NEWZ & UPDATES
Hope you all enjoyed being taken over by FUR yesterday. They made us
We had an absolute blast during our Project Educate Stock & Resources Week, if you missed any of it the full wrap up and links to all the articles and interviews is here -
Project Educate: Stock & Resources, Final WordThank You.
Thanks for being part of an amazing week everyone! We appreciate all the support and love we’ve received from our articles.
Our mission was to ‘re-educate’ on some issues and to serve a reminder to folks about guidelines that need to be followed! Hopefully you guys now have a clearer understanding of the issues mentioned.
Let’s hope so anyway!
We also hope you enjoyed our interviews with some amazing artists and stockers! we had fun doing those!
We wrote a few special articles because Project Educate allows us to get even closer with you guys and reach a wider audience. The Potential Article was to show you guys what’s so great about stock! and to help open your mind and raise awareness of what stock is really about and why stock is essential to so many artists. We also highlighted other essential topics like, atmosphere and lighting, adequately crediting your resources, keywords, categories, and miscats.
Dan is currently experiencing technical issues, so please be patient if you are waiting for a response from him!
A reminder about sending us DD suggestions! When you do, please please please check to see if the person you are suggesting has had a DD in the last 6 months!! Its very important and it makes our lives a lot easier!!
Please DO NOT send the same suggestion to both Dan and I - again it causes us problems!
If somebody is asking you to nominate a particular piece of their work for a DD in exchange for points or something else please DO NOT suggest them for a DD. Having 40+ people spamming us with DD suggestions for the same piece not only raises alarm bells, but is also extremely likely to prevent the deviant actually getting a DD from us. Remember what the spirit of giving DD's is about. They are not prizes to give away and can not be bought.
That being said - Please DO keep sending us unique, eye catching, versatile, inspirational, usable stock and resources that's filled with POTENTIAL!
We've been pootling around in and we are looking for all you people with Stock groups to come forward and write a short blog sharing the details of what your group is about, what kind of resources you gather and share, and what the requirements are for joining and submitting.
You must be a member of the group to do this, just head to the journal/blog page and click on the "new blog" link at the top right side.
Stock & Resources Project Educate Icarus Contest
All the latest information and prize updates are below so get working on your submissions!!!!
PE S&R Contest Icarus Updates"On Delicate Wings"
Mourning for Icarus by H.J. Draper 1898
The Theme- ART:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, be that modern, or ancient using stock and resources available on DeviantART.
The Theme - STOCK:
We want you to recreate the story of Icarus, in stock form! Is your Icarus male or female? Are your wings made from feathers and wax or something more magical?
The Story: Icarus
Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsman's genius would not suffer captivity. He made two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to a wooden frame with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot hi
Other News and Articles you should check out!
How (And Where) To Report DeviationsThe Galleries here at deviantART.com receive, on average, around a hundred thousand submissions every day- any way you look at it that is a lot of creative works coming in every minute of every day. Among this outpouring of creativity which we call Deviations there are, inevitably, works which could be potential problems and when members of the community find deviations which could be troublesome for one reason or another it is only natural to want to bring them to the attention of the staff here at deviantART.
Because of the various ways that a deviation might be a problem we'll focus on only one specific issue in this blog, that issue being the subject of copyright infringement.
Now we've already tried to explain the ins and outs of copyright in our copyright policy so if you haven't read that particular page yet I'd encourage you to do so now (you agree to obey the rules and restrictions laid out there every time you submit
Childhood Memories ContestChildhood Memories Contest!
A contest to bring together Traditional Art and Artisan Crafts!
Part One - Traditional Artists
Your challenge is to remember a cherished childhood memory you have, whether it's a much loved toy, a holiday with grandparents, a blankie or
jumper, the feeling of freedom or the smell of baking - whatever you
associate with your childhood!
are going to get this memory down in art form, draw it, paint it, make
it into a collage, scratch it into metal whatever your chosen art-form
You will have one month to submit your entry.
When the contest ends on May 30th, the Artisan Crafts CV's will pick their favourites from the traditional entries.
Part Two - Artisan Crafters
Your challenge is to take one of the traditional images and re-create it!
may be bringing a teddy bear to life, recreating a feelin
Project Educate: Typography TutorialsTypography Tutorials
Today I want to highlight some of the Typography Tutorials you can find in Stock & Resources on dA.
Tutorials with a focus on terminology.
Explanations on how to use Typography Tools in various graphic programs.
Artists sharing the way to their final artwork.
BK text walkthrough by ~DekuOnFire
These tutorials explain some visual effects that can be applied to achieve a certain effect with your text.
Quick Turorial - Broken Text by `manicho How to make pixel text by `vanmall Golden Text with Layer Styles by =kuschelirmel-stock Glossy Text Effect by ~jamichaels :thumb10
6 Fatal Flaws for PhotomanipulationHey everyone!
After nearly a month (!!!) of viewing DD suggestions and generally browsing around the community looking for new and interesting things to feature, I have come up with a list of the most common mistakes that photomanipulators make. Other photomanip CVs, especially `kuschelirmel, `conzpiracy, and `IreneLangholm, have posted a lot of great articles and tutorials about each of the items I'm going to discuss. I therefore will not go into terribly much detail right at this time. I'll be happy to re-address them in later articles.
What is our primary goal in making a photomanipulation? We want it to be seamless, right? We want to transport the viewers into another world and make them believe that it is real.
Let's talk about some dead giveaways that break that illusion.
Flaw 1: Failure to crop elements properly
Artifacts from original stock images, like pixels that surround your cut-out after you extract it from its original background, are a dead gi
CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.
Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:
Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.
Check recent #communityops blogs to make sure that your issue hasn't been addressed there.
If reporting harassment, have you blocked the deviant and hidden their comments already?
Collect any relevant information about the issue, links to comments, journals or deviations
If the issue has upset you, take a few minutes to make sure you're calm before contacting us. This will help your tickets