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PE: Decorating Your Profile
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Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.

Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
Non-Premium Widgets
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
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PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized! :heart:
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
:note: In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration. 

Basic Design Concepts

Before we get started,
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Swirls and Flourishes Photoshop and GIMP Brushes :iconredheadstock:redheadstock 2,043 173 Custom box: devID with menu and colums :iconuszatyarbuz:UszatyArbuz 634 138 Scrolling Custom Box Widget :iconsimplysilent:SimplySilent 3,142 240 200 Pixel Brushes :iconmagicalviper:MagicalViper 2,554 335 Plain Gray Commissions Button :iconneripixu:neripixu 1,269 105 Lollipop Pixel | F2U page pixel :iconthecandycoating:TheCandyCoating 682 29 Set 29 - Photoshop Patterns :iconphotoshop-stock:photoshop-stock 902 98 Umbrella Morning | F2U Page pixel :iconthecandycoating:TheCandyCoating 385 23 Plain Gray Button Set 1 :iconneripixu:neripixu 2,142 77 Awkward Speech Bubble :iconsimplysilent:SimplySilent 2,731 139 Set 28 - Photoshop Patterns :iconphotoshop-stock:photoshop-stock 1,119 193 Scroll-ception Widgets :iconsimplysilent:SimplySilent 2,492 202 Birdcage Divider :iconpicandou:Picandou 1,253 54 15 illustration frames :icongimei:gimei 2,820 290 dA Love :iconwolf-hat:wolf-hat 2,491 344 Brush Pack-Horizontal Dividers :iconmouritsada-stock:MouritsaDA-Stock 2,560 240 15 illustration frames 2 :icongimei:gimei 2,360 154 Plain Gray Requests Button :iconneripixu:neripixu 811 73 200 gemstones :iconlyotta:Lyotta 596 84 Bunting Divider :iconkezzi-rose:Kezzi-Rose 2,269 316 (FREE) mix and match pixel BGs :icondidthesqd:DidTheSqd 336 22 Brush Pack - Corners :iconmouritsada-stock:MouritsaDA-Stock 691 58 Plain Gray Art Trade Button :iconneripixu:neripixu 857 54 Divider - Doughnuts :iconinkori:Inkori 860 95 Wooden Open Sign :icondizzyalyx:DizzyAlyx 836 38 Texture - Nouveau Pattern 2 :icondori-stock:Dori-Stock 1,355 189 Basic Quilling Tutorial :iconjohannachambers:johannachambers 215 30 - :iconhelga-helleborus:Helga-Helleborus 2,280 230 Scrolling Widgets (non-Custom Box) :iconsimplysilent:SimplySilent 1,470 125 Purple Hearts Lace :iconangelichellraiser:AngelicHellraiser 1,609 85 NON-CORE 'custom' box: Space :iconuszatyarbuz:UszatyArbuz 393 66 Frasier's Apartment Floorplan - V2 :iconnikneuk:nikneuk 265 59 Christmas Ornaments n Ribbons PNGs :iconredheadstock:redheadstock 1,020 124 Plain Gray Collabs Button :iconneripixu:neripixu 508 21 Brush Pack - Vertical Dividers :iconmouritsada-stock:MouritsaDA-Stock 701 70 CuteBlackPlz :iconsimplysilent:SimplySilent 1,067 138 Custom box: Complex dev ID :iconuszatyarbuz:UszatyArbuz 754 229 How To: Profile Directory Tutorial :iconsimplysilent:SimplySilent 1,771 91 I love you divider :iconaries0ram:aries0ram 698 28 Valhalla Rising - decorative shield 2 :iconmorgenland:morgenland 503 105 [Piggy] Icon Base Set :icongasara:Gasara 2,070 142 Mini trees :iconbeads-poet:beads-poet 211 35 White Large Blinking Text Cursor :iconneripixu:neripixu 675 8