I get this asked a lot!
Back when they introduced sta.sh, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome!
Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Sta.sh Writer.
So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!
This is the "regular" size
: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )
But this is not what I wanted to show
Fancy Features with sta.sh Writer
Go to your Sta.sh!
After that, hit the
You should see the following:
On the right side, you can add items from your sta.sh, from deviantART (Your Gallery and Favourites) plus Emotes!
When you hit deviantART, you have two options. One if to add thumbs from your Gallery and the onther one is Your Favourites. Select the one you'd like to and search for the thumb you want to add. For me it's simple since I have loads of folders for my Favourites and even for my own Gallery. It's organised, easy to find the pieces I want to add to my article. I recommend you to do that too! You can drag and drop your favourites all over dA into the folder so it doesn't gets lost in the crowd.
So I have my "Show Me" folder. Last theme was Dogs.
I decided to show how to make HUGE thumbs with that cute Pug photo. Since I love them
Before everything, I would like to show you something.
On the top, above the Click to add title row, there is an Edit button!
As you can see, there is an option to set. Either you'd like to add Full Size Images or Thumbs.
I recommend you to switch to Full Size Images because it's easy to work with them, edit them in a way you'd like to to make your Feature even better and fancy!
Two ways to resize
There is two way:
with a mouse which can be hard sometimes (trust me, I know that )
Hover your Mouse over the Pug thumb and on the corners, there should be 4 squares. That is what we need! Go to one of them and the cursor should change into arrows.
Hold your LEFT mouse button down and move your mouse up or down (it will only let you to make it smaller)
Resizing: with HTML
Go to the Edit button I showed earlier and hit the "Switch to HTML Mode".
This should come up:
This is now easy to see through because I don't have a lot of text and coding going on, only the thumb of the Pug
Now after the ***68", add space and them type in the following:
The number can be changed and if it's too hard for you, you can use the Mouse for resizing your pictures.
I just like it because you can make a neat article.
Now you know how to do it, I hope it helped a little!