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DD Round Up: May 2015

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 3:59 PM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:


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Michael by Carlos-Quevedo
The Whole Universe Surrenders by MikkoLagerstedt
Sotto L'albero Appeso by L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A
Take Us Home by Softyrider62
Resurrection by mirandaadria
Where the Wild Roses Grow by MachiavelliCro
Kali by NekroXIII
Judgement by theSong
R A V E N  III by LINGDUMSTUDOG

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Photo Manipulation Critique Party!

Sat May 30, 2015, 12:45 AM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:
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Photo Manipulation Week

Everybody loves a great critique! And for good reason! Critique helps us grow, and progress as an artist, and while we all love to hear how amazing we are, sometimes some helpful feedback can be exactly what we need to push us into the next phase of greatness. Like real life leveling up!

So post a piece down below! And while you are at it, leave some feedback for someone else!

You don't have to be an expert to help. Some of the best advice I have gotten have come from beginners, or people who have never edited a photo in there life!

Shy? Ask for a critique to be sent to you via a note rather than a public comment!

Everyone who post down below is guaranteed at least one critique (from your's truly). But things are more fun as a community effort so pass the kindness forward and jot down some feedback for your fellow artist!

I will be putting together a feature of everyone who post down below as well!

Though not necessarily the images you posted, so don't worry about only showing your best.

So come on! Get to posting! :eager:

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Photo Manipulation Week

Broken Glass Tutorial by AbbeyMarie Fantasy Photoshop Tutorial by acidlullaby The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 2 by kuschelirmel-stock Manip T+T - Creating Fire by kuschelirmel-stock Lighting Tutorial - Photoshop by PSHoudini The Shadows and Glows Tutorial by Veradaine Making Ghosts (tutorial) by zummerfish Glass Egg Tutorial - Photoshop by PSHoudini Manip Tips + Tricks - Glow Effect by kuschelirmel-stockEye tutorial by EliseEnchantedTUTORIAL - LIGHTS by MirellaSantana
Depth of Field Photomanipulation Tutorial Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock Sad Look Tutorial by LadyEvilArts Mermaid Tail Tutorial by AbbeyMarie Bird Blending Tutorial by HaleyDesignsTutorial - Illuminated Window by neverdying Demon Eyes Ps Tutorial by LadyEvilArts Walkthrough: Hellila photomanipulation (eng) by Dferous
Skin Into Coal Tutorial by AbbeyMarie
Simple tip for blending by sara-hel Hallow Face Tutorial by AbbeyMarie




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Photo Manipulation Week

    By DA's definition, a photo manipulation is a combination of at least two photos to create a whole new image. Often time, photo manipulations can contain 5, 10, 15 or more photos. All of which may come from different sources, meaning different lighting, perspective, color, and quality. The list goes on and on!

    Stitching all these photos together to make one cohesive composite can seem intimidating, forcing beginners to limit their visions to simple composts the contain just a few images max.

    While a photo manipulation shouldn't be judged on how many different images it took to create it (If all you need it 2 images then only use 2 images!), don't limit yourself out of fear of complexity! Let's cover some of the common issues we all run into.

Judgement by theSong


Forced Perspective


    Forced or inconsistent/odd perspective can actually be done on purpose! Especially in pieces try to give the feeling of distortion, or in surreal works. With that being said, it is usefully pretty obvious when it was done intentionally and when it was done as a mistake. 

The Problem:
When it comes to wonky perspective, the problem lays with the ingredients. AKA your stock choices. While stock's perspectives don't have to match up perfectly, and Photoshop gives you a few tools to help fix perspective problems, forcing a model who was clearly shot with a downward point of view onto a background that was shot at eye level is going to give you some problems. 

The Fix: 
Be smart about your stock choices! It's really that simple. A good 40% of a photo manipulators work goes to finding stock. It can take hours. And hours. ....And hours. No one is saying it will be fun!

V: The Void by ErikShoemaker

Inconsistent Lighting


    This is one of the most common issues even the most seasoned artist have. Unless you are working with images you shot yourself, all with the same lighting, chances are you are going to be dealing with images of all types of lighting.

The Problem:
You don't really understand what light is and how it works. Sure, you see it literally every day...in fact you kinda need it in order to see. But you don't REALLY understand what it is, and why it does what it does. You know that if light is coming from the left then the left side will be white and brighter, the right side will be darker, and there will be a big blob of a black shadow on the floor. 

Expect look around you, I bet you see no big blob-y shadows. Not a one. 

The Fix: 
Learn how light actually works! Light interacts with everything in a very particular and individual way. And thus, the shadows from the objects that the light is interacting with are just as unique. 

  • Observe the world around you very closely. Pay attention to light and shadows.  
  • Instead of photo manipulation tutorials, look up digital painting tutorials and lighting studies. 
  • Be patent, practice and never settle! Do it over and over until you nail that lighting!

Remember light and shadows effect color (meaning they are most likely not white and black, unless the they are the colors they are interacting with). If a shadow is being cast on Caucasian skin use a dark reddish brown. If the shadow then extends onto the models blue shirt, use a dark blue color. Not black. Your best bet is finding and eye dropping the color of already existing (darkest) shadows on your object/model. That will give you a good starting color. 

If you are using Photoshop, the layer modes "Multiply" and "Soft light" will be more useful than "Overlay".

MORGANA's CHAMBER by SHUME-1


Overall Mismatched Color


    Again you are working with photos taken in different environments. A Model on a blue backdrop. A background with a lot of green. A photo of a dog taken during the late evening. A photo of a bird taken on a blue sunny say.  

The Problem:
You don't understand a damn thing about color theory. Colors do not have to be all the same (in fact, they probably shouldn't be!), they should however compliment each other. Lack of color, or complimented color will make a piece feel either flat, muddy or confusing. Or all three!

The Fix:
Study color theory! I know, obvious right? But many of us don't go out and LEARN we simply kind of ...wing it. Which is also great, but there should be a bit of both. Again, seek out digital painting tutorials that focus on color. Learn how to use complimentary colors, and how to use color not only as a way to tie a scene together, but as a way to convey mood and feeling and also as a way to give context (like time of day) to a piece

At the top of all my .PSD files I have a "Color Correction" folder. It holds all my layers (mostly adjustment layers) that determines the majority of the overall color of the piece I am working on.

French dessert by cornacchia-art The Whole Universe Surrenders by MikkoLagerstedt

No Compromise!


    Working with a medium the starts as several other mediums can be frustrating. We all have a specific image in our head that we want to create. Finding the perfect stock, and then having to force that perfect stock to fit in with all your other perfect stock can be....frustrating. 

    Don't comprise your vision because things get messy! Just like in a hunk of clay, or in a box of paints, in that pile of unedited stock, random textures and brushes, and countless layers there is something fantastic. You just need to combines the pieces. 

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Photo Manipulation Week

Free: The Best Price 


  While plenty of photo manipulators create their own stock, or purchase stock from sites like Depositphotos, Shutterstock or 123rf, a good chunk of us use DA's own magnificent resource section! When it comes to free, or nearly free, resources I honestly don't think there is a better place on the web!

    "Hey! This is photo manipulation week not "Stock" week!". Yup! I firmly believe that the PM community wouldn't be half of what it is today without DA's vast resource section, and that it is extremely important for an artist to learn that you give credit where credit is do!

Reading Guy by pixelmixtur-stocks


Stock Artist Terms of Use


    Not only can you land yourself in some hot water with the stock artist for not fallowing their rules of their stock, causing your art to be taken down, but not listing your resources and giving proper credit will also make you ineligible for things like Daily deviations So it is incredibly important to honor the simple terms of use that the stock artist lays out! There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a gorgeous piece of art with no credits. 

Fairy 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock STOCK - Indian / Gothic temple dancer by Apsara-Stock
   

What are the rules then?


    Stock artist on DA set their own rules and terms, so there is no one list of terms to fallow, but there are some common trends:

  • Link and credit the resources used in your art's description. I personally do this required or not.
  • Alerting the stock artist that you have used their stock, and where it will be posted. 
  • Restrictions in stock containing children.
  • Off limit subjects: hate speech, violence against children/animals, and porn   

Again, every stock artist is different! So you will have to check each stock artist's individual set of rules. Some may have no rules, and you are simply able to use as you please!

Glass Chandelier by YBsilon-Stock


Where might you find their rules? 


You will commonly find them:

  • In the stock's description.
  • In a journal on the artist's profile. It is also commonly linked to in the stock's description.
  • In a widget on the stock artist profile. Possibly in their "About Me" section

And I can't say it enough....every stock artist is different!

New Model Kimberly: Stock 24 Seated Nudes by ArtReferenceSource


Things To Look for!


Are their commercial and non commercial rules the same?


    For some artist they are, for others they may have specific or special rules for commercial use. Also keep in mind that some stock artist may not even allow commercial use.

Is the stock really theirs?


    Always always double check your resources to make sure the are legitimate images coming from a legitimate stock provider! Stealing an image off of google and uploading it to DA's stock section does not make it stock!

    Be especially careful of "cut outs" or "PNGs", and premades. Make sure the stock used to create them are 100% legitimate otherwise your art could pay the price. 
Photoshop Shattered Glass Brushes {G3RTI-ALBANIA} by G3RTI-ALBANIA Antlers by TinaLouiseUk textura by arkano3


Less Complicated That It Sounds


    Most stock artist rules are not only promptly displayed so you can easily find them, but also incredibly simple and fair. Using stock you did not create does not make your art any less, giving credit does not take anything away from you and your ability! Think of it this way: if the photographer or model likes your work so much they want to share it or add it to their portfolio...you'd want credit wouldn't you?

    It's all about one artist showing respect to another. So go out and thank a stock artist today! And link them credits!

Pheonix3 by faestock Ramp Up by kuschelirmel-stock The Wall13 by faestock


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Photo Manipulation Week

I brought together a group of photo manipulators who have all freelanced in one way shape or form. Whether it be full time, part time, or just a few side gigs here and there! Thanks KirenBagchee,Pyrogas-Artworks and Whendell for giving me some of your time and words!


To start off, tell us a bit about yourself! How long have you been doing your art, both as a hobby and then eventually as a way to earn money? Do you have a specific genre you tend to prefer? Do you have any previous art schooling?
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I have been working in digital art for approximately 10 years. I drew a lot previously, but it is thanks to the digital art that I was able to achieve my desires. Since then, it became a passion which occupies a big part of my life. I am self-taught, but I do have art diploma (although I have to admit that it did not bring me much, even absolutely nothing).

At the beginning, I did not intend for one second to sell my works. I was totally not going to earn money through my works because it was for me, my passion, my pastime, my small pleasure. I said "I would make none to order, I would realize artwork that is for myself and not for the pleasure of others!".

Over the years I evolved in my passion, and one day a group got in touch with me asking to use one of my artworks as their cover CD. It was not a commission, and there was no limitations, my artwork stayed my work nevertheless and I thus accepted with enjoyment! So, I began to see things differently and started to make small commissions here and there (whether of simple printing or CD covers)."


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My name is Whendell, I am 25 years old and I live in Brazil. I started to become interested in digital art in 2009 as a hobby, and for about 2 years I have been working as a freelancer. I really learned everything I know about photo manipulation on my own, so I'm autodidact (self taught), but I will start studying something in the digital art and visual effect fields.


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I've been doing digital art for over 15 years, give or take. Majority of that time, I spent countless hours experimenting with Photoshop. Up until the last 5 years, I realized that people were willing to pay me for my art. I prefer the dark side of art, I grew up watching a lot of horror movies which resonated with me. I did take a course in graphics and multimedia but the only thing it really did was spark my interest in digital art and not to become a better artist.


   

Speaking of schooling: self taught Vs. art school - do you recommend one over the other? Do you think some kind of formal schooling is integral to creating a solid art career, or is learning by simply just doing it the way to go?
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I have to admit that I have a severe problem with the schools of art. I do not think that they can bring something bad... but according to my experience, schools try too many ways to format you, to change your way of thinking and of creating. They wish to make you a person whom you are not. And I have to say that I am in total disagreement with this kind of method. I have a rather severe opinion about it.

So there is no possible doubt for me! Nothing is worth more than being self-taught! If you are fascinated and motivated, nothing will stop you! If you want to forge ahead, if you overflow with imagination, ideas, and creativity let nobody bock off the road. Live your passion up to the end, share your passion, and do not hesitate to exchange with others! Communication is often a crucial element.


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I am autodidact (self taught), but soon I will study something in the digital arts field, so if you have conditions for it - do it! You will only grow and enrich, increasing your work!


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I've always been self taught so I'm a bit biased on that matter. If you can do both, that is, being able to afford school, then go for it! If not, I've seen plenty of amazing artists have successful careers with huge companies and as freelancers without art degrees. So, it really depends on what you want out of it, I guess.


   

When I, personally, show people my art and say I am a freelance mixed media artist I will often be asked "....so what do you DO exactly?". Where do you find you apply your art skills the most? Book, and CD covers? Posters and flyers?
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At the beginning, I explained to people that digital art surrounded us completely today. Whether it is on a film poster, on a book or even a CD! Like I said earlier, I have never proposed my services. I refuse to take certain jobs because it does not interest me. So when they ask me that question, I answer that I make illustrations and that I can turn it into cover art (If I want to) because it is all ready what interests me. It all depends on the project, obviously.


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I also hear this question a lot. I answer that I am a digital artist, I consider all art made from a software as digital art, the way I develop my art is from the photo manipulation technique, which is really what I can do better. For me it's really an honor to have a piece of mine on a book or CD cover, so I do not have a favorite physical media for my art.


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I tell people I'm a illustrator, it's a broad enough term that most can grasp. As for applying my skills, I love working with bands and musicians. Being a musician myself and being in bands over the years, I really have a passion
to create art for them. Seeing your work as an album cover and having people connect that with the music is always an awesome feeling.


    


What prompted you to start freelancing? Do you simply decide one day, or did someone approach you with a job maybe? 
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As I explained, I had never intended to be a freelancer. All that I wanted was to make my artwork in my corner, in the peace. And a famous day, I was contacted for an album. Since then, I see things differently. I continue to put the priority on my personal works, but if somebody calls on to me and proposes me a very interesting project, I would take it!


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Someone approached me with a job, it was to make a logo, which is not what I can do well, but as it was for a friend, I did, and it was really the first time I gained something in return for a work, and from there began to appear people interested in my work.


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I got approached by a band wanting me to create artwork for their debut album. After finishing that, it really kick started me into the whole freelancing thing.



   

As someone who is providing a service, it's pretty important to keep the client happy...which can sometimes mean sacrificing your own sanity. Do you have any advice on how to keep both you and the client from wanting to pull your own hair out?
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It is an interesting question! Because we are often confronted with this kind of problem I think! Personally, I have a very good secret about it...convince the person that your idea is better than his while telling him that he has all the same reason! Haha!

Yes, I know, I am not a good example. But I think that by communicating correctly with the person, there is possibility of turning the situation to your advantage. I think that there is nothing worse than creating something that does not please you for somebody else. I always considered that if the person comes to  you, it is because she admires your talent and your artistic touch. Thus certainly, it is necessary to be open and to accept the ideas of the customer (because after all, it remains a collaboration! And the customer can very well bring very good ideas you may not have thought of!) but if he asks for something that you hate...it looks complicated. Then, as I said, I am a very bad example! Haha !


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My advice is, from the first moment, make it clear to the client your terms, make a list with them, the time it takes you to complete a job, your rates, your methods of payment, everything should be told in advance to any avoid future misunderstandings.


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Learning to let things go is one thing ha ha. The other is to have revision fees. I've made countless mistakes with not properly setting guidelines before hand and paid for it later.


    

Is there anything you know now that you wish you would have known when you first started freelancing?
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Yes, when I started I did not know how much to charge for my work, I think that's the doubt of many here, so know that to value your art is very important, think of a rate that is fair for you and for your client.


:iconkirenbagchee:

I wish I knew about all the great online art communities, such as DeviantArt. I feel I started late in the whole social networking thing, but better late than never!


   

Do you have any last words or advice for someone looking to dabble in freelancing?
:iconpyrogas-artworks:

Remain yourself! Trust yourself and say to yourself that "Although l just arrived, this experience will be necessarily enriching!"

Do not force yourself to make something that does not please you and especially do not let you get walked on! Especially financially speaking. Digital art is complicated and rigorous work. Let nobody persuade you that it is something easy and thus cheaply paid. Say to yourself that if the person approached you, it is because they admire the art you made. And especially do not forget that the passion comes first! :)


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Okay, here's a brief list of important advice:

- As I said earlier, make it clear to your client your terms.
- Get a down payment before you start to work or when 50% of the work is done.
- If you do not feel comfortable to do something, decline it. Do what makes you feel good.
- Use social platforms to your advantage!
- And always be professional.

If you have any questions and if I can help, feel free to send me a note.


:iconkirenbagchee:

Only pick jobs that you are excited about rather than how much you will get paid. Don't be afraid to turn down clients, as well. Your happiness (and sanity) are the most important.


   


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Photo Manipulation Week

Welcome!


Welcome to Photo manipulation Week here at Project Educate! Thanks for having us as your guests! We will be focusing on that  all amazing photo manipulations and some mixed media of every genre! We will be talking about techniques, different styles, freelance/working as a photo manipulator and more! 

First, I want to acknowledge all the people who helped plan and write this week: Pascua-Tanya, nikkidoodlesx3 , and ErikShoemaker . And Aeirmid and Iskander1989! :heart:


Here is our schedule:


Monday AM: Opening Blog and (AbbeyMarie)
Monday PM: Freelancing as a Photo manipulator (AbbeyMarie )

Tuesday AM: Interview with @lauraypablo (Pascua-Tanya)
Tuesday PM: Photo manipulating and Stock Images (AbbeyMarie )

Wednesday AM: The Struggles of Photo Manipulation (AbbeyMarie )
Wednesday PM: Community Quilt Project (nikkidoodlesx3)

Thursday AM: Photo Manip Tutorial feature (AbbeyMarie )
Thursday PM: Interview with 3mmI (ErikShoemaker)

Friday AM: Interview with 3mmI (ErikShoemaker)
Friday PM: Photo Manipulation Critique-A-Thon! (AbbeyMarie)

Saturday AM: Quick Photo Manip Tips and Tricks (nikkidoodlesx3)
Saturday PM: The History of Photo manipulation (AbbeyMarie )

Sunday AM: CD and Book Covers: There are other Options! (AbbeyMarie )
Sunday PM: Wrap-Up (AbbeyMarie )

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- Abbey



DD Roundup: April 2015

Tue May 5, 2015, 7:35 PM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:


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Let's give them one last round of applause! :clap:

(sorry it's late!)

Not-So-Quiet by Mr-Xerty
Baptism by Iskander1989
Waking The Demon II by alexnoreaga
Ursache und Wirkung by theArtOfsoma
The Water of Life by balint4
Eye of darkness by Ahmed-Fares94
DIS_SOLUTION by grohsARTig
Native Warrior Women by Jeffach
Distorted mind by SheerHeart
INTO THE DREAM by fanke
In the Name of God by visio-art


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PM DD Roundup: March 2015

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 7:10 PM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:


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Let's give them one last round of applause! :clap:


wait until the full moon by naradjou14
Mythos:Golem by itsbxd
Life's Path by FlewDesigns
Freedom - The Carousel 2 by annewipf
Fishing with Frog by maximegirault
Who I Am: Angel or Demon? by MirellaSantana
Idler the Splendid. by Ganusia
an internal ink spot by sparkbearer
Sinister by Cosmas
Renascentia by ShortCircuit123
MORGANA's CHAMBER by SHUME-1
French dessert by cornacchia-art





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Do you have any PM news to share?

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 1:19 PM


Do you have or know of any projects, contests, or groups that need a little more exposure? 

Post them down below so I can gather them up and pimp them out! 

Also, don't forget about the Depth and Perspective contest and Friend Feature: 

Contest: Depth and Perspective! - ClosedLast update: 4/24/22 - DATE EXTENDED to the 1st of May do to the request of multiple people.  
Theme 
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

noun

the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that give an image judged to be in focus in a camera.
perspective
noun
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.
Rules
- Must be crea
  Friend Feature #4This is a new monthly feature in which YOU suggest a photomanipulation friend to be featured! So let's spread the love and show our friends off to the world!
If you were featured in this journal then you cannot be featured next month, however you can suggest the friend who suggested you to be featured. If you suggested someone to be featured you can of course suggest more people for next months feature.
Suggest a Friend
To suggest a friend to be featured you can note either AbbeyMarie or CRPhotomanipulation!
You may also include a short reason as to why you are suggesting the person if you would like!
If you would like to remain anonymous please say!  





Birdsatalcatraz suggested Lolita-Artz







I am super excited to see everyone's entry for the contest! And want to thank everyone for being generous with their prizes! 

Skin by SimplySilent


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Last update: 4/24/22 - DATE EXTENDED to the 1st of May do to the request of multiple people.  

Theme 

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

noun
  1. the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that give an image judged to be in focus in a camera.

perspective
noun
  1. 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.

Rules

- Must be created after March 11th
- Link back to this journal in the description 
- Must fit the overall theme.
- Must be either mixed media or photo manipulation 

Deadline 

Starts: March 11th, 2015
Ends: May 1st, 2015

How To Enter

Submit your entry to the correct contest folder at CRPhotomanipulation
Comment down below if you do not know what skill level you are!

Prizes

There will be one winner per category. 

Advanced 

3000 points from Community Relations
500 points from kuschelirmel
200 points from Elandria
100 points from PirateLotus-Stock
3 Month Premium Membership from Community Relations
3 Month Premium Membership from LiliaOsipova 
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs from kuschelirmel-stock
1 exclusive stock pack from PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock image from YBsilon-Stock
Pre-made Background from annewipf
Feature from annewipf
Feature in CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip
Feature from: AbbeyMarie
Feature and Lama from lauraypablo 

Intermediate 

3000 points from Community Relations
500 points from kuschelirmel
200 points from Elandria
100 points from @PirateLotus-Stock
3 Month Premium Membership from Community Relations
3 Month Premium Membership from LiliaOsipova 
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs from kuschelirmel-stock
1 exclusive stock pack from @PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock image from YBsilon-Stock
Pre-made Background from @annewipf
Feature from @annewipf
Feature in CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip
Feature from: AbbeyMarie
Feature and Lama from @lauraypablo 

Beginner 

3000 points from Community Relations
500 points from kuschelirmel
200 points from Elandria
100 points from @PirateLotus-Stock
3 Month Premium Membership from Community Relations
3 Month Premium Membership from LiliaOsipova 
3 Exclusive Stock Packs from CelticStrm-Stock
2 Exclusive Stock Packs from kuschelirmel-stock
Pre-made Background from @annewipf
Feature from @annewipf
1 exclusive stock pack from @PirateLotus-Stock
1 Exclusive Stock image from YBsilon-Stock
Feature in CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip
Feature from: AbbeyMarie
Feature and Lama from @lauraypablo 

Would you like to donate a feature, points, or other prize? 
Comment down below, or note AbbeyMarie!

Judges

Examples 


Primordial Soup by gyaban Drifting Away by alltelleringet Royal Blood by anthony-g Evil Dead by neverdyingDracula's Castle by Whendell

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Friend Feature #4

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 7:10 PM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:


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This is a new monthly feature in which YOU suggest a photomanipulation friend to be featured! So let's spread the love and show our friends off to the world!

If you were featured in this journal then you cannot be featured next month, however you can suggest the friend who suggested you to be featured. If you suggested someone to be featured you can of course suggest more people for next months feature.

Suggest a Friend

To suggest a friend to be featured you can note either AbbeyMarie or CRPhotomanipulation!
You may also include a short reason as to why you are suggesting the person if you would like!
If you would like to remain anonymous please say!  



Tethys sisters by Lolita-Artz
I Will Be Your Queen by Lolita-Artz
Themis by Lolita-Artz

lauraypablo suggested maRKE0 !


I Know You're There by maRKE0
Samurai Princess by maRKE0
Forbidden Flower by maRKE0


peroline  suggested SummerDreams89 !


Mila on Adventure by Elsapret
Winds of Change by Elsapret
Have yourself a Merry little Xmas time... by Elsapret



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DD Round Up: Febuary 2015

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 2:19 PM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:


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Let's give them one last round of applause! Clap


He is mine! by megan7

Ars Paulina by 1simplemanips1


Red Demons by carlesmarsal

...386... by MozolewskiMichal

The Architect by alltelleringet

The Architect by Trez-Art

Tale of the night. by fly10

__ by windrides

Pick a name by Flobelebelebobele

Cotton Refuge by soon38

year of the Goat by Vladlena111

Back home by Magic-Fox



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DIGITAL SPOTLIGHT FEATURE #3

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 2:25 AM
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Join to discover and be discovered!!


Cautiverio by parckless
Falling Apart by Phlip627
Samsara by Aegis-Illustration
Seamus by CBedford
Chaos of Solitude by T00xicpanda
Butterflies And Hurricanes by BetweenTheClouds
The Noose by Google-Moogle
Nightmare by noistromo
PANDEMONIUM by BorjaPindado
One more day to live again by Iskander1989
Patreon Piece:Cthaeh by JoeSlucher
The Architect by Trez-Art

Friend Feature #3

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 11:48 PM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:


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This is a new monthly feature in which YOU suggest a photomanipulation friend to be featured! So let's spread the love and show our friends off to the world!

If you were featured in this journal then you cannot be featured next month, however you can suggest the friend who suggested you to be featured. If you suggested someone to be featured you can of course suggest more people for next months feature.

Suggest a Friend

To suggest a friend to be featured you can note either AbbeyMarie or CRPhotomanipulation!
You may also include a short reason as to why you are suggesting the person if you would like!
If you would like to remain anonymous please say!  


marphilhearts suggested la-voisin!


These Makeshift Wings by la-voisin
Elemental - Fire by la-voisin
Amber by la-voisin



dmaabsta suggested ThiagoBotelho2510!


Headphones by ThiagoBotelho2510
Sunshine by ThiagoBotelho2510
Let's play the music by ThiagoBotelho2510



SoulcolorsArt suggested petronellavanree!


Raveleijn continues.... by petronellavanree
Balsam - the protector by petronellavanree
Raveleijn-the battle by petronellavanree



EBENEWOOD suggested crilleb50!

"I love his unusual way to treat his very various subjects and this special chromatic he often use in many ways."


Vlad Tepes by crilleb50
Crash Site by crilleb50
The End by crilleb50



SummerDreams89 suggested Vladlena111

"I feel Vladlena111 really deserve it as she has improved on her artworks with amazing dexterity and as such she really deserves more exposure."


The Winter's Tale by Vladlena111
Autumn lullaby by Vladlena111
year of the Goat by Vladlena111


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Digital Spotlight Feature #1

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 1:10 AM
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Join to discover and be discovered! 

Cotton Refuge by soon38


Demons by ilkerserdar

Weightless Cathedral by Dumaker


They Hear My Voice by veinsofmercury

Some-Other-Place by Mr-Xerty

Foxblade by nevs28


L'Explorateur by 3mmI

Cheating the Elegy by nancekievill


Whispers of the Dying by tamaraR

All Is Vanity by vimark


DD Round up: January 2015

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 3:29 PM by AbbeyMarie:iconabbeymarie:


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The first batch of the new year!

Let's give them one last round of applause! :clap:


Arfeya by morawless

Night Side by igreeny

Dignified by Yewrezz

Kandahar by Kleemass

Crime Scene by MadSpike

Scarlet Poison by AlexandraVBach

The Deliquescing of Life by TylerReitan

Aurora by Victor-Hamke

Zone patrol by nixuboy

Pestilence by Autonoe


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Digital Spotlight

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 5:02 PM
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New group dedicated to bringing exposure to the underexposed! 

It is a quality controlled group, accepting only high level intermediate to advanced work, so you know it won't be flooding your inbox!

Don't think your work is quite at that level yet? No worries! You are still welcomed to submit to our favorites folder!

So whether you need some exposure, or are looking for a steady flow of kick ass digital art this is the place for you! 

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Not just the models. 

Often times I will see DD suggestions with credits, but only the model image is credited. That is not enough. 

If the other resources are you own and or purchased you can simply say that in the description. Or else the piece will be ineligible for a DD.  

Otherwise respect the DA stock artists and give credit where credit is due. They are invaluable and the PM community would not be nearly as strong without them.

Don't believe me? Go take a look at the prices on premium stock sites, now go look at the variety on other free stock sites. Then come back to DA and be grateful.

This is just a quick reminder. Thanks for all the DD suggestions so far! Keep them coming!

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