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In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New


New Features for deviantART muro


New Brushes

Four new brush and eraser options have been added! These brushes allow for more stylistic choices when creating artwork, giving you even more creative than before.

The new brushes and brush erasers include a charcoal pencil, a round bristle brush, a wide felt brush, and a sumukhwa brush, which can be used to imitate ink wash paintings from eastern cultures.

Newbrushes by danlev

Transformation Tools

You can now easily rotate and scale your drawing (or segments of your drawing) with the tools added to the Move option! Select the "Move" tool and from there use the Scale or Rotate tools to make creating easier.

Transform by danlev


Recent Site Outages


Last week, deviantART experienced bouts of intermittent downtime. Rest assured that we were aware of these issues and were working to fix them as they were happening, and our apologies for any inconvenience you may have encountered while visiting the site.

Change Log


  • The Critiques page would display oldest critiques first, instead of newest. Fixed by elhsmart
  • For a short time, deviants were unable to edit their Portfolios. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • When viewing a Sta.sh comment from its permalink, the comments would display as though they were present on deviantART, instead of visibly appearing to be in Sta.sh. Fixed by ArtBIT
  • Deviation titles and descriptions were not saved when submitted or edited, for a brief period. Fixed by Alisey
  • Dragging text into the title and keywords boxes on the Submit page would cause that text to overlap on top of the default "Title" and "Keywords" text in some browsers. Fixed by inazar
  • In Sta.sh Writer, the HTML mode state was not retained when opening a saved draft. Fixed by Alisey
  • Switching an embedded deviation to full size and then back to a thumbnail would not work if the deviation was added to the document while the "Always Add Full Size Images" setting was turned off. Fixed by Alisey

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • Feedback regarding the updates to our API was positive.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, most deviants mentioned that they would like to have some of their Collections highlighted, but they would also want to be able to keep some of their Collections from being highlighted.

Discuss!


Website Widgets

If embeddable widgets were created that would allow you to share information, activity, or content from your deviantART Profile, would you use them? These widgets could be placed on your websites or blogs (for example, it might be a Profile "badge" that shows your deviantART username, avatar and other basic Profile information). What type of activity would you want to share, if any?


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This week's Site Update includes new improvements for deviantART muro (like the addition of new brushes and transformation tools), a list of bug fixes, and a Discuss topic about sharing your deviantART Profile on your websites!
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:iconvioletrosepetals:
VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A newest widget would be awesome, an available prints/art gifts widget would be most useful as well (especially if one didn't need a DA account to buy art from DA), and maybe a customizable widget featuring a particular folder in ones gallery? Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head that I would use the most, particularly the prints/art gifts one.
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2020204 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student
okey thank you  Wink/Razz
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:iconlpsdoodles:
LPSDoodles Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I drew drawings on there. I <3 the sketch brush, it makes everything look cool.
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drawbot4000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been waiting for muro to save for about 10 minutes now. No progress. I would blame bad connection but I have 4 bars. This is the second time it has happened and I had to restart my drawing. 
Another problem with muro: often I will draw a line, and the second my stylus leaves the tablet, the line disappears.
yet another problem: whole layers or parts of layers disappear with no way of recovery. The names of the layers are still on the list.
some suggestions for improvement: ways to draw straight lines, fill bucket eraser, the ability to change to opacity in fill bucket, a way to make it do a brush will only draw on a certain color 
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:iconlillithehedgecat1:
Lillithehedgecat1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you make it so when you delete a drawing or a text... you have the right to get it back
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:iconkineil-wicks:
Kineil-Wicks Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
For some reason, I can't have dashes in my deviation titles--I'll put the dash in, but when I save it, it just vanishes. And I like my dashes. :|
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JellicalBeast Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As both a web programmer and an artists, I think it would be awesome to have deviant art widgets that could be placed on website. I would love to be able to show of new deviations or even a specific folder of my gallery. A deviant art widget could actually make web comics  and professional portfolios easier to keep up to date. Just upload once and distribute automatically.
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:iconskyethepachirisu:
SkyeThePachirisu Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Muro is being really slow for me... Anyone else having this issue?
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:iconh2oco2:
H2OCO2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too nut not in the same way, more i paint and more its slowing.
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:iconask-currupt404:
Ask-Currupt404 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do a lot
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:iconrainfire-art:
Rainfire-art Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YEEES
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:iconfishtailholly:
Fishtailholly Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the moving things!

That helped a lot!
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:iconrainfire-art:
Rainfire-art Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :3
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:iconfishtailholly:
Fishtailholly Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hewow!

I like ur new icon!
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:iconrainfire-art:
Rainfire-art Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hia!

Thankies!
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:iconfishtailholly:
Fishtailholly Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hewwo!

Np!
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nati11184 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If embeddable widgets were created that would allow you to share information, activity, or content from your deviantART Profile, would you use them?

Nah, not really o3o
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:iconluckynesu:
luckynesu Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
did you change the font to all italics and make is smaller??
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   Writer
Nope! Is that how it's displaying for you? :?
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:iconluckynesu:
luckynesu Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
yeah... maybe it's opera acting up...
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:icongutspen:
gutspen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Transformation tools! about time! I may start using it now xD
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MKBrony Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Can you implement a search bar system for group galleries, group favourites and individual users' favourites, please? The fact that I have to dig around several folders just to find one vector or reference can get really tedious without some kind of search bar.
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RayvensEye Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   General Artist
I would love to have a widget that updates the work I post and can be used on Live journal and wordpress, as well as myspace and facebook and whatever else is out there to use.
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RayvensEye Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   General Artist
And by the way does the Deviant art facebook application even exist anymore?
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Sometimes, on muro, okay, I upload a pic. But then, I want to make more adjustments regarding the size and things, it will not let me do that, only when I first put it on. Is there a way I can change the dimensions and things of my pic, not just when I first upload it? 
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
What do you mean by "it will not let me do that"?
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
It means like-

You know how when you click "import image as layer" and you adjust the size? Well, I adjust the size I want it. But later, I want to re-size it. I cannot open up the 'adjustments' tab again. It won't let me. If that makes sense. :-) 
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
What about "File - Resize Image" option?
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Okay, i'll see if it works. 

Thanks for your feedback-truly, for helping me figure this out a bit more! :-) 
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
No problem. If everything is okay now, of course.)
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
:- )

It is! 

Thanks again! 
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Yay! 

I just have a quick question, that if anyone knows the answer, could help. 

Some things have been happening with muro/stash, that I am not quite sure is normal. 

See, sometimes when I go on a new 'painting' on muro, when i'm done, it logs me out randomly, and does not save my work. I never hit 'refresh' or anything. If someone is going through something similar, or has a suggestion, please reply. 

Thanks! 

-Jen
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
What OS/browser do you use?
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Chrome 34.0.1847.137.
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Does it behave the same way in other browsers? Firefox, for example.
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Umm...sometimes. But, not much on Safari.
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
So you use Mac? Try to catch then in which conditions it happens and check the browsers' Console when the problem appears - maybe there would be some extra info. 
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:iconnutmegrufruf:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Okay! :-) Thanks for your help! It means a lot! 
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:iconjonathann10:
jonathann10 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Artist
whats this?
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:icongleefulchibi:
gleefulchibi Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Judging by some of these comments, it seems I am not the only one having trouble with stash.  Since yesterday evening (around 5pm Eastern time), I haven't been able to save any drawings that I create in muro.  The auto- save works fine.  I haven't lost any work.  But when I try to save the finish product it crashes.  When I view the drawing in stash all I see is a thumbnail i.mage of the unfinished drawing.  Uploading and submitting work fine.  All of my files are still there. No problems there.  The stuff just won't save.  I've even opened up an older file and tried to save it again and it still doesn't work.  Deleting files and clearing up space also did nothing.  I've seen at least one other comment stating the same thing so I know its not just me.  The sooner it gets fixed the better.
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I experienced some problems with "Save" option recently in Chrome, but now it works fine. Firefox proceeded correctly. What browsers you tried?
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:icongleefulchibi:
gleefulchibi Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Both chrome and firefox.  But whatever it was is gone now.  Its saving fine now.  I was actually just about to post another comment saying that.  
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:iconsunbeargirl:
Sunbeargirl Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Some might be interested in a share feature, but it doesn't seem necessary to me. For security reasons. :)
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:iconhamtasia:
hamtasia Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
An official dA widget linked to my Prints store would be an awesome addition to my personal portfolio website.
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:iconwindthin:
Windthin Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have been trying for some 12 hours and have only been able to upload 2 files. Also, whenever I get the file upload error, the rest of DA also shuts down for about 2-5 minutes afterwards.
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:iconimmerot:
Immerot Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
What OS/browser and where're you trying to upload files? Could you make the screenshot of the error?
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:iconwindthin:
Windthin Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
It seems to have been resolved at this point, though thank you.
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:icong8ut:
g8ut Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
wow that's good
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:iconask--tailsdoll:
Ask--TailsDoll Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just a suggestion, try to find a way to make it easier to upload art from a mobile device
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