Planetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!Mythology of the PlanetsPlanetary Mythology Photomanipulation Competition!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the latest "dark" photomanipulation contest, supported by Community Relations here on deviantART. This contest will challenge you to think outside of the box, for you will have to not only create something, but you will need to do a bit of research and think about why you are creating it. Are you ready for a competition that is out of this world?
Before we go any further, let me clarify that PLUTO COUNTS!
What do I have to do?
Choose one of the planets (or Pluto) in our solar system, listed below. Moons or suns can be a part of the larger picture, but they do not count as your god/goddess.
Your job is to create a PHOTOMANIPULATION in which you show a myth around a planetary ruler (that is, the god or goddess after which the planets were named).
The gods/goddesses can be Greek, Roman, or other.... but they must be planetary rulers.
Photomanipulation Workshop: Advanced LightingMark your calendars!Photomanipulation Workshop: Advanced Lighting2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Our first LIVE photomanipulation workshop will be on Advanced Lighting. The date will be THIS Sunday, March 17th, at 11 AM PDT (dA time) (Find out what time that is for you here!).
We will announce the chatroom at a later date.
Our lovely instructor is Renu Sharma, also known as TheDarkRayne. We really appreciate her time and are excited to work with her! Here is some of her gorgeous work:
How to register:
Registration is required if you want to be part of the INTERACTIVE chat (i.e. to ask questions and things like that). It is NOT required to sit in the audience and watch. If you want to be able to interact with the presenter, please send me a note with the
Stock and Photomanip Birthday Bash!Stock and Photomanip Birthday Bash!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You're invited to help the Stock and Resources and Photomanipulation communities celebrate dA's 12th birthday in style!
deviantART is turning 12 years old, and YOU are invited to a birthday bash challenge.
We will be holding a special stock hunt and photomanipulation challenge in honor of deviantART's 12th birthday.
The birthday is TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th. Our festivities will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time (dA time), which is 12 noon Eastern time, 5 PM GMT, and 6 PM CET.
We will be in the :#communityrelations: chat room.
What will the festivities involve?
We will have a magical, mystical, or totally wacky theme for you in the chat room. During our two-hour event, you will be given lots of clues to find special stock items from all over deviantART.
This commercial isn't real...neither are society's standards of beautyThis commercial isn't real...4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This absolutely hillarious video has been "infecting" the web for some time now (and I wanted to feature it sooner, but oh well, life and such). The first time I saw it, I was laughing so hard, because many of these things, I actually do in manips - sometimes not this quickly, but I do. And it is done daily for just about any magazine cover or vip photo shoot that you get to see! This is the true part about this video. And it's the sad part, too.
Uncover the fake Beauty
As a photomanipulator, I am often amazed at what other non-photoshop (or any other graphics programme) users will accept as real without question. Especially younger ones will be influenced by this image they see day in day out and aspire to be like it. To be as fake and "perfect" as the cover girl. How can you achieve anything like that in real life? You can't. It's that simple.
All that is left is Photoshop - the real one. You don't need a fancy plug-in to make all th
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!Manip Academy1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Have you loved on your stock providers today?Free stock!!Have you loved on your stock providers today?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Did you know that dA has thousands and thousands of stock photographs that you can use for FREE, and they're right at your fingertips? Have you visited the Stock & Resources gallery today?
I've heard so much complaining going on around here over who can use what stock and when and where and why and how . . . and now I'm hearing people trash our stock providers. That's where it needs to stop, because those providers have done nothing to us except spend hours upon hours taking, preparing, and uploading stock photographs for us to use. And there are some really gorgeous ones out there for all our stock needs.
The biggest complaint I hear now is that some of the stock providers here disappear, so we can't contact them for commercial permission if we want to expand our portfolios. I agree that that can be a problem, but it's a problem anywhere-- not just on dA. What can w
Tutorial Treasury 05In 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 052 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Learn how to create this cinematic scene in quick and easy steps! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photoshop brushes. You’ll also learn several different ways to add lighting effects and create a strong atmosphere. ~ written by Jarka Hrnčárková ~"
Update Nick Stone Birthday Tribute PLEASE READ!!It took me a few day to let it all sink in but I am ready to talk and to pay my final respects to Nick aka :iconshedboy68: His birthday is August 15th which is next Friday. I want to make a journal and have everyone do an art piece dedicated to Nick with a few sentences of what you remember about him most, some encouraging words he may have said to you or just a simple farewell. I would appreciate it if EVERYONE reading this shares this journal especially in your groups and get the word out. Those who have a lot of followers your help in spreading this would be appreciated. I need to receive the entries by next Thursday as I'm sure it will take me hours to put the journal together. Please submit your entry on THIS journal and as always give proper credit. Also if you have already made a tribute piece, just post it here. Again please spread the word and thanks to everyone who chooses to participate As a community we need to lean on each right now so let's do that.Update Nick Stone Birthday Tribute PLEASE READ!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
List of unrestricted stock By francescamwA big thanks to :iconfrancescamw: for providing this list to the group directly from her journal. MAKE SURE TO FAV THIS!List of unrestricted stock By francescamw1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is mostly inspired by other lists and journals around DA. It's not comprehensive-I am being a little picky about what I include. I try not to include providers who put theme restrictions on their unrestricted stocks, but some of these say "no hate or violence." I have run across a few who say "nothing immoral." But that's very subjective (I think an image of two women kissing is normal, but it's no doubt someone else's porn or immorality) and, well, restrictive.
I'll try to keep this up-to-date. I am on the lookout for more accounts to put in the "Completely Unrestricted" column. That means not one single restriction--even credit and notification, let alone commercial or thematic restrictions. So if you know of any I don't have listed, let me know.
PM Month Challenge: Critique Yourself!I have a short (24 hour) challenge for you!PM Month Challenge: Critique Yourself!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sometimes critiquing others can be super difficult, especially when they don't want critique. You don't want to overstep or to hurt anyone's feelings, but you want to help them grow as artists. Likewise, YOU would like to grow, and that's difficult to do when critique and feedback are hard to come by.
I want to talk about something we can all do for ourselves today, and I absolutely believe it can make a difference in your art. What is it? Self-critique, of course!
Stop and think for a moment about what a great critique looks like. Close your eyes if you have to. What do you see?
A good critique does (at least) three things:
It describes what was GOOD about the deviation and WHY it was good.
It describes one or more things that can be improved AND tells you HOW to improve them. [What good is it for me to tell you that your light needs improvement if I don't point out that the C
Jolly Winter - Frozen Contest! WINNERSJolly Winter - Frozen Contest! WINNERS3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
- Website - Commissions OPEN - Blog Index - Shadowness - Tutorials - Thumblr - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULES - Dark Portafolio
Contest hosted by:
Tools of the Trade: PS Tools and Tutorials Pen Tool [P]Tools of the Trade: PS Tools and Tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The pen tool is an extremely useful tool that many photo manipulators use in everyone of their works. It's Most often used to cleanly cut out objects and models from their original background, and while it's not the only way to do this it's in my opinion by far the best way. You can also create vector shapes, and use the pen tool to imitate the effect of line tapering (similar to what a pen tablet does)!
Pen Tool Tutorials
Make selections with the Pen Tool
Photoshop Top 40 #32 - The Pen Tool
Photoshop Pen Tool Tutorial: Creating Vector Shapes
It's a photomanip PARTY!Let's get this party started!It's a photomanip PARTY!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You heard right-- it's a photomanipulation party, and YOU are invited!
Join us tomorrow (Monday, October 1st) at 11 AM Pacific Time (dA time) (Find your local time here).
There will be games and LOTS of PRIZES!*
You could even win a 1-year premium membership to dA.
Meet with me, your friendly and adorable Photomanip CV. Meet with other equally friendly and adorable members of your community. Have a blast playing fun games and challenges. Or, just stay and enjoy the company.
Join us in :#communityrelations:!
*You must have at least 1 legitimate photomanipulation in your gallery to win a prize. This restriction is in place because we want this party to be especially for the photomanipulation community. Than
10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our PhotomanipsOn the "decline" of quality in the photomanipulation gallery10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our Photomanips1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen a lot of polls, journals, etc. recently about the quality of the photomanipulation gallery and fears that it has declined. I have intentionally not commented, but I will address the issue here. I think our beloved community is going through a "learning phase" where we are rediscovering ourselves and our art. We have a lot-- a LOT-- of new people, and I want to wish them a warm welcome because they are critical to our vitality as a community..
In turn, a lot of our older, more experienced artists have moved on, frequently owing to time constraints due to having more commissions and freelance work.
So, saying our quality has declined is really not fair. Rather, we are in a cycle of change that happens every couple of years within our community.
It is perhaps true that we have reached a collective slump in creativity. Like inspires like, and I see the same thing over and
WHY to get noticed on dAThere are tons of articles out there that describe what you should do to get noticed on dA. The advice contained pretty much comes down to "if you are active, people will notice you":WHY to get noticed on dA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
fave other people's art - they might fave yours back
comment on other people's art - they might return the favour
use your comments to actually talk to the other artist; don't just say "wow", but tell them why you liked their art; give critiques
use the chats & forums
use your own journal to its full advantage (tell people about yourself / art features / ...)
take care to make your userpage nice-looking and informative
give out llama badges
find some groups to submit your art to
and don't forget to actually post something to your gallery regularly
While all of this is certainly true (seeing as when you don't put your name - with the attached link to your page - out there, no one will have a chance to find you to begin with), the question that remains for me is:
Why do you
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock
Attention NeededDD-Catalogue needs a higher folder limit!Attention Needed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Currently deviantART imposes a limit on the number of folders/subfolders allowed in all group galleries.
Unfortunately, this means DD-Catalogue can't keep up with the number of new folders created in the main dA gallery.
We feel, as a paying supergroup, this limit should be raised.
Add this journal to your favourites to show your support against the current limit!
The Wow Effect: What Makes Great, Great?For the latter half of March through the beginning of April, the theme at we-HEART-photomanip will be, The Wow Effect. Today, I am going to present some information about what makes a great photomanipulation great.The Wow Effect: What Makes Great, Great?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A great photomanipulation has great composition.
Composition is the way your eye travels over the photomanipulation and where your eye rests. What is the focal point of the image? Is that an appropriate focal point? (For example, are your eyes drawn to the model's eyes/face, or her arm? ) Composition is how we capture and keep the attention of our viewers. Popular composition styles include the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio, although there are certainly others.
5 Tips From Me to YouTo be taken for what it is - ramblings of a weirdo. A weirdo with a heart of gold, and good intentions.5 Tips From Me to You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Look for Inspiration Outside of Your Medium
One of the biggest mistakes I see is people only gathering inspiration from art made out of their own medium. Admiring your fellow -insert artist type here- is fine of course, but make sure to mix in a slew of other sources as well. This will help keep your art unique and fresh and help you steer away from trends.
My personal inspiration tends to come from digital and oil painters, fashion photographers, movies and my favorite: people watching.
Don't Blame Your Equipment, or Lack there Of
This has to be one of my biggest pet peeves. The artist that blames their equipment or the fact they don't have what they "need". "If I just had -this- then I would be sooo much better! ...But I don't so oh well". I can not stand this line of thought. It's pure poison. Rotting the m
Googbye, dear Nick:iconeufrosis:Welcome to my gallery:iconeufrosis:Googbye, dear Nick1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thankss to all my watchers and peoples crossing by my gallery and who support me by a comment/fav/feature... I really appreciate it! :iconteamoplz:
This news has left me devastated ... I really did not expect such an outcome.
All my condolences to his family and friends. There are no words of comfort.
Thank you dear Nick by cross my path and share your feelings through your fantastic work.
We'll miss you, dear friend. :iconheartcandleplz:
The Unseen Stock - MayThe Unseen Stock - May1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Victorian Lady 17 by MajesticStock
Axe Man 16 by Null-Entity Mopp (4) by anyman82 STOCK ~ Lantern Walk by SoniaJosie Stock 298 by Agnes-z-Garbledville Fae by Nick 2013-09-22 21 by skydancer-stock
Babies in History Exclusives 24 - 400 Points by mizzd-stock Dauntless - Action Heroine stock 20 by Mirish Jade Unrestricted Stock by artmaniabychristine
Forest Stock 17 by i-mi
Lake meets sky #19 by flycruisa
Snow Pine by LittleEbonyWolf Waterfall 2 in Sri Lanka by SecretDarTiste
Fire Stock 26/07/12-11 by spirit-fire-stock RockStocks300S04487 by RockStocks
Natur 28 by Flare-Star
Scrubland 2 by fuguestock Desert Mountain 3 by firenze-design
Photomanipulation: Voices of ExperienceHello, deviantART!Photomanipulation: Voices of Experience3 years ago in Art Features 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:
Door to Another World Contest ( CLOSED )new contest the theme most voted :Door to Another World Contest ( CLOSED )2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Door to another World
The contest begins today 2 / November
and ends day 7 / December
will be 21 winners
3 Chosen by Judges 1 Chosen by Members3 Honorable Mentions in both categories [advanced, intermediate and beginner]
and do not forget, if you donate prize, has to be the same for the three categories (advanced,intermediate,beginner)
(advanced, intermediate, beginner)
Feature in :iconthe-imaginarium:500 from :iconwesley-souza:333 from :iconaeirmid:
50 from :iconwhendell:100 from :icondreamswomanne manipul