|"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. "|
- Nelson Mandela
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekPE: Decorating Your Profile by SimplySilent
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesPE: Photoshop Brush Primer by Astrikos
There 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 Photoshop
It'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. )
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Soldier - Mother - Teacher - Photographer - Videographer - Caffeine Addict - Animal Freak
I'm a combat documentation/production specialist (combat camera for us lazy folks) with a passion for photographing animals when not documenting for the military. I've been in the military since 2009 and have one combat tour under my belt.
I can very easily be bribed with caffeine and cuddly animals.
And yes, I'm female. I checked.