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  1. 13 points
    Recently I took a picture of a deer standing next to my garage: Unfortunately, the deer was slightly out of focus and the ground is also blurry. In order to fix the photograph, I did a TON of research and I came up with the best way to sharpen a blurry photograph. I will now share my technique with you. Here are the absolute best steps to sharpen a photograph: Step 1: Take another photograph. Make sure the object is in focus this time. If possible, use a tripod to hold the camera still. Results: As you can see, the deer is now in focus and the ground is no longer blurry. You may think that using the "Photo > Sharpen" effect will fix blurry photographs and it will to a small degree. However, you can trust me for I have done the research: the absolute BEST way to sharpen a blurry photograph is to take another photograph! Just be sure to hold the camera still, increase your aperture setting, and focus properly this time. I hope this tutorial helps you.
  2. 12 points
    Shepard Fairey to create a poster "Hope" used the original manner of creating image in the style of Pop Art Let us try to create a portrait in same, or close to this manner. Open the suitable image. I used a fragment of a photo of Nicolas Cage. With any method accessible to you (with tools of selection the Magic Wand, Lasso Select) select a background and delete it (keys Ctrl+X). Apply to the image AA's_Assistant effect (Effects -> Object -> AA's_Assistant) with default settings. Convert your color image to black-and-white (keys Ctrl+Shift+G). If your image was black-and-white this step can be passed through. Apply to the image Advanced Greyscale (Effects -> Advanced Greyscale) or Advanced Greyscale effect (Effects -> Photo -> Advanced Greyscale) with the settings like in pictures below. As a result we have such image: With the Magic Wand select the sections of the image shown in a picture below. Copy the selection (keys Ctrl+C). Add a new layer (keys Ctrl+Shift+N) and paste selection into it. Set the color to #AAAAAA in the Colors window. Apply Lines/Grid effect to a copy of a layer with the settings shown in a picture. Switch to the Background layer. Run Gradient Mapping effect (Adjustments -> Gradient Mapping). Right-click on the left marker of a gradient bar and choose Change Color in the drop-down list. In the new dialog box enter #00202F in the field under a color wheel, click OK. Right-click on a gradient bar and choose Add Color in the drop down list. In the dialog box enter #E01825 in the field under a color wheel, click OK. Right-click again on a gradient bar more to the right of the left marker and choose Add Color. Add color #7498A4. Change color of the most right marker to #FDE5A9. Right-click on a gradient bar and choose Spread in the drop down list - all markers will be arranged with equal intervals. Check the box Prerserve Alpha. Click on the list under a gradient bar and choose Save current as preset. In the appeared dialog box enter a name of preset (I named it Pop_Art_Hope) and click OK. Note: you can download this preset (see below). Place it in a folder paint.net User Files\Effect Presets\Gradient Mapping. If this folder is not present, run a Gradient Mapping effect - the folder will be created automatically. Note: changing the colors of gradients, their amount and position of markers you will influence directly result necessary for you. Download: Pop_Art_Hope.zip Remove selection, switch to the Layer 2 and merge both layers. Add a New Layer (keys Ctrl+Shift+N) and move it below the Background layer. With Rectangle Select tool select a rectangle. Set the color to #7498A4 in the Colors window. Fill the selected area with Paint Bucket tool. Invert selection (keys Ctrl+I) and fill the left part of a layer by color #FF6868. Remove selection and merge both layers. Our portrait is ready! One more method. For this method, I used a photo of Bruce Willis. Delete the background and use the AA's Assistant effect as described above. Apply to the image Majority Color Effect by MadJik. Set the color mode in Reduce to primal colors. With the controls Radius of analyse and Color tolerance level achieve the desired image. Apply Gradient Mapping effect with one of the presets from Pop_Art package and finish work as it is described above. Note: All settings described in this tutorial are approximate and depend on image size and the desirable end result. Вариант на русском языке: Портрет в манере HOPE.
  3. 12 points
    ::keywords::edges|shading|halo|gossamer|cobwebs|outlines ::Menu::Effects/Iterative lines ::Original release date:: 10th of February 2015 ::Author:: Red ochre (John Robbins) ::dll name:: Gossamer Works on both Pdn 3.5.11 (old) & Pdn 4.0.5(current). Firstly, thank you to my fellow dwarves, TechnoRobbo and Ego Eram Reputo, for their help testing and useful suggestions. This effect works in two stages. Step 1: shows the 'edge' pixels it has found as red dots on a black background. Step 2: Draws lines from one edge pixel to another, with a choice of distance, colour and opacity. NOTE: if there are a large number of 'edge' pixels found or the number of lines per pixel is large, it can be very slow. However under normal usage it only takes a few seconds. Here is the .dll and below are some examples with screenshots of settings. Please post any images you make using it in this thread. I'd love to see what you can all make with it! Enjoy. Gossamer is now in my V10 plugin pack here: Red ochre v10 plugin pack
  4. 12 points
    Name: Organigram Description: Renders simple relationship diagrams or organizational charts. Keywords: Organigram | flowchart | chart | diagram Menu: Render Original release date: 14 December 2016 Last update: 05 March 2017 .dll name: Organigram.dll Compatibility: Tested on Pdn 4.0.13 Psssst. Hey Buddy. You need a diagram? Try this...... Organigram renders simple relationship diagrams or organizational charts. All charts have the 'wheel' structure shown above with a central shape surrounded by other shapes. There are eight shapes to choose from. Note: all shapes in a chart will be the same selected type. New Controls (05 March 2017)! Render Spokes: deselect to stop spokes from being drawn. Render Center Bubble: deselect to stop central shape from being drawn. Spoke Length Increment: Use a value (+/-) to increase or decrease successive spoke lengths. Spoke Angle Increment: Use a value (+/-) to increase or decrease the successive spoke angles. This plugin is found in my Plugin Pack:
  5. 12 points
    The RULES Also read the: Pictorium Guidelines before posting in The Pictorium Tutorial Posting Guidelines before publishing a tutorial Tutorial Replying Guidelines before replying to any tutorials You must read these rules, and you must abide by them. They are mandatory. The rules are not 'recommended reading'. They are important for keeping the forum organized, productive, and awesome. We reserve the right to lock posts, delete posts, remove avatars, edit signatures, and ban users for not following these rules, or for any other reason at our discretion. NOTE: All rules except #2 and #22 apply both in the main forum and in private messages. Report violations to a moderator. 0) This rules list is subject to revision and updates. We will try to be as fair as possible about it, however. I'll put the last revision date in the post title for convenience. 1) Before you ask for or about ANYTHING: 1. 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  6. 11 points
    Hello and Welcome I've been playing around with Paint.Net for about three years. The bulk of my work is made from fantastic tutorials written by great artists. I may have a few photo manipulations but I credit the majority of my work to the friendly people who make up this forum. A special thanks to Rick for writing this awesome program. Please enjoy and you are welcome to give me your opinion (good or bad). I have been urged to post this video! I was looking for something to do and found Paint.Net. This video was my very first project, before I knew about plugins and before I knew there was a forum that could guide me. I took hundreds of pictures and included the model cars that I built years ago. First I made a gif and got bored with it so I made it into a movie and put in sound effects using Windows Movie Maker.
  7. 11 points
    Anyone interested in a decent basketball map? Basketball_Big_texture.png.zip
  8. 11 points
    And now ................. time for another Gem .
  9. 11 points
    Here is a variation of my SOTW #162 entry (Art Nouveau); an 'enameled' brooch. Hope you all enjoy it!
  10. 10 points
    It's more convenient to download a frame from the internet, but for those who want to have fun... I am sure there are much simpler methods than the one below. I apologize for my bad English. Plugins needed: Object Align Polar Transformation 1. Start with a new canvas by 800x800px. 2. Add a new layer then draw a black horizontal line (press and hold Shift key) on entire canvas and a little in outside. In the Effect menu click on Object Align and choose Align Both. 3. Make the same thing like in the step 2, but for vertical line. Now click on Merge Layer Down button or press Ctrl+M keys. We have now a centered "crosshair" layer. 4. Add a new layer and move it down. 5. In the Colors floating window click on More>> button.Type in the Hex box: 7F0000. Click on swap Colors button and type in the Hex box: E2CD7F. Click on <<Less button. 6. In the Tools floating window click on Ellipse then draw a circle (press and hold Shift key). Click on Move Selection tool and move the circle to centered. Press G (gradient) an choose radial. 7. Left click on the center of crosshair and draw a radial shape from the center to the edge of the circle. Press Enter, Ctrl+D or Esc key to deselect. In the Effect menu click on Object Align and choose Align Both. Delete "crosshair" layer. 8. In the Effects menu click on Distort and choose Polar Inversion with following settings: You get a ring. 9. In the Effects menu click again on Distort and choose Polar Transformation with following settings: 10. In the Tools floating window click on Move Selected Pixels activate the rullers and resize to half = 400px (press and hold Shift key) and then (release Shift key) stretch it to the right. Duplicate the layer. Go to Layers menu and click on Rotate/Zoom... and rotate with 90°. 11. Now we need to cut the corners at 45°. In the Tools floating window click on Rectangle Select and draw a rectangle.Then press M key twice (Move Selection) press and hold Shift key and right click on the corner of selection and rotate in 15 degrees steps Look in to bottom of the window (Angle = 45°). Cut the selection. Select bottom layer and repeat the actions. 12. Make Background layer invisible then flatten limage (Ctrl+Shift+F). 13. Duplicate the layer, flip orizontal, cut the corner, Merge Layer Down. 14. Duplicate the layer, flip vertical, cut the corners,( both layers - Top and Bottom). 15. Merge Layer Down. You can use Adjustments>>Conditional Hue / Saturation plug in to change colours or Effects>>Color>>Metallize plug in. You can use a wood texture in another layer and set the blend mode to overlay.
  11. 10 points
    TechnoRobbo's TreeMaker This plugin came out of a conversation between Red Ochre and myself on different approaches of the algorithm that could be used on Red Ochre's Dryad. This was an example I offered up and I was not going to publish it since Dryad did the job in a much more creative way. Red urged me to post it,since it presented the users with an alternative. So here it is. Update v1.0.3 increased adjustment range Update v1.0.2 Thicker base for realism Menu: Effects -> Iterative Lines The Plugin TRsTreeMaker.zip The VS Source Code for Programmers TRsTreeMakerSrc.zip
  12. 9 points
    Paint.NET is a very useful tool and does everything I needed from Photoshop. Except for one thing: in Photoshop it's possible to adjust the text kerning/spacing. This was not possible in Paint.NET and I couldn't find a plugin for it. So I decided to write one myself! Please let me know of any issues and/or feature requests! Download here: SpacedTextPlugin.zip It's under Effects -> Text Formations -> Spaced Text Tested on Paint.NET 4.0.12 Note: this plugin clears the layer on which it is used. Make sure to create a new layer when using this effect! Features Text spacing adjustment Automatic line wrapping Alignment to left, right or centered Configurable anti-aliasing quality Supports bold, italic and underline styles Renders inside selection Known issues No support for OTF fonts Source code is available from https://github.com/simmetric/Paint.NET-Plugins
  13. 9 points
    Time for more 'Stained Glass'! This is another textured glass piece. Here are (2) variations of the same image. Both have different coloring methods and plugins applied, but I used the Mosaic Maniac Collage plugin on both. That plugin is fabulous. Which one do you like best?? Please let me know!
  14. 9 points
    I present 'King of the Underworld' This was not intended as I was just playing around...and then, I saw 'him' in the abstract, so I ran with it. A bit macabre, I know, but an art creation nonetheless. This piece has thirteen layers (hahaha 13!) How ironic is that? WELCOME..... I hope I didn't scare you.
  15. 9 points
    I just love Red's Vanishing Point!
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    A very simple plugin to render clock. Clock.zip
  18. 8 points
    TechnoRobbo's DistortThis! V2.7.5+ This is a distortion plugin (duh). Version 2.7.0+ adds manual value input and Persistent Data during session. Version 2.6.6 Adds X & Y Symmetry Option (Suggested by Pratyush) Version 2.6.5 Updated Render routine - to avoid potential issues Version 2.6.3 adds more control to Forced Perspective Version 2.6.2 -better preview. - select work area to distort. - better forced perspective Hidden Content: Version 2.5.3 Faster Version 2.5.1 will work with selections Version 2.5.0 Larger interface -Click and Drag Handles - single pixel accuracy Version 2.2 release fixes the full frame bug - allows more free form shapes Version 2.0 for PDN 4.0 Alpha Transparency for Concave Shapes also Faster - Streamlined Hit-Test Algorithm Controls default to Full Screen and Transparency Version 1.5 adds AlphaTransparency to Convex Shapes Version 1.7 allows you to create accurate perspective distortion Normally DistortThis! warps images as if your pulling stretching then corners. When Perspective is on the image is distorted as if it were 3D!!!! Menu: Effects->Distort The controls: V2.6.3 Forced Perspective Forced Perspective works by assuming that the short edge of the target polygon is closer to the vanishing point and the longer edge is closer to the viewer. Sometimes this may not be the case so 2.6.3 introduces the ability to adjust the amount of forced perspective to compensate.. Photo by Dan Petreikis http://commons.wikim..._Stoplights.JPG V 2.5.0 New Interface Video Music by TechnoRobbo The old instructions at you tube: http://youtu.be/cNFHjSDoL0o AlphaTransparency Setting the Checkbox adds Alpha Transparency to any shape. Youtube Instructions for Alpha Transparency: http://youtu.be/vGne-wApXDg Perspective http://youtu.be/763tkM5Zh84 How it works: Distort This! is a texture mapping algorithm that takes a quadrilateral created by the control sliders, subdivides it into polygons, and use a cross product algorithm to find their relative area. The results are used to UV map the image. The VS Source Code for Programmer https://www.dropbox.com/s/0esg7otwc4g8r54/TRsDistortThisSrc.zip?dl=0 The Plug-In v2.7.5 (bug-fix release by @toe_head2001) DistortThis.zip (v2.7.5) DistortThis.zip
  19. 8 points
    And my latest attempt at Glass.
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    A little bit of time to play. Photo self taken of local Marina.
  23. 8 points
    Some icons are from or based on those in the Fugue and Diagona icon sets by Yusuke Kamiyamane, http://www.pinvoke.com Some icons are from or based on those in the Oxygen icon set, http://www.oxygen-icons.org/ Some icons are from or based on those in the Crystal icon set, http://www.everaldo.com/crystal/ Some icons are from the Super Emoticon Pack icon set by BubbleRevolution, http://bubblerevolution.deviantart.com/art/Super-Emoticon-Pack-74967056 Some icons are made by BoltBait.
  24. 7 points
    Thank you everybody for writing all those nice things about my house picture and such ! I'm sorry but I've been out of commission for a while and unable to work at the computer. I don't know how much I can participate in the near future. It's out of my control. I do appreciate all the well wishes though! I feel bad about not being able to comment in peoples galleries as well as mine. I want to thank Red for the Galleria nomination! I'll try to live up to those standards with future work. Thank you very much Pixey for standing in for me! Hearing some of the comments made me feel lots better and your help was much appreciated. Reps later...
  25. 7 points
    EDIT: Slightly modified the colors. EDIT 2: Modified (improved, I hope) colors again.
  26. 7 points
    This is my version of fiery text. The basic idea is to use Clouds, Dents, Red ochre's Furblur, and my Hot Metal Glow. It also uses BoltBait's Paste Alpha. The exact order and settings can be changed to get various effects. For this example: Create a new image. Use Adjustments>Invert Color to make the background black. Add a new (transparent) layer. Make sure it's the top layer. Change the Primary Color to White by switching the Primary and Secondary Colors. Type the text into the new layer. Run Blurs>Furblur with the following settings changed from default: Repetitions: 30 Main Length: 30 Angle Variation: Main Angle Only, Curl Clockwise. Angle variation: Double S-Shape Run Blurs>Motion Blur with the following settings: Angle: 60 Distance: 5 Run Distort>Dents with the following settings: Scale: 12 Refraction: 30 Roughness: 14 Tension: 5 Quality: 3 Add a new Layer. On the new layer, run Render>Clouds with the following setting: Scale: 46 Copy the text layer to the clipboard and make the layer invisible. Make the Cloud layer the active layer. Run Object>Paste Alpha with the following setting: Alpha source: Clipboard alpha Run Color>Hot Metal Glow with the following settings: Incandescence Threshold Temperature: 150 Red temperature: 880 Yellow temperature: 1260 White Temperature: 1400 Red to Orange Shift: 0.544 EDIT: In place of Hot Metal Glow, you can use pyrochild's very flexible Adjustments>Gradient Mapping plugin with the Hot gradient.
  27. 7 points
    I've been playing around with this piece for months trying to get it 'just right'. If I don't publish it now, I never will, so I present another stained glass technique that I think is realistic. Rippled Stained Glass: I hope everyone enjoys it!! I've followed BBQ's suggestion in post #137 and posted a revised image which really makes the butterfly 'pop'!
  28. 6 points
    Red ochre plugin pack 10.1 Released 6th March 2017 Here is an installer (written and kindly shared by Boltbait) This version is for Pdn 4 ONLY InstallRedochrePack10_1.zip Here is the zipped folder of .dlls for more experienced users. All the .dlls should work on both Pdn 3.5.11 and Pdn 4+ except 'ClipDisplaceAA.dll', this will not work on Pdn3.5.11, please use 'ClipDisplace3_5_11.dll' instead. Both .dlls in the zipped folder, please don't install both! Red ochre v10_1 plugin pack.zip ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These plugins are free! However, if you find my plugins and tutorials useful, a $5 donation would be much appreciated! Donate If you'd rather not - that's fine, just post a (decent) picture you have made using them ... or award me a 'rep' point by clicking on the heart button at the lower right of this post (when logged in). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I would like to thank all the programmers here, without which many of these effects would never have been published. Notably:Rick Brewster, Ego Eram Reputo, Boltbait, TechnoRobbo, Null54 and M.J.W. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are the plugins: Aardvark new to pack 10 Tiles an image with choices for reflected and brick tiling, rotation and perspective distortions Co-authored by 'M.J.W.' Menu:Effects/Distort .dll name = Aardvark ArtyThing new to pack 10 Can be used on an image to imitate a range of artistic effects. Menu:Effects/Artistic .dll name = ArtyThing Alpha-threshold Useful for smoothly adjusting transparency gradients. Menu: Effects/Transparency .dll name = AlphaThreshold Object Bevel (previously called Bevel Object) updated from pack 9 Lighting effects for objects Menu:Effects/Object .dll name = ObjectBevel Bezncurve Updated version in pack 10.1 (that doesn't crash Pdn!) Renders curves with 6 control points. Menu:Effects/Render .dll name = Bezncurve ClipDisplace new to pack 10 Uses the clipboard image tone to distort the current layer. Menu:Effects/Distort .dll name = ClipDisplaceAA (for Pdn4 in the installer and the zipped pack) .dll name = ClipDisplace3_5_11(for Pdn 3.5.11 and in the zipped pack) Cobweb Creates lines on an image related to the 'tone gradient' of the image... & stars! Menu:Effects/Artistic .dll name = Cobweb CompoGrids New to pack 10.1 Renders a choice of grids useful as a guide for composition Menu:Effects/Composition .dll name = CompoGrids Composition tool Useful for cropping photos by rule of thirds or golden section Menu: Effects/Photo .dll name = Compotool contour Splits an image into bands based on the tone value, with a variety of colouring options Menu: Effects/Artistic .dll name = contour Cuboids new to pack 10 Turns an image into cubes, with adjustable lighting. Menu: Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = Cuboids Dryad (can now use linear gradients) updated from pack 9 Creates realistic trees, plants and fractal patterns. Menu: Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = Dryad Earths and greys Simplifies an image based on tonal value and will colour it with a choice of palettes. Menu: Effects/Color .dll name = Earths&Greys Facet new to pack 10 Changes an image into pyramids with adjustable lighting. Menu:Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = Facet Flourish New to pack 10.1 Renders double spiral shapes. Menu:Effects/Render .dll name = Flourish FurBlur Blurs/Trails random fibres onto an image to produce hair, fur and grass textures. Menu:Effects/Blurs .dll name = FurBlur Gears new to pack 10 Renders a wide variety of gear wheel, cog and pulley shapes. Menu:Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = Gears Gossamer new to pack 10 Finds and highlights image edges with fine lines. Menu:Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = Gossamer Gradients galore! (Many new gradient shapes added) updated from pack 9 Wide choice of moveable gradients, with dithering and HSV options. Menu: Effects/Render .dll name = Gradientsgalore helix Renders spiral and helix shapes and colourful gradients. Menu:Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = Helix Highlight Produces a range of adjustable twinkly things, water glints, flares and rainbows. Menu: Effects/Render .dll name = highlightv2 MultiSpline new to pack 10 Draws close spaced splines randomly or from the source image Menu: Effects/Iterative lines .dll name: MultiSpline New Clipwarp Wraps the clipboard image around an object based on its tone gradient. Good for glass, metal and water. Menu:Effects/Tools .dll name = ClipWarpNew Noise choice Allows you to blend noise with the image, on objects or on a transparent layer. Menu: Effects/Noise .dll name = noisechoice Object2colour Allows you to blend a colour with the objects original colour and 'clean' the transparent areas. Menu: Effects/Object .dll name = Object2colour Object edges Simply produces a range of outline/bevel effects on objects. Menu: Effects/Object .dll name = Objectedge Overblur Changes the value of the Gaussian blur applied. Useful for sharpening or producing halo effects and can be constrained to the object only. Menu: Effects/Blurs .dll name = overblur Poster New to pack 10.1 Creates a poster effect using the average colours in the image. Menu: Effects/Composition .dll name = Poster Psychocolour One slider produces a range of psychedelic effects. Also useful for giving colour to black and white images. Menu: Effects/Color .dll name = Psychocolour Recolour choice Different algorithms to isolate or change selected colours. Menu: Effects/Color .dll name = recolourchoice Selection2clear Makes the current selection transparent without deselecting. Useful for erasing on different layers. Menu: Effects/Transparency .dll name = selection2clear Scintillate Inverts an images colours in a chequered pattern. Can produce Moire patterns. Menu:Effects/Stylize .dll name = Scintillate Scribble Imitates various hand-drawn styles. Menu:Effects/Artistic .dll name = Scribble Note! the version in the pack may cause problems with very high d.p.i. machines. If so please try the version here:beta Scribble slinky Renders ellipses along a path. Menu:Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = Slinky Squirkle Produces a range of shapes from diamond, through circles, squirkles ellipses and rounded rectangles. Menu: Effects/Render .dll name = squirkle Squirklewarp Powerful distortion tool useful for glass spheres, water ripples and recursive images. Menu: Effects/Distort .dll name = squirklewarp StringAndPin and CalliColour Colourful Patterns Menu: Effects/Iterative lines .dll name = StringAndPin .dll name = CalliColour Table new to pack 10 An alternative way to render tables and grids Menu:Effects/Render .dll name = Table Two Tone Threshold Useful for creating black & white images. Menu:Adjustments .dll name = TwoToneThreshold Vanishing Point New to pack 10.1 Renders two triangular perspective lines. Useful as a guide layer. Menu:Effects/Composition .dll name = VanishPoint ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOT in the pack ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They either haven't been added to the pack yet or have been removed. They can be found here: Tweak edges Detects abrupt changes in tone, producing outlines. Menu: Effects/Artistic .dll name = Tweakedges Tweakedges.zip Tweak transparency Clipwarp (old version)
  29. 6 points
    Just fooling around again, testing some new shapes I made and came up with this. I think it looks very much like a cheap plastic suncatcher from the dollar store. Please enjoy my 'Cheap Plastic Suncatcher'
  30. 6 points
    Well This is a hot as I get ....
  31. 6 points
    Ran across this tut while browsing the forum. Easy to understand and the result, I think, is fantastic! Here's my attempt... I replaced the gray background with a radial rainbow and set the opacity to about 110, so as not to overwhelm the text. Great job!
  32. 5 points
    i want to thank everybody and this forum. i tried many options and finally decided on a dog's version of heaven with grassy meadows and a light flare effect. thanks again everyone for your help and ideas and all the tutorials on the forum.
  33. 5 points
    Before we get started on installation instructions, please read this NOTE ABOUT SOURCING PLUGINS: All reputable Paint.NET plugins are released via this forum. Either get them from here, or from links posted here. DO NOT TRUST PLUGINS FROM ANYWHERE ELSE. Please - it's for your own good. In addition, please do not post any links to third-party sites hosting Paint.NET plugins. This means that if (1) you don't own the site and the plugin, or (2) it isn't a link to forums.getpaint.net, don't post the link. To locate plugins by name or author, or to download the free listings (updated monthly) - see Ego Eram Reputo's Award-Winning Plugin Index. If you have already downloaded plugins from another source: Remove and uninstall all files you have downloaded from that site. Update your antivirus software's malware definitions. Run a "full" or "complete" scan with your antivirus software. Report the site to one of the moderators on this forum so we can consider whether to take action against it. You should follow these steps as soon as possible. It may take some time, but it will save you lots of recovery time later. Finally, if you see a suspicious link on this forum, don't click it. Report it to a moderator immediately via the "Report" link at the bottom of the post so that we can keep the links on this forum as trustworthy as possible. We can help tell you whether it is legitimate or not. Now, back to your regularly-scheduled plugin installation instructions. -The Mod Team --- I think this is a good Idea, Rick may not, but in this section there should be a stickied or at least a thread for installing plugins, there are a bunch in general discussion, and it should be covered here, if the creator didn't give instructions. Download the file, I personally save to desktop, then extract, move the extracted file to my desktop, then close the windows. Go to My Computer, then find C Local Disk Find Program files, and find Paint.NET, and find effects, place the .dll file in there, if it is a filetype, find filetypes in the paint.NET folder. If you have paint.net open while you install it, close it and open it again to access it. Additional help: How to install Paint.NET plugins (A step-by-step guide, with pictures!) not to be confused with... How to install palette files
  34. 5 points
    [seen running in the studio....] Hay am I too late- the dog ate-er- I mean, I worked all night......
  35. 5 points
    Legendary musician Chuck Berry dead at 90 Rest in peace!!!
  36. 5 points
    Q: do you want a realistic image of a person or a cartoon one? If you're going for realism, I think the legs are too short for the body, but the knees too high. I also think the shape of the legs is wrong (trust me I know what I'm talking about here). Ref the demo image below: Arms: I've set the shoulder back and extended the upper arm. The elbow & forearm are flexed - slightly more than the upper arm. Chest: Slightly deeper and more rounded. Waist: dragged in to give some more shape to the torso. Torso: shortened. Legs: reshaped & repositioned. People don't stand on their heels - so the feet have been shifted back approx half their length. I've given him some 'meat' in his legs (arms too) to beef him up. Gif: before & after.
  37. 5 points
  38. 5 points
    I have tried both Mixgoom's and MJW's methods and not only on text. I'm aware I probably need to work more on the details, but I think my preliminary tests are approximately acceptable. I believe the combination of Furblur and Dents provides more realism to either chosen method. Follows what I did. With Mixgoom's method (plus some Furblur + Dents): With MJW's method:
  39. 5 points
  40. 5 points
    Well, I'm going to geek out for a bit here if I might. One of the greatest TV shows of all time is making a return! I had to, I just had to. I regret nothing!
  41. 5 points
    Organigram has had a little update, with a handful of new options: Render Spokes: deselect to stop spokes from being drawn. Render Center Bubble: deselect to stop central shape from being drawn. Spoke Length Increment: Use a value (+/-) to increase or decrease successive spoke lengths. Spoke Angle Increment: Use a value (+/-) to increase or decrease the successive spoke angles. These make it possible to create spiral charts like this:
  42. 5 points
    Good evening; Here is a plugin that I use to create logos; I share it if you want to try it. On the other hand it is in French, if really you find it interesting I will try to translate it. For the plugin you can add as much annotation as you want to your image, then to apply an effect to your text you have to be careful that it is selecting :: The plugin is in Effect ----> CreaText ------> CreaLogo There it is, thanks Rogers.dll
  43. 5 points
    Photo of the Wife jogging in the rain while I sit in the warmth
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  45. 5 points
    People are usually shocked as soon as they find out I'm not really an electrician
  46. 5 points
    Plugins Required TR's Edge Fader Extreme TR's Export Selection TR's Custom Random Filler Fish Eye Plugin Click on "FullScreen" for best viewing experience
  47. 4 points
    Been playing around with this for a while, and decided to try it on a Lamborghini Gallardo. Didn't turn out too badly methinks. P.S. Sorry if image doesn't work; never posted one before. Lambo2.pdn
  48. 4 points
    Quite an obscure gem. ☼♪
  49. 4 points
    Thank you for the tutorial, I really hadn´t used Gradient Mapping before :).
  50. 4 points
    I made something quick you can try, colors are not exactly as yours but similar. Your pattern is a repetition of those 4 tiles so I created them, then is easier to tile later as you wish. I made original shapes in grey color, I find it easier to recolor and adjust later that way. I filled the new layer with color and used Rotate/Zoom. I filled the 2nd new layer with color and used Rotate/Zoom again, even more zoom in. 3rd new layer I used Filled Ellipse to create the circle. And ran AA´s Assistant afterwards on default settings to make the circle smoother. Then I ran Object Align on all layers to make sure the shapes are all in center. Now I used Tile Image on all 3 layers. After that I used Select tool and colored the shapes, I used Color Filter. Then Outline Object to get the small border around on all 3 layers, merge the 3 layers and the tile is ready. Now one can use Tile Image to repeat it as one wishes. Or Layers - Rotate/Zoom with Tiling buttton checked.