PE: 10 tips and tricks not very known about PS10 useful and not very known Photoshop tricksMore Like This
1. Saving your .psd with all layers hidden makes a smaller file compared to saving it with all layers visible.
2. You can use the Crop Tool to quickly increase the canvas size of an image by holding down Ctrl + Alt whilst dragging the Crop Tool outside the current canvas.
3. If you want to see only one of your layers at a time, hold down Alt whilst clicking the eye icon of the layer. (do it again to show all layers again)
4. Holding down Alt while in a dialog box turns the Cancel button into a Reset button, so you can reset the values back to default.
5. If you want to just quickly check a very heavy .psd file, you can hold down Shift + Alt while clicking the Open button. This way Photoshop will open a flattened version of the file.
6. You can change the gray background that surrounds your image with the Paint Bucket Tool, just hold down Shift and make click on the background.
7. Not a very unknown tip, but if y
More ways to promote your work on dA......that you might not have thought of!More Like This
Part of the fun of creating art is sharing it with other artists and art appreciators. Whether you're seeking feedback, promoting your creations for sale (as dA prints or maybe directing people to cool stuff in your etsy shop), offering stock and resources for others to use or simply aiming to get your work 'out there' for the deviant world to enjoy, there are lots of ways to do that through deviantART.
Everyone knows about the Thumbshare Forum, Groups and Featured Deviation modules on your profile page, but there are other ways to promote your art that you may not have considered before. Here are just a few suggestions...
Thumbs in Artist's Comments
You can put thumbnails in the Artist's Comments on your deviations. This is a great way to show off connected images (like if you submit a bunch of photos from the same shoot to dA) or a collection of deviations on a theme. You might want to include mor
Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?:icontechgnotic:More Like This
Foreword by $techgnotic
Tue Nov 1, 2011, 3:23 PM
Contours in Context
The argument for the nude in art:
Our visual perception of the human face and then the human body has set the basis since the beginning of
human history for our sense of what is beautiful and what initiates all our seminal ineffable sublime feelings
about the nature of love, life, desire, destiny, eternity, ad infinitum. The curvatures and symmetries of the
human body even lay the geometric basis for the artistic structures of all our art forms, not only for the visual
arts but also for literature and architecture. Given the primacy of the body as the beginning of all that we are
in life, and given the eye as the primary receiver for the collection of all information in our lives, how could
the artistic nude not be a massively represented art form on a global arts forum like deviantART? And besides,
nudes are something peo