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CLOSED-Photomanipulation Contest - Zodiac
Contest is closed - judging in progress
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Only 11 days left!!
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Hi, everyone! :wave:
So, it's time for another photomanip contest! :eager:
The theme of this one is the zodiac. It is one often used; however, rather than just focusing on the star zodiac (Aries, Capricorn, Aquarius, etc.), I thought it would be interesting to incorporate other types of zodiacs. I have found pages that give information on some of the more well-known ones (however, you are welcome to dig as deep as you'd like and go further than the ones shown below):
Astrological zodiac:
Celtic Tree:
Egyptian zodiac:
You are welcome to incorporate more than one zodiac into your entry (in fact, you're encouraged to!).
For example, I'm an Aquarius, born in the Y
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August Photomanip Challenge
August theme: Playing with Fire
Hi guys, did you miss your favourite challenges? I bet you did! :omgomg: llama. 
I hope the long, summer months are treating you well and you're relaxing somewhere by the seaside or living through fantastic adventures. :beach: If you're not, though, then I'm sure you're going to be interested in partaking in the fresh, new photomanip challenge - Playing with Fire (big kudos to Aeirmid for suggesting the theme some time ago). 
Don't forget to credit all stock used and use only legitimate stock! 
Only ONE entry per person per month. :) (Smile)
To enter, turn in your deviation to the "August Challenge" gallery folder (Don't get this confused with the folder for regular art submissions, or w
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January Challenge and December Winner!
January Theme: New Beginning
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. :)
To enter,
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Open Challenges - Photomanipulation

Contests hosted by me and The-Imaginarium 

Deadline -  august
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Eleven.. Cover Contest! CLOSED!

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 :D
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. :shrug:
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When you ask about book covers don't
I 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. 

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
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CLOSED - Photomanipulation Contest - Mythology
UPDATE: Hi, everyone. Sorry for the silence. Things have been hectic this past week. I was hoping to have the winners announced by now, but I haven't had a lot of time online, and I won't have more until the middle of next week. The announcement will not be any later than next Wednesday, that I can promise.
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Based on the results of a previous poll, the popular choice for the contest theme is Mythology.
"Mythology can refer either to the collected myths of a group of people—their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs—or to the study of such myths. As a collection of such stories, mythology is an important feature of every culture."
For this contest, you are invited to create an entry based around your favorite god, goddess, mythological creature, etc. However, you are encouraged to break out of the box a bit and work around a myth you are not familiar with, or one that i
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REMINDER - New Contest: Hell's Belles
What is this?
This is a brief contest, meaning that you will have only one month to complete it. It is a personal contest, meaning I'm doing this on my own, and it's not the huge project/contest to which I alluded in an earlier post. That's still coming.
This contest will run from March 7th to April 6th, 2015. It is something I've wanted to do for a while to meet new people and to get people involved in the community.
Who can enter?
I will only accept photomanipulations, digital mixed media work, and digital paintings/drawings. These are the only media I feel comfortable judging. I apologize to those of you who do not use these media.
The theme of this contest is Hell's Belles. The theme is indeed a pun on "hells bells," so you can rock out to AC/DC's iconic song as you contemplate your entry. (See above.)
By "Hell's Belles," I am referring to women who roc
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Contest: Depth and Perspective! - Closed
Last update: 4/24/22 - DATE EXTENDED to the 1st of May do to the request of multiple people.  
In this contest your goal is to create a photo manipulation, or mixed media piece that focuses on creating an interesting depth of field and perspective!
That is your main goal! Pieces will be judged on overall concept and technique, but the use of depth and perspective will be that main focus! Meaning adding a few blurred out branches in the foreground might not cut it!
depth of field


the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that give an image judged to be in focus in a camera.
the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
- Must be crea
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Some things we should talk about
This journal is here to highlight, debug and bust some myths for you all of stuff that goes on ALL the time, and is in part spurred by some recent events that leave me somewhat baffled and perplexed over some of the behavior we've been recently seeing across the DA communities, particularly Stock & Resources, and Photomanip since we work so closely together (and its apparently time I wrote a new wall of text to you all.)
Every community has them.  Those constant "issues" that make people angry and frustrated. Sometimes they can be easily solved with a little effort, and other times something just snaps and causes reactions that are far and away over the top.  Here are some of our top faves.
Its time for everyone to take a nice soothing deep breath, its a long one!
There will be a test at the end. :stare:
OMG WHY DID YOU SEND YOUR REPLY TO PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock AS WELL??
Hello, welcome to TEAM Stock and Resources!
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'Dark Winter Tale' contest (closed)
Hey guys! :merry christmas:
Not long ago I had my first contest - it was very successful and now I decided to start another one (:
The cold season is around the corner so I thought a winter theme would be nice
The theme is:
snowflake   snowflake   snowflake   snowflake   snowflake   snowflake   snowflake   snowflake  
snowflake DARK  WINTER  TALE   
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How to stay Motivated
How to stay Motivated. 
I’m writing this article for the type of people who say that just can’t find motivation to:
Make a portfolio
Finish a painting
Work on their personal project
I got three tips I’m about to write, and it’s just advice and things that I found useful for myself. If you are capable to do any of these things you should definitely try them.
Tip 1
Fear. Get rid of it. If you are fearful of the outcome it will unmotivate you immediately. Just finish whatever it is and think about how you can improve after. If you can’t see what you need to improve ask someone else to tell you. There is always room to improve, and if you go into a critique with an open mind you will grow exponentially.
Think of it like this. If you were running one lap, and half way through you stopped because you were afraid you were going to throw up or pass out, you will never really know how fast you can run that lap. You didn’t push yours
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Categories: Beginner/Light Intermediate  &   More Intermediate/Advanced will get the same prizes      
  1. Place     
:iconkuschelirmel: 300 :points:
:iconsomadjinn: 250 :points: (all points given to donation pool of YBsilon-Stock for the winners)
:iconevelivesey: 150 :points:
:iconybsilon-stock: 150 :points: 
:iconcd-stock: 150  :points:
:iconlormet-images: 75 :points:
:iconrockstocks: 75 :points:

Exclusive Stocks:
:iconevelivesey: 4 Exclusive-Stockpacks from the folder here:
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The Wow Effect: What Makes Great, Great?
For the latter half of March through the beginning of April, the theme at we-HEART-photomanip will be, The Wow Effect. Today, I am going to present some information about what makes a great photomanipulation great.
A great photomanipulation has great composition.
Composition is the way your eye travels over the photomanipulation and where your eye rests. What is the focal point of the image? Is that an appropriate focal point? (For example, are your eyes drawn to the model's eyes/face, or her arm? :XD:) Composition is how we capture and keep the attention of our viewers. Popular composition styles include the Rule of Thirds and the Golden Ratio, although there are certainly others.

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Contest - In Space- Closed
Hi Everyone,
today we ( :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconybsilon-stock: ) start with our new contest.  :spaceship: 

Contest Theme
Our new theme is "In Space". Be creative and show us your imagination.  
You are given 30 stocks below. Your work has to include min. 1 of each of us. From stockpacks you are allowed to take only one. You are free to use more than one stock from each of us. The size must be so, that we can see it without a loupe and we reserve the right to decline the entry, if we can´t see our stocks. Credit all stocks you used with a direct link (equal it is our stock or an other stock). Only legitimate stock is allowed (no Google or something like this).
Your artist comment has to include a statement, that this is a entry for the  Contest "In Space" held by  :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconYb
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"Brave New World" Contest Entries

A new dawn by Rui-Abel A new dawn :iconrui-abel:Rui-Abel 132 40 In the hunt by Rapc In the hunt :iconrapc:Rapc 4 0 To Boldly Go by theguineacats To Boldly Go :icontheguineacats:theguineacats 17 5 The New millennium by Mandelblute The New millennium :iconmandelblute:Mandelblute 37 28 New Town by adrianamusettidavila New Town :iconadrianamusettidavila:adrianamusettidavila 139 48 Contact! by CharllieeArts Contact! :iconcharllieearts:CharllieeArts 90 90 WaterWorld by VertigoEBC WaterWorld :iconvertigoebc:VertigoEBC 57 12 NY 3017 by Mr-Ripley NY 3017 :iconmr-ripley:Mr-Ripley 318 193 Loneliness by RenatoSs Loneliness :iconrenatoss:RenatoSs 66 17 The Savior by niyya00 The Savior :iconniyya00:niyya00 59 48 Brave New World by amethystmoonsong Brave New World :iconamethystmoonsong:amethystmoonsong 10 5 New World by silviya New World :iconsilviya:silviya 92 39 3017 A.D. by RankaStevic 3017 A.D. :iconrankastevic:RankaStevic 414 142 What Have We Done by hankep What Have We Done :iconhankep:hankep 106 39 Breaking and Entering by Pendragon-Arts Breaking and Entering :iconpendragon-arts:Pendragon-Arts 238 158

Photomanip Articles & Tutorials

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?"

--> read article <--
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


:iconphotoshop-tutorials: :iconphotomanipulated: :iconcinematicarts: :iconcrphotomanipulation: :iconnemesisartgroup:


My little friend... by Michel-Lag-Chavarria My little friend... :iconmichel-lag-chavarria:Michel-Lag-Chavarria 200 60 Power to the penguins ... by HannahChapman Power to the penguins ... :iconhannahchapman:HannahChapman 266 52 Soul's Joy by DuirwaighStudios Soul's Joy :iconduirwaighstudios:DuirwaighStudios 55 5


:iconkuschelirmel-stock: :iconcheker123: :iconsoyunperedor: :iconabu-hany: :iconeasypost:



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Confessing my ABCs

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 8:45 AM
Stolen from Beccy LadyxBoleyn on Facebook.

Still on holiday hence the time to mess with questionaires :D

I'll confess my ABC's
A- Age: 35
B- Biggest Fear: phew - no clue. Usually I have little ones that constantly change
C- Current Time: 17:02
D- Drink you last had: Campari
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: the Schatz (German term of endearment, in this case more of a title - literally means treasure)
F- Favorite Song: depends on my current mood, first thing I can think of atm is "Excuse me Mr." by No Doubt
G- Grossest Memory: I am not in the habit to temember those ;)
H- Hometown: Amstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
I- In love with: the Schatz
J- Jealous Of: I try hard not to be, but I guess you can't help being jealous once in a while - couldn’t tell you anything specific though *shrug*
K- Killed Someone? Nope.
L- Longest Relationship: 15 years (with the Schatz)
M- Middle Name: don't have one
N- Number of Siblings: one
O- One Wish: be Zen + stay Zen
P- Person who you last called: the Schatz (getting into a pattern here...)
Q- Question you're always asked: I get asked for the way a lot - it's like I have a neon sign on my head that spells out "Are you lost/looking for sth? Just ask me!" Even in places I have never been to before...
R- Reason to smile: Snoopy!
S- Song you last sang: "Moondance" by Van Morrison - and I didn’t even get told to shut up lol (I can’t hold a tune for the life of me, but I can remember lyrics)
T- Time you woke up: half past 9 - glorious vacation :D
U- Underwear Color: black
V- Vacation Destination: Suvereto, Tuscany, Italy (there right now)
W- Worst Habit: overthinking things
X- Xrays you've had: teeth
Y- Your favorite food: maybe I should rather tell you what I don’t like ;) no brussel sprouts :D
Z- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Feel free to copy, delete and post your own ! I'd love to see your answers (though I may be slow to reply - coming back from holidays next weekend).

Greetings from Tuscany 
embedded_item1498405007306 by kuschelirmel

Where are you? Anyone near Karlsruhe, Germany? (also see my comment below) 

101 deviants said Europe
56 deviants said North America
13 deviants said South America
13 deviants said Other / just want to see the results
9 deviants said Australia
6 deviants said Asia
4 deviants said Africa


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!


Post a status with 5 cool pieces of art you came across this week and tag people to do the same :heart:
I was tagged by Black-B-o-x - like two weeks ago and only saw it now ^^; sorry, I am sloooooow :blowkiss:

But I have to say: only 5?! oh god that was hard :aww:

Let Me Fly Like A Balloon by SandsteinLicht
Not Dark Yet by gyaban
Running Out Of Time by JayGraphixx
Fangs by carlosthe
The Serpent in the Sword by kimsol

*doh* almost forgot the tagging part...
I tag: kimsol AlexandraVBach Aegis-Illustration Aeirmid nudagimo
Uploaded a time lapse video with comments of my deviation "Defense" on my stock account - watch here (for bigger size go to the deviation page):
Just some fun for the weekend - had the urge to kick some ass ;)

Edit 22.7.17: adjusted the light to be not quite as dark.

Thanks to DraakeT and his deviation Dementors which helped me with the stock search and "assembly proceedure" for my own weird creature. :love:
Dementors by DraakeT 2200x966 Final by DraakeT

I recorded the process and now the video Making of Defense is online :love:

Stock Credits:

woman mjranum-stock with model BiancaCaito | clothes for creature Dewfooter | head for creature wolverine041269 | staff unholy-stock | crypt OsorrisStock | cemetary faestock | extra grass mspeike | clouds Andahliasaur and (as overlay) JewelsStock | smoke texture MD-Arts | circle brush RavenGraphics | cloudy smoke brushes and photomanip brushes kuschelirmel-stock

As always: My art is NOT your stock, so hands off! if you want to get your hands on stuff you are welcome to use (as long as credit is given) please visit kuschelirmel-stock. Thank you.
Canneto b+a
Before and After of Canneto by kuschelirmel

All images shot by me.

The original image was shot on a cloudy day, which did make it look a little bleak. However, since there were no harsh shadows (for the very same reason) it was easier to swap out the sky and adjust the atmosphere. You can also see I did some minor adjustments on the photo itself, for example the removal of the pipe or whatever it was lying on the floor in the bottom right corner.


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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EligoDesign Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks for the :+fav: I'm glad you like the feature :)
M-M-F Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke :hug:
Mr-Xerty Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
eligodesignstock Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks for the :+fav: :)
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adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +fav Jasmin  New Town by adrianamusettidavila Heart 
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Thanks for the fav :-)
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.....:iconthanksforthefavplz:SS my dear friend ...:iconkissmote:

for the support & lov and faves...:heart:
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Thank you for the :+fav:, my Friend!

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Thank you so much for the fave on "The Suffering" Jasmin! :love: :hug:
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