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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community

Introducing lora-vysotskaya

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My name is Lora Vysotskaya, I was born and live in Ukraine. When I was a child, I loved to draw. I didn't learn drawing, but I loved to copy illustrations from books and photos from magazines about cinema. After that short period in my youth, I didn't do anything creative until accidentally stepped into the world of photo manipulation -- 4.5 years ago. It happened when my husband asked me to make a couple of collages for his work. At that time I had an iPad mini, and I used Bazaart (a pretty simple app for IOS) to make those collages. This process so captivated me, that I can't stop to this day. My first manips were quite simple, but my imagination just gushed, I could create 4-5 manips for a day! Sometimes I miss that time. Well, that's how I became an artist. Except for a short period last year, when I tried to make friends with Photoshop, I've created all manipulations on my iPad 9.7” just with my fingers. By the way, it is very convenient, because I can take my tablet anywhere, as an album for drawing. Now I use Affinity Photo for iPad, a fantastic app, almost as good as Photoshop. I heard that Adobe is going to release a full version of Photoshop for iPad in 2019, then probably I will use it if it will be not too expensive :wink: I'm an engineer and a logistician, and I think my profession is reflected in my creativity. As a logistician, I love order and logic, I don't like to clutter up space with extra details, almost every element in my manipulations must speak and strengthen a general idea.

I don't use a lot of textures and effects if it isn't necessary. You will not find any piece in a-girl-in-a-forest style among my works :wink: I put meaning in every artwork and I love to come up with interesting ironic titles for them, especially if they sound like a play on words. I'm not a master of landscapes but models are almost in every my work. People are most interesting for me as an object for creativity. Their emotions, thoughts and actions. And I always aim to create beautiful things and to avoid any unpleasing details, even if it's something dark. I think art must give just positive emotions and a sense of beauty. People say I have own recognizable style, hope it's true. Although I try to be varied to stay interesting for my dear viewers. I'm a visual by perception type, and most often I get ideas from something seen. I can see a model and immediately come up with a story for her/him. I read a lot, love good movies, and they are also a great source of inspiration for me. Sometimes, when I lack ideas, I look through the art of other artists hoping to get a push for my brain. Another way is contests on DeviantArt, often their themes also perfectly stimulate the imagination. Btw, I posted my first work on DeviantArt 3 years ago, in November 2015. And this place became some kind of virtual reality for me (and for the most part of artists I think), a little world where we live in parallel with our real life. We get inspiration from each other and have a great ability to share our art (read: our souls) with a lot of people. Besides creating photo manipulations, I have another hobby - coming with contests and organizing them. This is not less interesting than participating in them so I do it in my two groups and enjoy this.



December 2018

Deviousness Award Winner

Lora-Vysotskaya is a self-taught artist whose creative imagination has populated her gallery with whimsical scenarios and fascinating characters. What is more remarkable is that she does all this on a tablet with her finger, proof that true artistry doesn't rely on access to the best equipment. She's also a beacon within our photomanipulation community, regularly highlighting other members work and hosting community contests. She consistently inspires and supports others through her work with Stewed-Tomatoes, CRPhotomanipulation and DA-LOVERS. Her love and support for the DeviantArt community has not gone unnoticed and we are thrilled to award Lora-Vysotskaya with Deviousness for December 2018.

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Lora is one of the most loyal, friendly and talented artists I know from Deviantart. I've known her since I joined DA and she has always been so helpful and kind, always giving her honest opinion about my artworks, even though she's much more talented and experienced than I am. I'm always amazed at her creativity and unique artworks. Each of them has a bit of her soul and its own story. I wish her all the best and many more years filled with unique artworks that makes us fans of her, more amazed. And lastly congratulations on her well-deserved award!

I have known Lora since 2016, back when she came to participate in the second art contest I ever hosted and we’ve been friends ever since. She impressed me with her creative and elegant work. Lora has become a successful artist within a few years because she is not only a skillful artist, creating all her artworks with just fingers on a small iPad, but also a very kind and supportive person. I do much admire her devotion that is shown through many activities in this great art community, and I'm happy that she finally received the Deviousness Award, which she well deserves. Congratulations, Lora!

Visiting Lora's gallery is an incredible voyage to fantasy, creativity, colour and amazement. Lora is a master, she doesn't create simple photomanips, she creates new worlds. Her attention to details, in the concept and composition along with flawless execution, provides a perfect result in the final piece. Not only she is a great artist, but she is also attentive to others and does an amazing work in her groups. Lora is kind and helpful and I'm a great fan, always waiting for her next work with much enthusiasm. I'm sure that if you visit her gallery you'll become a fan too. This award is very well deserved.

Lora-Vysotskaya is certainly belonging to this very seldom category of fully accomplished artists. Her immense talent and stunning imagination guide Lora in creating very powerful pieces of art, each and everyone remarkable and memorable in itself. What is most impressive is the whole world generated by the totality of her work, a world that possesses its independent life and consolidates a firm artistic vision. I could hardly think of someone else deserving more than Lora the Deviousness Award. Congrats and hugs dear Lora.

Lora is simply one of the best deviants, and digital artists DeviantArt has to offer us! And she’s never too busy to offer a kind word or helping hand to those in need. Simply put, she - and her artworks, are like a light to a moth at night. People are simply drawn to Lora. Inspiring on every level; she leaves us wanting her friendship, and grateful to have it. She is the ‘friend’ in friendship. If anyone is deserving of this reward, it’s Lora-Vysotskaya.LindArtz

Lora is a great artist and a very kind person. I'm fortunate to have her as a judge in my Wallpaper Contests! Her unique art-style is so enchanting! Lora, congrats on your Deviousness award, you really deserve it and I'm happy for you!

Lora is a wonderful person and artist. I love her work very much, she is very creative, and her artistic work amazes me time and again. Lora has more than earned the Deviousness Award and I am very happy for her... Many Hugs Lora!)

Lora-Vysotskaya is not only an excellent artist but also an asset to the community. As founder of two groups and admin of 5 more, she finds the time to awe us every month with a jam-packed newsletter. She also promotes contests from other groups by bringing us, the Photo Manipulation community, a regularly updated journal of contests and challenges on DeviantArt. Lora has added a uniqueness to her art. Some of you may not know this, but she uses her fingers and iPad to create her awesome deviations. I remember when she told me that she and Photoshop were not friends, so she found Affinity Photo. I was in awe when I saw the first creation she did with this new app - she was born to create. In September she was one of the 3 winners of Angels Without Wings and I believe she truly deserves this Deviousness award, too. Congratulations, my friend.

Lora is a very talented artist, thoroughly dedicated and selflessly devoting her time for DA community despite many responsibilities. I have had the privilege of knowing her for quite a few years. She is not only a kind person but always supporting and encouraging many lesser artists to achieve work of extraordinary quality. Describing Lora’s art, it’s akin to revisiting renaissance period/age. It has a touch of classiness which transports us to the old era of minimalistic details. It surely contains a combination of past and present vision, highlighting her creative mind. Her gallery is full of individuality and is therefore full of deep significance. She‘s a versatile artist who has a knack for working on different themes; her work is a fairytale story. This fairytale exists only in our dreams which she paints into reality through her art, engaging in the relationship between fantasy and surrealism. This she does with an incredible sense of humour incorporating love, nature and animals. I absolutely love it. Thanks to my friend for always been kind to your fellow artists. Congratulations on your deviousness award, you truly deserve it. I’m so happy for you!

Lora-Vysotskaya is a very talented artist, with unique works. A great supporter of our Photomanipulation community. She always very kind in support our members! Congratulations on your Deviousness award.

Lora is a great artist, and the great things that I really admire from her is what she has done with the photomanipulation community, She likes a mother to our community always trying to take care and support all artists within it. I appreciate all of her efforts to keep the photomanip community going and she always inspires us with her efforts. One of the strongest women I've known, she really deserves this honour, and I'm so glad for her! Congratulations Lora.

First of all, I would like to congratulate Lora on receiving this award. I am really proud of you, my talented friend. Lora is a very imaginative and inventive artist, in my opinion. She has her own unique style of art, and her artworks are always well thought out and inspirational to behold. She is a very creative and artistic person, whose works are continually spellbinding and stunning. I absolutely love her artworks. I also admire her flair for composition and lighting of the subject matter. Secondly, she is an inspiration to other artists and has a real professional outlook to the industry. I always appreciate her feedback, which she gives to other aspiring artists, as well.


Congratulations to Lora-Vysotskaya!

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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, how did I miss this? :eager: Big congrats for this well-deserved recognition Lora-Vysotskaya !
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Erik!Love 
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rhunel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018   General Artist
Great feature, a woman of many talents, and generosity!!
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!:)
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Andorada Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a cool surprise! Congratulations, Lora-Vysotskaya! :clap:
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!:)
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Silviene Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations, dear Lora, you fully deserved it - you are an excellent artist with such unique and original arts and such a wonderful person. I am so happy for you! Have a great day!
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words dear Agnes!😘❤️
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AdriaticaCreation Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
Congratulations!!! This is truly awesome and well deserved (finally someone from photomanipulation community)Hearts 
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!❤️
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perzarus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Congrats on the Deviousness Award, dear Lora!! Truly well deserved! :la: 
You are absolutely super-talented and a true inspiration! :clap:

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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!😘❤️
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RavensQuill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Student Writer
Awesome art! I love her Wonderland works. Congrats! :heart:
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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RavensQuill Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Student Writer
You are so very welcome!
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LaszlVFX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh what? This went under my radar... congratulations dear Lora-Vysotskaya
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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LaszlVFX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
CongraSUPERtulations, dear Lora-Vysotskaya!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks dear Eve!😘💐
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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fev-rocks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations again Lora. Well done, on your achievement. Fully deserved! :)
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Paul! Your support means a lot to me!❤️
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fev-rocks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome Lora. Thank you, for your support; as well. It is always appreciated! Have a great week! :)
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ChasMandala Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! Well deserved!  :clap:
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ChasMandala Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  :peace:
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Mocris Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations dear :iconlora-vysotskaya:
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Monica, dear❤️
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
No one here deserves it more. She is kind, always working to help others and keeps this place running. She inspires me with her unique vision and her amazing, creative artworks. So much love to Lora!!!!! Congratulation By Kmygraphic-d6q5lx7 by Pendragon-Arts  
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks a lot for your kind words dear Gwyneth! I really appreciate your friendship and support sweetie😘🌹
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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stalker034 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the support my friend!❤️❤️❤️
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stalker034 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Огромное спасибо за пожелания! С наступающими праздниками! Всех благ!❤️
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stalker034 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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StarPearl46 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on a Magnificent award, with your hard work people in the Art Industry can have great example of professional like you!!! 
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you do much!:)
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StarPearl46 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU'RE SO WELCOME!!!!
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Herod-U Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
        ... Oh , it`s  very  cool , that  you  was  speaking  with  me  much  earlier , - when  your  Book  City  became  a .. Daily  Deviation (?) !
        Now  I  can  say , that  I  did  speak  with  modern  celebrity ... Are  you  remember  , how  in  movie  The  Running  Man  one  silly  fan  was  exclaiming : He  touched  Me ! ..
        Круто  тебя  почтили ... Ты помнишь  фильм  Бегущий  Человек , - он тебе  нравится ? Я  очень  люблю  его , и Вспомнить  Всё , и  первые  три  фильма  о  Робокопе - эти  произведения  очень  сильны  своим  ярким  и  справедливым  социалистическим  и  анти-капиталистическим  уклоном . Не  говоря  уже  о том , как  сильно  они  возражают  против  любых тирании  или  деспотии ... А  с  другой  стороны - я  люблю  два  фильма  с  одним  и  тем  же  мальчиком : 6-е  чувство и Помоги  Другому , - об  этом  актёре  говорили  в  Украине , что он  умер , но  на  самом  деле  он  всё-таки  жив . А  ты  смотрела  ещё  Масло  Лорэнцо , Прежде  Всего  не  Навреди , Джек  и  Бобовый  Стебель ? .. Я  их  люблю , - в придачу  к  тем  упомянутым , и ещё к : Джонни  Мнемонику , Матрице ( 1 ) , Звёздным  Войнам  ( 1-6 ) , Игре  Престолов , Нации  Зэт .. Ральфу ...
        Даже  если  ты  не  можешь  вспомнить , о  чём  я  говорил в  прошлый  раз , - я  хочу  немножко  выболтаться сейчас ... Мой  псевдоним  означает  на  русском  Ирода , - сначала  меня  назвали  им  в   моём  удивительном  сне . И  я  считаю  себя  уродом  и  чудовищем , - но  мне  очень  жалко  себя  и  многих  живых  существ , - и   иногда  даже  хочется  всплакнуть  под  фильмы , и , например , также  под  клип  Майкла  Джексона  об  экологии . 
        ... Я  говорю  о  клипе , в  котором  гибнут , а потом , - в  перемотке  назад , - воскресают  слоны  и  растения ...
        И  я  ненавижу  себя  и  сержусь  на  Бога  за  то , что  жизнь  всегда  связана  со  смертью  и  другими  разрушениями .
        Меня  слушают  только  изредка  и  не-охотно . Но  я  не  могу  сдерживаться .
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eee123v Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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matrix124 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats!!!  Clap  
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Congratulations Lora-Vysotskaya
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Here’s this week’s change log!

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Header art quality on profiles has improved. If your header art is blurry, ensure that the original deviation is available as high resolution under “Display Options.” (Thanks, @queen-kitty, @titusweiss, @kaleidechse, @battlefairies, @yuukon, and several others who brought this up!)Fixed issues where typing in a URL in a Journals, comment, or Status Update would display the URL twice.Removed minimum character limit from Status Updates, allowing you to post a Status Update that just includes a deviation, gallery, video, or emoticon.You can now open and close Commissions from the individual Commission page.A “back to top” button added to galleries and browse pages.Badge pages are back!After posting a comment, the browser now scrolls to your comment.The toggle for Mature Content now reads “Show Mature Content” instead of “Mature Content” to prevent confusion. (Thanks for the tip, @rotane and @uszatyarbuz!)Fixed issue where tooltips would not display when hovering over the Add Deviation/Gallery/Video/Emoticon buttons on Comments, Journals, or Status Updates.Fixed issue where the “Send Note” button on profiles would open a new note with no recipient. (Thanks for spotting, @nominee84 and @mrs-durden!)Fixed issue where literature Daily Deviations displayed title twice. (Good catch, @3wyl!)The header image for Commissions is now centered.Updated the design of the “I’m open for commissions” button to make it look more prominent and clickable.Fixed issue where bolded text in comments would appear as a different color but not bold.After clearing out your notifications, the “no notifications here right now” message would be misaligned. (Thanks, @starlighthawk, @ikazon, and @sweetchimera!)Various other smaller bug fixes and changes.

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Eclipse Change Log: January 30, 2019In this week's change log, we have a small handful of bug fixes and improvements as we continue with the larger features that are in development. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming!Change LogThe "add to favorites" panel on deviation pages now allows you to select multiple collections. (Popular request, suggested by @kage-niji, @sa6044, @tanyasimpson, and many others)Bios are now editable!Literature thumbnails now include four lines of preview text. (Suggested by @wynbird, @battlefairies, and many others)On the Daily Deviations page, literature now includes preview text. Various other smaller bug fixes and stability improvementsThe new "add to favorites" panel lets you easily add a deviation to many Collections. (Artwork: hidden view by @umbatman)Literature thumbs — including on the Daily Deviations page — now include preview text.Using the New Bio EditorTry the new Eclipse bio editor! When adding a bio to your Eclipse profile, we'll start you off with your bio from the old site. Please keep in mind that some elements, such as thumbnails, were not able to be transitioned to the new editor, however you can still add them to your bio. We recommend trying the new image and gallery features to share your favorite artwork in your bio.Also note that due to migration issues, bios of deviants who are not on Eclipse are static, meaning if they update them on the old site, the changes will not be reflected on Eclipse until that deviant switches to Eclipse and edits their bio using the new editor. Keep Sharing Your Feedback!Submit a bug or feature requestSubmit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse
Eclipse Change Log: December 12, 2018

This week, nearly the whole DeviantArt team — encompassing staff members from Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, Kiev, and Vancouver, to name a few — has come together at our HQ in Hollywood to focus on Eclipse and plan what’s in store for 2019.

As a reminder, we’re continuing to work on the bigger community feedback concerns — including customization and improvements to Feedback — and we hope to share more soon.

Since the holidays are coming up, and many people on our team are traveling or taking time off, we won’t have a change log to share for a short while. But we want to let you all know that we are continuing to review and analyze your feedback, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you early next year!

Change Log

Literature descriptions are back! (Popular request!)After replying to a comment in Feedback, the notification is now automatically removed. (Popular request!)Comment link pages now have "parent" and "top" buttons, and are now centered for easy readability. (Popular request!)Scraps are back!You can now mention a deviant just by typing (rather than selecting them from the list).The Gift dropdown on profile now tells you when you've already given them a llama or they are full of cake. Removed minimum character count in Status Updates and Journals, allowing deviants to share a post that simply includes a deviation, gallery, or video.

Preview of the new comment permalink pages.

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Thank You for Your Feedback on Eclipse!

Last week, we announced the Beta launch of DeviantArt Eclipse — a completely redesigned version of DeviantArt that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. As a Beta release, Eclipse is still under development and only available to a small portion of the DeviantArt community. We use the Beta release to gather feedback that allows us to closely analyze deviant engagement and sentiment.

Over 4,000 deviants have already tried Eclipse and many have shared their invaluable and much-appreciated feedback. We’ve received nearly 1,700 individual Eclipse feedback reports — including 407 bug reports, 532 feature requests, and 748 pieces of general commentary. Our team has read through and triaged over 60% of these reports and has a goal of completing all of them in the coming week. Thank you to every deviant who has taken the time to share feedback. Whether you’re someone who provided a few words or several paragraphs of candid response, we appreciate the passion you have for helping us ensure Eclipse will meet the needs of our diverse community.

This Is Just the Beginning of Eclipse

As with most Beta releases, we launched Eclipse knowing there were bugs and highlighted a handful of the most obvious in our release journal. We wanted to release sooner than later so we can begin this journey together – gathering feedback and insights and applying it into our development, fixes, and improvements. Plus, as Beta Testers, this is what you signed up for! We need your deviant-expertise to help identify bugs everything from baby bugs to elusive, exotic bugs.

Based on feedback, it’s clear there are certain areas of Eclipse that are leaps and bounds ahead of the “green site.” It’s also clear there are some things that need to be improved. We expected this and continue to welcome your feedback — the good and the bad. We’re in this together and want to hear from deviants every step of the way.

We're Exploring More Ways To Customize Your Profile

Eclipse provides new ways to personalize your Profile, including the ability to select Header Art for your page, linking to your social media platforms, and stating your commission status. However, with the removal of Custom Box, we heard, loud and clear, that deviants want more options to display content.We’re also in the process of exploring other ways you can customize your Profile.We’ll be sharing tips and varied examples of ways you can really customize Profiles. In the meantime, here’s one example of how @katy-l-wood is testing Eclipse’s current abilities to enhance her Profile.
Many deviants asked for the ability to showcase a single deviation on your profile. This is something we are already working on. We’d also like to clarify that, for the foreseeable future, Custom Boxes within Groups will remain as they are. Groups will eventually be redesigned with Eclipse in mind, but that process won’t be complete for many months. We’ll provide advance notice about any removal of Custom Boxes in Groups.

Addressing Your Other Top Concerns

The new Feedback allows easy viewability of your most recent and unread notifications; however, we’ve seen concerns about Feedback needing improvement as a whole. For example, deviants report it’s cumbersome to remove notifications and it’s hard to remove notifications in bulk. We’ll be making the “remove” button more accessible so that you can one-click remove (or one-click save) just as you could on the “green site.” We’re still reviewing the experience of mass removing feedback and hope to have updates soon.We are currently working on issues regarding Header Art and avatars – specifically, their size and quality. Icon codes and plz accounts will be coming soon to Eclipse. :iconlaplz:The new text editor makes it easy to write Literature, with the option to add formatting and illustrations to your work. That said, the Literature experience in Eclipse is still a work in progress. As we mentioned in the Beta journal, using Literature and journal thumbnails is not yet finished. Literature thumbnails in the sidebar (under “More Like This”) are also not yet finished.Improving the display of Literature thumbnails is something our Product and UX teams are already actively working on improving.Having a “Show More” link on deviation descriptions and comments allows for a cleaner viewing experience; however, based on feedback, we've removed "Show More" from deviation descriptions and comments.While search in Gallery, Favourites, and Journals didn’t make it into the Beta version of Eclipse, it’s our aim to bring this functionality to Eclipse.Several deviants brought up that the ability to include thumbs by pasting a URL (or thumb code) is not currently possible. We mentioned this in the original announcement, but we want to reiterate this is not working as intended and will be implemented in the future.

Of course, this isn’t a complete list. It represents our first step at addressing some of your top concerns and we’ll be sharing more responses and updates — including bug fixes — in the weeks ahead.

Keep it Coming!

In the release process, things are constantly evolving as we gain insights and implement updates. Please keep in mind these updates can take time to get used to. As you continue to explore Eclipse, share your thoughts and concerns through the Eclipse overall feedback or bug report/feature request forms. While we encourage general discussion in the journal comments, using the official form allows us to triage and act on feedback in a quicker, more manageable way.

We also want to give a shout-out to the amazing deviants who’ve produced really thorough Eclipse reviews:

Re: Eclipse by @rotane Eclipse by @katy-l-wood Review of Eclipse + Suggestions @nominee84 @senshistock’s video and documentEclipse Glimpse and Thoughts by @lexidus @taitrochelle’s videoMy Deviation Submission Journey in Eclipse PLUS by @ilantiis My Thoughts on the New Watch/Feedback System by @iingo Eclipse: WhatIsRight, WhatIsNot, HowToFixIt @ashclad-shade

Again, thank you to everyone! With your feedback, we’ve filed numerous bugs and our developers are working on them continually.

Eclipse Change Log: December 5, 2018

Another week, another change log! Thank you for your continued feedback and bug reports!

Please keep in mind that larger feature requests and issues take additional time to address — but know we are actively working on them. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share these change logs with some of the smaller changes and bug fixes, so that you follow along with the progress of Eclipse.

We’ve also been receiving reports about various issues regarding images, image compression, image URLs, and filenames. DeviantArt recently switched to a new system to serve images and we’re currently looking into the issues that you’ve been reporting.

Change Log

New deviation background presets have been added!GIF avatars are now scaled scaled up properly, preserving their pixelated look without any blurring. Thank you to all those who brought up this issue!Premium Content now has a more prevalent Buy button.Mentions now contain user symbols.Fixed issue where mentions would not work when you simply typed @@username(rather than typing and selecting a username from the list).Thumbnails in Feedback notifications are now clickable.Fixed issue where mentions displayed in green rather than white.The appearance of the search box was fixed when searching from the Notes, Groups, Forums, and various other pages.Prints can now be enabled on new deviations.Fixed issue where, after adding an image or a gallery to a comment, pressing the left or right arrow keys would leave the page rather than move your cursor.Fixed issues where tooltips were cut off behind other elements of the page.Fixed issue where Eclipse would not create URLs properly for Collections with spaces or other non-alphanumeric characters in the title would, causing an error if opened on the old site.Various other smaller bug fixes and visual changes.

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What's Next for Eclipse: FeedbackLate last year, we released the beta version of DeviantArt Eclipse – a redesign that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. It’s one of our biggest, most ambitious updates to date, which is why we’ve chosen to open it to Beta Testers as early as we did. Not only do we need Beta Testers’ help locating and squashing those pesky bugs, we want to gain deviants’ feedback, thoughts, and opinions on the current Eclipse experience and what we should include in the future. We’re very proud and excited with the level of collaboration we’ve been able to achieve with the DeviantArt community, and we hope to continue this as we further develop Eclipse.The Beta version of Eclipse has brought many changes (see them here), with even more in store, including ways to customize and personalize Profiles! We Hear You!Since the Beta launch of Eclipse late last year, we’ve received a lot of feedback regarding just that: Feedback. You might have called it a few other names in the past: Feedback, Message Center, Notifications, etc. Let’s establish what Feedback is: it’s comments and replies made on your art, any mentions of you or your art, and correspondence with other deviants and groups. We processed and analyzed your thoughts and opinions on Feedback, and how cumbersome it had become to interact with friends on Eclipse. With that, we’re excited to show you some major updates in the works.Changes We’re Making Based on Your FeedbackNew NavigationYou can now easily access Feedback by clicking on the bell icon next to your avatar, with all the different areas visible for you to filter through. Just a simple click and you can filter to view only your comments or only your mentions.One-Click RemoveA popular request from several Beta Testers! With one, easy click of a mouse you can tidy up Feedback to your exact liking. Multi-Remove & Multi-SaveEnjoy a more seamless process of removing multiple notifications in an efficient manner, or saving some of your favorite Feedback moments.Let Us Know!We understand how important being involved and embedded in the DeviantArt community is, and we hope the updated Feedback helps you connect and communicate more easily. These upcoming updates will be announced in @danlev's weekly change logs as soon as they are live. Share with us in the comments what you look forward to using in Feedback, as well as anything else you’d like to see improved!Got something else on your mind? Let us know:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseClick your avatarSelect "Give Your Feedback" to access our official formSpecial shoutout to the DeviantArt staff involved with these major Feedback updates:@tomergr @heidi @roihim @yury-n @noaron @zilla774 @mariiasv @nishnushtlv @chenarbel @thesquidarrives Be kind and show them some love or ask them a question if you have any!...


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