Check out this Awesomeness!Check out this Awesomeness! by Danika-Stock
Go check it out. One of stock photos is being used!!! Perhaps maybe some of you guys can participate.
10 by 10 ChallengeEDIT: Extending the challenge for another week. My internet has been super crappy the past few days and I haven't been able to get on and check on the entries. Never fear though, if you have commented on this journal, I will eventually get to you. New deadline is August 7th10 by 10 Challenge by rainylake
Hey all! I'm excited to announce my next challenge. Do you ever roam around dA, and see pieces of artwork that really could use some loving? Some that need comments and exposure? Well then this challenge is for you!
The objective of this challenge is to find 10 artists, send each artist a nice thoughtful comment on one(or more) of their deviations, and then feature the 10 different artists in a journal. Follow the steps below to enter and start spreading the dA love
Find 10 different artists
Send each artist at least one comment on a deviationFeature the deviations you commented on in a journal. (with thumbcodes please, not links!)
Sounds pretty easy ri
Pimps and Whoas - July 22, 2015Pimps and Whoas - July 22, 2015 by Moonbeam13
News from the Team
Celebrating Deviousness - July
DeviantArt Timeline Updates
Heroes of the Storm Contest Winners
Polls No Longer Require Owner's Vote
Thank You Pixel-Spotlight
Thank You justanothersomeone
I work with digital media. I also bake, and I enjoy food dye. |
I'm an honest person.
I love the colour pink.
When I +Watch you, this means I will comment on your art
I like pretty ponies. Unicorns are a real plus.
That is all.
|In Photoshop, just because you have used the pen tool to create something, it does not necessarily mean it is a vector - and it also does not necessarily mean it is vexel just because it was done in Photoshop and not in Illustrator.|
The pen tool has two options in this respect, which are called "Shape layers" and "Paths". If you are using the shape layers setting, you are indeed making vector shapes, if you're using the paths setting, you are making raster layers, which are made out of pixels and do not have the vector qualities of scalability.
If you are unsure whether you're making vector shapes or layers, here are three simple ways to tell the difference while you're working:
1. Look at the pen tool setting - is it set to shapes, or is it set to paths? Hover over the selected icon to find out.
2. Resize your picture to about 50-100 pixels across - make it really small. Then resize it again back to its originial size. If the quality has been damaged in any way, you are not using vector shapes.
3. Start a new path. Does it automatically create a new shape layer or are you still working on the layer you previously had selected? If it is the latter, you are not working with vector shape layers.
Lastly, if you merge any layers or add any Photoshop filters, your image will no longer be a vector. You can use layer effects such as 'gradient overlay' and 'stroke' which you find in the FX menu beneath your list of layers. Why? These will scale along with the vector shapes, but filters (noise, lens flare, texture) will not.
Here endeth the lesson!
See this deviation of mine for the visual tutorial version of this Did You Know? box.