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  1. How to make a Glassy Vase

    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it How to make a Glassy Vase This tutorial was originally written by @yellowman. Since the horrible decision by Photo Bucket to block a lot of people’s images on the forum, I offered to help with trying to re-do this tutorial as close as possible to the @yellowman stellar original. Plugins used are: 1. Shape 3D by @MKT 2. Quadrilateral Reshape by @evanolds 3. Splashes by @MadJik 4. Polar transformation by @MadJik 5. Transparency by @BoltBait 6. TGAngle by @Red ochre Begin: 1-Start with new file 800w by 780h pixels (larger canvas a better result.) 2-Fill it with black, this is the background layer. 3-Add new layer, name it body interior and fill it with transparent white 40: 4-Add new layer and name it body exterior, if you are planning to add some Inscriptions/patterns then add them to this layer (like lines, rings, stars or any shapes.) In this tutorial we will use a transparent green splash. 5-Fill exterior layer with white, then use the Splash Plugin on this white layer (found in Effects>Render>Splashes) and make your splash shape (you can choose your own color if you want) and fill inside with the same color as the outline: 6-Convert the splash using Polar transformation and make sure the option is: Transform Polar to Rectangle (found it in Effects>Distort>Polar transformation): 7-Add some transparency (-80) to body exterior layer using Transparency Plugin (find it in Adjustments>Transparency): 8-Add new layer, name it highlight and draw some white thin rectangles starting from top to bottom: Use Linear Gradient with Transparency Mode to fade up the top and the bottom of the white rectangles created above: 9-Make the secondary color black, open Canvas Size (Found in Image>Canvas Size)and change the image height from 780 to 800 pix choosing Middle anchor – make sure ‘maintain aspect radio is un-checked: You need the canvas to be 800 x 800 now. 10-Now select body interior layer, open Shape 3D Plugin and apply these effect and values shown by the 12 red arrows in the image below. (Hint: Don't reset the effects and values of the Shape 3D plugin just yet, as we will use the same values on a few other layers.) 11-Select body exterior layer and apply Shape 3D Plugin - changing only these 2 values from step 10: 12-Select highlight layer and apply Shape 3D with same values in step 11 changing only the Texture Map from Half Cylinder Map(repeat) to Half Cylinder Map and turn off the light, then use the Transparency Mode gradient to fade up the highlights if they look too bright. 13-Make sure the top layer is the highlight then body exterior then body interior then merge them and name they resulted layer body, you should get an image like this: We are now done with the vase’s body. Now let’s move on to the head and base: 14-Turn off the body layer (for a better view) and add a new layer name it head and fill it with transparent white 40: 15-Add new layer and name it head highlight and draw white rectangles something similar as in step #8. 16-Open Shape 3D on head layer and Reset All old values and apply these new values shown in red arrows: Select head highlight layer and apply Shape 3D with same previous values changing only Texture Map from Half...(repeat) to Half Cylinder Map and turn off the light, you will get this shape: Note: If your highlights are too big after doing the last step, just use the linear gradient again to shrink the lines. 17-Now let’s add thickness to the head. Duplicate head layer and open Rotate/Zoom (find it in: Layers>Rotate/Zoom) with these values: Hint: If you’d like to use different values then play with Zoom and Pan effects to align the image so the top ring in the two layers sit well exactly on each other. Then merge the two head layers to get something like this: 18-Make sure the head highlight layer is on top of head layer then merge both, Don't merge them with body layer (which is already off)...! Then add new layer and draw a white ellipse with 4 pixels width on the top ring of head layer, align or re-shape it if it needs using Move Selected Pixels tool to sit exactly on the edges like this: 19-Use Gradient tool with Transparency Mode (Linear Refl.) to add some gradient effect to the ellipse then merge it with head layer: 20-Use Bulge effect( find it in: Effect>Distort>Bulge) to add some curvature to right and left side of the cylinder shape in head layer: -For right side: And for left side just change (1) to (-1) as shown below: 21-In this step we will use Quadrilateral reshape Plugin (Effects > Quad. Reshape) and this Plugin has no values to play with, so it all depends on you to make a cone shape to the object in the head layer. In the image below, it shows how you can move the 2 knobs in the bottom corners toward the center of the canvas leaving some space in between the two knobs. Any way you can shape the image as you like but turn on the body layer first to shape the head to something that matches the vase body. 22-Select the head shape with Rectangle Select tool and size it down to make the bottom ellipse same size as the top ellipse in the body layer: 23-Now let’s do the base, which is very similar to the head. -Turn off body and head layers temporarily. -Add new layer name it base fill it with transparent white 40 -New layer highlight, draw the white rectangles, and give them some transparent gradient -Apply Shape 3D with the values shown: For base layer: And for the Base Highlight layer do the same as the above settings , except change to: Half Cylinder Map and switch off the light. - New layer for the white ellipse and apply the Transparent gradient for the bottom ring this time. - Merge all 3 layers for the base (base, base highlight and ellipse layers) - Use Bulge to add some curvature to the sides: - Turn on body and head layers, then use the Quadrilateral Reshape Plugin to create the cone shape for the base layer, this time is up-side down: - Select the base shape with rectangle selection and reshape/resize it to sit fit in the vase base: 24-Turn the body layer to black and white, use Curves and/or Brightness/Contrast effects under Adjustments to give the 3 elements similar effects, put head on top of all then body then base and merge the 3 layers. 25-Add new layer and draw these 3 curves or as you like, using Line/Curve tool with width about 10 - 15 pixels: 26-Gaussian Blur the 3 lines with an amount of 27 to 30: 27-Select vase layer and use Magic Wand with low Tolerance (15 to 20) to select the outside around the vase, then switch to other layer (with the blurred curved lines) and hit Delete on the keyboard to cut the extra pieces from the lines. - Then add a good background or additional effects. To change the color use Sepia effect then Hue/Saturation to get a final glassy vase:
  2. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Plugin used: Midora's Plugin Animate 1. Open PDN and start to add the layers. I used a canvas size of 333 x 275 pixels for this example. 2. For a moving object you will need to change the position slightly on each layer. To do this, first draw or add your image. Then Copy & Paste. Add to a new layer and move it slightly. Keep on going until you have the desired layers. 3. The settings for the layers are available in Midora’s Read Me in his Plugin. i.e. For the Background you can name it, then the settings follow // 1. Background would be; bouncy ball // Background 2. Next layer will have the speed; i.e. // 80ms 4. Then, when you are finished and ready to animate, go to Save As and choose the setting for AGIF - GIF Animations and Images 5. Close PDN after saving. 6. To view your wonderful movie, open PDN again and go to Tools – Animate It and navigate to where you saved your movie. Note: If you have updated to @Midora's 'Look At It' on 16th April, 2015, it will now look like this: 7. Save your .agif and then upload it to Imgur or Photobucket and copy the URL for posting on the forum. For Water 1. Cut out a piece of water from a picture for the Background layer and call it that after the slashes // 2. Copy and paste into a new layer and with the rectangle tool pull the nubs slightly to stretch it. Mark the 2nd layer with the time of // 60ms. 3. Continue as above and stretch again. 4. Make a few layers as above. 5. Follow step 4 in above bouncy ball to finish.
  3. SOTW#170 - Winners - Birds

    This Poll is open until: Saturday 22nd July, 2017 - 7 pm UK time (2 pm EST) World Clock Lots of lovely entries this week and Max just 'winged it' with his last entry . Good Luck All .
  4. The theme this week is a – "Snail on a Salad Leaf" chosen by – MadJik (SOTW #170 winner). This week you're challenged to design and create a signature of a: ‘SNAIL on A Salad Leaf.’ Some examples can be found here The deadline for entries is 7:00pm (UK time) 2:00pm EST on Saturday 5th of August 2017. To see how that equates to other countries, here is a link to the World Time Competition Rules 1. Max sig dimensions 500 x 200. Please NOTE: The forum limits signatures to 500 x 150, if it is too large do not try to use it as your sig. 2. Please keep your sig family friendly. 3. Keep to the theme that has been set. 4. You may modify or replace your image until the deadline! 5. Don’t violate copyright laws with found images; links to source images would be courteous. 6. Your entry must be made using paint.net, please don't use an outside image editor and try passing it off as PDN work. 7. There are multiple entries per entrant allowed. 8 . Don’t add links to larger versions of your signature, your entry should be voted on based on the size laid out in rule #1. Please keep larger versions of your work for your gallery 9. Signatures may be either Horizontal or Vertical. The winner of the current SOTW gets to choose the subject for the next competition. Good luck all and thank you in advance for entering. Thanks to - chrisco97, Sozo, TheHowler, Nitenurse79, Chimay, DrewDale & Pixey for keeping this comp going in the past. Previous comps have included the following topics as listed Here compiled by MJW. This list will, perhaps assist future winners with a theme. This thread is for posting your entries only. If you want to talk about any of the entries, you can do so in the discussion thread found here.
  5. SOTW#170 - Winners - Birds

    Thanks @Woodsy - I'll PM @MadJik ASAP .
  6. SOTW#170 - Winners - Birds

    Congratulations to: @Pixey - @Woodsy - @MadJik - 1st Place with 9 votes each @barbieq25 and @Maximilian - 2nd Place with 8 votes each @MJW - 3rd Place with 5 votes Fabulous entries from everyone and thank you for your entries . I'm happy to recuse myself and I will toss a coin between @Woodsy & @MadJik Hold on while I go find a coin ............................ and @Woodsy won the toss. Hope you don't mind me doing that @MadJik .
  7. [SOTW Discussion] Talk inside...

    If anyone has not yet voted in the Bird Comp - please take the time to do so ................... as we have a three-way tie at the moment . https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/111554-sotw170-poll-open-birds/
  8. Forum Layout/Color

    Many thanks for the newer look
  9. How to make a Glassy Vase

    Hi @mackenzieh - A PDF will get attached shortly. Meanwhile you should be able to download here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pEut5ZwVpJyO4R-BTloxsydzQTiWebpd2Cs1b6EVqKY/edit?usp=sharing
  10. Hello @Ragemore and Welcome. There is Plugin for Transparency found here: https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/2800-transparency-adjustment-effect-plugin/ There are various Plugins for making different colors with a slider. Here is one: https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/2667-color-balance-plugin-updated/ Hope this is of help .
  11. Pixey's Gallery - Owl - Woot.

    Testing Thumbs on post image ................. they don't seem to work: EDIT: I just discovered one has to 'remove' the formatting .
  12. Welcome to my Gallery. It's hard to believe that I've been playing with PDN for nine years. Where does the time go? I have learned so much from many of the very talented people on here like Helen, Barbieq, Oma, Welshy, Goonfella, AFG, Yellowman who have been such an inspiration. (Most of my images in this Gallery are Thumbs - please click on them to take you to a larger image ) My Latest Work Woot Dryad Squirrel Two Birdies Musk Bottle Easter Egg Flourish Glass Apples Jewel from A Crown Recent Glass Recent Work Decorated Bottles TR's Third Dimention/Frames/Filler Plugins/Intensity Warp GLASS PORTRAITS ANIMALS FESTIVE MISCELLANEOUS JEWELRY
  13. BlastWave's Gallery - Rough Landing

    Amazing images from you - once again .
  14. Barbieq25 Gallery - 22 July New Wallpaper p.1

    That is so pretty . I actually downloaded some flower font the other day, but have not yet tried it out .
  15. Seerose's Gallery - News -2017

    Beautiful - the first one looks like chocolate .
  16. Hi @StizGfX and Welcome to the forum. Another way is to find a suitable image of cracked/broken glass and then change the blending mode (which will depend on your glass image), after which you can then copy & paste as @Ishi suggests piece for piece to add for the splatter:
  17. MadJik'All Art...

    Wow x 3 . More amazing renditions . Especially the one with the heart. Many thanks for the tute link, which I'd not noticed before. It's time for me to try it .
  18. LionsDragon's Gallery--"Hrafna--Almost Home"

    Wow! That's so realistic @LionsDragon . Great work indeed and this does you proud .
  19. Photobucket sucks.

    Now that's very interesting @MadJik. I thought I'd found a hack (from a website to get around the blocked images) but I couldn't get it to work. I wIll give this a try. Thank you .
  20. Huion pen problem

    Hello @joanna12kaisa. I assume you are trying to work the tablet with Paint.net? I see you say you have a Mac. I'm afraid Paint.net will not work with a Mac .
  21. Make a Stone Texture

    We are working on restoring as many tutorials as we can and I have no doubt this will be one of them .
  22. MadJik'All Art...

    Wow! They remind me of M&M's and I'm off to get some . Which Plugin did you use to get those smooth shapes please?
  23. Oooooo so purdy . It's got my fave things .... glossy, goldy and sparkles . And .............. the texture is just fabulous! I'm guessing Red's TG angle?
  24. So - it IS saving to .png after all. Sorry, I don't have any more ideas - hopefully someone else on here may have an idea.