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Give a Warm Welcome to the New Alpha Testers!Hey Everyone
It's finally time! After much deliberation we are finally ready to announce the new alpha testers!
First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied, we had almost 450 applications There were lots really tough decisions to make to try and get that number down to a mere 20 alpha testers!
So without further ado, give a hearty congratulations to:
Thanks again to all those who applied, if you didn't make it this time, don't be disheartened there will be other chances to apply in the future, and in the meantime there will still be some exciting and awesome beta projects for you all!
Want to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!Update: A massive thank you to everyone who sent in a application to be an alpha tester! Applications are now closed. Due to the volume of applications it will take a few more days to finish going through them. Users will be contacted if they are successful in getting a place, so keep an eye out! - DEVlANT
Calling all beta testers, bug lovers and feature loving deviants.
I have exciting news! devBUG is looking for some new deviants to be Alpha Tester!
But what is an alpha tester?
An Alpha tester is a bit like a Beta tester only they get to test out new features before Beta testers do.
So, what do alpha testers get to do?
As an alpha tester you'll have the chance to talk to staff and developers about new and upcoming features, and help find and report any bugs that there may be, before it goes to beta testers or th
Css MenusCSS Stuffz
Just playing around with CSS3 transitions, you can do some pretty funky stuff with them (see menus)
It's been a little while (again) since i made an update, so here's a little bit about what I've been up to:
As of last Friday I have finished all my Uni coursework for this year Although i still have exams over the next couple of weeks
I'm looking forward to getting these exams over and done with as then I'll have more time to dedicate to dA.
Thankfully I've finished the module I had the most work for (my web programming module) and got 100% in all 4 sections
On an off note from Uni, back in February I bought a Raspberry Pi and i finally got an email today saying that it's been dispatched so I'm uba-excited about getting to play with it
anyway, short update is short!
All New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer UpliftHey Folks
We've got a two in one beta tester extravaganza for you today, with a big update to the Sta.sh submission page and a new and improved toolbar for Sta.sh Writer
New Sta.sh Submission Page
What has changed
When submitting a deviation from your Sta.sh to your deviantART gallery you will see that there is an all new layout and flow of the interface to make the submission process simpler and easier to understand
Functionality has been improved with the ability to submit to multiple galleries at the same time
There is also a new "Image Preview" feature which allows you to see exactly how your image is going to look with accurate sizing and watermark (if selected)
What has not changed
We've not take anything away, all the options that you had before are all still there!
What to do if you find a bug
If you have any issues or come across
Sta.sh Writer HTML ImprovementsHey Folks
As you probably know by now, Sta.sh Writer is a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) writer allowing you to see a live preview of what your journal, blog, poem or story will look like and edit it's appearance by highlighting text and clicking buttons.
What are the Improvements?
One of the more common pieces of feedback we get from deviants about Sta.sh Writer is that it's not as useful for power users; people who want more control over their layout and want to be able to use their own HTML to give what they write that extra bit of flare.
So what has been done about it?
To make Sta.sh Writer the best it possibly can be for anyone who uses it, we have made Sta.sh Writer into a WYSIWYT (What you see is what you type) editor
This means that you can seamlessly use both the WYSIWYG editor and your own custom html at the same time, and without everything being converted back to WYSIWYG every time you edit
Download a Stack in a ZipHey Folks
Quick update to Sta.sh for you to try out
You can now download an entire stack all at once in an easy to access .zip file
So how does it work?
Upload images into a stack or group images already in your Sta.sh into a stack
Share your stack with anyone who you want to see it
They will then be able to download all the images in the stack by simply pressing the "Download All" link at the bottom of the page
Whether you're sharing your stock images, collaborating on a piece with friends or simply want a quick and easy way to get to your files from a different location it can now be done even faster and with one click of a button
Give it a try
We want to make sure that everything is working smoothly and that there are no hiccups when downloading the zip files.
Try adding some files to a stack then downloading them and make sure that all the correct files are present and correct
If you do fin
New Sta.sh File and Edit MenusHey Beta Folk
We've got a great update to Sta.sh for you all to have a look at
To make managing your Sta.sh easer we've added File and Edit menus into the Sta.sh header
What do the new File and Edit Menus do?
With the new file and edit menus we aim to make managing your Sta.sh a whole lot easier.
The two menus make existing functions like the renaming and merging of Sta.sh items into a stack easily accessible as well as adding in "Select All" and "Import to Sta.sh Writer" allowing you to easily create a blog of sketches for your newest creations in writer, straight out of Sta.sh!
Help Make Sta.sh Better!
If you have any feedback or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment, we love to hear your opinion
If you encounter any bugs, remember to send us a bug report in the "Sta.sh Menus" project and we'll do our best to get it fixed up as soon as we can
Giving Your Stacks an IntroductionHello Again Beta Folk
As promised we have more exciting updates for you
This time we have a new feature in Sta.sh land for you to try out!
Introduce your stack to the world
A few weeks ago we released shareable stacks allowing you to share an entire folder of your Sta.sh with others rather than having to share each image separately.
Well now we're giving you the ability to describe your stack and give it a bit of an introduction to them, whether you're asking for opinions on which photos from a recent photo shoot you should publish to your gallery or simply showing some unfinished sketches of masterpieces in the working
Now you can quickly and easily share stacks of almost anything!
Yet more to come!
Yes we still have even more features waiting in the wings for you, so keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks
Found a problem?
If you find any bugs with creating descrip
Giving You More Details at Your FingertipsHey Beta Folks
Now it's been some time since we've seen any new features come into beta, so I'm happy to announce that today we have a couple of little additions involving thumbnails for everyone to try out
Comments Count on Thumbnails
We love to encourage users to leave feedback on art they like, as it's always nice to see users appreciating each-others work.
Now we've made it even easier for you to spot that wonderful masterpiece
so that you can give it the attention it deserves
Under deviation thumbs in gallery, favourites and when browsing the site you will see the comments count for the deviation
Galleries at a Glance
On the subject of thumbnails we've also added some info informing you which galleries the deviation is in
So now thumbs really give you more details at your fingertips
More to Come!
If these new features have wet your appetite for more then don't despair!
We'll have even mor
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Mayit's 20 April
happy easter fellow members and also time for a new give away 8D
but first a very special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month April
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here yo
How to get feedback on dAWe all joined this site, more or less for this reason, to get feedback on our art. The whole point of submitting art online is for people to see it and hear what they think about it.
Now there are a lot of deviants out there who get little to no feedback and as a result ask the people who faved their art to comment or go to random people on dA and ask for them to look at their art or comment in the hopes that the person will be kind enough to return the favor.
A message to the people who do that, you're doing it all wrong.
Sure, if you ask 20 people who faved your drawing what they thought about it, you might get 1 or 2 answers, but in return, you'll be ignored by say 10 people and you'll annoy 8 people. I get these comments and i'm telling you, begging for feedback is not the way to go, if someone didn't comment when they fave, what makes you think forcing their hand is the right way to go?
A fav is a compliment, take it a it is. Not everyone has
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel Clouds
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
World of Water Contest!The Theme
Welcome to the World of Water contest. I've tried to make it interesting for every (APN) Photographer by creating two subcategories;
Close-ups (this includes Macro photography).
The main subject in the photograph has to be water. It can be drops, it can be waterfalls, lakes, oceans, seas, canals.. everything with water!
Animals, Plants & Nature Photography only
Photographs taken with a film or a digital camera featuring a minimal amount of color and exposure adjustment
Deviations do have to be new, added after this contest is announced
One (1) entry per person per subcategory, you can win only once
No photomanipulations or selective desaturation
Start date: NOW!
Ends June 30th, 23:59 CEST.
Each subcategory has a 1st, 2
Impromptu RAFFLE!!!So this happened this morning:
It was actually at 9,000 and I made my friend fav something just so I could say:
"IT'S OVER 9,000!!!"
In celebration of my message hoarding, I am having a raffle!
WINNER GETS A FREE SKETCH!
1. Must fav this journal to be elegible.
2. Raffle ends once a minimum of 20 ppl fav this journal.
3. You don't need to watch me.
4. If you ARE already watching me, you get to pick which character you want. If not, I will pick one of your OC's.
Typing away and impulsive, I will hold a raffle for favs and another for any journals advertising this. So tagging this journal in a journal, OR tagging one of my deviations you like in a journal (and why you like it) will qualify you in the secondary raffle.
Only one winner per category.
And there you have it! Random Boston Raffle!
Looking forward to seeing who wins!!
Easter Egg GiveAway!(closed)
Sorry for the delay! It was really hard to choose because I received a lot of really awesome entries. Thank you to all who joined!
Stay tuned for my next challenge/giveaway
Winner will be announced 1-2 days. Stay tuned!
Narrowed it to five people. ARGH its so hard to decide! Almost there!
Prize: One person will win 100
How to qualify?
Draw an egg on Deviantart Muro using ONE of the following themes. It doesn't matter if it looks good or not, you will not be judged on how it looks but on creativity of how you use the theme below.
~You can choose one theme below!~
Theme 1: I'm a sexy egg
Theme 2: Shiver me timbers
Theme 3: Egg Fusion!!
So again, you have to use DEVIANTART MURO.
GOODLUCK AND HAPPY EASTER!!
Kiriban at 1.000.000 - CaughtIt's as simple as it gets;
Catch my 1.000.000th pageview and get a free head-shot sketch from your character (or any character that you like).
(Screenshot needs to be fullscreen and send to me by private message)
The kiriban is caught.
Anyone bother to explain me how it is possible that 2 people caught the exact same thing on screenshot???
After hearing from multiple people having experience with more than 1 guy catching their kiriban, I can only come to the conclusion that it's reasonable.
DA's counter is probably flawed, in the sense that it only counts an IP once. Which would lead people that spend hours refreshing my page, being able to keep track of the pageviews without actually influencing themselves. It's still kind of weird to think that kind of thing actually happens and people are
Olympia: Manet's Biggest ScandalÉdouard Manet (1832-1883), a French painter who is sometimes considered one of the founders of the style of impressionism, caused quite a few scandals throughout his career.
Many of these scandals came into being because of the subject matter which he chose to portray in his paintings. Additionally, there were many critics who found fault in his painting style. Surprisingly, despite the sometimes violent reactions to his works, what Manet was really seeking throughout his painting career was official recognition as a great artist of his time.
At a young age, Manet found in his father an extreme opposition to his desired career as an artist. His father was a magistrate who thought that Manet should choose a “recognized” profession. Attempting to appease his father, Manet tried and fai
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