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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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Copyright
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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Well, I've been more absent than I had planned for. Sorry about that, especially about my late answers to comments and notes. Seems these days I do little but work and sleep and eat.

So no wonder I only now realized I was tagged by Aeirmid to do the

DeviantArt Questionaire

How long have you been on DeviantArt?

I joined in October 2004, so it's gonna be 11 years soon :aww:

What does your username mean?

Ah well, that one takes a bit of explanation indeed :giggle: It's pronounced "kush-el-irmel". "kuscheln" is German for "to cuddle" and an irmel... that doesn't really exist, it's a made-up word my boyfriend once used to describe me and it stuck. Combining it with certain activities, you get a lot of different "aspects of an irmel": schlafeirmel (sleeping irmel), kocheirmel (cooking irmel) and of course kuschelirmel (cuddling irmel).

Describe yourself in three words.

easy-going, always laughing, Klugscheißer (German word for know-it-all) :D

Are you left or right handed?

right

What was your first deviation?

The first that's still in my gallery is

Zauberland by kuschelirmel

What is your favourite type of art to create?

photomanips and photography

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

painting - so I wouldn't be stuck with stock all the time (don't get me wrong, I love doing manips, but sometimes, a little more flexibillity would be cool)

What was your first favourite?

This one (and lots of her art, but she left and only the tutorial stayed online):

Tutorial: Beautiful Eyes 101 by vanity-insecurity

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Manips and paintings I guess. For example:

The Edge of Winter by cornacchia-art Fall Get up and Move by AquaSixio
Upon the eternal sleep by LuneBleu Memories by Iskander1989


Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Oh goodness, don't make me choose :bucktooth: But if I have to mention some, I'll go with AquaSixio because his imagination and use of colours is extraordinary! (I am not mentioning manippers on purpose because I would unfairly forget someone.)

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Well, I have met the following:
quite a few people on a devmeet in Karlsruhe when I was really new, for example garrit
nighty and tsheva in 2007
YBsilon lives nearby and we went for something to eat and drinks after work twice so far (and I too would like to repeat that) :aww:
and of course ceeek who is a colleague of mine

I almost met Moonbeam13 in 2007, too, but it didn't work out, so that's still on my list ;)
And I used to chat a lot with fourteenthstar, memod, Moniquette and some others who I would love to meet in person!

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

dA folks have been here to talk to, to laugh with, to share my hobby and learn new stuff - so hell yeah, they had an impact, just not in such a singular way that you are probably aiming at :blink:

What are your preferred tools to create art?

My Nikon D90, Photoshop and my Wacom tablet :heart:

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

:confused: at home, at my desk. I'm not going to take it all with me ;P

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I think that would be the Manip Challenges we used to host in the chat room - they'd run for a whole day and were tons of fun! (too bad I simply don't have that kind of time these days)


:heart:
Jasmin



deviantID

kuschelirmel
Jasmin
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Germany
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!
Interests

Activity


Once Upon A Time by SummerDreams-Art
I really like the concept in this one as well as the colours you chose to illustrate the point.

What I think could use some improvement though is the depth of the piece. While the depth of field blur works artistically well, it starts a bit too abruptly for my taste: depth of field blurs more the further you are away from the focal plane, so on the ground the transition could be a bit smoother I think. The blurred leaves are a nice touch, bringing a bit of colour, but it's hard to pinpoint if they are blurred because they move or because the are far away - if they are blurred for movement, should the specks of the painting not be equally blurred?

The way you set it up, both the picture and the girl are completely in focus and the same distance from the "camera". This suggests that both are equally important - but are they really? If the point is to show how she has kind of lost her innocence and joy and seeing as she is not facing the camera or the picture anyway, you could enhance that distance between what was and what is by placing the woman further back into the picture. If you blur her a little, people will still see what she is, but they will know what to look at first: that is the old picture, then her walking away, turning her back. This way you could also move the frame more to the right and the woman to the left, making something overlap and helping with the depth. Plus you could go for a true square format if you like (maybe too harmonious for the idea though).
Mermaid's Dream by kuschelirmel
Mermaid's Dream
So this was supposed to be a quickie with just a fish in the middle - then I remembered I had had this idea of a mermaid dreaming of a castle some time ago and dug out the file I had started. Turns out, the mermaid fit the background quite well :w00t:

What I love most about this is the colours - who would've thought ^^; I'm a sucker for colours. How about you?


Stock Credits:

mjranum-stock >> Carly Champagne Art Nudes - C 23 | Panopticon-Stock >> Gold fish 6 | Imaliea >> Silky Scale Brushes | kuschelirmel-stock >> Golden Frame Cut Out & seaweed (not uploaded yet) | nixie04 >> Fantasy Castle | shelldevil >> Unrestricted Stock - Sky 34 | EveLivesey >> Underwater Statues | YBsilon-Stock >>  Red-tailed ButterflyfishBlack Pyramid Butterflyfishes I | redheadstock >> Hand Painted Bubbles Transparent PNGs | and quite a bit of painting on the tail :aww:

:heart:

My art is NOT your stock - so hands off! If you want images to drag through Photoshop, you can find plenty at kuschelirmel-stock (where you are welcome to help yourself).
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Well, I've been more absent than I had planned for. Sorry about that, especially about my late answers to comments and notes. Seems these days I do little but work and sleep and eat.

So no wonder I only now realized I was tagged by Aeirmid to do the

DeviantArt Questionaire

How long have you been on DeviantArt?

I joined in October 2004, so it's gonna be 11 years soon :aww:

What does your username mean?

Ah well, that one takes a bit of explanation indeed :giggle: It's pronounced "kush-el-irmel". "kuscheln" is German for "to cuddle" and an irmel... that doesn't really exist, it's a made-up word my boyfriend once used to describe me and it stuck. Combining it with certain activities, you get a lot of different "aspects of an irmel": schlafeirmel (sleeping irmel), kocheirmel (cooking irmel) and of course kuschelirmel (cuddling irmel).

Describe yourself in three words.

easy-going, always laughing, Klugscheißer (German word for know-it-all) :D

Are you left or right handed?

right

What was your first deviation?

The first that's still in my gallery is

Zauberland by kuschelirmel

What is your favourite type of art to create?

photomanips and photography

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

painting - so I wouldn't be stuck with stock all the time (don't get me wrong, I love doing manips, but sometimes, a little more flexibillity would be cool)

What was your first favourite?

This one (and lots of her art, but she left and only the tutorial stayed online):

Tutorial: Beautiful Eyes 101 by vanity-insecurity

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Manips and paintings I guess. For example:

The Edge of Winter by cornacchia-art Fall Get up and Move by AquaSixio
Upon the eternal sleep by LuneBleu Memories by Iskander1989


Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Oh goodness, don't make me choose :bucktooth: But if I have to mention some, I'll go with AquaSixio because his imagination and use of colours is extraordinary! (I am not mentioning manippers on purpose because I would unfairly forget someone.)

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Well, I have met the following:
quite a few people on a devmeet in Karlsruhe when I was really new, for example garrit
nighty and tsheva in 2007
YBsilon lives nearby and we went for something to eat and drinks after work twice so far (and I too would like to repeat that) :aww:
and of course ceeek who is a colleague of mine

I almost met Moonbeam13 in 2007, too, but it didn't work out, so that's still on my list ;)
And I used to chat a lot with fourteenthstar, memod, Moniquette and some others who I would love to meet in person!

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

dA folks have been here to talk to, to laugh with, to share my hobby and learn new stuff - so hell yeah, they had an impact, just not in such a singular way that you are probably aiming at :blink:

What are your preferred tools to create art?

My Nikon D90, Photoshop and my Wacom tablet :heart:

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

:confused: at home, at my desk. I'm not going to take it all with me ;P

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I think that would be the Manip Challenges we used to host in the chat room - they'd run for a whole day and were tons of fun! (too bad I simply don't have that kind of time these days)


:heart:
Jasmin



Zig-a-Zag

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 3:29 AM


I have been tagged by Elandria, so here is my Zig Zag Feature ^^

Here are the rules for participation 

1. You don't have to be tagged to participate!
2. If you are featured, you are TAGGED, and you MUST participate! Do it, guys!
3. No excuses!!
4. How to do it:  If you are a PHOTOMANIPULATOR, you must select 5 of your own favorite works and feature them. Feature ONE prominent stock photo and the name of the person who created it. (That means you'll have 10 total artworks in your feature.) If you are a STOCK PROVIDER, you must select 5 of your own favorite works and feature them. Tag your ONE favorite photomanipulator who used each stock image, and include their deviation that used your stock. (That means you'll have 10 total artworks in your feature.)
5. No tag-backs!
6. You have 24 hours.
7. Paste these rules at the top of your feature journal.


1. Dracoart-Stock

Wonderland by kuschelirmel More HDR Mushrooms 5 by Dracoart-Stock

2. Sinned-angel-stock 

Water Magic by kuschelirmel Praying over water by Sinned-angel-stock

3. rangercookiestock

Lost Without You by kuschelirmel Never the Bride 2 by rangercookiestock

4. CathleenTarawhiti

Tears In Heaven by kuschelirmel Danielle pink dress 30 by CathleenTarawhiti

5. Civetta70

Dreamwalking by kuschelirmel Ruine 2 by Civetta70



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PS: I'm still alive...
 

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 ;) 

24%
29 deviants said Tears In Heaven by kuschelirmel Tears in Heaven
16%
19 deviants said Dark Wings, Dark Words by kuschelirmel Dark Wings Dark Words
12%
14 deviants said Wonderland by kuschelirmel Wonderland
11%
13 deviants said Flower Girl by kuschelirmel Flower Girl
10%
12 deviants said Castle Grounds by kuschelirmel Castle Grounds
9%
11 deviants said Dreamwalking by kuschelirmel Dreamwalking
7%
9 deviants said Drink Me by kuschelirmel Drink Me
5%
6 deviants said Haunted by kuschelirmel Haunted
3%
4 deviants said Lost Without You by kuschelirmel Lost Without You
3%
4 deviants said Tribute by kuschelirmel Tribute

Copyright

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>gmail.com 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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adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke Jasmin für +fav hierTwo worlds by adrianamusettidavila Hug 
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug:
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hjordang Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!!! Your ART is Amazing!!!Clap La la la la La la la la 
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Softyrider62 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for watching!
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annewipf Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Thank you for the points :hug:
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~!
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che38 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
:iconaawplz: YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED Glomp!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an okay friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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aEdenClark Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do such wonderful work.  Thank you for sharing it.
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