REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!Welcome to our official tutorial challenge!REMINDER: Photomanip Tutorial Challenge!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Another tutorial challenge? YES! Keep reading!
Part of "illumination" is learning, expanding our horizons, and helping others learn as well. So, this time we are not going to USE tutorials. Rather, we are going to MAKE them.
What you have to do
Your job is as follows:
Take a critical look at your gallery. What are your strengths as an artist? What are you really good at doing? Are you known for your light and shadow? Color use? "Glow" effects? Do you do skin well? Can you paint really well? Are you a master of masks? What do people compliment you on?
Create a detailed tutorial, with examples, of how you achieve this effect or do this technique. It does not have to involve the creation of a new deviation. You can explain how you did this effect in an old deviation or just with stock without making it a full deviation.
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty One3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Have no fear of perfection - You'll never reach it! "
Have you studied Photography? I'm intrigued to know whether or not a qualification in Photography has made you a better, or indeed a worse photographer. Or has there been no change? This week, The Photography Blog asks whether or not a Photography Degree is worth the paper it's written on. Graduation in any field these days doesn't mean that you'll immediately get a job in your desired area. Not these days. So is it worth embarking on study related to photography when in the end, you could get to the same place without the paper stating what you are capable of? Photography is one of a small number of job areas where what you've done speaks higher volumes than whether or not you're
RAIN (prize update)RAIN (prize update)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is time to announce the next contest. We are going to call it "RAIN"
You will be creating a scene in which it is raining. Here is the
stock image you will be using.
Your image can be anything you want it to be. Gothic, Horror, or Emotional.
You will be judged on originality and execution.
All entries must contain 4 things
1. The groups icon.
2. The name of the contest.
3. The level you are competing in.
4. Special note the required stock.
You must be a member to play with us.
Premades must contain credits.
You must credit all stock images used. (off site use direct links)
Painting is accepted but at a minimum.
Your entry must be dated after the contest starts. IE an new manipulation!
Please allow downloadable entries so the judges can do their jobs.
The contest will
Quick Photo Manip Tips and TricksPhoto Manipulation WeekQuick Photo Manip Tips and Tricks4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For the last week, I've reached out to you guys to find out what kind of tutorials you would be most interested in seeing! Once I collected the topics, I reached out to as many artists that I could find that were advanced in those topics to help write a "mini" tutorial full of tips and tricks for you guys.
"Overall Painted Look"
"My techniques is pretty much simple and the soft painted look can be achieved quite easily. What I do is:
Using a spot healing brush I remove spots, if any from the skin.
Then use a mixer brush over it using the following values:
Wet: 17%, Load: 15%, Mix: 17%, Flow: 18%, which not only smoothens the skin but also softens it.
At the end of it all, I dodge and burn wherever necessary. Alternatively, I use a white brush of low opacity somewhere between 30-35% and paint over the highlights, then apply a Gaussian blur of 15-16 pixels. and for the shadows I go over them with a much lower opaci
Spring Fever- Contest - Closed- "A little bird, he told me so, he said come on, get on the goSpring Fever- Contest - Closed- 7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Open your eyes the sky is full of butterflies
The blossoms on the trees stir up the honey bees
Spring makes my fever right spring fever
Spring fever, Spring is here at last
Spring fever, my heart's beating fast
there is no doubt now love is in the air get up get out spring is everywhere
Well if you feel the wanderlust, just grab a car or hop a bus in every town around there´s excitment to be found
don´t miss the joy of spring the worlds in love around
Spring fever comes to everyone
Spring fever, it's time for fun
Get up, get out spring is everywhere"
Please read the song above and surprise us with your imagination , we love surreal ideas and fantasy and creativity.
Project Educate: Photographing Infants + ChildrenPhotographing infants and children can either be really painful and frustrating, or incredibly fun and rewarding. It depends entirely on the child. I kid, sort of. It's what you make of it and how you treat the moment. Children are fast, sometimes moody, sometimes hyper and nearly always think they know what you want them to do when you turn the camera on them. Either run, or crack that huge fake camera smile that they've been taught to do for their school photographs.Project Educate: Photographing Infants + Children3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't force a smile. If the child doesn't want to smile, don't make them. You'll end up with the fake smile. However having said that, you can try and be funny, but again don't push it. They're smarter than many give them credit for. If you're not getting a smile but you're getting a rude funny face, then accept it. Those sorts of shots can be awesome as well.
Learn to accept imperfections. Whether the children are strangers to you or not, you can't have it perfect all of the time. Messy hair,
InterstellarInterstellar1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'Darkness falls across the land . . .Contest reminder: 'When Darkness Falls'3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The midnight hour is close at hand . . .
Creatures crawl in search of blood . . .
To terrorize your neighborhood!
- Michael Jackson, Thriller
You decide what happens when darkness falls!
Is it macabre? Is it fantasy? Is it emotional?
It is up to you.
Welcome to our 2012 Photomanipulation Contest, "When Darkness Falls."
This contest is being held by Aeirmid and The-Sacred-Space.
We are grateful to Community Relations for backing this contest.
Any photomanipulator can join, and all are welcome.
Your task is to complete the sentence:
When darkness falls, _____
using a photomanipulation!
[In other words: Show us what happens when Darkness falls!]
You can interpret the sentence to mean anything you want.
It doesn't have to be dark or horror/macabre,
but it must be very clear that
Contest: Theme, Prizes and Rules.ThemeContest: Theme, Prizes and Rules.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme of the contest is "Family".
"A Family in harmony will prosper in everything." Chinese Proverb
On wikipedia, we can find this definition: "... a Family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence.
In AllArtSupport we like to think that we are a family too. A family is about more than being related; is about being there when one needs you, is about feeling good only thinking about the ones you Care of.
This time, the contest we're holding has a deep meaning because many around us, possibly even us, sometimes forget what "Family" truly means or how important it is and we'd really like to make you all think more about it. This is all about reminding and celebrating the Family values.
Black dA Laptop Messenger. OR 1 Year Premium Membersh
The Dark Descent| 4 days left! Win a Premium!R U L E SThe Dark Descent| 4 days left! Win a Premium!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have to be a member of the group to enter the contest.
2 per person; but only 1 will win.
New pieces only (After November 1st)
No racism, pornography, violence, bashing religions and hentai.
Photo Manipulations only.
ALL STOCK MUST BE CREDITED or your entry will be declined. If it is your stock, say so in the Artist's comments.
You must put in your "Artist's comments" a link to this journal or the group.
T H E M E
The Dark Descent was the most voted. Suggested by TheRainGirl
You can choose to define the theme how you want it. But please write a few sentences to explain the concept of your piece and how it relates to "The Dark Descent".
You must submit to the contest folder: http://photomanipulatorsx3.deviantart.com/gallery/38554587
D E A D L I N E
I am accepting entries starting today (November 1st)
The deadline for this contest will be November 30th December 3
STOCK PHOTO RULES- You must credit with a link to my account: venomxbaby.deviantart.comSTOCK PHOTO RULES5 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Credit must always be on the picture if used outside DA.
- Do NOT use in violent, graphic, or 'rated R' work. No blood, gore, bones sticking out, or nudity.
- Do NO make pre-cuts of my stock.
- You must at least cut the horse out on a new background, you can NOT use my stock 'as is'.
- You do NOT need to notify me of use.
- Yes, you can use as a reference for digital painting, traditional art, or lineart.
- Yes, you can use your artwork on Sim Games and RPGs.
- Yes, you can use it to make Howrse coats.
- Yes, you can sell your artwork.
If you want to share my photos on a blog or Facebook:
- You must credit with a link to my page: venomxbaby.deviantart.com
- If I find my photos on another website without credit, they will be reported & deleted.
I want to say thank you to all of the artists out there who follow my rules and create beautiful work with my stock. I also really appreciate e
Sunken mysteries - new contest! (closed)Hey guys!Sunken mysteries - new contest! (closed)5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I think it's time for a new contest !
The theme is:
To date, we have explored less than five percent of the ocean.
95% have never been seen by a human being.
So, what is down there, in the deep ocean? What mysteries could we find?
Mermaid cities, shipwrecks full of treasures, ruins of ancient kingdoms, unknown creatures ?
Dark secrets that may never be revealed ?
Let your imagination run wild !
your entry must be a photomanipulation
your entry must be created exclusively for this contest
all used stocks must be from legitimate resources
Fantasy Contest ENDED: Judging Begins!So, The contest ended today and I must say a BIG thanks to all that have entered, didn't expect many entries but you all surpassed my borderline mark of 10 and even passed the 30 entry mark for which I'm glad to say just for this I added a total of 500 more points to the list as a BONUS especially for the honorable mentions!(they do deserve some more after all)Fantasy Contest ENDED: Judging Begins!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CHECK BELOW FOR UPDATED PRIZES IF YOU DESIRE... all new prizes are in BOLD
Judging will Begin Today and will end in a few days, probably, and I say probably, two days at most after which we will begin distribution of all prizes (some will take a while but points will be delivered immediately). BEST OF LUCK TO ALL!!!
NOTE: A journal with the final results will be made after voting is over.!
Myth/ Fantasy - This theme is very broad so don't underthink it. It encompasses things from aliens, a surreal scene, even a seasonal theme would work just add a touch of fantasy or myth to it.
The Commission Spot - [closed]Information:The Commission Spot - [closed]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello there! I'm a photo manipulator hobbyist who mainly works with with equine subjects, although I do incorporate other animals from time to time.
If you have already seen my gallery and would like to have me make something for you, you've come to the right place. c:
Just take a look at the following instructions, make your decision, and note me! It's that simple.
Check to see if commissions are open and if there's an available spot. (see my profile) Choose your preferred package. Fill out the order form and send it to me in a note, with the title 'Commission Order' I'll respond with my acceptance of your request and my Paypal address. You must pay the full amount before I begin. (need help with Paypal? http://noiry.deviantart.com/art/Send-money-via-PayPal-EXTENDED-143264541?q=&qo= ) As soon as I receive the payment, I'
The 'Interesting Angles' Contest!So, I've decided to do a contest! YAY :3 I've been trying to save up points for this, I still don't have many but I thought now would be a good time to hold a contest - and I can offer other things too; hopefully along with other prizes from lovely, generous people who donate prizesThe 'Interesting Angles' Contest!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO ENTER : Note me with a link to your entry, the note must be titles 'ANGLE CONTEST: ENTRY' or it will be ignored. 1 entry per person, must be a new upload, and you may re-do/replace your entry at any time until the deadline.
Alrighty! The theme of this contest is 'interesting angles'. This is an equine intermediate/advanced photo manipulating contest, so the main focus must be a horse. If you aren't sure if you are of a intermediate or advanced level, please comment on the journal asking and I'll get back to you. Please do not be offended if I don't think this is the contest for you - there will be other chances! :3
Interesting Angles - I want to see wacky, crazy perspectiv
once upon a time..The Fairytales Contestonce upon a time..4 years ago in Personal More Like This
hosted by lunarblues and opaque-studios
DEADLINE: 15th April, 2012
Judging is in process.
Create an original equine photomanipulation based on one of the fairytales provided below.
entries must be correctly credited as per the stock provider's rules
one entry per person; entries can be updated
entries must be submitted here on deviantART
entries must be created exclusively for this contest, providing a link to this journal entry in the description
The Fox Sister
The Glass Mountain
Jorinde & Joringel
Contest CLOSEDThe Contest is officialy closed! Thank you all for your wonderful entries!Contest CLOSED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winners will be announcied soon. Be patient please
:iconcheerplz: Announcing The World Ends Today Contest for our :iconmanips-central: members! :iconcheerplz:
Who hasn’t heard of the ultimate Cataclysm, which according to the Maya calendar is supposed to strike us the 21st of December 2012? Imagine that Doomsday is upon us. How do you imagine it will happen? How do you feel about it? What would you do on your last day in this world? In this Contest we wish the see your interpretation of The End of the World, plagued with fear, terror, dread. You can find some inspiration for the contest in the feature below
How to enter the contest
First, you must be a member of this group. If you are not one yet, you are welcome to join our membership!
You may submit your entry in the Wo
PREMADES #Photomanipulated SubmissionRules CHANGE!First, let me clarify: I'm not just talking about premade backgrounds, but also about cut-out stock and brushes or anything else where people use images (their own or other people's) to create the resource. And while this is mainly geared toward members of Photomanipulated, I do hope that this journal will also be able to shed some light on things for others.PREMADES #Photomanipulated SubmissionRules CHANGE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personally, I've never been a fan of premade backgrounds, but I'm also not the type of person who thinks everyone else should do as I say just because I have a bad feeling about something. So far, that held true for premades: I steered clear of them because I feared copyright issues, but I didn't have much more than a bad feeling and some research on my part to confirm this. Now, an official dA blog has strengthened my believe that as an artist, using premades will do you more harm than good.
Copyright is something that often falls by the wayside with premades. And if it turns out the image
Tablet give-away contest! AND 500 point raffle!To my dearest watchers!Tablet give-away contest! AND 500 point raffle!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I started to be a freelance Illustrator and animator since a couple of months now.
Last month was the first month, I was actually capable of paying the bills with my art only!
You can imagine how much of a milestone that was to me!!
I really want to celebrate that by thanking YOU my dear watchers for your endless support and love. I wouldn't have been able to do that without my DeviantArt page,
I have received so many loving comments from so many lovely people, that I really wanted to do something back for my watchers.
A couple of months back, I entered a competition with as theme Game of Thrones, on the Wacom creatives Europe facebook page.
They gave away a tablet every week for 3 weeks to the submitted Game of Thrones fan-art.
In the third
The Devil's In The Detail CompetitionCompetition Status: CLOSEDThe Devil's In The Detail Competition2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Also posted here at CRLiterature.
For my 15th literature competition I want to challenge people to do something that may benefit their writing, so I present to you all the Devil's in the Detail Competition.
I'm challenging you to think of something that a person has to do at least once a month, but it could be every minute of every day, and then put it in a fantasy environment.
Brushing your teeth if you are a vampire
Walking your dog onboard a space station
Having a prostate exam when everyone else on the planet is a zombie. (eek!)
The challenge is really to focus your mind on how your characters behave and interact with their environments and how the environment being different than yours (the writers) can affect how they do those things. Hopefully this will
help corner: EmoticonsWelcome to the help corner:Emoticons. If you have any questions about anything Emoticon related go ahead and send me a note. Not all questions have to be serious, I am looking forward to all kind of questions ;D The questions will be answered in the next edition of the help corner.help corner: Emoticons4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I had the idea for this News article when I recently went through the Tutorial list of Emotication. I normally send deviants to Emotication when they need help to create Emoticons. Now that I went through the list I noticed that many tutorials aren't helpful at all. It is "just" a list with very good but also very bad tutorials.
In the first edition of the help corner I want to share tutorials with you that I find helpful. These don't necessarily reflect my preferences in the emoticon creation process
Let me first tell you something about different shadings. Every Emoticonist has different preferenc
dAMessages for iOS Is Out! - WINNERS!One of the most amazing developers for iOS on deviantART, Pickley, just released dAMessages for iPhone, iPod, and iPad!dAMessages for iOS Is Out! - WINNERS!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I was given 5 free codes to share among you all! What do you have to do to get one? Comment, Fave, and Be Awesome!
Later tonight, or possibly tomorrow depending on the turnout, I will give 5 of these codes away! If you don't get one, don't worry, you can buy it for pretty cheap ($2.99) in the App Store!
Buy it here ($2.99)
Post Now! :iconsupereagerplz:
ABC Contest (CLOSED)Contest is closed and judging is underway! I'll post the winners Monday at the latest. Thank you to all that participated! :iconlaplz:ABC Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit: Contest is ending in 5 days (again, July 12th 11:59 pm PST). So if anyone is working on something and needs an extension, try to say something within the next couple days and preferably not a few minutes before the deadline hits.
If you made something, and have not submitted it to the group yet, please do so asap.
Crazy fantastic entries thus far. Going to be hard to judge this one!
We haven't hosted a contest in way too long. So here we go!
The contest theme is "ABC." From the following list, take any 3 words (each must be from different letter groups) and make something that incorporates those chosen words.
A: Accident, Affection, Army
B: Birthday, Beach, Book
C: Car, Caffeine, Chase
D: Drunk, Doughnut, Dying
E: Education, Experiment, Escape
F: Flying, Family, Flowers
G: Glasses, Graffiti, Gamble
May EMTC! + 20 Entries!+ CLOSED!You guys know how to make a girl feel like her contest is a success. Thanks for the many last minute entries!!May EMTC! + 20 Entries!+ CLOSED!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
All these rain entries are making me wet.
I know, I know. "April Showers bring May flowers..." Yeah, I flipped that shit, bitch. See, I knew a week into last month that I wanted this theme to be rain and it was too late to try to switch them. Anyways, this is a depressing month for me. Sure, the next 4 will be depressing, but this one is really bad as it is the month my husband actually leaves on his deployment. I am not a happy Sparkly. I want not-so-happy emotes. Granted, if you decided to do an emote dancing in the rain and having a fun time, that will make me smile and be a good thing too. Drench your emotes, have them slide down a rainbow, stormy weather them...let the rain fall down!