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  1. 9 points
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it In perusing the text effects I realized we didn't have any plastic-looking text, so I made one. We will be making this: Plugins required: Align Object Inner Shadow Selection Edge Expander AA's Assistant EdgeShaderMJW Contour BlurBlend Here's another example: This is Alba 288 Bold. I had to adjust the settings, but it's perfectly doable. I duplicated the text layer again and ran Pyro's Trail on the bottom layer, set the top layer to Multiply 130 and ran BoltBait's Feather on each layer. Here are some additional steps to achieve what I call 'The Fluffy Sticker' effect. Use this on text where you have applied Pyro's Trail plugin on the bottom layer. Start with your layered PDN file or do the tutorial from the beginning. Here are some examples: There are probably lots of ways to apply a colored plastic coating to the letters. This one turns out the best, I think. Experiment! Added note: On the above screenshots showing Gradient Galore plugin I made a notation in red. The reason is I was avoiding the dark green and black color you get if your size is set at default or higher. Just didn't look right. I hope you enjoy this tutorial! πŸ˜ƒ
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    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This is an adaptation of the PS tutorial Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop. The result of this tutorial is shown below. Plugins required: TG Angle Align Object by @moc426 or Align Object by @xod AA's Asistant Cell Texture Emboss+ Neon Edges Bevel Object Font required: Insaniburger Create a New Image () 600x450 px. Set the Primary Color to 333F44 and fill () the image. Add a New layer () and run the Clouds () effect (Effects -> Render -> Clouds) with Scale 40 and Roughness 0,25: Apply the TG Angle effect (Effects -> Stylize -> TGAngle) with the settings as shown below: Set () the Layer Blending Mode to Overlay and set the Opacity to 15. Merge () both layers. We got a Board for modeling clay plasticine. Turn off the visibility of the layer. Add a New Layer (). Set Primary color to 65A033 and type () your text in Insaniburger font with size 108 and Bold () style. Place the text in the center using the Align Object effect (Effects -> Align Object or Effects -> Object -> Align Object). Run the Ripple effect (Effects -> Distort -> Ripple) with the settings as shown below: and we get this image: Duplicate () Layer 2 and select the text with the Magic Wand () tool and Global () Flood Mode. Apply the Cell Texture effect (Effects -> Render -> Cell Texture) to the top layer with the settings below: then apply the Emboss+ effect (Effects -> Stylize -> Emboss+) with Angle 0 and Height 2: and use Auto-Level () adjustment (Adjustments -> Auto-Level). Set () the Layer Blending Mode to Glow and set the Opacity to 128. Deselect () and apply AA's Assistant effect (Effects -> Object -> AA's Assistant) with default settings, repeat if necessary (Ctrl+F). Merge () both Layer 2. Duplicate () Layer 2 and make it Black and White (Ctrl+Shift+G). Apply AA's Assistant effect with default settings, repeat if necessary (Ctrl+F). Select the text with the Magic Wand () tool and run Neon Edges effect (Effects -> Ctylize -> Neon Edges) with Thickness 14 and Glow Intencity 50: Select the dark text with a Magic Wand () tool (Tolerance: 25-35%). Edit the selection if the contours of the letters are touching. Set the Primary color to A54F38 and fill () the text in the top Layer 2. Invert selection (Ctrl+I) and cut (Ctrl+X) the selected part of the image. Duplicate () top Layer 2 and select the text with the Magic Wand (). Apply the Cell Texture effect with Sell size 30 and Foreground color R=105, G=40, B= 25. Apply the Emboss+ effect with Angle 0 and Height 1. Set () the Layer Blend mode to Glow. Merge () the top two Layers 2. Apply the Bevel Object effect (Effects -> Object -> Bevel Object) with Depth 2: Deselect () and apply AA's Assistant effect. Repeat (Ctrl+F) AA's Assistant effect if necessary. Go to the bottom Layer 2 and apply the Bevel Object effect with Depth 3. (Apply AA's Assistant effect if necessary.) Turn on the Background layer and merge () all layers. And we are done. Of course our result is different from the result of PS tutorial, but I did not set myself the task to achieve full compliance. In my opinion, the last image looks more realistic.
  3. 8 points
    This effect is based on the PS Emboss effect by @Cookies and is an improved version of it. You can find it in Effects -> Stylize -> Emboss+ Emboss+.zip For comparison, I used a smaller copy of the image from the original post by @Cookies: PS Emboss result with default settings: Photoshop's Emboss result with the same settings as the PS Emboss: Emboss+ result with the same settings as the PS Emboss: A few more images to compare with the following settings: Angle - 135, Height - 10, Amount - 110. Original image: PS Emboss: Photoshop's Emboss: Emboss+: In my opinion, the result of Emboss+ is closer to the Photoshop Emboss result.
  4. 8 points
    How wonderful to get home after 5 days in hospital and see this thread with all of your kind messages - thank you all so much. You really warmed up my heart - my lovely PDN friends I have been having treatments to boost the immune system of my bladder, post cancer removal, called BCG and the last 2 just went straight into my blood stream and I got Sepsis 🀒 This 2nd one was a real doozie, with 3 days and nights of rigors, vomiting, temperature spikes and killer headaches. I also got fluid on the lung, which fortunately didn't end up in pneumonia and luckily none of my organs stopped working, which is a risk with Sepsis. Now to recoup and get stronger. I am still a bit brain dead, but think I can manage the task of doing the Lava Lamp Poll on Saturday I know who to call if I need help πŸ˜‰ Again, thank you everyone for your thoughts and thank you to @Woodsy for posing this.
  5. 8 points
    Happy Easter to Everyone! Playing with GMIC: A little @ReMake's new PS Emboss+ and TGA:
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    @JulioCoolio ... many thanks. I'm glad you enjoy a look at my work ... it's not to everyone's taste so I'm happy to please 😁 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Something a bit different. PDN meets Incendia in more bouts of 'thinking and living'. Stem Cell
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    Here are some new offerings. Gmic and PDN magic. Hope you enjoy! Three Tigers Witchcraft Kitty
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    @klaxxon! Thanks you for this tutorial!
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    Oh - Thank You so much @Woodsy @JulioCoolio and @Seerose for your very kind words I got a feeling for making some 'funny' images and here is my first one:
  10. 6 points
    Version 1.1 posted. This plugin had been using the MathNet.Iridium library for the Complex struct. However, the Complex struct was added to the .NET Framework some time after @PJayTycy initially created this plugin. I have therefore removed the dependency of the MathNet.Iridium.dll file. After you've updated the plugin, you can delete that file from your Effect folder.
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    Thank you so much @MadJik! Size first 4000x3000 then, 800x600. https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/21469-a-way-to-create-more-abstract/
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    Thank you so much @Woodsy for re-doing the Galleria! There were a couple of pages that I could never view. Looks fantastic! Thanks for all your hard work!
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    Thank you very much @JulioCoolio Something a bit different for a change;
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    Here is my variation on a theme:
  18. 5 points
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Plugins needed: 1. Diagonal Lines 2. Outline Object 3. Text Mask from here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/111330-unfinished-plugins/?do=findComment&comment=550999 4. Drop Shadow 5. Bevel Object 6. AA's_Assistant I used 'pooplatter' font from here: https://www.dafont.com/pooplatter.font Fill Background with black color then add a new layer and fill that layer (White) with white color. Add a new layer (Stripe) and run Diagonal Lines effect with the following settings: Run Outline Object with the following settings: Now you must to have that: Merge layer down (Stripe + White) and run Text Mask effect with the following settings: Now you must to get that: Duplicate the White layer (I gave it the name: White - eroded text) and in that layer run the AA's_Assistant 17 times (or much better - Median plugin: Radius=15, Percentile=3) to get an eroded text. Median is part of Noise submenu. Before that, make the layer underneath invisible to see the effect of your actions. Run Drop Shadow effect with the following settings: Make visible the underneath layer and run AA's_Assistant 3 times. Select White layer and run Bevel Object effect with the following settings: Final result: Inspired from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v72VmVmR6cw
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    @Pixey and @JulioCoolio ... much thanks for the kind words. Seems months ago Only about 30 % of PDN in Stem Cell I'm afraid ... the majority of it is Incendia and my head (Incendia is good - my head isn't when I start thinking too much) ------------------------------------------------------------ Devil's Pulpit This is a project that's been on the go since January. Slightly overworked (a lot)and if I don't post it now, I'll totally ruin it. Named after a local landmark and my wife reckons I'm more likely to see the pulpit rather than the pearly gates ...
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    This plugin integrates OptiPNG with Paint.NET. It optimizes PNG to make them smaller in file size. Both OptiPngFileType.dll and optipng.exe need to be in the FileTypes directory. This plugin is compatible with Paint.NET v3.5 and v4.x. Download OptiPNG.zip Changes - Image Resolution is now retained. - UI fixes for HiDPI and Dark Theme. - The bundled OptiPNG executable is at the latest version (0.7.7) Based on code from @I Like Pi and @null54. Source Code https://github.com/toehead2001/pdn-optipng
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    Thank you all again, for your wishes - which are much appreciated Whilst I am now quite recovered from the Sepsis, I have a few more hurdles to get through. I'm thinking positive and always ready to put up a fight. Forgot to give a 'Shout Out' to all the Nurses out there ........... both male and female. They do such wonderful work and here in Florida, work 12 hour shifts πŸ€—
  25. 5 points
    Hey people, Rick has just uploaded the latest round of updates to the paint.net documentation. Check it https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/ Notable changes are a large number of new images, features and introduction of all new icons which Rick has lovingly crafted. See? I maintain the documentation, so please let me know if you find anything amiss. You can post in this thread or PM me. There are bound to be some improvements to be found in there somewhere πŸ‘
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    I definitely agree @ReMake! I would love to see you release this officially after the testing period and any needed tweaks. πŸ˜€ Just a quick go at it. The colors 'pop' wonderfully when I put a black layer underneath and set the blending mode on the zebras to 'Glow'.
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    I hope I'm not out of line posting my completed-too-late entry here.
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    Thank you all for your friendly congratulations. Yesterday I had a wonderful day with my family. Today is my grandson's Birthday, so the holiday continues.
  31. 4 points
    Very nice tutorial @klaxxon I really love the technique used. Wonderful adaptation of the PS tut. It's a bit of a weird font...I don't really care for the e's, but most of the other letters are nicely rounded. It's almost summer, so I thought I'd go with this: Thank you!
  32. 4 points
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support This means no more updates, especially security updates. This will put it in the same place as XP and Vista, which nobody should be using anymore. I don't yet have a concrete plan for when Paint.NET will stop supporting Windows 7, which is when Windows 10 will become the minimum OS version*, but the clock is ticking. Maybe 1 year after, maybe 2 or even 3, it's not set in stone yet, but I'm not going to be able to support Windows 7 indefinitely. Please upgrade to Windows 10. I know a lot of you really like Windows 7, and that's a perfectly fine opinion, but supporting it does hold back Paint.NET's long-term progression and you have to know I can't support it indefinitely. Windows 7 has had a great run! It's currently 10 years old! Celebrate that, and then upgrade to 10 You've got time, so don't panic, but definitely include this in your planning. * let's just forget Windows 8/8.1 ever happened, just like we never say the word "Vista" out loud ...
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    @ReMake! πŸ‘ Thank you for that great tutorial. Sorry! Points come later.
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    Dear @lynxster4! Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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    Brava @lynxster4 What a fabulous tutorial and a very impressive use of many of the developers' Plugins
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    @Seerose Thank you @barbieq25 I was trying to get the feeling of being on that planet..without actually being on the planet. Thank you @JulioCoolio Exactly the feeling I was going for! Thank you! ------------------------ So everyone can see why I made the wallpaper the way it is, here it is overlayed on my phone's model. The dark corner hides the camera cutout.
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    I began making this after making some shapes and then using @MJW's Texture Rounder - then some PI and voila ............... it ended up as a watch
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    I always have a look from time to time on the forum.
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    πŸ˜‚ I was sat in a hospital ward this morning looking around at all the machinery/equipment/ plugs and it dawned on me ... my entry has got a plug and flex - great -but it's 'bubbling' despite not being connected to the mains πŸ˜‚ The way PDN can get into the blood as well as 'good' toxins is incredible
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    Here's a little sneak peek of what I'm working on. Disclaimer: It's half broken, and a work-in-progress. Visual Studio 2019 colors: Yellow for Methods Aquamarine for Structs Purple for certain Keywords Light Blue for Parameters and Local Variables
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    PDF added to this sweet tut.
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    @Drydareelin Thanks for your comment! I do try to tell a different story with each image in an abstract way. @lynxster4 I thought the same thing when I was creating the image. Interesting how one layer blend mode can change the entire image. @Seerose It’s always a pleasure sharing my images with everyone, thank you for stopping by. @Pixey I’m glad you find the image calming. If you think about it, a swamp can be a calming place since it can be quiet. I have a new image on the first page, Smelling Roses.
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    There's this cool piece of software called Paint.NET! Maybe you're heard of it.
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    Following on from @lynxster4 I executed the same technique to create this result. Top plugin @ReMake
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    @ReMake! Thank you for the test plugin. I've tried the same way as @lynxster4!
  50. 3 points
    Updated to G'MIC version 2.5.7 Add support for reading Bitmaps with alpha from the clipboard.