music
A lot of artists cite music as a source of influence, but how much does it increase inspiration? After a certain point, does it just become a nuisance? Music can give you a motivational jump-start before you’ve even opened Photoshop, or put pen to paper; in particular, tunes with an up-beat tempo can...read more
facebook
Like everything on the Internet, Facebook uses an algorithm (a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations) to help it determine what posts you want to see in your News Feed. This algorithm is called “EdgeRank”, and looks like this: Let’s break this down a little....read more
LK
First off, could you introduce yourself to our readers? Hi, I’m Lorna, a 20-(something) year old from Ireland. I’m a self-taught artist and I spend most of my spare time practising drawing for what I hope will be the “real thing” when it comes to my job! In the meantime though, I’m trudging...read more
mag
Identify your audience Before you even start typing take a moment to think about who will be reading your article. Are you writing for a children’s, or adult’s magazine? Are they industry professionals, or complete beginners in their field? The way in which your article is written is dictated by these answers, so...read more

gyrhs
First off, could you introduce yourself to our readers? Well, hello everyone! I’m GYRHS; part time physics student, part time freelance artist, and eternal fan artist. I’ve been on DeviantART for many years but I wasn’t really active… though I did upload fan art from time to time. Now I mostly work on...read more
watermark-thumb
There are many techniques for making a watermark, but in this guide I’ll only be covering why you should use one, and tips for its placement. What is a Watermark? A watermark is essentially an image, or a piece of text which is added to the top of your finished piece to help protect it....read more
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If like me you crave critique and feedback, but only ever get “nice work” comments, here are some tips to get what you want! First of all, allow me to briefly elaborate on what I mean by critique and feedback. Critique – Noun, A detailed analysis and assessment of something. Someone who offers...read more
dropshadow
The code for adding a shadow onto any text via CSS is actually very simple – it’s only one line! However, unless you understand what each segment is for, it can become very confusing. SO here’s a quick summary of what each little bit does! If you’re not able to see the code...read more


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