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  1. NomBot

    Tesserae v1.0

    I know mosaic effects have been done before, but hopefully this one is different enough that someone will find it useful. Uses path brush settings. (Found under Artistic) User Interface: Control size: Sliders determine average size of tiles in pixels. Otherwise they determine how many tiles across and down. Tesserae across & Tesserae down: will also affect image due to changes in sampling. lock: when selected, the above sliders will be locked together. Tile irregularity: variation from square tiles to more irregular. Cement Thickness: pixel width between tiles. Cement Color: color between tiles. Reseed: generates new random tile shapes Blend Factors/Positions: These affect the path brush, Something to experiment with. AntiAlias: Does what it says, hopefully Here's an example of a more abstract effect with different brush settings: Tesserae.zip
    10 Points
  2. Pixey

    SOTW#160 - Topic - Manga / Anime

    Me as a Manga
    9 Points
  3. NomBot

    Mandala v1.0

    Here's something that might be fun to play with, whether it's useful or not. It draws cardinal splines, colors them with various brush settings, rotates them etc. For me it was an exercise in GDI+ and OptionBased UI. Any bug reports or suggestions welcome... Found under Effects>Render menu. UI: Option: controls the randomness of the splines. Rotations: how many copies of the spline around a circle. Tension: controls the spline tension, how jagged or 'loopy'. Angle: rotates the splines. Sigma Focus: gradient center. Sigma Scale: gradient falloff. Gradation Size: size of the gradient rectangle. Zoom: zoom in or out. Draw/Fill/Both: how to paint the splines. Color tabs: select Pen/Alt/Bgd colors. Path Brush Draw/Fill: use path brush on either draw or fill. Path Controls: click drop-down to display more path options. AntiAlias: set smoothing mode. Points: click drop-down to display/change point data Menu Button: allows saving and loading of options and other cool stuff. Installation: Unzip "mandala.zip" and copy the following files: mandala.dll, mandala.dlc into the Effects folder of your Paint.NET installation. A typical location is "C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects". OptionBasedLibrary v0.7.9.dll, OptionBasedLibrary v0.7.9.dlc into the folder of your Paint.NET installation (not into the Effects folder!). (unless it is already there, then you can skip this step) A typical location is "C:\Program Files\Paint.NET". Thanks to Midora for the optionBased library and to toe_head2001 for examples of using it. Enjoy. mandala.zip
    8 Points
  4. xod

    Clock plugin

    A very simple plugin to render clock. Clock.zip
    8 Points
  5. BoltBait

    The 2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show!

    Welcome to the 2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show! Where you decided the best of 2016, the worst of 2016, and everything in between! Hi, I'm your host, BoltBait. OK, let's dive right in to the first award for the evening... The Mimi Bobeck Award: This one's for the biggest forum troll of 2016 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content, and who's posts are typically contrarian in nature. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2016, you guys know what a forum troll on the Internet is by now. The nominees for this award include: ugh, too many to list And, the big winner with 67% of the vote is... Maximilian Congratulations (I think?) Now, one for the mods of this wonderful board. The Real Estate Award: This one's for the mod who tends to close posts the most – they are always there, just waiting for someone to break the rules or post something useless. Decide that you're gonna make a post wrong forum? BAM! This guy moves it before you even get a reply. Some n00b spamming the forums with Viagra ads? BAM! Bant! Not only does this guy close posts, but he wields the banhammer in a way which would make Thor proud. The nominees for this award include, surprisingly enough: most of the mods! The runner-up with 36% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo And, the winner with 45% of the vote is... BoltBait (Hey! That's me!) Keep up the great work! (Um... I will!) Now, back to an award you probably don't want to win. The "Wrong End of A Massive Pwnage" Award: You have seen it before… a member posts their unsupported opinion as fact and you just watch and wait for an intelligent member to come in and fry them. This award is, as the title suggests, for the member who has been on the wrong end of a massive pwnage, or has one coming their way sooner than later. The nominees for this award include: IRON67, toe_head2001, and RetiredSlacker The runners-up with 14% of the vote each is... RacerX and Dipstick And, the winner with 29% of the vote is... Eli Congrats! And, be on the lookout for that massive pwnage! Next up, an award that no one would be embarrassed to win. The Proton Award: This one is for the member who, overall, has the most positive input to the Paint.NET forum. Whether it's through modship, Paint.NET help, organizing UBB games, valuable input in the suggestions threads, etc; this member is always there to give something back to the community. The nominees for this award include: too many to list (which is a testament to how great our board is) The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Eli The winner with 27% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo Now for an award where just about everyone came in second. The Big Bird Award: This one is for the friendliest soul on the boards. Thoughts toward the vernacular aside, the winner of The Big Bird Award is someone who's always warm, friendly and fuzzy to the other members. The nominees for this award include: Maximilian, lynxster4, and Ego Eram Reputo The runner-up with 31% of the vote is... Pixey And, the winner with 38% of the vote is... Seerose Wow! You look great in yellow! Next, we have an award that everyone would win, if only we knew you better. The Howard Hughes Award: This one goes out to the most eccentric member of the boards. Whether it's stem cell research, abortion, or what they had for lunch yesterday; this member always seems to be on the other side of a debate. Of course, this award doesn't go to just any argumentative soul, this one's for someone who does it well. The nominees for this award include: Scooter, Iron67, toe_head2001, Shochi, Ego Eram Reputo, MJW, and Skullbonz The winner with 22% of the vote is... Dipstick Way to go! The Radiance Award: This award goes out to the most brilliant Paint.NET forumer. This person always has something to say, and sure enough, they're usually right. They know everything about some things, and seemingly something about everything. When someone struck you as a smart cookie, this is where you acknowledged that. The nominees for this award include: BoltBait, Ego Eram Reputo, Eli, MJW, and Pixey The winner with 23% of the vote is... Red ochre Keep on shining! Rookie of the Year Award: This award goes out to the new member who made the biggest impact on the community. To be eligable for this award, the user must have joined after January 1, 2016. The nominees for this award include: Schochi, Nombot, and Rickhum The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... LionsDragon And, the winner with 50% of the vote is... Woodsy Now, there's an award you can't win twice in a row! The Homer Simpson Award: This award goes out to the funniest forum member. Whether it be wit, shock value, clever writing, or some other form of humor which I'm invariably forgetting, this member is always on top of it. The nominees for this award include: LionsDragon, Scooter, dipstick, and Rickhum The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo The winner with 33% of the vote is... BoltBait You all crack me up! Now, for the award that no one wants to win (or do they?) The Pauly Shore Award: This one goes to the unfunniest member. Maybe their wit isn't witty, or their shock value is too much. Whatever the case, here's your chance to recognize someone who specifically doesn't make you laugh. Oh, sure, they try... but always seem to come up short. The nominees for this award include: Midora and MJW The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Shochi The winner with 40% of the vote is... Dipstick Better try more loller cats, guys! The Hit & Miss Award: This one's for the member who we miss -- for whatever reason (work, real life, bannination, death by meteor, etc.) they've left the discussion, and the Paint.NET forum members want them back. The nominees for this award include: Yellowman, Cc4FuzzyHuggles, and welshblue The runner-up with 15% of the vote is... Helen And, the winner with 46% of the vote is... Techno Robbo We miss you! Come back! The Spool Awards: This category recognizes members who are big names in certain threads or certain types of threads for their knowledge or help. Captain N: (The UBB gamer) david.atwell The MVP: (The sports guru) SiBorg Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru) Zagna Rolling Stone: (The music guru) xod 101010: (The computer guru) Rick Brewster Congrats to all! Next, on to the awards for Paint.NET prowess! The Picasso Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the weirdest art (in a good way) using Paint.NET. The nominees for this award include: Red ochre, Woodsy, Eli, and Seerose The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... Shochi And, the winner with 36% of the vote is... Rickhum Well deserved recognition! The Monet Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the most beautiful art using Paint.NET. The nominees for this award include: Red ochre, Pastorross, Oma, and Lynxster4 The runners-up with 15% of the vote is... Seerose/Woodsy And, the winner with 38% of the vote is... Pixey The GE Award: This one goes to the author who created the best plugin of 2016. The nominees for this award include: AnthonyScoffler, Lynxster, Red ochre, Remake, BoltBait, and Techno Robbo The winners with 29% of the votes each is... MJW and toe_head2001 I think we're *all* the winners of this award, don't you? The Marilyn Monroe Award: This award is for the best shape of 2016. The nominees for this award include: um... just the two winners... The runner-up with 14% of the vote is... toe_head2001 And, the winner with 86% of the vote is... Lynxster4 The Marlboro Award: Ever see one of those sigs and thought "Wow, that really makes me think!", or "Gee, that's awesome!"? Well, here's the category where you get the chance to recognize the member with that sig. This award is for the best signature of 2016. The nominees for this award include: Pastorross, doughty, Maximillian, and Nitenurse79 The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... Woodsy The winner with 36% of the vote is... Pixey Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2016. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible. The nominees for this award include: MJW, Ego Eram Reputo, lynxster4, and Remake The runner up with 23% of the vote is... Pixey The winner with 38% of the vote is... Eli I think we can all learn from you! Now, a few things thrown in just for fun! 1) “And your newest mod for the Paint.NET forum is toe_head2001!” 2) “Wow, look, Pastorross is showing their art in the Louvre!” 3) “Hey, Shochi has his own TV show!” 4) “Hello, I’m Retiredslacker, and I’m an alcoholic.” 5) “In local news, police have finally gunned down CRayChosen1 from his murderous rampage.” 6) “OMGWTFLOLBBQ, Rick Brewster just got bant good!” I wonder what his offense was?! (My keyboard is on fire now... can't feel my fingers...) And, finally, the award you’ve all been waiting for... The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET: This award is plainly & simply the popularity contest you know you all want. You select 4 of this year's most popular forum members -- be they friendly, smart, interesting, funny, some of the above, none of the above, or what -- this award is for your favorite posters. As one voter put it, "I'll let you decide who are the kings and who are the queens!" The nominees for this award include: BoltBait, Helen, and Woodsy The third place spot with 9% of the vote is... Eli The runner-up with 15% of the votes is... Red ochre *Drum roll, please* And, the clear winner with 17% of the vote is... Pixey the new Queen of Paint.NET! Well done, one and all! That about wraps it up for this year. I'd like to thank each and every one who turned in a ballot. You guys rock! And, to all the winners, I raise my glass, "cheers!" Good night. CRayChosen1, use a designated driver. Be safe, everyone. See you all next year! You may now give your Acceptance Speeches and Congratulatory Messages below...
    8 Points
  6. MJW

    Average Object Color

    Average Object Color averages the colors of objects. It was somewhat inspired by the SOTW mosaic theme (even though I currently don't plan to use it for my entry). It's in the Object submenu. The plugin: Average Object Color.zip The UI is very simple: The (also simple) Help Menu describes it as follows. ------------------------------ Average Object Color recolors each object to its average color. (An object is a connected group of non-transparent pixels surrounded by transparent pixels.) The average is weighted by the opacity of the pixels. When there is a selection, only the selected pixels are included in the average. The control is: Use Gamma Adjustment: When enabled, the square root of the average of the squared color components is used. The gamma-adjusted version is generally lighter. ------------------------------ If a solid image is desired, the Edge Expander can be used to fill in the transparent regions after averaging. (Note: make sure the objects are separated by completely transparent pixels. The first time I posted the example below, the colors of the averaged version were wrong. Some of the hexagon cells were not treated as separate objects because they were bridged by nearly, but not completely, transparent pixels. I used Red ochre's Transparency>Alphathreshold to fix the problem.) Here is an example: Original image: Image with hexagonal transparent grid added: Averaged version:
    7 Points
  7. Woodsy

    Object of the Fortnight #1 – Raspberry

    7 Points
  8. nitenurse79

    SOTW#160 - Topic - Manga / Anime

    Ok at eyes / nose. Aweful at the rest. My effort.
    7 Points
  9. 7 Points
  10. Woodsy

    Images by Woodsy

    I thought I'd try black & white. I love Red Ochre's Vanishing Point plugin.
    7 Points
  11. MJW

    Texture Scaler

    Texture Scaler is a rather boring but sometimes useful utility program which allows height maps to be rescaled. The height map is mapped to the specified range. The original range is considered to be 0 to 1 if the Pre-Scale Heights to Entire Range option is disabled, and the minimum height to the maximum height within the selected portion (actually its bounding rectangle) of the image if the option's enabled. The Feather Far Pixels option is useful for erasing the zero-height background when combing height maps using the Texture Merger with the Minimum merge method. Unchecking the Produce 24-Bit Height Map option allows it to be used to scale grayscale height maps (and other grayscale images too, I suppose). Here is the plugin: Texture Scaler.zip From the Help Menu: Texture Scaler scales a height map to a specified range. The controls are: Pre-Scale Heights to Entire Range: When enabled, the height range is adjusted prior to scaling so that the minimum pixel height is zero and the maximum pixel height is one. Equivalently, the minimum height will be mapped to Minimum Height and the maximum height will be mapped to Maximum Height. When there is an active selection, the pixels within the selection's bounding box will be used to determine the depth range. Set Height of Transparent Pixels to Zero Before Scaling: When enabled, the height of transparent pixels will be set to zero before mapping to the final range. Equivalently, transparent pixels will be mapped to Minimum Height. Feather Far Pixels: When enabled, the transparency of scaled pixels near the Minimum Height will be increased. Feather Height: Specifies the height at which the pixels will begin to become transparent. If Feather Height is less than Minimum Height, no pixels will be modified. If Feather Height equals Minimum Height, pixels whose depths equal the Minimum Height will be made transparent. Produce 24-Bit Height Map: When enabled, the scaled height map will have 24-bits of precision. When disabled, the scaled height map will be an 8-bit grayscale image. Minimum Height: Specifies the minimum value for the scaled height map. Maximum Height: Specifies the maximum value for the scaled height map. The user interface: EDIT: Replaced buggy version. Increased slider precision from 2 to 3 places. Changed version to 1.1.*.
    6 Points
  12. Hello all, I've been using PDN for nearly three years now. Here is my gallery. The order is roughly newest nearest the top. All done with PDN. I don't use stock images, do sometimes use my own photos, sometimes draw on paper and scan images in and I do use my own plugins! (link in sig). A big thank you to Rick for creating the program, and all the plugin writers, admins and artists that share their knowledge on the forum. Clickable thumbnails (hopefully). Older ones below here------------------------------------------------------------ Thank you for visiting, drop by again. Feel free to comment, question and criticise ...(please don't drag me off to the witch-ducking stool - it's only meant as fun!).
    6 Points
  13. 6 Points
  14. Maximilian

    SOTW#160 - Topic - Manga / Anime

    The guy's name is Dohko, a character from the manga and anime series Saint Seiya which probably most of you never heard of (I understand the series wasn't very popular in English-speaking countries, though it remains a classic in Japan, France, and much of Latin America). The tiger —done with TR's SplineMaster and colored with Red's Gradients Galore— is tattooed on his back and has lots to do with his power (called cosmos in the series). All PdN, both faces done by hand based on two stills from the anime only for reference. Hope you like it
    6 Points
  15. Eli

    Object of the Fortnight #1 – Raspberry

    Raspberry (Entry 003):
    6 Points
  16. lynxster4

    Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**The Circle of Life**

    Merry Christmas to all my PDN friends and the Community at large!! A wallpaper to download. Everyone have a safe and happy holiday!
    6 Points
  17. Seerose

    SOTW#161 - Topic - Mosaic.

    *Cubiods Plugin>Red ochre
    5 Points
  18. dipstick

    Merry Christmas everyone...

    Merry Christmas everyone.........
    5 Points
  19. Pixey

    SOTW #160 -Manga/Anime - WINNERS.

    And the winners are: In first place with 9 votes is: Pixey Second place with 8 votes is: Scooter Third place with 7 votes is: Pixey Thank you everyone for entering, as it was a difficult subject. But what amazing entries from everyone .
    5 Points
  20. lynxster4

    Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**The Circle of Life**

    I have been on an emotional rollercoaster these past couple of weeks. On New Year's Day, I was blessed with my 3rd grandchild, and 4 days later the good Lord summoned my dad home. He was in end-stage Parkinson's and it was a horrible thing to watch. I was so glad to be with him at the end. I'm crying as I'm typing this...he was my last parent to go. I have a big hole in my heart that I hope time will heal. I want to share a couple of pictures with my PDN family. This forum has helped me more than you will ever know. When I joined in late 2015, I was recovering from major surgery, and making art and participating in the forum was very therapeutic for me. Hopefully, I will rejoin you soon. Thank you to all my friends!!
    5 Points
  21. Eli

    Clock plugin

    Thanks Again Xod, I enhanced the results with some shadows and bevels. I also changed the colors of the handles by selecting each one separately and using color adjustments.
    5 Points
  22. Woodsy

    Images by Woodsy

    One more radio!
    5 Points
  23. Latest : The First Serious Attempt With Paint.NET 3.5.11 On Linux Lite : " Love Is Like The Crystal Orb " ( Click the link for original view ) Original Picture
    5 Points
  24. MJW

    Object of the Fortnight #1 – Raspberry

    Some parts of this I like quite well; other parts are a little kludgy because I ran short of time. I didn't want to miss the first OOTF contest.
    5 Points
  25. Scooter

    SOTW#160 - Topic - Manga / Anime

    Having absolutely no clue about anime or manga characters; I used the sample #1 DrueDale provided, as a reference. I was able to get my mouse to curve only so much, thus the beautiful free flowing lines of the original are sadly missing (as if I could have done them justice anyway ).
    5 Points
  26. Shochi

    Shochi Design - Map of Stars 20/1/2017

    Happy New Year 2017 for all the Lovers. I wish you all the best you can get this year. and may all you wishes come true this year. I designate this Concept for the New year and called it "Travel in Time"
    5 Points
  27. Pixey

    Pixey's Gallery - Merry Christmas Wallpaper

    A Very Merry Christmas to everyone.
    5 Points
  28. The winner of the last competition, Woodsy, has chosen the object of 'Unshelled Walnut'. That is to say, a walnut that has had its husk removed, but not its shell. See example photo: Enter Here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/110902-object-of-the-fortnight-2-–-unshelled-walnut/ In the hopes of inspiring you (or possibly giving you a laugh), here's a short cartoon I really enjoyed when I was a kid. EDIT: I found it in English. It's the first 6 and half minutes of the video... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041112/
    4 Points
  29. dipstick

    Clock plugin

    Thanks xod for a great clock plugin! ......and here's the animated version.
    4 Points
  30. Pixey

    Clock plugin

    Bravo @XOD - what a wonderful Plugin you have created. Many thanks .
    4 Points
  31. Seerose

    Clock plugin

    Dear Xod! Thank you so much for the plugin and for your effort.
    4 Points
  32. dipstick

    SOTW#161 - Topic - Mosaic.

    4 Points
  33. Seerose

    The Comedy Thread

    4 Points
  34. AnthonyScoffler

    Brush Factory v1.3 (Jan 8, 2017)

    Overview This plugin lets you use dynamic brushes with custom shapes. Here's what you can do: - Make grass, dashed lines, and other textures - Use it like an advanced spray can by using horz shift and vert shift to offset each brush stroke HUGE thanks goes out to TechnoRobbo for the GUI layout code and Pyrochild for the context menu and selection code. Interface Hover the mouse over any of those options to see what they do. 1st pane: static brush settings. 2nd pane: dynamic brush settings. 3rd pane: dynamic brush settings for color. 4th pane: dynamic brush settings for constantly increasing or decreasing the values. Miscellaneous settings. This plugin supports some keyboard shortcuts. There is a little text box at the bottom of the plugin window that tells you what things do when you hover the mouse over them. Bugs and Limitations There is a transparency bug that makes it hard to draw light brush colors on transparent regions. My To-do List Add scrollbars to the canvas area if the canvas is too large to fit in the window. Figure out how to zoom into the mouse position. Changelog - Version 1.3 - new Added a Preferences button. - bugfix Rotation scaling is fixed. Changelog - Version 1.2 - new The user's selection is now visible. - new The user can right-click the canvas to set the background color, or use the image on the clipboard. - tweak The brush is now square to accurately fit the drawn image. - tweak Use the middle mouse button to pan the image now. - tweak Zooming in and out is much faster. Changelog - Version 1.1 - new Implemented the "Lock Alpha" feature. It affects each full stroke, so you'll see it when you release the mouse. - bugfix Non-square images are padded to be square so they rotate properly. - bugfix With "rotate to mouse" turned on, the first click is now ignored so mouse angle can be calculated. - bugfix Loading, undo, and redo don't have transparency issues any more. Finalizing and drawing still do. - tweak Brush size scaling (Ctrl + S + Mousewheel) is more responsive. - tweak Min draw distance now respects your zoom level, so it's the same distance across your image. Download it here (with source code): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6r81tGW7hODS1hvODZRNGpyUWs
    4 Points
  35. Maximilian

    The 2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show!

    Not sure if I should be proud of being deemed a troll. I figure it's one of those titles you can't shake off that easily, and I didn't even realize I was trolling the forum. I thought I was mostly being friendly, but I guess I have to review my position. Anyway, thanks to voters and congrats to winners.
    4 Points
  36. Shochi

    Shochi Design - Map of Stars 20/1/2017

    good evening. The images is about all my new challenges of making Sci-Fi Spheres. Next i hope will be Video.
    4 Points
  37. LWChris

    Modify Channels v1.0.1 (2017-01-07)

    This plugin allows you to modify multiple channels of an image in various ways. Once installed, it can be found in the Adjustments menu, since it is more of an adjustment utility than an effect. Basics - How the Plugin Works In the plugin's dialog, you can configure multiple channel modifications. Each modification allows you to manipulate one channel of the image with one of the built in operations. Every operation uses one or more arguments to calculate the new value for the target channel. The number, form and usage of those arguments depends on the chosen operation. The modifications are executed per pixel and in the order you have arranged them. Use the ˄ and ˅ buttons to re-arrange the modifications, the + button to add more, the × button to remove one, and check/uncheck the Enabled flag to switch a modification on and off. Download and Installation Download from code.lwchris.de (my webspace) To install this plugin, please follow the usual steps when installing Paint.NET plugins: Download the zip file Extract the content Move the DLL file into the "Effects" folder in Paint.NET's root directory (for example "C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects") Restart Paint.NET The plugin will appear as "Modify Channels..." in the Adjustments, not the Effects menu Changelog Channels Depending on whether you have to select the target channel to write to or the source channel to read from, different channels are available: Red/Green/Blue/Alpha - Gets or sets the value for the respective channel. These values always include the changes from previous modifications. Temp 1/Temp 2 - Gets or sets the value of the respective temporary channel Source Red/Green/Blue/Alpha - Gets the original, unmodified value for the respective channel (read-only) Average - Gets the average of the current Red, Green and Blue channel values (read-only) Grayscale - Sets the Red, Green and Blue channel to the given value (write-only) Channel value types The Red, Green, Blue and Alpha channels are int channels (and since Grayscale is just a shortcut for assigning all three at once, it has the same limitations). This means assigned values will be rounded to whole numbers, but are allowed to go way below 0 or above 255. After the last channel modification, their values are clamped to 0-255 and then interpreted as the resulting RGBA color. Temp 1 and Temp 2 are double channels, therefore they can store floating-point values. Reading from Average returns a double. Assigning that value to an integer channel will cause the assigned value to be rounded. Operations Operations can be split into four types: constant, unary, binary or ternary, depending on the number and type of arguments they take. 1. Constant operation The constant operation takes one constant value as argument. Constant (value) - Returns value 2. Unary operations Unary operations take one source channel as argument. Identity (channel) - Returns value of the channel Invert (channel) - Returns 255 - value of the channel Absolute (channel) - Returns -1 * value of the channel if value of the channel < 0, or value of the channel otherwise 3. Binary operations Binary operations take two constant or unary operations as argument. For Divide, the arguments may be augmented with an additional constant. Minimum (arg1, arg2) - Returns arg1 if arg1 < arg2, or arg2 otherwise Maximum (arg1, arg2) - Returns arg1 if arg1 > arg2, or arg2 otherwise Add (arg1, arg2) - Returns arg1 + arg2 Subtract (arg1, arg2) - Returns arg1 - arg2 Multiply (arg1, arg2) - Returns arg1 * arg2 Divide (arg1, arg2, [value]) - Returns arg1 / arg2; if arg2 is a channel, provide value as return value in case the channel value is almost 0 (i. e. < 0.00000001) 4. Ternary operations Ternary operations take one source channel and two constant values as arguments. Clamp (channel, min, max) - Returns min if value of the channel < min, max if value of the channel > max, or value of the channel otherwise L-Threshold (channel, min, value) - Returns value if value of the channel < min, or value of the channel otherwise U-Threshold (channel, max, value) - Returns value if value of the channel > max, or value of the channel otherwise Specification A specification of all possible channel modifications, given in EBNF. Examples Create an opacity map (the darker, the more opaque): Grayscale = Identity Alpha Alpha = Constant 255 Transform into pencil sketch: Alpha = Invert Average Grayscale = Identity Average Swap the red and blue channel: Red = Identity Blue Blue = Identity Source Red Note that Blue = Identity Red does not work, because the first channel modification has already changed the value of the Red channel Legal notes I hate this part, too, but it is somewhat obligatory for software... The plugin is free to use for anything permitted by applicable law (including commercial purposes). You are however not allowed to modify or sell this plugin. Do not redistribute the plugin except by sharing links to this forum post please. If you want to include it in your plugin pack, please ask for my permission first. The plugin is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall I or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the plugin or the use or other dealings in the plugin.
    4 Points
  38. Noop

    Easy Sand Texture - no plugins needed

    Hello! I will show you how to make an awesome sand texture, without any plugins. 1. Go to Effects > Render > Clouds 2. Using this effect, be sure Roughness is bigger than 0.80 and Scale is under 12. Blend Mode should be set as "Normal" Example: *this is an example, sand is not black...* You should make this with sand color... or something like this: 3. Go to Effects > Distort > Frosted Glass and be sure the "Maximum Scatter Radius" is bigger than 20. You should keep the "Smoothness" at 1. \ 4. Go to Adjustments > Brightness / Contrast (or Ctrl + Shift + T) and adjust the contrast or brightness until it looks like sand. Then you can add edges, dunes, etc... and you are DONE! There are more similar methods, but this is the easiest way. Things created with this method: I'm sorry about rule -7a... it is easy but **essential**!
    4 Points
  39. BoltBait

    2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards Ballot

    So yeah, as you can tell, it's about that time -- you get to decide the best of 2016, the worst of 2016, and everything in between. Welcome to the 2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards! It is quite simple. You are given ~29 categories in which you can vote for your fellow PdNers. There are a variety of statements to be made here, and as a regular of the Off-Topic Forum, you get to have your say on who deserves what. Any member of the PdN forum is eligible to vote, so Joe Random's opinion counts for just as much as mine, or even Rick's! You may vote ONCE only. If you vote twice, I will only count the first one. So, put some thought into it before clicking the send button! How to vote: For the awards, I'm leaving a blank template at the bottom of this post. Select / Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V that into Notepad or your personally preferred prose processor, and fill in the ballot with your choice of who should win each award. Then, Select / Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V your completed ballot into a PM to me. It’d be great if you could title it "Paint.NET Forum Awards Ballot 2016" or something like that in the subject. I'll still accept it if it's not titled that and I catch it in my inbox, but it'll be much easier to discern if it has an appropriate subject. As stated above, any Paint.NET forum member gets to vote on every award. I'll ask that you make your best effort to fill out the ballot where you can to ensure complete results. If you want to leave some blank because you don't know who to vote for, that's fine as well -- just try to vote where you feel your knowledge is apt. Feel free to discuss one or two of your picks and thoughts on this post, through IM, etc. I just ask that you don't post your entire vote for all to see--Let's keep the results a surprise. This isn't a staunch & serious activity -- it's here for fun. Just be sure that you get your votes to me on time! In any case, I'll save all of my standard rambling for the post where people actually get the awards, and let you guys get to your thinking & voting. A couple quick notes: 1) The little puns relating to the names of each award are bolded in the descriptions. There's a method to my madness, I swear it! 2) It's OK to vote for yourself in some categories if you think you deserve it. Ballots with your own name for EVERY category will be discarded. 3) As I said above, incomplete ballots are accepted, so if you can't think of someone for an award, that's fine, just leave that one blank. Please use exact user names. I'm not familiar with everyone's nick names. Copy-and-paste works best here. 4) Voting closes at 8 AM PDT, on January 3th, 2017. That's first thing Tuesday morning. 5) Winners in each category will receive a custom Rank to display under their user name on the forum. 6) Have fun! Remember, if you get voted on as a forum troll, it is all in fun! We still love you. And, without further delay... The 2016 Awards! First, a few awards for forum performance: The Mimi Bobeck Award: This one's for the biggest forum troll of 2016 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content, and who's posts are typically contrarian in nature. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2016, you guys know what a forum troll on the Internet is by now. The Real Estate Award: This one's for the mod who tends to close posts the most – they are always there, just waiting for someone to break the rules or post something useless. Decide that you're gonna make a post wrong forum? BAM! This guy moves it before you even get a reply. Some n00b spamming the forums with Viagra ads? BAM! Bant! Not only does this guy close posts, but he/she wields the banhammer in a way which would make Thor proud. (To assist you, a full list of moderators can be found here.) The "Wrong End of A Massive Pwnage" Award: You have seen it before… a member posts their unsupported opinion as fact and you just watch and wait for an intelligent member to come in and fry them. This award is, as the title suggests, for the member who has been on the wrong end of a massive pwnage, or has one coming their way sooner than later. The Proton Award: This one is for the member who, overall, has the most positive input to the Paint.NET forum. Whether it's through modship, Paint.NET help, organizing UBB games, valuable input in the suggestions threads, etc; this member is always there to give something back to the community. The Big Bird Award: This one is for the friendliest soul on the boards. Thoughts toward the vernacular aside, the winner of The Big Bird Award is someone who's always warm, friendly and fuzzy to the other members. The Howard Hughes Award: This one goes out to the most eccentric member of the boards. Whether it's stem cell research, abortion, or what they had for lunch yesterday; this member always seems to be on the other side of a debate. Of course, this award doesn't go to just any argumentative soul, this one's for someone who does it well. The Radiance Award: This award goes out to the most brilliant Paint.NET forumer. This person always has something to say, and sure enough, they're usually right. They know everything about some things, and seemingly something about everything. If someone strikes you as a smart cookie, this is where you can acknowledge that. Rookie of the Year Award: This award goes out to the new member who made the biggest impact on the community. To be eligible for this award, the user must have joined after January 1, 2016. The Homer Simpson Award: Who doesn't find Homer Simpson funny? Well, if you don't, maybe you should read this award description before you vote. This award goes out to the funniest forum member. Whether it be wit, shock value, clever writing, or some other form of humor which I'm invariably forgetting, this member is always on top of it. The Pauly Shore Award: This one goes to the unfunniest member. Maybe their wit isn't witty, or their shock value is too much. Whatever the case, here's your chance to recognize someone who specifically doesn't make you laugh. Oh, sure, they try... but always seem to come up short. The Hit & Miss Award: This one's for the member who we miss -- for whatever reason (work, real life, bannination, death by meteor, etc.) they've left the discussion, and the Paint.NET forum members want them back. The Spool Awards: This category recognizes members who are big names in certain threads or certain types of threads for their knowledge or help: 1) Captain N: (The UBB gamer) 2) The MVP: (The sports expert) 3) Siskel & Ebert: (The movie expert) 4) Rolling Stone: (The music expert) 5) 101010: (The computer expert) Next, on to the awards for Paint.NET prowess! The Picasso Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the weirdest art (in a good way) using Paint.NET. The Monet Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the most beautiful art using Paint.NET. The GE Award: This one goes to the author who creates the best plugin of 2015. Be sure to mention which plugin you are using and why you love it. Plugins released in 2015 or having a major update this year are valid for this award. If you're not sure which plugins this includes, check the plugin index. The Marilyn Monroe Award: Starting with Paint.NET version 4.0.6, users can add custom shapes to the shape tool. This award goes to the member who has created the best shape or the most useful shape of the year. The Marlboro Award: Ever see one of those sigs and thought "Wow, that really makes me think!", or "Gee, that's awesome!"? Well, here's the category where you get the chance to recognize the member with that sig. This award is for the best signature of 2016. Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2016. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible. Now, a few things thrown in just for fun! The ______ in the ______ Awards: Possibly the most fun and lighthearted of those presented in the Paint.NET awards, these are some specific situations where you get to fill the name of a fellow forumer in a blank that suits them. Try not to pick the obvious -- don't pick banned members in the blank for members about to be banned, or pro artists for the professional artist blank. That said; 1) "And your newest mod for the Paint.NET forum is ________!" 2) "Wow, look, _________ is showing their art in the Louvre!" 3) "Hey, __________ has his own TV show!" 4) "Hello, I’m _________, and I’m an alcoholic." 5) "In local news, police have finally gunned down ________ from his murderous rampage." 6) "OMGWTFLOLBBQ, _________ just got bant good!" And, finally, the award you've all been waiting for... The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET: This award is plainly & simply the popularity contest you know you all want. You select 4 of this year's most popular forum members -- be they friendly, smart, interesting, funny, some of the above, none of the above, or what -- this award is for your favorite posters. With that, I'm off into the darkness! (And by "into the darkness", I mean "to sit silently refreshing my inbox waiting for your votes".) Good luck! And, let the campaigning begin! P.S. These awards were based on forum awards from MOTL. All credit goes to GLE for his humor and creativity. Please use the ballot template. Do not delete lines, if you wish not to vote on a category, just leave it blank. Do not post your completed ballot to the forum. PM it to me! Let's keep the results a surprise, OK? (If you want to suggest people vote a certain way on ONE or TWO categories, that's fine, just don't post the whole thing.) Ballot Template: (Enter one official user name on each line after the colon. Do not delete lines or titles.) ================================================== Your User Name (Please, this helps me): The Mimi Bobeck Award: The Real Estate Award: The "Wrong End of A Massive Pwnage" Award: The Proton Award: The Big Bird Award: The Howard Hughes Award: The Radiance Award: Rookie of the Year: The Homer Simpson Award: The Pauly Shore Award: The Hit & Miss Award: UBB gamer: Sports: Movie: Music: Computer: The Picasso Award: The Monet Award: The GE Award (author-plugin): The Marilyn Monroe Award: The Marlboro Award: Rabbi: Newest mod: Showing in the Louvre: TV show: Alcoholic: Gunned down: Banned: The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET (vote for up to 4) 1: 2: 3: 4: ==================================================
    4 Points
  40. Shochi

    Shochi Design - Map of Stars 20/1/2017

    Such a Lovely way to begin 2017 with such a great regards from good friends Great feeling to start well, i want to tell you guys something about something: you all have your images on the drive i guess, like i do. and the thing is that i wonder if you 'look at them" like i do ? Well i think i am in relations with "all of them" So the next Video is about old image which i combine with new Animation. I guess its called "New Beginnings"
    4 Points
  41. toe_head2001

    Quadrilateral Correction v1.1 (Jan 1, 2017)

    Version 1.1 post. Fixes the GUI on HiDPI.
    4 Points
  42. toe_head2001

    Pie Chart v2.5 (Dec 30, 2016)

    Version 2.5 posted. This version makes it much easier to input and change chart data. Also fixes the GUI on HiDPI.
    4 Points
  43. Eli

    "Fragmentation" effect?

    Like this ?
    4 Points
  44. Pixey

    Tesserae v1.0

    Wow @NomBot - what a lovely Plugin you have created. Thank you .
    4 Points
  45. Seerose

    Tesserae v1.0

    Dear NomBot! Thank you so much for your effort. Very nice plugin.
    4 Points
  46. LePurr

    Bat and angel wings

    Oh and to also show how awesome P.D.N. is and their tuts and creative people who make these so we can make it easier to make some really cool stuff- i also like showing off these (more demon-ish then bat me thinx, lol) which i created as well using this tutorial. Kudos to this awesome site and even more awesome people that not only run but precede me in my endeavors that went diligently into the unknown to boldly go where no plug in has taken them before (in other words us forum folks). Plus sometimes its more fun and easier at times to 'make' said item then to hunt for something to do it for you, lol. Hats off and good luck in your ventures this site makes it easy n fun.
    4 Points
  47. Si Borg

    What music are you listening to?

    The great gig in the sky has really grown this year RIP Rick Parfitt and George Michael
    4 Points
  48. lynxster4

    Tesserae v1.0

    Thank you, @NomBot ! This has some very different 'options' to choose from. It will def come in handy! EDIT: Boy, the more I play with this plugin, the more I like it! I have some ideas already swirling in my head.
    4 Points
  49. lynxster4

    The 2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show!

    Thanks to all who voted for me as the 2016 Marilyn Monroe Winner. Congratulations to everyone and their new titles! And a big thanks to Boltbait for running the show!
    3 Points
  50. I'm working on it. I should have a solution for you in a few days or less. Edit: Well, that was faster than expected. I've attached the .dll file. You'll need to drop it in the Effects folder under Paint.net. (An easy way to get there is to right-click paint.net, click "open file location" and do that again on the shortcut. You should see the Effects folder at the top, then.) It was fun PixSetRepl.zip ---------------------------- Instructions: Select the tile you want to change. Click the button to store it as the "image to be replaced". Select (or draw) the tile you want to replace it with. Store that as the second image. Go to it again and click "replace". You can also use "reset" to use it on multiple tiles. It might be slow on a large image.
    3 Points