A long time ago (about 24 hours), in a galaxy far, far away (down the road in Hollywood), comedian and television host Chris Hardwick introduced a segment on his late-night Comedy Central show — aptly titled midnight (https://www.deviantart.com/midnight) (get it?) — that got many of us at deviantART all aflutter.
First of all, if you love the Internets and you haven't seen midnight (https://www.deviantart.com/midnight) yet, you're missing out on some serious lulz. A few nights a week, Hardwick invites some comedian pals on the show for some Geek-Centric Improv Comedy. Sort of like a British Quiz Show brought to you by Reddit. Or "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" with slightly less dancing, but an equal amount
Watch connects you with the people you watch by creating a sequential stream of activity, including deviations, journals, favourites, status updates, and more.
Today, we’re introducing some changes based on community requests: the ability to filter Watch, improved display of group deviations and favourites in Watch, and, by very popular request, separating group deviations in notifications.
Customize Watch Using Filters
We often hear from the community that deviants want to filter or dive into specific types of content on Watch. We’re happy to introduce a set of filters that let you customize what you see in Watch.
This is not
Today CRPhotomanipulation becomes Feedback Central
We are changing the way our group operates.
CRPhotomanipulation (https://www.deviantart.com/crphotomanipulation) is undergoing an experiment starting on October 1st. We want to give people an opportunity to get guaranteed feedback on their work, and there are really no such places in the photomanipulation community right now.
We know it will take some getting used to, but we are going to stop being a place for everyone to freely submit their art and start making it so that we can help each other learn.
Getting constructive critique doesn't mean your art is bad or that you are bad as a person. Rather, it is an opportunity to grow as a person and as an artist. No matter where you are as an
Article by Aegis-Illustration (https://www.deviantart.com/aegis-illustration)
Post-production is one of the key points on producing an image. You can spend hours finding the right model, atrezzo, composition, mixing everything up... But if you forget about giving the right atmosphere to your artworks, you're missing one of the key points: to give an atmosphere to what you are creating.
Creating atmospheres is something very personal and each one of us have a way to achieve that, but there are some basic techniques I'd like to share with you all. I encourage you to take them as a starting point and then discover your own depending on your personal style. Here we go!
This is the base image wit
I never have as much time to give back to the DA community as I used to (being an adult and all that jazz!), and therefore I've decided to hold a simple competition!
:party: The prize will be a 12 month premium membership for DA!!! :party:
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is fav and comment on this journal. That's it!! You MUST do both.
The competition will run for 3 weeks. So starting today, the last day to enter will be the 12th September at midnight GMT
I will be randomly picking the winner with help from a random number generator. I will bestow the membership immediately afterwards.
Good luck guys! And thanks aga
This trick will help you blend a fire stock to fit the colors and the atmosphere of your photomanipulation.
To do so, we are going to use Alpha Channels and Adjustment Layers.
To understand this tip you should already know how to create layers and how to use masks.
The first step will be to remove the black background that comes with most fire stocks you will find.
Some of you may already know you can apply blending modes to your layer to make that black background disappear.
It's the easiest and fastest way to blend a fire... but with this technique, you won't be able to modify your fire's aspect (or your background will re-appear) ! So yo
SORRY, I HAD TO DISCLOSE THE RESULTS YESTERDAY BUT MY INTERNET WAS BAD. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CONTEST, NOW THE RESULT!!! Prizes will be deposited within 5 days.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR ANIMATED GIF a dear Nat ~Nat-ti (https://www.deviantart.com/nat-ti)
AND THANKS FOR:
thank you all once again and to the next contest!!!
What exactly is Photomanipulation?
To put it simply, it is the process of using two or more photographic elements and piecing them together to create a whole new work. It is a more extensive process than retouching (which only involves changes to a single photo).
Were you ever unsure of where to place your completed piece? Keep reading for a brief description of the Abstract through Humorous galleries.
Emphasizes less on the natural world and more on the use of lines, colors, shapes, and textures to provide imagery.
Animals & Plants
Animals or plant-life are the main focus.
The stock gallery is full of what is known as Renders You may be asking yourself just what a Render is.
Under the Stock and Resources Category is the following description.
Resources & Stock>Stock Images>3D & Renders.
"Computer generated stock images"
In terms of the Stock and Resources gallery, directly refers to the "rendering" of 3d digital work with the use of a render engine. Below is a little more info!
From the prepared 3D scene,rendering is the final process of creating the actual 2D image. A great example of this process can be taking a photo or filming the scene after the setup is finished in real life. Several d
Keywords... what are they... how do they work, and why are they important?
What are they...
Keywords are descriptive words added to the information on your submitted deviation.
How do they work....
Keywords are essential when any DeviantART user looks for any kind of artwork, in any gallery using the search feature. Just like when you use an internet search engine like Google to research something. Whatever you type into a search engine, is a "keyword"
Why they are important....
The fundamental purpose for sharing stock and resources on DA (or anywhere else for that matter), is to enable other artists, to FIND and USE your work.
In lieu of the usual weekly feature thing, I figured I'd do one of these journals, especially since DA has had such a profound effect on my life in general. This is going to be pretty wordy, a bit dark in places and get pretty personal, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't somewhat hesitant to be this open about myself and some of the issues I've faced/am facing. I've been considering posting a journal talking about it for a while anyway for reasons I'll delve into later, and this seems like the perfect opportunity. If you're not interested in the story, then by all means just check out the thumbs or skip this one altogether, i promise i won
Manip Academy 2: Soft effects in Photomanipulation
Today's Manip Academy article was written by Cinnamoncandy (https://www.deviantart.com/cinnamoncandy). I am posting it for her, but the full credit for the tutorial should go to her. Please take a moment to share some love and gratitude on her page! :heart:
In today’s Manip Academy blog I’m going to teach you how to achieve a softening effect with your photomanipulations. This is a trick that I often use, especially for fantasy and emotional style pieces.
NOTE: When I do this technique it is usually my finishing step, so my image is duplicated and my layers are already merged.
Step One: Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. I usually set the Rad
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 :points: an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept d
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
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Of Angels and Demons
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On the "decline" of quality in the photomanipulation gallery
I've seen a lot of polls, journals, etc. recently about the quality of the photomanipulation gallery and fears that it has declined. I have intentionally not commented, but I will address the issue here. I think our beloved community is going through a "learning phase" where we are rediscovering ourselves and our art. We have a lot-- a LOT-- of new people, and I want to wish them a warm welcome because they are critical to our vitality as a community..
In turn, a lot of our older, more experienced artists have moved on, frequently owing to time constraints due to having more commi
For many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.
My ExperienceI have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The
Real quick...I want to thank my moderators for keeping the group running while I'm taking a big mental break. Especially, our Judge Moderator, Nolamom3507 (https://www.deviantart.com/nolamom3507) for catching me as I fall.
Remember, the moderators represent me, and you're expected to act like a civil person when they contact you for any reason. Got it?
Our current challenge is called "Earth People". This is our version of the Green Man.
Some of you may already know what a "Green Man" is; for others, here is the definition:
"The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultur