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    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it As requested here is the zen stones tutorial . Plugins used: Shape3D http://forums.getpai...showtopic=18968 Drop Shadow http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=8375 AA´s Assistant http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/16643-dpys-pack-2012-08-26/ You can make own stone texture or use premade one, I used WelshBlue´s which he generously shared. You can find it in his gallery http://forums.getpai...lue-air-cooled/. I used Shape3D to make a base stone and then you can use different distortion methods to shape the stones to your liking, I used Bulge. ------------------------------- I started with this texture: and here are some steps with screenshots: Open new image and copy and paste your stone to different layers. Shape the stones to your liking. Use Selection tools and Move pixels for final adjustments and placing of stones Then I ran AA´s Assistant to smooth the edges and added some shadows and background. I used Drop Shadow for shadows between stones and for bottom shadows I used 2 black filled ellipses and applied Gaussian Blur. Bottom shadows are each on own layer so you can play with settings and blur to get the right look. --------------------------------- Here is the finished image:
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    Hi all, I hope I posted this picture link right....if i didn't please let me know ASAP. Please feel free to comment on my work wether its complimentary or some harsh criticizim (give it to me with both barrels I can take it {I Think}). It may have taken me a while but I did a lot of practicing and getting use to the different tools but I finally did it