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  1. 6 points
    Here's something that might be fun to play with, whether it's useful or not. It draws cardinal splines, colors them with various brush settings, rotates them etc. For me it was an exercise in GDI+ and OptionBased UI. Any bug reports or suggestions welcome... Found under Effects>Render menu. UI: Option: controls the randomness of the splines. Rotations: how many copies of the spline around a circle. Tension: controls the spline tension, how jagged or 'loopy'. Angle: rotates the splines. Sigma Focus: gradient center. Sigma Scale: gradient falloff. Gradation Size: size of the gradient rectangle. Zoom: zoom in or out. Draw/Fill/Both: how to paint the splines. Color tabs: select Pen/Alt/Bgd colors. Path Brush Draw/Fill: use path brush on either draw or fill. Path Controls: click drop-down to display more path options. AntiAlias: set smoothing mode. Points: click drop-down to display/change point data Menu Button: allows saving and loading of options and other cool stuff. Installation: Unzip "mandala.zip" and copy the following files: mandala.dll, mandala.dlc into the Effects folder of your Paint.NET installation. A typical location is "C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects". OptionBasedLibrary v0.7.9.dll, OptionBasedLibrary v0.7.9.dlc into the folder of your Paint.NET installation (not into the Effects folder!). (unless it is already there, then you can skip this step) A typical location is "C:\Program Files\Paint.NET". Thanks to Midora for the optionBased library and to toe_head2001 for examples of using it. Enjoy. mandala.zip
  2. 5 points
    I have been on an emotional rollercoaster these past couple of weeks. On New Year's Day, I was blessed with my 3rd grandchild, and 4 days later the good Lord summoned my dad home. He was in end-stage Parkinson's and it was a horrible thing to watch. I was so glad to be with him at the end. I'm crying as I'm typing this...he was my last parent to go. I have a big hole in my heart that I hope time will heal. I want to share a couple of pictures with my PDN family. This forum has helped me more than you will ever know. When I joined in late 2015, I was recovering from major surgery, and making art and participating in the forum was very therapeutic for me. Hopefully, I will rejoin you soon. Thank you to all my friends!!
  3. 4 points
    Thanks xod for a great clock plugin! ......and here's the animated version.
  4. 1 point
    Texture Scaler is a seemingly boring but quite useful utility program which allows height maps to be rescaled. The height map is mapped to the specified range. The original range is considered to be 0 to 1 if the Pre-Scale Heights to Entire Range option is disabled, and the minimum height to the maximum height within the selected portion (actually its bounding rectangle) of the image if the option's enabled. The Feather Far Pixels option is useful for erasing the zero-height background when combing height maps using the Texture Merger with the Minimum merge method. Unchecking the Produce 24-Bit Height Map option allows it to be used to scale grayscale height maps (and other grayscale images too, I suppose). Here is the plugin (version 1.2.6431.28257): TextureScaler.zip From the Help Menu: Texture Scaler scales a height map to a specified range. The controls are: Pre-Scale Heights to Entire Range: When enabled, the height range is adjusted prior to scaling so that the minimum pixel height is zero and the maximum pixel height is one. Equivalently, the minimum height will be mapped to Minimum Height and the maximum height will be mapped to Maximum Height. When there is an active selection, the pixels within the selection's bounding box will be used to determine the depth range. Set Transparent-Pixel Heights to Zero Before Scaling: When enabled, the heights of transparent pixels will be set to zero before mapping to the final range. Equivalently, transparent pixels will be mapped to Minimum Height. Don't Scale Transparent Pixels: When enabled, the heights of transparent pixels are not modified by pre-scaling or by the range scaling. If this option and Set Transparent-Pixel Heights to Zero Before Scaling are both enabled, the heights of transparent pixels are set to zero. Feather Far Pixels: When enabled, the transparency of scaled pixels near the Minimum Height will be increased. Feather Range: Specifies the proportion of the Minimum Height to Maximum Height range that will be feathered when Feather Far Pixels is enabled. When Feather Range is zero, pixels at the Minimum Height are fully transparent and all other pixels are unmodified. When Feather Range is one, the pixel transparency will decrease linearly through the full height range. Produce 24-Bit Height Map: When enabled, the scaled height map will have 24-bits of precision. When disabled, the scaled height map will be an 8-bit grayscale image. Minimum Height: Specifies the minimum value for the scaled height map. Maximum Height: Specifies the maximum value for the scaled height map. The user interface: EDIT: Version 1.1. Replaced buggy version. Increased slider precision from 2 to 3 places. EDIT 8/9/2017: Version 1.2. Fixed various bugs; added "Don't Scale Transparent Pixels" control; Modified feathering control. EDIT 8/10/2017: Version 1.2.6431.28257. Minor change to avoid unlikely problem.
  5. 1 point
    Welcome to the 2016 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show! Where you decided the best of 2016, the worst of 2016, and everything in between! Hi, I'm your host, BoltBait. OK, let's dive right in to the first award for the evening... The Mimi Bobeck Award: This one's for the biggest forum troll of 2016 on the Paint.NET forum. As I'm sure you're aware, a forum troll is someone who posts a lot, whose posts don't always have an overflow of useful content, and who's posts are typically contrarian in nature. Not to say that they never have relevant posts, but -- ah hell, it's 2016, you guys know what a forum troll on the Internet is by now. The nominees for this award include: ugh, too many to list And, the big winner with 67% of the vote is... Maximilian Congratulations (I think?) Now, one for the mods of this wonderful board. The Real Estate Award: This one's for the mod who tends to close posts the most – they are always there, just waiting for someone to break the rules or post something useless. Decide that you're gonna make a post wrong forum? BAM! This guy moves it before you even get a reply. Some n00b spamming the forums with Viagra ads? BAM! Bant! Not only does this guy close posts, but he wields the banhammer in a way which would make Thor proud. The nominees for this award include, surprisingly enough: most of the mods! The runner-up with 36% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo And, the winner with 45% of the vote is... BoltBait (Hey! That's me!) Keep up the great work! (Um... I will!) Now, back to an award you probably don't want to win. The "Wrong End of A Massive Pwnage" Award: You have seen it before… a member posts their unsupported opinion as fact and you just watch and wait for an intelligent member to come in and fry them. This award is, as the title suggests, for the member who has been on the wrong end of a massive pwnage, or has one coming their way sooner than later. The nominees for this award include: IRON67, toe_head2001, and RetiredSlacker The runners-up with 14% of the vote each is... RacerX and Dipstick And, the winner with 29% of the vote is... Eli Congrats! And, be on the lookout for that massive pwnage! Next up, an award that no one would be embarrassed to win. The Proton Award: This one is for the member who, overall, has the most positive input to the Paint.NET forum. Whether it's through modship, Paint.NET help, organizing UBB games, valuable input in the suggestions threads, etc; this member is always there to give something back to the community. The nominees for this award include: too many to list (which is a testament to how great our board is) The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Eli The winner with 27% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo Now for an award where just about everyone came in second. The Big Bird Award: This one is for the friendliest soul on the boards. Thoughts toward the vernacular aside, the winner of The Big Bird Award is someone who's always warm, friendly and fuzzy to the other members. The nominees for this award include: Maximilian, lynxster4, and Ego Eram Reputo The runner-up with 31% of the vote is... Pixey And, the winner with 38% of the vote is... Seerose Wow! You look great in yellow! Next, we have an award that everyone would win, if only we knew you better. The Howard Hughes Award: This one goes out to the most eccentric member of the boards. Whether it's stem cell research, abortion, or what they had for lunch yesterday; this member always seems to be on the other side of a debate. Of course, this award doesn't go to just any argumentative soul, this one's for someone who does it well. The nominees for this award include: Scooter, Iron67, toe_head2001, Shochi, Ego Eram Reputo, MJW, and Skullbonz The winner with 22% of the vote is... Dipstick Way to go! The Radiance Award: This award goes out to the most brilliant Paint.NET forumer. This person always has something to say, and sure enough, they're usually right. They know everything about some things, and seemingly something about everything. When someone struck you as a smart cookie, this is where you acknowledged that. The nominees for this award include: BoltBait, Ego Eram Reputo, Eli, MJW, and Pixey The winner with 23% of the vote is... Red ochre Keep on shining! Rookie of the Year Award: This award goes out to the new member who made the biggest impact on the community. To be eligable for this award, the user must have joined after January 1, 2016. The nominees for this award include: Schochi, Nombot, and Rickhum The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... LionsDragon And, the winner with 50% of the vote is... Woodsy Now, there's an award you can't win twice in a row! The Homer Simpson Award: This award goes out to the funniest forum member. Whether it be wit, shock value, clever writing, or some other form of humor which I'm invariably forgetting, this member is always on top of it. The nominees for this award include: LionsDragon, Scooter, dipstick, and Rickhum The runner-up with 21% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo The winner with 33% of the vote is... BoltBait You all crack me up! Now, for the award that no one wants to win (or do they?) The Pauly Shore Award: This one goes to the unfunniest member. Maybe their wit isn't witty, or their shock value is too much. Whatever the case, here's your chance to recognize someone who specifically doesn't make you laugh. Oh, sure, they try... but always seem to come up short. The nominees for this award include: Midora and MJW The runner-up with 20% of the vote is... Shochi The winner with 40% of the vote is... Dipstick Better try more loller cats, guys! The Hit & Miss Award: This one's for the member who we miss -- for whatever reason (work, real life, bannination, death by meteor, etc.) they've left the discussion, and the Paint.NET forum members want them back. The nominees for this award include: Yellowman, Cc4FuzzyHuggles, and welshblue The runner-up with 15% of the vote is... Helen And, the winner with 46% of the vote is... Techno Robbo We miss you! Come back! The Spool Awards: This category recognizes members who are big names in certain threads or certain types of threads for their knowledge or help. Captain N: (The UBB gamer) david.atwell The MVP: (The sports guru) SiBorg Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru) Zagna Rolling Stone: (The music guru) xod 101010: (The computer guru) Rick Brewster Congrats to all! Next, on to the awards for Paint.NET prowess! The Picasso Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the weirdest art (in a good way) using Paint.NET. The nominees for this award include: Red ochre, Woodsy, Eli, and Seerose The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... Shochi And, the winner with 36% of the vote is... Rickhum Well deserved recognition! The Monet Award: This one goes to the member who consistently creates the most beautiful art using Paint.NET. The nominees for this award include: Red ochre, Pastorross, Oma, and Lynxster4 The runners-up with 15% of the vote is... Seerose/Woodsy And, the winner with 38% of the vote is... Pixey The GE Award: This one goes to the author who created the best plugin of 2016. The nominees for this award include: AnthonyScoffler, Lynxster, Red ochre, Remake, BoltBait, and Techno Robbo The winners with 29% of the votes each is... MJW and toe_head2001 I think we're *all* the winners of this award, don't you? The Marilyn Monroe Award: This award is for the best shape of 2016. The nominees for this award include: um... just the two winners... The runner-up with 14% of the vote is... toe_head2001 And, the winner with 86% of the vote is... Lynxster4 The Marlboro Award: Ever see one of those sigs and thought "Wow, that really makes me think!", or "Gee, that's awesome!"? Well, here's the category where you get the chance to recognize the member with that sig. This award is for the best signature of 2016. The nominees for this award include: Pastorross, doughty, Maximillian, and Nitenurse79 The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... Woodsy The winner with 36% of the vote is... Pixey Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2016. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible. The nominees for this award include: MJW, Ego Eram Reputo, lynxster4, and Remake The runner up with 23% of the vote is... Pixey The winner with 38% of the vote is... Eli I think we can all learn from you! Now, a few things thrown in just for fun! 1) “And your newest mod for the Paint.NET forum is toe_head2001!” 2) “Wow, look, Pastorross is showing their art in the Louvre!” 3) “Hey, Shochi has his own TV show!” 4) “Hello, I’m Retiredslacker, and I’m an alcoholic.” 5) “In local news, police have finally gunned down CRayChosen1 from his murderous rampage.” 6) “OMGWTFLOLBBQ, Rick Brewster just got bant good!” I wonder what his offense was?! (My keyboard is on fire now... can't feel my fingers...) And, finally, the award you’ve all been waiting for... The Kings/Queens of Paint.NET: This award is plainly & simply the popularity contest you know you all want. You select 4 of this year's most popular forum members -- be they friendly, smart, interesting, funny, some of the above, none of the above, or what -- this award is for your favorite posters. As one voter put it, "I'll let you decide who are the kings and who are the queens!" The nominees for this award include: BoltBait, Helen, and Woodsy The third place spot with 9% of the vote is... Eli The runner-up with 15% of the votes is... Red ochre *Drum roll, please* And, the clear winner with 17% of the vote is... Pixey the new Queen of Paint.NET! Well done, one and all! That about wraps it up for this year. I'd like to thank each and every one who turned in a ballot. You guys rock! And, to all the winners, I raise my glass, "cheers!" Good night. CRayChosen1, use a designated driver. Be safe, everyone. See you all next year! You may now give your Acceptance Speeches and Congratulatory Messages below...
  6. 1 point
    I'm glad you figured out that you need to save your image in a format that preserves the transparency, like PNG. Saving your image as JPG simply won't work as the JPG format doesn't support transparency. By the way, GIF will also work, if your image is 256 colors or less. I still prefer PNG though.
  7. 1 point
    My Dear Lynxster! I'm so sorry, that's really sad. My heartfelt condolences. Congrats on the new baby Aaron.
  8. 1 point
    Deepest condolences on your loss, dear lynxster, and congrats on the new baby
  9. 1 point
    Red Glowing Sphere Effect: Shape 3D + Glow + Dents + Color Zoom Blur + Soften Portrait
  10. 1 point
    Created a dispersion effect in PDN. Brush factory plug-in was used to paint the dispersion brush and then alpha masked. It took several effort to make it work, duplication of layers, and so on.
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  12. 1 point
    Latest : The First Serious Attempt With Paint.NET 3.5.11 On Linux Lite : " Love Is Like The Crystal Orb " ( Click the link for original view ) Original Picture
  13. 1 point
    Dear Lynxster! Congratulations for the award.
  14. 1 point
    Such a Lovely way to begin 2017 with such a great regards from good friends Great feeling to start well, i want to tell you guys something about something: you all have your images on the drive i guess, like i do. and the thing is that i wonder if you 'look at them" like i do ? Well i think i am in relations with "all of them" So the next Video is about old image which i combine with new Animation. I guess its called "New Beginnings"
  15. 1 point
    Dear NomBot! Thank you so much for your effort. Very nice plugin.
  16. 1 point
    Looks interesting. Thanks from me too! Just out of curiosity I've been trying to emulate some of this coloring with the color effects I have in my PdN, but to no avail so far. I suppose they are really using an innovative approach for this tool.