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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 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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5 accepted, 1 denied
44 accepted, 3 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
Before and After and Restorations

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 5 Years ago
Apr 10, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Digital Media

1,533 Members
1,496 Watchers
65,219 Pageviews
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I-M is very much in need of new contributors, three or four or more to be exact so that we can get images accepted quicker than one day.


Judge whether or not an image is intermediate or better, aka, some effort involved and no edge lines showing on cut out stock.

Always leave a message on why you declined an image.

Willing to vote on images often.

Always check to make sure an image is being submitted to the right category, i.e. Fantasy is Fantasy is Fantasy and Dark is Dark is Dark.

Any takers? Apply below, thanks!
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suolasPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
I need some advice if anyone's willing to help, There's some images on DA that are perfect for this piece I am working on, the images aren't specified as stock so I have tried to contact the image owners to seek permission. There has been no answer from any contact attempts at their profiles here or through any links they have listed on their pages. I've tried searching for alternates but have found literally nothing else suitable.
Does this mean, among other things, the piece cannot be published to DA/ my own site (I attach full credits wherever I publish) regardless of what I have done to seek permission.
Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you for taking the time to ask us here. Without written permission from the owner(s) of the non-stock photos that you would like to use, you would be violating their copyright if you chose to go ahead and use the images. In a nutshell it means that without their permission you cannot legally use the images.
DarkRaevon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for adding me to the group.  I did contribute art today but I am not sure if it made it into the correct folder.  Hug Heart 
rhayvenc Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding me to the group! :)
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Thank you for requesting 'Rainy Days and Mondays' for your gallery :heart:
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :floating:
EmotionPsArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Merci de m'avoir acceptée dans votre groupe :-)
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the request :)
Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :floating:
Grismalice Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
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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