Design Our Website Banner - Big PrizesAs some of you may know Eve :iconEveLivesey: and I are thinking about creating a stock photo website as a premium version of freestock.ca. We hope this new site will be in the form of a photographer's co-operative i.e. the stock providers will take the lion's share of the sales income. We would like to ask for your help in designing our website banner.Design Our Website Banner - Big Prizes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Banner must be in the format of a horizontal panorama. Exact dimensions: 950 x 400 pixels.
As a visual aid, we have created a mockup design for the landing page and how the banner will fit inside. Feel free to click on the thumbnail below to view it at full resolution:
The purpose of this banner image is to feature our stock in a creative fashion, i.e. arranging or manipulating different photos together to form a beautiful piece of art or design. Please keep this mind fo
About sxc.hu stockGreetings!About sxc.hu stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few of you have been really worried lately about using stock from sxc.hu here because of the change in their ownership. Basically, you were concerned that their license says that you cannot redistribute their stock in whole or in part, by itself or combined with other elements, without the written approval of the original photographer.
As we all know by now, creating a photomanipulation is considered "making a derivative image." And we know we can't make premade backgrounds without permission from the photographers, as doing so is redistributing their work.
I advised a couple of you to check with the Help Desk and sxc.hu to find out the whole truth before making rash decisions about your group that could potentially make everyone panic.
Using my own personal account, I wrote to sxc.hu to find out what the story was. Here's what I said:
I was just wondering whether creating phot
Space And Depth In PhotoManipulationsThis is a tutorial on Space And Depth and how to achieve it on a 2-D digital surface.Space And Depth In PhotoManipulations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Space is an Element of Design, therefore, there are rules to create the illusion of 3-dimensional a 2-dimensional surface.
There are three ways to crate the illusion of space and depth:
1. By overlapping: When objects overlap, the top object become the closest object.
2. By using Atmospheric Perceptive: Objects in the nearest foreground are always the largest, clearest, and has the most detail. As objects move back into the furthest background, they become smaller, fuzzier, and have less detail.
3. By using Liner Perspective: Using the horizon line as the focal point, invisible parallel lines mov
How to become a photographer.A photographer need attention, patience and curiosity. We call this set the maximum state of alertness, willingness to act but with inner peace. It is a physical and mental concentration, alertness, vigilance, the ability to instantly move to action.How to become a photographer.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The problem is that the photographer has to work with the ultra-small segments of time, most often in the area of 1/200 second, and even 1/8000. It's amazing that our brains can work and respond in such time frames.
So a good shot is almost always a chain of "saw-pressed the trigger," but "analyzed the dynamics, pulled the trigger."
With experience, you can analyze not only simple motion path but such complex processes as facial expressions
This state is a core skill of any photographer, and not related to his outside shooting temperament. Nervous and noisy photographer, in the moments when it is necessary will be in the same state: calm, focus and passion. And a lazy and apathetic person can be successful not onl
You're undervaluing yourself.In your country, or in your state, what's the minimum wage? Back when I worked as a minimum wage lifeguard and swim instructor, I was paid $7.50/hr, minus tax.You're undervaluing yourself.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, how much time do you spend on your art? Personally, I can spend anywhere from ten hours to over forty, as I did on my last manipulation of that feather monster. Let's assume though, that you aren't nearly as meticulous as I am, and you can get a piece done in four hours. Assuming you're paid what minimum wage was in Illinois four years ago, that means you'd be paid $30.
How many of you actually charge $30 or more per manipulation?
How many of you think that you deserve minimum wage?
Minimum wage is generally reserved for those who are new at their work. They have little to no experience, they generally have few bills... really, they just need to gain work experience to put on their resumé, plus make some cash to buy some fun things they may want, or perhaps start saving for college and buy some gas
Gigantic Stock Feature 3Enjoy the stock featured below and perhaps find the inspiration for your next art piece. Make sure to follow each provider's TOU when using their stock.Gigantic Stock Feature 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Age of Steam 06 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Cait 110 by FairieGoodMother RockStocks 11376 by RockStocks In the swamp_5 by anastasiya-landa Rocky Pond by fuguestock Gothic Girl Stock by Nerium-Oleanders Chameleon Stock by LB-digital Jewish Graveyard 19 by CD-STOCK Enchanted beauty stock 1 by A68Stock Arms and Armour stock 28 by Random-Acts-Stock Arms and Armour stock 20 by Random-Acts-Stock Scary Fish by NickiStock Jen in a Box by Lisajen-stock Big Hat 16 by Lisajen-stock bleu sheet 2 by Lisajen-stock red passion 7 by Lisajen-stock Gold 3 by Lisajen-stock More Cliff Stock 164 by The-strawberry-tree old chandelier 11 by deathofsphinx Queen of the Night 37 by Valentine-FOV-Stock Queen of the Night 33 by Valentine-FOV-StockCreek Stock 01 by Gilliann Cracks Are Bleeding by Limited-Vision-Stock Castle - Castello 4 by Sergiba Sensations 03 by EmeraldVenom-Stock Beach 1 by RiNymph-StockReaching 2 by SBG-CrewStock Lady of the Lake II by LionessOfEl Arwen Homage I by LionessOfEl Lady of the Lake III by LionessOfEl d3wd0058 - Apollo CM by d3wd Dark fairy 5 by Lisajen-stock Fairytale 033 by Taversia Fairytale 016 by Taversia NIK_3619 by NikNikonov A-Stock: Sitting by anencefali-stock Fawn Stock image1 by daftopia Fox stock by daftopia Fawn Stock 2 by daftopia Deer stock by ha-rat-kiri :thumb4046
Allegory WorkshopWhat is Allegory?Allegory Workshop6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let’s look at what allegory means. Dictionary.com tells us that it is a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
But what does this mean? Essentially, allegory is the telling of two stories in one. There is a an obvious “basic story”, but also a “deeper meaning”, a secondary story, sometimes referred to as “subtext”, or “underlying commentary”.
Symbolism is often a key feature, where a particular object, colour, person, or place can be used to represent a key element in the story. A simple example of this is in Star Wars where Luke wears light colours and Darth Vader wears dark colours to symbolise good versus evil.
Another good point to note is that allegory need not always be obvious, and the underlying commentary doesn
Our Stock Used to make Premade BackgroundsWe love what you do with our stock!Our Stock Used to make Premade Backgrounds1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Stock-Premade background9 by Gwendolyn1-stock Stock-Premade background12 by Gwendolyn1-stock Stock-Premade background10 by Gwendolyn1-stock Premade Background5 by Gwendolyn1 Premade Background3 by Gwendolyn1
Mountain Top Premade by Kling-Clang background stock358 by Sophie-Y Background - Dreams2 by HUSSIENAL-SHTERI The Water Mill by VIRGOLINEDANCER1 Autumn Sunset - Premade BG by Emerald-Depths background stock449 by Sophie-Y Engulfed Wave by pjenz Fairy Castle in the Forest Premade Background by CelticStrm-Stock Desert Ruins Premade by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-Stock
Inspiring stocksI've meant to post this much earlier, but I've been having trouble with my very first client since I started my business. Because of this, I haven't had much time to post anything on deviantArt lately. So here it is, at last : my selection of wonderful stocks that I hope you will find as inspiring as I did ! Enjoy !Inspiring stocks1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Lormet-Masks-0758sml by Lormet-Images Offical Word UNRESTRICTED by Elandria DSC06520 Mad Hatter's Hat 4 by wintersmagicstock Antique Bottle - 1890 - Kickapoo Sagwa - 1 by ElaineSeleneStock
On the lookout by S0n0ra Running: Stock Photo by rainylake :thumb404563277: :thumb402907492: House Sparrow 4 by EdgedFeather
Model Stock - Some of my favorites IIBack to some more Stock Provider Features! Here is another favorite..Model Stock - Some of my favorites II1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Todays feature is :iconladyxboleyn:
TONS of GORGEOUS stock. Seriously, I would be extremely surprised if you haven't seen any of her stuff but figured sense I seem to use it a lot I would throw her some love for providing such awesome stuff for us to use!
Todays feature is :iconMariaAmanda:
She has TONS of gorgeous stock images. Professional and high quality with a lot of styles to choose from. She offers beautiful gothic inspired stock images for you to use. Stop by and check her out if you haven't yet. (Though I would be very surprised if you haven't)
Todays feature is :iconmeetmeatthelake2nite:
She offers tons of gorgeous stock for our manipulation needs. A wide range of stock mainly set with a darker mood..definitely worth checking out, you'll love them!
Today's feature is - :iconelandria:
She has TONS of amazing stock and is constantly adding to her great collection. She offers a wide range of themes with gorgeo
Precut Stock Providers who Name their SourcesEven if most of the precut stock providers are sincere, and only use their own resources... they don't often tell it! So, it is very hard to know who makes abusive precut stock pictures or not.Precut Stock Providers who Name their Sources1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to encourage every stock provider to name his sources (even if they are his own).
You'll find here the precut stock providers I found who always name their sources, as you can see they are not very numerous. I hope that every photomapulators will find it useful and that many other precut stock providers will join the move.
I'm sad to see that many of the best precut stock providers I know and who offer they own stock didn't take the time to TELL IT! So, alas, they will not be selected in this list. I hope they'll do in the future and the list will grow.
ANDREW DAVID 1970
Reader X Finnick O'dairYou've been running for so long...Everything seemed to pass by in a blur....Reader X Finnick O'dair1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It was just another day...you were hanging out with your best friends at the mall.
"Hey," your best friend snaps her fingers in front of your face, "did we loose you again?"
Your friends laugh as you come back to reality. "Hey...Sorry, I've been-"
"Thinking about your little crush?" she interrupts you.
Your other two friends laugh then you walk off. You know its a trick, but a very cruel one. Come on, it's the first year of high school and you see a hot boy. You've only discovered that his name is Finnick and that he loves to fire his arrows with his bow. You know he doesn't even THINK about you let alone know you name, but you can't help from dreaming no?
You walk into the bathroom then you set down your purse. Dear god you've always hated that purse.
You begin to wash your face as you hear a strange moan coming from a stall
Christmas Winterworld ContestCopied from Yvonne :iconYbsilon-stock:Christmas Winterworld Contest11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Christmas is comming and within the mood of silence, wonderful winter weather -hopefully with snow, but sun- a pot of chocolate or warm wine -in Germany we have fantastic Glühwein-, you spend wonderful hours with your family and your friends. Maybe you live in a region where it is warm and sunny with palmtrees, but you have also it decorated for Christmas with your Christmasdecoration.
Show us your imagination of a Christmas winterworld. It can include a snowy white winterworld, it can also show Christmas under palmtrees. You are free to show it in your way, it´s not necessary to include a Santa or something.
You are given 15 Stocks below, from every of us 5 stocks. Your work has to include min. 1 of each of us. From stockpacks you are allowed to take only one. You are free to use more than one stock from each of us. The size must so, tha
CONTEST - win 1000 points and more!THE DEADLINE IS EXTENDED! Read below.CONTEST - win 1000 points and more!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THE CONTEST IS FINALLY HERE! There's a HUGE prize list with some very good prizes and a (hopefully) fun theme, so please take your time to read this journal and consider joining.
Through Space and Time
The theme of the contest is 'Through Space and Time'. It needs to involve one of my original characters (references given below), but other than that and following the theme the contest is pretty free. You can even add in your own OC's if you wish or more, go crazy! The theme of this contest can be interpreted in a lot of different ways, so be creative!
Contest theme: Through Space and Time
Deadline: <s>July 28th (2013)</s> August 28th (2013)
Tokyo bluesEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VTokyo blues1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Are there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.
This article was written for us by Lukasz Kazimierz aka :iconburningmonk:
Japan is a fascinating country with an unusual mix of the traditional and modern. It's a magical place filled with anime, cosplayers, samurai, sushi, and all the strangest things imaginable. Wrong! Well, not really, but this is just the cliché, outer covering. When newcomers just scratch the surface of this country, this cliché is all they find. But, in reality, Japan is a place like any other: full of human beings who have normal lives with all their little dr
CLOSED * DESIGN ME A THING CONTESTSorry for the wait I had a really hard time with trying to sort these out, mk? I'll keep this short and sweet for the beginning. Anyways I based these off both creativity and which ones I'd use more than once. Since I was seeking new character or species, whichever you guys decided to draw, I do want to actually use them and not see them go to waste.CLOSED * DESIGN ME A THING CONTEST5 months ago in Personal More Like This
IF YOU WIN ANYTHING PLEASE COMMENT so that I can send prizes and check you off so I don't forget something.
FIRST PLACE IS Vaheoke
Just... everything about this is amazingly adorable and a combo of my favorite colors. Just... amazing job! <3 The little chibi ref tooo hhhhh!
SECOND PLACE IS KestrelRaptor
This is super creative and amazing looking! So fluffy and cute I could just die squeeing all day. I really wish these were real.
Highlights of the week 12th Edition 2014Highlights of the week 12th Edition 20146 months ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconvillenueve: -by Villenueve
Red Roses to your feet,
soft fragrance of incense floods your realm
while the candles flicker with the wind,
Ancient hymns are sung for you by unforgivable souls...
Lilith,forbidden Goddess of the Sheol,
your eternal walk is bounded to the night,
the stars wane their glow before you,
your beauty glistens bathed by the moonlight,
merciless dark angel with seductive smile,
your crimson kisses unleash bliss,
enrapturing men with the psalm of your hips
enshrouding them with your wicked desire,
plethoric ecstasy between your arms
surrendering their souls to you...
Hail to Lilith the Immortal Queen!
Proudly, Lilith's Realm has its 12th edition of The Highlights of the week, our aim is showcasing the 7 best works from our gallery this week, a difficult selection because of the great artists we have at home, congratulations to our Highl
All time Mary's specialsIf you like what you see, this articleAll time Mary's specials6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
This journal is dedicated to the most special person I've met in dA
who also happened to take care of the Street gallery during the last 12 months,
as a small gift, or another way of saying "thank you". Or rather
"Being a great street photographer doesn't make you a great street CV. That's I'm sure something that the dA staff is well aware of. It REQUIRES to be a great street photographer, but it takes a lot of other skills:
- Accept to spend a lot of time, finding the hidden gems of this huge community, browsing hundreds of images every day, fighting the overdose, and keeping a fresh eye. If I look at the exposure that the recent Street DD awardees had prior to receiving this DD, I am very happy to see that a lot of them were highly underrated. Mary has shed some light on people who were unknown to most.
Known and Unknown Digital Artist Feature #12 PT 1Hello Everyone!Known and Unknown Digital Artist Feature #12 PT 16 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for a new feature! This will be part one of two to keep the journal from getting to big. ^^ I am excited to share these works with you, and I hope you enjoy!
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NEW FRACTALS HD stockNEW FRACTALS HD stock8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
- Zazzle - -society6 - redbubble.
If you take commissions for DA Points......please be cognizant of the value of points compared to real money.If you take commissions for DA Points...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
400 DA Points cost US$ 5 to buy.
That's 80 points per dollar.
This means that if you are offering an art commission for, say, $10, you should NOT be offering the same commission for 100 points. You should be charging at least 800 points.
If you are aware of the exchange rate and yet still undercharge for points when compared to real dollars, I suppose that's your prerogative as an artist. But you're really just giving others a way to take advantage of you by paying you in points instead of cash, even when they are fully capable of the latter.
Those looking to commission artists with points should, of course, be aware of the exchange rate, too. I have seen many people complain about artists asking for 300 points for their artwork... not realizing, of course, that it's only $3.75!
And, of course, the same applies when paying in different real currencies around the world. Make sure you check your exchange rates.
COMPETITION - DEATH AND DESTRUCTION - FINISHEDPLACEMENTS HAVE BEEN POSTED.COMPETITION - DEATH AND DESTRUCTION - FINISHED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
STRIKED PRIZES MEAN THEY HAVE BEEN SENT
•Gold Manipulation Package from BailanduSilueta
•Full body character glamour from BailanduSilueta
•dA Pixel Avatar from BailanduSilueta
•4 Character designs or ref sheets for existing characters from BailanduSilueta
•Journal feature from BailanduSilueta
BailanduSilueta, SafeBeneathTheWaves, FallingFromSky, gothams--reckoning, THE--ENEMY, Poisons-Kiss, TKAkingfisher, luminaret, falitna, Veradaine and Dayinissa
•Full body NON-FANTASY lineart from DEAD--HEAD
•Full manipulation from Sarahroo
•100 from peachesrox
•Custom pixel tag from Bright-Button
•Custom manipulation from mockingale
A WEEK IN STREET [19/2014]Give these gems all the 's they deserve!A WEEK IN STREET [19/2014]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
84 by sevron
Don't forget the May Challenge 'Silhouettes' at :iconthe-yard-collective:
Great Old Space Pics of ArtistsGreat Old Space Pics of Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Phenomenon by KennethJensen4312 - Voyager by ZwordArts
Broken Heart by JoeyJazzOutburst by Kaioshenabeona by nisht
Aeon by cosmicboundDistance by danich01Terminal Velocity by Nameless-Designer
Hi there everyone! Happy Saturday for you all... by the way first of all, run to my gallery I posted a new wallpaper yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, the reason I made this features is because I was just looking at someone's favourites and I found a clas