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Notable NewcomersHello, all!
I wanted to feature some new photomanipulators. Each of these talented artists has been on DA for less than a year, yet they have taken concepts to a whole new level. Please welcome them and offer your support!
Underwater scenes have been done before, but I really like the way this artist added interesting elements in the background and created a wistful, reflective feeling. Also, his lighting is really nice.
This artist has a wonderful mastery of colors and light. The idea of staring down over a city is not new, but the interesting, creative way she presents the concept is very original.
This quite emotional conceptual piece stands out from the crowd because of the artist's powerful interpretation of the stock model. The artist also uses color and light effectively.
The artist has a super cool concept here, and he blends a lot of stock images together
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Beginner Yoga Stuffs!Long time no write!
I wanted to share some beginner goodies I've found with you. I'd love to hear how everyone is doing with their practices (beginner or otherwise), too!
Remember: If you need props or modifications for a given pose, you can find them on Yoga Journal (click "modifications" under the pose of your choice).
Walking through 20 beginner poses:
Also, check out these really fantastic YouTube playlists that contain videos of all the different poses!
Don't let the name "Vinyasa Flow" scare you. It is simply about the flow of energy and breath.
Some more little things
Check out the front page of our group for some links to great yoga sites. Here
Photomanipulation Update: July 2014Hello out there!
How is everyone? We wanted to give you all an update on some exciting things that are happening in our community. As always, if you have anything to add, please note Aeirmid or Emerald-Depths.
Congratulations are in order!
We wanted to take a moment to recognize the fact that a member of our community, Cinnamoncandy, has been awarded senior status! YAY! Congratulations! This is an honor bestowed on very few people here on DeviantArt, and we are really excited for her. Please take a moment to congratulate her! Leave some love on her profile page or drop her a note. Let her know we are here to celebrate with her.
Project Educate feature
Project Educate (projecteducate) is gearing up for a gallery week in August, where we'll be featuring art from all of the galleries on the site. We will have two journals dedicated to photomanipulation on Sunday, August 17th. Be sure to tune
Getting 'over it'You're special and unique, just like everybody else.
The magnanimous Dr. Maya Angelou once said, "We are more alike, my friends, than we are different." This statement is more true than it may appear on the surface. As humans, we all face the same fears (not being adequate or liked) and the same struggles (with anxiety, depression, and others of life's challenges), even though they may seem different at the time. Sometimes the magnitude is different, perhaps, but we all want to belong and be accepted.
It's so easy to get caught in the trap of thinking, "No one understands me. I'm all alone." That may or may not be the case, but either way, whether it is reality or perception (and really, reality is perception), we cannot let it defeat us. Take a look around DeviantArt, and even the mental-health community. We all have pain, and we all suffer something or other in our lives. Again, it may be a difference in magnitude, but it is part of being human.
Intermediate Tournament: Final RoundWelcome!
It's time to kick off the fourth and FINAL round of the Intermediate Photomanipulation tournament! Are you ready??
Our lovely contestants are:
The same rules as previous rounds apply (in general: no outside help, use only legitimate stock, credit all stock, etc.).
Your final deviations are due to CRPhotomanipulation by August 20th at 11:59 PM PT.
Below you will find two themes, chosen by your opponents. Choose ONE of them. Tell me which theme you've chosen in your artist's comments when you submit. You must use the theme in full.
Have fun, and good luck!
peroline and SoulcolorsArt:
Theme 1: Make a manipulation in the style from the movie Sin City, so using black and white, shadow and light maybe urban-setting etc.
Theme 2: Something gory, must have a lot of blood in
Art for a Cause- Please read!Hi everyone,
Please do me a huge favor and check out this journal:
The journal is about the creation of an art book for a deviant who is living with terminal lung cancer. Please, even if you cannot help, take a moment to pass the information along.
Thank you for your time and attention to this important cause.
"Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference."
-- Kevin Heath
Jade / Aeirmid
10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our PhotomanipsOn the "decline" of quality in the photomanipulation gallery
I've seen a lot of polls, journals, etc. recently about the quality of the photomanipulation gallery and fears that it has declined. I have intentionally not commented, but I will address the issue here. I think our beloved community is going through a "learning phase" where we are rediscovering ourselves and our art. We have a lot-- a LOT-- of new people, and I want to wish them a warm welcome because they are critical to our vitality as a community..
In turn, a lot of our older, more experienced artists have moved on, frequently owing to time constraints due to having more commissions and freelance work.
So, saying our quality has declined is really not fair. Rather, we are in a cycle of change that happens every couple of years within our community.
It is perhaps true that we have reached a collective slump in creativity. Like inspires like, and I see the same thing over and
Advanced Photomanip Tournament Winner!!The moment we've all been waiting for . . .
The Advanced Photomanipulation Tournament kicked off in January, and we are finally coming to a conclusion.
I would like to say a special thank-you to our judges:
diphylla, nikkidoodlesx3, LiliaOsipova, and Elandria.... thank you so much for taking your time to help us out!!
And now, without further ado, your winner is:
Congratulations! This is an incredible piece, and it won by a wide margin of points.
kimsol will receive the following prizes:
2,000 points from Moonbeam13 in Community Relations
1,000 points from Aeirmid
500 points from Emerald-Depths
500 points from LiliaOsipova
75 points from
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
FAQ: Where do I submit book covers?Hiya!
I've seen a few people lately asking where they should submit book covers when they are uploading them to dA. First, they should NOT be submitted to Digital Art > Photomanipulation unless they are simply the image (e.g. they do not have an author, title, etc.).
So, where do they go if they are actually book layouts (with author and title)?
You can submit them here: Designs & Interfaces > Editorial Design.
I hope that helps.
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