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02-27-2006, 06:03 PM

Welcome to Wet Canvas

Within this thread you will find the answers to many of your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)... like... How do I post an image?... How to do I send a PM?... When should I use the Butt Icon?... etc.

So what did I sign anyways?
Ever wondered just what your User Agreement says? Check it out here...
Updated User Agreement (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/rules.php)

When do I need the BUTT ICON?http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2005/17108-icon15.gif
Wet Canvas requires the BUTT Icon for nudity/partial nudity posts... when in doubt... post it with a BUTT... :D ... For more info on the current erotic/nude art policy click on the link below...

How do I add the BUTT ICON? :confused:

To add the http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2005/17108-icon15.gif simply pick the Butt Icon http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2005/17108-butticon.jpg when posting your thread.

What do I do if I forget to add the BUTT ICON? :eek:
If you forget... simply click the "Alert Post" button http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2005/17108-badpost.jpg (the red triangle) at the top right next to the post number and type a note that you need a http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2005/17108-icon15.gif and a moderator will attach one. :D

6 Techniques For Handling Criticism: Are you afraid to display your work because you can't handle criticism? This article walks you through six ways to avoid bad criticism and learn how to use it to your advantage!

Giving Critique - a Check List for Critiquers: Not quite sure how to give a critique? Try using this check list as a good basic starting point for any critique.

The Image Uploader and Attachment Manager: Having trouble trying to figure out how to put images in your posts? Uploading files and attaching images will be a cinch after you check out this step-by-step article showing how to use the Image Uploader and Image/File Attachment Manager!

Should I use the Image Uploader or the Attachment Manager?
Answer... the IMAGE UPLOADER... that way your work can be viewed within the thread when someone is replying. Since we are big on critiques here it makes it easier to give one. :wink2:

Check out the new Image Uploader... Doesn't get any easier than this! :clap:

If you don't have a photo manipulation program here is a brilliant free program. http://www.irfanview.com/ You can resize your images to fit the 600x500 requirements.

How do I get or award Mentor/Merit badges in this forum?
Merit and mentor badges for our forum. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171832)

The WetCanvas! Award System: Not sure how or why you received an award? Artie will tell you everything you need to know about the WC! Award System, about how to earn your own awards, and how you can vote for others in attaining merit and mentor awards.

Making Avatars for Use on WC!: The mystery of Avatars, also known as "tinyheads", is unveiled by Artie's guest writer (hlee) showing how easy it is make and upload your own with the freeware programs readily available on the web!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/5712/554/ (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/5712/554)

Where Should I Post My Art? -- Guide to the Forums: Confused about where you should post questions or your art? Here's where you can learn about the various forums on offer, learn how to get a critique, cross-posting, and the three-strikes rule.

Using the Private Message System: Wondering how to make contact with other WetCanvas! members? Check out Artie's step-by-step instructions to the Private Message System, and soon you'll be in touch, too!

Personalizing WetCanvas!: Want to create your own 'look' for your posts at WetCanvas? There are lots of options and, best of all, it’s easy! Join Artie for a tour of the MyWC! options!

Making an Animated Avatar: Making an avatar that moves is actually very easy with a little bit of know-how. WC! member hlee shows you step-by-step how to create a simple animated avatar from some boring still snapshots using Adobe Imageready.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/5712/567/ (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/5712/567)

Using the WetCanvas! Article Publisher: Have you found the Article Publisher to be confusing? Cori Nicholls untangles the confusion with an Article aimed at helping members to take advantage of the opportunity to share their knowledge with the rest of us through published articles.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/47843/569/ (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/47843/569)

6 Steps to Registering Your Account!: Been lurking long enough? Want to join WetCanvas! and get in on all the neat benefits of membership? Well, it's easy and it's free, so just check out this 'how-to' article and you're on your way!

How To Rate Threads: Artie is at it again with helpful hints for New Users in this Article on How To Rate Threads! Ever wonder how some threads get those little stars? Step-by-step, you'll find out how!

How to Chat at WetCanvas!: Want to chat with other WetCanvas! members? Here's a step-by-step introduction to the Chat System, affectionately known as the Cafe Guerbois Chat!

How to JOIN a Project, CHAT & UPLOAD Your Work!: Bobby Aquitania, resident chat nut and cartoonist, asks Leo, Remy, and Vinnie how to join a project, upload work and enter the WC! chat room where members discuss their work.

Anything else?
Llis has all the answers.... :D

Helpful info for us gathered by Rose Queen...

Opening an Account at WetCanvas (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/501/)
Making Avatars (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/5712/554/)
Making Animated Avatars (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/5712/567/)
Images: Posting Images (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/496/)
Resize Images using free software (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203090)
Resizing tutorial for Photoshop (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277899)
Creating a Signature Banner (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/5712/608/)
Personalizing WC! (setting options and preferences) (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/47843/599/)
Using the Article Publisher (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/47843/569/)
Where to post your work (a guide to the forums) (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/506/)
Private Message system (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/504/)
The WC! Award System (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/497/)
Rating Threads (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/500/)
The Chatroom/ (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/498/)
The Art Project System (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/3278/415/)
Gallery Manager (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286030)
Overview of commonly used Features (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45109)
Help for Mac Users (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290946)