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  1. Cookies for Santa - A Christmas Wallpaper (made almost entirely from shapes made with DH ShapeMaker, toe-head's Tattersall plugin and TR's Paste Frame.). Everyone, please enjoy! Hi everyone! I'm active over in the 'Shapes' thread. Busily creating shapes and coloring a few in here and there. Our fellow member ScrapbookWithPDN made a wonderful snowglobe shape and I started tinkering with it. And suddenly, it took on a life of its own. I have many hours invested in this composition and I thought it would also look good animated. The picture is 99.9% PDN. The heart in the globe was made by me years ago, but in a different program. I started using PDN about eight years ago and I love it! Many thanks to all who have contributed to this wonderful, free software and the many plugins available. I'm also starting to get hooked on Midora's animation plugin...great stuff! And I can't say enough about Shapemaker. I hope you enjoy what I've created and I hope to be slowly adding to my gallery. and animated:
  2. Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**Tone Gradient Angle Text**

    Thanks @Maximilian! You're a sweetheart!
  3. Seerose's Gallery - News -2017

    Just happened to be logged in!
  4. Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**Tone Gradient Angle Text**

    I have been madly experimenting with @Red ochre's Tone Gradient Angle plugin with text. I used Arial Rounded MT Bold font in the following examples, except the last one. I've found 'meatier' fonts work best, though a thinner one will work if you make adjustments. This is my chiseled semi-precious gem text; citrine, amber, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, and emerald. Here is my carved wooden text. This is my sparkly, textured metal text. And finally, my rhodonite letter 'L'. Hope you enjoy these examples of TG Angle text!
  5. Barbieq25 Gallery - 22 July New Wallpaper p.1

    Just beautiful @barbieq25 ! All your works are so perfectly balanced!
  6. AndrewDavid˝s Creations .... Aston Martin

    You are quite welcome @AndrewDavid! The ShapeMaker plugin is a great thing! You can do amazing things... Beautiful re-coloring of the Aston Martin....I want one!
  7. AndrewDavid˝s Creations .... Aston Martin

    That's one heck of a shape @AndrewDavid! Must have taken quite awhile to draw that. ST forever...
  8. Seerose's Gallery - News -2017

    Beautiful work @Seerose! Now I'm hungry for chocolate!
  9. How to make a Glassy Vase

    Stellar @Pixey ! Wonderful tut. BTW...what's the difference between 'Like' and 'Upvote'? Do people get their reps no matter which one you choose? ***also, there is an awful lot of blank space at the end of your tut....maybe the forum software needs tweaked?
  10. 4.0.17 is now available!

    Thank you, @Rick Brewster. Update much appreciated!
  11. BlastWave's Gallery - Rough Landing

    Wow...all these space pics. I may have to break out some DVD's and watch some classic sci-fi!
  12. Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**Tone Gradient Angle Text**

    Thank you @Red ochre for the rep!
  13. MadJik'All Art...

    All three are magical! @MadJik I'm in awe.....
  14. LionsDragon's Gallery--"Hrafna--Almost Home" mood-provoking!! You're immediately drawn into the picture! Love it!
  15. Image Umbrella: Abstract Images

    What an eye-catcher @MadJik!! Just beautiful!
  16. Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**Tone Gradient Angle Text**

    Love it @Maximilian! Long live and prosper, also! \V/_ Thank you!
  17. Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**Tone Gradient Angle Text**

    @Pixey....of course!! Thank you much...I'm fascinated with this plugin. The image underneath is an original of mine done in a fractal engine. @barbieq25....thank you....lots and lots for millions of years! @LionsDragon....I am touched, thank you! @Seerose....thanks bunches dear! Love the kitty! (ran out of reps...catch you tomorrow...)
  18. Seerose's Gallery - News -2017

    Wonderful use of Red's Tone Gradient Angle plugin!! So shiny and colorful! Beautiful!
  19. MadJik'All Art...

    Wonderful new images @MadJik! Very colorful!
  20. Lynxster4's Art Gallery-**Tone Gradient Angle Text**

    Here's my first 'spacescape'....I call it Starbirth. You never know what is going on inside those nebulas...
  21. Tone Gradient Angle (new July '17)

    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.
  22. AndrewDavid˝s Creations .... Aston Martin

    Wow @AndrewDavid ....those planes really 'stand' out!!
  23. Create Opalescent Stained Glass

    Hi, fellow PDN users! I've had two requests to make a tutorial on this subject after I posted some pics in my art gallery. This is for TR (TechnoRobbo) and Max (Maximilian) and everyone interested in an opalescent stained glass effect. And a special 'shout-out' to Seerose because I'm using a Water Lily or Lotus flower for this tut. I've attached the shape below. Plugins required: Align Object pyrochild's Gradient Bars gaussian-blur-clamped-v20-by toe_head2001 AA's Assistant BoltBait's Bevel Selection Metallize MJW's-edge-expander Optional: pyrochild's Outline Object Water Lily This file goes into your 'Shapes' folder under Program Files, Create Opalescent Stained Glass.pdf Here's the end result we are striving for: Create your outline using color 255,195,0 at about 6px wide. Align object. Duplicate layer, making the bottom layer black (turn lightness down to -100 via Hue/Sat). Turn off top gold layer and work with the black layer. Select the colors you are going to work with (I’m starting with the petals…I used P-255,73,119 S-255,255,255). 1. Magic Wand, tolerance 69-70%, select one of the petals 2. Create a new layer directly above 3. Effects—Render—Gradient Bars (play with all the settings until you get something you like) 4. Effects—Blurs—Gaussian Blur (clamped) at a radius of your choice 5. AA’s Assistant at default Repeat these 5 steps on all flower petals. You should have 15 layers. Do the lily pad next, repeating the above 5 steps with green shades of your choosing…I used P-47,168,37 S-167,229,165 Do the water next, repeating the above 5 steps with blue shades of your choosing…I used P-0,140,220 S-94,244,255 for the lighter blue areas and P-3,19,115 S-56,243,255 for the darker blue areas. Now for the ‘leading’. Turn off the bottom black layer and go to the gold layer at top. Do (1) AA’s Assistant. Magic Wand, global at 50%, then Invert Selection. Adjustments—Black and White Effects—Selection—Bevel Selection at 3, Strength .70, Highlight Color – 127,127,127 Shadow Color – 0,0,0 Color—Metallize, Angle of Start – 160, Type 1, Gray Scale checked. Do (1) AA’s Assistant and turn lightness down to -30 via Hue/Sat Merge all 'glass' layers down to one underneath the finished 'leading' layer. Select the 'glass' layer. Effects--Object--Edge Expander (I used a Maximum Distance of 3, and everything else at default) The Edge Expander works beautifully and saves a ton of steps! ((You can still 'Outline Object' every individual 'glass' layer, if you choose (in lieu of Edge Expander), so I left pyro's plugin in the tut as optional.)) Merge all layers down and you are done! This gives the result above with a silvery lead solder. ***If you want gold ‘leading’, Metallize at about 316, Type 2, uncheck Gray Scale. You can now delete bottom black outline layer. ***If you want a dark patina finish, follow the gold frame instructions, then duplicate the layer. On bottom outline layer apply a Lightness adjustment of (-50) via Hue/Sat. On top outline layer, apply a Lightness adjustment of (-30) via Hue/Sat and set layer blend mode to Multiply. Examples of gold and dark patina finish can be found here: Keep in mind that this is only one type of ‘stained glass’. There are many other types which I am exploring. You can't really do this 'wrong'. Opalescent glass has so many color variations to it...this is just how I choose to do it, trying to keep it as simple as possible. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and have fun making ‘stained glass’!! I'm looking forward to seeing your results! *Revised the tutorial to include MJW's Edge Expander plugin to solve the 'gap' problem in fewer steps. **Revised 3/12/16 to include MJW's steps to keep layers down to the minimum. I have added this as an alternate method to construct any stained glass picture. I tried it and it works very nicely! All colors are on one layer. I did this in 20 minutes: Thanks so much MJW! This is much appreciated and should cut down significantly on PDN crashes. There's always a better way to do things. I hope you don't mind that I attached this to the tutorial.
  24. Create Opalescent Stained Glass

    Great outcome @TurnipPally! Streaking can be achieved by using more 'contrasting' colors, then gaussian blur....smudge also works. Beautiful image choice....peacock!!
  25. Barbieq25 Gallery - 22 July New Wallpaper p.1

    @barbieq25....more beautiful images!! I love your reworked SOTW you used oil pastels. Artwork soothes the soul...I hope your stressful time is coming to an end.