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Short UpdateHello Everybody
I hope all of you are doing well ?
This is just a short update to let all of you know that i am still alive.
I had my final exams a few weeks ago and all in all it went pretty well.
( i still have to take two oral examinations and i am kinda afraid of that but hopefully they will be okay as well )
Since i had to study quite a bit i wasn't able to take as many photos.
( moreover i am one of these people that are pretty unmotivted in general in winter )
I am so happy that it is starting to get warm now and that there are flowers everywhere.
When i am done with school i will have about 3 month of freetime until i am going to start studying in a university in october.
( for me it is a really weird thought that i will be living on my own in about half a year from now )
But since i am going to study a subject where i can take photography classes i hope that i will also improve my skills in photography !
Oh and tha
Happy New Year !
I really hope that you have spent a nice New Year's Eve
and that all of you gonna have an awesome 2014 ♥
( i filmed some heart firework for you )
I am really sorry that i don't spend that much time on DeviantArt anymore
Even thought i upload some photos once in a while i am not active at all.
( writing journals, features, polls, commenting aso. )
And to be honest i don't really know why, it's not that i am that busy or anything.
I guess it mostely is because of the fact that i am really uncreative at the moment.... but i am trying to change that !
The last year was awesome photography wise, i spent so much time taking photos and really enjoyed it ♥
Concearning real life it was a really boring year, nothing special happened at all, life just went on as usual.
Next year will be different, i will take my exams and finish school !
That's a huge step for me since i will go to an university af
Shaped Bokeh ( Tutorials and Feature )Since i got asked a lot how i do the shaped bokeh photos i decided to write a short journal about it
I won't write my own tutorial since there are already a lot of great tutorials out there and i do the absolutely same thing
First some "normal bokeh" tutorials :
and the Wiki Article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh
most important facts :
- aperature as big as possible -> small number ( i use the canon 50mm 1.8 )
- some sort of light to create visible bokeh ( e.g. christ
Drowning in Beauty II.It has been so long since my last Feature sorry about that
Oh and thank you so much for 3500+ watcher
But now enjoy some awesome works :
ode to the sun by Amuletz
I have an idea! by Meireis
SoftFox by thrumyeye-Autumnal dreaming- by Janek-Sedlar
Solitary Bee on Mint VIII by dalantech
Dandelion I by FlexDreams Swan on an evening lake by AlesGola
African Bush Viper by imthecustomizer
3000+ Watchers : Thank you / Free PS ActionsWhen i checked my Stats yesterday and noticed that i already got past 3000 watchers !
I am so grateful to every person that even views my works and of course i am even happier if they appreciate them.
I know that i am really inactive in things like answering comments, notes and taking the time to appreciate the work of others.
But please don't think i am ungrateful for all of that, because that's really not the case.
On the contrary, your compliments really encourage me and make me smile !
I am kind of trying to figure out what i want to do with my life after i finished school and of course i have to get good marks to
leave as many options open as possible. I hope you do understand that.
I am still taking photos ( which you probably know ), since it's a important time for me to just take my dog and
go for a long walk searching for pretty flowers or ladybugs or just sit in my room for hours trying to take pretty photos.
Unfortunately all the things around it, like answering comm
Winners : Macro ContestThank you so much everybody
A lot of you participated and there were so many amazing photos !
But i had to decide and here are the winners
You will receive your prizes within the next day
First Place : MarcosRodriguez :
Second Place : dragonfly-oli
Third Place : lindahabiba
Like the sun by lindahabiba Yellow drops by lindahabiba
Honourable Mentions :
Drowning in Beauty I.
Acid Attack by Nitrok Basilisk by Zaratra
Peaceful Magic Hour by johnchan
White Shadow by Lupinicious Emperor penguin by laogephoto
HOPE by scumpi Wintry Blue Reflections of Mont Saint-Michel - HDR by somadjinn
Fisheye Sunset by torivarn
Cwmbach - Mountain side by F-Lagerdahl Rosy dreams by wihad
Scattered by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction
Lost in between by aoao2
Macro Photography Contest ( looking for prizes ) !Photography Contest !
It's Contest Time again !
Theme : Macro / Close Up
Deadline : 10. May
200 by lieveheersbeestje
50 by Paul774
15 by mylittlebluesky
10 by lesserdevil
10 by AkuZeku
Sketch by SkyLandWarrior
Journal Feature by Kara-a
Journal Feature by serel
Journal Feature by AkuZeku
Journal Feature by rainylake
Journal Feature by Paul774
Journal Feature by Isalovesphotography
Creating your own MangaIntroduction
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga.
80 Point Giveaway and Art Features!(Closed)Winner announced! :iconxlaurenx13: Congratulations!
(winner was chosen through a random number generator)
Don't be disappointed if you didn't win this time ;7; They will be more opportunities! Just keep a watch out for the next giveaway and it may be your turn to win! \^7^/
Thank you everyone for entering! I'm very grateful for everyone's support for our fellow artists!
:iconsparklesplz: Watcher's Feature!:iconsparklesplz:
PE: How to Scan and Adjust ImagesTutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week!
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos!
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and white works, so it'll be more useful if you're working on manga/comic pages or inked art, but I hope it'll give you some ideas and help out in general on how scanning works.
I'll be translating the most important parts of the video, along with screenshots. Let's get started!
Things you'll need:
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!
When you're not improving
Manip Academy 11: Tips for HairWelcome to Manip Academy!
Cut Hair with Background Erase Tool
Select the Background Erase Tool
Select the options below, the tolerance depends on each photo.
this technique to cut hair, works only for clean backgrounds and with a single color.
see some examples below:
My Brush tips, are Brush present in Photoshop CC.
I usually use brush present in photoshop to do my hair, specifically these two:
Brush > Soft Round Pressure Size or Flat Angle Low Bristle Count.
and always before starting to paint hair, select Pen Pressure on the brush configurations.
Simple Tips - How to Paint the Hair
I use wacom to do my hair, so the tutorials below are made with wacom and done for people who use tablet if you use mouse to do y
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last days
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
Some beautiful pieces of ART10Sharing is caring.
Compass by Teddy-Cube Dancing Butterflies by Sisterslaughter165
Heart and Soul by RickHaighNicki... again. by Cinnamoncandykuia x by chriseastmids
Stand out from the rest by pqphotographyScrew the Light, Give me Darkness by pjenzFishing by Notvitruvian
Teac by pitkonMandelbrot 104 - Etranged love - by Olbaid-STCan You Feel My Heart by StevenZybert
Lake at Colbricon by SergibaSun King by samgrealResonance by Pixx-73
Beautiful Nude Practice 2 by philippeLJune sunset by peterpatemanLady Butterfly by Mr-Ripley
Once Upon a Time by morningstarskidStructures From Silence by MoodyBlueGrand Central Terminal by maxlake2
Always Beside You by mj-magicSummoning by MoonRoseEternityThe Nanny Ravens by LouVart
Vagabond by LewiARTs
Future is Spelled KIDS-Tribute to Fred Rogers by rsiphotography I`d love U for a Thousend Years by BrennaWintjens Wildlife 2014 by nudagimo
Wish you were here ... by gotman68 In love by tamaraR Omnipresent Light by Lior-Art
Wildfire by Andaelentari *pink sugar skull* by WelshAngelArt Kestral by Walking-Tall
Edge of Eternity by revande Textures by Spiegellicht
Donator Feature- Thanks !Thank you so much everybody
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