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    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! 😃
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    Very good Lynx! There is a plugin for Gimp that does this too. Your's looks very similar to that effect. I wonder if someone and write a plugin to do the steps required?
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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:
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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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    I used more than a few work-a-rounds and was able to achieve this design: I worked on a 5K x 5K pixel canvas. To get highlings in the text layer that would not take long to render, I used a text layer with black shadows and shading then reversed the colors of the text layer to get the edge highlights and and plastic like shimmer. I resized the canvas to a 1920 x 1920 pixel JPG to send to my web host.
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    I've been kind of waiting for something like this @lynxster4, bright colors and all. And a PDF has been added.
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    Download from my plugin set Effects -> Object -> Outline Object... The area around the object you want to be outlined must be transparent. In other words, it should be on its own layer. edit: this is the three-thousand, three-hundred and thirty-third post in the Plugins forum. 3333rd!
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    There are special instructions for when Paint.NET is installed from the Microsoft Store. https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/InstallPlugins.html#4
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    Oh my gosh that's awful, I'm so sorry 😥! This stuff never works out well for the company doing the outsourcing, either. It just pulls them further in the direction of trying to penny pinch on everything. Employees are assets to be invested in, not cost centers to be optimized 😠
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    @HyReZ, @Pixey and @Seerose What great outcomes! All have a distinct 'style' to them! Fist Bump to you all! 👊 😆 (get to Pixey and Seerose tomorrow...ran out of reps) 😲
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    Oh wow! How lovely he is! Wonderful idea Pixey & so metallic & shiny. Cute as!
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    What a weird looking doggy @Pixey! In this case weird is a good thing. Right down to the threaded eyeballs
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    Lovely, whimsical image @Pixey Getting down to the 'nuts and bolts' of it, are you? 🤣
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    BoltBait's Fill from Clipboard plugin does the trick. Copy your fill pattern. Select all then use the plugin selecting the desired tiling option.
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    I always have a look from time to time on the forum.