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dA Guide: Text Formatting
This is just a quick text formatting guide for dA. My goal was to make a simple html guide for easy reference.  Please PAY ATTENTION to where the codes WILL and WILL NOT work!  (Certain codes won't work in comments and deviation descriptions, no matter how hard you try.)  :'D
 
I provided "working examples," which might make the codes easier to understand because you can see them in action. (Keep in mind that when you type html tags, the effects won't be visible until AFTER you hit "Preview" on your comment, journal, etc. I only made them visible for the purpose of demonstration.) Enjoy!!!
 

The following codes can be used in
comments, deviation descriptions, journals, and profile page widgets.


This will make bold text.
This will also make bold text.
This will make italicized text.
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The Secret to Composition by Lulie The Secret to Composition :iconlulie:Lulie 8,156 454 Simple Grassland Tutorial + brush settings by Lambity Simple Grassland Tutorial + brush settings :iconlambity:Lambity 878 15 Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips :icondymaraway:DyMaraway 19,279 1,614 Paint Tool SAI Brushes 2 by Isihock Paint Tool SAI Brushes 2 :iconisihock:Isihock 3,260 75 Emotions and Facial Expression by Majnouna Emotions and Facial Expression :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 23,415 2,141
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Tutorial: Making a Fan Troll
note (added 11/16/18): this tutorial was written like 5 years before hiveswap came out, so it's totally out of date on anything that is stated in hiveswap and I'm aware of that! it was also a couple months before the beta trolls were introduced, so they weren't taken into consideration when writing this either!
H O M E S T U C K f a n T U T O R I A L
Hello, and welcome. I'll be listing helpful hints for creating a fan troll for the series Homestuck. This is in no way the laws of making a fan troll, it is merely a guide. You may follow whatever bits and pieces of the tutorial as you want, but be warned; the internet feeds off Mary-Sues and Gary-Stus.
Melodramatic warning aside, now let's continue.
Rule one to making a fan troll: You NEED to have read the actual webcomic before creating an oc. Going off of what you hear and not what's stated in the actual webcomic is the perfect way to mess everything up.
Now, some vocabulary, for those not familiar with the "proper" term
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Formatting text and images on dA (HTML + dA codes) by Synfull Formatting text and images on dA (HTML + dA codes) :iconsynfull:Synfull 3,244 1,234 Painting Creature Fur by NateHallinanArt Painting Creature Fur :iconnatehallinanart:NateHallinanArt 8,975 355 XY - Font and Placement Guide by aschefield101 XY - Font and Placement Guide :iconaschefield101:aschefield101 97 64 KFC's wolf facial markings chart by Chickenbusiness KFC's wolf facial markings chart :iconchickenbusiness:Chickenbusiness 678 15 Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns by Majnouna Guide to Cat Colors, Patterns :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 7,307 1,185 Simple Manga Eye Tutorial by MangaAnimeLover Simple Manga Eye Tutorial :iconmangaanimelover:MangaAnimeLover 2,142 66 Canine dewclaw notes by Chickenbusiness Canine dewclaw notes :iconchickenbusiness:Chickenbusiness 938 36 Giant Shading Tutorial by TamberElla Giant Shading Tutorial :icontamberella:TamberElla 21,196 749 Pacapillars - Trait Catalog: Eyes, Brows, Nubs by toripng Pacapillars - Trait Catalog: Eyes, Brows, Nubs :icontoripng:toripng 402 131
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The Truth About Selling Fanart
Update notice as of January 17, 2013: I have given this guide a MAJOR overhaul. It was originally written over a year and a half ago, and since then my own views and understanding of copyrights has changed. I felt that this guide should reflect those changes, so if you read this guide in the past, please take a moment to look through it again as I have added MANY new topics, information, and sources. Unlike my first draft, I have also changed my viewpoint to neutral throughout this writing.
Update notice as of July 17th, 2015: Check out DeviantArt's new article on art theft, fanart, copyrights, and other relevant topics! http://protectart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Art-Theft-Discussion-544490149
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor any kind of professional that works in dealing with laws or copyrights. This guide was written based on my own research and understanding of copyright laws, and from discussions with others knowledgeable of the subject. These facts are all
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Pacapillars - Trait Catalog: Textures by toripng Pacapillars - Trait Catalog: Textures :icontoripng:toripng 664 319 Guide to Drawing Furry Faces by thatWeasel Guide to Drawing Furry Faces :iconthatweasel:thatWeasel 1,391 73 The Hutt Fleet by wraithdt The Hutt Fleet :iconwraithdt:wraithdt 2,009 78 KFC's wolf markings chart by Chickenbusiness KFC's wolf markings chart :iconchickenbusiness:Chickenbusiness 811 24