Welcome all Open Canvas users, and those interested in Open Canvas. This Group is for all Open Canvas versions and the variety of work created with the program. So don't be shy! Join the group and show us what you've created with Open Canvas! Also this will be a great place to find tutorials and resources to help beginners and experts learn and enjoy the program.
Please check here for more in depth information about Open Canvas and the Group! I ENCOURAGE everyone to read it
Rules and Regulations
NO FLAMING! Talent and style are not to be judged here.
Only members may submit art, to become a member, click "join our group"
There is a limit of 5 submissions to the Main Gallery per week.
Submit only finished work made using Open Canvas (any version)
Please submit work to the correct folder, note any of the admins if you would like to suggest more folder options.
You cannot submit straight to featured, these will be picked by admins. Submit general work to the "Devious" folder. For works that include an Event file, submit to the "Event File Available" folder, and please include a note about which open canvas version it will run on in your artist comment under the picture. What is an "Event File?" see below for details If you have any sort of open canvas tutorial or resource for open canvas, submit to the "Tutorial and Resources" folder.
Only Admins and contributors are allowed to add group favorites. However if you would like to suggest a favorite post a comment with a link to the image
How to submit
Go into Gallery, click the plus sign next to the correct folder and choose to either submit a new work or an existing work.
Most importantly, all works must have been created in Open canvas! You are allowed to submit work that has been inked, sketch, or animated in other programs. But the bulk of the picture should be done in Open Canvas
Dont know what Open Canvas is?
Check here opencanvasuser.deviantart.com/… and the following useful links for more information.
forum.starmen.net/forum/Fan/Fo… Great information on v1.1 and networking
forum.starmen.net/forum/Fan/Fo… Information about using NSoCs, a hack that lets you draw on each other's layers and have more than 4 layers each
wistinga.online.fr/opencanvas/ For a free download of Open Canvas 1.1 scroll down.
www.hamachi.cc/ Hamachi, for better networking in 1.1
www.portalgraphics.net/en/ For a trial/advanced version
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCanv… For information
What is an "Event File?"
"One major feature of openCanvas is the event file. Users can save event files of their work, which when opened, will replay the steps that were taken to create the work. These files can also be shared among users. These files are useful for showing others how something was drawn, or for one's own reference. Event files can be locked, so they cannot be edited, or unlocked and editable." - Wikipedia
How can I upload an Event File?
californiaclipper.deviantart.c… Wonderful tutorial created by CaliforniaClipper
Also, check here opencanvasuser.deviantart.com/… Because Deviantart has changed it's policies and Event Files now need to be "Zipped" in order to be uploaded!
Would if I dont want people to edit my Event file?
You can save the event file so that no one can edit it. Under the "export event file" is the "export 'protected' event file" if you click that, it will tell you that you cant upload to portalgraphics (the oC website) just click yes and save it as you would with a regular event file. Doing this will allow people to view the event file, but they would not be able to edit/save it if they were to make any changes to it
Give it a try, see if you're comfortable with it.
Do you have a higher version of Open Canvas that allows you to use tones? Looking for more tones? Nirakone has tons and tons of great tones avilable to Open Canvas users! Check it out!
And also see this great tutorial on how to use tones californiaclipper.deviantart.c… by CaliforniaClipper
Thanks! Have fun!