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Useful Stuff

A Brief Guide On How To Deal With Art ThievesHello everyone, it's been a while since I wrote a proper guide and such, and this one has been on my mind for a while, so, without further ado, let's get stuck into this!
As you all probably know, DeviantArt is an art site and a community. It isn't an image-hosting website as such, which means it's not like tinypic, photobucket or imgur in the sense that you can share just any random pic you find and get likes for it. According to DA rules, whatever you upload must be made 100% yourself, using your own efforts, and if you do use parts of an artwork that are not belong to you, you must credit the source that you've used, be it a stock image for a photomanipulation, or a base for a character design. After all, that's just common courtesy on your behalf.
But if we run into a person who may be trying to test the rules of DA, and they upload, well say for the sake of it, an already existing copyrighted picture of Naruto, for example. What do we do? Well what I do, usually is asses the situa
HTML, Coding, Thumbnails and More!Hello there, friends, watchers and passers-by! I don't know about you, but when I type, or when I'm doing up my profile, I really like to try and make it look pretty! And for a long time I had no clue how to do that! It can be very difficult to master, especially when you're new to DA. So here is how to do all these things immediately without all the fuss!
If you would like to make your type bold, then all you have to do is use the code < b > without the spaces and close it off with < /b >. If you only want some words to be bold but not others, just add the code < / b > at the beginning of the word (without the spaces) and < /b > at the end of the word. Please note that you must always start any code off with <> and always end it with </>
For example: < b > YOUR TEXT HERE < / b > without spaces in the code. Why don't you give it a try?
It should look like this: YOUR TEXT HERE
Next up is underline! It is pretty much the

How To Be An Amazing DeviantHello you amazing guys, wonderful girls and awesome non-binary people! I have decided to make a series of helpful articles to help you all! Now I am gonna show you how to be an amazing deviant!  If you have any suggestions of ideas for other issues of the series, please leave your suggestion in the comments section below, or alternatively, you may send me a note! Now, let us commence with a brand new article!
Hints and tips on how to be an amazing deviant!
What's up, guys? EvieDoodles here! In this (updated) guide, I'm gonna teach you how to be the best deviant you can possibly be and how to reach your full potential. These hints and tips were tried and tested, they work, because I've done it!
A little reminder: These tips may also boost your pageview, watch, llama and fav count, but please don't let it get to your head! Be humble about it and only do it because you sincerely want to help others out, not just for the fame and popularity.
So, without further ado, let's start!
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How (NOT) To Be Popular On DAWARNING: Please don't read if you're easily sensitive/triggered or if you take offense to this sort of thing.
DISCLAIMER: The following parody/satire is NOT advised OR to be taken seriously. It could even land you with a permanently suspended/banned account.  Just to let you know, I am not actually this mean on DA or IRL. I may joke about and make satire about it, but I'd never even dream of doing it personally. And I repeat, this guide is not to be taken seriously, only to joke about and to laugh at. I am actually a really nice person and I don't judge anyone. I do not condone any of this. All joking aside, yes, I have seen all of this happen on DA. Some even within the same day. But I believe people can change and learn from their mistakes. I know I have. Give someone a chance to change and if they don't take it, block them and report them immediately. If you see drama, it's best to just stay out of it, and if you're involved in it, simply block the user who's harassing you, and

You Could Be Underselling Yourself...Today I'm going to be going on a wild tangent about artists, their commissions and how much they charge for them, in order to settle any misunderstandings once and for all. Feel free to add this this to your favs. :+fav:
You want to sell some commissions. But you're afraid that people will get annoyed because they cannot afford it, that the prices you're charging are too high. Well guess what... ? :O
Tough shi... *ahem* shihtzu! :P
You are the artist of the commissions you're selling, right? :?
Right. Then they have absolutely no right to tell you how much you should charge for your commissions. Us artists still have to make a living, too... And we should never, ever undersell ourselves, because let's face it, most of us are guilty of doing it at some point or another. Especially when starting out as an artist. It's not fair. We must make a living for ourselves somehow, and in this day and age it's really hard to get money for just selling commissions and prints and stuff, unless you'r
Tired Of Endless Scrolling? No Problem!Hey guys, Evie here! I have heard a few people complaining about how when they browse art on DA, they tend to get tired of endless scrolling, (when you scroll down through deviations on the front page, you can't reach the bottom of the page, and you just scroll through miles and miles of deviations) so I'm gonna show you how to disable it! 
Step 1: Hover your mouse over your username that is located on the right-hand side of your profile, (next to your number of notifications you have) and click "Settings". 


Step 2: Once you click on that, you should see "Identity settings". On the left-hand side of the page, you'll see a menu that looks like this: 

When you see that, you're gonna want to click on "Browsing". 

Step 3: When you're in the browsing section of your DA settings, you should see this: 

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Adoptables Week


Introduction



Hello everyone, I'm finakiyomo and I am a guest writer for the projecteducate Adoptables Week.

In today's guide, I will give you some general hints and tips on purchasing your first adoptable design based on my own personal experiences. I really hope that this guide will make it easier for those of you who are new to the world of adoptables, and even maybe refresh your memory if you happen to be an experienced adopt consumer!



Choosing a Design



Okay, so let's say you are a newbie when it comes to adoptables (also called "adopts" for short), but on DeviantArt, there are so many designs being uploaded on a daily basis. How do you know which one to choose?
Well, the answer to that is simple, really. The character you buy is usually based on your preferences, as in, what kind of color palettes you like, what kind of creatures you love, and you might even decide that they're going to match your personality. They could be your mascot, or perhaps maybe be your persona or Original Character (OC).



Your Own Preferences



So take me for example. I like humanoid-type characters (characters that somewhat resemble the human figure, but have the characteristics of another creature, a demon girl, for instance. She would look mostly like a human, but perhaps she would have some non-human features, such as devil horns and a tail, some wings, maybe even have a reddish tint to the skin, have little fangs, and an abnormal eye color, etc...)
I also love cute things. And I love the color red. So if I wanted to buy an adoptable, it would match the things I like.
So I would choose a cute devil girl design, with a red color palette.



Setting a Budget



You must also take your budget and payment options into consideration. For instance, let's say that you have around 800 points, but you'd like to save at least 150 points in order to have some left over. So you decide to save 250 points which leaves you with 550 points to spend on your new adoptable design.

The same applies to your budget using real currency. (Some people prefer payment by PayPal over points, so it would involve real money transfers). You should round your points allowance to USD. 80 DA points = $1. So you have a budget of $6.88 or round that up to about $7.



Browsing DA for Designs



Now you need to browse DA to see what designs have been uploaded. You'll need to use the adoptables category, which you can access by clicking on the big DeviantArt logo on the top left-hand corner, clicking on DeviantArt Related > Devious Fun > Adoptables and going to the "Newest" section. There you will find all the recently uploaded designs. If you can't find any you like there, try browsing by Popular 8 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, 1 week, up to 1 month. If all else fails, you can search the abundance of adopt groups by hovering over the "MORE" button, located just to the left of the green "SUBMIT" button, and you'll see a drop down menu, and from there, you go to the first option which should be "Groups". There are so many adopt groups that you can't possibly go wrong, you're bound to find the right one for you.

(If you're buying an adopt, but you do not have any preferences of what you like, then just browse and see what catches your eye.)



Don't Give Up!



You want to look for the words "Open" in the title, so you know it's still up for grabs. If you see one that catches your eye, click on it and read the description. If it's over your price range, which will happen a lot, don't give up. Keep looking. If it's an auction, and the AB is 500 points or lower, then go bid on it. You may be outbid, but if you are, don't panic. If you find that every design is above your price range, or is already sold, then, of course there is always another way. You could commission someone to make a custom for you, but do make sure you tell them what it is you're specifically looking for, (Like the example above, I'm looking for a cute demon girl design, she has horns, wings, a tail, and a pair of fangs, etc...) You should also tell them your ideal color palette you're looking for as well. Make sure the person you're commissioning has prices that suit your budget too.

If that fails, then you can always try designing the character yourself. After that, why not go to the DAMuro Forum, and ask people to draw the character for you? This usually costs nothing at all, not even a penny, although you more than likely will get people who will try and ask you to pay them to do it for you.



Wrapping Up



And that's all there is to it, really. And here I conclude on this guide for buying your first adoptable, if you have any other questions, please do let me know and I'll do my very best to answer them for you! I hope you found this guide to be at least some bit useful, and I wish you all the best of luck choosing your new designs in the future. This could be the start of something beautiful... Fanart of your brand new character!



Thanks for reading, I hope to share more guides with you again sometime!

Oh and before I go, I am going to just to leave a few thumbnails to guides made by the community, that have more info, should you like to learn more about adoptables!


A guide to adoptables  Last updated: August 25, 2018
  Changes made: Fixed some grammar errors and typos, changed/removed some phrases, changed some of the adopt batch samples, added two new topics - marked with New * 
  VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: You may not be very happy with some things written here. This isn't the most encouraging guide you'll see. I gotta speak the true, bud. Sorry.
  Note: I'm still building this! Feel free to request anything.
  I decided to do it after helping a friend getting started in their adopts account. This will follow the same system as my guide to commissions, meaning it will be updated whenever I get more to add.
  Please note that I'm focusing more in character design here! There are other types of adopts that don't include drawings (such as a personality description) but I have
Tuesday Tips: Guide to Adoptables!Hey, Lawli-Art here! Today, we'll be skimming over the basics of adoptables-How to price them, what they are, etc. If you have any questions, please direct them to Rising-Artists's Advice Column through a group note!
Though this journal is mostly based off of my own knowledge, I also used Karijn-s-Basement's adoptable journals as a guide to a good part of this TT, so make sure to check them out here! Other sources and features will be listed throughout or at the end of the journal. 
 PLEASE NOTE that if you don't really want to go digging through a few dozen blocks of text searching for what you want, just read the blue headings instead to see what topic it is.
What are adoptables?
Adoptables are basically characters that you can trade or purchase to personally use! (You may also co-own adopts, though.) But there are also things like "outfit adopts" or "head adopts", which are less se
How to Make Adopts (guide, tips, and more)I would really like some suggestions on this or anything you would like to add about adopts!! Thnak  you
Disclaimer: Im not an expert at this stuff Ive just payed attention to what sells and what doesnt and how people interact in the adopt community.
HOW TO BEGIN (what you need to know)

So you wanna start making adopts huh? Well before you start its important to know some very important things//
Adopts will not always sell right away
Not all the time will your adopts sell for a good price / sell at all. This is not because you are a horrible artist or because your design skills are not good. A lot of the times its because the people who watch you might not be looking for adopts because that's not what they were watching for in the first place. Do not get discouraged! You may need to start small before you start making it big! Like selling your adopts for cheap or even free (depending on your situation) and be sure to advertise the
Adoptable Guide - who, what, why - BIG OL' FAQSo if you're reading this, you are curious about that title, or adoptables, or both, or yeah. YEAH. :squee:
Anyway, this is more of a few things I have noticed after watching adoptables sell for a few years. I don't sell them often, so I cant tell you how to design them, but I will give you tips on what I see selling.
What are Adoptables?
Generally, adoptables are designs that people make for others to use in whatever they please.
Are they free?
Sometimes. Mostly no, but sometimes yes! Some people give them away, some are cheap (like 10 cents cheap) and some are really expensive in the hundreds.
WOW. Who would BUY that?!
Anyone with money, I suppose! It's their art, let them price what they want. What's it to you if they don't make a sale?
Besides, if someone LIKES their art, and WANTS to pay that, then why bother questioning? 
If it makes both of the artist and customer happy, let them do it. 
Adoptables are dumb.
:snowflake:Okay, but don't tell that to th


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Ongoing Projects and Features

The Expression of Emotion Through Art #1: LoveHey guys, Evie here. I'm back with a little project, that focuses on art challenges and prompts, along with some prizes to be won! Here is a brief introduction about this project.
I started with this project back a few years ago, in about 2015 or 2016, I'm not sure which, but it didn't really catch on. Fast forward to today, and I'm going to try and give this project another chance, because I think it deserves some more recognition. 
This project is fairly self-explanatory. It's basically a project where I give a challenge or prompt that focuses on expressing our emotions through our artwork, no matter what medium we use or what our tools of the trade are, or what we specialise in, be it literature, photography, digital, traditional, artisan crafts, movies and film making, animation, and so on, based on a certain emotion, in this case, the emotion is "Love". 
My aim for this project is to make people more aware of their feelings and how they convey them with their art. While
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DeviantArt Did You Know #1Did you know that on DeviantArt, if you were to deactivate your account, you used to have 30 days to reactivate it, but now they have changed it so that you have only a mere 21 days to reactivate it? 
Don't believe me? Check the FAQ for more info! 
A Guide to Buying Your First Adoptable DesignAdoptables Week
Introduction
Hello everyone, I'm finakiyomo and I am a guest writer for the projecteducate Adoptables Week.
In today's guide, I will give you some general hints and tips on purchasing your first adoptable design based on my own personal experiences. I really hope that this guide will make it easier for those of you who are new to the world of adoptables, and even maybe refresh your memory if you happen to be an experienced adopt consumer!
Choosing a Design
Okay, so let's say you are a newbie when it comes to adoptables (also called "adopts" for short), but on DeviantArt, there are so many designs being uploaded on a daily basis. How do you know which one to choose?
Well, the answer to that is simple, really. The character you buy is usually based on your preferences, as in, what kind of color palettes you like, what kind of creatures you love, and you might even decide that they're going to match your personality. They could be your m

A Word Of Thanks

I would like to thank you all so very much for all of your support, whether it was a fav, watch, llama or gift, it means the world to me! I apologize if I can't respond to you all individually, it's not always possible. But I still read every comment, reply and note I get! So thank you from the bottom of my heart!
One more thing... I do not mind at all if you thank me for stuff on my profile, I don't find it irritating or annoying at all! You're welcome in advance!

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Noon-Kelso Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, chocolate and royal more like trash and garbage XD

:icon4chocolatemew: and :iconroyal-snowflake: just for clarity 
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Royal-Snowflake Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
I love you sweetie!! Don't let any losers bring you down~
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4chocolatemew Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Noon-Kelso nope it doesn't alert me! Also, my Pokesona is a cat, Arschlecker
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Noon-Kelso Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
haha chocolate I can still get you like this if you keep defending yoru trash friend XD

you fat chipmunk
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4chocolatemew Featured By Owner Edited 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, Noon-Kelso! She's not interested in your micro-penis, so leave her alone!
(Sorry about that, bab, but I still have him blocked and don't want to unblock him! You should just block him and leave him blocked!)
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