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~We are a Photomanipulation Group~

~We also accept Stock, Airbrushing and 3-D Artwork~

Want to see your contest in our journal?

:bulletblack: Send us a note with a link to your contest journal.
Contest must be for photomanipulation, 3D, Painting and Airbrushing, or Stock related.

:bulletred: Any disrespect or rudeness toward the staff here will result in being banned from the group without notice.


How Our Gallery Works:

:bulletpurple: 4 deviations per folder/day to manip folders.
:bulletpurple: 10 deviations per folder/day to Tutorials.
:bulletpurple: Always submit your image to the correct corresponding folder. If your image is catagorized: Photomanipulation > Fantasy, it should go to our Fantasy folder etc.
:bulletpurple: All images catagorized as Digital Art > Painting and Airbrushing should be submitted to the appropriate group Paint and Airbrush folder.
:bulletpurple: No Featured submissions, staff will choose them.
Folder Submissions How To Guide

How Our Favorites Work:

:bulletpurple: Favorites are for Stock only.
:bulletpurple: 10 deviations per folder/day.
:bulletpurple: Blog Entry on Favorites

Rules & Regulations:

:bulletblue: Stock must be credited, preferrably with a clickable link to the stock provider or the stock image. (In the image description.)
:bulletblue: All off-site stock must be credited with direct links to the stock itself.
:bulletblue: Stock must be listed even if it is your own.
:bulletblue: 3D images should contain a program reference.
:bulletblue: Fan Art should include some sort of reference and may not be available as a print. Fan Art FAQ
:bulletblue: Images containing copyrighted content categorized as manipulation will be declined. Ex. Celebrities, movie characters, screenshots etc. DeviantART Copyright Policy

We will decline an image because of:

:bulletred: Lack of or improperly stated credits. You must state if the stocks used are your own.
:bulletred: Offensive content
:bulletred: Submission to the wrong folder
:bulletred: Deviation does not meet quality standard
:bulletred: Fan art contains an uncredited celebrity image.
:bulletred: Deiviation is a different colored duplicate of another image.
:bulletred: Nudity for the sake of nudity; Blantant or non-artistic nudity.
:bulletred: No vector images.
:bulletred: No traditional art. Sketches, Painting, Artisan Crafts, Photography, etc.
(Rules regarding quality standards, offensive content, and nudity will be enforced at the discretion of the staff.)

What do you look for in a join request?

:bulletyellow: Properly stated credits on every deviation.
:bulletyellow: Images that are of intermediate level or above.

Because this is a group for learning and growing we will try our very best to let you know true reasons why your image or join request was declined, you will never get an evasive answer.

Also, it is our plan to allow members to submit to our blog information about Photoshop and techniques that they find useful.

If you have any questions or suggestions on something for the group or a blog topic that you would like to see, please notify thy-darkest-hour or any of our contributors by whatever means you like.

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Gallery Folders

Angel Killer by kaka-pararean83
Dramatic - The gold Angel by abduboxmedia
Escape by SolGutier22
El soldadito de plomo by sirkeht
Lines by TYEO
Usual Place by TYEO
Nightlight by Andromatonrecursion
Man In The City by TYEO
Animals and Plants
Gift: Lorikeet by foxipaw
A shade among the shadows by Ulfeid3
Lady on the water by Ulfeid3
Jaguar Portrait by ChiaraLily9
Against the Stream by aloner777
I love cats by davidrabin
Black Country by kimsol
Flame Book by prettyforest
Snake Charmer by Corvinerium
King in Black by VilebloodHunter
World of Bright Futures by MoodyBlue
The Accused by kimsol
Goldfish Glows by ChiaraLily9
Jellyfish Glows by ChiaraLily9
Marbles by davidrabin
The Birth of Aphroditos by tichodr0ma
Winter memories by Olgola
Returning by MoodyBlue
Captured Moments by MoodyBlue
Fields Of Neptune II by MoodyBlue
Fantasy 2
through the years... by aloner777
Wandering the Wonderland by Ithildiel
Rise and Shine by vagabond-mm
Sir Galahad - Beholder of the Grail by kimsol
The Emperor by Mocarro
The High Priestess (reversed) by Mocarro
Desert Dreams by ChiaraLily9
When A Fairie Dies by telmamalandi
Horror and Macabre
Shattered w/ AdaEtahCinatas by BattimART
Giving in to the blood AdaEtahCintaras by BattimART
Swimming pool spider by Alatriste22
Halloween | It ain't coming slow ain't it!! by babulgojali
Danger - No Fishing by kimsol
Landscapes - Scenery
Street of Old Tallinn by DigiZCP
Painted Angel Wings Stock by bonbonka
Visual Poetry
Window to Paradise by watchydreamy
January 20th 2017 by Rui-Abel
Snow queen by Lothiel-14
Digitized Sex Fiend by KnightFlyte96
MoodyBlue Stock 64 by MoodyBlue
Eye by aloner777
Fan Art Manips
Superman (Man of Tomorrow) by CodeRedArt
Publication Manips
Watching from a height by Amedeya
3-D - People
DA20thBirthday by Fiendcute
3-D - Other
Before the Diwali by atma33
Digital Animations
Rising Phoenix - Animated version by tamaraR
Digital Fractuals
Nebula Red Blue by Aerwyna-designs
Paint and Airbrush - Fantasy and Abstract
La Luz Perdida by Rowye
Paint and Airbrush - Sci-fi and Space Art
Beyond by Stratox
Paint and Airbrush - Psychedelic and Surreal
Khamoshi by FurkanHolmes
Paint and Airbrush - People and Pop Art
hush by Fiendcute
Paint and Airbrush - Macabre and Horror

Mature Content

Vampire Attack by Fran-Hdez
Paint and Airbrush - Landscape and Scenery
Chill by Rowye
Paint and Airbrush - Animals and Still Life
Northwind Cerberus by gosteonerr
Paint and Airbrush - Miscellaneous
Evelinda by lauraypablo
Premade Backgrounds
Woods moss II Forest premade 3 by starscoldnight by StarsColdNight
Foreign Language Tutorials
Workflow Tutorial- Der-Puppenmacher by BVFoto
Before and After and Restorations
Retouch - Makeup and beauty by Ulfeid3

Random from Featured

Background 12 by ElenaDudina Background 12 :iconelenadudina:ElenaDudina 2,726 592 Black Feathers Pack .PSD file by the-night-bird Black Feathers Pack .PSD file :iconthe-night-bird:the-night-bird 257 106 Hair stock PSD files by CindysArt Hair stock PSD files :iconcindysart:CindysArt 1,576 683 Wing PNG by AbsurdWordPreferred Wing PNG :iconabsurdwordpreferred:AbsurdWordPreferred 670 52 Winged by Lyastricity by Lyastricity Winged by Lyastricity :iconlyastricity:Lyastricity 270 113 Blue Dress 01 by Thy-Darkest-Hour Blue Dress 01 :iconthy-darkest-hour:Thy-Darkest-Hour 38 4 Silver Skeleton Axe of Death by FantasyStock Silver Skeleton Axe of Death :iconfantasystock:FantasyStock 198 11 Blue Gem Magical Warrior Sword by FantasyStock Blue Gem Magical Warrior Sword :iconfantasystock:FantasyStock 836 9 Beach 13 by yasminstock Beach 13 :iconyasminstock:yasminstock 3 0 Beach 11 by yasminstock Beach 11 :iconyasminstock:yasminstock 11 0 Into the Blue Stock by Storms-Stock Into the Blue Stock :iconstorms-stock:Storms-Stock 32 5
Favorites - Featured represents the best of the best from our wonderful stock department.

Group Info

We here look foward to being a much more personal group that wants to get to know its members and provide helpful information and tutorials as no one is ever done improving!

So, interested in manipulations? Well, we're interested in you and seeing what you're capable of! We're open to all types of manipulations as well as manipulated stock and are open to all of your wonderful suggestions!

If you have ideas about things for the group or things we should do, let us know, we're more than interested to hear what you have to say.

Because this is a group for learning, growing, and becoming better manipulators, if your work is declined, you will always know why, specifically why without ever having to ask us.
Founded 10 Years ago
Apr 10, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Digital Media

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I-M is very much in need of new contributors, three or four or more to be exact so that we can get images accepted quicker than one day.


Judge whether or not an image is intermediate or better, aka, some effort involved and no edge lines showing on cut out stock.

Always leave a message on why you declined an image.

Willing to vote on images often.

Always check to make sure an image is being submitted to the right category, i.e. Fantasy is Fantasy is Fantasy and Dark is Dark is Dark.

Any takers? Apply below, thanks!
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lauraypablo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the request :heart:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :floating:
updownstock Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
I have a group for only food stocks:

:D (Big Grin) Free to join, drinks is also allowed
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, please feel free to request us as an affiliate :)
updownstock Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
We are already affiliates!
Niolu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me !
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
GEPENDRAGON Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hugh... *Looks down and sees she's not the only one* Your settings are incorrect. @,@ Only one deviation per year????
annewipf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
The submissions are actually limited to 1 per year. Please, get a look to your settings. Thank you. :(
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