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Old 02-28-2006, 08:35 AM
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Welcome to Wetcanvas and the Artwork from Life and Plein Air forums.

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.

Artwork from Life Forum Staff:
Moderators
Larry (LarrySeiler)
Jamie (JamieWG)
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Jan (JanB)
John (Frisbee1948)
Lori (Lorijo)

Please PM us with any needs and/or concerns...

So what did I sign anyways?
Ever wondered just what your User Agreement says? Check it out here...
Updated User Agreement

What can I post here?
Please note that we do not criticize the work of others in the Artwork from Life forum nor its subforums, unless critiques are requested by the artist. Please be sure to ask for critiques if you wish to receive them! Guidelines for posting in the Artwork from Life forums can be found here. If your work from life is a landscape subject (plein air), then you can post it to our Plein Air subforum. You can find all kinds of useful information and tips about painting plein air in our Plein Air Hall of Fame. There is also a special subforum for artists who do Studio Paintings from Plein Air References, with its own set of guidelines.



6 Techniques For Handling Criticism: Are you afraid to ask for criticism? This article walks you through six ways to avoid bad criticism and learn how to use it to your advantage!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/558/343/

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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/509/168/

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!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/496/

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.

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


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.

When do I need the BUTT ICON?
Wet Canvas requires the BUTT Icon for nudity/partial nudity posts... when in doubt... post it with a BUTT... ... For more info on the current erotic/nude art policy click on the link below...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/anno...?s=&forumid=35

How do I add the BUTT ICON?

To add the simply pick the Butt Icon when posting your thread.

What do I do if I forget to add the BUTT ICON?
If you forget... simply click the "Alert Post" button (the red triangle) at the top right next to the post number and type a note that you need a and a moderator will attach one.

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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/497/

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/

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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/506/

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!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/504/

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!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/505/

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/

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/

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!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/501/

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!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/500/

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!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/44487/498/

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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/3278/415/

Anything else?
Llis has all the answers....
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45109

Many, many thanks to WC Moderators Rose Queen and Rosic for helping to put this information together.

Last edited by JamieWG : 02-28-2006 at 10:10 AM.

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