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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.

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Tutorial Treasury
Article series that features a handful of tutorials in each issue

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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

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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!


Details Love Needs Nurturing by kuschelirmel
Details Love Needs Nurturing
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For stock credits and to leave comments, please visit the original deviation :aww:
Love Needs Nurturing by kuschelirmel
Love Needs Nurturing
Love is... not to be taken for granted, I think. Love needs work, but if you put that in, it is so totally worth it :love:

Für den Schatz. Hab Dich lieb! :love:

This is for the A REALLY Tall Contest :boogie:

Details >>> Details Love Needs Nurturing by kuschelirmel

Stock Credits:
Model [x] faestock | desert background [no longer available] night-fate-stock |  twigs/logs [x] Jean52 & [x] YBsilon-Stock |  sky top [x] wolfworx & sky bottom [x] RockStocks & overlay [x] kuschelirmel-stock | ground [x] Kassmir | waterfall [x] FOTOSHOPIC | flower [x] margarita-morrigan | smoke brushes [x] revn89 |  star brushes [x] kuschelirmel-stock

And as always: My art is NOT your stock, so please, keep your hands off! If you want images you ca play with, visit my stock account instead: kuschelirmel-stock Thank you!

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 ;) 

30 deviants said Tears In Heaven by kuschelirmel Tears in Heaven
21 deviants said Dark Wings, Dark Words by kuschelirmel Dark Wings Dark Words
15 deviants said Wonderland by kuschelirmel Wonderland
15 deviants said Flower Girl by kuschelirmel Flower Girl
12 deviants said Dreamwalking by kuschelirmel Dreamwalking
12 deviants said Castle Grounds by kuschelirmel Castle Grounds
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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TR-Editing Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kindly check my new deviation and give me your opinion :)…
V-A-R-E-K-A-I Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your art! The lighting and blending and compositions are great!
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Hugh-Janus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!!
HaleyDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday ! Have a great day :party:
IilekteS Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday, Jasmin c:
you are one year younger now hehe.
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Buxom-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :D Hope it is a great one. Happy DeviantART Birthday 
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's January 7th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
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Happy Birthday!
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