Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The OutlineA lot of people have expressed desires to learn how to pixel icons or have said that they would like to improve their skills. While I'm so detail-oriented that I find it difficult to explain my process, I thought I'd give it a try for you guys. I hope it helps.Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The Outline1 year ago in The Gimp More Like This
And so, without further ado, I present to you...
Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The Outline!
1. CREATE YOUR SIZE LIMIT.
Sometimes when you're pixelling, you don't have a size limit; you can make it as large or as small as you like. However, a deviantART icon must be 50x50px in size.
I personally like to make a 52x52px square outline on my canvas. The outline is one pixel wide on each side, leaving a 50x50px area in the middle for me to work in (one pixel for each left and right = two pixels, and 52-2=50, see?), but that's my preference. (The outline will not be part of the actual icon!)
Some people like to work on a canvas that's only 50x50px, but I personally like to have a big
CSS Tricks: Before and After!No, this is not about a tv show in which I take a CSS and make it prettierCSS Tricks: Before and After!4 months ago in HTML & CSS & Scripting More Like This
It is about the pseudo-elements ::before and ::after.
They are similiar for example to the :hover element, meaning that it is not necessary (or possible) to add them to the HTML, but can be controlled purely by writing CSS. They are always there, but whether they are visible depends on whether you code them or not.
::before and ::after are almost self-explanatory pseudo-elements. They define what happens either before or after a regular HTML element. They can be applied to any element.
Let's get right going!
So in the first simple example we are going to add guillemets, also known as French quotation marks, to direct speech in our text. The usefulness of this may stand to debate, you could easily just type it out, but it is a nice and easy way to get started with explaining ::before and ::after.
We will take advantage of the i HTML class fo
How to Accept A CritiqueFirst, there's a common misconception that I want to address before I even begin. I've heard way too many people try to claim that they don't write for an audience or that they only write for themselves. In my mind, this usually translates to something like, "You or someone else gave me a critique I don't agree with, so I'm trying to justify why I'm going to ignore it." You're going to have a hard time convincing me that you don't care about anyone else's opinion of your work if you PUBLICALLY SUBMIT IT ONLINE.How to Accept A Critique6 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know if you've noticed, but dA (and any other site like it) is essentially structured to be used for peer review. That's the main point of the ability to leave comments in the first place. If you're really only writing for yourself, you would keep your stories in a shoe-box hidden under your bed. And, no, the "I was posting it so my very bestest friend Mary Sue could read it" excuse doesn't fly either.
Stamp tutorialHi. This is my first tutorial ever and maybe the first written one, so please be kind. So you want to make a stamp but don't know where to start? Okay, let's get started! ^o^Stamp tutorial2 years ago in Other More Like This
First you need to find an image. Whether it be from a cartoon, your OWN artwork, or TV show, you need to find an image. Just be sure the image you use is something no one else on dA has done before. Nobody likes duplicate stamps. This is mainly an animated stamp tutorial so I'll be talking about animated stamps.
Note: If you haven't downloaded the program GIMP, do so since this is the program that I use. I don't have Photoshop or SAI and my trials for them have run out. Also, this tutorial uses layers and alpha channels. If you don't know about layers and alpha channels, find a tutorial about these two things elsewhere.
Okay, you saved the gif image (name it by something you can remember) now you have to find a stamp template. There are many on dA to find but only the ones that contain transparency or as it is cal
CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text BasicsToday I want to talk about fonts in journal skins You probably saw this one coming And maybe you also saw coming that this will be a rather long tutorial There is just a lot to say about this! Actually this will only be the first one about fonts and text. This one will cover the basics of working with fonts.CSS Tricks: Fonts and Text Basics10 months ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
I will start by talking a bit about web-safe fonts and the concept behind a fallback hierarchy. Further down you'll find a selection of properties that can be styled with examples and explanations.
So, let's go!
The standard web safe fonts
A font is defined as web safe when it is installen on a great number of user's computers. They are also called system fonts, and can vary depending on your PC. Fonts on a Mac OS are not necessarily the same as fonts on a Windows OS.
Here's is a little example: on the left side is an image, an image created in PS on the right side. If both sides look the same, or at least very similar, it means they a
Your Stats and your... Artist's Description?Your Stats and your... Artist's Description?2 years ago in Other More Like This
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Note: This is not a "Writer's Guide" because it is intended for writers and artists.
Do the words "4 comments" frequently haunt your deviations? Is it difficult to find an audience for your artwork or writing? Do you yearn for detailed critique on your artistic technique and receive comments such as "nice" and "cute girl?"
Low stats result from a number of things. Maybe you don't comment much on other people's works. (You get what you give.) Perhaps you haven't joined any groups, or you haven't submitted to them yet. Maybe you are doing these things, but you're just new to the site.
I can't give you automatic popularity. I may, however, be able to provide the information to give you a little boost.
Your attitude can actually affect what people think about your work. Think about it: a message delivered with a smile will be receive
100 Themes Challenge: Sexual Stimulation1. Strip Tease100 Themes Challenge: Sexual Stimulation1 year ago in Literature Templates More Like This
2. Water Play
3. Nothing But A Smile
4. Hard And Rough
5. Enjoying The View
6. Passionate Reconciliation
7. Sexual Advice
8. Red Stockings
9. In Total Darkness
10. Ready And Waiting
11. Frenzied Quickie
12. That Was Awkward
13. All Over
14. Crotch Grabbing
15. Melted Chocolate
16. Say My Name
17. New Moves
18. Furry Handcuffs
19. Carpet Burn
20. Like A Queen
21. Alone Time
22. Secret Fantasy
23. Come The Morning
24. Parted Thighs
25. Top Or Bottom
26. Love Making
27. Black Satin Sheets
28. Earth Shattering
29. Desirable Temptation
30. Compromising Situation
31. Welcome Back Present
32. High Stamina
33. Surprise Wake Up
34. Overhearing In Private
35. Scantily Clad
36. Lost In Paradise
37. Gentle Teasing
38. Sitting Astride
39. Unforgettable Aroma
40. Tight Fit
41. Right There
42. Gasping For More
43. Have My Baby
44. Sleepy Cuddling
45.In The Mood
46. Love Bites
47. Sexy Underwear
48. Out Of Control
49. Wandering Hands
50. Three AM
51. X-Rated Films
52. Importance Of Fore