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I'm open to all colours. Show me what you've got.

I can do slot trades, or potentially USD, or potentially potentially art if you're sensible with what you ask. I'm not doing 20 kaaring for one slot, for example, you'd have to be completely insane.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
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 :thumbsup:

I like pretty ponies. Unicorns are a real plus.

That is all.

Did You Know?

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.


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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet Summer Love by HylianWolfLink
dimary Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for suggesting my artwork on the DD :-)
Have a nice day!
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Farand Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015

'Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crack-pot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.'

Thomas J. Watson

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Cariannarz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"In the rear."
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