How Do You Use DeviantArt?


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To use DeviantArt, visit the website, and register for free. Create your own gallery by submitting photography, digital artwork or traditional artwork. Follow other artists, and post comments on their artwork to establish friendships.

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You must register as a member on DeviantArt to upload artwork, browse art and post comments. To upload artwork, visit your DeviantArt profile page, and click the Submit Art button. Click the Add File button to upload your work. Fill out the title and category of your work, and include comments and keywords. Specify whether it features mature content. The file you upload should be in JPG or PSD format. If desired, place a watermark over your image to prevent people from taking your art and using it without permission. When you are done, click Submit, and specify whether you want to sell prints from DeviantArt.

Browse other artwork on DeviantArt, and post comments on the profile pages of other artists. If you like the work of a particular artist, go to his profile page, and click Watch to follow him. This ensures that you receive notifications whenever he uploads new artwork. It is advisable to have an avatar on your profile page that encapsulates your artwork. Also, add the Web address of your private online art portfolio onto your profile page. Specify how potential clients can hire you on your DeviantArt journal or blog.

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