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    Thank you @Icegodes ... @lynxster4 @Pixey @Seerose @TrevorOutlaw .... thanks guys. I want to re-visit the light bulb at sometime as the metal connection is slightly off. It needs to be tilted forward ever so slightly, but still keep the same shape. Hopefully I'll have an eureka moment one day. Thanks too to @ReMake @Maximilian and @HyReZ for the rep points. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I'm calling this piece CopyCat as I wanted to try out the technique demonstrated here Trevor Outlaw. it's an interesting style and not quite as easy as it looks. But I guess there's no right or wrong ?
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    @Xhin! Thank you so much. I am happy for your comments. Which is the most beautiful.?
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    Wikimedia Commons features the RAAF roundel in various sizes (PNGs), plus the original SVG file (hope it helps). If you ever happen to need another roundel, either Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons is very likely to have it since nowadays there are wiki pages for pretty much every air force in the world.
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    I agree (and have proposed before) that all commands, such as Copy, and Fill Selection, should treat no-selection as if the entire canvas was selected. BTW, the keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Copy Merge do that already.
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    Thank you all. I have posted a new version with several options.
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    ... hope it's been a good one mate
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    Thanks everyone! I just woke up...
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    @AspiringArtist welcome to the forums ... the way BoltBait describes, is the go to method by common consensus. Unfortunately I never get good results that way so I make my images the size they're displayed. I use a lot of blur painting to maximise light and shadows and this covers a multitude of sins. I can only speak from my own experience for this though. I also use the built in Sharpen filter - very sparingly on low settings. Too much and it's a very false finish. I can only advise, practice, practice, practice and experiment to find what works best for you. I approach an image as if I'm respraying a car - lots of thinner layers always gives a better finish than fewer 'thicker' layers. With regards to Rotate/Zoom ... I only use it to rotate precisely or to shrink an object. For tilting etc I use Shape3D . on the Box setting. Uncheck the faces you don't want to manipulate, Check the AA option, set it to 5, turn off the lighting option. Then use the Axis 1, 2, 3 controls,. It takes a while to get used to, but the more you play, the more intuitive it becomes and gives substantially better results. At least I think so. The first notepad in the competition is all made up of layers of Shape3D. Even the ribbon. If you look closely you can see where the 'Box' flat part meets the loop. The loop was made using the Cylinder setting in Shape3D and deleting the surplus to make a join. (The second pad is also S3D ... with some Tube Oblique to give it a curl) It's more experimenting with the added bonus of being able to save settings to re-use on other projects. Thanks for the compliment, shout out with any other questions. There's always someone willing to help
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    The best way is to create your image at 200% or 400%. Then, when finished, scale it down to the contest size.
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    Just checked back with 4.2.5 and the issue persists. Also drawing on my second monitor when the window is between screens (but in my main screen) just makes paint.net draw weird lines (see attachment, right side). This also happens when the screen is half-way on both screens, active on the second one and drawing on my main screen (left side). Most likely a bug when handling dpi.
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    You may share a link in your first post. However, if your link is commercial in nature (spam), you will be banned.
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    Welcome to 11 Healthy Habits of a Paint.NET Artist I remember when I first started using Paint.NET my work was sloppy, unorganized, crude, and not well built. Over time I began to learn how to accomplish things in a healthier manner resulting in better work. I was organized and I was prepared to make changes when needed. This trial and error has taken me a year to understand and I still have at least another year to master these key elements in image editing. So, I want to help you make these leaps and bounds in less then a year through a tutorial. So venture with me through what I believe are the 10 Healthy Image Editing Habits. Number 11: Don't let Procrastination Fool You As Submitted by Tendercrisp When working on a creation that is taking a while, don't let this type of procrastination fool you! Taking time to create a project allows more room for further development in smaller areas of the creation then it would if the image was rushed. As well, procrastination can also allow for new ideas to form and thus a greater expansion upon the creation. So remember: don't let procrastination fool you! Number 10: Project Folders One of the key habits to learn through out life is organization. Staying organized allows for quick access to the small things. This key life habit should also be applied in Paint.NET and basic image editing. One good way to do this is to create what I like to call Project Folders. Project Folders are an easy way of keeping any stock, .PDNs, and WIPS organized in one place that differentiates itself from other projects. To create a Project Folder simply create a folder in your preferred directory by the name of the overall image you are creating. For instance if you were making an image of a flower, a good name for your Project Folder would be 'Flower'. Within this folder, create a folder for Stocks, a folder for PDNs, Plugin Files (i.e. ScriptLab and Shape3D) and a folder for WIP (Work in Progress). Use these separate folders religiously! Number 9: Layer Descriptions "Paint.NET allows for the naming of your layers. To name a layer, simply double click the layer itself or click Layer Properties." While naming layers are generally a good thing, it is a good idea to always describe your layers after the layer name. This description can be anything, such as the steps it took to create that layer, what the layer contains, or what the layer's purpose is. For instance, if I created a simple blue ball using Shape 3D I would name my layer 'Ball - Fill blue, use Shape3D file 'BlueBall.xml'' This way I know what it contains and how I created it as well as the name of any relevant files. Number 8: Take Notes Always take notes! Whether it be the particular settings you used in a particular effect or the coordinates you started on with a particular tool it is always important to take notes. Taking notes is helpful for a lot of things such as remembering new techniques you have learned, writing tutorials, or self reference for a latter time in the project creation. It may sound difficult at first, but if you continue to do this you will see a great improvement in project creation. Number 7: Always Work Through Tutorials One the best ways to learn new things is to follow another Paint.NET Artist's methods of doing work. While it may not be anything YOU want to create, 9 times out of 10 that tutorial contains methods of doing a particular thing in Paint.NET you dont use. After you use these new methods, it is always helpful to practice applying them in future projects. As the saying goes: "There is more than one way to skin a cat" Number 6: Ask for Advice One of the best things about this forum is that there are other members who love to help you achieve your goals in a particular image. A recent change to the forums brought about The Pictorium. Inside there is a place by the name of the Image Hospital. The Image Hospital is a great way to flatten a WIP and ask for suggestions as to what you need to do next or what should be changed about the current state of things. And never ignore the advice given back! Always work through the advice and determine if you like the new end result better than the previous end result. Number 5: Save Like there is No Tomorrow Always save your work! One of the worst circumstances to be in is working on an image for hours only for the power to go out and you lose all of your work! I will always recommend a layered image format, especially .PDN! By learning to save religiously now there is always the chance you will be ridding yourself of ache later. Number 4: Guidelines A key element in image editing will always be positioning and alignment no matter what you are working on. A good habit to get into is using guidelines. Whether it be writing down coordinates within your notes or using the line tool on a separate layer guidelines are a must. I simply could not imagine trying to work with an image without using guidelines! Number 3: Layers Layers are a godsend! Using layers you can keep images clean, separated, and make room for future adjustment. To be honest, I do not even know where to begin when it comes to telling you how important it is to use layers! Just remember that when saving your project you save in a format that supports layers, such as Paint.NET's native image format .PDN. Number 2: Use the Right Tool for the Job Simply because you can make a multi color gradient using multiple layers, Curves, and Overlay doesn't mean you always should. There is more than one way to skin a cat and more than likely one of those 'ways' will save you a lot of time in creating your image. That isn't to say, however, that you SHOULD not attempt at a different method. Building a knowledge base of methods for reaching a single effect can never be a bad thing. One way may be more changeable while another way will get it done quicker. In the end it is all a matter of opinion. Number 1: Enjoy What You Do! Never put yourself through misery when working with Paint.NET. Use art as a medium of relaxation and peace, never a place to make yourself cry. Doing this will only ruin the fun that comes from image editing! Never let bad work bring you down and never let the person beside you's work make you feel inferior in any way. Learning to use Paint.NET comes with time and eventually you will come across your own technique and style!
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    *pokes head out* @Pixey I liked your entry very much-the spirals are a nice touch; how did you achieve them?
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    Starwars vs. Star Trek .
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    Extended version of Fibonacci Fill made by @Ego Eram Reputo , and @Red ochre will be coming to G'MIC 2.8. I did fixed Object Size filter, now dynamic gui is enabled there. For more information: See this pull request - Fix to Object Size filter ; pal cli fixes, and new Fibonacci gui filter and cli filters #230 Minor note for CLI users - I added info to pal cli command.
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    Ignore the DPI. This is a printer specific parameter which you don't need to bother with. Just submit a PNG image 2200x3000px in size and you'll be fine. Trust me 😀
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    Crashed it swapping between fluid/not fluid to check the changes.
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    I finally got this on DVD... It is everything I wanted to end the story. @welshblue, I think you’ll like this one.
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    Don't forget there is an incredible Seam Carving plugin which does this sort of manipulation very well.
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    @paiget777 ... this may help. Always remember an Object Effect needs transparency around it to work. I like to run this type of effect on a duplicated layer of the object you want to run a shadow on. This way you can play with Opacity at a later stage. But that's down to person choice
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    Without the three people you've insulted there wouldn't be a forum. Maybe it's the chip on your shoulder, stopping you from using Ctrl and scroll ... (my left arm/ hand is pretty useless but I still get by)
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    I would pick the last one as my fave
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    According to this post on the NVIDIA forum you can change the language using a registry setting.
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    I'm always quick with what I hope is seen as constructive critique to pieces on here, so equally should give credit where credit is due. I really do think the latest works are top drawer ... and really can't tell the difference between PS and PDN. Having tried this technique myself today, it just reinforces my thoughts. The dispersion really adds a great new dimension
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    This took way to long to reply to at the time I posted this thread, I was going through a really hard time. I got scared about replying to everyone just made a "thankyou" at the bottom. I hope you all can forgive my cowardice, its been a struggle to past. Thankyou all for your positive feedback! I will reply to any comment in the future. Sincerely, Ice
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    I've had a harrowing time lately..... Largely fabricated from 12mm rebar.
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    Sounds like you're running a very old version of Windows 10. You'll need to run Windows Update so you're on Windows 10 v1607 or higher.
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    We changed the rules for just this OotF @Seerose so you can have either a Black background, or a white, or just transparent. It's up to you
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    Lovely picture @Pixey! It looks so real. Gotta love MJW's plugins. You got this one 'just right'! 😁
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    Dave was a humble and selfless man. He spent hundreds of hours on the forum replacing images and archiving tutorials. He did this because he wanted to. That's the sort of guy he was. I shall miss him and his wonderful wood-works greatly 😥 I'm not a religious man, but I like to imagine Dave is somewhere designing clouds and nebulae for us to enjoy. Please do spare a thought for his family. They suffered along with him. I imagine their grief must be pretty raw right now.
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    I so want to do that. It'll be safer than the time I crept up behind my son wearing a Scream mask ... and he floored me 🤕
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    At first I thought that track was meh but then I listened to the whole album with some cannabis and was blown away by how awesome it was. This is now my go-to album for "music meditation". That is, listening to music while kinda taking a nap but actually meditating (not trying to fall asleep).
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    I've been using Snippets more and more in Visual Studio. I wanted to add a bunch of them to CodeLab, but I don't think people want the same snippets that I do. So... I'm thinking CodeLab could benefit from a Snippet Manager where you can add your own custom snippets. For example, say you're working on your script, and you realize you need to retrieve the current palette. You can have a snippet called curPal (or whatever), and it would expand into: IReadOnlyList<ColorBgra> CurrentColors = Services.GetService<IPalettesService>().CurrentPalette; As it stands, you have to open the Templates (File -> New), and generate a whole new file. Then you have to copy and paste the relevant line of code from one tab to another. Unless of course you have that palette code memorized, and are willing to type it out. Who wants this? Or is it just me?
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    Yes, it's much faster. Thank you @SodiumEnglish!
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    Update Work in progress need suggestions on background I'm drawing the background for this one right now will take time to trace in getpaint Still working on the tutorial been really tired with work lately so in between writing it out. I have been working on this for a friend of mine would like honest feedback on it, and will make the corrections (if any) later. With a new repost replacing this 1.
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    The original apint on windows has a spray paint tool. Is there a plugin for this in paint.NET?