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KONG: SKULL ISLAND *honest review*

KONG: SKULL ISLAND *honest review*

 When you hear 'a King Kong film', what do you think of?  Do you expect a thought-provoking story and well-developed characters? Do you expect to cry over the fate of small orphans? Do you wish to see a tale as old as time? (*wink foreshadowing for my next review wink*) OR do you just want to see giant creatures pummel each-other?  If you're anything like me (and a person with a brain), you won't expect Casablanca from a film bluntly named 'SKULL ISLAND'. I mean, come on, seriously? It's clearly a fan-service film for those who have a soft spot for big weird animals eating humans in delightfully gut-wrenching, creative ways. I'm not gonna

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Top Community Feature Requests and Our Responses

In May, we introduced the DeviantArt Timeline as a method of communicating with deviants and providing transparency about what’s planned for our collective future. During the site simplification process that followed, we received a number of comments from deviants asking why we were working on the features presented on the Timeline instead of other things. Many of the features brought up in these comments are ones that have been requested for years. We want to be more transparent about these suggested features, why some of them haven’t happened yet, and why some of them may never happen. These requests are from past Site Updates,
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My Bio
Trying to make the world, or rather the computer apps, a better place!
I also do wallpapers (once a decade :p)

BTW, If you like one of my works, please do comment!
And even though I might not be able to send you a thanks! for every favourite, you will most probably find a llama waiting in front of your profile

Favourite Movies
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Favourite TV Shows
Sherlock and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Guns n' Roses
Favourite Books
Any Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse, Ruskin Bond or Satyajit Ray books
Favourite Writers
Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Ruskin Bond, Satyajit Ray
Favourite Games
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop CS6; Windows 7 (just upgraded and then MS stopped supporting it :P); Chrome or Firefox
Other Interests
Reading, the occasional writing, travelling

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leduc-galleryStudent Digital Artist
Hey I have a question. How do you make your concepts?
I use to use Photoshop, but I moved to Illustrator so things like icons and rounded corners don't look pixelated. But working with bitmap tools are so much easier, so I'm just curious in how you approached your style. I would like to design more freely yet not have to have everything so pixelated.
RDTSODHobbyist Interface Designer
I actually use Photoshop, but am planning to learn a vector tool :p. I use a ton of smart shapes (the closest thing to vectors in PS) and a lot of soft layer styles, along with masking. Most of the basic shapes are in black, blue or some other solid color so that I can clearly see the boundaries and fill, then a *ton* of layer styles. Hope this helps
leduc-galleryStudent Digital Artist
When you say smart shapes, do you mean the presets that come with the shape tool? Well that's interesting. While they do come in handy, the functions seem pretty limited for things like icons, but your icons look pretty official. Though, I'm still not sure I follow your method. Also, I never really played around with the layer styles, so I don't really know their advantages. I'm a bit of a newbie. :D (Big Grin) 

You said you want to learn vector, huh? I know *a lot* of Illustrator. If you really want to learn, I can make a video of it.
RDTSODHobbyist Interface Designer
Actually, I use smart shapes only for the rounded rectangle bases, most of the other stuff's done by the marquee tool. For example, in the new concepts, almost all apps have a preset base, set to white background, a drop-shadow 2px at 90° (for the spot-lighting effect) and a faint outer glow(ambient light). I mostly use slight dulled colours, and avoid using outlines. The base details are almost completely applied by layer styles, except for ornamentation. The real advantage of layer styles is that they're consistent and easily copyable, so you get the same effect every time. Hope this helps :)
And yes, I want to learn vector, and thanks for offering help, it's much appreciated! :D I actually like text tutorials, they allow me to go at my own pace
I learnt it (Photoshop) mostly by mucking different stuff around, seeing what'd happen. (If you'd seen some of my previous stuff, you'd have cringed! It was quite funny, and frankly ugly :p)
[PS. If you want, I can upload some icon PSDs. Lemme know]
leduc-galleryStudent Digital Artist
Happy birthday, bud!
RDTSODHobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
Happy holidays and a happy new year!
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