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Here are the manipulations which grabbed my eyes this week. I hope you'll like them as much as I do.

The Fire Inside by EnchantedWhispersArt
Take my soul away by Mysterykids  Mermaids Night (Comission) + Video by Nikulina-Helena dark Angel by mashamaklaut Village by ArturJag Gargoyle by gill2013
Looking out by LestrimLittle Mermaid by pranileOpen your eyes by CindysArt Death is coming by SPRSPRsDigitalArt
Portrait by ThelemaDreamsArt
Come Back To Me by Ariel87Sorceress by Whendell Alexia - dheean by dheean Master Of Puppets by DarkDevil16 Birds of paradise by Dferous
 Baba Jaga by Alcove ENDING..... by Silenx-Spirit The princess and the song by thegirlcansmile superman by Stanislav-1985
Apparition by vampirekingdom
Jah, 'twas a goot-wunderbar day! by nine9nine9 Shark World close up by stellartcorsica Wrath of Fire by RazielMB The guardian by dresew
Flower fairy by KellieArt Flower garden by MoonZaphire Hunter II - Defender of Worlds by Potion-Master A Fairy Tale Ending by DigitalDreams-Art Cangkul ku by apanyadong
Queen of the Valkyries by SecretDarTiste
 Immortal Secrets by alkab-art Scarlet Spider by HaleyDesigns The Lord of Time by IgnisSouls My little thief by J-u-d-a-s .:Vengeance:. by SummerDreams89
 Jinmenju by a-pretty-white-lie Passing Limbo by Softyrider62 amabunta by 35-Elissandro Nightmare by Designer-Abdalrahman
Sleepless Nights by Aeternum-Art
COCOON OF DEATH by saritaangel07 All'interno Misteri by LenteScura Rainyday Fantasy by Majentta ...Whisper me a dream.. by EsotericIllusion
attack by IrKos Sentinel by MarcoHerrera River of Longing by djz0mb13 hilary duff by dema-dodi Medea by Aegis-Illustration
  


Thanks to the jurors
Wesley-Souza  Whendell  Dani-Owergoor and Sandra-Cristhina

Clap Congratulations to all Clap

Party

Advanced


1º Place
Hyperion by Mr-Ripley
2º Place
Crius: Titan of herds, the cold and winter. by Lubov2001 
3º Place
Themis by Mysterykids

Honorable Mentions
 Themis ( Titaness the laws and customs). by CharllieeArts Titaness of  Moon by Cold-Tommy-Gin Titan-Oceanus by Mike-Uriel
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Intermediate

1º Place
The Rising Phoibe by shadeley
2º Place
Hyperion - Titan of Vision and Astral Fire by HernanFotografias
3º Place
 Supreme Regent of the Universe: Phoebe by lifesonebigadventure
Honorable Mentions

CRIUS by VertigoEBC Mnemosyne by JiaJenn31 Criusan Winter by thatstranger95
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Beginner


1º Place
Themis by Lolita-Artz
2º Place
Tethys by BBstar7
3º Place
Tethys by Cristy83eb

Honorable Mentions
Masters of the Sea by LeenaHill Mnemosyne  - Mother of Muses by la-voisin IUSTITIA Non Est CAECUS by ChiantyVex
By thanks to all the people who fave my pictures in their journal, I decided to do the same: so, here is my first feature of the manipulations which grabbed my eyes and I hope you'll like it. :D
     
Owl by ThelemaDreamsArt
Hening by birubadutElixir by StarsColdNightSetia by birubadutCasket fabulous shower by Stanislav-1985Wait a minute! by cornacchia-art
Lavender's Blue by ShirokiboWar Pestilence Death by AbbeyMarieHyperion by Mr-Ripley  
Silence by ThelemaDreamsArt
Luci by birubadutA little angel by CindysArtVlada by Helga-HelleborusMantra immortality by saritaangel07Le Cabinet de Curiosites - La Dame de Pierre by AlexandraVBach
The King of Nothing by ReyeD33Mermaid by shiny-shadows-ArtMy Cave by shiny-shadows-Art
Queen of Bird by JennyLe88
A surreal world by EmotionPsArtOaken Spirit by wyldravenBetween Heaven and Earth by RazielMBInnocent glance by CindysArt
Hyperion by AramisdreamOceanus Vs Poseidon by HaleyDesignsNew Era by KarimFakhoury
Birdcatcher by AliaChek 
The-Royals by EnchantedWhispersArtJust you and me by SuicideOmenBreak Free by Phatpuppyart-StudiosThief by Softyrider62  
Spirit of the books by Snow-AshThe horsemen of the Apocalypse by itsbxdI am your guardian! by doro20
Seas in bloom by Aeternum-Art 
See my soul by Manon-Mpirate island by beyzayildirim77Mind On Fire by AbbeyMarieArchers Revenge by kimsol
Arrival at Sky Castle by ChristianBTSisters Of Night by ManinkInto Darkness by MoonRoseEternityMiss Jackson by shadeley
Jeanne d'Arc by FictionChick
SHADOW ALLEY by GwyneethThe Elder King by Fran-HdezElven Forrest by TL-DesignzUnrealized Dreams by little-spacey  
Stunted by AbbeyMarieLife's Path by FlewDesignsHades and Persephone by AlexandraVBachWaking The Demon II by alexnoreaga
 


                     

 
 
Tiger by annewipf

Using this picture, I did a small tutorial: some tips for giving depth to your photomanipulations on Photoshop:
Utilisant cette image comme exemple, j'ai réalisé un petit tutoriel: quelques trucs et astuces pour donner de la profondeur à vos photomontages sur Photoshop:
 
How to give DEPTH to your manipulations - Tutorial by HermitCrabStock Photomontages: Comment ajouter de la Profondeur by HermitCrabStock
I hope you'll find this tutorial useful. :D
J'espère que vous le trouverez utile. :D
Freedom - The Carousel 2 by annewipf

This makes my day! Thank you to :icondragonflyandromeda: for her suggestion and thank you to :iconabbeymarie: for her acceptance. :hug:
Here are the winners of "the Spirit of Nature" contest hosted by :iconmagicalwoods:

Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow FIRST PLACE Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow

:iconsaxargarm: I cannot help you by Saxargarm



Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow SECOND PLACE Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow
:iconannaarmona: Magic wood. by AnnaArmona

Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow THIRD PLACE Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow
:iconthe-fox-of-wonders: Soul of the Forest by The-fox-of-wonders


Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow FOURTH PLACE Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow
:iconemisferosinistro: Rebirth by Emisferosinistro


Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow FIFTH PLACE Bullet; Yellow Star! Bullet; Yellow
:iconkaritaart: Light bearer by Karitaart

Honorable Mentions:

Igni - creatures of renewal by Noctualis Magical Woods by DragonOfAkasha Spirit fox by little-miss-woolf Autumn Parade by FireFairy319

Congrats to all the winners ! :clap:
Please read this journal from our friend :iconevelivesey:   Stock Packs from Pinterest etc - DO NOT USE THEM!PUBLIC WARNING - MASSIVE RANT AND RUDE EMOTICONS Rant I. AM. MAD. Righteous Ranting Tard ranticon 
I am seeing more and more stock packs here on DA where the 'stock' provider has 'collected' photos, textures and artwork from various sharing sites like Pinterest, WeHeartit, Tumblr, Flickr, Google, Shadowplay etc etc Well firstly it might surprise these so-called 'stock' providers that a lot of the images you have 'collected' might have originated from here on DA - that's what those little Share buttons are for to the right of a deviation Doh!   so you may have art and photos in your pack that belong to fellow Deviants, not very smart Cant Stop Laughing 
It may also surprise you to know that probably 99% of the 'sto


I must just add this precision: You may use stocks from flickr, but you MUST choose pictures selected into the "Creative-Commons" and "Modifications allowed" folder. Then, you MUST give the name of their owner. This rule is available for all the stocks you choose: always control the licence of the pictures you use and always credit their owner.

And, of course, YOU CANNOT REPACKAGE THEM AND REDISTRIBUTE THEM AS STOCK: it is a theft!

Some useful links:

stocks we do not recommendlast update in 12 March - 2015 Thanks to all for the latest update in the list of not reliable stocks.
Many of these galleries are suggestions made​​ by several people who sent me notes if you suspect someone and want me to add on this list, let me know.
the intention is not to offend, And yes to alert showing examples.
see more info and tips here

in some images I'll put a link to a posting made ​​first.
 and if it is written (legitimate source), means that I found the original post and this post is made in a stock site, If you want you can change the link and crediting the original owner.
when I put [from Google] means it was posted in blogs, site of wallpaper, site sales product.. decoration ... etc. ....
ps: some of these people have been alerted, but unfortunately some prefer to do the wrong thing.
these are some examples that prove that we should not trust these galleries.
I do
Not legitimate stock tips /how to reportThanks :iconbirdsatalcatraz: for the latest update in the list of not reliable stocks (link)

Many people ask me what this term means ¨not legitimate stock¨

and always ask me how I know? how to identify?. so I decide to post a journal with many tip,



first...the things written here in this journal, I did a long search. and I'm doing this to help and inform people about this subject.
and first I'll tell because I started getting interested in this subject. three things happened that made me pay attention in this detail.
1 - a long time ago, I used the stock from pixabay in some premades. and unfortunately I did not know that this site is not reliable, so I was denounced and I had all my contents posted in stock removed.
2 - I used a premade, but the person who did this premade used a stock that was not allowed to be used, and this premade was
I need your advice.

Je Suis Charlie by annewipf or Je Suis Charlie 02 by annewipf ?

Please comment. Thank you.
Flying Ships Harbour by annewipf

It is strange to note how the brain runs: ships usually sail on the sea, so - when the picture doesn't follow the use, as it is here - the brain change mountains into sea if necessary, to be conform to reality. I changed the title and add the notion of flying ships, I wrote in my comment that there is no sea but mountains, people continue to see a roaring sea...

What about you?

Please, tell me in the comment, I'm curious to see YOUR perception of this picture. :D
Here are the winners of the Challenge hosted by :iconwesley-souza:
Congratulations to all

First Prize Winner 

Trophy Advanced Trophy 


Escargot's by Neighya

Trophy Intermediate Trophy 


My playful friends by msRainie

Trophy Beginner Trophy 


Under The Sea 2 by Lolita-Artz

Honorable Mentions


special feature for the second most voted entries

.: Gold Rosette :.

The mistery of the mountain by CharllieeArts
The Library by SoulcolorsArt
Enchanted Forest by TinaLouiseUk

Winner
Here are the winners of the contest hosted by :icontrees-with-character:

:iconamongststars::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconspotlightplz: First Place :iconspotlightplz::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconamongststars:
:iconlarosedepetitprince:LaRoseDePetitPrince
With:
Welcome to the fairytale
Welcome to the fairytale by LaRoseDePetitPrince
More from Her Gallery:
Fall(ing) by LaRoseDePetitPrinceI set fire to the rain by LaRoseDePetitPrince
Moonlight hymn by LaRoseDePetitPrincePicturesque autumn by LaRoseDePetitPrinceLa reflexion by LaRoseDePetitPrince



:iconamongststars::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Second Place :iconspotlightplz::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconamongststars:
:iconlosgeloest:losgeloest
With:
chasing dreams
chasing dreams by losgeloest
More from His Gallery:
alley of uncertainty by losgeloestthe beauty of autumn by losgeloest
bloody forest by losgeloestcolors of autumn by losgeloestdreamy by losgeloest



:iconamongststars::icon3rd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Third Place :iconspotlightplz::icon3rd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconamongststars:
:iconwillaustinsarchive:WillAustinsArchive
With:
Tree of Light
Tree of Light by WillAustinsArchive
More from His Gallery:
Winter is Burning by WillAustinsArchiveAutumn by WillAustinsArchiveAutumn Curves by WillAustinsArchive
Winter is Ablaze by WillAustinsArchiveBlossom by WillAustinsArchive



Star!:iconamongststars::iconswingonastarplz: Runners Up :iconswingonastarplz::iconamongststars:Star!

:iconheikogerlicher:HeikoGerlicher With:
ray of light
ray of light by HeikoGerlicher

:iconyoumitori:Youmitori With:
Spark of live
Spark of live by Youmitori

:iconacoresjo88:acoresjo88 With:
holiday hut
holiday hut by acoresjo88



Star!:iconamongststars: Honorable Mentions :iconamongststars:Star!

Crawling out by gigi50 Light in photography by TomaszPrzybylo
Gold leafs by XeniaChowaniec dusty evening by vularia

Congrats to everybody. :clap:
Here are the winners of the Fun Fun Fun Challenge hosted by :iconmanip-contest:

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1st place(s)

Clair de Lune by annewipf Clair de Lune by doclicio

Second

The Moonlight of June by Rexionete

Third

i miss you daddy by Lolita-Artz Blue Night by theheek


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Here are the winners of the "Beyond the Mirror" Contest hosted by :iconcharligal-stock:

- 1st Place - :iconpanopticon-stock:
Through the Mirror Contest Entry #3 by Panopticon-Stock
Lilia black wizard 29 by Panopticon-Stock Mountain river 6 by Panopticon-Stock Gingerbread house 1 by Panopticon-Stock

- 2nd Place - :iconhiddenyume-stock:

Through the Mirror Contest Entry 3 by HiddenYume-stock
Seated Phoenix 14 by HiddenYume-stock Pirate Lass 17 by HiddenYume-stock M'Lady Gothic 18 by HiddenYume-stock

- 3rd Place - :iconthe-lionface:

Dagona 29 by The-Lionface
Bedsheet Ghost 3 by The-Lionface Tooth Fairy by The-Lionface Cassandra 112 by The-Lionface

Congratulation by KmyGraphic to all the winners :iconthumbsupplz::icongrin--plz: 
Here are the winners of the "Cold Blooded Contest"
HOSTED BY
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:

Party w00t! Jammin' by Animanga409Guitar Player by Web5teRChibi Ryuk by poisonberiiCom: Opalette by melonbunnyRunaway Heart by BurgerBunny:love: by CookiemagiK:funnydance: by CookiemagiK



WINNERS:


 First by Krissi001AugustinasRaginskis :iconaugustinasraginskis:
Everyone Gets Bored by AugustinasRaginskis
Forest of Fakes by AugustinasRaginskis Nightmare by AugustinasRaginskis Baby Life by AugustinasRaginskis Robot God - Trinity 2.0 by AugustinasRaginskis



second by Krissi001 pin100 :iconpin100:
Library keeper by pin100

Sawsbuck by pin100 Immortality by pin100 Pearls by pin100 White spring by pin100



third by Krissi001 SquirrelHsieh :iconsquirrelhsieh: 
Silva Demon by SquirrelHsieh

Devil Girl by SquirrelHsieh Enjoy Science with Your Own Science by SquirrelHsieh Devil Girl by SquirrelHsieh Bird by SquirrelHsieh

Congratulation by KmyGraphic to all the winners! :clap:
I did it, I opened a new group, my first one. :iconlegitimate-stock:

WHY A NEW STOCK GROUP ?

Is there a manipulator who didn't ever had some problems with stocks? The purpose of this group is to help manipulators who search useful and legitimate stocks. So it is mainly focused on 4 categories:

- Good quality models not too much restrictive. We will only accept good quality pictures, allowing dA prints and not too restrictive in their use. No commercial use - except for dA prints - is accepted: so take a look at the rules before using them for a commercial use.

- Premade Backgrounds using legitimate stocks, with the required links and the permission of the stock providers to redistribute their stock in a premade background.

- Precut Pictures done from photos taken by the same stock provider. We will reject all precut pictures done with external stocks

- Background Photos which may be used for doing premade backgrounds.

I hope you'll find this group useful and that il will value stock providers who respect the rules.




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Ca y est, j'ai ouvert un nouveau groupe, mon premier :iconlegitimate-stock:


POURQUOI UN NOUVEAU GROUPE DE STOCKS ?

Quel est le manipulateur qui n'a jamais rencontré de problème avec l'une des images stock qu'il a utilisées ? Le but de ce groupe est de lui éviter ce genre de désagréments en lui proposant des stocks utiles et légitimes. C'est la raison pour laquelle il est principalement axé sur les trois catégories de stocks qui posent habituellement le plus de problèmes:

- Des modèles de bonne qualité, sans règles d'utilisation trop restrictives. Nous n'acceptons que les images de bonne qualité, qui autorisent l'impression sur dA des images finies et ne s'avèrent pas trop restrictives dans leur utilisation. Les stocks qui refusent une utilisation commerciale (à l'exception des impressions sur dA) sont acceptés, donc soyez prudent avant d'utiliser un stock pour un usage commercial, vérifiez d'abord ses règles d'utilisation.

- Des "premade backgrounds" (arrière-plans déjà composés) utilisant des images stock légitimes (disposant d'une licence autorisant leur utilisation, ou faisant partie du domaine public et le signalant - attention, ce n'est pas le cas des images piochées sur Google, par exemple - ou ayant reçu l'autorisation écrite du photographe pour cet usage), avec les liens requis vers les images d'origine et/ou leurs créateurs et l'autorisation de ces derniers à utiliser leur stock pour en recréer un autre, en l'occurrence un "premade background".

- Des images pré-découpées dont la photo originale a été prise par le même photographe. Toute image pré-découpée provenant d'une source extérieure sera refusée.

- Des photos d'arrière-plan pouvant être utilisées pour la création de "premade backgrounds".

J'espère que vous trouverez ce groupe utile et qu'il valorisera les fournisseurs de stock qui respectent les règles.</b>
Here are the winners of the "Two Themes" Contest hosted by :iconthe-imaginarium:
:chairdance: 
Congratulations to all the Winners, everyone really Deserved.
PARTY HARD

1° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconmr-ripley:
Fishing With Monster by Mr-Ripley
 intermediate
:iconsacm88:
The balancing act by Sacm88
 beginner
:iconbbstar7:
The Monster That Stole My Heart by BBstar7

2° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:icondresew:
After the tide by dresew
 intermediate
:iconmelgama:
Get Out by MelGama
 beginner
:iconannemaria48:
Our Secret Garden by annemaria48


3° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconhaleydesigns:
Cerberus by HaleyDesigns
 intermediate
:iconsandra-cristhina:
My Little Pet by Sandra-Cristhina
 beginner
:iconsilverriverart:
My Secret Garden Contest Entry by SilverRiverArt

4° Place

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconsoulcolorsart:
Secret garden by SoulcolorsArt
 intermediate
:iconsummerdreams89:
..:The Secret Garden:.. by SummerDreams89
 beginner
:iconftproject:
Secret Garden by ftproject

Honorable Mentions

First Prize Winner 
advanced
:iconvladlena111:
My fabulous friend by Vladlena111
:iconcold-tommy-gin:
Learn to Fly With My Monster  Friend by Cold-Tommy-Gin
:icondreamswoman:
Witch's Friend by dreamswoman
 intermediate
:iconshirokibo:
The Harp Garden by Shirokibo
:iconnaradjou14:
Secret Garden by naradjou14
:icongregorynicolas:
A trip to an unknown place by GregoryNicolas
 beginner
:iconkibblywibbly:
My friend is..........a MONSTER! by Kibblywibbly
:icontheheek:
My Secret Garden by theheek
:iconeternalesque:
My Secret Garden by Eternalesque

Love
:iconmanip-contest: hosts a new Fun Fun Fun Challenge.

The theme: "Clair de Lune" by Paul Verlaine

Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masqueraders and bergamaskers go
Playing the lute and dancing and almost
Sad beneath their fanciful disguises.

All sing in a minor key
Of victorious love and the opportune life,
They do not seem to believe in their happiness
And their song mingles with the moonlight,

With the still moonlight, sad and beautiful,
That sets the birds dreaming in the trees
And the fountains sobbing in ecstasy,
The tall slender fountains among marble statues.

I'll participate and hope many other challengers. :D

Clair de Lune by annewipf

:iconmanip-contest: organise un nouveau Fun Fun Fun Challenge

Le thème: "Clair de Lune" par Paul Verlaine

Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques
Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques.

Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune
Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur
Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,

Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
Qui fait rêver les oiseaux dans les arbres
Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau,
Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.

J'y participe, venez nombreux. :D