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    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This tutorial is based on Explosion by @Ben_R_R and rewritten to restore lost images. You will need a Magnifier plugin by @MadJik. We'll try to create an explosion like this: Create a new image (File -> New ) with a size of 800x600 px. Apply Clouds effect (Effects -> Render -> Clouds ) with the default settings. Duplicate layer . Apply Bulge effect (Effects -> Distort -> Bulge ) to the top layer and set the Bulge amount to 100. Set the layer blending mode to Xor. Apply Bulge effect (Effects -> Distort -> Bulge ) to the bottom layer and set the Bulge amount to -200. Merge layers . You should get this: Duplicate layer . Apply Zoom Blur effect (Effects -> Blurs -> Zoom Blur ) to the top layer and set the Zoom Amount to 75. Set the layer blending mode to Lighten. Apply Curves adjustment (Adjustments -> Curves ) with RGB mode to the layer. Now you should get this: Duplicate the top layer . Apply Dents effect (Effects -> Distort -> Dents ) to the top layer and set the Scale amount to 35. Apply Gaussian Blur effect (Effects -> Blurs -> Gaussian Blur ) to the top layer and set the Radius amount to 12. Go to the bottom layer. Apply Curves adjustment (Adjustments -> Curves) with Luminosity mode to the layer. Apply Magnifier effect (Effects -> Distort -> Magnifier), set the Quality amount to 5 and check the Delete background check box. Apply Rotate / Zoom (Layers -> Rotate / Zoom) and set the Zoom amount to 0,65. Apply Curves adjustment (Adjustments -> Curves ) with RGB mode. Apply Brightness / Contrast adjustment (Adjustments -> Brightness / Contrast ), set the Brightness amount to -55 and Contrast amount to 70. Add a new layer () between the two top layers. Set the layer blending mode to Additive. Set Colors to Black and White . Select the Gradient () Tool with Radial () type and draw a circle in the center of the layer. Invert the colors (Adjustments -> Invert Colors or use a keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+I) as shown below. Merge layers from top to bottom . The final image should look like this: All the above effect settings are approximate and depend on your preferences.
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    I'm not sure if I saw this here or not...
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    You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your bookcase. If you’re being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a tunnel, then on to a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They’re trained for that One of my earliest memories is seeing my mother’s face through the oven window as we played hide and seek and she said: ‘you’re getting warmer’. I used to think sticks and stones could break my bones but words could never hurt me – until I fell into a printing press. As a child I had a medical condition that meant I had to eat soil three times a day in order to survive. Lucky my older brother told me about it really. Most of my relatives are police marksmen, apart from my granddad who was a bank robber. He died recently, surrounded by his family
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    @ReMake! Thank you so much for your effort.
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    G-Sync windowed mode is known to cause all sorts of problems with everything, including Paint.NET.
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    Today I feel electric, in a classic way 🤘😎
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    Thank you! It's all for the good of the forum! I think the credit should go to the authors of the tutorials!
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    Here is cover of that same tune by a friend of mine appearing at a local cafe and accompanied by his Boss Loop Station. Video production by me. 🙂