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I am using deviant arts own help topic found here help.deviantart.com/81/. I will be expanding upon what they have with examples, to make it easier to understand. Just so you know I am using their outline and explanation, if you would like to know which parts were mine and which are theirs just go to the site above :D


How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

There are a few formats you can use, either a link of the users name, displaying the members avatar, or by linking with a personal description. 




Avatar linking


:iconusername: will display the member's or group's avatar as a link to their page. Remember, however, that the limit for posting blocks of avatars is sixty four per post, and this will not work in signatures.




This seems easy enough, here I will use my own name. :iconamarantheans: will give you :iconamarantheans: 




Username linking


:devusername: -or- @username will give you the member's or group's name as a link.




Now if you just want to link the name of the other deviant this will help you out. Basicly it will make a clickable link so that anyone who wants to go directly there can just click on it, and if they have notifications enabled, the deviant that you link with get a message saying that their name was linked.
Both of these will make the same result as you will see...
:devamarantheans:  gives you Amarantheans
@amarantheans gives you Amarantheans 




Text linking


There are HTML tags which can be used to add a link to something everywhere on deviantART. The standard link will show the first part of the URL truncated by an ellipsis (http://deviantart.com/devia…). This is achieved by simply pasting a URL to the page, For example, view one of your images, copy the address down and then just paste it wherever.

The second method is to use HREF tags (which will NOT work in the shout box) to give your link a name, for example, copy the address to the image down, and then use this format: <code><a href="Image URL address">Name of Image</a></code>




The first part here is self explanatory, so I will go into more depth on the second part. I will use my own image for an example. I will link you to my most favorited deviation... <a href="amarantheans.deviantart.com/art/Da-519333483">DA Trophy</a>  and you will get this:  DA Trophy




Image linking


This will work with images that are on DA and on other sites as well.
To link images in your journal please follow the code here, and replace the URL Address and Image URL Address with the proper information: <code><a href="URL address"><img src="Image URL address" alt="Name of Image"></a></code>




First let's link the picture of the DA Trophy in the example above:
<a href="amarantheans.deviantart.com/art/Da- 519333483"><img src="https://orig13. deviantart.net/e8f1/f/2015/069/a/1/da_by_amarantheans-d8l74a3.gif"></a>






Now to link and image that is off site that cannot be linked with a :thumb: code:
<a href="http ://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-smile-icon-set-smiley-angry-faces-vector-illustration-image61881275"><img src="https://thumbs10.dreamstime.com/x/smile-icon-set-smiley-angry-faces-vector-illustration-61881275.jpg" alt="smiles"></a>

smiles




Before we go on I will explain the difference between the URL address and the Image URL address.
You get the URL Address from the web address bar at the top of your browser, when you are on the deviation you would like to use. (If you are off dA trying to use an item you will need to right click and select "copy address".)
You get the Image URL address when you right click on the image itself and scroll down to "copy image address" and select it.





Deviation linking


To link to images found on deviantART in your journal please visit the deviation page and in the sidebar to the right under the "share" or "details" header please copy the code that starts with ":thumb:". Once you have copied that :thumb: code you can paste it in to your journal and it will automatically generate a thumbnail image for that deviation when the journal is displayed on site.




This is quite simple again lets use my trophy icon:  :thumb519333483:  looks like:
Da by Amarantheans
Also if you would like for the image to be larger than the usual thumb try this:
:bigthumb603858821:
Regular :thumb:
Yawn by Amarantheans
Bigger :bigthumb:
Yawn by Amarantheans
(heads up this only works in the comments section if you are a core member or have a premium membership, for those of us before core.)
Now thumb codes work for everyone! Thumbnails in Comments Now Available to Everyone


Note:  Regrettably, though it is allowed for you to use thumb codes and such in the comments and on your journals it is unfortunate that it is a core exclusive when it comes to adding them to a deviation description :( (Sad) You can always make a complaint to the help desk to hopefully get DA to amend its ways. Here is the link: help.deviantart.com/contact/?t…



Media embedding


To embed a media widget please use the following code: <code><b><da:embed</b> <b>profile="</b>video type<b>"id="</b>ID of the video<b>"/></b></code>
For example:
  • dA Film:<b><da:embed profile="film" id="308380200"></b>
  • YouTube: <b><da:embed profile="youtube" id="xKBsTUjd910"></b>
  • Vimeo: <b><da:embed profile="vimeo" id="14803194"></b>
  • Soundcloud: <b><da:embed profile="soundcloud" id="79222021"></b> (Note: That ID is the number after /tracks/ in Soundcloud's own embed code)




This will work in your journals, comments, and widget boxes.
and the first one: <b><da:embed profile="youtube" id="xKBsTUjd910"></b>
Looks like this:





Pop up descriptions (tooltips)


You can also add popup descriptions with a dotted underline to your links by using the < acronym>< /acronym> tag, and close using the  tag, the format for this is the following. 

< acronym title="popup text">< a href="link Url">link description< /a>< /acronym>

So the following command;

<acronym title="Read it, learn it, love it."><a href="https://deviantart.com/users/outgoing?faq.deviantart.com">deviantART FAQ</a></acronym> 
would result in the link, deviantART FAQ


If however you wish to use this code without a dotted underline then you need to use the following code below.

<a title="Read it, learn it, love it." href="https://deviantart.com/users/outgoing?faq.deviantart.com">deviantART FAQ</a>
which would create the link, deviantART FAQ




Ok lets try this one out with a link to my current contest...
What this will cause is a small pop up to, pop up when you put your mouse on the link: in my case it will say "Come Join In On The Collaborative Fun!"

< acronym title="Come Join In On The Collaborative Fun!">< a href="amarantheans. deviantart.com/journal/Awareness-of-the-Arts-Into-The-Stars- 591369580">Awareness of The Arts Contest< /a>< /acronym>

Awareness of The Arts Contest


And for the no line:

< a title="Come Join In On The Collaborative Fun!" href="amarantheans .deviantart.com/journal/Awareness-of-the-Arts-Into-The-Stars- 591369580">Awareness of the Arts Contest< /a>

Awareness of the Arts Contest


(This last part is really not wanting to work in the journal format it keeps rewriting itself, so I had to add spaces throughout the example text, if you would like to copy and paste it from the original article see help.deviantart.com/81/)





I hope this helps!
:heart:
Anita/Amarantheans
:iconamarantheans:


Here is the original faq found here: help.deviantart.com/81/
I used this as the start to my own examples.

How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

There are a few formats you can use, either a link of the users name, displaying the members avatar, or by linking with a personal description. 


Avatar linking



:iconusername: will display the member's or group's avatar as a link to their page. Remember, however, that the limit for posting blocks of avatars is sixty four per post, and this will not work in signatures.


Username linking



:devusername: -or- @username will give you the member's or group's name as a link.


Text linking



There are HTML tags which can be used to add a link to something everywhere on deviantART. The standard link will show the first part of the URL truncated by an ellipsis (http://deviantart.com/devia…). This is achieved by simply pasting a URL to the page, For example, view one of your images, copy the address down and then just paste it wherever. The second method is to use HREF tags (which will NOT work in the shout box) to give your link a name, for example, copy the address to the image down, and then use this format: Name of Image


Image linking



To link images in your journal please follow the code here, and replace the URL Address and Image URL Address with the proper information: <img src="Image URL address" alt="Name of Image" />


Deviation linking



To link to images found on deviantART in your journal please visit the deviation page and in the sidebar to the right under the "share" or "details" header please copy the code that starts with ":thumb:". Once you have copied that :thumb: code you can paste it in to your journal and it will automatically generate a thumbnail image for that deviation when the journal is displayed on site.


Media embedding



To embed a media widget please use the following code: <da:embed profile="video type" id="ID of the video" />
For example:
  • dA Film: <da:embed profile="film" id="308380200" />
  • YouTube: <da:embed profile="youtube" id="xKBsTUjd910" />
  • Vimeo: <da:embed profile="vimeo" id="14803194" />
  • Soundcloud: <da:embed profile="soundcloud" id="79222021"> (Note: That ID is the number after /tracks/ in Soundcloud's own embed code)



Pop up descriptions (tooltips)



You can also add popup descriptions with a dotted underline to your links by using the  tag, and close using the </acronym> tag, the format for this is the following. link description

So the following command;

deviantART FAQ would result in the link, deviantART FAQ

If however you wish to use this code without a dotted underline then you need to use the following code below.

deviantART FAQ which would create the link, deviantART FAQ
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:iconutcomicfan:
UTCOMICFAN Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist
Sorry if you already explained this but I want to get this image: www.behance.net/gallery/365698… onto my page for my a e s t h e t i c can you reply with the code
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This will work with images that are on DA and on other sites as well.
To link images in your journal please follow the code here, and replace the URL Address and Image URL Address with the proper information: <img src="Image URL address" alt="Name of Image">
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:iconutcomicfan:
UTCOMICFAN Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Thx it worked OwO
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:iconwtdinner:
WTDinner Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Amarantheans
I want to be able to post a link to a deviation without having the thumbnail for it show up. Is this possible?
For example, I just want a name with the underline underneath it and clicking on it will open the page to the deviation.
Thanks in advance. 
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
<a href="Image URL address">Name of Image</a>
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:icon3y3toy:
3Y3TOY Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2018
Hello dear Amarantheans
I have a little question... I'm trying to copy/paste a link into a a href tag in stash writer, but since it's a deviantart link to a journal, stash writer convert it to the thumb and it ruins everything. Even when I click on "link" on the thumb, it's still not working... Is there a way to prevent stash writer from converting DA links?
I've found that I can make my coding in text file on my computer and then copy/paste the whole a href code in stash writer (stash writer doesn't convert it) but it's boring to have to alt+tab for each links...

edit: I've also found that adding any symbol before the link in the adress bar of the browser and then copy/pasting in stash writer prevent conversion... But it's boring to do too :/
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are being journal specific you can write a title for what you are linking and use the link at the top of the sta.sh to add the link... 
Screen Shot 2018-10-31 at 5.41.52 AM by Amarantheans  
That way you don't have to deal with thumbs malfunctioning... I think this is what you were asking... I am not sure... it is 5:45 am here and I need to go back to sleeps....
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:icon3y3toy:
3Y3TOY Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2018
Awww sorry for disturbing you at this hour :s
I will try this method... thank you ^^
good night!

EDIT: It doesn't work, stash writer still convert it to thumb :/

I think i'll have to write all code in text file... -_-"
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think stash is just being cranky with you. I have never had it convert the link to a thumb using this method
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:icon3y3toy:
3Y3TOY Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Stash writer doesn't like me :(
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Regrettably Sta.sh writer hates most of us.
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:icon3y3toy:
3Y3TOY Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2018
Job done! if you want to have a look... "www.deviantart.com/3y3toy/jour…"
Links added on each button (thanks to homemade css class)... I got to make html code in a .txt file and copy/paste it after into the bad boy stash writer -_-"

Thanks you for your journal, it is helpfull :D
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad you  found it helpful! It is funny how just adding examples makes it make more since :D
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:iconwildlineproductions:
WildlineProductions Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018   Digital Artist
I see deviants link a rules page (journal entry?)
How can I do this?
Thanks in advance.
T
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
<a href="your journal web address here"><div class="enabled_subscription" align="center">Whatever you wish to appear here

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copy and paste the above code and end it with </div> Filling in the requested info as you go.
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:iconwildlineproductions:
WildlineProductions Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Many thanks
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.
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:icon3y3toy:
3Y3TOY Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2018
Hello and thanks for this journal! I have a little question, i know how to link a deviant with @ like Amarantheans but how do you do it with group name? (it would appear like a link with the small house...)
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
CollaborativeMinds the same exact way :D You can link their icon with :icon collaborativeminds: no spaces to get this :iconcollaborativeminds: same as with a deviant icon :iconamarantheans:
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:icon3y3toy:
3Y3TOY Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
CollaborativeMinds :o it works with @! I'm dumb, I tried it but I mispelled the group name while typing...
Thank you :D
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are not dumb... they never make any of this clear :huggle:
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:iconvenommocity:
Venommocity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi and thank you so much for making this! I had a question about text here this link. I've been using it for a while now and I was just recently given core. Now with core membership, whenever I paste the URL address it shows a thumbnail of the picture (which doesn't happen without core) and when I update the deviation the link doesn't take me anywhere. It just scrolls back up to the top of my page, which is a little frustrating :( 

I also tried the link/code that you had in your artist comment that's titled "Image linking," but that one didn't work for me. I was just wondering if this code no longer works for core members?

Before it worked perfectly fine and I'd be able to link the deviation while giving the link its own name so the URL itself doesn't show up. I hope this wasn't confusing and thank you again for making this :) 
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you please link me to a deviation or explain to me which of your boxes on your page is giving you the problem so I can look at it to figure out what is going on.
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:iconvenommocity:
Venommocity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for responding! I really appreciate it <3 I actually figured out another way to do it, and thankfully it worked. Thank you for the help Heart 
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad the article could help and I am glad you figured it out.
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:iconvenommocity:
Venommocity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much again <3
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :huggle:
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:iconvenommocity:
Venommocity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug 
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:iconprincesscelestia362:
PrincessCelestia362 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey Anita what's up bestfriend how are you feeling today my good dear BFF friend please tell me okay Anita okay my dear. Hey Anita can I've really asked you an one question um can you please follow of one of the 3 most beautiful girls named :iconmellorineeee: and Mellorineeee okay Anita.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I generally only follow people I chose to. I hope all of your questions were answered
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:iconprincesscelestia362:
PrincessCelestia362 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
But Anita excuse me can I've really asked you another question um what if I've go to this website called the www.deviantartsupport.com/en/a… might worked of one of my DeviantArt Account Channel named Mellorineeee and :iconmellorineeee: would see my Happy Late Birthday Gift for the :iconmellorineeee: Mellorineeee for the girls do you think that they will see of one of my Happy Late Birthday Gift drawings for the :iconmellorineeee: Mellorineeee please tell me okay Anita okay.:( (Sad) 
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The link that I shared with you instructs you on how to submit your works to deviant art. If you submit this work that you are speaking of, all you need to do is tag your friend in the artist comment section and they would see that it is for them. (To tag them do the same that you are doing in these). If you wish that only they see the art you should just submit it to your sta.sh (I sent you a link on how to do that already) You can add a link in the comments there but it will not defiantly notify them. This person could also have their notifications turned off. The best way for them to defiantly get your dedication is for you to send them a note on their profile with a link to the artwork.
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:iconprincesscelestia362:
PrincessCelestia362 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
But Anita excuse me can I've really asked you another question um what if I've go to this website called the www.deviantartsupport.com/en/a… might worked of one of my DeviantArt Account Channel named Mellorineeee and :iconmellorineeee: world see my Happy Late Birthday Gift for the :iconmellorineeee: Mellorineeee for the girls do you think that they will see of one of my Happy Late Birthday Gift drawings for the :iconmellorineeee: Mellorineeee please tell me okay Anita okay.:( (Sad) 
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:iconprincesscelestia362:
PrincessCelestia362 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
But Anita um excuse me can I've really asked you another question for you Anita um what if I've post an drawing for one of my DeviantArt Account Channel for my friend's names are called :iconmellorineeee: and Mellorineeee to see one of my drawings for them but it didn't worked at all Anita what if my friends name :iconmellorineeee: and Mellorineeee won't see my drawing that I've really did for them please help me okay Anita okay.:( (Sad) 
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
www.deviantartsupport.com/en/a…
Maybe this is what you are looking for?
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:iconprincesscelestia362:
PrincessCelestia362 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey Anita what's up bestfriend how are you feeling today my good dear BFF friend please tell me okay Anita okay my dear. Hey Anita can I've asked you an one question um here's the example is that I've really used for my friend's DA Account Channel Icon when I've was trying to post my drawing for my friend for :iconmellorineeee: and Mellorineeee but it didn't show up at my DA Account Channel Drawings that I've really upload it what did I've do wrong please help me okay Anita okay my dear.:( (Sad) 
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
To upload an item into your sta.sh check out this:   Simple Sta.sh Tutorial 

Then from there to submit it to da just click on the submit to da button.

If you are trying to add an icon to your account go to your upper right side of your page and roll the pointer over your name scroll down to settings and click it.  The top box will allow you to change your icon. All you have to do is select change your avatar go to upload image... the image must be 50 x 50 pixels. Then click save.
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:iconprincesscelestia362:
PrincessCelestia362 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey Anita what's up bestfriend how are you feeling today my good dear BFF friend please tell me okay Anita okay my dear. Hey Anita can I've asked you an one question um I've was trying to upload my picture at my DA Account Channel but of my friend's at my DA Account Channel Icons didn't show up at one of my drawings but what did I've do wrong please help me okay Anita okay my dear.:| (Blank Stare) 
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:iconprincesscelestia362:
PrincessCelestia362 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That's so totally superb duper pretty good-looking and totally pretty sexy vampire-looking too as well.:D (Big Grin)
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you enjoyed it...
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:iconlittlejena:
LittleJena Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you help me to get a link to watch me and note me?
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How To Edit Your Installed Skin by Amarantheans  Here is another tutorial that goes through that with the journal skins
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:iconlittlejena:
LittleJena Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconaverageman247:
AverageMan247 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
How do you link your own or other's art in the description of your deviation?
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
To link to images found on deviantART in your journal please visit the deviation page and in the sidebar to the right under the "share" or "details" header please copy the code that starts with ":thumb:". Once you have copied that :thumb: code you can paste it in to your journal and it will automatically generate a thumbnail image for that deviation when the journal is displayed on site.

OR

link the picture:
<a href="amarantheans.deviantart.com/art/Da-519333483"><img src="https://orig13.deviantart.net/e8f1/f/2015/069/a/1/da_by_amarantheans-d8l74a3.gif"></a>


These can only be used by premium members, if you are not premium just copy and past the url for the deviation you wish to link.
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:iconaverageman247:
AverageMan247 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Thank you.
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:iconriver-birch:
River-Birch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but what if I just wanted to make a hyperlink to a video, not embed it?
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:iconamarantheans:
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
<a href="https: //www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing? your website here"><u>What you wish to call it here</u>< /a></a>

Just remove the spaces after https: and ?
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:iconriver-birch:
River-Birch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nevermind =~= copypasting from the dev-art never bloody helps, i just gotta retype it all.
*BLECH*
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