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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 10, 2010, 7:45 PM
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:lightbulb: Can I use your journal skins?

You need to be a premium member to use any journal skins. With that being said, anyone on deviantART can use my journal skins as long as they leave the credits.


:lightbulb: How do I install journal skins?

  1. Install the journal skin.
    Click on this . . .
    one by TwiggyTeeluck

    and . . .
    two by TwiggyTeeluck
  2. Apply the journal skin in your journal.
    Create a new journal entry:
    three by TwiggyTeeluck

    Go to the options tab:
    four by TwiggyTeeluck

    Scroll down and click on “Choose a skin”:
    five by TwiggyTeeluck

    Click on the skin you want and click on “Ok”:
    six by TwiggyTeeluck

    And now it should look like this:
    seven by TwiggyTeeluck

    :dance:
  3. Applying the divs.
    Click on the “Journal Text” tab:
    eight by TwiggyTeeluck

    And copy and paste this code into the content section:

    <div class="jcustom"><div class="titles">YOUR TITLE HERE</div>
    JOURNAL TEXT HERE   JOURNAL TEXT HERE   JOURNAL TEXT HERE
    </div>


    The divs are the additional boxes in a journal. The text you're reading now is in a div. Each div has a name. Normally, in my journal skins, the divs are always titled "jcustom" or they begin with "jcustom" so just scroll through the CSS and look for it if you're not sure what it's called. =)

    *Edit: My newer journal skins have the div name in the box itself in the preview image of the journal skin.
    Take a look at this journal skin for example:
    Wind by TwiggyTeeluck

    You'll notice the titles of each section are some kind of box. The first box is titled "regular_box" because it's a regular box and to use it, just copy and paste this into your "Content" section:
    <div class="regular_box"><div class="titles">YOUR TITLE HERE</div>
    JOURNAL TEXT HERE   JOURNAL TEXT HERE   JOURNAL TEXT HERE
    </div>


    The third box is called "scroll_box" because it's a scroll box and to use it, just copy and paste this into your "Content" section:
    <div class="scroll_box"><div class="titles">YOUR TITLE HERE</div>
    JOURNAL TEXT HERE   JOURNAL TEXT HERE   JOURNAL TEXT HERE
    </div>


    Get it? All you have to do is replace the name of the first div class with the name of the box you want to get the div/box you want. =]
  4. Change the URLS in the links in the header.
    urlheader by TwiggyTeeluck

    Under the "Options" tab, just edit the "Skin Header".


:lightbulb: Do you take requests?

I commission customized journal skins. Basically, I make them so that they're customized to exactly what you want. =]

What's the price?
$10 (US) or 800 dA points for each journal skin.

How will I pay you?
PayPal is the easiest way.

How will I get my journal skin?
Right now, I'm thinking I'll just email you the .txt file with the codes. But if you have a better idea, feel free to share.

How do I tell you I want a journal skin?
Just note me and let me know what you want.

Can I see examples of your work?
You can see some of my journal skins here: bloodpromiser.deviantart.com/g…


:lightbulb: I have an idea for a journal skin you should make!

You can leave your suggestions here.


:lightbulb: Where can I see all your journal skins?




:lightbulb: I have a question that wasn't answered here.

Please ask. =)


Journal skin by TwiggyTeeluck
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:icontheghoulavenue:
TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There should be a way
to view who installed a journal skin, just like it shows who faved a deviation :s
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How can I change the icon on your Facebook journal skin?
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:iconshining0polaris:
shining0polaris Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the help!
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad it was helpful! :aww:
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:iconshakidemon:
ShakiDemon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
how do I install
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:iconshakidemon:
ShakiDemon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
how do I install?
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Please refer to the second question in this journal. :)
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:iconthedarkphoenixqueen:
TheDarkPhoenixQueen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I got this journal installed 

twiggyteeluck.deviantart.com/a…

And when I installed it, it went straight to the writing part. I don't see an options part and I also wish to remove the site links on the top. How do I remove the links?
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah i am having the same issue as darthrose, the jcustom isn't working. 
trying to use this 

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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you sure the codes are completely correct? :)
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i am copy/pasting the ones you provided in the journal itself, then looked at your tutorial and tried changing the names to match, but still no success
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Copy and paste the journal does I've provided in the description for the specific journal skin you're using. Don't change the names. :)
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
still the same issue ^^; the preview isn't responding to the jcustom code in the deviation description it's just appearing as it is written rather than activate the boxes 
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've just tried it and the everything seems to be working fine for me. So either you're doing something wrong or it's a bug. deviantART looks like it's been making a few changes lately, so it's possible that it is a bug. :)
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alright, i'll try again. thank you :) :tighthug: 
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Let me know how it goes! And if it's still not working and you're absolutely sure you're copying and pasting the codes correctly, wait a few days and maybe try again? Because, like I said, it could just be a bug. Good luck! :glomp:
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:iconstabrina:
Stabrina Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason, even when I copy and paste the jcustom code, it doesn't work :iconpapmingplz:
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Which journal skin are you trying to use?
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:iconstabrina:
Stabrina Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
'Some Kind of Purple'

And I've edited a previous journal to test it, but it doesn't work. And it doesn't work in the preview: [link]
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry it took so long for me to reply, I've been super busy with school. Have you sorted it out yet?
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:iconstabrina:
Stabrina Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, in the end I just figured I'd use a different skin^^"
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That works too. :giggle:
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:iconladyrainashni:
LadyRainAshni Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't get to the options part...
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an old tutorial. You can find the updated version here: [link]
:)
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:iconladyrainashni:
LadyRainAshni Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconserafina-rose:
serafina-rose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconvitaniiscute:
VitaniIsCute Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is helpful, But now I see non prenimum members using skins.
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure why that is. Maybe deviantART is having a temporary promotion or they've changed the policies so that non-premium members can use journal skins too. :)
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:iconsexyninjax:
Sexyninjax Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
When typing how do you make the words bigger?
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You can use HTML header codes like the following:

<h2>Your text here</h2>
<h3>Your text here</h3>
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:iconsexyninjax:
Sexyninjax Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ok wut does "h2" and "h3" mean?
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Those are different header tags. Just pop those codes into a journal and hit 'Preview' to see what they look like. :)
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:icongrapplemace:
GrappleMace Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
There is no "content" section D:
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This might be because deviantART updated the journal systems. But I've updated my tutorial on how to use journal skins, so this might help: [link] :)
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:icongrapplemace:
GrappleMace Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thanks c:
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:iconsakykeuh:
sakykeuh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
i dont get how to do the content thing D::
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This might be because deviantART updated the journal systems. But I've updated my tutorial on how to use journal skins, so this might help: [link] :)
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:iconsakykeuh:
sakykeuh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
thanks it helped me great i only don't find the links for the note me and watch me :/ do you know them maybe
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The URL for watching should be http://my.deviantart.com/deviants/add/YOUR-USERNAME-HERE
I'm not quite sure what the URL for noting is. ^^;
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:iconsakykeuh:
sakykeuh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
okey its fine thank you anyway :D you helped me great
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp:
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:icondiana-almand:
diana-almand Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the use of your journal skin!
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry. I have tried to understand how to set up one of your skins for my journal, but I am only becoming exceedingly frustrated. That is because I am literally ignorant of how all this works.

My skill with computers is basically limited to going on Google and hitting the search button. ;)

Can you or anyone help me or point me in the direction for help for someone who is literally, absolutely PC illiterate?

Also, my DA profile does not have the Journal editing page that you show in these screen shots. How does someone access that? Is that available to all premium members?
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:icontwiggyteeluck:
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your journal page doesn't look like mine because deviantART updated the journal systems. But I've just updated my tutorial on how to use journal skins. If you're still having difficulties, feel free to take a look: [link] :)
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:iconjeffrettalyn:
JeffrettaLyn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To edit an installed journal skin, just go to "Submit a Journal Entry," then the "Edit Skin" button at the top left of the skin. Some of the info above is outdated. I know a bit of CSS and HTML and would be happy to try to help with any other problems you are having. :)
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the offer and the reply!

One nagging question I've had is this: I've noticed some of the higher end artists on DA have managed to configure their profiles in catchy, unique ways, which I seem unable to duplicate. Is there any info on how to better edit my profile?
I don't have examples at this second, but I could come up with some.
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:iconjeffrettalyn:
JeffrettaLyn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)

By profile do you mean your DeviantART Page?
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:iconkancano:
Kancano Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi,
I'm using your "Swirls" skin on my latest journal.
Unfortunately the font colour on the title is somehow imperceptible with the patterned background; how can i change the font colour to something more contrasting (like white). Here is a link to the journal page to better illustrate what i'm trying to explain [link]
Many thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer.
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:iconart-by-stephanie:
Art-By-Stephanie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to learn how to make my own Journal Skins, (not that yours aren't acceptable:) I love them) Do you know of any websites, or links that could help me learn how to do so? Because I'm kind of lost...

Thanks you! It's very appreciated.

~Stephanie :rose:
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