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  1. 8 points
    100% PDN. @Red ochre's Seascape tute and Tone Gradient Angle, @welshblue's cliff rock, some helpful tutorials from @Maximilian, @Ego Eram Reputo's Which Symbol Plus, plus what seems like half the plugins @BoltBait and @KrisVDM invented...and a lot of Norwegian pride and love. Both sides of my family hail from the Hardangerfjord (about 20 miles apart!), so that's where I chose to set the piece. Hrafna is the feminine form of Hrafn, Old Norse for raven--and as I think I've mentioned, blackbirds are extremely special to me. Lots of love to my PDN "family" for helping me build my confidence! @Rick Brewster, you deserve all the good luck for creating this software and this community. I think I need coffee now.
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    Here's my first 'spacescape'....I call it Starbirth. You never know what is going on inside those nebulas...
  4. 6 points
    Trump visits the tower and look what happens ! @Red ochre Looks like your plugin is making around the world! Well done to another great plugin
  5. 6 points
    I'm still looking for the egg .
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    @LionsDragonI do like koi images. There is something intrinsically elegant (to steal your words) about koi fish. 2 new ones that I completed after them sitting for about a year in my "to finish" box. The outline for the ducks was made with Curly Lines. An experiment really & from that came My Lobster's in Love - Polar Inversion Plus. Mandarin Ducks My Lobster's in Love
  8. 4 points
    @BlastWave The battle continues........... Fell for the trap. Red squadron of F-20 Tigersharks did their job drawing your front line to the battlefield. And then - out of nowhere - My Blue team of Horten 229s appear - (have not been seen in aerial combat since their design back in 44. Any chance against the upgraded 21st century version is impossible. While your naval fighter wing attempts to evade my 229s - the red squadron moves on to continue their attack knowing there is a carrier out there somewhere. Better hope they don't spot it and call out my green squadron. LOL
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    This plugin should be pinned. Great fun, thank you for this, here's my try.
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    Thank you @dipstick for the 'ObjectEdge' suggestion! It solved a problem I was having achieving a certain effect. @Red ochre ....yes, you definitely have to use "EdgeShader' on the text first before 'TG Angle' will work! Thank you, again for a wonderful plugin! Your plugin and Dippy's suggestions are the solution to PS's 'hard-chisel bevel' and 'satin' double contour.
  13. 4 points
    I made this plugin to get rid of random ink blots on scanned pages. There are two modes, one builds clusters of pixels outside tolerance of the secondary color, the other builds clusters of pixels within tolerance of the primary color. If the cluster is within the size thresholds, it is painted over with the secondary color. It's found under Effects/Noise Download: ClusterClearEffect.zip Example pics: The source code is available here: https://github.com/edwardx999/PaintDotNetClusterClear This is my first plugin (my first C# project, in fact) so it's not very advanced yet. If you have any suggestions please tell. Also, I couldn't find the formula Paint.Net uses to calculate tolerance, so if you know it, please tell me. 7/16/17 Added Clustering Modes and Linked Sliders 7/15/17 Initial Release
  14. 4 points
    I stumbled across this thread looking for something else and it inspired me to try the tut out. I'm still tweaking some of the more streaky parts. I didn't have my mouse earlier.
  15. 4 points
    Welcome back @BlastWave Paint defenses up and scouting for your tanks.
  16. 4 points
    Thank you SO much! Love your new plugin; it let me create exactly the frame I wanted: It makes the picture in the center look like it's on a raised mat, which is a very cool side effect!
  17. 4 points
    Adding gold to make a stately home just that bit more stately
  18. 3 points
    This update improves performance and fixes a lot of small issues. As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now. This is a minor update in the sense that it’s mostly a basket full of fixes and improvements. To me it feels like a larger release though While it doesn’t have any new features, it’s fixing and cleaning out a whole bunch of longstanding things that I’ve wanted to tackle for awhile. I’ve been chipping away at things pretty steadily since the release of 4.0.16, so this really is about 3 full months worth of fixes and improvements! At Microsoft we would’ve called this an “MQ” (Milestone Quality) release. For instance, the animation timer in version 4.0.16 runs at 120Hz. Always. The Win32 APIs for correctly detecting the monitor’s refresh rate are such a maze. They are archaic, bizarre, and the documentation is barely satisfactory. For this release I finally took the time to figure it all out and get the timer to run at the monitor’s actual refresh rate (it also works if you move the window across monitors with different refresh rates). I’m thinking of writing a blog post about it, in fact, because I don’t think anyone else should have to deal with that ever again. It sounds like it should be so simple, but there are always peculiarities and ambiguities that can trip things up. Not too surprisingly, this improves performance if you’re opening a lot of images: the image strip up at the top of the window uses several animations and it really gets bogged down, but now it’s actually much faster. This should also help battery life for laptop users (it won’t change things much for my new overclocked i9-7900X ). Also, there are a handful of bugs in Windows and Direct2D that this release is working around. The “Creators Update” for Windows 10 includes the .NET Framework 4.7 and they totally broke the way mouse cursors work for WinForms in high-DPI situations. The result was that 4.0.16 has some really ugly mouse cursors if you’re running at anything other than 100% scaling (aka 96 DPI). So I spent a bunch of time to work around that and write completely custom cursor loading code, which also came with the bonus of providing me with new control over how this whole system works within Paint.NET. The Win32 cursor system is an old, archaic, weird system, one that’s made worse by the various wrappers which are built on top of it (e.g. WinForms or WPF). Now I’ve got the ability to provide high resolution and high color cursors. I can do pretty much anything with them now, and would like to upgrade the Win95-era cursors in a future release. Also, I’ve implemented a “portable mode” that I’ll be describing in a follow-up post. It redirects the app’s settings into a local JSON file instead of having them in the registry. I know there are at least a handful of people who’ve been hoping for something like this for a long time – now your USB key can carry your personal settings with you from computer to computer. Next up for Paint.NET: Windows Store! Once that’s done, I’m planning to upgrade the brushes system. It desperately needs more built-in brush shapes, as well as the ability to install custom ones. Anyway, without further ado, here’s the change list! Added: "Fluid mouse input" option in Settings -> UI -> Troubleshooting. If you see major glitches while drawing, try disabling this. Improved: Default brush size, font size, and corner radius size now scales with major DPI scaling levels (brush size of 2 at 100% scaling, brush size of 4 at 200% scaling, etc.) Improved: Default image size now scales with major DPI scaling levels (800x600 at 100%, 1600x1200 at 200%, etc.) Improved performance and drawing latency by removing explicit calls to System.GC.Collect() except when low memory conditions are encountered Improved performance by greatly reducing object allocation amplification by reducing the concurrency level when using ConcurrentDictionary, and by removing WeakReference allocations in favor of direct GCHandle usage Improved: Performance and battery usage by ensuring animations always run at the monitor's actual refresh rate Improved (reduced) CPU usage when moving the mouse around the canvas Removed: "Hold Ctrl to hide handle" from the Text tool because it was not useful and caused lots of confusion Fixed: Various high-DPI fixes, including horrible looking mouse cursors caused by a bug in the latest .NET WinForms update Fixed: Gradient tool no longer applies dithering "outside" of the gradient (in areas that should have a solid color) Fixed: Very slow performance opening the Effects menu when lots of plugins are installed after installing the Windows 10 Creators Update Fixed: When cropping and then performing an undo, the scroll position was totally wrong Fixed a rendering glitch in the Save Configuration dialog (it would "wiggle") Fixed: At certain brush sizes, the brush indicator on the canvas had a visual glitch in it due to a bug in Direct2D Fixed: Text tool buttons for Bold, Italics, Underline were not localized for a few languages Fixed a rare crash in the taskbar thumbnails Fixed: Drawing with an aliased brush and opaque color (alpha=255) sometimes resulted in non-opaque pixels due to a bug in Direct2D's ID2D1RenderTarget::FillOpacityMask Fixed: "Olden" effect should no longer cause crashes (it still has some rendering artifacts due to its multithreading problems, however) New: Portable mode can be enabled via a setting in the .exe.config, which will redirect app settings into a local JSON file (see blog/forum post for details) Enjoy!
  19. 3 points
    Thank you! They do look a bit like sharks, now that I look at them. --- Here's a new scene. A Russian cosmonaut and his pet drone standby for a rescue helicopter next to his Vostok space capsule after a rough landing somewhere in Kazakhstan.
  20. 3 points
    I finally found time to complete my changes to the CodeLab implementation of Normal Map Plus. The goal was to fix the edge-line artifacts when the zoom level doesn't show the entire image, but I'm also interested in whether by some chance it fixes the crash. My previous version now crashes on my system, though I made no changes to it since when it worked. Presumably that's due to a Windows update on my computer. So far, my new version doesn't crash for me. Perhaps some change I made happens to avoid the problem (or perhaps not). Here is the DLL: NormalMapPlus.zip I made quite a few changes, and I haven't had time to do a thorough test, so nothing is guaranteed. Here is the code
  21. 3 points
    In case Ego can't find a backup, here's my copy of the zip archive containing all files needed: ColorHarmonies.Effect v0.7.zip
  22. 3 points
    Thank you @LionsDragon @barbieq25 and @Seerose ! @AndrewDavid I think you'll find your red squadron of F-20 Tigersharks will be stopped by my specialized airborne railgun and naval fighter wing before they can take out my tanks.
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    New update (yma: 170716) - Erase background - Offset vector Original pizza image from Photos Libres Humm DONZZA Shadow added after
  25. 3 points
    @Seerose "Have a drink on me" serie : And another on step image:
  26. 3 points
    New update (yma:170715): -Always centered by default -Increase the range of main sliders -Small increment for the offset vector
  27. 3 points
    Applying Red's "ObjectEdge" filter to text, then running Tone-Gradient-Angle results in a nice Chiseled Text effect...
  28. 3 points
    What did the astronaut discover when he found bones on the moon? The cow didn't make it.
  29. 3 points
    Departed from two sketches of mine. All composition and edition on PdN Stop and taste the flower
  30. 2 points
    New update: more simple interface, more coloration choice.
  31. 2 points
    @LionsDragon! OMG!!! Impressive. I see you make good use of the tuts. Your own variations are superb. Thank you so much.
  32. 2 points
    Work of the moment: Green Planet Phoenix nest Heart Gem
  33. 2 points
    Tone Gradient Angle (new July '17) Name: TGAngle (Tone Gradient Angle)* Description: Shows the relative angle of the tone gradient giving various emboss effects. Menu: Stylize Original release date: 10th July 2017 Author: Red ochre (John Robbins) .dll name: TGAngle Compatibility: Tested on Pdn3.5.11 and latest Pdn4 version. TGAngle.zip Firstly let me thank MJW! - I used the super-sampling techniques he showed me when writing 'Aardvark'. There are already similar effects available but the AAsmoothing and colouring blend choices should make this useful too. Run this on a layer with an image that has some variation in tone. The built-in 'Clouds' is good to test on. So are photographs but you will get better results if you resize the image to a reasonable size - say less than 1000 pixels (max side). Do try the metallic colouring options too!(These were designed to work with the colouring slider at halfway but do experiment). Hopefully you should see some screen shots below (image hosts permitting) that should give you some ideas. Please show me what you can create with it! *(Tone Gradient Magnitude gives good outline effects too - but I haven't finished writing that yet).
  34. 2 points
    What about a 100% paint.net (one step) illusion ? Work bets if you wear glasses Try to find the middle of the gray radial lines. On a 600x600 white image run the radial colors plugin with this settings:
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    Maximize is back. I reconfigured it since it decided to break itself on my computer, so hopefully none of that. This project is on github now. https://github.com/JoshuaLamusga/Brush-Factory. Link to documentation added in my first post.
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    Hi @JaneBlue Welcome to the forum Yes your assumptions are correct. First of all when dealing with .arb files there are two ways to handle them. Paint has a plugin that will read them, import them and show you all the layers. There is also a small app out there (ARBViewer) that will read and convert them as well. Brush mini only needs 1 layer of the file to work with. Selecting that layer and saving it as a .png will allow you to import the brush into the plugin properly. Hope this helps
  39. 2 points
    Thanks you two! I just do what I can.
  40. 2 points
    Can't afford a real Mercedes, even if I could I would only be able to have it half gold
  41. 2 points
    Jewel tute is updated. I hope that it still makes sense.
  42. 2 points
    @BlastWavemay I borrow the DeLorean? I can have it back by yesterday Nice new works. It is good to see you experimenting & growing in work style. The one with the spaceships over head & the dude near the car is especially good. You put a lot of thought into the perspective in this one. The other works are also top notch.
  43. 2 points
    I find changing the opacity of the primary color changes the opacity of the eraser. Hence - several passes with the eraser to remove a color decreases its opacity with every stroke. I thought this was natural behavior.
  44. 2 points
    Very very very late answer to @Frontcannon New option: Delete background:
  45. 2 points
    I just wanted to thank @Ego Eram Reputo and @Woodsy for their archiving work. I know it's a big job!l Any way I can help?
  46. 2 points
    Interesting example D.S. - looks great btw, thanks for posting. My first impression was the text was standing higher than the background texture but it could equally be incised into the texture. Just a matter of the way we 'read' 2d images I guess. Most classical still life paintings use a top left to bottom right light source... the same direction we read text. As your image has a horizontal light source it could be considered either right to left (raised, convex text) or left to right (concave, inward text). Does that make any sense ...I can get carried away sometimes! The letter 'O' is not symmetrical? - Did you use a non-centred motion blur at some point, or is that just the font?
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    @LionsDragonthe heat does that. It is cooler today 19 deg & not loving it Thank you for your lovely comment. @Woodsythe weather is really silly last couple of years. @Red ochreit is making me happy to have time to spend on here & create art once again. Forgotten how to do some stuff! @PixeyI felt a lot calmer that day It has been a very stressful time just lately. @lynxster4thank you! Tiny Treasures is was commissioned as a Facebook Banner for a fellow succulent & cactus addict She is very happy with her banner. This one I did last year but had never got to post it.
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    *MM Our ability to reconstruct an image enables us to recognize a face even when half of the image has been blocked, including parts of the eyes, nose and mouth. *Polar Bear Seal Illusion Another well known double meaning illusion, this image shows an animal basking on the frozen wastes but what type of animal is it? Is it a polar bear or is it a seal? Or is it both? *Figure columns illusion This is a black and white photograph taken by a lady called Sha Sha Chu. The image is of a row of white columns but it also gives the illusion that you are looking at a row of human figures in black. Which image stands out the most to you? The columns or the human figures? *Crazy Shaky Trippy This illusion is also known as the pulsating illusion. Just concentrate a bit on the center and move your eyes to random areas to find the whole image shaking or pulsating.