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I'm the Photomanipulation CV, along with Emerald-Depths!

Here are my basic rules:

  • I only take Digital Art > Photomanipulation suggestions and some Mixed Media suggestions (if they involve photographs being manipulated). I cannot feature anything else. For general digital art suggestions, please direct the note to Thiefoworld.
  • Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
  • Credit must be provided to stock artists, and stock must be from legitimate sources (i.e., not Google). FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
  • Please let me know if you want to remain anonymous as a suggester; if you do not specify I will assume that you want your name listed on the DD.
  • Send your suggestions to only ONE Community Volunteer!

How to suggest

Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion. Include the thumb code for the deviation and, if you desire, the reason why you think the deviation should be featured.

I may not reply to all suggestions. Rest assured that I do give every suggestion careful consideration.


Sunset at Fox Mountain by Foxfires

Sunset at Fox Mountain

by Foxfires
Here are some amazing works from some amazing artists! Deck your halls, people!!


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Welcome to Manip Academy!

Achieving consistent lighting in photomanipulations can be really challenging. A lot of times, we have parts of our model image that need to be lighter while other parts need to be darker. Let's say you need to adjust your model image for a light source that is coming from the right. Rather than using the dodge and burn tools, I use curves adjustment layers. Click on the adjustment layer icon in the layers palette in Photoshop (it looks like a half-filled circle), or click Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves.

Put this above your model layer. In the curves box, dragging the curve up and to the left will make the image lighter, and dragging it down and to the right will make the image darker. Make it lighter, with the intensity as needed to make your model blend with your light source.

I realize that this makes your entire model image lighter rather than just the part of it you want to lighten, but I'm about to tell you how to make it apply only to the part you want it to impact.

First, note that you can make this adjustment layer apply only to the model image by right-clicking the layer in the layer palette and selecting "create clipping mask."

OK. See how, with the adjustment layer in the layer palette, the adjustment layer has a white box next to the preview?

Click on that white box. In your color palette on the left side of the screen, your colors should go to black and white. Black will mean that the adjustment layer will be hidden, and white will mean that the adjustment layer will be visible. Use your paintbrush and gently paint black over the parts of the image that should remain dark. (Make SURE that white box is selected, or you'll be coloring black over your actual image!!)

It's that simple. You can also do it the other way, increasing the darkness using another curves adjustment layer. :) I used this method to create this image:

Lanny by Aeirmid

Note me (Aeirmid) if you have questions!

Overwhelmed with school and work

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 11:32 AM
Hey guys,

Just letting you know I am still here. I'm really overwhelmed with school (dissertation) and 2 jobs right now and just need a tiny dA break. If something is pressing regarding DDs or anything like that, please contact Emerald-Depths. :) Will be back in full swing again soon. :heart:



Artist | Digital Art
United States
I'm Jaimie, but my friends in "real life" and online call me Jade.

I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Health. That takes a lot of my time, but in my free time I enjoy creating art and spending time with friends and family. My best friend is a golden retriever; my two-legged best friend is amazing, too. :XD:

When I can find the time, I enjoy photomanipulation and dabble in painting with acrylics.
My favorite styles of photomanipulation are fantasy and emotional, but I love all art that is done creatively and with heart.

My personal favorites are the color red and anything Halloween-related.

Proud to be an
Angel without Wings Award by Nameda





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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for faving… :thanks:

dylnads Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I don't know to much about Photo-manipulation, but by the looks of it you are really good at it :)
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Digital Artist
thank you! :hug:
dylnads Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome Hug 
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Count me among the sufferers of this Ugly Beast Depression.
Glad to have found you..stop by sometime. :nod:
RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
''Feel free to share your thoughts below,''

or, if you would rather share your thoughts privately, feel free to note the group (mental-health). We cannot offer psychological help, but we can offer education and understanding. Peace to all of you.
Nothingincontrol Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the favourite !!!!!!
Altair-E Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch dear Smeley Grand-3d-oeil2-img by Altair-E  
maximegirault Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Hello! I forgot the thank you for featuring my new work yesterday!! So thank you very much!
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Digital Artist
my pleasure. :)
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