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November 27, 2012
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How to: Make thumbs big in features?

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:09 AM

I get this asked a lot!

Back when they introduced, 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 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!

For example:

: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size
My pug lover by HaleyCage

: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )

My pug lover by HaleyCage

But this is not what I wanted to show :shifty:

Fancy Features with Writer

Go to your!
After that, hit the

writerbuttonII by dekorAdum

You should see the following:

sta.shII by dekorAdum

On the right side, you can add items from your, from deviantART (Your Gallery and Favourites) plus Emotes!

addstuffII by dekorAdum

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.

yourstuffII by dekorAdum

So I have my "Show Me" folder. Last theme was Dogs.

editthumbII by dekorAdum

I decided to show how to make HUGE thumbs with that cute Pug photo. Since I love them :heart:
Before everything, I would like to show you something.
On the top, above the Click to add title row, there is an Edit button!

menuII by dekorAdum

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:

:bulletpink: with a mouse which can be hard sometimes (trust me, I know that :D)
:bulletpink: with HTML

Resizing: with Mouse

thumbII by dekorAdum

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:

htmlmodeIII by dekorAdum

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 :love:
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!


I'm showing ways to make yout articles amazing, neat and more organised.
Using Writer you have two ways to do that:

:bulletpink: Using your Mouse
:bulletpink: Using HTML

More about this in the article.

^dekorAdum :peace:
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Sparkling-Radience Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This REALLY helped! Thank you so much for making! <3
dekorAdum Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad :)
MeoAgcat Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I didn't notice the resize-with-mouse-thing before. :slow: Thanks for the tip!
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad I could help :)
SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I would really love to know how to make a feature like my friends do with pictures of mine in their feature.  I would love to return the love. :):):D
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really easy! All you have to do is favourite some deviations, open up Writer and select the collected deviations from the right hand side, by clicking on the "deviantART" link.
Edit the Journal the way you would like it and then submit it.
SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thank you so much.  I am going to try it!!!!  Thank you again!  :hug:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :)
DashiePotter2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was making a thumb and I wondered how it got small but now I know how to make it big, just add the word "big"! All this time! This really helped! Thanks :D
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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