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One of the great things about dA is that it's not only a place where you can promote your own work - it's also a place where you can promote art you admire by other people.  There's a whole bunch of ways that you can do this, so if you'd like to help draw attention to awesome art created by your friends or brilliant things you've found while browsing, read on and find out how you could make someone's day.



:star: FEATURING ART IN YOUR JOURNAL
At present, using images and thumbnails in your journal is a subscriber only feature.  If you look around dA you'll see al sorts of different features - selections from people's recent favourites, thumbnails of work on a theme, collections of prints etc.  You can feature other people's work on your Shoutboard as well as in your journal entries as the thumb code will work on your Shoutboard too.  Here are a few FAQ entries that will help you to use your journal to feature other people's work...

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FAQ #273: Do I still own rights to my image after submitting the image to a deviantART contest?



:star: FEATURING ART IN NEWS ARTICLES
The news system on dA allows everyone to submit news, and that includes writing articles which promote other people's work.  If you browse the News section of dA you'll see lots of articles filled with thumbnails, and while it's cool to be able to show off the work that you love in such a public way don't get carried away - when writing feature or thumb-based articles, do your best to ensure that they have a theme and are informative too.  You may want to shine a spotlight on an artist you admire or a specific style of art, so use your imagination.  You could interview people and illustrate your article with examples of their work or you could put together an educational article using work from dA as examples of artistic techniques.  The possibilities are endless, and there are thousands of existing news articles to draw inspiration from.  You may also find these FAQ entries helpful...

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:star: MAKING SURE YOUR FEATURES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
When you're putting features together, whether in your journal or in a news article, remember that not everyone on dA has a super-fast internet connection.  If your journal or news article has a tonne of thumbnails, it'll take forever to load on a dial-up connection, so keep this in mind when you're compiling your features.  The more accessible your features are, the more people are going to be able to enjoy them and the more attention you'll  be bringing to the people and art that you're featuring.  Happy promoting!



:star: SUGGESTING DAILY DEVIATIONS
Daily Deviations are staff-chosen features, selected by Volunteer Gallery Moderators and other staff members and volunteers who have access to the selection tools.  One of the best things about DDs is that anyone can suggest work to be featured.  Regardless of whether you're a member, a subscriber, a beta tester or a senior member YOU are welcome to suggest art that you love to the relevant Gallery Moderators.  Of course there's no guarantee that all suggestions will be featured, and all the GMs have their own guidelines which you should check out before sending suggestion notes.  If you want more information about Daily Deviations and how to suggest them, check out these FAQ entries...

FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?

FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?



:star: SHARING DEVIATIONS
On the left hand side of every deviant page, where the links for Full Viewing and Collecting are, you'll see a Share This/Blog It link which will allow you to send a thumbnail of the deviation to someone else in a note, and (if the deviant has this setting enabled) display the deviation with a link to it's page and the artist's userpage on your blog or on blogging services such as LiveJournal and DIGG.  For more info, read this...

FAQ #270: How do I vote in a deviantART contest or design challenge?



:idea: Read this article in Spanish, translated by BeehiveStudio.
Want to translate news articles and tutorials?  Find out more here.
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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
None of the FAQs are working! :noes:
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always forget about news stories! I have to go figure out how to do that. XD
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's easier now that journals and news are kind of the same thing :aww:
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've noticed that. >P lol Oh well. I'll just have to pimp out my journal. :XD:
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:iconjane-beata:
jane-beata Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello (:

This article has been FEATURED :heart:

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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Fantastic! :love:
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:iconaleceia:
aleceia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
very very very interesting!
thanks for share this information
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:iconzethrina:
ZethRina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
coolio
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YOUARTTHIEF Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
deviantart dont respect their own rules.

"Copyright can be a confusing territory for many people. In many cases the natural confusion over the sometimes varied circumstances surrounding copyright will lead people to rely upon rumor or myth more often than the actual legal facts which naturally confuses the matter even more.

In this document we will attempt to eliminate some of the confusion and counter many of the myths surrounding copyright. Understand that the following form is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used as a guide only. The availability of this document should not be construed as rendering legal or other professional advice, and this document is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal advice, you should seek the services of a qualified attorney."
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arhcamt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
:clap:
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YOUARTTHIEF Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
"Copyright can be a confusing territory for many people. In many cases the natural confusion over the sometimes varied circumstances surrounding copyright will lead people to rely upon rumor or myth more often than the actual legal facts which naturally confuses the matter even more.

In this document we will attempt to eliminate some of the confusion and counter many of the myths surrounding copyright. Understand that the following form is provided for informational purposes only and is intended to be used as a guide only. The availability of this document should not be construed as rendering legal or other professional advice, and this document is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal advice, you should seek the services of a qualified attorney."
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
This is great, very helpful. I hope a lot more people read this! :)
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BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
that's really awesome~!:heart::blowkiss:
thanks a lot for sharing!
i'll keep these in mind :D
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:iconsynthes:
synthes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome article and so helpful :)
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:iconpinter:
Pinter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
steller article you!! i cant get enough of featuring others. ya'll always blow me away!
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whenSmyledoesnttalk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008   Photographer
Added to my journal with the hope some people care and stop by [link] :heart:
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MiracleRaverDJMelody Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
This was great information. I know alot of devs I'd like to promote, but didn't feel I was doing enough to promote them... though, I wish I didn't have to subscribe in order to promote them in the best way possible... I don't have the money ^^; But awesome info for the rest!
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ComeSailAway Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including those who have dial-up. I used to have it at home before I came to college and I couldn't load journals or news articles full of thumbnails.
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
:thumbsup:
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Dev4stat1on Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
It would be great if every deviant would do some of these things :)
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gurugu-mawaru Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Great Article! :clap:
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:iconpendlestock:
pendlestock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008   Photographer
AWESOME advice!
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gravityproductions Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
I'm sure favouriting artist's work must be one.

I think that most of my visitors notice the artwork in my favourites area of the main page so therefore it's probably a way to show my visitors other people's artwork.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
I'm going to have to edit this to include other people's ideas too. Just reading through the comments here I'm seeing a whole bunch of stuff that I forgot about when I wrote the article :aww:
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CheekyStoat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You might want to give the links to the FAQ another check over as they take me to very unrelated place.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
That's weird. Some of them are fine but some lead to very random places. I guess the FAQ menu must've been updated since I posted this article. I can't edit the article now though, so I hope it doesn't cause too much confusion. Thanks for letting me know!
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CheekyStoat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, shame you can edit though. ^^
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gravityproductions Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Oh yeah of course, I bet there's a lot more.
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noticias Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
This excellent article in spanish: [link] :D Thanks!
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DissentingMutineer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Loved it. Very informitive and a must see for everyone.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting article :)
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008   Artisan Crafter
:#1:
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:clap:
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Wow, even I got to learn something new.... ~~:heart:
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:iconbkg21:
BKG21 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Good article ^^
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:iconbkg21:
BKG21 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Good article ^^
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AndyGassner Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Superb! :heart:
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Radiatr Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work!
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whenSmyledoesnttalk Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008   Photographer
Yes! I love this article, we all should show our beloved deviantions :heart:
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marian0 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Having artistic collaborations is also a good way to promote someone else's work.
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FaMz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Love it Tanya :heart:

now I'm running out of articles to write ;P
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Heiderich-Luvur Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Wonderful article! Very informative!
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
beautifull words and well said :hug:
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:heart: :-)
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Magicc-Imagery Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
This is very good information Thanks for sharing
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OneClownShoe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
I am like your man-muse. I am sure this is going to help a lot of people out.
What an awesome community. We all rock!
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
You have now been officially granted man-muse status :D
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:icononeclownshoe:
OneClownShoe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Teamwork, eh? Let's use our power only for good!
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znow-white Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
:highfive:
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Superb. :thumbsup:
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DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great article T :D
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