NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapesill be uploading the actual image here monday, after i let it settle over the weekend to see if there are final tweaks.Hope you enjoy!
New painting video availible (free)Sorry if at any point the music makes it hard to hear me, I really tried to be aware of the matter.Will tone it down next one.*Edit* my official page which i reference in the movie is under construction this week, will return shortly.Anyways I hope you enjoy.
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Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsAnd here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsIn this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.The First StepBefore we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
Tips for the creative photographer #2I´m by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial. Screw the rulesIt is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one. PropsAbsolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
Fella's ArtFest: May 2014Welcome to Fella's ArtFest!Fella's ArtFest is a monthly contest in which the deviantART community can display its love and appreciation for art and all its forms.Each month's ArtFest has a particular theme! To participate, create an original piece of art (all media are accepted) and submit it to deviantART as a deviation! From there, simply submit your deviation to fella's very own gallery into this month's ArtFest gallery folder.Fella's ArtFest is open for participation to all deviants at least the age of 13 from any country. You must be a Member here at fella to submit to our gallery! ThemeThe theme of this month's Fella's Artfest is shiny.You may
Tips for the creative photographer #3Some more tips´n tricks Mix and matchIf you have a couple of filter like a polarizing filter and perhaps an ND filter there is no rule that says you can mix and match the best from both worlds, you can use the polarizer to see through water, the nd filter to smooth out the sky and a regular shot for the rest of the landscape and combine the best from all worlds.This does not just extend to filter use, as simple as doing a 30 second exposure of the sky at 1600 iso (to prevent star trailing) and a 2 minute exposure of the ground at iso 200 also works when it comes to mixing and matching, even part hdr.It is all dependant on the scene you want to capture and your own creativity.MultiexposuresMost cameras has a multiexposure feature that enable the camera to process several image into 1, this is not the same as bracketing where you take several different value exposures and combine into one (hopefully) neat looking hdr image.You can set up the camera to do 3 mu
Wettbewerb: 610 Points Giveaway!!!Der Wettbewerb, den ich bereits ankündigte, startet am 19.6.2013! Thema: Rock tha House: lasst uns DeviantArt rocken! Urlaub: was wünschst du dir vom kommenden "Sommer"? Wer darf teilnehmen: jeder - du musst kein Mitglied der Gruppe sein, es wäre jedoch ideal um teilzunehmen musst du (nur als Nicht-Mitglied) das Journal Faven oder in einem eigenen Journal teilen dein fertiges Bild verlinke bitter hier es gibt kein Limit an Teilnahmestücken Medium: alle Medien sind erlaubt[Bullet; Red] Prices:1.Platz: [Bullet; Black]380 [Points] Giveaway,(100[Points] from Zouberi, 100[Points] from Nilanja, 25[Points] von Lea-Lu->:iconThe-Oc-
5 must knows for better night photosISOgo to http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings/%28type%29/usecase_sportsFind your camera and see what iso settings you can push your camera to and still retain descent image quality, this is especially important when shooting auroras, a high iso sensitivity means you can push the shutterspeed under the magical 8 seconds to retain some of the movement of the aurora in the image.(I personally recommend 6 or less)Preventing STAR TRAILSUse the rule of 600 to keep stars in the picture from trailing/streaking.Divide 600 by the true focal lenght of your lens, true is measured by 35mm full frame, so a 30 mm full frame lens would yield this simple equation: 600/30 = 20 second (or less) exposure and stars will look nice.For cropped sensors you have to time your focal length with 1.5 for Nikon and 1.6 for Canon.So 16 mm wide angle lens on a Canon cropped sensor would equal 25.6mm true focal lengt (16*1.6) giving this equation: 600/25.6 = 23.43 secon
update .My first kiriban.Kiriban moved HERE http://francescadelfino.deviantart.com/journal/My-first-kiriban-second-journal-399539163My first Kiriban, here are some rules You need to fave this journal Take a screen shot of my pageviews and post the link in a comment on this journal (NO note!). The first person who post me the screen shot of the exact given pageviews will win the points. Your screen shot needs to show your username, my pageview number and the time bar, otherwise I can't give you points. Be in deviantArt since 2 months and to have works in your gallery. DON'T cheat!! It would be nice if you watch me, only if you like my works. GoodLuck
How to take the best possible images at night.This is mainly directed and nightsky photography but it will apply to all sorts of night photography where you are limited when it comes to light.I will structure this step by step for ease of use, once you have touched all points you will be ready to tackle the night with all its challenges.Step 1 - The CameraOver at DxOMark they are very good at testing stuff the scientific way, some will argue the real world application and images instead and I agree with both, but for iso which is so important for night photography this would be my first stop: http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings/SportsFind your camera and note down the iso sensitivity, you have to forget about the dynamic range a bit here as with high iso you will not even get close to the cameras max performance.Step 2 - The lensFind your lens here: http://www.lenstip.com/lenses_reviews.htmlThe one thing they do here that dxomark does not is test the lens for coma and astigmatism, the first would
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer. Macro done easySet your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.Don´t be stationaryIt is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene. Slow the shutterYou don´t always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
Photography tips, the different way. :)MindtravellingI do not know how other photographers does it, but I like to walk around with my camera and when I have gotten a certain distance I close my eyes and play back the same steps I had taken, If I notice something doing so I go back and start taking pictures.The same goes for places I have been before, I close my eyes and go through the same paths in my mind and think of locations to take pictures, often this technique leads to very interesting photos once I get out there and also I tend to notice things I did not when I was there first.Weird or not, that is how I do it, if It works for others I do not know, but It might be fun to give it a try. Force yourselfOften when you are out taking pictures it is just a natural place and angle to take pictures, but sometimes just turing around and tackling a unusual angle might yield much more interesting images.An example is the image I took called "Arrival", the other way had a big calm lake wi
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nvKN_H4e-IOkay lets start.The following text its based on a true st
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Tea/coffee photography CONTESTTheme: tea/coffeeExamples: Rules: It has to be photography, and it have to be submitted after 07.09.13.People who donate can also participate in this contest.Only 1 photo per person. Start date: 10.09.13End date: 22.09.13Entries found here: http://cloduy.deviantart.com/favourites/57014534Prices:First placePoints:100 points from theresahelmer100 points from cloduy50 points from Calisaroa50 points from FrancescaDelfino50 points from CharliviaFeatures:TheCameraGirlChikumoXRebeccaThomas (15 photos)SimplyMint FrancescaDelfino (20photos) EugenieA xOronar Ailda Charlivia TheJoanaPADJ Schnitzelyne :devh
new video on environment underpainting