Doujinshi ListDoujinshi List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Clarifying an Issue with Stock ResourcesThere appears to be a fair amount of misunderstanding on the subject of stock resources so what I would like to do today is attempt to clarify several issues which are of importance to the artists who generously provide stock resources to the public for use and hopefully dispel the confusion and misinformation which is beginning to circulate.Clarifying an Issue with Stock Resources2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The first issue at hand is in regards to your personal stock terms
Your Personal Stock Terms
Officially deviantART maintains only one "automatic" restriction and that is "No Commercial Use" and that particular restriction can easily be overridden by the actual stock provider.
We only ask a few things from you in return;
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 ~"
Post_depth TutorialLets give the word to zy0rg, the creator of post_depth plugin:Post_depth Tutorial2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
That variation is used to create the depth blur effects in 3d fractals.
Unlike Apo's native depth blur, with this plugin you can use any variation (I'd recommend sineblur) for blurring.
The drawback compared to native blur is that you need to place the blurred object "manually" (i.e. using ztranslate, rotate_x and rotate_y) so it might be a bit tricky to use. But I think that the result is 99.98% worth it.
You can download post_depth (and a few cool blurs) here:
A few examples of post_depth results:
To use post_depth, you will need par
GnarlsWhat exactly is a gnarl? Well, let's try Wiktionary for starters...Gnarls1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
(mathematics) The average value of the magnitude squared of the curl of a vector field over a continuous path that is tangent to the vector field at every point. In mathematical notation, gnarl is represented by the lowercase Greek letter ξ
Okay. Unless you're a math geek that's not very helpful...
How about what a gnarl isn't? A gnarl is not a fractal (despite the fact that fractal software programs support the creation of them). While gnarls exhibit some self-similarity, they do not have infinite resolution, nor are they recursive. In other words, unlike a fractal, you can'
Color Theory for Fractal Artists Artist's ToolboxColor Theory for Fractal Artists 7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
While those are not really Artist`s tools by themselves, knowledge of how to use them well may be a very important tool, not only for fractal artists but for everybody.
Finding the right color combo for your fractals may be pretty tricky, and the coloring can affect the final artwork a lot, sometimes changing it's whole appearance drastically. It is why some color theory info can be a very important tool for fractal artists. Of course it is not a universal rule, but rather a guideline, and will definitely help you to come up with pleasant and meaningful color combinations more easily.
You may read a bit more about it here:
And an awesome, yet underused,
Fantastic Digital and What Created Them- Feature 1In this feature I’d like to show the stunning stock used to create even more outstanding works of art. Each will have a subject, which can be open to interpretation. I really hope you like this new feature and how i have set it up.Fantastic Digital and What Created Them- Feature 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this feature it is storms, the full power of storms and the calm before. Storms have the power to fascinate and create fear in those watching them. Me, i watch them with fascination. But, how do they make you feel? fear?
[Star!] [Star!] Ever Belonging Seaheart by Tony-ob
[Star!] All the resources used to make these :
:thumb198156759: [Star!] Lightning Brushes by Scully7491 [Star!] Rock 1 by krallear-stock [Star!] http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-13555600-stunning-red-barn-close-up.php?st=dc26934 [Star!] http:/
Twenty Tempting Textures 2Twenty Tempting Textures 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Rainbow of colorful Bokeh and Light Textures,that are just bursting with potential.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient dreamy atmosphere with these wonderful abstract
and colorful Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them as background images, or to add interest to a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
Brush settingsIn case you're interested in knowing what brush setting I'm using in my paintings, here are 3 of my most used brushes (in Photoshop).Brush settings5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Response Curves Tricks and TipsA few tips and tricks on how to use curves to make your images pretty.Response Curves Tricks and Tips7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Disclaimer: the images below are not models of perfect curves, but just rough examples of some settings i find helpful.
Also, those are not any close to all possible magic things you can do with curves. Explore ^^
Add contrast to a light Image
Lets say you have a light image with few contrast.
Moving down the dark tones and maybe midtones nodes of the Overall curve will add contrast to it:
Make a dark image brighter
We may also want to do it the other way around: make a very dark image a bit brighter.
Had to go a bit crazy to lighten this up:
green Lights and purple shadows
You can also use the Green curve to add
Imaging in Chaotica - Part 2: Response CurvesToday, a bit more about imaging in Chaotica.Imaging in Chaotica - Part 2: Response Curves7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Mostly curves <3
Lets take a closer look at curves:
WHAT do the CURVES DO?
Curves basically re-map the brightness values: for example, make bright pixels brighter or darker by just adjusting the curve.
The horizontal axis is the original brightness (before editing), while the vertical is the new brightness. The tones are distributed as follows: dark tones closer to the origin, and light tones far from the origin.
The image above shows the curves before any changes. See that before and after values are equal, since no changes were made yet.
Basically, if you drag a node up, lets say, it will make the corresponding tones brighter. For example, dragging up the top node (light tones) will make highlights brighter, and dragging down the bottom node (dark tones) will darken the dark areas. On t
Basics of Colour - for Ultra FractalLooking at parameters, both from DA and Ultra Fractal Mailing list I have noticed a lack of understanding as to how colours interact. So I have decided to write a few helpful hints.Basics of Colour - for Ultra Fractal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The Colour Wheel - http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
All colours can be made from just three. Blue, Red and Yellow - for instance if you mix Blue and Red you get Purple, Red and Yellow make orange etc. Blue Red and Yellow are called primaries. Purple, Green and Orange are called Secondaries and Tertiaries are combinations of two of these
Basics of Colour - The Colour Wheel (just click on thumbnail for parameter file)
2) RGB v CYMK
RGB - Red Green and Blue relates to the colours that are mixed by an imaging device (TV screen, Monitor, Digital Camera) to produce an image
CYMK- Cyan (Blue) Magenta (Red) Yellow and Black refers to the colours that a printer's inks
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!Manip Academy10 months 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
Common Render and Postprocessing MistakesA low quality render can ruin an otherwise great artwork.Common Render and Postprocessing Mistakes2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For each, two images will be presented: the first one, a decent render, and the second, a messed up one. All examples were rendered in Chaotica, but the thoughts apply to all fractal software.
Special thanks to: ChaosFissure, BoxTail, lyc
Fast Noisy Render
Basically, when the fractal is not rendered long enough. While in very few cases this may be used as artistic effect, usually it just gives the fractal an unfinished and unpolished look.
Here is a good and reasonably smooth render.
Now, the very same fractal: the only difference is the render time - way too short. See how terrible it looks compared to the previous one.
Blurrying the noisy image in Photoshop: the blur will smooth the grain out a bit (grain still visible though), but also kill all the tiny fractal details:
Prettify Your Bloom: Tips and TricksFractal Art WeekPrettify Your Bloom: Tips and Tricks2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello! It's C-91 here and, after people asking me tips on how to make flowers with Apophysis, I decided to write this introduction guide for the Fractal Week. There might be more in future.
Live with it: crafting flowers with Apophysis isn't the most original thing ever, but at least we can try to approach to the technique in another way and try to make them different from the multitude of results that can be found here on DeviantArt.
First of all, check the two blooms tutorials by lindelokse, which are the starting point for this technique:
Before we start...
Just so you know, 2D flowers are generally more versatile and suitable for crazy experiments than 3D ones. You can use more variations and plugins on 2D flowers without messing the shape up (and they will still be as spectacular as 3D flowers).
R.A.C.H (update + tutorials)R.A.C.H (update + tutorials)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Want to create something like this for yourself?
Some of the artists who have created this are offering a tutorial ....
Check their pages to find out.
ROBOT... AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MACHINE THAT IS GUIDED BY A COMPUTER PROGRAM OR ALECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
Porcelain Splinter by conzpiracyCyborg by RafidoFemale Cyborg III by Enn-SRSBusiness
Android Marionette by RungueWireless Connection by Cado:bigthumb2
Resources featureHi, folks!Resources feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought I might share what I find interesting and useful in terms of resources here on dA.
Here are a few of my picks:
Sundry Brushes 8 by Xantipa2-Stock20 Thai Patterns - part 2 by mu3iOttoman Photoshop Pattern Set by noor-maryam127-12monthsOFwinter-ORIGAMI07 by 12monthsOFwinterCircle brushes 5 by Xantipa2-StockE-S Mushrooms by Elevit-StockSundry Brushes 4 by Xantipa2-StockHouse Pattern by stephilloHDR Tools by forfieCrack Effect Brushes by funerals0ngSTOCK PNG fantasy boat by MaureenOlder:thumb33346218:Burned Texture by firesign24-7:thumb30166040:Grass brushes for Photoshop by calthyechildClassic Orb for Photoshop by SneakyTomatofloral png pk by SublimeArtDusTBandW-noise by nitch-stock:thumb34674385:
BCs Mobius Jungle Scripts by Fractal-ResourcesCurlScope Apophysis Scripts by parrotdolphinGlynnia2 by guagapunyaimelMap to UGR Converter+Compiler by datagram:thumb173427128:MH 16 Varied Gradients by MothersHeartThe Aposhack Plugin Pack by phoenixkeyblackCalypso Script by cothe25 Incendia v1.2 DMAP Textures by hallv5140 FRPs for Fractal Explorer by mario837Apo Gradients to FE Palettes by Pharmagiciandc_perlin Apophysis Plugin by slobo777Jayce Cruel's Gnarl Formula by JayceCruelWinter's Best Of Grad Pack by NatalieKelseyDmaps All Over the Place by DeirdreReynoldsBC and BDs-Gnarls-eReSaW Style by bpclarkeAll Countryflags Gradientpack by ReFa1Gradient pk 6 for Apophysis by NinthTabooThe Lost Variations by MichaelFaberThe Angle Pack by MichaelFaberBC-BDs Splits Glynnia Foci Scripts by bpclarke
Flood it -Tutorial- by kuschelirmel-stockAdvanced skin cleaning by AeonOfTime:t
Attention My Little Pony Artist!!!!ATTENTION ALL MY LITTLE PONY ARTIST!!!!!Attention My Little Pony Artist!!!!3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Along with Sins of Music, I am also working on another project called "The Dark Side of Equestria", but, instead of a ren'py game, this will be an audio drama.
So, as the title implies, I need artist, BADLY!
This project started last summer and hasn't really progressed at all, due to casting changes, character changes, and all of my artist quitting on me due to laziness.
Though I would love to have a million artist, I need to have auditions.
Here's what you need to apply:
1. You will need to send me one of your latest art pieces of ponies. (The kind of art doesn't matter, it can be traditional or digital.)
2. An active skype account
3. You are able to work with deadlines
4. A good attitude
5. Photoshop (Optional)
If you would like to apply, please comment below or send me a note!
I hope to see many applicants!
Deadline is May 31st!
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE.Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!
Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.
Ultra Fractal Tutorial: Create a New Gradient FileUltra Fractal Tutorial: Create a New Gradient File5 days ago in Art Features More Like This
This is quickie tutorial for beginners (and maybe for those old timers who've been using Ultra Fractal so long they've forgotten how!) on How to Create a New Gradient File in Ultra Fractal.
At the end of the tutorial you will have a nice set of colourful gradients to choose from for when you're stuck for ideas, and be able to apply them to the Fractal files you are working on.
As your experience with using Ultra Fractal grows you will find that more and more you will create and edit the gradients you are working with "on the hoof", but to start with it's a good idea to have a range of gradients to choose from as you're learning.
It's also useful to know how to save Gradients you've made while working on an image for repeat use at a later time.
Remember the Help file in UF is also very extensive, and will assist you further in creating and editing your Gradients manually.
2015 Calendar and featureHi! For those interested, my 2015 Calendar is now available to buy here on deviantART!2015 Calendar and feature8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is gone. I missed a lot of great works, trying to get back on track. Here's a long overdue feature!
O Portal ( Serie, The Magic World ) by Antonio-FigueiredoLILITH by Biomech44The Executioner by Sandra-CristhinaMaya by MonaParvinThe trap of spider by MaliciaRoseNoireLa mansion encantada by CrisestepArtT H A N A T OS by CursedOnezBehind You by kuschelirmelFugue State by Andaelentarif-007-kumatan by shichigoro756Welcome To Karrora City by Shue13Game of the Future by Dani-OwergoorThe girl without hands by megan7Isla Cruces e il Forziere Fantasma HD by DraakeT by DraakeTThe Stream by MindTuberHeartbreaks and Promises by dmaabstaI am Legend by DriPointHave you read the news II by Flobelebelebobele
Creative People VSome great works!Creative People V1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
. . . WinterTime . . . by ChIandra4U Angelika by KalosysArt I'm like a Bird by MelieMelusine MOURN by MWeiss-Art New World by Miss-deviantE
White Christmas by La--Boheme Land-Of-Fae by EnchantedWhispersArt The Angel of Christmas by RazielMB
Christmas Magic by FictionChick Ice tomb by Sweetlylou FALL by soulkyrie
Supernova by FurorArt Shades of Death by Dani-Owergoor Stigmata by vampirekingdom
Creative people IIDedicationsCreative people II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Creative people II
*halloween* by WelshAngelArt white wings.. by IMertTmyksl Night flight by robhas1left
Forgotten by Tifareth All Hallow's Eve by zummerfish Transformed Pumpkins In Kittens by maiarcita Brigid's Knot by LiliaOsipova Eomer by Sweetlylou
Feature #43Hopefully soon I will have time to create a manipulation. Sometimes I feel like the stars and planets and the whole universe for that matter have to align perfectly for that to happen and lately that's not happening at all. In other words I have to have a free weekend to procrastinate over it for two days. When I don't have that it doesn't seem to happen. I rarely work on manips during the week. So for now I'm having way too much fun with makeup instead. If you have any makeup requests let me know and I'll try to do it. I'm not a professional and have never been trained, so I'll do what I can.Feature #438 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy the feature!
Halloween Witch Lip Art by Chuchy5 Halloween by MoonZaphire The Beauty of a Woman - Bianca Balti by Amro0 The universe is within me by RazielMB Runaway Beauty by Sweetlylou Automn by shiny-shadows-Art Manchester City Hall Staircase by kippa2001 I will fly to you by EstherPuche-Art Frozen by BurakUlker Enchanted Keys by La--Boheme My Lil Fairy by SeventhFairy :thumb48