorial don't hesitate to let me know ^3^
PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z An A-Z of Poetry Forms!PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
To kick start this week at projecteducate, we're starting off with a slightly lighter-hearted article listing just some of the poetic forms that exist out there. Lets be honest, there are hundreds and we can't list every single one. This is just a slice of the forms out there and if you are wishing to expand your understanding of different forms, do some research and don't take this as gospel!
Each form has a direct link to a site that describes the form in more detail, usually with examples too. I have also included some good examples from dA when I have found them.
Yes some of these link to wikipedia!
ABC- A poem where each word, line or stanza starts with the next continuous letter of the alphabet. Also known as an "Abcedarian"
5 reasons why we fail to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists,5 reasons why we fail to get things done2 years ago in Personal More Like This
stop wishing, start doing
As usual I had no idea what would be the topic of this journal, but I managed to think about and write down these 5 reasons why we (and I) tend to fail on things we want/have to do and I hope you'll find this journal post helpful.
1. Time management issues.
"I have no time for this", "If only I had the time for that" .. we tend to make these excuses, as if we all wouldn't have the same amount of time every single day. It's how we manage to spend that time, that matters. A lot of us have other important things to do, but let's be honest, if you have the dedication there are really no obstacles in your way. There will never be the perfect time for anything and with proper planning It's easier set the priorities for the right things.
They are everywhere. Especially on the internet. We tend to waste so many hours on checking what's new, reading bl