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Today, we're going to make something similar to this ...

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Ok, first, your going to want to make a bunch of random lines like so ..

ex1.jpg

Use a size 2 line tool. Just be yourself with it. Go crazy. Feel free to add some pencil and change the line size/color is you want to experiment.

Next, invert colors. (Adjustmets> Invert Colors (Pretty self explanitory))

Then, make a glow with these settings (Again, feel free to experiment)

ex2.jpg

Then make a new layer :AddNewLayer:

Change the blending mode on the new layer to "Reflect"

Then, pick a primary and secondary color of your liking (I chose green and red) and make a gradient.

ex3.jpg

I used radial. It doesnt matter what you use. Make it what you like.

Then chose a blending mode where there is no backround color (I chose "Overlay")

ex4.jpg

Then, you can mess around with Hue/Saturation and your done!

(I chose "Fade vertical" to give it a rainbow look)

ex5.jpg

EDIT: Merge the layer down and then duplicate it. Make a gaussian blur of about 14, then set the blending mode to Color Dodge. This will give it a cool webbed effect

ex6.jpg

Theres your finished product! You now have a cool sig backround or wallpaper. Have fun with this!

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instead of just this:

Ok, first, your going to want to make a bunch of random lines like so ..

...

Use a size 2 line tool. Just be yourself with it. Go crazy. Feel free to add some pencil and change the line size/color is you want to experiment.

I would use the random lines plugin

here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22067

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I'm impressed by this tut. Doesn't really fall into "Newbie PlayGround".

It was first in "Creations". It was moved here lol.

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I really like this tutorial. I found that combining the random lines plugin and manual lines/curves made a really nice effect. Also, when using the random lines it is better to do it twice, once with curves and once with lines.

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This is my first time to this site as I only just downloaded Paint.net. I don't believe this is a Newbie Tutorial for the following reasons...

You haven't explained HOW TO make a glow; change blending modes, pick primary and secondary colours, fade vertical or merge and duplicate.

I got lost at Step 2 and couldn't go any further. Shame - I actually liked this effect :cry:

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nell68crab,

Access the Glow Effect from the top menu:

Effects > Photo > Glow

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Changing blending modes:

Layers Window

Layers and Blend Modes

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Pick Primary and Secondary colors:

Colors Window

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Merge and Duplicate Layers:

Layers Window

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Conditional Hue/Saturation is part of Evan's Effects:

Evan's Effects

After the plugin has been installed, it can be accessed this way:

Adjustments > Conditional Hue/Saturation

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Download the plugin file, then copy/paste it (EOEffects.dll)

into your Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects folder.

Best to do this while Paint.NET is closed.

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This shows the settings to change from default for a Vertical Fade:

Hidden Content:
condhue01rsz01.jpg

You can reach the Help file from Paint.NET, when connected to the Internet,

by pressing F1 on your keyboard.

Edited by Sarkut
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I think this is a nice tutorial but found it quite hard to go as not having much knowledge on paint.net.I am happy atleast I tried this and finally finished up with this effect.This effect really looks cool and now I am going to try out new things with this effect.

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Could you restore the images for this thread please, especially since the plugin settings are in the images. Without images this tutorial is useless.

Edited by Rusecorbelia
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The user who wrote this hasn't been online since the forum move almost five years ago.  I doubt he'll be back.

 

Agreed, it's of no use now.  Locked.

 

Incidentally, this really probably shouldn't have been a tutorial in the first place.  It's something that can really be accomplished by using the random lines plugin and playing around with effects (which means that it breaks a tutorial publishing rule).  I'd recommend playing around with it yourself and seeing what cool things you can come up with!

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