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Your DeviantArt profile is one of the best ways to define who you are as an artist and deviant. You can tell watchers (people who follow you) about yourself, your artwork, your likes and dislikes... Nearly anything! Everyone's profile is comprised of widgets with different purposes to help individualize their page. Certain special widgets or features (like the slideshow feature) can be unlocked once you obtain a Core Membership.

Explore the following tutorials to learn the best ways to set up your profile!

PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity Week
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.

Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
Non-Premium Widgets
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
  Pimp up your Non-Core profile!Community Week
I'm UszatyArbuz, and today I'd like to prove to you that a non-Core member's profile doesn't have to look boring! It takes a bit of time, creativity and willingness, but with it you can achieve a truly awesome effect, and soon you'll be able to create your own, personalized profile... Let's get started!
A handful of widgets can be put to use by Non-Core users on their page. They vary a bit, so if you want to customize them it's good to know their characteristics.
DevID widget
This widget lets you encode info to add your own content, and on the bottom you can add a link to your website, as well as edit your Interests in the drop-down menu. The top part contains a profile picture, your name, your art style and location. If you don't choose a profile picture, your work medium and country won't display on your profile, saving up space. There is no way to remove or hide your name and username, th
Using HTML on deviantART

Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking. :)
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place? :dummy:
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.

Some basic html

:bulletorange:Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
  Custom-box Background Tutorial by CypherVisor   <da:thumb id="468663144"/>   Commissions on deviantARTThe deviantART community is full of talented artists and art appreciators willing to pay for custom artwork. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching Commissions on deviantART to all Beta Testers, a feature that connects artists with clients, creating custom artwork in exchange for real earnings. 
Commissions is a Profile Page widget that allows artists to market their talents by advertising what they are available to create. Potential clients can easily send artists a Commission request, which an artist can either accept or reject.
Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
Generate Real Earnings Through Custom Creations

1. List Commission availability on your profile
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests. These commiss
    PE: Deviant StampsWhat is a Stamp?
Stamps are small graphics with a stamp-like border used to convey a message. Messages can include your likes, dislikes, promotion for a deviant, organisation or group - anything really.
Helpful Links
Browse the Deviant Stamps galleryStamps for Beginners and Beyond II by ClefairyKid
:icondeviantART-Related: :iconstamp-kingdom: :iconstamp-heaven: :iconstampd-club: :iconstamp-album: :iconstamp-love: :iconstampsunited: :iconemoticon-stamps:
   PE: deviantIDsWhat is a deviantID?
There are no boundaries or "rules" on what a deviantID should look like. A deviantID is a visual representation of what you feel identifies you. This could be anything from a self-portrait, to a logo, or perhaps a photograph of something you like or own.

Using the deviantID Widget
A few month's ago a new deviantID was announced and made available to all members on deviantART.
With this widget, you can input information such as what type of artist you are, your website, your interests and a biography (which can contain anything, really). You can also select a profile picture - where you can use an image from
   Enabling the Stick MenuCommunity Week
Change is scary.
We all become accustomed to certain things, especially the interfaces we're using when we access the site. You might remember former views of the site, and if you're feeling nostalgic, you can always take a look through the Timeline to see them again.
While there are many user scripts available on the site that can help to return the site interface to something you're more comfortable with, you might be interested to know that DA actually has something offered as a feature to everyone that allows you to modify your personal browsing experience to some degree.
The Stick Menu
A typical screen might look like this (though I'm running a user style script for the submit button):

If you want to get to the Daily Deviations from a screen like this, you have to either type the URL in, or click on the logo


Skin by Dan Leveille
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I made the profile and a post but when I made them the tutorial vid wasn’t there anymore and I’m clueless on what to do next like editing everything else