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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? 

16 deviants said I wish it updated much more frequently. #gimmemore
12 deviants said It's about right.
7 deviants said I wish it updated slightly more frequently.
7 deviants said I wish it updated slightly less frequently.
3 deviants said I wish it updated much less frequently.


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stod7 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
My enjoyment of deviantart has been ruined by this new interface. Please change back at once.
lag-roil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I'm afraid it's like the time YouTube became ThemTube.
Trainmaster185 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Please return DeviantArt back to what it was before this weird layout change.  My experience is being ruined due to this.
Mathayis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Please return deviantart back to normal! this change is totally ruining the deviantart experience!
lag-roil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it is.
Silverli0n1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
there are so many Christians here :D
Mathayis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww you do too!?^______^ that's great!!:highfive:
Oh yeah I noticed that toooo!!!!:iconexcitedlinkplz:
Silverli0n1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rei-poptart Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
what are you talking about..
WithAQuillInMyHand Featured By Owner 5 days ago
silverlion1 is referring to mathayis' signature... "'Jesus is my king' 'Don't mistake coincidence for fate'"
Silverli0n1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your signature.
OpticalPopcorn Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoollllyyyy shit this layout is TERRIBLE CHANGE IT BACK
lag-roil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
SouthernBrony Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shut the fuck up Brony, You're making shit worse for those of us that ant change, not making it better.
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