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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Senior Member JasminFemale/Germany Groups :iconphotomanipulated: Photomanipulated
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Photomanipulation for Beginners
an article about what photomanipulation is and what you need to try it - and on the ever so important issue of "where do I get pictures to play with?"

--> read article <--
Of Copyright & Premades
is an article that strives to explain what copyright means, who it protects and that simply putting work into something will not make using something without permission okay.
Know your Basics - article series:
A series of articles that try to explain some basics in art that you may or may not have heard of before but didn't know what to do with them. All of them are written especially for photo- manipulators, but the principles should hold true in any genre.

--> Know your basics - Colour Theory <--
--> Know your basics - Composition <--
--> Know your basics - Perspective <--
--> Know your basics - Textures <--
Tutorial Treasury
Article series that features a handful of tutorials in each issue

--> 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 <--
Photomanipulation Tutorials @ kuschelirmel-stock

The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock ManipT+T -- Blending+Stitching by kuschelirmel-stock ManipT+T Layer Masks Explained by kuschelirmel-stock Manip Tips + Tricks: Pen Tool by kuschelirmel-stock Walkthrough - The Cathedral by kuschelirmel-stock Flood it -Tutorial- by kuschelirmel-stock

These are just a small excerpt from my tutorial gallery
at my stock & resources account

Overview: Photoshop / Photomanipulation Tutorials


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:iconkatiecatapillar: :iconirish-sparrow: :icongoodnightnovembereve: :iconrosiethebluedragon: :iconrainbowsprinkles22:


Toil and Trouble by kuschelirmel
Toil and Trouble
"Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!
Round about the caldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble."

~Shakespear's MacBeth ~

"So far so good... but do you REALLY want to try this?!"

Just some fun with two witches (faestock + kirilee is a match made in heaven, don't you think?) aaaaand for recording and sharing some Photoshop tips on my stock account kuschelirmel-stock & on my youtube channel (which I have been neglecting, shame on me!) :love:

Purple Square Bullet Purple Square Bullet Purple Square Bullet Video Tutorials based on this deviation
will be uploaded on kuschelirmel-stock and linked here as well as soon as they're up :aww:

part 01 is up - the rest will take a little to post-process ;)

You'll also find them on my youtube channel :heart:

Can I follow the tutorial with the same stock?

Yes, you can. BUT I would like you to credit the tutorial and my stock account kuschelirmel-stock and show me (via noteor comment to kuschelirmel-stock) what you've done so I can collect your versions and take my motivation for future videos from them :love:

Purple Square Bullet Purple Square Bullet Purple Square Bullet  Stock Credits:
Double Trouble4 by faestock Double Trouble by faestock in cooperation with kirilee - coolest witches ever! :D
Plus background by Eiande [x] ~ cauldron by AzurylipfesStock [x] ~ fire by Ayelie-stock [x] and steam by Lucy-Eth-Stock [x] ~ leaves by frozenstocks [x] ~ clouds by LilsRaven [x]
Blue Flowers by kuschelirmel
Blue Flowers
Tuscany, Italy ~ August 2014

Vacation pictures :love: expect more, because I'm back! :love:

:heart: Nikon D90 + 80-300mm tele lense

My art is not your stock! So Hands OFF! If you want pics to use, please visit kuschelirmel-stock. thank you


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Hi there,
I'm Jasmin - I'm an engineer who loves pretty things,
above all butterflies and photomanips*.
I used to be the gallery mod for the photomanipulation category in 2006/07 and from Nov 2010 to April 2012.

* and chocolate of course, I almost forgot chocolate!
Please Note:
  • I often don't have much time during the week, so answers to comments and notes will be slow - I do read every single comment and I do try to answer all in a timely fashion, but sometimes it can take a week or two.
  • My artwork is not available for free and I don't do commissions.
    • If you want images you can drag through photoshop, feel free to take those available at kuschelirmel-stock.
    • If you like my work and want to share it, use the share buttons, don't repost!
    • If you want to use my artwork for a book cover, cd cover or the like, please contact me via note or email at kuschelirmel<at> and don't forget to tell me something about the project and its circumstances as well as which image(s) you are interested in - I will tell you the price for licensing one of my images according to the info I get from you, so be as specific as you can!
    • I'm sorry, I do not take commissions any more as it would not be fair to make you wait while I sort out my dayjob and other real life stuff -- if you think you are the exception because your project might interest me anyway, contact me and tell me about it. Just be aware that my time issues will not go away even if I do find your project to be the coolest there is...

Something to Think About + Features

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 8:32 AM

Stats & Competition

I haven't been around much lately, but that doesn't mean I'm gone. I could never leave this place behind, it is so chock full of inspiration and beauty. Things that are sometimes hard to come by "in real life". But it is also a mirror of "real life" as there is the constant competition, the drive to to better than last time, better than the others, more than anyone else... measured in faves, watchers, comments whether you like it or not.

Personally, I like stats. It's just the way my brain works :bucktooth: And aside from that, I do get a kick out of seeing one of my works getting more faves / comments than another one. It's thrilling when you hit the zeitgeist (or however you wanna call it). And if you are trying to sell your art, hitting that zeitgeist is invaluable. I do however think that some people are way too focused on those numbers.

After all, what does a pageview mean? It means sommeone clicked your name. it doesn't mean he stopped to look at anything at all. And it doesn't mean they looked at your gallery. A comment can be hollow, only given so you will give one back (regardless of content), a fave can be dealt out in "drive by mode". And still, it makes us happy to see those numbers increase. It is everyone's own choice how much or how little they read into that, though.

What do you think about stats?

Do you use them to optimze your sales? Do you just feel giddy if something works out? Do you think they're useless?

For myself, I have long since decided to treat manips as my hobby. This leaves me free to do as I please, when I please. But that does not make me completely  immune to the competitive aspect of dA. I like to try new things, be inspired, get new perspectives - and when I do not achieve what I set out to do, I still feel frustrated. Even art blocks are still here, though thankfully not as frequent as they used to be.

How do you handle competitiveness?

Does it urge you on or does it block you?


I dreamed a dream by evenliu

Alive by La--Boheme

River's tale by JonathanDufresne

Poppy... by Takir

Temptation Past by kimsol

Fragile by itznikki530

In Flame by zacky7avenged

Exotic Tribal Fusion portrait by ViridRain

Species 2 by alexnoreaga



My gallery is copyrighted (c) Jasmin Junger. None of the images may be used without consent. I do license my images for book covers, cd covers and the like - please contact me via e-mail kuschelirmel<at> to discuss details. I do not give away my art for free!

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
A former volunteer with the Artist Relations team, `kuschelirmel has always been a wonderful role model within the community.
With a vibrant and eclectic gallery that would make anyone proud, her dedication to providing informative and easy to follow tutorials, journal CSS, and inspirational stock is clearly long overdue for recognition.
Join us in congratulating Jasmin in being awarded this month's Deviousness Award.
-awarded August 2008


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erlangwind Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves! :)
darkpainn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the forrest stock:…
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sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014

Thanks  for the :iconfav3dplz:! :)  :iconoak-elfglitter:

YBsilon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
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Frabbo93 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
are a beginner, I know only in the field of Photoshop brushes and colors and are without graphics tablet but I'd like to learn how to draw and color the flowers I'd see how you do?
RoseCS Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Your art has been featured…
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JulijanaM Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for faving Jasmin! :D (Big Grin) I appreciate it a lot! :) (Smile)
DejavuEstudios09 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the points =), have a nice day.
Andorada Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
cool page!
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