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How to Put Art in a Custom Box on DeviantART

The deviantART website is a community for artists and writers to connect and share artwork on the Internet. If you have a premium subscription to deviantART, you will be able to add a custom box widget to your profile. This allows you to add any text or images that you like, including thumbnails of your own artwork. To post thumbnails of your art, you must get the thumbnail code for the artwork from the deviantART site.

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  1. Log into your deviantART account.

  2. Navigate to the deviantART page with the artwork you want to display in your custom box.

  3. Click the "Thumb" text box. This will automatically highlight the thumbnail code for the artwork.

  4. Hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "C" key on your keyboard. This will copy the code for the image.

  5. Navigate to your deviantART profile page and click "Edit Page" in the top-right corner to launch the page editor.

  6. Click the "Add This Widget" button on the "Custom" box option. This will launch a new window.

  7. Click the "Edit" button to edit the custom box.

  8. Type a name in the "Box Name" text box.

  9. Right-click inside the "Contents" text box and select "Paste" from the menu. This will paste the thumbnail code for the artwork you selected in Section 1 into the custom box. You can add as many thumbnail codes to the text box as you want, to display many pieces of your art.

  10. Click "Save and Preview" to preview the changes to your custom box.

  11. Click "Install Now" to place the custom box on your deviantART profile page.

  12. Click "Done" to make the changes active.

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Things You'll Need

  • Premium deviantART subscription

About the Author

Erin McManaway holds a B.A. in professional writing from Francis Marion University, where she earned the Richard B. Larsen Memorial Award for Business and Technical Writing. She has worked in materials development, media and information technology in the nonprofit sector since 2006. McManaway has also been a writer and editor since 2008.

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