My handwriting sucksMore Like This
My handwriting sucks big time
but right now I gotta pee
or my bladder will explode.
As I'm no mermaid at sea.
I swear I will find a rhyme
if I do it near a tree
or while squatting on the road.
Ode to a lavatory.
The dA BabelfishMore Like This
UPDATE: This guide is now too big for deviantART, and is instead being hosted offsite on Google: http://sites.google.com/site/thedababelfish/
Do you want to thank someone for faving your best piece? Not exactly sure what to say, because their profile says they live in China? Look no further than the dA Babelfish, a resource of how phrases like "Thanks for the fav!" and "Hello, random deviant!" are said in languages all around the globe!
Want to help with this guide? Comment on the deviation with these phrases in your language (but please make sure I don't have them already)! Don't worry if your language doesn't have a translation for words
Embedding videos on your profileMore Like This
TL;DR: Instructions simplifiedEdit: You no longer have to be a Beta Tester in order to use the above code, nor a premium member. Anyone can embed a video onto their profile.
:bulletred:Copy Youtube code.
Use this code for custom boxes. You can change the width and height yourself:
Use this code for journals:
You can substitute "youtube" with "film" or "vimeo" in order to embed dA films or vimeo videos. Simply find the video ID for the video you want that corresponds.
:bulletred:Paste code into Custom Box.
:bulletred:Find video on Youtube.
:bulletred:Look at video's URL in the URL bar above or click on Share.
Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?More Like This
Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.
To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.
Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be