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Halloween Bash Winners!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 6, 2014, 10:30 PM
Halloween Bash Contest Winners!

Good day, Watchers, Friends, And Visitors!


ManipulateThis had a Halloween theme contest, and here are the results.
Congratulation to all winners!

This feature, not only has the winners of the "Halloween Bash" contest, but also 3 of my favorites from their gallery.



:star:BEST OF SHOW:star:



Fire by NickyGFX

"Fire" by NickyGFX

Graveyard of the Sea by NickyGFX   Zodiac : Aquarius by NickyGFX   Desolate Place by NickyGFX


:winner:FIRST PLACE:winner:


I Cast My Spell by plutoplus1
"I Cast My Spell" by plutoplus1

Dead Man's Cove by plutoplus1   The Ruins by plutoplus1    Outlander by plutoplus1


:winner:SECOND PLACE:winner:



BOOGIE MAN by CLE-ArT

"BOOGIE MAN"by CLE-ArT

Lady Rose by CLE-ArT   Another Hungry Night by CLE-ArT   The Astral World by CLE-ArT



:winner:THIRD PLACE:winner:


Ceridwen by EveBlackwood

"Ceridwen" by EveBlackwood

romantic encounter by EveBlackwood    slightly mad by EveBlackwood   Quickening by EveBlackwood



:bulletyellow:HONORABLE MENTION:bulletyellow:



  They Only Come Out at Night by amethystmoonsong


Brown As The Land Challenge

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 3, 2014, 8:31 AM
GROUP NEWS

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Before we get started, I want to share something with y0u.

DA decided to switch back to having new deviations come up first when you're looking at a category,  not on the last as it's been for so long. There are deviants who do no remember that the new stock and resources were once posted by newest on the first page.  Did you know that? Well, they've done it.

There are still over used stock in Resources and Stock Images that just get missed because they have been forgotten about. These wonderful stock get stuck in the middle of the pile. As I've already suggested,   I strongly  urge you to not create a deviation using overly used stock. That way your  deviation will look unique and different. 

Such as the stock photo below. I love MADmoiselleMeliStock, but she has so many photo stock in her gallery. I had no idea that the one below existed until I used the  "Jump To"  feature on the stock page.  I entered 1211, and got this series of  her  as a goth bunny:


Bunny Meli Stock 001 by MADmoiselleMeliStock




So, let's stay away from the same old stock that so many have already used. Be unique, be creative, be different. :boogie:



OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE

Please, before you read the Objectives and Expectations for this challenge, read the updated Challenge Information here:


THE NEW How The Group Works
New Group Format--Updated 11-2-14
Hello members, old and new!
Beginning today, we've moved from a  Challenge/Contest group format,  to an Bullet; Green Open submission With Bi-Weekly Challenges Bullet; Green group format.
What does that mean? read the following revised group procedures and rules  below.
How The Group Works--Submissions
ManipulateThis The Group  Is  Now Opened  For Submissions.  Below  Are  The  Submission  Rules And Guidelines:
Bullet; Black Deviations that are either Traditional Photomanipulations or Mixed Media are accepted.. If your deviation started off as stock, and then you painted on top, it's a Mixed Media. If you mix stock photos with 3D Renders, then it's a Mixed Media.
There are three folders in the gallery for the general submissions, one for Beginners (Level 2), for Intermediates (Level 3), and for Advance (Level 4). 
This is how the levels are defined here at :devman


Okay, ready? Here we go!! Have fun and good luck!


:bulletblack:  The current challenge is called "Brown As The Land" featuring the color BROWN (that's no surprise, the name is everywhere! :D )  The brown can be a very dark orange, so it will be okay to have  colors that is closer to orange, and of course, very dark browns that are almost black.

The one photo stock you can use  Your one photo requirement must be from this  list:
:bulletgreen: Horse
 :bulletgreen: Castle
:bulletgreen:  Deer
:bulletgreen: Fae= There are many mythical entities that fall under Fae. Not all are Fairy. There's also Elves, Sprite, Nymphs, and Earth Spirits;  even Leprechauns are Fae.

:bulletblack: This does"not" mean you use only one horse, or one deer in your deviation, etc. Have a creative composition. The model in the middle of the foreground with not much happening in the rest of the deviation just won't "win the cake",as the saying goes.

Examples:
You should have already seen the banner for this challenge. If not, it's included here with other example from my gallery:

She Is Autumn by thefantasim    Autumn Pass by thefantasim    Mother Nature by thefantasim
Autumn Full Moon by thefantasim



OBJECTIVE AND EXPECTATIONS


OBJECTIVE

:bulletblack: Our objective this month is to incorporate our primary color, BROWN,  with other tones of orange to create a landscape , an conceptual image, or  abstract, or  a fantasy image.



EXPECTATIONS

:bulletblack: This challenge begins today, and will end on November 16th. Keep checking the Countdown Clock on the Home page for the time in your area.

:bulletblack:  Please use at least "4" additional stock to make your main image look interesting. NO simple compositions of one main stock in a background stock and nothing else.

:bulletblack: You must create your own background. HOWEVER, if you download a pre-made background from a legitimate stock provider,  such as FairieGoodMother, you can. Still, sure that the stock provider is creating the backgrounds using their own resources,  etc. Otherwise, NO PRE-MADE BACKGROUNDS!!

:bulletblack:  PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOWS that will take over your basic image.

Why? Yes, they make everyone go "ooooh" and "awww". You'll also find me going ooooh and awww myself! But, not every photomanipulator knows how to do that process, nor wants to. I don't how, so I can't teach it. And as hectic as my life is, I really don't have time to learn. Besides, you want viewers to see your entire art image. Not just the bright lights.

 Bullet; Black Again, check the New rules and procedures for the group's policy:

THE NEW How The Group Works
New Group Format--Updated 11-2-14
Hello members, old and new!
Beginning today, we've moved from a  Challenge/Contest group format,  to an :bulletgreen: Open submission With Bi-Weekly Challenges :bulletgreen: group format.
What does that mean? read the following revised group procedures and rules  below.
How The Group Works--Submissions
ManipulateThis The Group  Is  Now Opened  For Submissions.  Below  Are  The  Submission  Rules And Guidelines:
:bulletblack: Deviations that are either Traditional Photomanipulations or Mixed Media are accepted.. If your deviation started off as stock, and then you painted on top, it's a Mixed Media. If you mix stock photos with 3D Renders, then it's a Mixed Media.
There are three folders in the gallery for the general submissions, one for Beginners (Level 2), for Intermediates (Level 3), and for Advance (Level 4). 
This is how the levels are defined here at :devman


:bulletblack: Watch for your light source. If there is light, there must be shadow behind.

:bulletblack: And, you can create two entries.


WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ENTRY IS COMPLETE


I
n side of your artist comments box,  please include the statement: An entry into the "Brown As The Land" challenge at ManipulateThis.

Also include our avatar so that visitors will link back to group.

Bullet; Green Include t
he level you're participating under.

If you're unsure, send me a note and  I will view your gallery and assign you a level that I think would match up with your skills. As you continue to participate, follow through with our suggestions, when I see your entries improve, you will be moved up to the next level. If you do not include a Level, I will give you one.

When you see the level I put you in, you have to stay in it until I see that you're improving in your skills. Then you'll be move up a level.

No Changing Levels From One Challenge To Another! No Having One Entry In One Level, And One In A Different Level For The Same Challenge!

Bullet; Green Please give your entry a unique name, not simply the name of the challenge. Your art is unique, and so should be your title.

Bullet; Green Submit your entry from it's original art page by using the "Add To A Group" link. Submit into the  FEATURED folder.

Bullet; Green Your entry will receive comments from the ManipulateThis staff.   Please, no arguing or acting childish, or being sarcastic.   We're only trying to help you with your deviation. If you don't like a suggestion, or don't care that your deviation is not what the challenge is about, please just go away quietly. Unruly behavior will only have you banned from the group.



Let me know if there is anything you need help on or ask any questions in which you need answers. I'll even look at your entry and make suggestions before you upload to dA and submit to the group.

thefantasim


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Welcome To ManipulateThis!

:bulletblack:We Are All Happy To See You:bulletblack:

We've been together for over 6 years as a Challenge/Contest group, and now we accept submission to our General Gallery Folders.

PLEASE READ THE GROUP'S RULES FOR SUBMISSION AND FOR THE CHALLENGES HERE:
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Thanks For Being A Member! I'm Looking Forward To Seeing Your First submissions!

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Countdown to "Brown And The Land" Challenge

Countdown ended
Sunday, November 16th @ 8:30am

The Challenge Is over. Winners will be announced soon!

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LeChaoss Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
JUST THE GROUP WHAT I NEED RIGHT NOW! CAN I SUGGEST SOME PICS WHICH I DON'T NOW HOW TO DO IT, IF ANYONE INTERESTS?
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I'm uncertain what you are asking here. Are you looking for some tutorials on how to do certain images?
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LeChaoss Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes especially, manipulations. Thanku
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
We will be happy to help! Learning is what this group is all about.  We have many members who are advanced photomanipulators, who would share techniques with you.  I will be glad to give you information also and point you to relevant tutorials.  
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Wimmeke63 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
I think i have the same problem to :(

greetz
Ginette
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