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Photomanipulation News and Feature - 16 March 2013

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 16, 2013, 7:55 AM


Welcome to the March 16th edition of the Photomanipulation News and Feature. There has been a lot of excitement in our community lately, so I hope this newsletter will help clear some things up, spread some really positive news, and get us back on track.

Sit back-- We have a lot to talk about!

The issue

For those of you who missed it, is not allowing their stock to be used in photomanipulation. Therefore, for the purposes of Daily Deviations, I am not going to feature images that use art from that site unless you have written permission or can otherwise document that you have followed the copyright holder's (that means original photographer's) license terms of use. Here was my final journal on the issue. You decide what is right for you and your group.

See also:
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?

Some positive solutions

A lot of people have put together journals documenting other accounts here on dA and some other sites that allow their stock to be used for photomanipulation. I wanted to share their efforts with you because I think they're pretty awesome. Here you go:

:bulletblue: Unrestricted use directory by shelldevil
:bulletblue: Tutorials and stock by FP-Digital-Art
:bulletblue: My stock by tamaraR
:bulletblue: Regarding the use of stock by Manips-Central

Those are the ones I have added to my own collection. I know there are others; if you show them to me, I'll be happy to include them. :)

Gallery Make-over

Community Relations and the Community Volunteer team are making over dA's art galleries! :eager: Our goal is to streamline the submission process so that it is easier for you to know where to submit your art.

Our task is to restructure the Photomanipulation and Mixed Media galleries, and you guys have come up with some really great ideas. You can see what people have come up with and add your own thoughts and opinions here. Your contribution is still welcome!

Upcoming events in our community

Photomanipulation Workshop Series

March 17: Advanced Lighting Workshop at 11 AM PDT (find your time here) in :#crphotomanipulation: :pointr: Led by TheDarkRayne

April date TBA: Composition Workshop with conzpiracy

Please give these deviants some love for being willing to share their time with us!

Rebirth and Renewal Competition

Remember that the official Rebirth and Renewal Contest ends on April 1st at 11:59 PM PDT! That gives you 2 weeks to submit your entries to CRPhotomanipulation!! :eager:

Remake that Manip challenge

Coming in April or May, you will have a chance to remake a classic photomanipulation and add your own flair!

Photomanipulation Gallery War

Date not set yet, but we're looking at starting in April or May. This will be a duel between the galleries of phomanipuation-- for example, Dark versus Emotional, Fantasy versus Macabre... to see which galleries come out on top! It will be a team competition and will likely span a few months.

If you haven't joined CRPhotomanipulation yet, now is the time to join so you can keep abreast of these activities and more!

Other contests

:bulletblue: Protect our Nature contest
:bulletblue: Lost in Another World contest
:bulletblue: Sounds of Madness contest
:bulletblue: Queen of Darkness contest
:bulletblue: Fallen Angels / The Other Side of a Queen dual contest
:bulletblue: Contest for Animal Rights
:bulletblue: Contest by ilona-veresk
:bulletblue: Out of Place contest


There is a new "official unofficial" home for digital art on dA, and that includes photomanipulation! Digitalists is run by your friendly digital art CVs (including yours truly), and anyone can join! Come join us today!

Also, we are looking for contributors who can help submit really fantastic art to the galleries, assist with organizing events, and share ideas! Find out more here. If you are interested in helping and love digital art, we'd love to hear from you.

CR Community Projects

I have recently taken on the position of CV for Community Projects in addition to Photomanipulation. I have a really great team, without whom I could never do both. We will be officially opening our doors soon, but if you're super eager and want to get involved now, come join us at CRCommunityProjects!


In-Obscuro is a new group dedicated to bringing dark, horror, and macabre photomanipulation back to the forefront of dA's attention. Anyone is welcome to join, but only art that is truly dark (in concept and/or in presentation) will be accepted.

Other news

Some other great stuff that I have collected recently:

:bulletblue: Video tutorial on surreal photomanipulation
:bulletblue: "Requiem" art book
:bulletblue: Dark Eyes tutorial
:bulletblue: Pimps and Whoas

10 Phenomenal Photomanips under 100

Here is a collection of gorgeous manipulations that deserve more attention; at the time of this posting, they each had less than 100 favorites.

Covert by soon38
Iconology by tabsquared
Coil by KirenBagchee
Vermilion 3 by Skategirl
Lepidoptera by Zuboff
Apnea by vimark
A Dance of Ice and Fire by Nuindaeiel
Game of Bones by Notvitruvian
Faux. Real. by vacuumslayer
faith by AnjaMillen

Happy creating. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Jade (Aeirmid) :dalove:

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conzpiracy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that you done an 'under 100' feature, that's always a good look 8-)

Just a little headsup, the workshop I'll be doing is 'compositing' - dealing with hair, pen tool, layer masks etc :)
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Whoops! I totally knew that and flaked!! Thanks.
conzpiracy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
hybridgothica Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful news article and feature. :D
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful feature :hug: And thank you to add my contest to the list :dance:
diphylla Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome news article! I am really excited about the upcoming workshops and the events for our community. :excited:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks lovey.
diphylla Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :meow:
Notvitruvian Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Great 'round-up' feature Jade - thanks for the promotion !! :blush:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Of course :D
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome article! Thanks for linking to the piece which detail where to find unrestricted stock. I'm writing an article on where to find stock for #The-PS-Magazine so they'll be really useful!
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome :)
Sandra-Cristhina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful works I found several favs here thanks for sharing it!:clap:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Digital Artist
glad you liked.:)
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great artists!Thanks for sharing :)
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Digital Artist
my pleasure; glad you liked!
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knre didn'T allow the use of their stuff in Manips. Alas - the only thing I ever used from there was offered for any purpose by the one who uploaded it - I told them about the usage and they approved of it so I guess it's alright :shrug ... wait no I used 2 images from there - but both times told the one offering it - but the second one never replied also never complained so idk - but both artworks that use stock aren'T DD-worthy anyways so whatever xDD

Since I offer stock myself (for more or less every artistic pupose that is NOT commecial but for prints on dA) I know how it is if stuff gets used without being told and asked about special permissions. I kind of don't want to know where my stock has been used not following my rules of credit, notification and seeking written permission for commercial usage....
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