Short Challenge #41 - Special Halloween - Winners
Night of the Costumed Freaks
Let the Bodies in the Floor
Short Challenge #41 - Special Halloween- VOTES
Short Challenge #42
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The Survival Road Contest!
Our first affiliate contest starts today!
If you're a member of Stewed-Tomatoes and/or ManipulateThis, you can enter the contest from either group;however, you can only have a total of 2 entries in the contest.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED ON YOUR ENTRY, AN IMPORTANT REMINDER:
I always include this information with our challenges and contests because it is very important to me.
There are more and more pre-cut out stock for us to use now than there were eleven years ago when I started at deviantArt; AND there are a many more stock accounts that have 3D Rendered stock.
FIRST, Make Sure That The Cut Outs Are Legitimate Stock, not photos that the deviant is redistributing illegally. You do not want to contribute to someone's rights being infridged upon.
NEXT, we at ManipulateThis are Traditional Photomanipulators who use photo stock: However, it is okay to use 3D Rendered
Providing Stock+Resources Part 05: Premium Stock
This is Part 5 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least some
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where t
The Unseen Stock - March (II)
If you like this feature, please add it to your s to spread the stock love!
Sunday (13) by dsweetz Miss Easter III by RavienneArt #black dress stock1 by Die-Farbe-Mina
Spring Flowers 8 by Tris-Marie Haunted 56 by LadyxBoleyn Matrix II by RavienneArt
Lilac Spring by 13-Melissa-Salvatore
Book cover designers value Author safety
While seeing a lot of wonderful and inspirational work in art and book cover design, I am also seeing a lot of creative common licensed stock (That I am VERY familiar with due to 10 years of digital art and being a member of a LOT of art and stock communities).
What I AM seeing does not add up… I am seeing creative commons licensed stock from websites such as deviant art, that do have restrictions and even require PAYMENT for publication use, used for premade covers. Payment from DA artists can range from $50 – $1000 for use of their stock in publication. It all varies on the use and print run. Yet some cover designers are selling their covers for $30 – $80.
Firstly I advise all Authors to do their research on their cover designer. Yes, there are competitive prices on wonderful cover designs. Find the one that suits you. Prices in the mid Hundreds are cheap for a design. As an author you will be a winner with all the sales the cover design will make you.
You are payin
Unused Stock Contest- CONTEST CLOSED
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Unused Stock Contest
Contest is now CLOSED
Thank you to everyone that entered! Judges will convene and decide a winner shortly!
All entries can be seen at: https://piratelotus-stock.deviantart.com/favourites/67389133/Unused-Stock-Contest
Who wants a contest?
Well, I haven't done a contest in a while, so it's about time This one is going to be about using stock that has previously not been used! This will g
Eleven.. Cover Contest! CLOSED!
So, for as long as I can remember I've had access to the most incredible range of books, from novels, tall tales and everything in between; all of those I've read (and I'm sure you all agree) it's most frequently their covers you immediately think of when you hear their titles. It goes without saying that a picture tells a thousands words, and cover art, for that specific reason has to grab the reader by the eyeballs and hold their attention right through to the very last page in a yummy, captivating smorgasbord of plot teasers, incredible characters and dreamy (or dystopian) landscapes. Essentially, book cover p0rn
Visiting bookshops used to be as much about the cover art as it was about the text on the pages, which is why these days seeing the dozens of dreary, completely plain covers which do absolutely NOTHING to sell the book leaves me a little cold. Further I just can't understand why publishers are going in this direction.