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
The Unseen Stock - MayMalleni-Stock
orange tulips by DemonsChain-Stock dead tree trunk with ivy by Nexu4
Waterfalls by PirateLotus-Stock Underwater 1 by mrscats Ocean Splash by kayosa-stock
Underwater 4 by EveLivesey
Northern Lights XIII by dani221 STOCK Rap by Inilein Makena Beach 011 by mspeike
Mountains and Calm Water by KaiyaStock Sunset 4 by touik The Woods Stock 962 by new-horizon-stock
Spring Forest by Jantiff-Stocks
Watchers feature vol. 12 I want to thank all who watching and following my artaninur
You give me reason and inspiration to make new art and try to be a better artist
I have chosen one art work from each active watcher that I haven´t faved (seen) before
Beautiful Resources and Stock Images - Feature Beautiful Resources and Stock ImagesWesley-Souza
Excellent Stocks and Useful
Athena 18 by MajesticStock
Scotland's Coast by cemacStock
Athena 20 by MajesticStockThe Four Horsemen: Death 2 by MajesticStockFallen Angel I by CrowsReign-Stock
Pixxel Worx Stock#40 by SFC-Auratus
Cut-out stock PNG 114 - expressive seagull by Momotte2stocksCut-out stock PNG 113 - crying crow by Momotte2stocks
The Four Horsemen: Famine 10 by MajesticStockThe Four Horsemen: Famine 19 by MajesticStockSteampunk 5 by MajesticStock
Large Feature Part 5AshleyInspirations
- they've got their bright ideas by s-uperflu0usCommission::Dance Beneath the Lights of the World by SilverSummerSongu n d e r g l o w 9881 by pesterleThe red duck by Jerhaia-TsukikitsuneChunky Bun by sidd-says-gimmeSnuggleBunny by MoonandtheSeaWeasley in Watercolor by MadalynC+ b a c c h u s + by PegasusStudiosPower and Grace by JullelinJuliet - stock reference 37 by faestock
Laurel - Sitting pose reference 33 by faestockPink Lupine by WikiTiki7stone stock 3 by MihraystockSmoke and Glitter by FluteJazzAbandoned Farmhouse Stock 08 by Malleni-StockFind Your Way 03 by kuschelirmel-stockAquarium Stock 37 by Malleni-Stock
Horse Lineart Pack by Whiteligtning
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-13-15techgnotic
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMay 13, 2015
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It's time for another Photography Debate over at CRPhotography. Do you think that cellphone photography should count as art? Weigh in with your opinions here.
Digital Hacks #1: Rule of Thirds GridHi and welcome to Digital Hacks! Digital Hacks is an education based series that aims to make your life as a digital artist easier by providing you with education, tips, and tricks of the trade. In this article, I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC, discussing the Rule of Thirds, and I will show you how to create a Rule of Thirds Grid using Photoshop. Let's get started!diphylla
Overview of Tools
Adobe PhotoshopPhotoshop Grid FeatureKeyboard (PC or Mac)Difficulty Level: Easy
Rule of Thirds
Before, I show you how to turn your Grid Feature into a Rule of Thirds Grid let's discuss what the Rule of Thirds actually is and why it is beneficial to digital artists.
The term Rule of Thirds, is more commonly known to photographers and it pertains to photographic composition. The Rule of Thirds is one of the very first things photographers learn about as it teaches them how to achieve well-ba
5 DIY Photography Gadgets Artists ToolboxParadisiacPicture
Hello and welcome to another round of Artist's Tools!
Today we'll channel our inner craftsmen and create fancy DIY photography equipment.
This tutorial is for everyone, from beginner to professional. You only need a mediocre crafting talent to create the listed equipment.
The displayed DIY gadgets are mostly basic, so it is possible that professionals already possess the them. But that doesn't mean a different approach will not boost your results. See for yourself!
The DIY Gadgets
1. Camera Stabilizator
2. Custom Bokeh Effects
3. Ring Flash
4. Bounce Wall
5. Soft Box
5.1 Product Photography Version
5.2 Studio Photography Version
What do I need for this tutorial?
I only curated DIY tutorials which are executable with a low amount of money and/or materials that
Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
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.
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!
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:
Know your Basics - TexturesThere are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create / photograph texture as well as how to use them on a technical level, but the question of why and when to use textures is rarely touched. This article wants to fill that gap and therefore looks at texures from a slightly different perspective.
Textures in Manips as you know them
For a photomanipulator, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "texture" are images that can be used in soft light or overlay mode to texture a manipulation or parts thereof. What most manipulators therefore have in mind, are images like the following:
Beautiful textures, sure, and useful, too, but have you ever thought of doing more with them than the aforementioned overlays? And have you ever considered using other kinds of textures, too?
A more objective look at Textures
The following definition is an excerpt
Sunken mysteries - new contest ! Hey guys!
I think it's time for a new contest !
The theme is:
To date, we have explored less than five percent of the ocean.
95% have never been seen by a human being.
So, what is down there, in the deep ocean? What mysteries could we find?
Mermaid cities, shipwrecks full of treasures, ruins of ancient kingdoms, unknown creatures ?
Dark secrets that may never be revealed ?
Let your imagination run wild !
your entry must be a photomanipulation
your entry must be created exclusively for this contest
all used stocks must be from legitimate resources
Photomanipulation Contest - MythologyBased on the results of a previous poll, the popular choice for the contest theme is Mythology.
"Mythology can refer either to the collected myths of a group of people—their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs—or to the study of such myths. As a collection of such stories, mythology is an important feature of every culture."
For this contest, you are invited to create an entry based around your favorite god, goddess, mythological creature, etc. However, you are encouraged to break out of the box a bit and work around a myth you are not familiar with, or one that is lesser known.
Here is a great list of different mythologies around the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mythologies (keep in mind: you are not limited to this list - it is just a guideline)
Run time: March 12 - June 15 (11:59pm EST)
The entry must be NEW for this contest (no ol
Contest Curses and Wishes Hello my friends
Yeah i know it's been a long time you heard something from me or the other admins regarding the group. Originally this group was created to aid those who have trouble using photoshop. We asked a lot of advanced artists to share their knowledge or give useful tips, so we all could become better. But i think most of you do not need personal help with your work or need feedback.
For those who are interested in learning a quite simple way to achieve a painted look, i can recommend my tutorial i made recently. It's completely free of charge, i only want you to note me if you want to download the files. This technique is also useful to enhance the total look of your work.
Also for those you want to learn some new things, i can recommend to search youtube for tutorials about using gradient-maps. I always use at least one gradient-map in my work and often 2 or more to get the mood i want.
Game Of Thrones: Stock FeatureGame of Thrones: Stock Feature
The Unseen Stock - April
Satyr 14 Mizzd-stock by mizzd-stock The Four Horsemen: Death 8 by MajesticStock
Easter is coming by Fran-photo Crystal Sphere stock by little-spacey Hundred Acre Wood by Fran-photo STOCK - Blue Gothic by Apsara-Stock
Guitar Stock 7 by BirdsistersStock
Untitled by kcpixelprincess snow rock stock_4 by milesmoody Netley Abbey50 by Birdsatalcatraz
Path 02 by ewatkins Woods 01 by ewatkins BalticSea by BVFoto
Stock and Resources DD Roundup April 2015:iconpiratelotus-stock: Features by PirateLotus-Stock
:iconcelticstrm-stock: Features by CelticStrm-Stock
STOCK - Ninja Mask by LaLunatique
Islay beach sand texture 2 by Kvaale
:iconelandria: Features by Elandria
Cello 3d Model by xmas-kittyLittle Chapel 2 by Gopher-Stock
Churchyard Stock.. by Alz-Stock-and-Art
Celtic Circles - Photoshop Custom Shapes by GrumpyTheSweetroll
Landscape-Stock-Wolfworx-Imk53349 by wolfworx
Silent Walking by Burtn
FREQUENTLY ASKED DD QUESTIONS
Art Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival GuideFellow deviants struggling with art block: fear no more! - I am here for you
Since I have a loooot of experience with this common and scary phenomenon, I've decided I should share the knowledge: in this journal I'll give you my theories about types, causes and all the solutions I know of for art blocks :3 I hope this helps! (I think it can be useful even if you're not currently in a block!)
Alright, art block is a phase absolutely every single artist in the world goes through at some point in their artistic journey, usually many times. It's basically a seemingly random period of time where you seem to have no motivation/inspiration/will to draw, and/or nothing you draw seems to look right.
There are different types of art blocks, the main difference between them being the cause, and thus each type calls for a different approach. I believe the types are:
The Dreaded Artist's BlockThe Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....
Artist's block might not fit exactly into the "Artist's Toolbox" week, but we all know about it, we all have probably
experienced it, and we all hope it will never come our way again.
When a person is sick in body, eating is sometimes the LAST thing we want to do. But it is necessary to speed our way
to recovery. In the same way, the ideas I would like to set before you may seem like trying to eat something
when you are sick...but these steps may hasten the end of your artist's block. :iconimdeadplz:
And really, you have nothing to lose in trying these suggestions!
1. Put DOWN your instrument of art...paintbrush, pencil, pen etc...and go O
Art Block |B|L|A|S|T|E|R|_|1|There hasn't been an artist out there who hasn't gone through some form of "Art Block" every now and then in their lives, and it's never any fun when that happens. Well, today we introduce our new series "Art Block Blaster", which is a series of features we're putting together in order to inspire you and to help you get through those rough patches of art blocks!!! When an art block happens, nothing better than try new things and learn new techniques!!!
Drawing & Painting Tutorials:
Artists Toolbox: Digital Tutorials and Fur Brushes by KovoWolf What Ruins A Painting? by Goodnight-Melbourne Drawing Tutorial by Miosita TUTORIAL pack-Paint a realistic face on PHOTHOP. by Lilian-Vorne
Create an Epic Scene of Alien Invasion by MariaSemelevich Dress-Up Tutorial by TouchofArtistry Warm and Cool Tutorial by TouchofArtistry Create a Photo Manipulation of Alice in Wonderland by MariaSemelevich Water Samus Tutorial by TylerReitan Photomanipulation Tutorial on blending by tamaraR Photomanipulation walkthrough by tamaraR