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Preparing Stock Images for dA by AttempteStock Preparing Stock Images for dA by AttempteStock
I was bored. Still am. Expect more odd tutorials such as this.. but it'll include advice on actually taking stock photos and how to set up a make-shift studio.

Enjoy if you please.. full view to see what it actually is. If you find this helpful, please leave a comment so i know to make more, and if you found this unhelpful, please leave some feedback so i how to improve. :)

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Alienesse-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I can't seem to open this tutorial. The full view just shows a bigger version of the preview image. Please help me out :)
PumpkinPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

I featured this tutorial in my journal here [link]
conceptually Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oops sorry it s working now.Great :D
conceptually Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't see it :(
shadowbob19 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Photographer
I know thank you for making this tutorial great job on this
Mindfucking Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Sorry, but how did you manage to have a JPG large file with a different image as a preview? oO It's so curious.
Moon-WillowStock Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome tutorial!
Yvon-novY Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Thanks for that clear and easy to follow tut. Am looking at doing some stock photos and found it a great intro! :Joy:
Tempestazure Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
This was really helpful. Thanks :hug:
Leafykins Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Though I myself don't plan on making stock, this tutorial was still helpful for just my regular editing. Thanks!

GloriaGypsy-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Linked to this tutorial here [link] in my journal :)
Sfrost-photo-fic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
I never knew about the measuring tool until now, it will be useful to me for making stock - thanks for posting this tutorial. I also underestimated the sharpen tool until now; I will use that in future as well.
SquidWish Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
i never would have dreamed that so much work goes into stock images. ive added this to my tutorials section so that others might know it too and learn from it thanks so much for making this <3
isaimartinez Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Student
that was helpful :D
Magpie-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this so wonderful. thank you so much
maryabbie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you again.
Mental-Mishap-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
thanks alot!
this was really helpful :love:
one-stop-stock Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Hey there you have been featured in our news article here [link]
JohnnySix Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional Artist
Great tip on the rotation using the measure tool. Very cool!
z0otsuiter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007   Interface Designer
Very nice. Got me motivated to do some stock now. THanks
FructisIndia-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Thanks for showing me the unsharp mask, I think I'll have to sit down sometime and do that to all my stock. Great tips :hug:
dA-ARCO Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Wonderful Work!:clap:

I have added This deviation to the favorites gallery on :iconda-arco:dA-ARCO Your :devart:AR Connection Point!:w00t:

Your invited to come by and visit Often..

admid :tribute:~hillary
MarahScott Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think any tutorial you come up with will always be well recieved to say the least :nod: your stock is so increadible and used all the time, so obviously your doing everything right :)
RurouniOne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
well for a beginner, this is incredibly useful! thanks for having this up here. heck im faving this for later ref.
sd-stock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This image has been featured in my Journal, here: [link]

If you'd rather it not be shown, simply let me know!

AerisblackStock Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007   Photographer
Thank u very much for this wonderful stock tutorial. I've never been able to add or remove some sharpness to my photos! :D
MaydayKoigo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
This is very helpfull! Ive already favourited another tutorial which was about actually taking the photographs after chosing poses and outfits etc, this one is good as now I know what to do next :D
disscordia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice. I'll have to play around with that ruler tool - good gosh, it makes straightening almost criminally easy!
Glace-Cherry Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Very helpful. Despite mucking around in photoshop etc, i have trouble actually doing anything with purpose. Very useful.
lazy-stock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Photographer
Very thought out tutorial. Another great one from you. :highfive:
SeriousSamm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome tutorial. Thank you!
Express--Yourself Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Hey .. I am updating our journal and getting it ready to reopen and was wondering if I could display information about this submission in our journal .. let me know thanks

AttempteStock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
yes, of course.. :)
Express--Yourself Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Thank you so much !
ErinGibson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Great tutorial, however, I have to disagree with the section on cropping, or at least, how tightly you cropped your example. I think most people who use stock are going to want to do their own cropping. If I wanted to impose something in front of the woman (for example, make it look as though she's pouring water into a container on the floor) I'd have to clone in some more of the floor and wall that has been cropped out. You could have left a little more empty space around her.

Just a thought. Otherwise, a very spot on tutorial :)
AttempteStock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Well, my stock isn't meant for keeping the original background.
jaakobou Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
this is good.

would be a cool submission for the ~photoshoptutors club

drop by :)
m1lk3rman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Work :D
AttempteStock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
Thank you.. :D
macncheese45 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
This is quite helpful! Thank you!
AttempteStock Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Thanks and you're welcome.. ;P
p-dudko Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
Respect! I'm full of respect! You're absolutely proffessional. You know what's useful, your stocks are tottaly adorable.

I'm amazed!
AttempteStock Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Wow.. thank you. :blushes: I am just a kid, but I try my best to be as helpful and professional as possible..

Valentine-FOV-Stock Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
Hello! Thanks for the tutorials- they're very useful and I've used them to improve my stock images. Would you happen to be able to tell me how to put images together in a pack? I need to but I'm not really sure how.
AttempteStock Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
No problem! :D

For stock packs you'll need winzip or something that can compress files in a *.zip format. Make a new compressed folder and name it what you think fits that stock pack best. Then get all the images and put those in a different folder and name that with your username or someway people can idenitfy you. Then put that folder in the *.zip folder. You'll also need to make a stock preview, which you can so in photoshop or a similar program. Then upload it like you normally would. :)
Kiwi-Anna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
wonderful. thankyou! i had no idea about the measuring tool - so that's great!
AttempteStock Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
No problem! Glad to be of help... :D
powowcow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
Cool tut :D
AttempteStock Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
Thanks. :)
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Professional General Artist


Found on Oibyrd's Daily Deviations.

Excellent tutorial. Instant :+fav: ! Keep 'em coming (get bored more often!)

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