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#21 Klaatu

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:09 AM

I added a new pic in the second step so hopefully that will help.

Aaaah - the new top half shape is supposed to be white before applying the transparency. Duh - of course. Told you it was something simple :oops:.
Thanks for the help.
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#22 thejester24

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for telling us that in your tut :wink:
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#23 Klaatu

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:17 PM

No reason for being harsh. Jake bothered writing this tutorial, which most people wouldn't have.
Anyway - after playing around a bit I came up with this:
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Maybe the use of the inverted sheep wasn't such a good idea for "logo", but it's been my avatar for ages, so I just had to try it.

Thanks for the tutorial Jake - and may I say I love your other work as well :D.
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#24 Theon|804

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:21 PM

I'm also new to this (this tut being my first attempt at using Paint.NET), although, I found my attempt fairly successful. =3 This is the result I got:

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Although, I had difficulty getting my logo to look right. =\ I don't know how to extract a logo (like the halflife logo jake used) and make it so that the logo is the only thing that is pasted onto the layer. >_> I used paint at first to try and get the logo, but I couldn't get the background 'behind' the logo to be transparent.. I had to make my own. Also, how do I use the align image effect? I can't find it. Nor can I find the color filler plugin.. I had to use the paintbucket.
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#25 thejester24

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:53 PM

theon, you can do that by going to layers on the toolbar on the top of the window and then go down to where it says Import from file. Then open the image file you want to use as the layer.
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Private: Commander
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Private: Permission to fire Sir
Commander: Permission granted
BANG BANG BANG!!!


#26 comagoosie

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:12 PM

4- With the lasso select tool select half of the outline.

In the picture it looks as if exactly half has been selected, as in he didn't have to manually go down the halfway mark.

My question is did he use a technique or does he just have a steady hand?
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#27 Theon|804

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:02 PM

Jester- That's my problem. I can't find a way to save just the logo as a file. I went to google for a relicnews logo pic, and they all have backgrounds. I have no way to save just the 'r' and the text.

Comagoosie- I noticed that too. :? I pressed Shift or Ctl while using the lasso to draw that straight of a line, but neither worked. =p

EDIT: *w00t*! =D I asked a guy on another site (RelicNews, the one I found out about Paint.NET on), and he said use the Magic Wand tool. =D It worked wonders. Now I got an awesome avatar.
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#28 jake2k

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:36 AM

4- With the lasso select tool select half of the outline.

In the picture it looks as if exactly half has been selected, as in he didn't have to manually go down the halfway mark.

My question is did he use a technique or does he just have a steady hand?


Start on the outside corner of the outline and go around to the opposite corner, the line down the middle will show up automatically with the lasso tool ;)
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#29 comagoosie

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:58 PM

Start on the outside corner of the outline and go around to the opposite corner, the line down the middle will show up automatically with the lasso tool ;)

ROFL, I can't believe it, I was wondering why I could do it the first time but not the next. I guess I wasn't using my head :lol:

Thanks a million for jumpstarting my brain.

Now I am sure I look real cool 8)
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#30 Theon|804

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:46 PM

Oh. XD That's how he did it. Awesome.

I have another question, Sir Jake of Awesome. If you look at my avatar, you'll notice that there are tiny white corners outside each rounded corner of the square. How do I go about making those invisible? I want to use the same technique to modify a signature I made similar to jester's. See how the FireFox logo extends past the top and bottom edges of the box it's above? How did he do that without having big white borders outside the box?
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#31 iKid

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:48 PM

I know I'm not

Sir Jake of Awesome


But viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3172
Theres a Tut on it. :)
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#32 Theon|804

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 04:12 PM

XD Hey, thanks much, Sir iKid the Fantastic. I'll be using that technique to its full ability now.
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#33 Scyphrex

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:29 AM

Good tut.. I played around with it a little so mine didnt turn out as well.
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#34 pablo.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:28 PM

Here's mine:
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Cool tut, by the way :]
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#35 yugular

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for nice tutorial. Looks good and I already tried it. I couldn't figure out how to do the step3 properly, propably because I started using paint.net this week and never done any graphics before and my english is not fluent. So I am kindly asking more specific instructions if its possible. :oops:

1. What is the best way to do the inner outline in step3? ( Is it the white line right next to the black outline?)
2. Also question about step5. Am I right if I say it sort of "removes" part of the white inner outline made in step3?

I will try this on Sunday or Monday and post the result.
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#36 Taco_Mainiac

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:17 PM

Wow this is easy even for me (look at my posts to see how long i've used this...). i'ma go do this now... :mrgreen:
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My sig is currently under constuction.... :)

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#37 Ocho

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:37 AM

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#38 St.Jim

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:39 PM

Excellent tutorial! It is well written and easy to follow (Like all your other tutorials :D)
Here is my try at it:
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New! Forget the Windows orb, think Windows square!
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#39 asian_skillz

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:46 AM

Omigoshi, this is a nice tut!!!! I'm gonna use this for my avatar. Thanx! :D
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#40 Mobst3r

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:20 AM

how do u round the square off?
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