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Photography Portrait Retouching
Stacie by danlev
Dennis 3 by danlev
Dennis 2 by danlev
Josh by danlev
Stacie by danlev
I will retouch a portrait. Retouching will include editing colors and tones of the photo, adjusting lighting, adjusting and accentuating facial and body features, adjusting focus of the photo, fixing hair and makeup, removing distracting elements of the photo, etc.

Please include your photograph in the Commission request. If you have specific requests, please let me know, otherwise I will use my discretion.


Bringing You Closer to the Community

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:52 PM

As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we're proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community.

Our guiding principles are to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar site experience, giving you more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists.

Today Page

Welcome to Today on DeviantArt.

The Today page is the place to start your day. It's the pulse of the DeviantArt community. When art-related news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of DeviantArt as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.

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Connecting you with your watchers.

The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Polls, Forums threads, and more. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they're working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.

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Giving curators the recognition they deserve.

You can now watch Collections, delivering you a custom stream of daily inspiration to your Watch Feed. Collections are now visible on deviation pages and tag pages, giving curators more exposure. Become a curator and create Collections of artwork around topics or genres you love.

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Discover more of your favorite topics.

Tags bring together different types of content around a common topic, allowing deviants to discover new art, meet new artists, and create conversations about shared interests. As an artist, tags can help you reach new audiences. Tags can be used basically everywhere — on deviations, Status Updates, Comments, Journals, deviation descriptions, private Notes, etc.

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Wall of Art by Roky320
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.

With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.

Watchcollection by danlev

“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.”  —GillianIvy

Managing Collections

When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections — but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant-by-deviant basis.

To watch only specific Collections from a deviant, uncheck “Collections” on their watch settings (now you’re watching none of their Collections), and then visit one of their Collections and then click “+Watch Collection.”

If you’d prefer not to have one of your Collections displayed on other deviants' Activity Feeds, you can visit the Collection Options area of your Collection and check "Disable watching".

Collections on Deviation Pages

Art curators are among the unsung heroes of DeviantArt, and with these new changes, we’re now surfacing Collections on deviation pages, allowing you to discover curations of artwork that include that specific deviation.

Tagging Collections

Using the new Tags feature, you can now tag your Collections with relevant topics. Tags will display on your Collections. Relevant Collections will be displayed on tag pages, giving more exposure to curators’ work.

Share your thoughts on the new Collections features by posting a Status Update using the #Collections tag.

Artist credit: Wall of Art by Roky320

The following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week.  If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags.  If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time.  Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!

Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.

As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.

Anatomy of a Tag Page

Let’s take a look at tag pages in their current form.

Tagpagenew by danlev

Tags bring together different types of content around a common topic, allowing deviants to discover new art, meet new artists, and create conversations about shared interests.  You can tag lots of different things, in many different places -- deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, and comments. Tag pages surface the activity for you and allow the whole community to be part of the conversation.

The goal of tags is to help you find art and topics that you resonate with, and help you find new ways to participate in the community.

Tell Us What Your Ideal Tag Page Looks Like

We’re currently exploring the functional and visual presentations of tag pages, and our roadmap for what’s to come includes a robust tagging system.  Here are some ideas related to tags that we’ve been thinking about. We’d like to hear what you think of our ideas, and invite you to share your own!

  • More ways to filter deviations, such as by most recent
  • Filtering tag pages to show only specific types of content (Status Updates, Collections...)

  • Tagging Groups

  • Watching Tags, which could send new deviations in your activity feed

  • Favouriting or “saving” tags

  • Trending tags

  • Tagging Forum threads

  • Your friends’ activity on this tag

Daily Tag Challenges

Throughout the next week, try out these daily tags by posting a Status Update using the tag of the day. If you create artwork for one of these days, be sure to tag your deviation with the appropriate tag. To see what others are saying or creating around a daily tag, visit the tag pages.

  • October 7 (Tuesday): #FoundOnNewest: Share an interesting deviation you found in the Newest browse mode.

  • October 8 (Wednesday): #WatercolorWednesday: Share (or create!) a captivating watercolor deviation.

  • October 9 (Thursday): #Haiku: Write a haiku as a Status Update.

  • October 10 (Friday): #FanArtFriday: Share or create fan art of your favourite video games, TV shows, movies, etc.

  • October 11 (Saturday): #15MinuteSketch: Create a sketch in 15 minutes and share your results!

  • October 12 (Sunday): #Undiscovered: Share a status featuring a deviation that deserves attention.

  • October 13 (Monday):  #NoComments: Share a deviation that deserves its very first comment!

  • October 14 (Tuesday): #TraditionalTuesday: Share (or create!) an awesome traditional art deviation!


Dan Leveille
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), an application that will analyze the LGBT movement. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

Journal History


How do you feel about how frequently your Watch Feed updates with new items? 

18 deviants said I wish it updated much more frequently. #gimmemore
14 deviants said It's about right.
9 deviants said I wish it updated slightly more frequently.
9 deviants said I wish it updated slightly less frequently.
7 deviants said I wish it updated much less frequently.


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lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, Please!!
Forestarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"In early feedback we have heard concerns that DeviantArt will look like Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr. That’s not our shape to come."
So much for that, huh?
lag-roil Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
They did EXACTLY what they said was "Not their shape to come". Fail.
MadzSan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student
Forestarr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They want to "bring us together" and do "what's in our interest", but they never listen to us. EVER. Instead of being a popular website different from the rest, a DEVIANT website, if you will, now it is just a clone of all the others, like Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
earlplease Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ayy don't listen to those fools gibing death threats about the new layout.
at least some of us have some sense

I actually quite like it.
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You're Wrong, These "fools" are 95% of this whole community, and only about 40% or even Less are the opposite. So, who are you anyway?
earlplease Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I am Earl. :D
And yes, they are fools, some are even giving death threats.
lag-roil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
No, "Fools" was in quotes because they ARE NOT
"Fools". They actually state the Real problems with this move, and what sticks out the most.
genociderlin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
change deviantart back thanks or ill killa fuckg  dog
Silverli0n1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the update :)
its more simple. Don't change it back, I like it. :)
but one request, I'm a lionking artist and you know how you can chose category's could you make a Disney art category?
that would help :) 
lag-roil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I do NOT second that. The new layout :iconsplz: :iconu-plz: :iconcplz: :iconkplz: :iconsplz:.
Silverli0n1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
How come everyone thinks that?
whats the reason?
haloangel21 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One, because it looks too much like Facebook and Tumblr had a child.

Two, everything is squished and it becomes confusing.

Three, there are no tabs having the 'Newest,' 'Undiscovered,' 'Popular' tabs on the left side. Plus, people have grown to get used to the messages being displayed in the center, rather than shoved off into the corner.

Four, many ask this question: why fix something that wasn't even broken in the first place? 

Plenty of reasons why everyone hates this new update and change to the site.
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Entesi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They'd have to make a category for all movies most likely then. Just submit to Disney/Lion King groups.
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