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I was interviewed a few days ago regarding hair painting tips.
The article is so rich with information and tips!

Hi everyone! You know that feeling when you have to do a book cover or a CD cover? Yes, amazing. However, it's not as fun as when you have to prepare the files for printing. I always work in RGB mode because, as we all know, there's so much more to do and take control of while working than doing it in CMYK mode. I then convert to CMYK and all colors shift especially dark tones. My artworks almost turn into complete blackness especially while doing an already dark themed image. All of my tiny details go!

My question is what adjustment layers can I add to my CMYK file to make it look as bright as seen on my screen??
I really appreciate any help!

Deviantartist Questionnaire

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 7:27 AM

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    Around five years and a half.

  2. What does your username mean?
    It refers to my real name (Sara Helwe) and because I'm so bad at making up nicknames :XD:

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Introvert, nervous and lazy

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right handed

  5. What was your first deviation?
    Heavy thoughts by sara-hel Ashamed 

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    Digital painting.

  8. What was your first favourite? 
    Deviation in storage Braaaaains... 

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    :iconnina-y: :iconilona-veresk: :iconlunebleu: :iconbigbad-red:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    shadeley and TheDarkRayne. They are both sweethearts and true friends. Oh and I promised Renu to make her some chocolate cake :ihavecaek:  

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    There's no one specific, but I'm so grateful for dA itself being home for inspiration and the reason why I'm currently making a living.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    Photoshop and my Wacom tablet.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    I have no other choice than my bedroom to work in.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    I think my Daily Deviations because I get showers of faves and comments Giggle 

Anyone is welcomed to consider him/herself tagged. I don't want to feel like spamming people Ashamed 

Thank you sweet shadeley for the tag!

Happy birthday DEVIANTART!!! You're my life

Journal skin designed and photographed by sara-hel, and developed by miontre

Germanyyyy and website

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 3:00 PM

Hi all, I hope someone hears me since I can't feel any presence on dA anymore :no:
It's very frustrating; I hope things go back to normal so soon :pray:

Anyway, my dream of visitng Germany has finally come true and I still can't believe it!!!! I'm going there by the 20th and I need some guidance regarding photography and/or arts. I'm thinking of taking private courses with some highly skilled and professional photographers. I'm interested in Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Fashion, Studio and Food Photography. Can anyone recommend me a few?
I will definitely shoot there!! so if you're there and need a photoshoot or private photoshop lessons let me know :)
I will be in northern Germany and very close to Netherland.
Thanks a lot in advance!

Concerning my website I worked on it by myself and I'm satisfied. All you need to know is there. Here's the link - please feel free to take a look and ask anything :)

Peace :peace:

Journal skin designed and photographed by sara-hel, and developed by miontre

Advanced Photoshop tutorial

Mon Feb 3, 2014, 1:20 PM

Hello everyone, I know I haven't been around lately.
I just wanted to let you all know that I created a step-by-step tutorial for Advanced Photoshop magazine. The issue is currently on sale.
That's the artwork of the tutorial:

I also got to be featured on their Pro Panel page with a small tip and this artwork:

Here's a snapshot: 
1743732 662593283803772 486404627 N by sara-hel

Thanks to all the contributors and stock providers!
It's an amazing feeling that I wish you all get a chance like that.
I also want to congratulate my sweet dear friends who recently got DDs, you all deserve them! :love::love::love:

Follow me on Facebook to keep yourselves updated :rose:

Journal skin designed and photographed by sara-hel, and developed by miontre

Blog, website, prints and prayers

Thu Nov 28, 2013, 12:50 PM

Hello everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I created a blog where I'm going to be posting tips, tricks and tutorials about photomanipulations and maybe photo retouching in the near future. Feel free to subscribe through your email here (in the right panel) or wordpress account. I would also like to know if you have tips suggestions that you'd like me to make. Here's the link

My website is this. It's temporary because I'm using my custom domain on a tumblr blog. If anyone knows a good customizable website builder (affordable too) please let me know.

I uploaded large versions of some of my latest artworks to make available for prints, so if you're interested benefit now from the double saving offer for premium members!

Last but not least, NEVER forget to stop praying for our dear and sweet friends Raz Ellysiumn and Claudia LevanaTempest I hope they recover very soon :pray:

Please support my art on Facebook

Peace :peace:

Journal skin designed and photographed by sara-hel, and developed by miontre

Is it me or dA?

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 9:12 AM

I was just wondering is my art becoming worse or the dA community has taken some sort of sleeping pills? This is very frustrating especially when you're proud and confident about your latest artworks!  :bademoticon: 

Journal skin designed and photographed by sara-hel, and developed by miontre

Book cover issue...

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 2:34 PM

Hello everyone, I'd like experienced book cover artists to help me out on this. I've only made one book cover so far. I've been asked a few times for the use of my artworks and was so excited wishing it would work, but nobody is liking the price, they always want it to be below $100 or $50 on an artwork I had spent many hours and days doing, so I don't think it's fair. I really want to be involved in this business, but can't seem to be lucky :no: I might be bad at marketing my works :sad:  Can anyone help me out on this? :please: revamped 

Journal skin designed and photographed by sara-hel, and developed by miontre

2000 likes giveaway!

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 2:17 PM

Hello everyone, I'm making a tiny giveaway on my Facebook page in celebration of 2000 likes! I know it's not a huge number, but I like to contribute something to my fans

Celebrating 2000 fans-1917 fans before the ad by sara-hel

All you have to do is this:
1- Like this page
2- Like and share this image

Results will be announced once we reach those 2000 likes
Here's the link to my page
Good luck!

Journal skin designed and photographed by sara-hel, and developed by miontre
Hey everyone :wave: I finally managed to steal some time to write this journal.
First I want to thank Aeirmid for granting me my second Daily Deviation on December, 5th and GunXun for the suggestion. This date was also my exact third year with dA. I'm so happy I've known my dA friends and 1082 watchers!! :heart:
Here's the artwork of the DD:
The Warrior by sara-hel


Renu or TheDarkRayne tagged me. So...

 1) You must post these rules.
 2) Answer the questions that the tagger set up for you and create 10 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
 3) You have to choose 10 people to the tag, post their icons on your journal.
 4) Go to their pages and tell then you have tagged her/him.
 5) No tag backs.
 6) No junk in the tagging section about " You're tagged if you're ready this.", You have to tag 10 people.

Tagger: TheDarkRayne
Her questions for me:

1- How Old Are You?

2- What do you do for a living?
I'm a freelance photomanipulator/photographer/Designer.

3- What part of the world do you wish you were born in?

4- What is your biggest vice and your biggest virtue?
My biggest vice is that I'm a lazy person. My biggest virtue I guess it's that I don't lie.

5- If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
I would eliminate politics from the world =P

6- What is the most adventurous thing you have done in your life?
I'm still planning it :XD:

7- Do you think you'd be any different without art?
Yeah I would've felt empty O_o

8- If you had a million dollars, what is the first thing you'll buy?
I'd buy the newest SLR camera and the best Macro lens.

9- What attracts you the most in men/women(as applicable)?
Honest men, but it's a hard thing to reveal.

10- If there was a time machine, what time would you like to travel to?
I would travel to the Victorian era.

My 10 Questions For The 10 Deviants I Tagged Are:
1) How Old Are You?

2) What did/are you study(ing) in college/university?

3) Are you satisfied with your current life?

4) Do you wish to meet any specific deviant in person?

5) If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

6) What bugs you the most?

7) Do you think you'd be any different without art?

8) If you had a million dollars, what is the first thing you'll buy?

9) What do you hate the most about yourself?

10) What country do you wish to visit?

The 10 Deviants I have Tagged Are:
1- :iconmaliciarosenoire:
2- :iconle-meridian:
3- :iconash-3xpired:
4- :iconomniamohamedart:
5- :icongunxun:
6- :iconkarinclaessonart:
7- :iconfictionchick:
8- :icondoucesse:
9- :iconnight-fate:
10- :iconmelanneart:

I am preparing for a photography exhibition in my country, so wish me luck! :iconlovesplz:

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas for those who celebrate it and Happy New Year!:love:
I want one. That's it :tears:
  • Listening to: Rosalinda
First I want to wish all Muslim brothers and sisters a blessed Eid :iconawwloveplz:

Second I wanted to show you my step-by-step full tutorial with my artwork  Can't live without you by sara-hel

:star::star: LIKE AND SHARE :star::star:


Hey Guys I just made a fast tutorial. I know it's short, but very useful.
So feel free to check it out :aww:

I would also love to share my facebook page with you, I will be making more art, projects and tutorials, so stay tuned!

:star::star: LIKE AND SHARE! :star::star:


First I would like to thank all my watchers and friends for their support. I really love this community and my friends over here; it's a whole different world to me :aww:

I wanted to share my latest publication with you. It's my first magazine feature on Photoshop Creative magazine issue #88 and here's a little preview:
Photoshop Creative feature by sara-hel

I would also love to thank Andrei-Oprinca for the opportunity of the contest held with DepositPhotos and I was one of the 3 winners with my deviation:
I wish by sara-hel

 Now enjoy some features by those great and supportive friends in art and heart  ;)
Forgotten Stories by Consuelo-Parra Angels walk among us by LuneBleu:thumb293072411::thumb257692190: Remember me by LevanaTempest RAVEN by Sylwia77 Peak of Dawn by Andrei-Oprinca Be Free by AndyGarcia666 I want to release my fear by Wesley-Souza Wings of chains by Doucesse:thumb306150162: Erinnerung by LadyProvidence Flow by Surehuinel Forset fairy by MariamMohammed Jellyfish by MaliciaRoseNoire:thumb304257609: You  came by LeviathanDy
Sorry if I forgot anyone..Have a great day :)

My Journal Skin!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 15, 2012, 9:45 AM

Hey guys My journal skin is finally "live" :love:
With the efforts of Dediggefedde this skin is now installable and you can install it here: HERE
Please also consider faving this: Shadowness style journal skin by sara-hel


Two days ago I received my first published work.
Here's a preview about the book cover
I hope you all like it :aww:

Model is Elandria 

Book display layout by sara-hel
Hey guys here's a little hair tutorial by me..I hope you enjoy it :aww:

'What Christmas means to Me' Winners

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 1:32 PM


Anouncing the winners of AllArtSupport 's Christmas Contest:

1st place: :iconcrizthal: What Christmas Means to Me by Crizthal
Minerva TNT 19 by Crizthal FLONNE-Commission by Crizthal Pamela y su Elote by Crizthal
CHISE AND SAYA-Commission by Crizthal Nurse lily by Crizthal Arab Dancer by Crizthal
Chica bikini by Crizthal Maid and schoolGirl by Crizthal Guelaguetza Marisol by Crizthal:thumb183594727:

2nd place :iconironaries: with What Christmas Means to Me by IronAries
Santa1 by IronAries Humming bird Bienenelfe Meehkolibri painting by IronAries
Alice and the Cheshire Cat by IronAries Blue tit Blaumeise Keek cinege by IronAries fairy by IronAries

3rd place :iconcrysiblu: with What Christmas means to me by crysiblu
Rivalry Fight by crysiblu Flames of an Angel by crysiblu:thumb269161280:
Here is the News Article that features all the contest's entries:… :iconchristmastimeplz:

Stock photo needed

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:58 PM


Hey Guys I am starting a new manip and I don't have the stock image, that I want to use, in its full resolution.
It's from rammkitty-stock and now all her images are in storage.
Here is the one I want:…
Does anyone have it?? :pray:

DD!!! :D

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 22, 2011, 6:50 AM
Wow I can't believe I got a DD on something I did for just an idea that came into my mind!
Here's the deviation DA suggestion by sara-hel
Thank you PrinceJose for the suggestion and namenotrequired for the feature! :aww:

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