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Style Bolder Scrapbook [Tutorial]Gần đây có rất nhiều thắc mắc về phần viền chỉ khâu trog art của Dâu ~Style Bolder Scrapbook [Tutorial]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hôm nay mik sẽ lm tut này chỉ cho các bn ~ Rất đơn giản thôi
B1: Các bn tạo 1 brush h́nh dấu _ [đậm vào nhé ]or tạo text lên trag trắng cx đk ~
[rồi del BG đi và lưu lm brush là xog]
B2: Chỉnh phần thông tin cho brush [mở = phím F5]
Thông số : http://i.imgur.com/lU7crIH.png
B3: Chọn công cụ pentool [phím P] ~ Vẽ 1 pat xung quanh nơi cần lm viền
B4: Click chuột trái ~ chọn stroke pat > brush và DONE
Có 1 cách nữa nhưng nó liên quan đến nhiều công cụ nên mik lười chụp qá
Các bn có thể fill màu viền tu
F E A T U R E S # 3M Y . F E A T U R E SF E A T U R E S # 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
For all who do not know me, I am a young artist who likes to work with all genres of art ... Willing to experience new challenges.
S E E by The-BloundA T O R M E N T by The-Blound1 V 2 by The-Blound
D O W N by The-BloundI M A G I N A T I O N by The-BloundD R A G A N by The-BloundP H O T O by The-BloundE N J O Y by The-Blound
A B S by The-BloundA B C by The-Bloundaudio V I S I O N by The-Blound
F E A T U R E S # 3
ordre mondial by scheinbarBloody Queen Mary... by J-u-d-a-sIf I was Yours by MonaParvinDroid by Surehuinel
De-finned by impureactsIn the Darkness by BiBiARTs:thumb293048844:Me'e Wahine by MililaniMak
Creating Clouds by maiarcitaAutumn Portal by WhendellA part of me is gone by SP-ByIsaMultifaceted by babsartcreations
:thumb293096227:A street in Istanbul by MustafaSEZER- M E C A - by MissGribElements - Fire by CassiopeiaArt
Award by MizthM a r i o n e T T e by IlaydaPortakalogluMasquerade by SilEnigmaArtsdark friends by peroni68
:thumb292639822:Nannies for dragon baby by PerlaMarinaBlue by SweediesArtRoses are Red by EnchantedWhispersArt
Dreaming of Light by JuliaTosiCliffside by KarkanCoalPowerpland ECVB by DimitriKINGPlum Blossom by Pygar
The Focal Point Tutorial: Part 1PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND VALUESThe Focal Point Tutorial: Part 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep in mind: This tutorial only covers focal points. There is a great deal more to be learned about composition and design than what is discussed here.
One of the most important things for an illustrator to understand is focal points. When you get down to the very essence of your piece, your focal point is responsible for your entire composition, the entire meaning, and the allure of the piece. This is something that even professional artists struggle with. I can't tell you how many pieces of art I see everyday that are of a professional level, but have no focal point whatsoever (and should have one).
What is a focal point?
A focal point is the object or person of interest in your image. It is the thing that you want your viewers to look at first and keep returning to as they look at other parts of the image. Focal points mostly apply to full illustrations that have a foreground, middle ground, and backg
White Roses for an Eternal BondThere is a song, White Rose of Athens, sung by Nana Mouskouri, and with its haunting lyrics, it was one of my mother's favorites. "So goodbye my love till then Till the white rose blooms again" I had been living in Athens Greece for six years, and it was from there that I sent my mother the first gift of white roses as a "Mother's Day" gift. But I sent it on my birthday. In my early twenties, I came to the realization that my birthday was not only about me being born on that day. The special day was also about my mother, who had given me the most wonderful gift of all... life! How can it be that Mother's Day and Birthdays have been so unnaturally "separated?"White Roses for an Eternal Bond4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
White Roses for an Enternal Bond
May 13, 2012
There is a song, White Rose of Athens, sung by Nana Mouskouri, and with its haunting lyrics, it was one o
The Danger of UrgencyJournal time!! I apologize for the length of this post, but I think it's important for artists, especially newer artists, to consider. Hopefully it will be of some use to you in your artistic journey.The Danger of Urgency6 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO... ConceptArt has been sending out emails to promo their study programs with little snippets of advice, some of them are good but one of them that came the other day really irks me. The first thing on their list is, "Study with a sense of urgency"
Now... this is my opinion, but I've heard similar sentiments from many other artists and creators who I would consider, "successful" in their field. And, in my opinion, "Study with a sense of urgency" is the absolute worst advice anyone could give to a beginner.
Yes, you need to work hard. The arts are a competitive field, and you need to push yourself if you want to climb the ladder. BUT in all of your hard work beware of mind sets like:
-"If I don't get good fast my dream job will disappear."
-"When this artist was my age they were still
Creative Contracts for DummiesArt in the Professions WeekCreative Contracts for Dummies7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm not a lawyer. This isn't legal advice. My professional insurance does not cover this article. Also:
"The article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship, attorney-client privilege, or legal or practical advice of any sort. [Dongs.]" - haldron
If you're looking at a contract that's terrifying you or involves a ludicrous amount of money or whatever, please consult a local lawyer in your jurisdiction who can help you more directly. This is an article intended to gloss over standard creative contracts from the perspective of a contractor/employee and an employer, and to try and make you realize why you should probably use one - plus a few tips I've learned over the years on both sides of these contracts. Now buckle up and enjoy the read.
Contracts. Some people love them (and rightfully so); some people fear them; some people genuinely don't know wha
Project Educate: Fight Artist's/Writer's BlockArtist/Writer's block is the worst nightmare for writers and artists! Because of this, many artists and writers quit! Writer's/Artist's block is usually only temporary, but it can be long too! Here are some ways to fight writer's/artist's block!Project Educate: Fight Artist's/Writer's Block2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Find a place or situation that inspires you:
Yes, you've all probably heard this a lot of times, but it's true. Finding places that you like can inspire you to do more art/writing! That place doesn't have to be quiet, it can be a huge city bursting with life and sound! Places won't only inspire you, but so will situations. Taking a walk around your city or even you neighborhood can inspire you. Try going to special events that take places. See how people interact! Just like a place, these situations don't have to be happy or very community-like. Sometimes bad situations can inspire artist's/writer's to express their feelings through art or writing.
Pull up old ideas:
Artist's/Writer's usually throw the majorit
Amigurumi- Working Without a PatternAmigurumiAmigurumi- Working Without a Pattern2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Working Without a Pattern
Hi everyone! I'm TheSmall-Stuff and what I love is to make amigurumi, but I'm never patient enough to use a pattern. Because of this, I've found and developed a bunch of techniques that I use while designing the dolls that I make! What I'm going to try to do is explain my thought process in making a doll, and share some of the techniques that I use to form the shapes and the details in a character. Sorry it's long, but I tried to use lots of pictures. I hope this helps! Lets start
Shapes are key!
When you go to make a doll, you need to pick it apart in your head and see all of the shapes that make the character. Sometimes it's easier to draw out a diagram of all of the pieces that go into the doll, to get a good idea of how it fits together. While you're planning, it's good to be thinking "How do I make this?" while you choose shapes. However
Learning about Color and ExposureHere's a really good video about how color relates to exposure. Some very valuable information here for professional artists.Learning about Color and Exposure2 months ago in Personal More Like This
PE: Custom Widgets[deviantART related]PE: Custom Widgets1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
While deviants always have been able to customize their profile a bit more with the help of stamps, buttons, dividers and other fancy graphics, it is also possible to style the widgets via HTML & CSS.
But you can just work with what is already part of the deviantART website code only. You can't add new code like you would do at your journals. This means you are always limited with what you can do and don't have full control over the elements and how they appear.
The simpliest way of customizing your widgets would be by adding a background. As these can't be a pattern that get repeated on their own, the background images need to cover any possible width and height. If you do your own images you can adjust the height to what is needed, to avoid that the overall size gets too big, though.
~ Background Images ~
PE: Story Planning Week!Greetings everyone and welcome to another fun-packed week at projecteducate! This week has been teamed back up with CRLiterature and will be focussing on story planning!PE: Story Planning Week!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What do we mean by “story planning”?
Planning a story sounds like an easy task- even at primary school level you are taught that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. However there are plenty of important elements that build a story; a lot of prep work that can actually improve the quality of your novel writing in the long run. This can cover almost anything- from world building, character development, creating past history and plot mapping etc. There is a huge range of elements that can turn your idea into a strong well-structured novel.
Are you going to tell me how to write a novel?
Not exactly. We can’t tell you how to approach your novel and how to write it from chapter 1 through to the end. We’re not giv
Watercolor Guide For Beginners - Part 2Community WeekWatercolor Guide For Beginners - Part 24 days ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Heya, people! I'm back again with a new article/tutorial. The Watercolor Guide For Beginners Part 2! Since I submitted part one, I received very good feedback, so I decided to make another part for you guys. I hope you like this one too! This part will mainly include how to start off with watercoloring, setting up your workspace, precautions, and a glimpse of Part 3!
To make every topic clear and concise, I'll be dividing the article into the following topics:
IntroductionStarting off with watercolorsSetting up your workspacePrecautions to be rememberedGlimpse of the next issue A word for Thanks!
So let's GO!
Inspiration: youtube artists (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsInspiration: youtube artists (part 1)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi - so I'm starting new series of journals with useful resources - mainly because I'm running out of topics to write about and I just like some diversity. (I'll continue to post general art/motivational journals too every now and then)
Here are some of my favorite youtube artists, that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
'Level up!' is an idea of two Polish artists - Wojtek Fus ( WojciechFus ) and Darek Zabrocki ( daRoz ), who want to teach and learn from each other. Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro (JonasDeRo ) There are weekly, 2 to 3-hours long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A's. It's so wonderful to watch them paint and talks about important tips on art and life as an artists. Also check out their
A Brief Discussion About Tonal ContrastTraditional Art WeekA Brief Discussion About Tonal Contrast10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In last Traditional Week, we talked about the elements which if you ignore can destroy your painting and all your hardwork.
What Ruins A Painting?
Contrast and Values were one main element that either can make your works fruitful or ruin it. It needs to be discussed more broadly as a lot of new artists have trouble to establish a good tonal contrast. Result? Despite their brilliant artistic skills, the picture does not pop up! It looks dull, muted. That is not the fault of the drawing or skills, it's the lack of observation and understanding lights.
Contrast is the difference between two values which helps you to dis
Tips for Selling CommissionsA lot of artists either already work for commissions or are interested in doing so. Here is a collection of tips on how to take commissions, communicate with your client, and send out a finished product.Tips for Selling Commissions5 years ago in Personal More Like This
When taking commissions it is a good idea to have an email account for just that purpose. This should only be used for your commissions. Creating this account will make it easier to contact clients, build an address book of their contact information, and keep you personal communications separate from your business ones. You can easily use one of the many free providers such as Hotmail, Yahoo, or Google for this purpose.
Keep your e-mails to your client friendly but focused. You don’t have to be extremely formal in your emails with a client but you don’t want to share too many details of your life either. Instead, focus on the work. Are you excited to work with the client or are you thrilled to be coloring or painting a specific subject? Don’t be
Through The Lens #13 ~ Mastering CompositionArguably the most important challenge that faces every artist is that of mastering composition. Artists spend their entire life experimenting with different compositional tools in order to achieve desired effects. Throughout the academic history of art various books and theories have been written about principles and elements of design. The following list is not comprehensive and may vary from other lists that are out there, but I attempted to compile the most useful list of compositional ideas that I could with photographic examples of each of the ideas. Sometimes as artist we can spend so much time on technique and subject matter, that the basic composition of the piece we are trying to create gets overlooked. These powerful compositional tools not only help us to create more cohesive and complex art but they also help us to speak about art. Using the universal language of design, we can communicate with other artist in a seamless and direct way. My hope with this article is thThrough The Lens #13 ~ Mastering Composition1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
PE: Contest PointersContest PointersPE: Contest Pointers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Contests are everywhere on deviantART, and it seems like there are dozens of new ones cropping up every few weeks. While some of these contests go on to become extremely popular and successful, racking up hundreds of points in prizes and gaining a remarkable number of entries (), some of them flop, flounder, and sadly disappear into obscurity ()
So how does one go about hosting a successful contest? There's no fool-proof, super secret formula, of course, but there are some general tips and guidelines for what you can keep in mind when planning a new contest.
Every contest has a theme, which can range from being very specific to very general depending on what sort of contest you want to hold. Keep in mind what your theme will affect how many people will participate in your contest. A broad theme that anyone can relate to will probably generate more interest than a more specific one that limits the number of
[Tutorial] Stiches Brush and how to use it.Hello, hôm nay viết tut là dành cho bạn :iconjemmy2000:, và cũng đăng lên đây luôn ^^. Tut t viết đơn giản, mong cũng dễ hiểu.[Tutorial] Stiches Brush and how to use it.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Tạo 1 new với size 200*100, với chế độ Transparent.
(Có Thể click ảnh để xem full size nha)
2. Chọn Shape để vẽ ra. (Chú thích trong hình)
3. Vẽ shape ra new.
4. Ctrl+T để chỉnh lại shape, nghiêng -40 độ
(Trong hình lúc Transform có hiện lên độ nghiêng nha)
5. Sau đó, nhấn chuột trái, Rasterize Layer -> OK. Sau đó Ctrl+A, dùng move tool di
PE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of Perspective3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Perspective is the angle and depth of a piece of art. Changing perspective allows for drastic differences. There is more than one kind of perspective, and all of them allow for more dynamic pieces of art if used correctly.
There are three common choices, and these are explained later.
Usually perspective deals with how close things appear, and correctly rendering perspective adds depth to an image and increases the impact of the composition.
One Point Perspective
One point perspective is where there is one vanishing point in a piece. . A vanishing point is essentially the in-the-distance-until-you-can'
t-see anymore point.
You see this perspective often, images of roads, or landscape often have one point perspective.
Examples of one point perspective:
Manip Academy 11: Tips for HairWelcome to Manip Academy!Manip Academy 11: Tips for Hair1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cut Hair with Background Erase Tool
Select the Background Erase Tool
Select the options below, the tolerance depends on each photo.
this technique to cut hair, works only for clean backgrounds and with a single color.
see some examples below:
My Brush tips, are Brush present in Photoshop CC.
I usually use brush present in photoshop to do my hair, specifically these two:
Brush > Soft Round Pressure Size or Flat Angle Low Bristle Count.
and always before starting to paint hair, select Pen Pressure on the brush configurations.
Simple Tips - How to Paint the Hair
I use wacom to do my hair, so the tutorials below are made with wacom and done for people who use tablet if you use mouse to do y
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:Gaining Exposure To Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 41 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
Pricing Guide for freelance artists This is a really useful resource for artists trying to earn money doing freelance work through the Job Offers forum or elsewhere. The original article is here: http://whatafool.deviantart.com/art/Pricing-Guide-G-A-G-Handbook-168587947Pricing Guide for freelance artists4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hello, all. My name is Kellan Stover, a budding professional illustrator close to finishing up his time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, achieving my BFA in illustration. I felt the need to create this news article for the benefit of every artist on deviantArt who intends to make money from their talent.
When one visits the deviantArt 'Employment Opportunities' forum, they should be shocked at what they find. Startling low prices abound. These are both offered by the clients, as well as quoted by the artists. The sad truth is most people aren't shocked at all. The perceived consensus is that it's business as usual. A lower price means an increased likelihood that a client will do business with you, right? In some ways yes, but not at thi