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Coloring Walkthrough part IIIt seems DA is no longer accepting as much thumbs as before. So I am afraid I have to split the journal I have made in the past. Sorry guys.
Part 1 is here:

Clouds and sky:
Short tutorial- Clouds by Sadir89 Clouds - Meago's way by meago The Cloud Tutorial by ehbi
Light and fire/lava:
Glow tutorial by Sadir89 Scarypet's LAVA TUTORIAL by scarypet Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal Easy to do -Fire- tutorial by Nakubi
Trees, grass and other plants:
Tree tutorial by griffsnuff Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Trees Tutorial by Sadir89 tree tutorial part 1 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 3 by calisto-lynn Tutorial - Painting Trees by jezebel Quick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie TUTORIAL - Trees by ikdomik grass tutorial by jerry8448 tree process by TylerEdlinArt Painting trees tutorial by vandervals Tree and Leaves Tutorial + Tips by Qinni Mini-Tutorial No.7 - Gnarled Tree Bark - by ValaSedai Tutorial Attempt: Tree (Updated) by ichan-desu Quick Tree Walkthrough by nathie How to paint a fairy tree by nathie
Easy Cracked Surface Tutorial by semaj007 Mini rock tutorial by Aomori Stone Tutorial by Grypwolf Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet Painting a Rock - the fast way by Lizkay Pt. 2 -- Stone, Marble, Cracks by Sirquo Stone Tutorial by NoobGamer75 Rock Wall Tutorial by liiga Step-by-Step Tutorial - Ice wall symbol by Djekspek rock and stone help-tutorial by true-crystalwolf Tutorial Attempt: Rock by ichan-desu
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Photoshop Manipulation tutorial by tamaraR Photoshop Manipulation tutorial by tamaraR
A step-by-step tutorial on how I manipulate. I don't always work the same way but I mention several
techniques that I use more often in my work. Photomanipulation is a lot about experimenting and seeing what works.

Please use this tutorial as practice or a guideline. Don't copy my work and call it your own. Be creative!

Finished work

I wrote an article with more information on photomanipulation and techniques here:
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition) You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to. Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.) Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image. So choose wisely as they say. Now that you have your theme y

I haven't mentioned this in the tutorial because I haven't used it but the group folder found at the bottom of the layer menu is another handy tool. It let's you create folders in which you can place layers so you can move them all at once.

Stock used:
Deer [link]
Forest [link]

Brushes used [link]
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorial is very helpful!! :) (Smile) 
tamaraR Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014   Digital Artist
:iconthankyouveryplz: Glad I could be of help. :D
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huggle! Hug 
WiltedWinterRose Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AWESOME! <3
tamaraR Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   Digital Artist
WiltedWinterRose Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
WonHitWonder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!  Only thing I can really think of here is that it's a little tough to read the text that's sandwiched between the images. That's pretty much it though, keep up the good work :)
tamaraR Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feedback. :D
Do you mean the smaller text underneath the series of pictures at the top half? Or do you mean where I inserted an screenshot of my settings?
WonHitWonder Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The text in the top half, where there's just one line of text squished between the pictures
Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this really awesome tutor tamara :)
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