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  2. Quick Sand

    It was ... and is now ... or is it ? Thanks @MJW. I was going for metal (ish) but I think you're right - more stone (ish) I think I've finally grasped it. I was looking at it all wrong. If Planetoid is Clouds on steroids then Texture Shader is Diffuse/ Specular/ TG Angle on steroids ... and that's in no way a knock at any other plugins ... all got their very good uses in different ways. *** This is on topic really, because I'm working towards using Texture Shader to do one version of embossing/ engraving the sand
  3. You could try out one of my tutorials, "Solar Atmosphere", more precisely part B. In short, you'll want to create a narrow bright band of light going round the edge. For example (like, a very rough example): Hopefully this technique will help, it isn't perfect mind you.
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  5. Space Art.

    Love the pulsar, something you don't see very often with space art. Keep the ideas coming!
  6. Filter Forge 7.0 is released

    One more idea -- how to create a decorated background using Filter Forge 1. Create a new image. 2. Fill it with any color you like. 3. Paint a nice nonsense with a couple of matching colors. 4. Open Filter Forge and apply Sketchy Painting (download it here). You can experiment with other filters: Gouache by Mike Blackney Mess Painter by lipebianc Paint HDRtist by lipebianc Van Gogh Flow Impasto by Darrell Plank Dabber v0.7 by Skybase Patterned Dithering by inujima
  7. Filter Forge 7.0 is released

    A simple and quick guide on how to use Filter Forge. 1. Open any image in Paint.Net 2. Go to Effects -> 8bf Filter -> Filter Forge 7 - > Run Filter 3. Now you see Filter Forge 7 window with your image in it. You can choose any filter from the upper left area. But I'd recommend you to start with Watercolor Painting: you can find it in the Effects -> Creative folder or with the help of the search line. 4. When you found an appropriate filter or just found Watercolor Painting -- click Apply. You get a result like this: By the way, nice to meet you. That's me and my family. 5. When you are bored to use all the preinstalled filters, go to our Filter Library. There are 12k+ effects and textures to explore. That was the simples way to use Filter Forge. But it also can generate procedural textures, patterns, it has tons of frames and you can create any type of the filter yourself usinf the Filter Editor (don't be shy, it is node-based). If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  8. Brush Filter v1.0 (November 21st, 2017)

    Tested and it doesn't work for me with custom brushes despite I've added the folder for them. In BrushFactory it works well.
  9. Filter Forge 7.0 is released

    Thank you for the additions. To have Filter Forge working with Paint.NET you don't necessarily need to download the PSFilterPdn plugin. We've included it to our installer so Filter Forge installs smoothly and without any help. Though we should tell @null54 thanks because his plugin made the official support possible.
  10. You had problems here before because of your special kind of "texting". I think, it's time to grow up and change your behaviour. Collect your ideas and wishes in ONE posting, make clear, what you want and give up those wait-hold-on-I'm-curious-garbage. Keep in mind, that some people here spend their time to understand and help you.
  11. That's a fair point on the silhouette I used. From a bulbous nose to pert ... ... and a thinner outline like dipstick used looks better too
  12. Was going to recommend DropShadow, but welsh beat me to it...
  13. I suggest perhaps deleting the silhouette instead of the background, then running the outline plugin so that the outline extends inward rather than outward. Finally, add a lower white layer and merge down. I think making the outline extend inward often preserves the shape better; though which works better will depend on the object's shape.
  14. There is a couple of ways but one I've used is: 1. If your silhouette is surrounded by white - run the Grim Colour Reaper plugin to remove the background 2. Adjustments >>> Invert Colours (Ctrl + Shift + I) 3. Use one of the Outline plugins From Here - I used Outline Object but the choice is there to use whichever - Drop Shadow works too ... without any blur
  15. Brush Filter v1.0 (November 21st, 2017)

    Dude. I have been waiting for this since you announced it! Of course I'm going to be out of town until Friday...fnord. Ah well, looks like great fun when I get home; thank you!
  16. Quick Sand

    That's certainly an impressively solid-looking image, welshblue! I feel like I could reach out and touch the stones. It makes me think of the bottom of the ocean.
  17. @RMSTITANIC, I think a star by definition has a gaseous body, ergo no rock to be liquefied. Although I suppose technically, if a rock body were under enough pressure to liquefy it might become gaseous enough...ummm.... @Drydareelin, haalp!!!
  18. Hello. Here's an example image of silhouette: What I am looking for is to have everything white inside but have dark outline with specific width in px if possible. I tried outline tool but it gives curvy and pixelated result. Thanks
  19. Space Art.

    I like your style (big fan of astronomy, I am). That's a fine pulsar!
  20. Hello, Here's the example stock photo where I want to cut out the man and transform it from graphic to vector: Then have a black outline and color space will be white, like this: Thanks!
  21. Pixey's Gallery ~ Thanksgiving 2017 ~

    @Pixey that's a beautiful stained glass piece! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!
  22. Overview This plugin is my remake of TR's Dodge and Burn. It uses dynamic brush support from Brush Factory. Select an effect, select a brush, set whatever brush behavior settings you want, and draw where you want the effect to apply. It's like drawing to reveal the filtered image. Above you can see the range of effects that Brush Filter supports, none of which bothered to make use of the dynamic brush support, so there's definitely more you can do. Interface This plugin is full-screen when run and looks like this: There are four tabs. The default one is on the left and you can click the names of the other tabs to switch to them. Each tab has its own settings. The first tab shows static brush settings (non-dynamic behavior). The second lets you choose the effect to apply. The third shows dynamic behavior settings. The last includes options like rotating the brush with the mouse, enabling symmetry, setting the smoothing mode, or setting custom brush locations so you don't have to import all your brushes every time. For a comprehensive overview of how Brush Filter works, see Github. Installing After downloading the zipped .dll file, you will have to extract the file somewhere, then move it to the Effects folder of your Paint.Net installation, which for me is at C:/Program Files/ Put it in the Effects folder, then restart Paint.Net. You will see it under the Tools submenu of your Effects menu: Adding Brushes If you want to have extra brushes available, consider making a dedicated folder for it, then adding that folder to the custom brush locations in the 'other' tab of brush filter. Some additional brushes (heart, lightning, leaf, etc.) are available here: Extra Download: Source code: How-To:
  23. Quick Sand

    Welshy - your posted URL ^^ is not returning your image??
  24. OptiPNG might help. For JPEG, you can specify increased compression when you save the image.
  25. Space Art.

    Pulsar now! *this one is a smaller version, the original is 6400 by 6400*
  26. I have a photo that is 163. mb and I need it to be smaller. How do I do that? The size, pixels, 5100 by 3000 needs to stay the same. Thanks, Pat
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