Submitting Work to the Fan Art Gallery - A How To Guide

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Submitting Work to the Fan Art Gallery - A How To Guide

Postby baloki » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:04 pm

Submitting Work to the Fan Art Gallery - A How To Guide

Since a new Fan Art Gallery has been launched with some new 'Go Faster Stripe' features, I've produced a quick visual guide on how to submit pictures to the gallery along with a small FAQ section at the bottom of this post. If you're still having trouble submitting art please contact a mod or administrator who should be able to help you.


:arrow: Step 1. Finding the Gallery
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To find the gallery simply click on the "Visit Fan's Gallery" link at the top of any page on the forums or bookmark (add to favourites) the following link: http://www.definecynical.net/dcgal/


:arrow: Step 2. How to Submit Content to the Gallery
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So now you've found your way into the Gallery itself, had a look around and want to submit some of your own work to go into the hallowed hall of fame? Well to start the submission process you need to click the "Upload File" link (indicated in the picture above) which will be displayed on every page of the gallery. To view this link however you must be logged on. You can logon in one of two ways, the first way is log on to the forums then visit the gallery or click the login button on any gallery page.


:arrow: Step 3. Uploading Your Artwork
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Now that you've started the submission process the first step is to upload the images you wish to submit onto our servers, this can be done in one of two ways:

    • The first way is by uploading a copy of the image from your Hard Drive (local computer), to do this you need to click the browse button next to any of the text boxes marked "File Uploads".
    • The second way of doing it is to submit a file that is already on the internet, to do this just find the url (web address) of the image you want to submit and copy it into one of the text boxes marker "URI/URL Uploads".
Once you've selected all the pieces you wish to submit click the continue button.


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Once the continue button has been clicked a new page should come up telling you that your files have been uploaded successfully, if there are any errors please follow the instructions on the page to correct them, if everything is ok click the "Continue Button" to continue to the next stage.


:arrow: Step 4. Giving Details of Your Submission
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For each file you have submitted to the gallery you will need to fill out one of the following pages, specifying on each page the Album you would like your work placed in, the piece's title, a description of the piece and some keywords to help people search for the piece. When you click continue the next piece that you uploaded will be shown until you've filled in the details for every submission. A breakdown of what needs to be in each field is below:

    • Album - You will need to select the album you would like to place your submission in, please try to select an appropriate album. If no album is selected your work will not be shown.
    • File Title - This will be the title of the work you've submitted and will be placed in bold above the description, please try to make the title meaningful and the title does not need to include your forum nickname as this will automatically be inserted for you.
    • File Description - Each submission to the gallery allows the artist a chance to give a brief description of the piece they have created, and other details on it like what materials were used or program, etc.
    • Keywords - This is a list of single words separated by spaces that describe what your submission is about.

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    • Ozy and Millie Fanart - All artwork relating to our heroic duo can be found here! This section is split into two sections, coloured and sketches. If your submission is only line art or a sketch it goes in the Sketches section, if it's coloured or contains colour it goes in the Coloured section.
    • The Rest of the Cast - As with everything a supporting cast is essential so all artwork of any of the other O&M characters goes here. This section is split into two sections, coloured and sketches. If your submission is only line art or a sketch it goes in the Sketches section, if it's coloured or contains colour it goes in the Coloured section.
    • Wallpapers - All the Ozy and Mille fan made wallpapers you could want! The wallpapers gallery is split into two further sub-categories, one for all the wallpapers involving our heroic duo and the other (called General Wallpapers) for wallpapers involving any of the other cast of O&M or DCSimpson's work.



:arrow: Step 5. Your All Done
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Once you've filled out all the details for all the artwork you've submitted you will get the above message, this means all your artwork has been submitted for approval by the administrator of the forum. Once it has been approved it will be displayed in the correct sections of the Fan Art Gallery, well done and thanks for submitting something :D!


Submitting Work to the Fan Art Gallery - FAQ


:!: 1. I can't seem to find the "Upload File" link on the gallery.
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Have you checked that you are logged in and viewing the Fan Art Gallery not the forums as they do look quite similar? If you're having further problems with this there may be a problem with your account, I would suggest PM'ing an Administrator and asking if they know what's up giving them as much detail about the problem as possible and if you were able to see the button before.


:!: 2. I keep getting an error saying "File too large".
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This is because the image you are trying to upload is larger then a megabyte (1mb) in size, try re-sizing the file and trying again.


:!: 3. My image isn't showing up straight away, what's wrong?
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It may be that an admin isn't around to approve your submission straight away, please give it a few days and if it doesn't appear PM an admin for an explanation of why they rejected the image.


:!: 4. What stops me from posting porn/yiff/unsuitable material to the Fan Art Gallery?
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The fact that all images are approved by the administration and moderators and that you forum nickname is attached to each and every image. Along with this there is a report image button on every submission so inappropriate submissions can be flagged up and removed quickly. Oh also you'll probably have ya ass banned from here to Calcutta ^_^


:!: 5. Can I submit non-O&M work to this gallery.
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Unfortunately not as it is an O&M fan art gallery, however you could sign up for a DeviantArt or FurAffinity account and post your work there and then share the account address with all your friends.


:!: 6. I want to comment or rate someone's work, can I?
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Sure, just make sure you're logged in, view the image you want and then rate and comment away :D


:!: 7. Why does LikeaFoox repress me so :'(?
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He doesn't, he's just misguided in fighting a never ending battle of good vs. evil sometimes, and yes he's been a bit dab handy with a lightsaber but if you had the choice would you not want him on the cheesecake side of the force too? I thought so!


:!: 8. I've submitted a piece to the gallery but now I want it removed.
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Just PM an admin asking for it to be removed and the reason why and they'll be happy to do it!
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Postby CodeCat » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:16 pm

What about wallpapers that are available in several sizes (like the ones I made)? Do I just submit all of them?
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Postby Dr. Doog » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:10 pm

Hmm, yes it would be best if someone could submit multiple files under one slot, for different sizes. From what it looks like, you can't do that and you'll just have to submit the different sizes separately.
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Postby baloki » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:39 pm

I'd submit them all seperately and just title them appropriately "Wallpaper title (sizexsize)"?
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Postby Segovia » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:25 am

Tried it. How about if it says either forbbiden file extention or impossible to move?
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