New Episode of the DeviantArt Podcast w/ Skirtzzz!
Skirtzzz (Alli White) opens up about tackling imposter syndrome and growing up as an artistic youth in a small town in the newest episode of the DeviantArt Podcast.
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Alli has been such a positive force in the art community that we knew we needed to chat with her on the podcast whenever she had a free afternoon. Her journey from a small town artist creating in the margins of her notebook, to living in Los Angeles and working with some of the companies she used to make fan art of is inspiring and filled with challenges. From battling the stigma around art not being a "real" job, to dealing with imposter syndrome, this podcast is one we are really excited to bring our community.
Alli White: @Skirtzzz
Matt Buchholtz: @ggMattB
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Welcome to the DeviantArt Podcast!
We’re very excited to bring to you the first two episodes of The DeviantArt Podcast! On our new podcast, DeviantArt staff will share everything from interviews with your favorite artists to deep dives with DeviantArt executives on the philosophy behind site changes.
The podcast will soon be available across all your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, but for now, the first two episodes can be found on YouTube, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and Libsyn. You can also subscribe to the RSS to make sure you never miss an update.
Without further ado, here are the first two episodes. After you listen, we want to hear from you! What was your favorite behind-the-scenes tidbit? Are there any topics or segments you’d like to hear about? Let us know in the comments below!
The DeviantArt Podcast | Episode 001: A Special Place
Chief Creative Officer Justin Maller sits down to talk about plans for the DA Podcast and its future, upcoming
Current Residence: Drop In The Bucket Favourite genre of music: metal rock / chill out lounge jazz Favourite style of art: integrated Operating System: windoze MP3 player of choice: what's that ? Shell of choice: duh - wazzat ?! Bivalve, I guess Wallpaper of choice: Konzen and Genjo Skin of choice: Konzen and Genjo Favourite cartoon character: Dexterrrrr - uh yeah, after all these years, still my fave Personal Quote: "I'm Too Lazy To Do It....." (Hey, still true !!)
I mentioned in my previous journal post that I disliked the haloes appearing in a particular type of approach to creating "fake" HDRIs. I found another method which does not entail gradient painting and the subsequent halo artifact, because it does not involve gradient painting !! For convenience, I summarise the steps here:
Instructions based on Gimp Workshop's original YouTube video here:
(The following is what I understand to be the method based on the video)
(Open your image as a layer.)
Make 2 copies of the source image.
Copy1 = rename as Overlay.
Copy2 = rename as Desaturated and change lay
High Dynamic Range Images (HDRIs) typically comprise more than one copy of an image at different exposure levels, produced by photographic hardware and/or have been computationally manipulated by software. There are methods to simulate or approximate the appearance of an HDRI from a single non-HDR image. One approach is to duplicate the image in a graphics editing software, and apply a mask with some specific settings, and then use the gradient brush to paint on the effect. I discovered that it is this painting-on of the effect that leaves faint haloes around objects in the image, such as buildings or mountains, typically anything that sti