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    Tutorial now comes with PDF file: Tie-Die Effect - PDF Version.pdf Today I will be showing you how to make the tie-dye effect in Paint.net, like this: Plugins needed: toe_head2001's Droste pyrochild's Curves+ Toli's Smooth (optional) Instructions: Step 1. Insert any texture, or just draw stuff. For this tutorial, I shall use the Paintbrush. Step 2. Apply Droste. You can play with the settings to suit your mood, but I shall crank up the Repeat Per Turn option to max. Step 3. Use any effective blur plugin. Zoom Blur will be used for this tutorial. Step 4. Crank the saturation all the way up with Curves+. You may also maximize the Value if you don't want the ugly white bits. (Also, please ignore the error I made with the text in the next picture. The whole text.) Step 5: You're done! You can use the Smooth plugin if you don't want all those choppy pixelly edges, but as you can see, I'm pretty sure I didn't use that on my tutorial result. What are the odds? Well, this is the end of the tutorial. I'd love to see what you've come up with. Thanks!
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    Welcome to the 2018 Paint.NET Forum Awards Show! Where you decided the best of 2018, the worst of 2018, 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 2018 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 2018, 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 31% of the vote is... ScrapbookwithPDN 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 22% of the vote is... BoltBait (Hey! That's me!) And, the winner with 67% of the vote is... toe_head2001 Keep up the great work! 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: HCGS, IHaveNoName,and Sakana Oji The runner-up with 29% of the vote is... CodeDmitry The winner with 57% of the vote is... HyReZ 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 18% of the vote is... Pixey The winner with 38% 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: Ego Eram Reputo and lynxster4 The runner-up with 18% of the vote is... HyReZ And, the winner with 64% 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: HCGS and Dipstick The runner-up with 25% of the vote is... Welshblue And, the winner with 50% of the vote is... HyRez 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: The runner-up with 19% of the vote is... Ego Eram Reputo And, the winner with 31% of the vote is... BoltBait 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 eligible for this award, the user must have joined after January 1, 2018. The nominees for this award include: Sakana Oji, Mallaboro, and Rick Brewster? The winner with 33% of the vote is... IHaveNoName 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: Scooter The runner-up with 33% of the vote is... BoltBait The winner with 56% of the vote is... Welshblue 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: BoltBait, dipstick, IRON67, and IHaveNoName The runner-up with 22% of the vote is... GillFelis The winner with 38% of the vote is... MJW 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: HELEN The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... TechnoRobbo And, the winner with 64% of the vote is... Red ochre 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) Zagna The MVP: (The sports guru) -NONE- Siskel & Ebert: (The movie guru) BoltBait Rolling Stone: (The music guru) BoltBait 101010: (The computer guru) toe_head2001 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: BlastWave, lynxster4, and TREVOR The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... SeeRose And, the winner with 40% 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: MJW, Lynxster4, and Welshblue The runner-up with 27% of the vote is... Pixey And, the winner with 36% of the vote is... Woodsy The GE Award: This one goes to the author who created the best plugin of 2018. The nominees for this award include: ...just the 2 winners... The runner-up with 19% of the vote is... MadJik The winner with 91% of the votes is... null54 for the plugin G'MIC 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 2018. The nominees for this award include: ...just the winner... The winner with 100% 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 2018. The nominees for this award include: TrevorOutlaw, lynxster4, and GillFelis The runner-up with 18% of the vote is... Woodsy The winner with 55% of the vote is... Pixey Paint.NET's Rabbi: This one goes to the best teacher of 2018. Authors of tutorials newly written this year are eligible. The nominees for this award include: ...just the winners... The runner up with 20% of the vote is... lynxster4 The winner with 80% of the vote is... Welshblue 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 null54!” 2) “Wow, look, Pixey is showing their art in the Louvre!” 3) “Hey, BoltBait has his own TV show!” 4) “Hello, I’m Rick Brewster, and I’m an alcoholic.” 5) “In local news, police have finally gunned down pyrochild from his murderous rampage.” 6) “OMGWTFLOLBBQ, Rick Brewster just got bant good!” (If this actually happens, you'll be the first to know!!!) (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: BlastWave, BoltBait, Ego Eram Reputo, HyRez, MJW, Seerose, and Woodsy The third place spot with 11% of the vote is... Welshblue The runner-up with 14% of the votes is... lynxter4 *Drum roll, please* And, the clear winner with 19% of the vote is... Pixey the 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. Rick, use a designated driver. Be safe, everyone. See you all next year! You may now give your Acceptance Speeches and Congratulatory Messages below...
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    I don't work on spritesheets, but that seems like it would be very useful to some people. Here are a few suggestions... Change all the defaults from 0. That way, when someone first opens the effect they can see it's doing something; rather than just blanking the canvas. Change this code: ColorBgra transparentPixel = new ColorBgra(); transparentPixel.A = 0; transparentPixel.B = 0; transparentPixel.G = 0; transparentPixel.Bgra = 0; for (int y = rect.Top; y < rect.Bottom; y++) { for (int x = rect.Left; x < rect.Right; x++) { dst[x,y] = transparentPixel; } } To this: for (int y = rect.Top; y < rect.Bottom; y++) { for (int x = rect.Left; x < rect.Right; x++) { dst[x,y] = ColorBgra.Transparent; } } Or, better yet, this one line: dst.Clear(rect, ColorBgra.Transparent);
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    The GNOME project recently updated the app icon Color Palette in their HIG. Here's their new palette in a format for paint.net. GNOME App Icons.txt
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    Many thanks to @ReMake for rewriting the tutorial. @Frontcannon! Thank you so much.
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    Earlier this month, GitHub announced that private repositories are now available for free. I personally had about ten local Git repos on my computer, since I didn't want them publicly available. I can now have an additional backup of these repos on GitHub. Private repos are also useful if you only want to share/collaborate code with a select group of people. https://github.blog/2019-01-07-new-year-new-github/ In case you're a GitHub hater, Gitlab and Bitbucket also offer private repos for free.
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    @doughty kindly provided me with a screenshot of the old tutorial. This allowed me to add to Part 3 of the tutorial some material about applying the Smudge by @pyrochild. Thank you very much @doughty!
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    There's no way for a plugin to change the canvas size; CodeLab or otherwise.
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    Hi @nycos62 Welcome to the Forum. I remember this question being asked before and here is the appropriate response from @Rick Brewster Posted for a quick answer.
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    thanks for the lovely tutorial!
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    @Sakana Oji! Thank you so much for your effort.
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    My wife wanted me to buy her a Siamese cat, but my mate told me that they are really expensive. So I bought two normal cats and Superglued their heads together.
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    I'm a forum troll because I don't have time to be here on a regular basis? I'm a forum troll because I try to keep up with PDN growth in between life, try to participate when I am around, compliment people on tutorials when I've had the time, took the time to actually log in to thank people for plug-ins, didn't post that I voted to help you publicly but did vote to help you out and PMed it to you after you were bummed out that nobody was participating, helped out and contributed to making nice shapes in the shape gallery, recently participated in a gallery competition, participated by recently creating a gallery, and a few days ago added a few more images to my gallery before no longer having much time to visit? In doing so the people that do come here on a regular or daily basis decided I should be considered a big internet forum troll.
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    It sound like you need to run the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove the leftover data from the previous Paint.NET installation. The following instructions are quoted from https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/692-install-update-or-uninstall-trouble-read-this/?do=findComment&amp;comment=2795
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    Well selected winners, each in his own field :-))))) A cheerful thumbs for the winners in 2018. Thanks to everyone who is always there for those who need help, who share their ideas with me and others. Many thanks to all the winners, but also many thanks to those who are not on the list but who do so much with their help, their ideas and their willingness and patience in cases that are not always easy (I include myself in this), because knowledge is lacking and therefore implementation is difficult. Thanks to the winners for this help and to all the other helpers in this great forum! Greetings from Hamburg/Germany
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    I found another piece of the montage puzzle and added to the piece by welshblue:
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    Paint.NET is very capable of performing the task. With Paint.NET you are only limited by your abilities in photo retouching. I use Paint.NET on 90% of my graphic editing projects and I own Adobe CS5 and the Corel X5 Suite. Take a tour of the forum and see what is being done with the app. NOTE: An expensive brush is not required to produce a great painting!
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    😁 Oh I want to hear it mate. Like lots of plenty of Good Mornings ... each one is a bonus Thank you for the Birthday wishes folks. It came and went, but a good day all in all Had a ticket for a Pink gig, showering is becoming a bit of an issue so I had a load of bath toys - "So you don't get bored" If only they knew how stoked I was at them ... haven't had a water pistol in years 😉 I'm on a diet, so didn't have a cake but the icing was skyping my 2 grand-daughters ... even if one is still at the looking gormless stage 😍 Once again ... thanks for taking the time, more than some of my siblings did ... and will build the rep points over the coming week
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    Many thanks to @ReMake for the generous effort
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    Super happy birthday, @welshblue!! May you have a balloony day!!
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    Happy Birthday @welshblue!
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    Happy Birthday @welshblue!
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    Ha - ha @BoltBait it's taken 48 hours for me to get the joke here At first I thought it was a naughty dream, then the penny dropped 😂 cow lick hair
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    My favorite Rockabilly song is not by a Rockabilly group. Oh, yes it is Rockabilly!
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    Bono and The Edge walk into a bar, to which the bartender exclaims, “Oh, dear God! Not U2 again!”
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    May contain scenes of a hooligan nature.
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