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  1. 11 points
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Choosing the background image for a glass effect is an important part of making the effect look ummm effective. You want to make sure that the background adds to the glass effect, but at the same time it shouldn’t overwhelm it or make it less visible or clear. Playing with Texture Smoother/ and or Texture Shader settings, gives interesting results. As does omitting the Splinter stage. Play around, I lost 40 odd hours until I was happy Plugins Needed: Alpha Mask Splinter Texture Smoother Texture Shader The Tutorial Examples Using Splinter x 2 on that step
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    So many broken photo links (thanks for nothing, photobucket!) in the old thread... time to start a new one. Let's get to know each other. This is the thread to post pictures of yourself. I'll start: Me: Me after getting my hair done: Me with Rick Brewster: Your turn! Show yourself! Link to the Old thread: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/3940-show-yourself/
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    Fractal Curly Tree What's this? This effect uses a fractal algorithm to draw a curly tree. based on source code available at http://csharphelper.com/blog/2016/02/draw-a-curly-tree-fractal-using-less-memory-in-c/ Download it! Plugin FractalTree.dll Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/FractalTree.zip The MadJik's All plugins package is available! http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=7186 How to install Close Paint.net Classic version of Paint.net Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects (please reverse / for correct path) Microsoft Store version of Paint.net Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects (please reverse / for correct path) You have to adapt for your language My Documents How does it work? The effect first calculates the size of the tree and then defines a ratio to make it fit in the selection. This is why the result is always inside. The User interface This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Render. Level (higher = slower) Number of levels to draw a tree. High level give more details but could take more time and CPU. Start angle Rotation adjustment of the tree. Default is vertical for the first segment.. Link angles (B = -A) Check it for a symmetric tree, angle of left branches is negative angle of the right branches. Angle A/B Two angles adjustments for two branches at each new level. Link length (B = A) Check it for equal lengths between left and right branches. Length A/B (higher = slower) Two lengths adjustments for two branches at each new level. Start Thickness Adjust the thickness of the first segment. The thickness is reducing at each new level and it is adjusted by the ratio of the tree vs the canvas. Margin Add a margin around the tree from point to point. It doesn’t use the thickness in care to calculate the margin. Transparency Adapt the transparencies of the elements of the segments, Invert horizontal/vertical Check boxes to mirror the tree horizontally or vertically. End caps style Select the ends cap style of the lines. Use full area (no aspect ratio) The tree is placed depending on its dimensions compared with the size of canvas but keep a ratio for the aspect. Check to fill the maximum area without the aspect ratio. Use palette of colors By default, the tree use the color wheel (primary color). When checked, each segment use a color from the active palette. Color If “Use palette of colors” is unchecked, you could choose another color to draw the tree. Add shadow Check this to draw a dark segment before the color segment making a small relief shadow on the tree. Examples and with more work: Voilà! Enjoy!
  4. 7 points
    Update to the online documentation now has a list of sections under Keyboard & Mouse commands. Each is a link to the appropriate section. For example, click on Selection Tools to jump to the Selection Tools section The Hover effect works in both Chrome and Firefox. I checked
  5. 7 points
    Yeah, your'e cool, to each their own. Your version yields great results. I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of all your tuts. Just saying... I've been playing around with various glass effects today. I used a custom shape ( I believe it was one of Lydia's?) and desided to make a Crystal Ball effect animation out of it...
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    April Update Welcome aboard this months plugin update. Tonight's menu will tempt your tastebuds with five new plugins all by @MadJik (how does he do it??) Fractal Fern Leaf MadJik Uses a recursive fractal formula to render pseudo fern fronds. Found in Magical Plugins Megapack. Generate 96 colors for palettes MadJik Fills the active layer with 96 dstinct colors for use as a paint.net palette. Options to specify the start and end colors and the steps between (also random). Plugin can save the color scheme as a PDN palette. Found in Magical Plugins Megapack. Hilbert filling curve texture MadJik Uses the space-filling Hilbert formula (Peano 1890, Hilbert 1891) to fill the target region with a continuous path. The path is comprised of short, straight lines whose ends either continue in the same direction or undergo a 90 degree turn. Found in Magical Plugins Megapack. List of color palettes MadJik Tiles PDN palettes in the /palettes/ folder to the canvas. Found in Magical Plugins Megapack. Spot the center MadJik Places a configurable marker at the center of the canvas, selection or weighted selection. Found in Magical Plugins Megapack.
  8. 6 points
    Happy Easter to all! Enjoy some 'glassy' eggs....
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    Because it was so fun, done again. Thank you @welshblue and, thank you @MJW !
  11. 5 points
    Fractal fern leaf What's this? This effect uses a fractal formula to draw a leaf of fern. Download it! Plugin FractalFern.dll Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/FractalFern.zip The MadJik's All plugins package is available! http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=7186 How to install Close Paint.net Classic version of Paint.net Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects (please reverse / for correct path) Microsoft Store version of Paint.net Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects (please reverse / for correct path) You have to adapt for your language My Documents The User interface This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Render. Cycles (high values take time) Number of cycles to draw a fern. A random factor is used in the formula. Each calculation gives a different fern. Curvature Curvature factor of the fern. Zero for a straight stem. Population The bigger the population, the thicker the fern and vice versa. Left/Right Leaflet Adjust the left or right part of the foliage. Left/Right Leaflet Adjust the left or right part of the foliage. Length of the stem You could sometime need to change this value to make the stem continuous depending on the other parameters. Adjust Height Increase/Decrease the height of the fern. Dispersion Adjust the distance between dots. Size of the dot The dot is make with a surface, an outlining border (line) and a black shadow. You could change the size with this slider. Transparency Line/Surface/Shadow Adapt the transparencies of the elements of the dots to obtain relief, blending of the colors, etc. Set the value to zero to disactivate an element. Use palette of colors By default, the fern is drawn with green colors and brown for the sten. When checked, each dot use a color from the active palette. Square dot By default, a dot is a circle. You could choose to draw squares instead. AntiAlias Check this to use better quality. Switch left-right leaves If you need the first leaf to be on the left side then check this box. Examples Voilà! Enjoy!
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    Give a try to this plugin:
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    Duplicate your layer three times. Use the Curves adjustment. To keep only one color on each layer. Select the upper layer and shift them slightly. Change the blending modes as in my image.
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    @welshblue and @MJW! Thank you both! Fantastic! *This setting from the original tutorial! *Played with the settings
  18. 4 points
    @MadJik! Thank you so much for sharing. It did not work out so well with the tree.
  19. 4 points
    A Very Happy Easter to Everyone on the Paint.net Forum. Hope you have a great weekend.
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    Paint.net. My perfect brain food. With so many great plug-ins to play with, I still learn new things every time I use it. ShapeMaker is one of my favorites so I thought I would share some of my creations. These shapes work best using 'Draw Shape Outline" as some of them do not fill correctly. I read the entire user guide twice, visited the Microsoft links, reviewed all I found in the forums, tried rearranging the path lists and was still unable to find a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated. IronSkye's Flowers.zip IronSkye's Leaves.zip IronSkye's Stars n Stuff.zip
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    Fantastic stuff @welshblue I have no idea how you manage to work out all of @MJW's amazing Plugins, but you sure have (and @lynxster4 too) taught me a thing or two or 20 ............ and I thank you very muchies Herewith my attempt. I used a different font and played slightly with some modes.
  25. 4 points
    Fooling around with some of @MJW 's plugins (texture view skewer and texture shader) and applied some steps from @welshblue's Metallic Marble Text and came up with this: Cookie Cutter Text Never used Texture View Skewer before...it does some interesting things...