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Journal Entry: Tue Sep 20, 2016, 8:10 AM
Welcome to DeviantART by KatZaphire



 I have for awhile thought in try create an journal and collect most basic things on how things work here in DeviantART.
I know it is not always easy to know how things work when we firs open a account in a new site. 

I will try add most basic things and rules here, and if any of you feel there is things we must add to the journal, feel free to leave those suggestions below.

So to you who read this and are new here in DeviantART I want to welcome you and I hope you will enjoy your new account :nod: 


First I want to add some links to helpful pages ...


*A Guide To Connecting And Sharing On DA-> 


A Guide To Connecting And Sharing On DAWhat's this all about?
DeviantArt is a HUGE website and it's easy to feel invisible, especially if you're new. The aim of this guide is to help you start connecting with other artists and their work as well as sharing your own art and encouraging feedback and interaction. It would be impossible to cover absolutely everything in one journal, so consider it a starting point and get ready to go exploring! I've included a few helpful links under each section, so you can use these as springboards to help you bounce around and find out more.
:bulletred: Check out welcome for an introduction to DA
:bulletred: Introduce yourself in the Welcome Center forum

Get in the right mindset
The first thing to do is stop thinking simply in terms of what you want to get. DA, like a lot of places on the web, is a social experience. I


Dealing With Abuse -> dA Life #06: Dealing With AbuseWelcome to the sixth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.
Sometimes at fella we get notes from deviants about things that are beyond our control, things that we as a group simply can't intervene in or fix on your behalf. One of those issues is claims of harassment and abuse. Luckily, this is something that you can often deal with yourself with the account tools that everyone on the site has at their disposal.
The purpose of this journal is to share useful information with you about how to handle issues you have with other deviants, their behaviour and their work and to make suggestions as to how you may choose to deal with these issues. Remember, you can always find lots of information about all aspects of the site and interacting with other users in the


Help & FAQ->     help.deviantart.com/deviantart…

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Daily Deviations or DD's 
A Daily Deviation is a feature, selected by Community Volunteers or Staff Members, from the galleries here on DeviantArt.

If you see an amazing art that you feel deserves this award you can send a note to the Volunteers and hopefully they think the art is worth a DD award.

Note Guidelines
Bullet; Red There is a "6-month rule" which means an artist cannot receive another DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
Bullet; Red Daily Deviation selectors are limited to a maximum of one selection per day. This has been put in place to focus on quality vs quantity. 
Bullet; Red If there is no one assigned to an area you want to suggest a DD to, please note :iconmoonbeam13: with your DD suggestion.
Bullet; Red Please only suggest to only ONE person, do not send the same suggestion to multiple people - it causes great confusion 

The 
Volunteers are..... 

All Galleries - :iconmoonbeam13: 


Anthro - :iconpixlphantasy:

Anime/Manga - :iconcinyu:

Artisan Crafts - :icontalty: :iconpinkythepink:

Cosplay - :iconpullingcandy:

Digital Art - :iconjunkbyjen: :iconlovelessdevotions:
Bullet; Green Fractal Art - :iconchaosfissure:
Bullet; Green Photomanipulation - :iconerikshoemaker:
Bullet; Green Pixel Art - :iconvalasedai:

Fan Art - :iconlyricanna: :icontsaoshin: 

Film & Animation - :iconkingmancheng: :icontimberclipse:

Literature - :iconthemaideninblack: :iconbrennenxr: :icondoughboycafe:

Photography 
Bullet; Green Animals, Plants and Nature - :iconjenfruzz:
Bullet; Green Artistic Nude :iconnyx-valentine: 
Bullet; Green Fashion Photography - :iconqueen-kitty:
Bullet; Green Fetish :iconnyx-valentine:
Bullet; Green General Photography - :iconrockstarvanity: :iconmrs-durden: :icontiganusi:
Bullet; Green Horror/Macabre - :iconpullingcandy: 
Bullet; Green Macro Photography - :iconjustacapharnaum:
Bullet; Green Pin-up & Glamour - :icondistortedsmile:
Bullet; Green Street Photography - :iconhosagu:  

Resources & Stock Images - :iconcassy-blue: :iconmercurycode:

Space & Sci-fi Art - :iconcosmicbound:


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If you visit this group, you will find alot of answers :nod:  :icondawelcomewagon:

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If you want make your page more personal, I strongly suggest that you visit this account :iconcyphervisor: , there you can find alot of tips and trix for your page. 

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Little funny stuff =D 

*Your Own deviantLICENSE-> Your Own deviantLICENSE by stixman

* Make a Gallery Directory-> Make a Profile Directory v.3 (Updated!) by SimplySilent

* Little about HTML etc  -> 


CustomBox-Journal-Tips ->   CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
Content here
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
Content here
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
The result:
Font size = 1
Font size = 2
Font size = 3
Font size = 4
Font size = 5
Font size = 6
Font size = 7
3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
Your text here
Example
Your text here
Result
Your text here
Safe fonts to use
Serif Fonts
Georgia      -----     The quick brown fox


                                                                                                                     

More cute stuff -> How To: Little box background in Custom Boxes by zara-leventhal
 
If you want a personal created Icon,   visit -> :iconthiefoworld: He is one of many who create awesome icons :nod: 

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Art and stocks. 

If you want use a stockphoto, ALWAYS read the stockholders rules before you use it.
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS GIVE PROPER CREDIT WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK 

** If you upload mature pictures/arts, always use maturefilter **

** NEVER dowload someone elses work and use it without permission**




DeviantArt stock image guidelines
  • Size must be a MINIMUM of 1000x1000pixels (excluding vintage portraits that are relatively small and of low quality)
  • No heavy distortion due to blur/noise/grain (this rule is case-by-case and at the staff/volunteers discretion for the usability of the image in question.)
  • No webcams or cell phone images
  • No sexually explicit imagery
  • No celebrity images or "editions"
  • No anime "renders"
  • No images taken from search engines such as Google
  • No "premade" or "precut" images taken from stock sites that do not allow redistribution
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 llama badge = Llama Evolution by mohammadamiriVery soon after you have opened your account you probably will receive Llama's , 
● What is the purpose of llama badges?
They are just something fun for the deviantART community.  They are a way to thank someone for a favorite, comment, critique, pageview, 
and whatever else you can imagine!  They are a wonderful way to opening up meeting new deviants and interacting with them. 

Here you can read more about Llama's ->  Llama FAQs and Information● What exactly is a llama badge?
A llama badge is basically exactly as it sounds, it is a deviantART badge in the form of a llama.
● How many people can I give a llama badge to?
You can give out as many llama badges as you wish, but you can only give one per deviant.  
This means once you give a deviant a llama badge, you cannot give them a second one.
● How do I get llama badges?
The best way is to be an active member of deviantART.  The more you interact with others, the higher the chance you will receive a llama badge.  
You can also post comments here on our group page requesting llama badges as well or use llamatrade to buy llama badges.
● What is the purpose of llama badges?
They are just something fun for the deviantART community.  They are a way to thank someone for a favorite, comment, critique, pageview,
and whatever else you can imagine!  Th


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Icons
Many members are creating Icons, and often they are free for others to use.
BUT not always, so make sure you read the rules before you use.
NOT ALL ICONS ARE FREE



Awesome reading right ? =D =D


Welcome to DeviantART part II ->  Part II in Welcome to DeviantART
Little more info about DeviantART.
:hexentanz: Point Right What is DeviantArt ?  
DeviantArt is an online art community for artists and art lovers to interact in a variety of ways, ranging from the submission of art to conversations on a number of topics. In its purest form, DeviantArt is a means for expressing yourself in a variety of ways. If you want to read more about DeviantART, you can find some info here -> http://help.deviantart.com/116/
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:hexentanz: Point Right Emoticons.
Many Deviants use emoticons in comments, journals etc. Many emoticons are free for others to use, but for make sure they are free, al







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A journal for new DeviantArtists =D
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:iconhosagu:
hosagu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :heart: :blowkiss:
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  Hugs by KatZaphire  
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Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done, I think I myself might learn something more about dA, here ;)
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe that is good. I'm just glad it can be useful :hug: 
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
:clap: Really great!
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it :nod: 
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:iconjustacapharnaum:
I love it! I'm already using it to welcome new dA members :D
Thank you for taking the time to do something like this!
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooooo good that you find it useful.
There is much to add, but I thought it can be a good start :nod:

Big hugs for you :nod: 
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Yes, this is very well done and a good start :)
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope that to :nod: 
:hug: 
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JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
:aww:
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Oddberry126 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
"And remember, kids. You're going to see porn, borderline porn, and fetish art/photography everywhere here. Be prepared."

This is absolutely true. I'm actually surprised this wasn't mentioned anywhere in this article. I even think young kids shouldn't get on this site because they'll see more boobs and asses here than when they'd simply be browsing around. But hey, sexualizing women by merely focusing on their boobs and asses, vore fetishes and disgusting body morps are apparently "art", right. Not to mention the tons of foot licking/tickling pics I get to see on this website daily. DeviantArt really became a gathering hole for fetish fags. Sorry to put it so bluntly, but it's simply true. Disgusting. 
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment.
But I have mentioned about mature filter above :nod:
This is not "deep going " information, I had in mind when I did this to bring up little about most basic things.
But your comment are here and those who read it will know about it.
So im glad you take this up :nod: 
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breIoom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And remember, kids. You're going to see porn, borderline porn, and fetish art/photography everywhere here. Be prepared.
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully people read my words about maturefilter.
And with my hand on my heart I say this,,,,, there is alot more then porn to see in DeviantART. :nod:
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:iconkurolei:
Kurolei Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive been 9 months with only 9 watchers Lmao xD
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now you have 10 ;) 
I watched you :hug: 
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Kurolei Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! here, let me return the favor. :D
btw good post. Good to know stuffs I didn't knew before lol :)
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh thanks =D
There is alot to funny things around here, but it's not always so easy to find them. =)
But im glad this was helpful :nod: 
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wei-en Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
the community will invest more in you if you invest yourself more in the community :) try to comment on more deviations, or check out the forums, or submit to more groups/participate in some group competitions. you might just find more people visiting your page~
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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:iconkurolei:
Kurolei Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I'm also aware of that. I need to search around and be more active. I realized I simply post stuffs and leave it Lol. Thanks for the tip btw!
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wei-en Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
No worries :) Good luck!!! I know that getting out there can sometimes be tiring, so you can start with simple things like commenting on each new deviation you put in my favourites. At the times when I don't have a lot of energy, I try to do at least that ^^
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TheGameGenius Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Very nice. Good header for introducing those new to deviantart.
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, im glad you like, and this journal is ofcause free to share if you welcome new Deviants :hug: 
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nightwolf426 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful. :)
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much , glad you like my idea :nod: 
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Feast-DigitalArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very useful for beginners   :thumbsup:
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dear :hug: 
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...For some reason, cinyu's icon is not showing up.
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sweet Linda for letting me know. I have changed that, so hopefully it will show now  :hug: 
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes Kat, it's fixed now. :)!
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome Linda, thank you again, and if there is anything else you see or feel we must add, please let me know :hug: 
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)   And I will do. :hug:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bravo, fantastic idea!! :iconclapplz:!! I wish I'd come across something like this when I first joined! :)  It would have made life so much easier.
If I think of anything more to add, I'll be back! :thumbsup::)
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again dear :hug: 
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for including my journal in this news article, I appreciate the support!

With love,
:heart:
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome and thanks for the journal , much love back for you :hug: 
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Wow, this is terrific. I am going to put this in my favorites resources folder for others to use and for my own use. Thank you very much for this wonderful resources journal :iconhug1plz:
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, im very glad you like :hug: 
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
:iconrbyw: I already moved it to that folder to make it easier for people to find it. :iconhug1plz:
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:iconkatzaphire:
KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug: 
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
:iconrbyw: Always my pleasure :iconfloatingheartplz:
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OrquideaArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the information, I will be very useful.Heart Hug 
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im glad dear :hug: 
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
thank you very much for this information.Hug 
but it would also be nice if you could explain in German Blush 
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KatZaphire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you dear, I will have this in my thoughts , but for now I only have it in english :hug: 
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
no problem Love 
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