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starbuck. : (11 December 2017 - 03:49 PM) celebrate holidays on TDA! join secret santa and make someone happy! http://the-dark-arts...howtopic=134015
cheriechapstick : (11 December 2017 - 02:09 PM) yeah i hate moving i said i refuse to do it again until i buy a house
.v0ldiemort : (11 December 2017 - 02:05 PM) I'm in the process of moving and honestly it's the worst thing i've ever had to do. Every time i move i promise myselfi wont hoard stuff... yet thats all i do
cheriechapstick : (11 December 2017 - 01:22 PM) i finally found my wireless mouse after moving 3 months ago and its made graphicing so much easier
aurevoir : (10 December 2017 - 01:44 PM) I never finished the first season even. It was so different from the book
.v0ldiemort : (10 December 2017 - 12:04 PM) Has everyone seen the new The Magicians trailer? I am so stoked
cheriechapstick : (10 December 2017 - 11:28 AM) My husband passed along the plague and now my throat feels like fire. I guess its an excuse to practice graphics on my laptop all day
caomoyl : (10 December 2017 - 08:44 AM) Also there's only a few days left to submit your entries for the January Digest header challenge!
caomoyl : (10 December 2017 - 08:32 AM) I use hue/saturation, plus then selective colour and vibrance on top
a little life. : (10 December 2017 - 07:55 AM) i know most tutorials use color fills and variations but i find it easier to colourize with colour balance, if that helps :)
Newt Scamander. : (10 December 2017 - 07:00 AM) Do you know how many tutorials I've read on how to do a colorisatizion and I just can't do one :/
aurevoir : (09 December 2017 - 11:00 PM) don't switch the models out, use the same person.
aurevoir : (09 December 2017 - 11:00 PM) I understand it to not be the same but to be similar. like....if you use nature background, still use nature.
and peggy : (09 December 2017 - 08:16 PM) i want to remake an old thing but i know i won't be able to find the same resources/images so i feel like that's not fair :/
aurevoir : (09 December 2017 - 07:08 PM) and text is still a struggle but then I look back then and I feel better lolololol

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