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If you're new to The Dark Arts, pop on in to learn more.
[Contact Information] [Newbie's Guide To TDA] [How To Request A Graphic]

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Here you'll find information about site activities and updates.

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Enter The Dark Arts

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Once your account has been validated (first via e-mail, then by admin validation), you will have full-access to:
- graphic requests for story banners, forum sets, and more
- up for grabs graphics
- tutorials for all programs and levels
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- graphic challenges, big and small
- an extensive community of graphic artists

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Staff Artists

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These artists are the best and brightest TDA has to offer.

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Graduate Artists

With fantastic style and technique, these artists are on the edge of greatness.

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Senior Artists

Halfway up the ranks, these artists have much talent and potential.

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Junior Artists

These artists have managed the basics and a lot more.

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Member Artists

All new artists must start here as a Member Artist to await monthly promotions.

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HPFF Banner Requests

  1. Specific Artist,
  2. Member Artist Requests,
  3. Filled Requests (HPFF)

This is your one-stop forum if you have a request for an HPFF banner. Please observe all of the requesting rules listed within this forum and remember to respect our artists.

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HPFF Chapter Images & Story Sets

  1. Specific Artist,
  2. Member Artist Requests,
  3. Filled Requests (Chapter Images)

If you are looking for a chapter image or a set of chapter images with a matching banner, this is the place to request. Please observe all of the requesting rules and remember to respect our artists.

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Forum Graphic Requests

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  2. Member Artist Requests,
  3. Filled Requests (Forum Graphics)

Avatars, signatures and blinkies, here we come. This is your one-stop forum for your forum accessories. Requests for Pottersworld RPG signatures are also located here.

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Other Story Graphic Requests

  1. Specific Artist,
  2. Member Artist Requests,
  3. Filled Requests (Other Story Graphics)

This is where you post story graphic requests for all other writing sites including FictionAlley,, WattPad, etc.. Only for stories, poems, etc. posted on the Internet.

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Other Requests

  1. Specific Artist,
  2. Member Artist Requests,
  3. Filled Requests (Other)

For all other types of requests that don't fit anywhere else - desktop wallpapers, website layouts, forum headers and pips, graphics for private use, etc.

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The Tutorial Center

  1. Advanced Full-Graphic Tutorials,
  2. Other Tutorials

Where you'll find tutorials by TDA members and where you can ask questions regarding software, techniques, etc. You must have at least 5 posts to view the tutorials.

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Resource Arena

  1. The Potions Cupboard,
  2. Image Packs,
  3. Screencaptures

For those seeking images, brushes, textures, and other graphic resources.
[Copyrighted Images Masterlist]

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Critique Arena

  1. Story Graphics,
  2. Forum Graphics, Blends and More,
  3. Help Me Choose!,
  4. Screening Room,
  5. Promotion Help

This section is for serious critique only.

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Duelling Arena

  1. General Challenges,
  2. Member Artist Challenges,
  3. Ultimate Challenges,
  4. Winner's Archive

This section is designed to be use to pose and answer challenges of various types and skill levels. Please observe all rules and have as much fun as possible.

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Your Best Work

Where artists compete within their groups for this coveted monthly award.

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Last Graphic Maker Standing

Challenges based off the LIMS challenges on LiveJournal. Who will fight it out to the end?

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Inspire Me!

  1. The Miscellany,
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Has your muse run away? This place is the cure for a lack of inspiration.

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The oldest archive for fanfiction related to the World of Harry Potter, with over 75,000 stories.

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HPFF Forums

The place to discuss fanfiction, the Harry Potter fandom, and writing.

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Harry Potter Podcasts

Where you can find recordings of HPFF stories, roundtable discussions, and other Potterverse-related podcasts.

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An extensive role-playing (RPG) site taking place in the post-Potter era.

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An archive for Original Stories.

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