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  1. Select what you want to keep. Adjust your selection Press the crop button
  2. *NEW* Vignette+ Plugin Here is a new plugin to assist you in adding a vignette to an image. Differences to the built-in Vignette effect: -Can add a vignette to a blank canvas -Can add a black, white, or color vignette -Rendered vignettes are softer than the built-in effect Download here: If you are using Paint.NET 4.0 or beyond, download here: Install the normal way. Once installed, look under: Effects > Photo > Vignette+... Enjoy!
  3. It looks to me to be a mixture of: 1) Tools > Gradient 2) Tools > Shapes 3) Effects > Stylize > Emboss 4) Effects > Blurs > Fragment I don't have exact steps for you, sorry. But, play with those and see what you get.
  4. I know that the videos are subtitled in English. I only said that because my heritage is German. After all, my last name is Issel. My German is limited to one phrase: Ein Bier bitte My wife, on the other hand, speaks fluent German. She lived there for a year during college.
  5. Thank you! That is a nicely done video! Feel free to explain my other effects. You have a very nice voice. (I wish I understood German.)
  6. Many people only download plugins once and never update them. I'm recommending redownloading them as a way to ensure they have the latest versions.
  7. I suspect that you have files in your plugin directory that don't belong there. Open windows explorer and go to C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects and delete all the files in there. See if that fixes the problem. If it does, download new plugins from the forum and install one pack at a time.
  8. Did you recently install any new plugins?
  9. Yes, if you compare the screenshots on the first page of this thread... and you think of the capabilities it has now vs. then... Amazing. All made possible by Tom Jackson's original code.
  10. Post here: (One thread per person.)
  11. Make sure you haven't selected the pencil instead of the paint brush by mistake. Otherwise, give us a screenshot of your window and we'll try to help you.
  12. I was playing with the IntelliBox filtering before posting the update... it is way cool. Very handy.
  13. CodeLab 2.19 Released This is only for Paint.NET 4.0.6+! Small update today... Changes: ▪ Fixed the crash that could be caused by the error tooltips. (toe_head2001) ▪ HiDPI fixes to all forms. (toe_head2001) ▪ IntelliBox items now filter as you type. (toe_head2001) ▪ Checkbox for Show Errors turns red if there are errors. (BoltBait) Grab the CodeLab DLL here:
  14. Build your own from the CodeLab source code listed above?
  15. Start by reading this:
  16. Here is what I consider my "Essential", award winning , plugin pack. It includes 39 plugins in 29 files , 1 palette file , and 45 shapes . This allows you to pick and choose to install only the effects you want. When you see in this post, you can click it for more information (including source code in some cases). To install, download this file to your Desktop, unzip it, and run the install program. click for more info! I'm going through a really tough financial time right now, so anything you can spare would be much appreciated. Which of my plugin packs is right for you? You need to look at the version number in the title bar. For: Download: 3.5.11 4.0.0-4.0.5 (Only if you can't upgrade to 4.0.6) 4.0.6+ You're in the right place. New for this pack: This plugin pack now includes an installer. Download the zip file to your desktop, unzip it, and run the installer. Also, all plugins now include a help file. Once you run an effect, click the [?] button in the upper right corner of the effect's UI (near the red X button). Note: All plugins in this pack have been tested with Paint.NET v4.0.6 release. Once you install this plugin pack, here's what you get: Adjustments menu Color Balance Easily adjust the tint of an image. Useful for color correcting photographs taken indoors without flash. The difference between this and the built-in Hue/Saturation adjustment is that this one will affect black and white areas. Hue/Saturation+ Conditional Hue / Saturation effect. Temperature/Tint Temperature / Tint effect. *NEW* Transparency Adjust the transparency of a selection just like you can adjust it for an entire layer. Effects menu Flip Horizontal - flips the selection on the vertical axis. Similar to the layer flip of the same name. Flip Vertical - flips the selection on the horizontal axis. Similar to the layer flip of the same name. Effects > Artistic menu Dream This makes your picture look like it was seen in a dream. + Oil Painting+ Makes your photographs look painted. Pastel This makes your picture look like it was drawn with pastel chalk or water color paint. Effects > Blurs menu Gaussian Blur Plus - With it, you can blur only the Red, Blue, Green, or Alpha channel of the image. It also allows you to blend the original picture with the blurred image. (Try blurring all channels of the image with a radius of 10 and a Darken blend mode. Cool stuff.) Effects > Fill From Clipboard Fills the current selection with the graphic on the clipboard. From File Fills the current selection with a graphic file. Effects > Object menu An "object" is a group of pixels on a layer that is completely surrounded by transparent pixels (or the edge(s) of the canvas). These are useful when doing "cutouts" or with text on a new layer. Bevel Object This effect allows you to make objects 3D. Works great with text! Feather This effect softens the edges of objects. Inner Shadow Renders a shadow on objects so they look like they have been cut out. Object Shadow Renders a shadow behind objects. OldFeather "True Feather" is back! So many people have asked for this that I'm bringing it back for this pack. Enjoy! Outline - This effect puts an outline of the selected color around your object. Paste Alpha - This effect takes the graphic on the clipboard and converts the colors to shades of gray and then uses that for the alpha values of the current layer. Useful for using masks. Switch Alpha to Gray - This effect converts the image to shades of gray based on the alpha value of each pixel. Useful for making masks. Switch Gray to Alpha - This effect deletes white from and image and converts all other pixels to black. Useful for isolating line art. Effects > Photo menu Combined Adjustments Many adjustments for photographs all on one screen *UPDATED* Level Horizon Rotate an image by drawing a line across the horizon. Meme Maker Create your own Memes. Remove Dust Removes little white dust particles by clone stamping them out. I find this very helpful when scanning photographs. Sharpen Landscape Makes your landscape photographs look like they belong in a magazine! Seam Carving - Horizontal Reduce the height of an image without scaling (squishing) the image. Seam Carving - Vertical Reduce the width of an image without scaling (squishing) the image. Vignette+ Extends the capabilities of the built-in Vignette effect with colors and the ability to render a vignette to a blank canvas. Effects > Render menu Polygon / Stars This effect allows you to render triangles, pentagons, hexagons, etc. It also allows you to render stars. It is useful in making standard shapes and the pointed edges of stickers. Flames This effect allows you to render flames. It is based on Tom Jackson's excellent fire tutorial. Gradients Render colorful HSV (rainbow) gradients. Grid / Checkerboard Create checker board or grid patterns. Effects > Selection menu Effects in this menu perform their effect by following the selection outline (marching ants). While they will work with a square selection (or no selection by using the edges of the canvas as their path), they are more interesting when the selection is curved , selected by hand , or by magic wand . Bevel Selection This effect allows you to make selections 3D. Works great with text! Blur Selection Edge - This effect feathers the edges of a selection using the surrounding colors instead of transparency. Useful when the selection is not surrounded by transparent pixels. Feather Selection This effect softens the edges of your selection. It works just like the feather in other graphic$ program$. Inner Shadow Selection Renders a shadow on the inside of a selection so it looks like it has been cut out. Outline Selection This effect allows you to outline a selection. Effects > Stylize menu Floyd-Steinberg Dithering This effect will reduce the colors of your image using the Floyd-Steinberg dithering technique. Window > Colors > More > Open Palettes Folder I have also included my Rainbow Palette. This is very popular on the forums. In the Color docker window, click the button and choose Rainbow from the list. Custom Shapes This plugin pack also includes 45 custom shapes. This pack supersedes my plugins available elsewhere. I will be updating the other locations eventually, but if you want the latest versions, download my plugins from this post. Enjoy. Post on this thread and tell me what your favorite plugin is. History: BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 1.0 was Downloaded 35,641 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 1.1 was Downloaded 06,045 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 1.2 was Downloaded 81,222 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 1.3 was Downloaded 34,921 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 1.4 was Downloaded 16,611 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 2.0 was Downloaded 66,022 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 2.1 was Downloaded 06,569 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 3.5 was Downloaded 87,941 times and is still available. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 4.0 was Downloaded 18,480 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 4.1 was Downloaded 14,652 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 4.2 was Downloaded 09,374 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 4.2 was Downloaded 18,696 times. BoltBait's Plugin Pack Version 4.4 was Downloaded 1,331 times.
  17. Comparing this image to the first image you posted in this thread, your images have GREATLY improved. Good Job!
  18. What happens if you press Ctrl+Shift+F7?
  19. When a BSOD happens, the screen will tell you why the computer crashed. We will need to know the reason for the BSOD. Windows logs when a BSOD happens. You can view these events in the Event Viewer. Press your start button and type Event Viewer and press enter. In there, select Windows Logs > System. Look for the Error event that caused the BSOD and tell us the reason. Knowing nothing else about your problem, I'm going to guess that your video drivers are out of date. Upgrade those and see if you're still getting this error.
  20. Hello, and welcome to the Paint.NET Gallery. This thread is dedicated to showcasing the "best of the best" that our members have to offer. Please take your time to look around. If you like a piece and would like to comment on it, please follow the provided link and make comments on the original thread. I think you will be amazed at what can be created with Paint.NET. Nominating to the Gallery To be eligible, a piece of artwork must be created or edited in Paint.NET. All categories of art will be considered. When you see a piece of artwork in another thread within The Pictorium that you really like and would like to nominate it to The Galleria, simply click that post's "Report" icon: Report In the report form, type "Galleria nomination" and mention which piece you would like to nominate to The Galleria and what you like about the piece. If one of the mods agrees, the art will be displayed in The Galleria. If not, the report will simply be closed. Be patient. This process can take a couple of days. Be assured, we will review every nomination.
  21. Closed.
  22. This is due to math. For example, A*B = B*A (Multiply blend mode--order makes no difference) And, A+B = B+A (Additive blend mode--order makes no difference) But, A-B =/= B-A (Difference blend mode--order can make a HUGE difference)
  23. Instead of Ctrl+V, try Ctrl+Shift+V
  24. The message is very clear: In order to install on Windows 7, you must first install Service Pack 1. Download here: Looks like you are using 32 bit, so download the appropriate service pack on that page.