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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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86 accepted, 9 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

1,414 Members
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Dark Art Critique Blog

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 2:05 PM

Danger Under A Blood Moon by StarfireArizona

"I had chosen and wrote a short critique concerning the wind earlier. The deviant changed the direction of the wind, and other adjustments, and the image looks so much better.  I even have a connection with the model. I feel like she had to go through danger to reach the top of the rock (the skeletons helps with this feeling) to only missed the chance to tell her love how she feels. This is definitely a dark romantic deviation. " - thefantasim

"OK my first thing here is the contrast. I'm not sure about this, but I'm gonna guess how you went about doing this. Please feel free to correct me. And remember this is just my opinion. YOu're darkest areas in this image is black. The problem with that is, you probable achieved it with a mixture of brightness/contrast and dodge and burn. THe problem I have with the way it came out is the effect makes the whole image look low quality. To describe to you what I mean by low quality, it look like you took a bunch of stock that 500x500px and stretched them to be 2000x2000px. My problem with the hair is that at the back of her head everything is perfect and straight, and only on the sides these bits that are flapping in the wind. The hair at the back of her head should get some movement also. No way in hell is your hair gonna stay perfect like that in heavy wind. Other than the overall quality of this image and the hair, I can't really find anything big wrong here. There's a lot of things wrong I mean, but I think correcting those two things will automatically make the rest better. I hope this was helpfull" - mippieArt

Chiropteras by debzdezigns-lamb68

"I actually love this image. I think you need to do this one again in a year or two, this has the potential to be a really epic artwork. What I could suggest is this;

- The reflection on the fave and hair could do well with a soft and almost white shade of yellow (pick the lightest part from the fire with eyedropper) outline. Just around the edge of her nose and her jaw, a few hair strands. The effect there is kind of flat to me. Composition wise you could maybe add a bit more at the top of the image or make the model a bit smaller, so she will be on the upper right crossline of the rules of thirds. It might increase the impact of this even more. Also I think the moon is a bit too bright, it should be a bit darker, just a little, at the moment it draws all the attention away from the model. And try adding a blue or purple colour to the image to create a nice contrasting of colours. I would suggest you add a purple-ish tone to the shadows you using selective colour or gradient map. And that's about it that I can say. Hope this was helpfull" - mippieArt 

Your turn!!!! Here's how this is gonna work. If you give some feedback on one of these 2 artworks, you can leave me a thumb and I will give your artwork a critique also. Please leave a link to the feedback you gave so I can check you. If you give the feedback here as a comment, please mention the artist who you are giving feedback in the comment so they will see it. 

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