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PE Photomanip: That's a Wrap!Thank You!
Photomanipulation Week here at projecteducate has been phenomenal, and that is entirely thanks to you, our viewers, and to the community members who made it happen. Our community wrote most of the articles; I just posted them. Our community interviewed many, many people and answered what had to have seemed like endless questions about how they do their stuff. And do you know, of the many people I asked, only one or two were unable? People contributed in spite of busy schedules, poor health conditions, other projects, and other competing demands because they knew this was important. I cannot thank you enough.
I wanted to show you the sheer number of people (well over 40) who participated in this event. Every one of these people made a significant contribution. Please, everyone show some love to the deviants who made this week possible (and then keep reading; more good stuff coming below this list):
Photomanipulation: Exploring textureTexture: We love it!
If there's one thing a lot of photomanipulators love, it's texture, glorious texture! Texture can change your entire image and make it or break it. In our community, it is frequently used for creating a "dark" effect, but it can be used to create or enhance absolutely any theme you can dream up. I wanted to share some brilliant examples of art that use textures well. I also want to provide some tips of things I've learned and direct you to some tutorials.
Let's get started!
Brilliant and inspiring
Tips for success
Use textures to highlight positive assets of the manipulation; don't use them to try to cover flaws of poor blending or cropping.
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 03 AugustHi everyone,
The status quo in the photomanipulation community is GO! GO! GO! We have been extremely busy with creating, supporting one another, and dreaming up contests and other fun challenges. I have been delayed in reporting our news for personal reasons, so this news article is jam-packed with goodness that you, the photomanipulation community, need to know!
Let's get started!
Calling on Community Leaders
We have a wonderful photomanipulation community here, and I'm really honored to serve you all as your Community Volunteer (CV). I have been trying to post weekly news, conduct interviews and do features, post DDs, organize Project Educate and other community challenges, host critique events, and hold contests that I hope are challenging and interesting. I absolutely love doing all of this, but I am also trying to get a Ph.D. and am going to run into trouble juggling it all in the Fall.
So, I will be asking a few of you who I know well and trust to hel
PE Photomanip: Ask Me Anything!PE Photomanipulation: Ask Me Anything!
One of the activities for Project Educate: Photomanipulation was for the community to ask questions from more experienced community "experts." For "Ask Me Anything," community members came up with ten excellent questions for ten Experts to answer. Having had time to peruse and consider the questions asked, the Experts kindly returned the answers to be included in this news article. Many thanks to the deviants asking, as well as a huge thank you to the Experts for taking the time to come up with such succinct, detailed, and helpful answers.
iAmoret asked, "How do you get that dark, dreary, foggy effect that makes it look like it's all from the same image, like Ahmed-R-Shalaby did in 'Dead Marshes'?
Answered by nitchwarmer :iconnitchwarmer:
There are many brushes and stock images you can use here on dA; you can find the
PE Photomanip: More on dark manipulationHi, everyone!
GUESS WHAT!!! You get a bonus blog today because . . . intano is in the house!!
Tugba took some time out of her very busy schedule to chat with me about dark photomanipulation and photomanipulation in general. These questions are similar to those that the lovely MarcelaBolivar answered in our dark photomanipulation interview from earlier in the series (click here). It is always useful to have more perspectives and ideas regarding dark art and its operational definition, and we are really grateful to both of these brilliant artists for sharing their wisdom with us.
Interview with intano
So, the “dark” photomanipulation category is confusing many people because it can feature anything from beautiful, sorrowful women in l
10 Things a Photomanip Newbie Should KnowHi all,
I wanted to talk for a moment to our newbie photomanipulators or even older photomanipulators who are out of the fray. How are you? Welcome to the inner circle.
Here are some things that you (and all photomanipulators) need to know about dA and the photomanipulation community.
1. Stay in touch with the Photomanipulation CV (currently me, Aeirmid).
Watch me. No, that's not an ill-formed plea for pageviews, favorites, or watchers. Actually, I rarely even post art anymore. I am the Community Volunteer (CV) for photomanipulation, which means I regularly run contests, feature art, share news, post Daily Deviations (DDs), and do other things to support the community. It is in your best interest to watch my journal because I post every photomanipulation-related update there. This information is important to you so you can learn about upcoming events, changes in rules, new groups, and other news.
2. Watch :devcommunity
PE Photomanip: Dark photomanipulationWhat is Dark Photomanipulation?
Is dark manipulation romantic? Frightening? Cold? Is it full of untold possibilities or a scream waiting to erupt from your throat?
Dark photomanipulation has something for every shade of your dark mood and demeanor. If you visit our dark photomanipulation gallery, you will find everything from grimly beautiful women surrounded by crows to figures engrossed in decay and beautiful stagnation. Some pieces are soothing in their depths; some are startling in their grotesqueness.
So, once again, what is a dark photomanipulation?
When we submit our deviations to the Digital Art > Photomanipulation > Dark gallery, we see the following gallery description:
Photomanipulations which are dark in theme or mood, and have a mystical, obscure, sombre, grim, or sinister expression.
This is a good conceptual definition, but we also want to obtain a more operational definition fro
Photomanipulation News and Feature - 16 March 2013Welcome
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 sxc.hu issue
Some positive solutions
A lot of people have put tog
My third DD !! + new on my stock + featureMy third DD !!
That's incredible !!!
Thank you so so much to XilaPhoenixArt who suggest it, you are so adorable !
Thanks too Aeirmid for featuring it !!
Special feature :
The Hour of My Fate by Aeirmid
[Black Rose][Rose][Black Rose][Rose]
New on my stock
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Project Educate: The Art of PhotomanipulationHello, deviantART! How are you?
I’m back to tell you a little bit about my very favorite form of art here on dA: photomanipulation, often referenced simply as, manipulation or manips. Hope you enjoy!
What is photomanipulation?
The general consensus in our community seems to be that photomanipulation involves taking elements from at least two photographs (and/or, by some definitions, other sources like 3D work or brushes) and fitting them together to create something that is seamless and distinct from the original sources. Some people argue that a photomanipulation can be made with one photograph as long as the final piece of art is drastically different from the picture from which it originated. If it is not dramatically different—i.e., if the final product is similar to the original photograph but perhaps a bit cleaned up or minor edits are added without including any new elements—we might call it a retouch<
WONDERFUL WEATHER FEATURE:iconsun--plz:
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Finally we have the long awaited spring. The great weather makes me really happy, I hope you all are doing fine and you are enjoying the sun. Have a wonderful day friends
Gifts and dedications
Bathed in light by revande :thumb363485818: :thumb363164244: Treasure by Aegis-Strife Forsaken by Ariel87 Dream Reality1 by TheArt-Of-NefyNilde Expecting magic 2013 by nudagimo No One Must Know... by DarkDevil16 :thumb36386708
March - Feature Time!I have received some very awesome gifts and dedications recently! Thank you everyone!
Plus I found out I have been featured at PSDVault http://www.psdvault.com/inspirations/30-absolutely-mind-boggling-examples-of-conceptual-photo-manipulation/
Eternal flame by Creamydigital
Way of the Wizard by Kaioshen
Stop the violence by Doucesse Busted by FictionChick Falling Angel by ebtihalien
Midsummer Night (Oberon/Theseus) by KingaBritschgi
Daydream Believer by vacuumslayer
Light of Hope by noro8Time is Gold by joeart-tnTime Tunnel - Past by Dani-Owergoor
Sister Moon by EstherPuche-ArtLost by dienel96Up And Away by kuschelirmelHair by skyLion89
Eternity by sasha-fantom
Lucid Dream_11 by caddman
Infierno by maiarcita
Colder by Juli-SnowWhite
the bride by HerrBuchtaWhy so sad , now you are dead by nikolass by nikolass83gianniIndustrial Love by ShuwitWet secret by owel
Symbiosis 2013 by ilona-vereskThe Baleful Allegiance by 3mmILonely Soul by Leafbreeze7
Game of Bones by NotvitruvianTraveller by megan7Free Spirit by peroni68
April 2012 Daily Deviations Roundup BlogOnce again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! Enjoy
Creative people 2014 Pt.1A selection of works that speak for themselves.
Ravenheart by artorifreedom
Dream of the Mermaid 2 by Marjie79 instinct by AnjaMillen Losing My Rose by vacuumslayer
Fashion Photography PE Introduction!Welcome to Fashion Photography's Project Educate week!
Fashion Photography is photography designed to promote or sell items of clothing or to work within the Fashion Industry in another way, on deviantART we have two Fashion Photography categories: Fashion Portraits and Commercial Fashion but we'll have more in depth definitions, descriptions and examples as the week unfolds! Here's what you can expect to be seeing from us for the next week....
Descriptions and definitions of the industry and some of it's key terms.
Guides to getting starting and working in the Fashion Industry.
Interviews with photographers breaking into the industry as well as those who are more established.
Interviews with creatives and professionals photographers can expect to work with.
Nom Nom #57 ShortbreadHeaded created by TouchedD
Shortbread - sort of like marmite, you either hate it or love it. I have to be in the mood for it - but it is quite lovely. Generally, it originates from Scotland. Walkers Shortbread is actually Scotlands largest food exporter! Shortbread is fairly simple to make and aside from burning it, not much can go wrong. So if you've not tried making it before (or eating it) start now!
Star Cookies by claremanson
Baking, Shortbread Biscuits by SlotheriuS
macadamia shortbread 3 by eggmonkey
Shortbread Jam Cookie Deuce by Straynj3
Rose Tea Shortbread Cookies by asainemuri
Pure Photomanipulation GoodnessHi all,
The photomanipulation community has been busy pumping out some amazing works lately, and I wanted to share some of them with you. I will have news shortly, but if you are not doing so already, you can tune in to projecteducate to see what we're up to this month!
Dark Crystal by D3vilusion
Outside the Box by ReyeD33
The BeginningHe told them, of course. He told those idiots everything, the whole damn story, including the blunder he'd made, and its consequences. Looking back on it later, he realized he had probably been in shock the whole time. It made sense, anyone would have been.
Soph was about twenty years old, and he'd been that way for a couple of years already, ever since the Hoarde had started attacking humanity from the past. Every day that passed, they ate at another day in the past. It sickened him. Those creatures had absolutely no regard for proper time and causality protocols.
It didn't seem to affect anyone else that way, though.
The Hoarde was the result of a human creation, of course, like everything bad in the world, though no one else knew about them. Then again, no one else had undiluted access to the power of creation. Even he didn't know much about the Hoarde, only that they appeared through some tear in The Fabric of The World and started killing people off. They appeared at some point in
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More