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This folder will showcase the best photomanipulations submitted to the group each month - watch this space filling up as the submissions come in
Photomanipulation News and Feature, 20 April 2013Welcome!Photomanipulation News and Feature, 20 April 2013 by ^Aeirmid
Welcome to the latest edition of the Photomanipulation News and Feature. I hope you will find it interesting and informative. Here's an overall summary of what we will talk about today:
Gallery Restructure project
Winners of our official contest
"Take back photomanipulation" project
Dark, horror, and macabre art
Current and near-future events that are going on in our community
Gallery Restructure project
The Gallery Restructure: Photomanipulation and Mixed Media project is part of a larger initiative that is going on within Community Relations that is designed to help streamline the process of submissions to the deviantART galleries by making the galleries more straightforward and intuit
Winners of the Rebirth and Renewal Contest!Welcome!Winners of the Rebirth and Renewal Contest! by ^Aeirmid
I am pleased to announce the winners of the "Rebirth and Renewal" photomanipulation contest here on deviantART! Get excited!
Without further ado . . .
"My Last Breath," by *iam-SHERLOCKED
"Rebirth," by =dreamswoman
"World Reborn," by *ReyeD33
Each winner will receive:
5,000 dA points from Community Relations and $Moonbeam13
1,000 points from ^Aeirmid
500 points from *PerlaMarina (to be dispensed by ^Aeirmid)
200 points from =Alex-Blaszczynski
100 points from =PSHoudini (to be dispensed by ^Aeirmid)
65 points f
Photomanipulation Workshop: Advanced LightingMark your calendars!Photomanipulation Workshop: Advanced Lighting by ^Aeirmid
Our first LIVE photomanipulation workshop will be on Advanced Lighting. The date will be THIS Sunday, March 17th, at 11 AM PDT (dA time) (Find out what time that is for you here!).
We will announce the chatroom at a later date.
Our lovely instructor is Renu Sharma, also known as `TheDarkRayne. We really appreciate her time and are excited to work with her! Here is some of her gorgeous work:
How to register:
Registration is required if you want to be part of the INTERACTIVE chat (i.e. to ask questions and things like that). It is NOT required to sit in the audience and watch. If you want to be able to interact with the presenter, please send me a note with the
About sxc.hu stockGreetings!About sxc.hu stock by ^Aeirmid
A few of you have been really worried lately about using stock from sxc.hu here because of the change in their ownership. Basically, you were concerned that their license says that you cannot redistribute their stock in whole or in part, by itself or combined with other elements, without the written approval of the original photographer.
As we all know by now, creating a photomanipulation is considered "making a derivative image." And we know we can't make premade backgrounds without permission from the photographers, as doing so is redistributing their work.
I advised a couple of you to check with the Help Desk and sxc.hu to find out the whole truth before making rash decisions about your group that could potentially make everyone panic.
Using my own personal account, I wrote to sxc.hu to find out what the story was. Here's what I said:
I was just wondering whether creating phot
Rapunzel contest (closed)Rapunzel contest (closed) by *Blossom-Lullabies
Blossom-Lullabies as Rapunzel contest
RESULTS http://blossom-lullabies.deviantart.com/journal/Rapunzel-contest-results-389904448 ^^
I will be offline from the 8th july to the 19th july... (I'll be on archaeological excavations because sometimes, I'm more like a troll than a sweet Rapunzel ha ha ). So I'm really sorry if I will be unable to answer to all your questions until that. And don't worry, your participation will be validated as soon as I'll be at home ! (And to an eventual question : you are free to interpretate the theme as you want, be original at the point you want, be crazy if you love to be... All you really have to do is to work with me as model, see
Protect our Nature contest (results)Protect our Nature contest (results) by *Blossom-Lullabies
If you are interested by another one, keep in touch, I have already the theme in mind
It's time to announce the results !
Before that, I just have something to say and I hope you will read
I had so much difficulties to choose three winners because I was in hesitation to choose between beauty and concept. There are some wonderful pieces that are not in the winners selection and maybe you can be surprised... but I finally choose the conception and idea behind the picture and what can answer to the question "Why to protect and save the Nature?" I choose pictures that show this thing in the best way for me and under each winner, I will explain in what they answer so well to this question...
Why to protect the Nature ?
Because she gives colours, life and peace to our civilized world so sad, fade
Lost in Another World (RESULTS):iconmh1plz::iconmh2plz::iconmh3plz::iconmh4plz::iconmh5plz:Lost in Another World (RESULTS) by *Eledhwen-Stock
First of all, I wanted to remember you that I selected the winning works for the representation of a CONTRAST between a character and his environment, not for your skills to draw or photomanipulate. So, please, don't feel offended if your beautiful work hadn't be choosen . I tried to select the more creative works in my mind.
I would also tell you that I'm really happy with all these beautiful creations you did ! Many thanks for your participations, I hope you'll try to participate to the next contest .
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Starlight :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
Certainly the most creative work I've seen for this contest. Two "humanized" stars discovering a luminous town in the night. Excellent idea of contrast, really ! Congratulations f
New Digital Wings Art ContestHello Friends!New Digital Wings Art Contest by *Selunia
My Group :iconDigital-Wings-Art: started a new Contest
First of all: Price donations are very welcome
You can donate Features, Critiques or Llamas (they are free!!!), exclusive Stock or commission works and points.
This time I thought we make something very different.
I went through the "Most popular all time" in Stock and Ressources and selected some very nice Stock for you.
They are all very different so I hope there will be something for everyone of you
And you will have more time than usual: 2 Months
Deadline is Sunday March 17th 2013.
You need to use at least one Stock out of each category! That's 4 Stock pictures in total.
But you are not limited to this 4, you can use more of them if you want to and you can use any additional stock that you like.
15 awesome photomanipulations under 100 +favsIt's been far too long since I've put together a photomanipulation feature. I hope you will enjoy this one! Each deviation had less than 100 favorites at the time of this posting.15 awesome photomanipulations under 100 +favs by ^Aeirmid
beheading by ~scottb1977
A Day within my Father's Heart by ~Nightbird09x
Possession by ~Blackpearls91
Giar Leamhan by =NiAnluain
Liquisentinal Spy. by =hybridgothica
Interview with XilaPhoenixArt1.First, please tell us something about you!Interview with XilaPhoenixArt by =Celairen
I'm Vicky, a Belgian 38 years old married woman with two dogs that are like children to us. Since over 12 years I can't go work anymore because of my Fibromyalgia, so I have plenty of time to focuss on art. I also love reading fantasy books and watch fantasy movies... did I already mention that I love fantasy? Because my daily reality is often very hard, I search for distraction in different fantasy worlds. I very much enjoy spend time with my hubby: sitting outside, have a drink and so on.
2. When do you discover your passion for art? And what is your motivation making art?
I think I was born with art in my heart. Since very young age I didn't want to do anything else than drawing and painting. I also followed art school wich helped me a lot. As a young adult I made oil painting as a hobby. So the passion for art is a red line through my whole life. Later I found out about Paint Shop Pro and I became a tagger, focussed on a
New artist interview with scaredy--crowInterview with :iconscaredy--crow:New artist interview with scaredy--crow by ~XilaPhoenixArt
First goes first: Liv, tell us a bit about yourself please.
My name is Liv. I'm a teenager who's always been interested in art, and I discovered digital art a little while ago. I've been playing around with it and decided to try using the stock here on dA.
What do you think about the dA community so far?
I haven't been very involved in the community, but from what I can tell, it seems like a great place for beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists.
What do you like about photomanipulations?
I like trying to manipulate photos of models into different settings to give it a more fantastical theme. Photo manipulations are really fun for me to play around with, and I love seeing other people's creations. I think there's a lot of creativity in photo manipulations.
Your works often have a foggy, mysterious theme. What attracts you to this kind of art?
I value a lot of subtlety in artwork because I think it's much more attractive
This... to That #5WELCOME TO ISSUE 5This... to That #5 by ^Elandria
Welcome to the fifth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT SUGGESTION in the subject line!
STOCK PNG heavy vines by =MaureenOlder --> My Heart Is Refusing by *TitusBoy25
Grooming 5 by ~okbrightstar-stock --> Safe and Sound.. by *Charlie--X
place 1 by ~ladysivali-stock --> Dragonbane by ~SilenceNocturne
Stock 39 by ~Wintermoon-Stock --> Black heart by *ElenaDudina
Stone001 - cutout .png by ~akio-stock --> no one by ~igreeny
zgomot-stock-landscape-3 by ~zgomot-stock --> Briongloid by =NiAnluain
Pond by *XElectra --&
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough by *tamaraR
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
Understanding Photoshop Selection ToolsCore Skills - Photoshop Selection ToolsUnderstanding Photoshop Selection Tools by `conzpiracy
Our Core Skills series continues, with this episode focusing on the commonly used Photoshop Selection Tools and modifiers. The walkthrough was designed with beginners in mind, however there may be a shortcut or two that could help out the intermediate users!
Core Skills - Photoshop Selection Tools @ SurrealPSD: http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-selection-tools/
More in the Core Skills series:
Document Setup http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-document-setup-in-photoshop/
Photoshop Layers (Part 1) http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-layers-part-1/
Photoshop Layers (Part 2) http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-layers-part-2/
Photoshop Layer Masks http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-photoshop-layer-masks/
Selecting Stock Photography http://www.surrealpsd.com/core-skills-working-with-stock-photography/
Photoshop Levels [HD] Video Tutorial http://www.surre
Know your Basics - PerspectivePerspective comes in different forms, the most obvious & basic of which is the use of the word in relation to the appearance of relative orientation in a three dimensional space. At first, it may seem irrelevant to photomanipulators, (because, hey, the photographs already are perspectively sound,) but putting more than one photograph in context requires that you learn to see what makes sense and what doesn't.Know your Basics - Perspective by `kuschelirmel
The Technical Stuff
Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn:
Smaller as their distance from the observer increasesForeshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of
sight are relatively shorter than dimensions acro
Know your Basics - Composition (the manip way)The Rule of Thirds is another one of those expressions that you have probably heard before somewhere but aren't quite sure what it means. This article strives to shed some light on this rule as well as on how to use lines and shapes in your compositions to lead the viewer's eye to the important bits. There are some compositional rules and pointers that no artist should go without knowing!Know your Basics - Composition (the manip way) by `kuschelirmel
The Technical Part
Rule of Thirds
Thankfully this time, there are no hours upon hours of dry reading to be done because the Rule of Thirds itself can be explained rather easily:
"The Rule of Thirds states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections." (from the wikipedia article)
Or - summed up in one image:
Do you have tutorials or guiding journals to share that concern Photomanipulation (written by you or others)? This is the place to do so!
%Photomanipulated is just another photomanipulation group - or is it?
About the Group
#Photomanipulated will be a very interactive and hopefully very inclusive group for photomanipulators, designers, mixed media artists and resource providers - so in short, anyone who has something to do with manips be it by using the techniques in their work or providing resources for the manip community. We strive to give you a platform to share your inspiration, your resources, your techniques and your questions via submitting artwork and resources (your own or those you love) to the group.
Group guidelines & setup
--> who can do what and how;
what is accepted in our gallery & blog etc
& also important:
Premades in Submissions
sxc.hu no longer accepted as stock source
Chat with us @ #Photomanipulated
Chat Rules of Conduct
Upload your image on dA (photomanipulation category) and specify in the artist's comment that this is an entry for the Creative Inspiration Contest held by `kuschelirmel. Don't forget to include a little information about how your contest entry relates to your chosen inspirational deviation / artist as well as the deviation (with link or thumb) or artist (with :devartistname: or :iconartistname.
Finally, note me on my main account `kuschelirmel with your entry so I can add it to the Contest Collection.
"Till Death Do Us Apart" was inspired by the work of
`J-u-d-a-s and his way to use muted colours :
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