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By meganjoy
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Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a question you can ask it here. Read these questions first before you ask me something, maybe it's already answered here.

Stock rules
Gallery folder can be found here: lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c…
:bulletpink: Non-commercial use only.
:bulletpink: You are not allowed to use my stock images outside DeviantART.
:bulletpink: If you use a picture as reference I would appreciate a link back to my website or my DeviantART.
:bulletpink: I do make exceptions, just send me a note (to get permission).

What camera and lenses do you have?
Canon Eos 500D :camera:
Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 lens
Canon EF 18-55mm lens

What program do you use to edit your pictures?
I use Adobe Photoshop CS2 + CS6.
Lightroom 4.3 since 04/2013

Who created your da icon?

Can I use your photos?
No, you're not allowed to use any of my work without my permission.

How do you create the light rounds(bokeh) in your photos like in 'Starry night' and 'Falling stars'?
I used christmas lights for this effect. I've made a tutorial about that and you can find the tutorial here: lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c…

More tutorials here: lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c…

I see you made a lot of photoshops actions, but what are photoshop actions?
Photoshop Actions are the recordings of commands that can be applied to one or multiple images in Photoshop. When you press play, it applies these recorded commands. Using an action can actually help you save a lot of time.

All my photoshop actions: lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c…

How do I download and use your photoshop actions?
I made a tutorial about it here: How do I install and use a photoshop action

Where do you find al those ladybugs?
I live in the Netherlands and you have many ladybugs here in my garden, neigbourhood, especially in spring. I think I'm just lucky! (because I love ladybugs)

Where did you bought those little bottles you used in your photographs?
1. Craft shops
2. Second-hand shops
3. Etsy.com etsy.com
4. Claires claires.com

What's the liquid made of inside the bottles?
Most of the time it is food dye mixed with water, this makes the mixture clear. I also use paint mixed with water, this makes it turbid.

What about the ceramic mugs with the smiley faces and rosy cheeks? Where do you get those?
I bought the cups without faces at a Dutch shop. Drew the faces on it myself with a black erasable pencil. (brand: stabilo) I added the cheeks with a red erasable pencil (stabilo) and blurred it a bit with my finger.

How do you get your guinea pigs to sit still?
My guinea pigs are very calm animals, especially Booboo. They just don't move a lot in front of the camera, I guess I am lucky with that!
Professor Booboo by meganjoy

Thank you for reading. For other questions you can send me a note.

© 2012 - 2020 meganjoy
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Gokhan5566's avatar

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Happyone72's avatar
Is that work with
Photoshop cc2017
freelylovingart's avatar
Hello, I love your Photoshop actions so much and I wanted to make sure I credited you properly. I used them for a photo I posted on Tumblr but I didn't want to put credit in the caption because I knew someone would delete it and I think that's unfair because your actions and your work are amazing. So I have a credit section on my blog and I have credited your amazing Actions under Photoshop actions I use. Just wanted to make sure I'm credited you properly because you definitely deserve proper credit. :)

P.S. Your actions are amazing and so is all of your work and thank you for creating such amazing actions!:)
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yuukipinkStudent Digital Artist
Do you allow artists who use your Photoshop Actions to make commercial prints of their work? I am thinking about using some of them in my digital drawings. 
ChocolateMintPretzel's avatar
Would I be allowed to post some of your pictures on my tumblr blog? I would give you full credit of course. ^^
meganjoy's avatar
Sure! :)
(sorry for my late reply)
amayaangeline's avatar
amayaangelineHobbyist Digital Artist
What do you use for Booboo's background? It's very clean > <
meganjoy's avatar
A big white paper :)
BlightOwl's avatar
How many guinea pigs do you have?
meganjoy's avatar
I got 2, Teddy and Booboo.
The other ones on my pictures, for example the white one named Titi are @ my sisters place. :)
BlightOwl's avatar
Oh that's nice.  You can never have too many guinea pigs.  Well… maybe… D:
huyyyy123's avatar
Hi, im just starting photography and im very interested in bokeh. I have a few questions to ask you.
1. when you shoot, do u get very very close to the objects?
2. how do u make the blackground so beautifully blurry? what setting did u use?
3. i have a canon t3i, what kind of lenses do u recommend for bokeh ?
4. do i need an external light source to make the picture look softer or is that done in photoshop?
thank you
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Dynamo-PandaHobbyist Photographer
I'm a bit confused on how to download your actions. How would I do that?
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sonyaismStudent General Artist
If I use your action, have it as a print (hypothetically due to I don't think my stuff is print worthy yet), with the credits to your action, is that ok?

Basically, if I credit and use your actions in the photos I take, and they become prints to purchase, is that ok?
I know and can see (playing around with them) you put a ton of work. And I always always always credit the people I use stocks and whatever I use from other people.
meganjoy's avatar
Sure! ^^ :hug:
sonyaism's avatar
sonyaismStudent General Artist
Thanks for the response. I super love the actions. I wanted to make sure it is ok to sell things that have your actions in them. Again, with credits to you. :)
meganjoy's avatar
So glad you like them!! :)
I still need to improve them though :P
sonyaism's avatar
sonyaismStudent General Artist
YOU need to improve? I need to learn how to do this stuff myself. LOL xD
meganjoy's avatar
Making actions is fun! You should try it :D
DennaDragon's avatar
DennaDragonHobbyist General Artist
I have a question:
You say: "Do not copy, edit, publish, transmit or reproduce in any way."
It's about the edit. If I use your actions, would it count to edit when I use only a part of one action? e.g. I use the action "old grain effect" and erase everything from "group2". Would this be an edit?
meganjoy's avatar
I changed it now to "do not copy! as far as I know" :D that means do not copy the action and post it as your own action. To adjust the actions to your picture you may delete some layers of course, no problem ^^
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DennaDragonHobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you. I wanted to be sure.
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observartProfessional Traditional Artist
I always had you on my watch list but I don't think I've ever thanked you for sharing your craft to everybody for free. Thank you.

Bless you, ma'am.
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