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Rick Brewster

Glow effect plugin

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Update: This plugin is now included in Paint.NET v2.70 and later. No need to download and install it manually!

Ok I whipped this up in about 30 minutes, hope you like it. It essentially automates the "Glow" tutorial that I wrote here: http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=860

Download the DLL here: http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/misc/ ... ct_2_6.zip

Source code: http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/misc/ ... rc_2_6.zip

Note: The code is painlessly simple, so be sure to check it out if you're interested

Before:

glow_before.jpg

After:

glow_after.jpg

(The car is a BMW M3 CSL ... such beauty :P)

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Ok, pretend we don't know what to do with it once we've downloaded it. :?

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Oops, I forgot to include the readme.txt in there. If you download it again, it'll be in there. I've copied the readme here for convenience:

Glow Effect
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To install, place the DLL into the "Effects" directory where you installed Paint.NET,
then restart Paint.NET.

Example:
 C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\

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Looks nice! All dreamy and such with the soft lighting. Of course, if it were my dream, it'd be an Aston Martin in there in place of the BMW...

I'll have to wait 'til I get home to check it out, but initial impressions bode well for a favorable reception. :D

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So yeah, I finally got around to using that glow plugin:

Original: (Gran Turismo 4 Photo Travel mode picture*)

DB91.jpg

Post Glow (with Brightness / Contrast levels adjustment):

DB9-Glow-BC2.jpg

My dream car...

*I know it's a Sony game, but I don't have an XBOX. I want one, though. You have any connections, Rick?

<_<

>_>

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Nah, I don't even have an XBOX 360 yet, nor have I been able to find a copy of Oblivion for PC (I know, I know, I should have pre-ordered...).

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Well I have Oblivion now, finally. It definitely demands a high-end system ... :shock:

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I love Paint.NET and I am currently exploring all its options and just playing with it to learn. I have downloaded a couple of plugins and they work great but this glow plugin doesnt, it crashes (freezes) Paint.NET as soon as I start it, I found out it was this plugin after I started taking out every plugin one by one and none of the others crashed Paint. Is there any workaround for this? I would love to be able to apply glow effects to my projects without having to go through the fuss of adding and trying layers, etc

thanks!

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I want to make some plugins for PDN but i am not able to compile the src

Do i need to add some assenbleres etc?

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I love Paint.NET and I am currently exploring all its options and just playing with it to learn. I have downloaded a couple of plugins and they work great but this glow plugin doesnt, it crashes (freezes) Paint.NET as soon as I start it, I found out it was this plugin after I started taking out every plugin one by one and none of the others crashed Paint. Is there any workaround for this? I would love to be able to apply glow effects to my projects without having to go through the fuss of adding and trying layers, etc

thanks!

Do you have a crash log?

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Boys love cars so much =P

Yes! Unfortunately mine is at the body shop because some shmuck backed into the rear passenger side door and dented the bejeezes out of it :(:cry: All I wanted was teriyaki ...

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@porfirio: with what program do you compile?

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@porfirio: with what program do you compile?

SharpDevelop

VisualStudio 2005 Express C#

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PdN use some C++, you won't be able to build it with those tools.

It has the following system prerequisites[...]:

* Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

* Tablet PC SDK v1.7

* 2.61 source code: Visual Studio 2005 Professional

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Ok guys here is the one i edited in PDN with Glow and used Conditional Hue And Saturation as well

843dcc04.jpg

Edited

claudia_schiffer_gallery_edit.jpg

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nice job! did you use the hue/saturation plug in for that one? plus the glow effect?

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Hears what i did with this plug-in and the buldge effect plugin.

Before.

nissannismoskylinegtrztune1800.jpg

After

nissannismoskylinegtrztune4446.jpg

Extemely simple.

EXTRA POINTS--100 dollers for the first person who names the car without looking at the filename, or looking it up.

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Hears another glow i did on an image, this one turned out beautiful!!!!

Before

733asiandragonandyingyang9ep.jpg

After

733asiandragonandyingyang3330v.jpg

As you guys can see, iam haveing fun with this plug in!

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oi porfirio! nao sabia que vinhas cá!

PS: talking portuguese with porfirio...

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yup,i put glow only for her body,and ,made the dress silver!,Hence the background is still black!

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Picc84:

Is that the NISMO Skyline GT-R?

I've been a Gran Turismo player since the first game in the series on the PSone, but I've never been too big a fan of the Skylines...

By the way, nice use of Bulge! It really gives the car a great perspective.

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