Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesThere are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD. Basic Brushes in PhotoshopIt's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush. Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. ) ^ | Click for quicker editing options|
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingHi!Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.Let us begin!Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
PE: Useful Links for the Chat and Forum Useful LinksHere is a compilation of useful links that you may want to refer back to every now and then. General Chat and ForumChat, Forum and the FAQ by ^3wylQ&A with your Chat and Forum CVs by the #communityrelations TeamGetting the most out of dA: Chat and Forums by $namenotrequired ChatThe Chat Network :: Lesson 1 by `Tachy-on
Monday MusesWelcome to our new activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away.No matter what it is, we want you to share it!Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Please also include why you chose that artist or artwork.Your suggestions will be featured next week!_________This week's Muses are: :iconrydi1689: "^rydi1689 is so helpful as a volunteer! Even with al
Join us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!We'll be hosting a deviantART Print Gallery featuring work by deviants from all over the United Kingdom. Come support your peers!Posted on May 9, 2013 at 2:11 PMJoin us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!Los Angeles deviants, check out a screening of *louieschwartzberg's Wings of Life and hang out with deviantART staff and fellow members!Directors Guild of AmericaJoin Us!See a movie screening at this special deviantMEET!You are invited to join deviantART in watching Disney Nature's Wings
CLOSED! WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY!Sorry this took me a day longer!Anyway, the winners are::icon1Jade2::icondarkfox37:Congrats guys! I'll be sending the points your way soon!
350-700 Points Giveaway (Closed)Simply +fav this journal.2x prizes for my watchers. <3 One 250/500 point winner will be chosen. One 100/200 point winner will be chosen. A random number generator will be used. Your number is automatically picked by the +fav. Winners chosen sometime on the 1st of May. Winners will be posted here. You are welcome to ask that your points get donated to someone else. Watching isn't necessary, but appreciated. There is bribery here with double the prizes. So check out the art. <3:iconfoxbaibaiplz:So how often should these giveaways happen? Weekly? Monthly? Bi-monthly? Feel free to say hi.The winners are:#158, ~PiecesXx With 100 points.#104, ~margaw With 250 points DOUBLED to 500 points. Awesome art, too. Go lookit.