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    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it I have made couple of tutorials of wings I thought could maybe help out some beginners: ------------------------- First the bat wings. You will need following plugins for this: AA´s Assistant Drop Shadow Feather and Bevel Selection And now the angel wings tutorial which has also been available in PDN Fans forum for a bit now so some of you might be already familiar with it . I found this really easy Gimp tutorial about how to make wings and made something similar with Paint.net. I used Smudge and Grim Color Reaper in this tutorial. Use Smudge tool freely to shape your wings as you wish . ADDED: If you don´t have Paintbrush option in your Smudge tool, use the option in Smudge tool´s popup window left corner "Add / Remove brushes" and try with own paint splatter png file or brush. If you don´t have own brush here is something I made you can try with:
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    As promised, my entry in the original size.
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    MODERATOR'S NOTE: This plugin may not be compatible with Paint.NET 4.0+. Download - http://alivate.com.au/BatchProcessAutomater.zip Please donate even $5 if this helps you - it took me about 10-14 hours to complete, and saved me 1 hr manually processing my 154 images... $USD $ GBP £ EUR € JPY ¥ CAD $ AUD $ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It bothered me that I couldn't automate the AutoLevel Effect on a folder full of pictures, so I spent the weekend and created a solution. I'm sure the future version of PDN will include such a batch automation feature, but I couldn't wait. So here it is. It leverage's pyrochild's ScriptLab plugin to actually apply a consistent set of plugins on each file, so make sure that's installed first. You will need to create your scripts inside PDN as usual with just the ScriptLab plugin. (The pyrochild plugin pack has a few dlls, you only technically need the ScriptLab.dll [copied into the Effects folder], but I'm sure you would copy them all) This Batch Process Automater, iterates through a given folder and then applies the ScriptLab plugin and therefore in turn, one or more effects. The plugin is open-source, so feel free to fork it - https://bitbucket.org/merarischroeder/pdn-batcher Instructions: 1. Create a ScriptLab Script of the effects you want to apply. Simply open PDN, Go to Effects > Advanced > ScriptLab, and do what you have to do, before clicking Save and then cancelling out of the dialog box. 2. Close PDN 3. Open BatchProcessAutomater.exe 4. Specify the Source and Output folders, these will default to your Pictures folder for your profile. 5. Specify the ScriptLab Script to run on each file. 6. Click Run You will then see Paint.Net open, and each file will be opened one at a time with effects being applied and the updated file saved. I could hide Paint.Net, but decided to keep it visible, you can then see the outcome and perhaps make notes as the system processes through the files. You can of course modify the Search filter which defaults to *.jpg, but at the moment the system will only save as JPG at 100 percent quality. Plenty of opportunity for improvement in the future. But I won't make any changes for a few weeks - feel free to ask for improvements or better still, send me patches to apply to the open source code base. The next change, if any, will be the ability to supply these parameters via command line arguments, this would be quite trivial to accomplish, the Form calls a static function on the class Automation, with the parameters. Command line input would be as simple as enumerating the arguments and passing them as parameters to this same function (although this should be done from the Form load event, as the main thread needs to be running for the function to work). Anyone want to give it a go? Try and help me on the open source code? I see opportunities for enabling the automation ofcanvas resizing image resizing (although you can use the rotate/zoom plugin) layer creation region copying (from source layer, to destination layer plus position) text generation I'm in no hurry though, and lets see what the new version of PDN will bring.
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    Something new and a tad glossy - again, sorry! Alice's Looking Glass
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    Wall-E Font - Gunship (from dafont.com) Pdn the rest.
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    PDN is a great tool, but it's nothing without imagination. And your imagination is freakin' awesome! You've got a great gallery here and I look forward to seeing more.
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    You never cease to amaze me, Welsh. Everything you do is absolutely top shelf and serves as a shining example of what can be done with this great program with some creativity and a lot of patience (of which I have very little). Tainted Love is phenomenal. The juxtaposition of the shiny rings against the grungy background really makes it pop. You are a master of contrast.
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    William Foster character sourced from This picture. Skyline from a clip-art CD.
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    picture from here - https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dirty+dancing+shadow&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=81dUUq_2DKfX0QWvvYCIDw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1438&bih=708&dpr=1#q=dirty+dancing+&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=kkjnJnSmtSK16M%3A%3B_gXIeju2JtQqHM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fresources3.atgtickets.com%252Fstatic%252F5670_full.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.atgtickets.com%252Fshows%252Fdirty-dancing-tickets%252F%3B460%3B260
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    Great stuff! Will come in handy one day im sure! (What with my abuse of 'Cross Processing')
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    Many thanks @Welshy for yet another well written and easy to follow tutorial Herewith my girly edition and it gave me a chance to use the icons I made yongers ago
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    Stock ... I hope it's not a bad omen in real life putting Mr. Blue in there ...
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    Mister Atwell, we will agree to disagree. The big internet firms have been paid a lot of money from NSA for the data that they collect on everyone. The funniest thing i have seen over the last few months, was wording on google start page that claimed that they respected your privacy. They were compensated for not respecting your privacy. You are correct in assuming that the average person probably doesn't need to fear, but larger targets like banks and hospitals need to be scared out of their minds. My real issue is that it's not that they claim that they need to protect your data, or the public will be outraged. They have been selling it for years already to their friends at marketing firms. That is the problem. Your information belongs to you, and it's not theirs to sell. They have dozens of redundant storage centers. All it will take is another compromise. One turned employee can download tens of terabytes in no time, and sell them to whichever country will pay them the most.
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    I don't want this to turn into another paranoid security discussion, so I'm going to say (as a web developer who has done research into security) that YES- you are correct, there is no such thing as perfect security. But is anyone likely to try to get your information if it's under a moderate-level security or encryption scheme? No. The fact is, your data is just not worth the time. More to the point, your risk of data compromise, as long as you're following best security practices, is way too low to upend your life and remove your data from anywhere it can be compromised. Paranoia aside, the big companies (Microsoft, Apple, Google) have it in their best interests to keep your data safe. Breaches are phenomenally expensive in many different ways, from damage control and system improvement costs to lost business. I work for one of the biggest marketing software companies in the world, and you would not believe how zealously our data is guarded. So, long story short: security is very important. But for 99.9% of people, "industry standard" is more than good enough and you need to be more worried about phishing or other scams.
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    Exactly. Here's another paranoid point that i realised a few years ago. What if they have a way today that nobody has the ability to hack and read the information? They can just pick certain targets of interest and record all of that data flying through the air. Record it for months and years. Later, somebody breaks that code. Now, all they do is go back to the recorded stuff and read every hash. All of these fancy new exciting things look cool, but they create a whole new set of problems. When in a transition mode, you have doubled your weak security areas. First adopters are at the highest risk. I can access this site on my original way today. That was the only one disturbed yesterday.