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This weeks Features!The week in review
Some wonderful pieces that caught my mince pie this week.
Please fave this feature to enable maximum exposure for these wonderful arts!
Go give them your support, they deserve it!
Sorry if I missed anybody, I get serious attention disorders when creating journals..
Dead Things by ~ROSALIANLa revanche de Promethee by =clair0bscur
Bride of Cthulhu by *MADmoiselleMeliConfidence dark by =babsartcreationsThe Belly Dancers by =babsartcreations
It Will Rain by =MirellaSantanaAmusing the King by *wiseSandalwoodRomantics of dark alleys by *sasha-fantom
Guardian of Time by ~Riviera17Dark Evil by ~NeloaartEarth by ~AndyGarcia666
Hunter by *PerlaMarinaBelieve in miracles by ~x-Cubbu-xThe Rose Lady by ~Sylwia77
Steampunk Waterworld by *DoucesseM.Gnezdnikovskiy lane Moscow by *inObrASMother Nature by =babsartcreations
:thumb282846209:" Old crypt " by ~Blackmoons32Magical lights by =MariamMohammed
:thumb282727796:Brume by ~Le-Regard-des-ElfesKeykeeper by *tamaraR
:thumb282703830:Turn back the clock by *PrincessMagicalSquirrel from a fairy tale by *LiliaOsipova
Inspirational Artists Part I & featuredHello my friends,
I am often asked what inspires me to create my works, well, apart from certain events and themes there are many fantastic artists here on DA who inspire me with their beautiful artwork.
Here I will present some of those artists, this is where you will find inspiration!
I have so many good friends here that it would be impossible to feature them all at once, so , I will feature a few each week!
:iconsparklesplz:Inspirational artists Part I:iconsparklesplz:
Dead reflexions by `LuneBleuExile to a silent dance by `LuneBleu
Sister Gypsy by ~artorifreedomSwanheart by ~artorifreedomThe swan song by ~artorifreedom
Feature V & Glomp M.I.A.Hoi my friends!
I hope you are all well!
When I was travelling to Schipol Airport on Wednesday I noticed a huge billboard outside the grounds, it depicted an Airplane, with the Heading...
"AIR CRASH INVESTIGATION" Now, some of you may know , this is a TV program that delves into past air disasters...
I'm not scared of flying, I love it, but is that really the way to greet potential passengers?
Other musings... Where the hell has the 'glomp' emote gone? I use it and nothing but a small white box appears?? Has somebody stolen it? is it art theft?
Quick! call the art thief police! This is an outrage
**Update - It would appear I am the only person here that is missing the 'wow' 'glomp' & 'huggle' emotes, does anybody here use Google chrome?**
****Update**** The glomps are back!!
Well, here is part V of my weekly features, randomly picked from my ever growing favourites folder, as always I would like to featur
Stock sitesPersonally, I think all these offsite free & pay stock sites have no guarantee of the licences they offer. A few months ago I purchased a file from a well known stock site only to have the 'real' photographer spitting her dummy out at me saying that it was her photo, not a stock photo and that the person had no right to upload it and sell it as such, Naturally I removed the work & apologised, even though I had bought the file in good faith.
We use these sites at our own risk, the admins can only advise their own rules, they can't really control who is uploading what..
A minefield my friends...
Get trenched in, this is gonna be a long war
HACKEDAs you may have seen, my account was just hacked, luckily I managed to get back in and change my password
If you see a Journal entry from any of your friends with the heading
HACKED BY DONGFORCE
DO NOT CLICK ON IT!!!
It sends you to a fake log out page and then takes the password you enter..
** And like Lanny says, log out all your other open sessions from your settings tab. **
I apologise for anything you may have seen that was offensive posted in my name, I am just thankful I was able to act on it immediately.
Voices of experienceHello my friends,
I, along with 6 other artists were interviewed by ^Aeirmid for a community relations article. Here you will find opinions & advice relating to our ever growing Photo-manipulation community! It would be nice if you could pop along & take a quick look, Jade works very hard for our community & it would be certainly appreciated if we all support & help her as much as we can~!
A feature will follow here shortly...
Many thanks for reading & commenting.
F e a t u r e SHoi Hoi Peeps!
So, there goes another week! lots and lots of superb work as always has been filling my inbox here on DA, making it very hard to feature all at once..
Anyhoo, without further ado, here is a small collection of fantastic art for your viewing pleasure, please as always, give these artists your awesome support!
Have a lovely weekend & be safe!
Jack is our night... by ~DiosaEMRHappy Halloween by =babsartcreations
Some amazing manips!
:thumb264678253:Sin, No Salvation by ~michelle--renee:thumb264637451:
Hell's Brides by =SweediesArt:thumb264663848::thumb264423633:
my last song for you by =CreamyMagique.You are in me. by ~larosaperlataDark fantasies perdition by `LuneBleu
Fairy Light by *maiarcitaAutumn Breeze by *PrincessMagicalLotus by =babsartcreations
Walking Dead by *AlexRuizArtNON SERVIAM PART.VII by ~luna131727An autumn by *IgnisFatuusII
All allows even by ~RossanaCastellinoSteve McQueen by *gregchapin:thumb264497982:
consciousness by *proxi-mityThe Mummy by ~Last-Man-On-Earth:thumb264653857:
Features Gifts and Blighty! Hoihoi peeps
Judas calling from milder than usual England!
Hope you're all well and getting ready for Christmas!
Wonderful gifts this week from my lovely friends
I heard a rumour that Jessica is back?
Behind The Lie by =NoorL3yoonA la luz de la Luna by ~AndyGarcia666
acting like a queen. by ~BellaArtemisFemme Fatale by ~NikkiNightBloomBlack Witch - Rosenrot by ~artmatrix
The vampire is out to play by `StarsColdNight:thumb269300094:Wishes... by =Aeternum-Art
With broken wings.. by ~DiosaEMRThe Forest's Secret by ~AbigailDreamDarkWater by ~XxXJaPpAnErDieXxX
Music in my soul by *DoucesseDark Wings by =MirellaSantanaLittle Black Riding Hood by *MBHenriksen
Features, gifts & flights
Hoi my friends!
Tomorrow I fly back to England for a short stay with my parents, so won't be online, I expect I will have lots to catch up on when I arrive
So I will leave you with a small feature of wonderful works...
Wonderful gifts from my lovely friends
A random selection of works that deserve your attention...
Eirinn's grief by ~Le-Regard-des-Elfes:thumb268531164:
Sklopi oci... by ~svetlost70Mirage by ~HugickaTimecop by *crilleb50
:thumb268670547::thumb268667538:Alerta by *vampirekingdom
:thumb268152540:Raedself by =babsartcreationsDepression .. by =Ash-3xpired
The Harlequin by *pranileCaptured BW by *ComtesseDionaeaElf Dryad by *DeadLulu
Rose Red by =ADarkMuseMelodica by `JenaDellaGrottagliaErik the Explorer of the Absinthfairy by *MADmoiselleMeli
Amy Lee by ~l-a-ll-oWaiting For You by *brandrificusRed portrait by ~Sylwia77
Sadness by =babsartcreationsAlways there... by =clair0bscur:thumb268792791:
Rememberance Stamp by *Kezzi-Rose
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Birthday Photomanip Challenge - The Winners!
It is entirely my fault that we are just now announcing the winners of the Photomanipulation portion of the 12th Birthday Stock & Photomanipulation Challenge. School started, and I forgot to post the winners. I very much apologize for the delay!
Without further ado, I wanted to announce the winners!
Who has won:
6 month premium membership
Exclusive stock pack from ^Elandria
Stock pack from *syccas-stock
Features from ^Elandria, ^Aeirmid, & `Dan-Heffer, #DesigningDivas, %StockandResources, %Dreamers-of-Avalon, & ~The-Sacred-Space
Creative Challenge 1: The Pen ToolWhat is this?
I may be an experienced photomanipulator, but I still have a lot to learn. So, I am issuing this Creativity Challenge. Learn with me. Each week (or however often I am able) we will talk about a different topic relevant to photomanipulation. We will start with basic fundamentals and move to more advanced techniques. I encourage you to join and participate; the result will be a stronger PM community.
Confessions of a Stubborn Photomanipulator
Hi, I'm Jade, and I like to do things my own way.
For at least 10 years I have cut out my stock photos the same way: by using the polygonal lasso tool. I have gotten pretty good at it, and to be honest, it DOES have its uses. It is great with straight lines, messily "chopping" something out, clean 90 degree angles, etc. (I know, some of you would even argue that point. It doesn't really matter.) The point is, the lasso tools do NOT do curvature very well.
People have been telling me this for YEARS, but I still did it my way. I figured
Rules for the Photomanipulation Mini-Challenge
So! For those of you who may not have been paying attention lately, today (August 7th) is deviantART's 12th birthday! To celebrate, we held a Stock Challenge chat session earlier today. Now, it's time to MANIP THAT STOCK!
MANIP CHALLENGE RULES
The idea, once again, is that we are creating a “fractured” fairytale in which we will be twisting a well-known story into something completely different. Can you take the story and put your own alternative spin on it?
“Fractured” (Twisted) “Beauty and the Beast”
The moment it all went wrong. The night an “old beggar woman” was turned away from a warm hearth and a curse that backfired and twisted the world in a way nobody - not even the old beggar was ever expecting.....
A beast who turned out to be a beauty... or a beauty who was really a beast. Y
PE Photomanip: Using Masks InterviewsUsing Masks Interviews
Good afternoon / morning, everyone!
I've got some interviews about using masks in your photomanipulations today!
Basically, masks are a way of non-destructively erasing parts of your work. Non-destructively means that it doesn't "destroy" your base image - everything you don't erase is kept and it's simple to fix it if you make a mistake. Whereas if you just deleted the parts of an image you don't want, that would be lost and it would be complicated to get those parts back in many instances. Read on for more info!
Interview with `kuschelirmel
`miontre: When is it appropriate (or how do you know you need) to use a mask in your work?
`kuschelirmel: A mask is used to get rid of unwanted parts (backgrounds on objects you want to use etc) as well as to help you blend things better, because the mask gives you control over how transparent any
'Where are the photomanip DDs?' and other FAQsEDIT: Closed replies because I don't see the point in arguing further.
Wanted to address a couple of concerns that have come my way recently and maybe provide some answers so that we all can work together to make a positive change in this community.
There haven't been a lot of photomanip DDs posted lately. That's not because I don't want to post them or am punishing people-- trust me, I wish I could post a good, strong DD every day. I do not do so because most of the suggestions I get do not meet my specifications.
What are my DD specifications?
Before you suggest, you should read my DD guidelines.In case you need a reminder, here is a short, short version:
A deviant can only have 1 DD every 6 months. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule.All stock must be legitimate. You cannot just find a random picture via Googl
Photomanip Phenoms Vol. 01Outstanding photomanips. Outstanding artists.
Exposed, but not overexposed.
I hope I am introducing some of you to new artists to watch and love.
And if you've loved them before, here's your chance to love them again!
These artists were carefully chosen because their work displays not only technical prowess and knowledge of the medium, but also a great deal of creativity. They are always imitated but never duplicated. They make me want to reach inside myself and be a better artist-- learn more, be more patient, try and try again. I hope you will also get inspiration from these pieces.
Photomanip News and Feature - 15 JulyHello, deviantART!
Welcome to the July 15th edition of Photomanipulation News. I hope your July is going well for you and that those of you who are in hot areas are staying cool!
I've got lots of stuff to tell you. Let's get started!
Advanced Photomanipulation month!
September is our month for advanced photomanipulation! While the activities and workshops I have in mind are geared toward developing or continuing to develop advanced skills, everyone is welcome to participate. We will all be reaching outside our comfort zone. I will be contacting some folks from each of the galleries (surreal, dark, macabre, fantasy, conceptual, etc.) who have more advanced skills and inviting them to provide feedback to help us plan the event. If you are interested, regardless of your skill level, let me know and I'll be sure to include you in the conversations. It's going to be awesome!
There are a lot of contests in w
Rising Stars of Photomanipulation Vol. 01.
Names you should know: =Celairen
This Rising Stars series will highlight some artists who are developing good, strong photomanipulation skills and deserve your attention. Each of these artists shines in a unique way. This week, I am focusing on a fantastic up-and-coming Dark/Fantasy artist. =Celairen has been on deviantART for 5 years and has shown dedication to developing her skills as well as becoming an involved and active part of the photomanipulation community. I hope you enjoy the brief interview and feature and take a moment to check out her really cool and eclectic gallery.
Program of choice: Photoshop
How did you get into photomanipulation?
I did not know at first what photomanipulation is. At first I thought that everything would be painted, and have admired the artist for it. That's about four years ago. I wanted to do something like this, too, but I used to do j
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More