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~We are a Photomanipulation Group~

~We also accept Stock, Airbrushing and 3-D Artwork~

Want to see your contest in our journal?

:bulletblack: Send us a note with a link to your contest journal.
Contest must be for photomanipulation, 3D, Painting and Airbrushing, or Stock related.

:bulletred: Any disrespect or rudeness toward the staff here will result in being banned from the group without notice.


How Our Gallery Works:

:bulletpurple: 4 deviations per folder/day to manip folders.
:bulletpurple: 10 deviations per folder/day to Tutorials.
:bulletpurple: Always submit your image to the correct corresponding folder. If your image is catagorized: Photomanipulation > Fantasy, it should go to our Fantasy folder etc.
:bulletpurple: All images catagorized as Digital Art > Painting and Airbrushing should be submitted to the appropriate group Paint and Airbrush folder.
:bulletpurple: No Featured submissions, staff will choose them.
Folder Submissions How To Guide

How Our Favorites Work:

:bulletpurple: Favorites are for Stock only.
:bulletpurple: 10 deviations per folder/day.
:bulletpurple: Blog Entry on Favorites

Rules & Regulations:

:bulletblue: Stock must be credited, preferrably with a clickable link to the stock provider or the stock image. (In the image description.)
:bulletblue: All off-site stock must be credited with direct links to the stock itself.
:bulletblue: Stock must be listed even if it is your own.
:bulletblue: 3D images should contain a program reference.
:bulletblue: Fan Art should include some sort of reference and may not be available as a print. Fan Art FAQ
:bulletblue: Images containing copyrighted content categorized as manipulation will be declined. Ex. Celebrities, movie characters, screenshots etc. DeviantART Copyright Policy

We will decline an image because of:

:bulletred: Lack of or improperly stated credits. You must state if the stocks used are your own.
:bulletred: Offensive content
:bulletred: Submission to the wrong folder
:bulletred: Deviation does not meet quality standard
:bulletred: Fan art contains an uncredited celebrity image.
:bulletred: Deiviation is a different colored duplicate of another image.
:bulletred: Nudity for the sake of nudity; Blantant or non-artistic nudity.
:bulletred: No 'before and after' retouches please.
:bulletred: No vector images.
:bulletred: No traditional art. Sketches, Painting, Artisan Crafts, Photography, etc.
(Rules regarding quality standards, offensive content, and nudity will be enforced at the discretion of the staff.)

What do you look for in a join request?

:bulletyellow: Properly stated credits on every deviation.
:bulletyellow: Images that are of intermediate level or above.

Because this is a group for learning and growing we will try our very best to let you know true reasons why your image or join request was declined, you will never get an evasive answer.

Also, it is our plan to allow members to submit to our blog information about Photoshop and techniques that they find useful.

If you have any questions or suggestions on something for the group or a blog topic that you would like to see, please notify thy-darkest-hour or any of our contributors by whatever means you like.

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Weekly Stats

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85 accepted, 7 denied
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Gallery Folders

Fan Art Manips
Publication Manips
3-D - People
3-D - Other
Digital Animations
Digital Fractuals
Paint and Airbrush - Fantasy and Abstract
Paint and Airbrush - Sci-fi and Space Art
Paint and Airbrush - Psychedelic and Surreal
Paint and Airbrush - People and Pop Art
Paint and Airbrush - Macabre and Horror
Paint and Airbrush - Landscape and Scenery
Paint and Airbrush - Animals and Still Life
Paint and Airbrush - Miscellaneous
Premade Backgrounds
Foreign Language Tutorials

Random from Favourites

Favorites - Featured represents the best of the best from our wonderful stock department.

Group Info

We here look foward to being a much more personal group that wants to get to know its members and provide helpful information and tutorials as no one is ever done improving!

So, interested in manipulations? Well, we're interested in you and seeing what you're capable of! We're open to all types of manipulations as well as manipulated stock and are open to all of your wonderful suggestions!

If you have ideas about things for the group or things we should do, let us know, we're more than interested to hear what you have to say.

Because this is a group for learning, growing, and becoming better manipulators, if your work is declined, you will always know why, specifically why without ever having to ask us.
Founded 3 Years ago
Apr 10, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Digital Media

1,459 Members
1,397 Watchers
45,670 Pageviews
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Halloween contest 2014 (updated)

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 21, 2014, 4:32 PM
Ok so it's almost time for In-Obscuro 's annual Halloween contest. This is the only contest we host through out the year, so I would like to make this one big please.

Prize Donations

Ok so first an fore most we need some prizes for the winners. Any and all donations will be accepted. You can comment here or note me.  As always, after the contest I will do a feature for all those who donated to say thanks.

Prizes so far

1st place
200 points from Emerald-Depths 
500 points from mippieArt 
3 month sub from Emerald-Depths 
Features from Emerald-Depths , CapnSkustingmippieArt , In-Obscuro , TheVoiceOfManips 

2nd place
100 points from Emerald-Depths 
200 points from mippieArt 
1 month sub from Emerald-Depths 
Features from Emerald-DepthsCapnSkustingmippieArt , In-Obscuro , TheVoiceOfManips 

3rd place
50 points from Emerald-Depths 
100 points from mippieArt 
Features from Emerald-DepthsCapnSkustingmippieArt , In-Obscuro , TheVoiceOfManips 


Thank you so much for all the awesome theme suggestions I got. 

- Eyes in the Darkness
- Trick or Treat
- Unexpected Evil (Unexpected things being evil)
- Vampire Slayer
- Something Wicked This Way Comes...
- Halloween Memes
- Witches in the Dark Forest
- Stilted creatures ( Creatures on sticks or stilts)
- Zombie Feast
- Vampire Party

You can vote for your favourite theme here ->…


here are some works from last year that were made for Halloween, just to get everybody back into the spirit.

Halloween Haul by Neikrom October Nights by IvannaDark Halloween Poster by streetX222 Happy Halloween! by thezork All Hallow's Eve by zummerfish Halloween 2013 by Nikulina-Helena Jack and Zero by Bonniemarie Halloween by inSOLense Jack by Ry-Spirit Paper Dream by LiliaOsipova The Guide to Trick or Treat by zummerfish Halloween Thrill by TitusBoy25 Sweet Halloween by Blavatskaya Bad Influence by alexnoreaga Halloween night by Anna-Marine Dead Man Walking by DominiqueWesson Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo by PerlaMarina

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Akara-Legend Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't know where to put my concerns. Please, I would like to know what quality standards are. Because if I can submit to High-Quality Art  group and get accepted, and your smaller group can't accept it, then there's something wrong there. If you take this as an insult, you don't have to ban me, for I have already remove myself from the group.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The group is active, sometimes it just takes a little while.
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much for the request!
brietolga Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a pleasure! :)
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
dresew Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thanks a lot for accepting my membership request !
brietolga Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :floating: Your images are really amazing
digitalessandra Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
thenk you for the request!
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