PE: How to embed thingsWritten by Astrikos for projecteducate's community week.More Like This
You may have noticed GIFS and hot things in people's journals and profiles.
With HTML and CSS, you can add some hotness to your journals and profile.
Pretty neat, yes?
Embedding Images and GIFs
Images on dA can easily be linked with thumbcodes.
While on a deviation page, all you have to do is scroll down and look right until you see:
Copy and paste the thumb code.
And if you want it bigger:
And bam. There you are.
If that's not good enough, you can play around with the size like this.. .
<da:deviation width="Number" id="deviationID">
It's the thumbcode number without thumb in it...
Trying it out...
History of April Fool's dAy!This article is written for the projecteducate's Community Week as well as ArtHistoryProject's dA Related month.More Like This
Here is a brief history of April Fool's pranks deviantART has played on it's members. Please note that information is still missing (mostly older years) - this is because some April Fool's pranks were never recorded or are lost in the millions of journals on the site.
2001 - "jark is Arrested"
jark is arrested in Disneyland for cutting in line and refusing to move to the back.
2004 - "British Takeover"
April Fool's Day 2004 marked the day the British took over deviantART. New rules were enforced on that day, including spelling "color", "colour" and saying "Cheers guv'nor" instead of "Thank You".
"Please note that any American who uses the term "socce
Stamps for Beginners and Beyond IIStamps; For Beginners and Beyond IIMore Like This
You may have read an article some time ago called Stamps for Beginners and Beyond. That article was an effort to explain the category and it’s history, and how to get started, how to improve and how to enjoy it to it’s fullest. Since then, the article has become a little outdated, and therefore I have decided to come back to it and write a new version, so that even more people can discover the fun and creativity involved in stamps.
This article aims to cover common questions around stamps, and provide links to resources, for creating stamps. Not only does this article aim to target beginners or those that do not know about stamps, but it also aims to
PE: How to Animate in GimpHow to Animate in GimpMore Like This
Gimp is a free photo editing software that you can download at gimp.org. You can use it for a lot of different things like photo manipulations, drawing, pixel art, etc. Today though, we will be covering the topic of animation!
Note that this tutorial will only show the basics of Gimp animation. How to make the frames, how to save it and the such. So let's get started!
Start by making the subject. I just used a random black ball, but the subject can be as simple or as complex as you want, depending on what you're making. Make sure you switch over to the layers tab.
Tip: If you do not already have the layers tab there by default, go to any of the tabs and press that little arrow that the green arrow is pointing at. After you click tab press: Add tab> Layers. After that, the layer tab like in the picture should show up.
After making t
Aryan ResurrectionI'd normally infiltrate a facility with the help of an accomplice and a modified sniper rifle, but security is locked down tight and I have it on good authority my target is underground. To make it through undetected I needed a new plan, something completely foolproof. As luck would have it, I'm uniquely equipped for a job like this.More Like This
I hide in plain sight as they wheel me past the first checkpoint. From amongst the baked beans and tomato soup I watch as guards patrol and scientists compare notes. I'm disguised as a can of spinach. It's an in-joke of mine. They won't see me coming until I go Popeye on their asses.
People tend to underestimate fairies, but what they don't realise is that there's likely several brownies somewhere in their house right now, or if they're unlucky, a trow like me. Nobody stops to consider the damage fairies can do when they set their minds to it. Houses catch aflame so easily.
Unsupervised in the kitchen, I scale a stack of canned peaches and pineapples and h
The Great GauntletIt had begun as a successful day. The solar winds had been kind, and Elianara had nearly made it to Zerxath with her load of smuggled ether ore when she was suddenly blindsided by a trollish warship. Now her ship was demolished, the ether ore was gone, and Elianara was hanging suspended in a force field and being questioned by a trollish legionnaire in a black leather trench coat.More Like This
“What business has an elf with a shipload of ether ore on Zerxath?”
“What do you think?” Elianara rolled her eyes. “Better question: why am I still alive?”
The legionnaire scowled, clasping his hands behind his back. “Do you know the legend of the Great Gauntlet, elf?”
She did. The Great Gauntlet had been made by the dwarfs of the Dark Planet, as the story went: it could shelter the wearer's hand from any heat, even if they should reach into the core of a star. But it had been used to dark purpose, and all the evil it had touched had corrupted it, until even its
FFM15 - 19: New GodsWe found no gods, so we became them.More Like This
As the universe wound down, and the lights in the sky began to fade, we reached out into the void, seeking the paradise promised. Seeking an end to the end. But the thing we had put off for millennia was now approaching, as we raced toward equilibrium. And finally, we were forced to admit, with outrage, that we were not invincible.
And so it became time to ask for help.
As one, we, the race who had dominated a universe, fell to our knees on account of the one thing we had never managed to eliminate. Faith. And so we prayed. And no answer came.
But the universe is a vast thing. It is even larger now than when we first started, and its growth is only increasing. Our creators, our saviours, may well have moved on. So we went looking for them. We searched for eons. And the stars continued to go out. And we found nothing.
Our faith was strong, but like heat, like light, it began to dissipate. And with no new fuel to feed it, it faded entirely. And so we
Going Bananas“Um,” said Geoff. “It’s all a bit odd, to be honest.”More Like This
Madam Conundra, psychic extraordinaire gave Geoff a reassuring smile. “I can assure you there’s very little I haven’t heard before.”
“Right,” said Geoff. “Right.” He swallowed hard. “Well… I’m being haunted…”
The psychic nodded sympathetically.
“...by a banana,” said Geoff.
If Madam Conundra was surprised, she gave no sign of it. “Why don’t you tell me what’s been going on?”
“OK.” Geoff wrinkled his brow. “I suppose… it began a week ago? I often have a banana in my backpack as a snack but somehow I managed to forget about one. This particular evening I found it right at the bottom of my bag—it must have been there for days.”
Madam Conundra leaned forward. “And what did you do?”
Geoff shrugged. “I threw it straight into the bin. But then
Burgalator“I've been burglarized!”More Like This
“You've been burgled?”
“That's nonsense, it sounds like you've been forcibly turned into a burglar.”
“Yes, that's right!”
“What, someone turned you into a burglar?”
“Well, a burgalator.”
“What? That's not a thing. What's the difference between a burglar and a burgalator?”
“I'm wearing shades and a leather jacket.”
“Then you're not a burgalator, you're just a burglar dressed like- where did all my stuff go?”
“I burglarized it.”
“You stole my stuff?”
“No, I turned it into burgalators.”
“With my burgalizor.”
“You burglarized my stuff with a burgalizor?”
“Yeah, well that's what burgalators do. That and steal things.”
“This is ridiculous, why on earth- wait, weren't you wearing shades a minute ago?”
“I am wearing- o
Challenge day - FFM DAY ELEVENHe was roused from his stupor by a knock on the table. He awoke to find himself sprawled on a chair with his beard sticky with something. Must have been that nasty swill the bartender had knocked had knocked into him. Dirty bastard got what was coming to him, he thought as he rubbed the sleep out of his eyes.More Like This
“Saloon’s closed,” he said gruffly. The place had emptied out when he’d taken over ownership from the recently departed barkeep.
The stranger wordlessly slid a piece of paper over to him. He picked it up for inspection. It was the ad he’s stapled outside, proposing a venture of dangerous proportions and handsome rewards. It was how he recruited a crew of sailors for a voyage, and he figured that it was good enough to rally a crew of cowboys.
“So ye be interested, eh boy?”
“Yessir,” the stranger quickly shot out. Man of few words, it seemed.
“I see,” he stood up and loomed over the boy. “And what, pray tell, ma
Anecdotes of the Old WestThe Anecdote Kid's eyes gleamed in the light of the campfire.More Like This
“So there we were, rolling over a bank in ol' Marlboro county, where the flavor is, and this sumbitch has the teller at gunpoint.” He waved a hand in the direction of the Thesaurus Kid. “And he goes and says 'This is an armed robbery, or what you might colloquially term a stick up! I implore all congregated within this financial establishment to reach for the sky, by which I mean raise your hands in a vertical fashion suggestive of an endeavour to seize or ensnare a cloud. Provided none of the assembled attempts to hinder, impede or obstruct our current enterprise vis a vis the safe and the contents thereof, it should prove unnecessary to administer injury via the medium of scorching lead propelled at a markedly brisk velocity...'”
“Get on with it,” jeered Wild Bill Heckle.
“That's what I said!” said the Anecdote Kid. “Anyway, forty-five minutes later in comes the
February 5, 2015The featured emote for today is:More Like This
Zombie Emote :improvedmore: by Phlum, submitted on June 12, 2011.
Cute zombies! Don't hug them, though. That's bad.