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#1 Banana

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:11 PM

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 ..

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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)
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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.

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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")

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

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

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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

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Theres your finished product! You now have a cool sig backround or wallpaper. Have fun with this!
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#2 himself22

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

instead of just this:

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

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:00 PM

I would use the random lines plugin
here:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22067



Well you could do that, but if you want a certian "pattern", you would make it yourself :mrgreen: .
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#4 Gazek

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:08 PM

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

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:43 AM

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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#6 mcamp14

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:39 AM

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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#7 Yob Smoke

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:08 AM

How do you change it from straight line to curve?
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#8 Curmudgeon

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:44 AM

How do you change it from straight line to curve?


Try reading this page about the line tool: Click Here
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#9 CharleX

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:29 AM

I only based it on one color to keep it simple.
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#10 rtargo20

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:51 PM

Lot of Fun !!!

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#11 nell68crab

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:31 PM

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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#12 Sarkut

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

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:


You can reach the Help file from Paint.NET, when connected to the Internet,
by pressing F1 on your keyboard.

Edited by Sarkut, 06 April 2010 - 06:12 PM.

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#13 1Austin1

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:21 PM

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It definetly belongs here. Not that that's a bad thing, it's super cool.
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:17 AM

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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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

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, 07 April 2014 - 10:11 AM.

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#16 david.atwell

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

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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