the Best of Photomanipulated's submissions from December 2012
I wish you the best for 2013!
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Tutorial Treasury 05In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!
"Learn how to create this cinematic scene in quick and easy steps! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photoshop brushes. You’ll also learn several different ways to add lighting effects and create a strong atmosphere. ~ written by Jarka Hrnčárková ~"
Best of #Photomanipulated NovemberAnd again a feature that needs the preface "better late than never" I hope things will slow down a bit after Christmas.
Take a look at Photomanipulated's gallery for more great manips!
Baron Samedi by Nikulina-Helena Fields Of Gold by Dani-Owergoor
#Photomanipulated Best of Jan. FeaturesFinally back (not just physically, but mentally, too) from my business trips (I will get to an extra journal for that, but first the features) - I hope you'll excuse my tardiness once again.
The features below are the Best of January 2013 manips from the submissions at Photomanipulated
Manip Challenges #001If you've been on dA for a while, you may remember the manip challenges I used to run. The original manip challenges were chat based 2 hour challenges, but as I don't have that kind of time any more (the event would be all day long, with 3 to 5 challenges in succession), I decided to adapt them to be two weeks long and not in a chatroom instead.
Wow! What a response! We're through the first week (still one to go!) of the challenge and already there are over 20 entries! Thank you so much for making this site & this group fun
You are given 8 stock images (see below) of which you have to use at least TWO in a way that we don't have to go hunting for them with a looking glass.You can use additional stock, but I ask you not to use premades - this is a challenge for your skills, not for someone else's.Your entry has to be a photomanipulation or a digital mixed media piece with a good deal of photomanipulation in it.Pl
The Reason......why so many CVs burn out after the shortest time are people like those that have surfaced on Aeirmid's latest journal.
Those that think, CV-ing is a "job" and that the CVs have to do just about everything from setting a DD every day to holding contests. Don't forget to write tutorials or at the very least guiding news articles at least every second day. And don't you dare miss one tiny subgallery or trend while doing all that. Oh and the DD suggestions that you do get, do tell each and every single suggestor why their suggestion wasn't used - and don't you dare say "because I don't think it's well enough blended" because hey, it sure as hell has an awesome idea behind it and maybe the deviant has some sort of disease/disability/misfortune/etc and just needs a DD to get a better life.
Wake up! It's YOUR community. A community by definition consists of different people with one common interest - in the case of web communi
My Apologies + FeaturesFirst off, I wanted to apologize for neglecting Photomanipulated for the last few weeks. I was highly frustrated with everything and ready for a holiday that everything seemed a chore. So I removed myself for a while, then I went on holidays and now I'm back in action, finally!
For all those of you who like our Manip Challenges, there will be a new installment in the coming days
But now, on to our features for September, all of these are from Photomanipulated
Rain by TopMystic
PREMADES #Photomanipulated SubmissionRules CHANGE!First, let me clarify: I'm not just talking about premade backgrounds, but also about cut-out stock and brushes or anything else where people use images (their own or other people's) to create the resource. And while this is mainly geared toward members of Photomanipulated, I do hope that this journal will also be able to shed some light on things for others.
Personally, I've never been a fan of premade backgrounds, but I'm also not the type of person who thinks everyone else should do as I say just because I have a bad feeling about something. So far, that held true for premades: I steered clear of them because I feared copyright issues, but I didn't have much more than a bad feeling and some research on my part to confirm this. Now, an official dA blog has strengthened my believe that as an artist, using premades will do you more harm than good.
Copyright is something that often falls by the wayside with premades. And if it turns out the image
Out with the old...My second term as photomanips community volunteer (CV) has ended. How a year and a bit can fly by so fast?! But it was fun, and I was very touched by all the positive feedback I got when my hat went and the tick came. A special thanks goes out to Aeirmid who will now be sailing this ship -- but hopefully not alone! I hope she'll have you - the photomanip community - to help her!
And that brings me neatly to something I've been meaning to express for a while:
The CV is NOT the be-all and end-all of the community! (S)he may be a lynchpin, an integral part, the person with the symbol that people will look upon for guidance, motivation and their DD choices. BUT the CV is not the person who has to do everything by themselves cos it's "their job", because first of all, volunteering is volunteering. It is not a job and it should not be hard work, it should still be fun. And it should be a giving and receiving on both sides and to be quite honest, sometimes wearing the hat doesn't fe
Since you asked...Thank you to XilaPhoenixArt, CamaroGirl666, ginkgografix, Aeirmid, PirateLotus-Stock, astrangeallure, natash29, Lou-in-Canada and ZRobert for the interesting and funny questions This was harder than I thought - so please excuse the lateness
XilaPhoenixArt: How do you deal with stress situations?
Depends on the situation I guess. If it's meeting a deadline at work, I have found that panic solves nothing. It will rather keep you from doing your work properly and you'll end up fixing things right and left later. So, try to keep calm and do one thing at a time. If you're afraid you might forget something, make a list and start with whatever is most important. Everything else will have to wait and the world will not fall to pieces if you're a day late (once).
If the situation is having to do something that makes me nervous (like giving a presentation in front of lots of people or going s
Blending: Tips and TricksHello again
In conjunction with our blending article we interviewed several fellow photomanipulators to get you the scoop on some tips and tricks when it comes to blending. Thanks again to the amazing artists who agreed to the interview, we appreciate you sharing your knowledge! This was a 3 part interview series, if you're interested in the other two links are included at the bottom of this article
Q: What is your overall process for blending and integrating different elements/stocks into your works?
A: I usually start by looking for stock with similar light sources. Then I add a color balance adjustment and possibly a curve adjustment to to get the colors to blend in well. My final step would be using the the dodge tool to add extra lighting or use a clipping mask and paint it in.
Creative people IIDedications
Creative people II
*halloween* by WelshAngelART white wings.. by IMertTmyksl Night flight by robhas1left
Forgotten by Tifareth All Hallow's Eve by zummerfish Transformed Pumpkins In Kittens by maiarcita Brigid's Knot by LiliaOsipova Eomer by sweetlyloo
Just WOOOOOOOWHello my dears
All of us know that You've mentioned in my journal so no need to bother you by commenting on your masterpieces.Just Enjoy...
Love Is Like A Butterfly by xeena-dragonkizz Motherland Chronicles #33 - Ascend by zemotion Terra by aresgirl34
The Altar by Notvitruvian Black Widow by Blavatskaya Like Ice by Autonoe
Classic nude drawing by WhizzieWhizzer
Photomanipulation Rockstars: Morteque
As an artist, Morteque has wowed us for years with her lovely use of light and darkness in her dark- and emotional-themed manipulations. In recent years, she has expanded her portfolio to include work as a cover artist. But who is Morteque? Recently, she offered me a glimpse into her world, and I wanted to share her with you.
How do you feel your own art has evolved in the time you've been on dA? Do you feel you’ve grown as an artist, and if so, in what ways?
Oh yes, I have been part of dA for almost 6 years now! I started like an absolute amateur; the time spent here helped me a lot. Creating photomanipulations was just a hobby for me, and if someone would have told me back then that I would be working on a professional level with different people now - photographers, models, authors, etc., I would definitely have not believed them. I feel like I have grown in many ways - as an artist I have developed my skills
Colorful Featurehai everyone I'm still new, but I'll try to share beautiful art work with great colorful, that I saw recently
Bad Influence by alexnoreaga Halloween Thrill by TitusBoy25
Dark Wings Of Tragedy by Dani-Owergoor Paranormal by Emerald-Depths
Nightmare by Andaelentari Chiropteras by debzdezigns-lamb68
The Queen Angel of the Autumn Wood by annemaria48 Moon Child by aresgirl34
Autumn Witch by JiaJenn31
Happy New Year!Hello everybody! I wish a Happy New Year full of happiness, accomplishments, love, peace and health, that 2013 will be a year of light, peace, respect, equality, and much happiness! Below are some(if I could I would put them all here!) beautiful works of great artists this year!
Our Journey by TropfichGrace by eclipsyWHERE I CALL HOME by MirellaSantanaThe flower of the rivers by SARYTHGreed by fabiluaDestroy by crucknFantasy Matte Painting by leostarkoneruThe guardian of the seas II by MsDeadlyDemon Queen Stock - Prewiev by MariaAmandaLonging by Aeternum-ArtTouch Of Color by BiBiARTsMy Place by Dani-Owergoor:thumb344823964:Future city by SaphireDesignSATYR by YayashinAworkin' by FictionChickSnow White by marcogiuseppeA New Day by AndyGarcia666Vestige by 3mmIskirmish by igreenyFrogster game concept 01 by memod.: A t t r i t i o N :. by J-u-d-a-sEventide by PriceCreationVivid Nature II by FP-Digital-ArtMeteor Shower by Rafaelll90Sunset Castle by DeltamikePrometheus by ErikShoemakerMoat by noahbradley- Jensen Ackles - by AnathematixsSalvador The end by renanciocmonteQueen Bee by LuzTapia:thumb3
The Exclusive September Feature ( :A feature for all the lovely artworks that have poured on in deviantArt during this month i.e. September 2012
I want you to this article as well as the truly amazing works so that it spreads around and these lovely artists get more exposure and constructive criticism.
Without much ado, let's take a look the wonderful deviations of September.
If you wanna be featured here just Note me with the link to one September deviation by you
V by sandrawiklanderSerie 'Dance with Dionysos - A la peripherie' by olivier-ramonteugirl with a kite by takmaj
The way you want to go? by adrianismynameTyto incomming by CommanderEVEComfort, new print released by CarnegriffUntitled. by thisisacultMighty by Scarlet-BeginningEve by AlekimOneira_anatomic bomb. by Bloddroppe
paw by beata812:thumb326445664:swamp by FukariHello autumn by PixieColdtea time by lindahabibaLOOK AT IT! by KawaiiDeathy:thumb325319503
Art Appreciation 20 Hut Hut Hut - HDR by Wayman Sat in the middle of the giants by emmanueldautriche Madame de Versailles by Morgan-Lou Royal Rainbow by PeterJCoskun IHCC Campus by BrokenChaoz Craters 4 by Applemac12 Peace Lily 3 by Applemac12 Pataua Beach 3 by Applemac12 Wanaka by Applemac12 Wispy by Applemac12 Frogtown Bay by Applemac12 Reflect by Applemac12 For Anna by Applemac12 Pataua Estuary 1 by Applemac12 Lake Dog by BKImages Snow Dog by BKImages :thumb322445381: :thumb321014638: Lavendel by LueDscha Tower of melancholy by miirex Basset hounds in the light by Ksuksa-Raykova The Midnightsun by torivarn Citty in the window by gophers-slipper1 Fire Rocks - ICELAND by StefanHefele l'instant decisif by giosolARTE :thumb326800412: Magical Jade by John-Peter Autumn Portal by John-Peter Frozen Strawberries by PaSt1978 Cotton candy by micecat Autumn is coming by JoaoPhotography :thumb326129015: Drowning into the color haze by anaPhenix So scared ..! by Nabila-Nina Tyto incomming by CommanderEVE Eve by AlekimOneira Dream in a Dream II by raysheaf Ms. Gunner by poibuts untitled by derlevi :thumb326441492: Was it a dream?? by BlackCocktail Leefly by RoseBone Enjoy the beauty by emmanueldautriche D084 by miobi The Guardians by israelcs The Gravedigger's Daughter by Phatpuppyart-Studios Mournful by Phatpuppyart-Studios no title 118 by ABrito :th
FeatureSome beautiful works that deserve your attention!
A New Beginning by shadothezombie The Crimson Bride by LaVampyress
One Light in my Soul by Aeternum-Art on tree swing by uillsam Calm Waters by MirellaSantana
Drow by inSOLense Ancient Mountains of Bavarian by JonKoomp Moonlight by AndyGarcia666
Shepherd by AbbeyMarie Glowing Sky by QAuZ At The Edge Of The World by MarcoHerrera
Bless You by Flobelebelebobele the guardian by evenliu Nazgul The Soul Taker by ShoaibBhimani
China Romance Stormy by Shue13 Endless slumber by MarcelaBolivar A Foolish Thought by JaiMcFerran
Migration Route by Paulo-Bert Breezes of Blues for Ravens by SweediesArt Avialae by J-u-d-a-s
Fairy Garden by eclipsy
Hath No FearGiving yourself completely up to fear is kinda like falling in love: You can't pin point exactly when it started and by the time you realize that you are surrounded by that sensation it's already game over. Just like the image of the person you are in love with starts creeping out from every unexpected corner, fear never leaves your side when you give it a welcome stay. After a restless sleep, it starts beating anxiously in your heart the moment you wake up in the morning and commands all your thoughts and actions throughout the day. It is nothing short of a prison, except you are the only inmate and the warden never takes a break. Ever.
I do not exactly remember when I let fear occupy my being but I remember the exact moment when I realized I was ruled by it. It was late in the afternoon, everybody was out there 'getting busy living' and I had locked myself inside my bed half awake, not particularly finding any valid reason to get out of it. Then I was awakened from a nightmare by my
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More