Providing Stock & Resources - A Beginners Guide is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much. Any other comments are of course welcome as well.
Stock & Resources ToU
Stock images, textures, brushes, premades & cut-out stock
I'm a process engineer who loves to create photomanips in her free time. My art account can be found at kuschelirmel. Here on my stock account, you'll find all sorts of resources from stock images to textures to tutorials. I don't have many rules when it comes to the usage, but I have a few and I expect you to take the time to read them if you download and use my stock.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me via note or e-mail: kuschelirmel<at>gmail.com
Tools of the Trade
DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF YOU WON THIS IN A CONTEST!
Note me instead with your choice and I'll send you the photos in private
The Unseen Stock - January If you like this feature please add it to your :fav:s to spread the stock love (:
wreath of cornflowers by ViktoriyaDr
As We Dream 6 by Tris-Marie
Kingdom 17 by Tris-Marie Dori White-8627 by jagged-eye Stock - Gothic woman flying wings 2 by S-T-A-R-gazer Zombie Hunter 19 by Tris-Marie
FREE STOCK! WINTER WONDERLAND...#3... by LakeSpirit3
DSC 0490 Cascade 2 by wintersmagicstock Waterscape #4 by AmoretteRose White Forest 05 by kuschelirmel-stock
bleak scenery2 by marlene-stock
25 Days of Christmas - The Stocks Edition~day#16A countdown of 25 stocks from my favourites folders will be collected every day, from December 1st until The Christmas Day.
Lake by EveLiveseyRoad in the forest by wiwaldi24Winter Wonderland 05 by kuschelirmel-stockStock 168 by Einheit00Falls by belle-is-trouble
The Puritan by JJDuncanBlue Sky with Clouds by CompassLogicStockImg 1711 by MaraDurcoLuzLanterns by EveLiveseyhogwarts express. harry potter tour by Sceptre63Olana - The Studio by fetishfaerie-stock
Christmas 2016 005 by amethystmstock
Ice bear portrait. by 8moments
Cliff over the Ocean by CompassLogicStock
Unusual Fountain 2 by Olgola
The Unseen Stock - December
Chinese Opera Stock 11 by Nanamiururu Stock Federica 11 by Ariel87-Stock
Lisa Barbarian 23 by Panopticon-Stock
Bad School Boy (14) by MajesticStock Elf (2) by TinaLouiseUk Angels 7 by deathbycanon-stock 2016-12-10 Record Keeping 85 by skydancer-stock
sunset beach by ZedLord-Art sea and rocks by ZedLord-Art Grass with hoarfrost 1 by mrscats
Asian Culture 4 by SecretDarTiste
Boeuf Waterfall by A1Z2E3R Cliffs and Dunes by CompassLogicStock
25 Days of Christmas - The Stocks Edition~day#02A countdown of 25 stocks from my favourites folders will be collected every day, from December 1st until The Christmas Day.
champ by Flore-stockKew 1 by mattrees64Mushroom - 18 by AivisVMossy Wall stock by EverildWolfden
Rosaleda - Rose Garden by EveLiveseyUNRESTRICTED Wrinkled Mountain at Sunset Stock 3 by little-spaceyStock 106 by EvilHateYouAllStock830 by MASYONRiver Valley by EveLivesey
Paris Stock 39 (private use) by Malleni-Stock
bench under tree by 8moments
Chateau du Montal 038 - Top of a window Copy by HermitCrabStock
Chateau du Montal 023 - Bedroom by HermitCrabStock
DAY#01 25 Days of Christmas - The Stocks Edition ~day#01
Winter Blues. Closed.Welcome to our next big contest
We hold 4 larger contests a year
I really love this time of year, cool weather, and winter setting in. I even like the snow to some extent.
So while the snow is not here yet and we are not tired of it, lets play in the snow on this one!
We are going to be creating a winter scene turning your submission
Blue. Get it? blue in color.
You may use any resources from any legal site, as well as DeviantARt
We will supply you with three stock providers to use for your animal stock. We are requiring that you use at least one animal for your entry.
You must be a member to play with us.
You can onl
25 Days of Christmas - The Stocks Edition~day#01A countdown of 25 stocks from my favourites folders will be collected every day, from December 1st until The Christmas Day.
Landscape 7 by mrscats Pond 1 BACKGROUND STOCK by KarahRobinson-Art Background mountains brunnkogel blue by 8moments Stock-mon 00851 by stock-mon Lormet -garden-0279 01-sml4b by Lormet-Images
Green Island by Aenea-Jones Wintery spruces 2_1 PSD - unrestricted stock by MariaLoikkii Stock 146 by Einheit00 The Sea of Grey by c09567812 Beach Chair _ Strandkorb by BVFotoDSC 0037 Queen of the Night 2 by wintersmagicstock
Shell Ship Package by Charlene-Art
Checkstand Program - Telus World of Science by CHECK-STAND-PROGRAM
St. John's Church in Viljandi 3 by MASYON
64 Cliffe Castle Stairs JPEG+TIFF by michael-d-beckwith
Halloween Stock Contest WINNERS!Our Halloween Stock Contest 2016 is over and it was tough to choose from so many great high quality resources! I hope everyone had fun participating and creating Haunted-House themed resources. Let's take a look at our winners:
Abandoned Mansion Pack by CastleGraphics
Ghost portrait _Be my Bridegroom ! _Part I by Cendrayliss--Stock
Spooky Churchyard Premade..
Stock DD Round Up: October 2016:iconcassy-blue: Features by Cassy-Blue
Tinfoil magic 4 by LaArriva
:iconmercurycode: Features by mercurycode
DSC 0343 Bird's Eye View 2 by wintersmagicstockThe tower of the old town by Lubov2001Rocky Ground 02 by kuschelirmel-stockCracked texture by szorny-stockHow to Fix a Plushie by dot-DOLL Clawed Face Stock - Fake Wounds by AlysAlone Stock - An Ancient Bridge by MaresaSinclair Dolly AND Snuggles by XxSaraiyu-StockxX cat Stepan by Leya-Voron Light coming through window by RemusRigo California Stock 62 by new-horizon-stock Winter Morning Premade Background by little-spacey
Its finally here, Labyrinth of Lacuna Motion BookIts finally here, Labyrinth of Lacuna Motion Book. Read it on Madefire: http://www.madefire.com/motion-books/Labyrinth-of-Lacuna/page/p-e9be25121c2aed585f066476ec4d55d6/?utm_source=reader&utm_medium=share&utm_content=w-c27479334fc34de9b83022ce55fef77e&utm_campaign=ios-ee6e159b8ee743b2
The new motion book will be featured on the Madefire Reader. Here is a trailer:
Motion books are intended to re-eningeerd images words and make use of movement and audio to optimise a digital reading experience and are built using the Madefire tool. Madefire formed a partnership with Deviantart a few years ago and you can learn more about motion books on DA here: http://madefirestudios.deviantart.com and http://motionbookartists.deviantart.com
You can learn more about Madefire here: www.madefire.com/motion-books/
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Manip Academy #14 - MeshNew mesh from grayscale
This tool could be useful...or not, but it's fun to use. Result is what it is...little weird. I made wallpaper from it.
Here we go...
1. Open new file. I make it 1920 x 1080 (wallpaper size), but you can make any size you want. If the file dimensions are high, it takes more pc cpu power.
2. Open texture file (you can download it from here Burning Black Cracked Yogurt - texture). You can use any texture, but the result is different.
3. Choose Elliptical marque tool and make copy of the texture (middle, where is more red).
4. Move it to the new layer and scale it down, so it fits and make a copy of it (just in case).
5. Choose Blur -> Gaussian blur -> Make radius about 5,0. More radius, more softer result.
Manip Academy #11: Clarifying Clipping MasksAs a newbie to Photoshop, if you would just mention the word “mask,” my eyes would glaze over, and my mind would become this muddled mass of confusion. But as time has passed, I’ve learned to use a variety of the masks in Photoshop, and they are very helpful. However, my favorite is the Clipping Mask.
First, let me explain how a clipping mask works. If you have a manipulation with several layers of cutout stock, but you want to make some sort of change to only one of these cutouts or pngs, without a clipping mask it’s extremely tedious. You pretty much have to either make permanent changes, or work in a separate file. This makes it difficult to experiment with colors, hues, and other things offered by adjustment layers. So the mask literally “clips” to this cutout or png layer and whatever you do on the layer that’s clipped to the original cutout will only appear on that cutout.
Okay, I see your eyes glazing over much like min
Use of the colour wheel for lighting and shadingI want to talk about some simple things that even professional photomanipulators don't give enough attention sometimes.
It's the reason why our work can be perceived as wrong a bit , especially by traditional artists. People who are not artists usually say “something's wrong”
Our theme for today is colour of light and shadow.
I want to point out – there are many colour schemes and rules for that (it would be better to write an individual tutorial on that),
some are better for realistic works, some for surrealism, some for abstraction etc. It depends on your idea.
However, today we'll talk about the basic rule that must be followed in any professional work
HOW TO CREATE A NIGHT FROM DAY SCENE
The first picture is an example from what we can often see in beginners’ works. This ugly effect is due to 2 mains mistakes: the lack of settings BEFORE the change of light and the use of a single folder (here a blue folder on a multiply mode) to do the change from day to night. This tutorial will show you how to give a natural aspect to this change.
1. ADJUST THE COLORS OF ALL THE ELEMENTS TOGETHER, BEFORE CHANGING DAY TO NIGHT
It is a current mistake to imagine that the change from day to night will be enough to blend the layers together and that it is not necessary to do this work. This is wrong: if you do not do this work, the lack of blending will still be visible after your changes. But you do not need at this stage to get a blue night effect, just to blend all the elements together. This is an example of what I did here (of co
Planning, Sketching and ThumbnailingDefinition: "Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures, used to help in recognizing and organizing them, serving the same role for images as a normal text index for words." (Wikipdia)
Now, that doesn't sound like it has something to do with art, does it? Well, let's use them anyway!
What? Plan a picture before you put too much work in and start going into the details.
Why? Because everyone of us has been at that point of "YEAH, I have a BRILLIANT idea" and jumped into work, only to realize with sudden frustration that they just spend several hours on something that looked like ... well. Nothing you'd publish.
Going back and changing half of your composition sucks, especially after you already worked on it for 10h. Planning everything before you start the work helps you to figure out if things will actually work
Manip Academy 1: Depth in the sceneryWelcome to Manip Academy 2.0!
What is it about?
Manip Academy is about learning and sharing! Much like in a real school, the idea of this project is to teach you valuable Photoshop tricks on a regular basis.
>>> Manip Academy 2.0: Calendar and Sign-Ups <<<
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When you create a scene and it has details in the background, it is very important you remember to keep the depth, in this way you will get a more realistic result. The details in the foreground will have more contrast in comparison to the details on the background, then the scene in the background will have less contrast, "a white or blurred appearance".
Look at some examples to better understand what I'm trying to explain: