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January Challenge and December Winner!January Theme: New BeginningJanuary Challenge and December Winner! by CRPhotomanipulation
How are you guys in the New Year? I hope you've had a great time this New Year's Eve and are looking forward to new challenges and surprises! Everything is beginning once more; did you make any resolutions? And at last, this brings me to this month's theme - New Beginning!
What can you portray? Let's think about it - is a beginning of a new season? Is a brave hero beginning an adventure? Is a wanderer setting off on the road to the unknown? Is a child being born? Or maybe someone is being raised from the dead? Or dying? Is someone in the process of creating a new, wonderful world?
As you can see, there is really a myriad of ways to interpret January's theme - be creative! Surprise us with your vision, open a new and wondrous chapter and have fun while creating the potential winner of this months challenge.
Don't forget to credit all stock used and use only legitimate stock!
Only ONE entry per person per month.
Open Challenges - PhotomanipulationContests hosted by meOpen Challenges - Photomanipulation by Wesley-Souza
Eleven.. Cover Contest! CLOSED!Eleven.. Cover Contest! CLOSED! by Elandria
So, for as long as I can remember I've had access to the most incredible range of books, from novels, tall tales and everything in between; all of those I've read (and I'm sure you all agree) it's most frequently their covers you immediately think of when you hear their titles. It goes without saying that a picture tells a thousands words, and cover art, for that specific reason has to grab the reader by the eyeballs and hold their attention right through to the very last page in a yummy, captivating smorgasbord of plot teasers, incredible characters and dreamy (or dystopian) landscapes. Essentially, book cover p0rn
Visiting bookshops used to be as much about the cover art as it was about the text on the pages, which is why these days seeing the dozens of dreary, completely plain covers which do absolutely NOTHING to sell the book leaves me a little cold. Further I just can't understand why publishers are going in this direction.
When you ask about book covers don'tI have a lot of inquires about using stock for book covers as well as other commercial works. Inquiries come from a number of different sources including: publishing companies, designers, and sometimes from the authors themselves. Here is some of the things I have noticed about a lot of these messages that are more damaging then helpful, and un professional. Please understand that this isn't about anyone in general nor do I feel anyone is being rude or disrespectful purposefully. I thought it would be helpful for the people inquiring and for other stock artists on DA.When you ask about book covers don't by magikstock
One of the biggest things I see is asking if the price listed is correct, and then giving a much lower number that you have paid for other stock.
-If I or any other stock provider has set a price it's because that is the price they feel comfortable offering. It's usually lower then they should offer, and telling them inadvertently it's too high is deva
If you are interested in a video critique, please note me with three deviations of yours to choose from (so I can choose the one I have the most to say about).
I cannot guarantee you will actually receive a critique and there will be no set schedule because my daily life tends to wreck any plans of doing stuff like this on a regular basis. Also please note that I will not be putting you on an ordered list (but on an unordered one) meaning I will critique what feels like a good idea instead of going by who was first. I hope you will understand that.
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 <--
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
PS: my tutorials and other resources can be found at kuschelirmel-stock
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!
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!