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Photography Portrait Retouching
I will retouch a portrait. Retouching will include editing colors and tones of the photo, adjusting lighting, adjusting and accentuating facial and body features, adjusting focus of the photo, fixing hair and makeup, removing distracting elements of the photo, etc.

Please include your photograph in the Commission request. If you have specific requests, please let me know, otherwise I will use my discretion.

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Journal
Eclipse

First, mandatory listening:

So, as most of you probably knew before I did, DeviantArt Eclipse, the new version of DA's site layout is out for beta testers now, and frankly, I'm thrilled. The site's needed a visual update for a long time, and an early form of this was on the docket even back when I still worked here. Having said that, I think they fixed a lot of the things the original mocks needed work on, and did a lot that went well beyond any expectation that I'd previously had for a site revamp.

Not least of which being this new journal editor, hello? These editing tools are fantastic. This is basically everything we'd originally wanted Stash Writer to be as users, but cleaner and more efficient. Granted, I'm still trying them out for the first time as I'm typing this so bear with me, but keyboard shortcuts all work exactly the way I'd expect them to, and highlighting text prompts the exact menu I'd expect to see in Google Docs (and I don't have to click an Add Media button to use it!), so thus far, I'm stoked.

I'm getting a little off topic, though.

First impression: I hate dark backgrounds. I've always hated dark backgrounds, and my biggest fear when the rebrand originally happened was that the whole site would go dark. Bring on the light background. It's easy on the eyes, the navigation is simple and easy to figure out without being terribly far from what the average user would be used to, and most importantly (to me), I don't have to strain my eyes trying to read anything here.

Side note, it took several tries to get that image where I wanted it. So, maybe not as instantly intuitive as I would've liked. I wish I could drag the image around once I have it in the document also, but I digress. These are small issues in the grand scheme of things and are easy enough for me to adjust to.

The new deviation page is stellar for images. I love not having the page adjust (sometimes twice) whenever I want to see an artwork at its original size. It's clean, it's fairly consistent as far as I can tell, puts very solid priority on the artwork, and makes for an overall great viewing experience. On the literature side of things, I think the deviation page could use a little work, most notably that the title takes up a good chunk of page space, but actually reading the text itself is super easy and, although I haven't tried it out yet, I suspect formatting literature's going to be easier than it's ever been here on DA.

They're working on literature thumbnails and having preview text, so no need to comment on that as of yet. Also, DDs are in the subnav bar on the home page now, and although they were always in the left column of the home page before, having the menu option appear right under the main nav should hopefully help with visibility.

It's so easy adding art into Journals now. Two clicks. Love that. I'm really digging how easy it is to share things in Journals now, it's very fluid and simple and low-hassle. I do wish I could select which image showed up in the header with a click, rather than it automatically being the image that first shows up in the journal, but I suppose that's a minor gripe in the grand scheme of things.

So, that leaves one major concern, which is something that goes beyond a visual update of any site and is a problem every site faces, but especially one with the background DA has: where do we go for community engagement? As someone who has admittedly fallen out of the community just by proxy of not having the time to be around, I don't know that I'd know how to navigate the site in a way that would help me find like-minded people, outside of searching for a topic and hoping for the best among the art results. I'm really only mentioning this because I feel like it's something other people will bring up, but I'm gonna be real here: I feel that way about the state of the current public-facing version of DA, too. It's an issue that's gotta be tackled on its own and can't be fixed with a visual overhaul.

But at least once we get to that part of the conversation, we'll be able to have it on a sleek and user-friendly version of the site.

I'm excited for this. Can't wait to see it roll out to everyone.

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Journal
Holiday Card Project 2018!

The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back to spread some holiday cheer once again!
Now on its 11th year, the Holiday Card Project aims to bring that cheer to patients in hospitals both in the United States and around the world during the holiday season, connecting artists everywhere and applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating meaningful, uplifting greeting cards.
Since it first started in 2004, the project has received nearly 28,000 cards sent in by thousands of deviants from over 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then distributed by DeviantArt members and staff to different hospitals in the Greater Los Angeles ar
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Activity


Do you prefer DeviantArt Eclipse in dark or light?
63%
303 deviants said

I don't have access to DeviantArt Eclipse yet.

29%
141 deviants said

🌚 Dark

7%
35 deviants said

🌝 Light

Eclipse-header

As you may know, DeviantArt has been long working on a big update of our site and overall user experience. It’s been over a year of brainstorms, planning, research, interviews, testing, and more, and now we’re gearing up for a full Eclipse!

The time has finally come: we’re excited to announce DeviantArt Eclipse to beta testers. Take a look at the new design and some of the new features on our promo site.

How To Try DeviantArt Eclipse

  • Now it’s time for you all to experience it! All beta testers have been enabled with DeviantArt Eclipse. To make the switch simply click on the More menu on the top navigation and select “Try DeviantArt Eclipse.
  • You can switch back to the old site by clicking on the avatar icon and selecting “Back to Old Version.”

Try

Explore What’s New

We can’t wait for you to explore some of our awesome new features! We recommend starting off by selecting Header Art in order to personalize your Profile and make a “wow!” first impression.

After you’ve done that, elevate your art by choosing a deviation background (Core Members have more background options to select from as well). Expand your watch list and community outreach by browsing status updates and polls. Experiment with the new Love Meter to indicate how much a certain work of art matches your personal taste. Go on and explore, Beta Testers!

Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests, and Feedback

DeviantArt Eclipse is still in development. You will likely encounter bugs and unfinished features. We need your help to test out our new features! If you do find any issues, please let us know.

  • Submit a bug or feature request (submit to this form as many times as you’d like!)
    • Please try to include as much information as possible, such as browser info, OS info, screenshots, links, reproduction steps, what you expected to see versus what you actually experienced, and anything else you think will help describe your issue.
    • Please do not contact DeviantArt Support about Eclipse-related bugs or issues — we’d like to collect all bugs and feedback though this form.
  • Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Known Issues & In-Development Features

Here are some of the major known issues we are aware of and actively working on:

  • We are still working on the favouriting and collecting experience. Please share your feedback!
  • It’s not yet possible to include Literature and Journal thumbs in comments or galleries within Journals.
  • Icon codes are in development.
  • Sharing a thumbnail in a Journal or comment using a link (or :thumb: code) is not yet possible.
  • Thumbnails of pixel art, stamps, and small images have some display issues.
  • Literature thumbs do not include preview text.
  • Various feedback notifications (such as certain types of replies and deviation mentions) are not yet completed and may display as an error.
  • Feedback will sometimes get out of order after scrolling through many notifications.
  • Minor formatting issues in new Journal text editor.
  • Bio and personal information are not yet editable on Eclipse.
  • Gallery Subfolders and Gallery Stats will be temporarily unavailable as we rebuild them in the future.
  • The mobile web version is not yet available.
  • Comment permalinks don't include links to the original content or parent comment.
  • Submitting Journals to Groups is not yet possible.
  • While creating or editing Commissions, the Points-currency conversion is not being calculated properly. (This is just a visual bug; the price of Points is not changing.)

Questions on certain Eclipse features? Feel free to check out our Knowledge Base for more information.


The DeviantArt Holiday Card Project is back to spread some holiday cheer once again! :D




The Indos of Jurassic World  Indoraptor and I Rex by Israel-C

What are people searching for on DeviantArt this week?


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TOP RISING KEYWORDS


1. indoraptor +143.04%


Indoraptor by x-Celebril-x

2. darkest dungeon +65.91%

Darkest Dungeon: Hellion by domeano

3. lopoddity (Lopoddity) +58.45%

Lopoddity by Lopoddity

4. jurassic world +50.39%

Jurassic World: Blue Sketch by LindseyWArt

5. kale +55.66%

Kale by BlueDemon4


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TOP FALLING KEYWORDS



1. ridley -53.77%

Ridley by GeoKorf

2. super smash bros ultimate    -51.81%

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate OFFICIAL Panoramic Art by Leafpenguins

3. blackpink -47.58%

BlackPink agaaaaaaaaainnnn by owlivi

4. daisy -44.04%

Daisy by Foxilumi

5. super smash bros -39.98%

Super Smash Bros Brawl by Battagua

(June 21–27, compared to previous week, based on queries with 500+ searches.)


Skin by Dan Leveille

New Profile URLs

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:36 AM by danlev:icondanlev:
DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to smaller updates and bug fixes. Today, we're making a change to the format of profile URLs that will have a positive impact moving forward. In order to better serve you, we’re changing profile URLs from username.deviantart.com to deviantart.com/username


Don't worry, your old URLs will still work, and you can continue to use them. Your old links/URLs will always redirect to your new ones.

We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other — as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.

Why Changing URLs Is for the Better

  • The new URLs will likely increase your traffic: Based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts we’ve consulted with and also other sites that have made the switch, moving away from subdomains is likely to increase overall site traffic from search engines—this means more traffic to your Profiles and deviations.

  • Subdomains cause many technical challenges, inhibiting site improvement and performance. Browsers treat subdomains like different, individual sites for security reasons and, because of this, more and more website functionality is being limited to working with a single domain. Working around these restrictions makes building new features and maintaining old ones complicated, increasing the time it takes our engineers to complete projects. It also creates “buggy” circumstances while navigating the site. For example, you might have noticed that it sometimes shows the wrong artist’s name in the URL when using the “next” and “previous” buttons while browsing artwork in someone’s galleries — this is a technical limitation that is imposed by browsers for security reasons and was not possible to work around until now.

More Updates To Come!

This is a small update ahead of some major improvements we'll be making to profile and other areas of the site. You'll be hearing more in the coming months!

  1. What improvements to DeviantArt profiles would you like to see?
  2. Which part of your profile are you most proud of?



Beta Test: New Profile URLs

Tue May 29, 2018, 10:52 AM by danlev:icondanlev:
DeviantArt is constantly evaluating better ways to serve our community, from new features to the subject of this update: subdomains!


In order to better serve you, we’re changing the subdomains from username.deviantart.com to deviantart.com/username. But don’t worry, username.deviantart.com will not break—your old links/URLs will redirect to your new URLs.

We know a lot of deviants are attached to their URLs, so the decision to make this change was not done lightly. Part of the decision-making process involved surveying active deviants, and we discovered the overall sentiment was fairly neutral. Most people did not strongly prefer one or the other -- as long as old URLs redirected. But, most importantly, we believe this change will be beneficial for you.

Why Changing URLs Is for the Better

  • The new URLs will likely increase your traffic: Based on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts we’ve consulted with and also other sites that have made the switch, moving away from subdomains is likely to increase overall site traffic from search engines—this means more traffic to your Profiles and deviations.

  • Subdomains cause many technical challenges, inhibiting site improvement and performance. Browsers treat subdomains like different, individual sites for security reasons and, because of this, more and more website functionality is being limited to working with a single domain. Working around these restrictions makes building new features and maintaining old ones complicated, increasing the time it takes our engineers to complete projects. It also creates “buggy” circumstances while navigating the site. For example, you might have noticed that it sometimes shows the wrong artist’s name in the URL when using the “next” and “previous” buttons while browsing artwork in someone’s galleries — this is a technical limitation that is imposed by browsers for security reasons and was not possible to work around until now.

The change is now live for Beta Testers. As previously mentioned, your previous URLs and links will redirect so you can continue to use your subdomains anywhere online, on business cards, etc!


Beta Testers, please help us test!

If you do find any broken links or experience any other issues, please let us know in the comments!

  1. Let us know if any links are broken and any other problems you may come across! Please provide as much information as possible about the actions you took, places you clicked, what you expected to see, and what you got.




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:iconmiranim:
Miranim Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are going to make better and easier ones i guess 
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:iconsoftscales:
softscales Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student
There is no mention of it. Journal CSS and Html coding are already gone. And a coder responded to my question if codes still work with this:
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:iconmiranim:
Miranim Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of shoot
but i think with the new design we won't be in need for custom box anymore 
hopefully they will make it easier for us to customize our pages 
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FelixAndBendyFanVGCP Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm excited for the eclipse event you and the rest of the deviantart staff are making! :D
I hope this site becomes alot more great than usual.
;)
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BigClaudia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Piranha Plant Default Dancelet's dance! 
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FlyingMatthew Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's going on with the download links? I've submitted a ticket roughly 48 hours ago (#697309733) and have not heard back from anyone. 

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:iconmike-the-dabbler:
Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
What type of art do you like?
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:iconfoxia230:
Foxia230 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi ! :wave: :D
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:iconpekersweet:
PekerSweet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018   General Artist
Hi, they keep showing an advert for a website called “UkrainianCharm” and it’s really bugging me now. I think it may be a glitch that you and some other admins need to fix because I’ve been seeing it a good 100 times or more. Please fix this glitch ASAP.
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finakiyomo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya Dan! How are you doing? :D
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:iconrobcwilliams:
robcwilliams Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Hi!
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:iconaphicrys:
Aphicrys Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
well hello there :eyes:
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:iconmatlplays:
MatLPlays Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
I left a ticket almost a week ago that has not been answered yet ^^;
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Heya! Sorry about the wait! Your ticket is in queue, just some of our queues are longer than others, but we're hoping to get to it soon. :) 
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