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Hi folks! :wave:

It's time again for our monthly photomanip newsletter. Find out what has been going on in the past month and what not to miss in the coming one. :work:

The latest

  • Manip Academy 2.0

    We have plans to start a new round of Manip Academy articles, a series of short photomanip tips run by the community. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, see this link which will lead you to the previous Manip Academy project:
    The idea behind the project is that writing entire tutorials is difficult and time consuming, when on the other hand it can be so easy to simply share an easy trick to achieve a certain effect. Everyone is invited to participate! Let us know if you would like to contribute with something. :nod: Stay tuned for further updates on that matter during the next month!

  • Outstanding groups

    We plan to start an article series highlighting some of the outstanding photomanip groups around dA. Many active groups offer useful tips and resources, organize contests, feature their members or do other interesting stuff that makes being a member super worthwhile. These groups deserve more attention. :nod: The project is run by our newest CRPhotomanipulation admin Rowye. Stay tuned for more!

Stock Treasures

Thanks to CelticStrm-Stock for forwarding us these awesome, overlooked stock gems this month!

Wastelander01 by DaeStockRhinoceros iguana by Fotostyle-SchindlerSnow Fox 6 by DarkBeforeDawn23Fog Stock 05 by Malleni-Stock

Stocksites, tutorials and active photomanip groups

These handy lists can be found here for your convenience. If you want any of them to be updated, shoot us a note! :)

Stock sites, tutorials and Photomanip groupsExamples of good stock sites
Please note that this list is meant to give an overview of available stock sites that we would recommend to use, but it is in no way meant to be complete, and we do not take responsibility for the legitimacy of every photo uploaded on these websites. We recommend that you check the rules of every stock photo you download there and the specific Terms of Use (ToU) of the website.
The following list is divided into several subsections, paid and free stocks, and attribution required or not required.***
What does attribution mean exactly? It basically says that you're obliged to credit the stock provider whenever you use their stock in your work.
Stocks for purchase

As always, although we do our best we cannot be everywhere. So if you know anything that is missing or should be included in the next newsletter, let us know! We greatly appreciate any feedback. :nod:

Over and out! :salute:

On behalf of your CRPM News Network team.

Previous newsletters:

Photomanipulation Newsletter January 2016
CRPM News Network December 2015
Photomanipulation News November 2015




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Hey everyone.
My name is Erik and I am a Photoshop hobbyist from Germany. I have started practicing Digital Art around 2005 and since then I have come to love the genres of Photomanipulation, Space Art and Matte Painting.

In the past I have pursued a digital art career more seriously, joining up several renowned art collectives such as Depthcore, SlashThree and EvokeOne.
Besides, my work has been published in various books and magazines, among them the official Advanced Photoshop Magazine, The Book of Creation and even Ballistic: Exposé.

By now I have another job and practice digital art solely as a hobby. So no use to ask me about commissions.

Thank you for your interest in my page!


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LiliaOsipova Featured By Owner 55 minutes ago  Professional Digital Artist
Ciao Eric! <3 Thank you so very much for DD on  "La scuola magica" - this is great surprise for me and really a huge honor!
Grazie mille:heart:
estellium Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
hey there :D thanks so much for featuring The Queen by estellium
as a DD :tighthug: !!
Whendell Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Erik!! many thanks for featuring my work as DD! OMG MOAR POEMS!  It was a big surprise to brighten my day! THANKS again! :chairdance:Ker-Fives 
lukaszhu Featured By Owner 6 days ago
can you leave me a email ? I come from shanghai ,we're going to buliding a planetarium. Seeking opportunity to cooperate with some artists.
Cutteroz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Thank you so much for featuring me. You and Aegis-Illustration sure gave me a proper boost with this one, hahaha :cuddle:
Aegis-Illustration Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: :heart:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe you're most welcome, it's a great piece! Hope to see more stuff from you again from now on. 8-)
Cutteroz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so, too :paranoid: :lmao:
ThatWasLeftHanded Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
the reach of JenFruzz spreads far and wide...
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