Premade BG's, Pngs , and MorePremades are great, you can just slap a few things on top and BAM you have a master pieceMore Like This
Premades can be a curse too. Not only do you have to make sure all premades contain credits (they can contain copyrighted images) You need to make sure they fit the lighting on the art you are creating. For the purpose of this group I encourage you to make your own. You are an artists aren't you. creating a bg is fun and really can add so much to your art because you can place things where you want them, to the left or right of your image. Try making your own for all of our exercises.
All pngs are just way to easy to use. No cutting needed and you can find one for what ever you need. Hell you can even create art using nothing but pngs... kinda like a cut and paste artist. When using png you must also make sure they are cut from legitimate stock, many are cut from copyrighted material which is a no no to deviantART and most groups.
Groups are getting real picky about the art they are accept
Embedding videos on your profileMore Like This
If you are still uncertain about the steps, scroll down to the author description below to see the link of the video tutorial on how to embed the music/video player on your profile.
TL;DR: Instructions simplified
Edit: 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.
Copy Youtube code.
Use this code for custom boxes. You can change the width and height yourself: (You need to be a premium member to use custom boxes.)
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.
Paste code into Custom Box.
Find video on Youtube.
Look at video's URL in the URL bar above or click on Share.
Find video's I