Submit to deviantART Directly From SketchBook AppsDeviantART is proud to announce that SketchBook users on iPad and Android tablets now have the ability to create and submit art directly from their devices to deviantART!
Our recent partnership with Autodesk has allowed deviantART to become the first community integrated into SketchBook -- the professional-grade painting app that is easy to use for every artist. Merging these two powerhouse environments means that tablet users will be able to publish their creations from SketchBook directly to their deviantART accounts. Deviants will also be able to use the app to browse the inspirational works of other SketchBook artists in the autodesk-sketchbook group.
This is a first step in what will become a much fuller integration that will bring more deviousness to SketchBook and add a powerful creation tool to the arsenals of deviant artists everywhere, as we welcome new SketchBook users into the deviantART community.
DeviantART is the first community integrated into SketchBook
Site Update: SketchBook IntegrationAs with last week, this week's Site Update is a little different from usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's because our Devious Technology team has been at a staff retreat! During this retreat, they discussed our features, conducted hackathons, and created prototypes for new features.Site Update: SketchBook Integration1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Submit to deviantART Directly From SketchBook Apps
DeviantART is proud to announce that SketchBook users on iPad and Android tablets now have the ability to create and submit art directly from their devices to deviantART!
Our recent partnership with Autodesk has allowed deviantART to become the first community integrated into SketchBook — the professional-grade painting app that is easy to use for every artist. Merging these two powerhouse environments means that tablet users will be able to publish their creations from SketchBook directly to their deviantART acc
Site Update: Autocomplete for MentionsWhat's NewSite Update: Autocomplete for Mentions1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Autocomplete for Mentions
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes interaction easier than ever!
When using @ to Mention a deviant or Group, a list will now appear in a menu while you type that includes deviants and Groups you +Watch, deviants who have already commented in the conversation, as well as deviants who have the exact username that you have already typed in, if applicable. This addition makes conversation more dynamic than ever, as communication becomes even easier.
Please note that this feature is only available on places where the "Add Media" button is available (comments, deviation descriptions, Journals, etc.).
The Message Center counter would consistently show one extra message. Fixed by shadowhand
Submitting text files to Scraps would not trigger Message Center notifications for watchers. Fixed by DEVlANT
Browse page settings were broken on the mobile website. F
Site Update: Change Image Size in deviantART muroWhat's NewSite Update: Change Image Size in deviantART muro10 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Change Image Size in deviantART muro
When editing images in Muro, you can now change the image's size, even after you've started making changes. This has been a frequently requested addition, and we're happy to make the creative process easier than ever.
Try it out by visiting Muro!
The deviantART logo was not optimized for retina screens. Fixed by lepidosteus
Deactivated accounts were still appearing in the Birthdays list in the Message Center. Fixed by duraseb
When browsing Undiscovered, the Motion Books category did not display any content. Fixed by fartprincess
Some categories in the Contests gallery were not accepting drawings done in deviantART muro. Fixed by iconocrash
Less Like This, the learning tool launched in 2012 to help improve Mor
Site Update: Adjusting Images in deviantART muroIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Adjusting Images in deviantART muro2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Image Adjustments and Cropping in deviantART muro (Beta Testers)
A new set of tools have been added to deviantART muro for Beta Testers, for even more options when creating and editing artwork! The tools added include a way to crop images and make various changes to color settings, including contrast, tint, and color temperature. These changes give you an even broader means of creating dynamic works of art!
New Username Symbols: Extended ThoughtsTwo weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols. Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing. While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock. These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present. A positive outlook. The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.New Username Symbols: Extended Thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did
Introducing the Watch Feed and Status UpdatesIntroducing the Watch Feed and Status Updates 2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Connecting you with your watchers.
The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, Polls, Forum threads and Critiques. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they’re working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.
As we designed our upcoming Mobile app, we understood the need to build something streamlined and direct to deliver what you want to watch. The Watch Feed was built for smartphones and tablets. While we love the robust tools available in the Message Center — and they’re not going away — the Message Center is not an environment that works well on mobile.
Connect With Your Watchers in New Ways
The Watch Feed and Status Updates
Welcome! To the 2013 Holiday Headquarters!Welcome! To the 2013 Holiday Headquarters!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Community Operations Newsletter - June 2014In this, the first of a new, regular newsletter, I'd like to take a moment to give you an overview of the Community Operations department.Community Operations Newsletter - June 20147 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART's Community Operations Department encompasses the Help Desk and the Copyright and Etiquette Administration (CEA) teams. These teams are dedicated to providing a high level of support within the community via our help desk portal as well as what we call the "Moderation Desk", which is where all of the deviations that have been reported as being unsuitable or in violation of our policies, await review from a member of staff.
Community Operations Staff are spread out across the globe on a mix of many time zones. Some work from a physical office in deviantART HQ in Los Angeles, some work from their homes in America, Canada, Bahamas, Germany and the UK. This may not sound like a real job, but like any employment, there are clearly laid out roles and responsibilities as well as continuous supervision to ensure that people are meeting expectati
Site Update: deviantART muro Presets to BetaWhat's NewSite Update: deviantART muro Presets to Beta11 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Presets in deviantART muro (Beta Testers)
Adding filters to images when using deviantART muro just got easier! The new Presets tab in the sidebar allows you to quickly easily transform an image's appearance, ranging from things that professional photographers often do during post processing of images to fun diversions.
The filters in the Preset tab, many of which were previously available in the Filters menu, make it easier than ever to edit and share images, which is especially useful for deviants when sharing images quickly in comments or Journals.
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Firefox OS devices would automatically be sent to the desktop website instead of the mobile website. Fixed by
Site Update: Autocomplete to Beta TestersWhat's NewSite Update: Autocomplete to Beta Testers1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Autocomplete for Mentions (Beta Testing)
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends! Now, when you begin typing a username after the "@" symbol, you'll see a list of deviants you +Watch and other deviants.
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dAmn It To Be Phased Out
The deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important. Recently, we've been going through site features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.
dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from
Site Update: Twitter Widget, Commission RatingsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Twitter Widget, Commission Ratings2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Update to the Twitter Widget
The Twitter widget for Profile Pages has been given a small update to better match Twitter's branding. It also allows the widget to tell you how many followers a user has on Twitter at a glance.
Upgrade to Premium Membership to install the Twitter widget!
Commission Ratings Coming Soon
In the near future, we are planning to implement ratings for Commissions, so that buyers can leave feedback regarding the artist's performance on a completed Com
Site Update: Introducing Madefire Motion BooksIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Introducing Madefire Motion Books2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Introducing Madefire Motion Books on deviantART
We are excited to announce a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new Motion Books category on our front-page. In addition, Madefire's Motion Tool will gradually be made available to deviants in the coming months, so that deviant
Site Update: Nested Stacks in Sta.shWhat's NewSite Update: Nested Stacks in Sta.sh1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Nested Stacks in Sta.sh
Organizing your Sta.sh has been made easier than ever! You can now create stacks within stacks in your Sta.sh, giving you even more creative control over your projects!
Stacks are folders in Sta.sh that can be created by dragging one file onto another. When in a stack in your Sta.sh, you can now merge several files to create a sub-stack inside of that stack!
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On the Prints tab of the Profile Page, the right sidebar would not display properly for logged out users. Fixed by yumeruby
Some deviants were unable to create new Groups because older requests to create a Group incorrectly appeared to be still waiting for review. Fixed by DEVlANT
Thumbnails for drawings done with Muro and included
Site Update: Deviation Page UpdateIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Deviation Page Update1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Update to the Deviation Page
During the past month, we've been testing a number of changes to deviation pages. As the tests were ongoing, we monitored performance and community feedback, allowing us to make adjustments and improvements along the way. Thanks to such feedback, we've further improved the deviation page and have just released the latest updates sitewide.
Changes include making More From This Artist more prominent, renaming More Like This to More From
Site Update: Happy Holidays!What's NewSite Update: Happy Holidays!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Help Desk Holiday Closure
The Help Desk will officially be closed from Tuesday, December 24th to Wednesday, January 1st for the holidays. However, some deviantART staff members will be handling tickets for limited hours during this time, with higher priority tickets being addressed first.
Rest assured that tickets will be answered as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience, and we wish you a happy and festive holiday season!
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Please note: due to the holiday closure, there will not be a Site Update posted next week. We will be back on the first Thursday of 2014!
Winter landscape 23. Watercolour. by alartstudio
Thank you for the feedback on
Feeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, CollectionsFeeds, Tags, Today, Navigation, Collections3 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Starting today, we’re testing a series of new features on the site. These features are currently available to many of our Beta Testers, as well as small handful of the general deviantART audience. #deviantartupdate
When art news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of deviantART as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page will reflect the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
The Today page will improve the accessibility of various areas on deviant
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!
On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth.
Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
Tag Pages: What You Need To KnowThe following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week. If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags. If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time. Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!Tag Pages: What You Need To Know2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.
As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.
Anatomy of a Tag Pag
Seniority Announcements - August 2013Seniority Announcements - August 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackChange LogSite Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Tabs on Profile Pages did not work properly on the mobile website. Fixed by yury-n
Images that were smaller than the required size for Group avatars could still be uploaded properly. Fixed by DEVlANT
Text symbols would display in a few isolated areas on the site. Fixed by fartprincess
The "Update Email" notice had a misaligned icon. Fixed by elhsmart
Super Group URL links were not the same color as links for other usernames or Groups. Fixed by yumeruby
In the "Submit to Groups” section of a deviation, typing in a Group name would not display accurate results. Fixed by fartprincess
Royalty info and button naming on the Submit Prints page was unclear. Fixed by yury-n
For Journals submitted with Sta.sh Writer, both the "Edit" and "Edit with Sta.sh Writer" buttons linked to the Sta.sh Writer editor, preventing editing of a Journal's description, details, and Mature Content settings. Fixed by szlosek
A Group's avatar
Site Update: IE 8 No Longer SupportedWhat's NewSite Update: IE 8 No Longer Supported9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART no longer supports Internet Explorer 8
The Internet is an ever-changing place, and the new capabilities made available in major browser releases allow developers (at deviantART and elsewhere online) to build faster, more stable and secure technology.
When you use an outdated browser to visit deviantART — or any other site — the site doesn't always work as intended. We stop accepting bug reports for those browsers over time, as it's time consuming for our developers and hinders the advancement of the site as a whole.
For some time now, Internet Explorer 8 has made up a very small portion of traffic, yet contributed disproportionately to bug reports. With this in mind, we are henceforth dropping support for it.
We strongly encourage that you always use the latest version of your favorite browser, to ensure that you can see all the Web has to offer.
Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New BrushesWhat's NewSite Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New Brushes11 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Google Analytics For Your Profile (Beta Testing)
Beta Testers can now link Google Analytics to their Profile! Google Analytics brings deviants access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections.
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Calligraphy and Watercolor Brushes in deviantART Muro
Two new brushes have been added to Muro! One is a calligraphy brush that allows you to create calligraphic writing, and the other is a watercolor brush that lets you simulate a watercolor look.
Embedding SoundCloud Files In Journals
You can now share SoundCloud uploads in your Journal! When visiting SoundCloud and listening to a song, click the
Site Update: Add File to My Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Add File to My Sta.sh1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Add File To My Sta.sh
Sharing your image files with friends just got easier! When you link a friend to a file in your Sta.sh, they will see an "Add file to my Sta.sh" button in the right column, so you and your friends can easily collaborate at any time, from anywhere, with the security and privacy provided by Sta.sh.
The mobile website did not display in Firefox for mobile devices. Fixed by iconocrash
When viewing a Print preview, Wrapped Canvas Prints would not display the correct frame. Fixed by yury-n