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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?"

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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

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Photomanip Mistakes - your help?!

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 3:27 AM

Hi everyone!

I was just thinking, there are some things in manips every beginner gets wrong at first (and even some of those who have been around a long time still struggle with). Off the top of my head, I can think of the following:

  • using the transform tool to squish something or (worse even) someone into place
  • problems with cutting out stock (light edges showing, hair/fur looking like plastic,...)
  • problems with blending images, mostly colours are off by miles and you can see that it's two images when you should be fooled into thinking it's just one
  • lighting issues, most common mistake not placing shadows (stuff seems to leviate) or placing them wrong
  • perspective is off completely (sizes of things relative to each other don't match)

I'd say there are more, I'm just not remembering them.

I would like to complete the list and maybe write an article about it or adress specific issues in a tutorial.

Can you help complete the list? Which were your rookie mistakes? What kinds of things do you still struggle with?

Your input would be much appreciated :heart:

PS: my tutorials and other resources can be found at kuschelirmel-stock :love:


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!
    • I am currently unavailable for licensing - you'll have to find someone else's art to use! I have a full time job and this is my hobby and it should stay my hobby, anything else is just too stressful.
  • I can no longer give DDs! Please send your photomanip suggestions to the current volunteer!


Wax Forest by kuschelirmel
Wax Forest
Fan Art :w00t: // Codex Alera by Jim Butcher - Book One: The Furies of Calderon // The Wax Forest & two gargants :love:

Came out better than expected in some ways, but not quite as great as I had envisioned it -- but then that's nothing new, so I'm still happy ;)

Stock Credits:
gargants [based on bisons] Falln-Stock | tree EveLiveseyforest fuguestock | crater's edge Castlemoor-stock | foreground [x] :devcemac-stock: & [x] almudena-stock  | background [x] fantom89 & [x] almudena-stock | stars dmaland | clouds [x] Tash-stock & [x] nellygrace & [x] foxyfirewings | rest was painted

My art is NOT your stock! So hands off! If you want images you can drag through Photoshop, please visit kuschelirmel-stock - all my resources and tutorils are there :heart:
The Art of Manipulation - Calendar by kuschelirmel
The Art of Manipulation - Calendar
Finally a new calendar from me :love:

:dalove: To buy, please click on "Buy this Print" and choose "Art Gifts > Calendar" - there you also get a preview for all the individual pages.

This calendar consists of the following artwork:
  1. Haunted Forest
  2. Dark Wings, Dark Words
  3. Witch Drums
  4. The Call
  5. In the Land of Magic
  6. By The Bridge
  7. Water Magic
  8. Flower Girl (also on the cover)
  9. Outlook
  10. Halloween 2015
  11. Lost Without You
  12. Things we lost

I hope you like it :love:

Stock credits for the individual images is on the individual deviations. Additional stock used for the back cover's background by dmaland


Which of the following is your personal favourite? Is there something about it you'd like to know (technique, concept, idea,...)? It's for a project ;) 

29 deviants said Tears In Heaven by kuschelirmel Tears in Heaven
20 deviants said Dark Wings, Dark Words by kuschelirmel Dark Wings Dark Words
14 deviants said Wonderland by kuschelirmel Wonderland
14 deviants said Flower Girl by kuschelirmel Flower Girl
12 deviants said Castle Grounds by kuschelirmel Castle Grounds
11 deviants said Dreamwalking by kuschelirmel Dreamwalking
9 deviants said Drink Me by kuschelirmel Drink Me
6 deviants said Lost Without You by kuschelirmel Lost Without You
6 deviants said Haunted by kuschelirmel Haunted
4 deviants said Tribute by kuschelirmel Tribute


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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sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015

Thanks a lot for the :iconfavplz: ! :)  :love:

BerkleyDown Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I love all of the Alice in Wonderland you've got going on. It's great :)
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MeloCardio Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Thx4llama by MeloCardio  
InkyShade Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Student
Danke für die points^^
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Aramisdream Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: HI! Meow :3  Thanks for watch!:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:

And for the prize! Hug Huggle! 
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offermoord Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
:dance: Thanks very much for the points!! :love:
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chromosphere Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Still love your work. :)
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TrickyRain Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks for all of your resources. Very generous and very helpful! And what an inspiring gallery <3
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EligoDesign Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for faving my journal feature :)
LaercioMessias Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
perfect gallery, congratulations Clap Love 
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