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July - August Some News + Some DecisionsSeasons + Climate + Decisions
So they are here (or there) again, Summer :iconsunglompplz: for the North and Winter for the South.
For me, and being from Argentina it's a blessing, I am sorry though for those friends up North who are suffering a particularly fierce Summer.
I totally H A T E Summer and feeling hot and sweatty, or should I say "dewy" ? :iconthinkingplz:
But it's not news to anybody who knows me from way back.
OK, Enough of weather chitchat !
I think you all dear and loyal friends, have heard enough excuses and apologies from me about my -always- late responses.
Needless to say I am sorry for that, but without really suffering from depression, I do get periods of non-activity --I guess that being 74 sort of has something to do about it-- :iconnaughtygrandmaplz: so I end up with incredible amounts of Thank yous, and Comments in general that need responding. Not to mention th
May-June 2014 and stuffSome News and Apologies
As it has been established I am not being a "good girl" regarding my duties on updating info in my Journal, and am awfully behind in my Thanks for encouraging comments and the I know that the easy way is our friend the "delete" button, but I don't like to do that, I LOVE to see the marvelous art of my friends and watched ones.
But you all know that
Unframed-Nature Water Contest
I forgot to announce in my previous Journal about that interesting contest, EARTH'S WONDERS of WATER it is in the voting process at present and I will post the results when they become available.
They have many interesting contests scheduled so please visit their site Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
Tea's Pets Corner
Tea's Pet Shelter Project - This project by Tea TeaPhotography :iconteaphotography: :iconloveteaplz: is something that I am announcing/promoting since quite some time ago.
April - Belated update and usual apologiesLots of Love
Yes it is time to sadly express my usual apologies for very late and/or nonexistent responses to your nice and supportive comments I so wish I could honestly say that it will not happen again, but I know it will not be so. All I can say is that I'll do my best.
Please forgive me I assure you though that I read and enjoy each and every one of your sweet comments and favourites
I am bringing a few of some of my favourite fractals as gifts for you, dear patient and faithful friends
A short GET WELL Feature for Jocelyne
Our dear friend Jocelyne JocelyneR had a rather important accident and is successfully recuperating quite well.
So here as a special GE
Tutorial - Animated Stamps - My WayI made it specially for fractal2cry who indicated to be interested in learning how to make stamps, but of course I welcome anyone who will find it useful to use it. Let me know if it was useful.
In fact, rather than a Tutorial, I think this is an explanation of how I go about making animated stamps in Photoshop.
It is assumed that the user has good knowledge of Photoshop tools and other features.
This may not be the best or shortest way and neither the only way of course, but it's how it works for me.
I use Photoshop CS4 (I think it's version 11)
So, I open the program, load the images I will use for the stamp, resize them to the stamps measurements.
The "official" size originally specified by dA was/is 99 x 56 px @ 72dpi so I set the size of my work at 99x56 and increase the resolution to 288dpi, that gives me a new working size or resolution of 396x225 px.
Once I finish with the stamp I resize it either to the original specified dimensions or maybe reduce the
SE# 17 - Art from Some of my Friends Thank you for BD and Seasons Greetings !
Last December I received many Seasons and Birthday Greetings from many of my friends, I featured the gifts I received and posted a list of those who sent me special greetings.
In that Journal I promised to post a feature of some of their art and so here it is, a short sample of their beautiful art.
The Following are from Friends that sent their Art dedicated to me as Gifts
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Allie :iconjulianasgrandma: a.k.a. JulianasGrandma :iconlovelyheartsplz:
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Gerda :icongerda1946: a.k.a. Gerda1946 :iconlovelyheartsplz:
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Ingrid :icongraphicLia: a.k.a. GraphicLia :iconlovelyheartsplz:
Flaky Flake by GraphicLiaSunset Everlasting by GraphicLia
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Jocelyne :iconJocelyner: a.k.a. JocelyneR :iconlovelyheartsplz:
BD and Holidays Greetings - UPDATE ! Thank You !
Well yes, today December 22nd is my BD, and many dear friends sent me greetings and precious gifts for which I am most grateful and wanted to make a brief feature of the wonderful art they were so kind to dedicate to me.
From Allie a.k.a. JulianasGrandma
From Gerda a.k.a. Gerda1946
From Ingrid a.k.a. GraphicLia
From Jocelyne a.k.a. JocelyneR
From Selina a.k.a. sesam-is-open 10 :iconpointsplz: !!
From Camelia a.k.a. KmyGraphic
From TanteTabata a.k.a. TanteTabata (special thanks for her new "Argentina Jumper" --->
Also received lovely messages and good wishes for this day:
From [Point Right] Thelma a.k.a. Thelma1 [Heart]
From [Point Right] Sandy a.k.a. PridesCrossing [Heart]
From [Point Right] Lara a.k.a. LaraBLN [Heart]
From [Point Right] Angel a.k.a. Ace60 [Heart]
November 25 -Winners of the UNFRAMED-NATURE GroupWhy Thanks Again ?
Big Thanks to all my dear friends and watchers for their warm replies and thanks they sent me for the latest Feature. I received more than 100 comments and s !!
I added a permanent link to it in the Side Bar of this Journal
Sta-sh Works for Me Now - go figure
Those who know me and are kind enough to read my Journals and occasional Rant about some of dA "improvements" might be rather surprised for what I'm about to say, but fair is fair. After all "Fair Play" is my favourite phrase
After many years pissing and moaning about the famous Sta.sh application it seems they have gotten it to work really well. Congratulations to the dA team responsible for that.
I am now able to use my favourite skin and even work directly on it, creating a draft for a Journal and saving it if I am not finished
Featuring Friends - SE Nbr 16 Long Overdue Feature for Dear Friends
What do I mean by "SE" ?
I explained this somewhere in my dA prehistory It stands for "Special Edition", and I created it as an extra page of my regular Journals. In this case I am using it to Feature a few samples of the art of some of my many dear and supportive friends and watchers. (See the list below the Scroll Box)
Will try to feature -in no particular order, and if dA would allow it - two of the works of just a few of my many friends, the list is the result of selecting the names that appeared more often among my s or "Activity" section received since May of this year 2013 :iconembarrasedplz:
Here we go - Hope I can Show them all
Please use the bar on the right to scroll down and see all the images featured,
ApoChallenges-150th Week Winner and Feature !As most of us know -or should- by now the ApoChallenges is a creation by
Stan Ragets a.k.a. f--l--A--r--k :iconf--l--A--r--k:
It stands for Apophysis Challenges, and we have been having fun with the challenges he "concocts" for us Fractals ApoAddicts since October 2009 !! Check this article for more "history" http://marthig.deviantart.com/journal/One-Successful-Year-of-Apo-Challenges-216750115
So finally the day arrived, last October 9th we voted and the winner of the 150th week is ...
Other beautiful fractals by Michael a.k.a. Dawgit
Also as part of the Prizes promised here is the animated stamp,
And Runner up is
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART Identity
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
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FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
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Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
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