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ManipAcademy #17: The Pen Tool And Telling A Story

Written by KingaBritschgi

So far in this wonderful series  there have been lots of great tutorials, pieces of information & advice for anyone who would like to perfect their photomanipulation/digital art skills. This time I will be talking about several issues, one concrete and one general, that I find essential in this area.
First, some tips and tricks about cutting out elements from a background. It seems to be an ongoing issue based on the questions I frequently get - and so far there haven't been too many words about it in this series if I am correct. Although I am not going into technical details concerning Photoshop's Pen Tool I still hope you can find something in this post that can be useful in creating your next masterpiece!
One of my first sentences I always say to my students:  Yes, there are lots of selection tools in Photoshop but  no matter who says what :) (Smile) if
:iconabbeymarie:AbbeyMarie 29 12
The Seed of Freedom II by borda The Seed of Freedom II :iconborda:borda 948 47
Mature content
Manip Academy 16: Creating Realistic Blood :icontriziana:TriZiana 34 17
Video tutorial by algenpfleger Video tutorial :iconalgenpfleger:algenpfleger 409 35 Celestial Fire by Carlos-Quevedo Celestial Fire :iconcarlos-quevedo:Carlos-Quevedo 1,757 223 Faith by Carlos-Quevedo Faith :iconcarlos-quevedo:Carlos-Quevedo 1,739 181
Monster Me Up - Cover Design Contest!
Ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night: we want to bring the macabre and spooky to Novel Expression!

While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity, click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.

Prizes include (some to be added!):

First Place:
1 yr membership
4000 points
A feature and 100 points from  Elandria
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Solitary Spirit by Celtica-Harmony Solitary Spirit :iconceltica-harmony:Celtica-Harmony 120 37 Serenade of Self-Destruction by Celtica-Harmony Serenade of Self-Destruction :iconceltica-harmony:Celtica-Harmony 242 78 Singularity 2.0 by CGSoufiane Singularity 2.0 :iconcgsoufiane:CGSoufiane 2,882 82 Aurora by Madink2000 Aurora :iconmadink2000:Madink2000 115 84 Morrigan and Triquetra by Madink2000 Morrigan and Triquetra :iconmadink2000:Madink2000 185 129 A Wonderful Dream by Wesley-Souza A Wonderful Dream :iconwesley-souza:Wesley-Souza 515 270 - by Helga-Helleborus - :iconhelga-helleborus:Helga-Helleborus 1,276 197


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Happy Saturday! Happy November! I've been feeling lousy about my art, especially about failing at Inktober, so what better to do than get inspired by the lovely artists here on DA Heart 

So I'll keep it short...



     Shall we go further by Black-B-o-x     aNesTheSia by mimikascraftroom     The last frontier / 4k / Speed art video by maxasabin     Sisters Of Night by Madink2000     incandescent by itsbxd    

Beyond the Veil by charmedy    Shamanesque by TriZiana     IV: Vessel by ErikShoemaker     The shape of you by thegirlcansmile     Ramses by CharllieeArts

Oracle by zacky7avenged

Depths Of The Universe by JayGraphixx     Dreaming of Home by AWPhotography607     Enter at your own risk by ElenaDudina     Night of the Costumed Freaks by EpicMisterMag     The Grim Reaper by Mr-Ripley


Exclusive stock - Snail by DinowCookie     STOCK_GlitterCouple.7 by Bellastanyer-STOCK     Church Ceiling by PrincessInHeaven     art Stock by Miss-REdreaming     Brushset II by AHAKuo

Just For Fun 2 by Tris-Marie     Couple Fantasy set 2 by FrancescaAmyMaria      Halloween Day21 by Fran-photo        Ginger queen by Black-Bl00d     Lormet-Pirate-0413Ksml by Lormet-Images     STOCK_Viking Pet .14 by Bellastanyer-STOCK

  5 Female Poses by inspiring-references
digging this kind of pose reference. what do you think?


it hurts by zephy0       Graceless by Charlie-Bowater        Ceres by serafleur         End of a Love Story by zylanthe        mermaid by erebun       Marina! by Dolly-Button

Widow by LeslieAnnODell

Chance The Rapper by ChrisPaints        Where the Lines Overlap by Andaelentari        Ursa Minor by GDBee        Ghibli Naptime by TamberElla         3COLORS3 104 by pawjanka


The Raven Witch by EleLibe         frail lull (new speed painting) by agnes-cecile         youll never be good enough by TheLamentation         Inktober 17 - Graceful by verdigrismic         W-out 0831 ' Wizzardking ' by W-out

emo lord by MalwinaLP
imma need the above as a print. priorities Nod 

Important Notice!~ A Free verse PoemI'll never be your text notification, 
I'll never be your snapchat story, 
I'll never be on your instagram, 
I'll never be your important notice 
I wish I could be the one you drew inspiration from on deviantART, 
I wish I could be the one you write about on Twitter, 
I wish I could be the one that you reblog about on Tumblr 
But I know that it'll never happen 
Because I'm the update that nobody wants, 
I'm the game that nobody ever plays, 
I'm the app that's never been touched, 
And I'm the blog that's never been seen 
I wanted to be your rose gold, 
But I was your silver instead
         $50 says you wont make it to the end.According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Ooh, black and yellow! Let's shake it up a little. Barry! Breakfast is ready! Ooming! Hang on a second. Hello? - Barry? - Adam? - Oan you believe this is happening? - I can't. I'll pick you up. Looking sharp. Use the stairs. Your father paid good money for those. Sorry. I'm excited. Here's the graduate. We're very proud of you, son. A perfect report card, all B's. Very proud. Ma! I got a thing going here. - You got lint on your fuzz. - Ow! That's me! - Wave to us! We'll be in row 118,000. - Bye! Barry, I told you, stop flying in the house! - Hey, Adam. - Hey, Barry. - Is that fuzz gel? - A little. Special day, graduation. Never thought I'd make it. Three days grade school, three days high

"Z" by GonzalezMella

Watercolor Portrait - Petal by Laovaan         Inktober: Demon Princess by dimary         POISONED. by Xe-none         Inktober day 9- Screech by AlyssaTallent         MOD by BUILTFROMSKETCH


The Faceless Man by itznikki530
shoutout to Branka-Johnlockian for giving me the title &


for hosting the challenge I am a dummy!


Warrior Stock 2 by itznikki530     Green by itznikki530     Buddhist mask by itznikki530     Gazebo by itznikki530     Bumpy Alien Tree by itznikki530     Dusty Pavilion by itznikki530

I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art isBasquiat

Hope this can be of some use. Another large file and uninteresting composition I am a dummy! 

Forest Park
Springfield, MA
September 2017


Some rules - Comment below if used in your art. I want to see! If posted offsite as is, credit "Nicole Anderson" on the photo.


Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
art rules my strange little world.

I also help creatives build their brand through digital and print design. Artists, bands, authors...check out my website for more info.

find me online!

I've neglected DA, but I'm still here in spirit. Life has kept me busy, in a good way.

I'm re-doing my website so besides work, that has been taking a lot of my time. Here is the "logo" I think I'm going to use from now on...

Aalogo Lg by itznikki530

I like it. It's two Rorschach-like ink blots layered on top of one another.

Knowing me and my indecisive self I'll change it down the line, but for now it stays.

Your turn. What's been keeping you from DA?
  • Listening to: The Wonder Years
  • Drinking: seltzer water


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Mogget-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017   General Artist
many thanks for the fav C:
pjenz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!


itznikki530 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Heart 
Renata-s-art Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!:cake:
itznikki530 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you Hug 
Renata-s-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
AWPhotography607 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday beautiful girl! :heart: :tighthug:
itznikki530 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thankies Huggle! 
AWPhotography607 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome :love:
SecretDarTiste Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy BDAY!!! :party:
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