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Daily Deviation Guidelines 2.0Hi loves,
Welcome to my new and improved Daily Deviation Guidelines! I decided it was time to give my guidelines a good overhaul because hey let's face it... they were super long. I just imagine you all read my previous guidelines and reacted something like this:
Thus, this time around we are going to keep it simple and to the point! So without further ado let's get down to business! I am a dummy! 
Daily Deviations
Many times I am asked what a Daily Deviation (DD) is and what the purpose of Daily Deviations are. For those less familiar with Daily Deviations please review the following FAQ's links:
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I can ONLY take Daily Deviation suggestions from the following galleries:

Digital Art > AnimationDigital Art > 

:note: I can ONLY accept DD suggestions for the following:

:bulletblack: Digital Art > Animation
:bulletblack: Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings
:bulletblack: Digital Art > Mixed Media
:bulletblack: Digital Art > Vector
:bulletblack: Digital Art > Vexel
:bulletblack: Digital Art > Sci Fi and Space Art

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Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumb code along with the reason why you think the deviation deserves a Daily Deviation.


I may not reply to all suggestions but I do read, consider and appreciate every suggestion :heart:.

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The Digital Art Categories ExplainedThe following is the complete list of the current Digital Art categories with full descriptions and examples to assist you with selecting which category is the most appropriate to submit your artwork. 
Digital Art > 3-Dimensional Art
The Digital Art > 3-Dimensional Art gallery is for 3-Dimensional art created by manipulating polygon meshes and molding them into objects, characters, and scenes.
  
3-Dimensional Cartoons submit to Cartoons & Comics > Digital Media > Cartoons > 3-Dimensional 3-Dimensional Comics submit to Cartoons & Comics > Digital Media > Comics > 3-Dimensional3-Dimensional Manga  & Anime submi
Digital Hacks #1: Rule of Thirds GridHi and welcome to Digital Hacks! Digital Hacks is an education based series that aims to make your life as a digital artist easier by providing you with education, tips, and tricks of the trade. In this article, I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC, discussing the Rule of Thirds, and I will show you how to create a Rule of Thirds Grid using Photoshop. Let's get started!
  Overview of Tools
Adobe PhotoshopPhotoshop Grid FeatureKeyboard (PC or Mac)Difficulty Level: Easy  
  Rule of Thirds 
Before, I show you how to turn your Grid Feature into a Rule of Thirds Grid let's discuss what the Rule of Thirds actually is and why it is beneficial to digital artists.

The term Rule of Thirds, is more commonly known to photographers and it pertains to photographic composition. The Rule of Thirds is one of the very first things photographers learn about as it teaches them how to achieve well-ba
Digital Hacks #2: Photoshop The Basic Theory
We often do not think about our software in terms of why it does something in a certain way or even how it is capable of assisting us in creating our art. However, the process behind the scenes that allows us to create our digital art, truly is an art-form in itself. In this issue of Digital Hacks, I will be showing you behind the curtain of Adobe Photoshop and introduce you to the basic theory of how it all works. I look forward to introducing you to the basics and continuing to teach you about Photoshop using Digital Hacks as our "online classroom" until you have mastered the software for yourself. Oh, and don't worry I have tons of creative tutorials, tips, and tricks coming up in future articles to make your life as a digital artist easier.
 Photoshop Overview
Adobe Photoshop (Ps) is an image editing application, with an abundance of tools and commands for creating and working on bitmaps (digital images). Photoshop provides

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I do not know how many of you actively watch the news or are even aware of where I am from. However, I live in a suburb of Houston, Texas, which if you turn on CNN you will see my city along with several others across Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico have been devastated by flooding. The flooding is the result of storms that have been ongoing for weeks.

In my area, we are expected to continue experiencing storms throughout the week. I live by several bayous, lakes, creeks, and rivers. As I type this, I have 5 alerts on my phone from the weather center to inform me that the rivers by my house have now all met their flood stage and are expected to burst (flood out the area). To give you an idea one of the river's flood stage is 43ft. Yesterday, it met its flood stage and bypassed it measured at 43.5ft. This morning that same river was measured at 47ft and expected to continuing rising to 50.8ft. Now, this is just one of the rivers by my house and does not include the flood warnings coming in from the lakes, creeks, bayous, and other rivers. 

Our backyard and pool look like a tiny lake as it is so we are hoping since our house is not right up on the rivers that we will only experience lowlevel flooding from them. However, we won't know until they burst. Nor will we know if we will have gators along with snakes end up in our backyard like everyone else in our area. 

So, with the uncertainty of what may happen in the upcoming days I wanted to inform everyone that I may be delayed in responding to messages. I hope I won't be, but I'd rather say something beforehand than leave everyone wondering what is going on. I hope everyone understands and I look forward to things getting back to normal asap. 

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Ps CC Basics by diphylla


We often do not think about our software in terms of why it does something in a certain way or even how it is capable of assisting us in creating our art. However, the process behind the scenes that allows us to create our digital art, truly is an art-form in itself. In this issue of Digital Hacks, I will be showing you behind the curtain of Adobe Photoshop and introduce you to the basic theory of how it all works. I look forward to introducing you to the basics and continuing to teach you about Photoshop using Digital Hacks as our "online classroom" until you have mastered the software for yourself. Oh, and don't worry I have tons of creative tutorials, tips, and tricks coming up in future articles to make your life as a digital artist easier.

 Photoshop Overview


Adobe Photoshop (Ps) is an image editing application, with an abundance of tools and commands for creating and working on bitmaps (digital images). Photoshop provides its users with tools for color correcting, retouching, painting, composting, and much more. Also, Photoshop comes with well over 100 creative and functional filters that can be applied to an entire image, selected areas, or specific layers determined by you, the user. 

 Understanding Bitmaps


Bitmaps also known as digital images consist of a rectangular grid, or raster, of pixels much like a digital mosaic. Photoshop works its magic through rearranging and recoloring the color values of those individual pixels that collectively make up your image. If you were to zoom in close on an image within Photoshop you will see the pixels that make up your image, as shown below:

Apple Ps Zoom by diphylla
credit: Poison Apple

In the above example, I have used a stock photo of an apple taken at 240 ppi shown at its actual sized compared against the same apple, but I have scaled (zoomed in) to 400%. As you can see, when we zoom in on the apple our image becomes pixelated; showing us the tiny squares that make up our digital image.

Image editing applications like Photoshop differ vastly from their vector counterparts, such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. In vector applications, users work with objects that can be scaled, transformed, moved, stacked, and removed, either as individual objects or as grouped objects. Vector objects are defined by mathematical formulas, which makes vectors resolution independent. This means you can scale a vector as large or small as you want and they will never become pixelated ensuring that they will always print smoothly and crisp (more information on vectors will be in a follow-up article). Unlike vectors, bitmaps are resolution dependent, which means they are created at a fixed number of pixels per inch. Remember how when we zoomed in on our apple it became pixelated? Well, when we take a bitmap and try to enlarge it beyond its set resolution that pixelated effect is what becomes of our image.

Arrow left Tip: Avoid pixelization and the need to go larger later by creating/scanning your image slightly larger than what you intended to make it in the first place. Remember it is easier to reduce size/pixels than it is to create them!

 Pixels and Resolution 


As digital artists, we use the terms pixels and resolution, but how many of us actually know what they mean or why they are important? If you are a self-taught artist like myself, you know that while tutorials reference these terms they often leave out information regarding them because they assume we already know it. Well, I do not like teaching on the basis of an assumption... so in this section I am going to explain both pixels and resolution in a way that is easy to understand for all of us. 

Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet Pixels


Pixel short for "picture element" is the smallest part in a bitmap (digital) image. As we discovered earlier, when we zoom in on an image in Photoshop all of the individual pixels that make up the image will become visible. Anytime we work in Photoshop we are effectively copying, moving, and editing pixels.

Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet Resolution


Resolution is very important when working with bitmap (digital) images because they are resolution dependent. Resolution is measured in pixels per inch or ppi for short. Many people do not realize this, but pixels can vary in size. For instance, if you create an image with a resolution of 100 ppi, each pixel would be 1/100th of an inch square. If you create an image with 300 ppi, each pixel would be 1/300th of an inch square; providing a higher quality less pixelated result.

Arrow left Tip: When working on an image you know will eventually be printed, you need to work on a higher-resolution image. Need help calculating which ppi to use? Check out these: Printing PPI Calculators

 PPI vs DPI: There is a difference?


Contrary to what many people think pixels per inch (ppi) and dots per inch (dpi) are not the same thing. If you're reading this and thinking how can this be true or are simply confused... don't worry I will explain everything. You see, the problem started with people using the terms interchangeably because they assumed they referred to the same thing. Even worse, dpi became the more commonly used term by digital artists when it isn't even the one we are supposed to be concerned with. 

Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet The Confusion


Now as you previously read a pixel is short for picture element and your resolution is measured in pixels per inch (ppi). It makes sense that we would refer to our resolution as ppi, right? So what happened to cause the confusion and led us to using dpi? Well, pixels are often made up of "sub-pixels" - red, green, and blue light elements aka RGB - that our eyes cannot see because additive color processing blends them into a single hue. We only see the pixel level so this really has no impact on us. However, some manufacturers refer to the sub-pixels of a pixel as "dots" because they are similar to the CYMK dots of a printer. This CYMK dots act in a similar way except they utilize a subtractive color process.

Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet Dots Per Inch (DPI)


Printers do not function in a way that allows them to reproduce an image by placing pixels on top of one another. Instead, printers reproduce an image by spitting out (printing) tiny dots that consist of mixing four colors: Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Key (Black) or CYMK. These colors combine to produce a wide variety of hues using the subtractive color model I mentioned earlier. Due to the nature of printing these "dots" there is space in between the dots, which is what dpi measures. It is important to mention that a higher dpi does not necessarily equate to higher quality because there is no standard dot size or shape in printing. In conclusion, dpi is just a technical aspect for a printer and aside from being good to know is not something used by digital artists.


Thank you for reading! Hope you have found this to be informative as well as helpful.
Want to learn something specific? Submit your suggestions via note to diphylla 


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