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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?"

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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

Overview: Photoshop / Photomanipulation Tutorials


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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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lottieediting Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Wow, your manips are absolutely amazing!
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creationtakesun Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hello, if you want, this is a new group with stock : o0-freebies-stock-0o.deviantar…
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you for the contest prize, Jasmim! :hug:
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mu6 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ich wünsche mir, dass du mir meine gallery besuchst.
Ich werde mir sehr freuen über deine meinungen für mein arbeit danke!
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
This amazing starry heaven by KPEKEP Used your amazinmg stock , in my fractal animation :w00t:
Thank you !
Manink Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful gallery Jasmin :rose:
DesireeDelgado Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch!:happybounce: 
Potion-Master Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Hello dear! You and some of your great work have been featured here:… :huggle:
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SinnaStormheart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Artist
this work is amazing. its like stepping into someones mind. i love it
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