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  1. Hello all. I hope all is well with everyone on here despite this strange new world that we now live in. I guess we can only hope for a vaccine so that we can all return to doing things that we enjoyed doing pre 2020. Keep safe everyone. Leanne. x
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  3. A very cool and unique plugin! Good job! 👍
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  5. As this pandemic spreads to every country in every part of the world. I can only hope that everyone on here and their families keep safe, isolate if instructed, look after yourselves, but also look out for your elderly family and neighbor's.. these will be challenging and life changing times for everyone for a long time to come. Take care everyone.
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  6. The Poll is now open for ‘Gold Text’. It will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 – 2:00 pm (EST) and 7:00 pm (UK time). World Clock. Thank you, everyone, for your beautiful entries. May the best win!
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  7. 80% space, 20% whatever, 100% what goes on inside my head. Most recent images: The Emblem 27/06/2020 The satellite is from Microsoft's 3D library, eveything else is me. https://www.deviantart.com/drydareelin/art/The-Emblem-846881356 The resolution is made to for a phone wallpaper. Progression video --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Observatory 24/12/2019 Finally got some time to sit down and make something! This one I was prodding at for ages before giving up and throwing in the towel. https://www.deviantart.com/drydareelin/art/The-Observatory-824589937 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cosmic Wanderer 28/04/2019 A wallpaper for my new phone, had some fun with this one. https://www.deviantart.com/drydareelin/art/Cosmic-Wanderer-795605061 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ultima Thule 18/01/2019 This is based on the visit from New Horizons on 1st Jan 2019. My envisioning. Reference image https://www.deviantart.com/drydareelin/art/Ultima-Thule-781577668 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Voyage 24/04/2018 Based on the idea of a wormhole. First piece after a few month hiatus. I started this one back in January but never got the motivation to finish it. https://drydareelin.deviantart.com/art/Voyage-741908021 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016 - 2017 2015: 2014: 2013: 2012: Pre-December 2011:
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  8. Hi there @Drydareelin nice to see your new piece, which is really spectacular 😍 You really outdid yourself on this one 🤗 Stay safe ❤️
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  9. ❤️ @Drydareelin! Your space pictures always excellent. Thank you for sharing with us. Take care of yourself.
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  10. Thanks, my life have change thanks to you
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  11. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This tutorial has been recreated on the basis of a Storm / Vortex Tutorial by @Mayor_McSteeze. Part 1 Let's create an image similar to the one shown below: Step 1. Create a New () canvas with the dimensions you need (I chose 600x600). Set Primary Сolor to White and Secondary to Black. Step 2. Draw a radial gradient ( & ) as shown below (the size can be larger or smaller): Step 3. Apply Curves () adjustment with Luminosity like show below: Step 4. Apply the Sharpen () effect (Effects -> Photo -> Sharpen) with the maximum Amount. Step 5. Run Clouds () effect (Effects -> Render -> Clouds) with a small scale and roughness about 0.55 - 0.7. Set the Blend Mode to Color Burn. We'll get an image like this: Step 6. Duplicate () the current layer. Apply a Zoom Blur () effect (Effects -> Blurs -> Zoom Blur) to the top layer in the center of the vortex with a Zoom Amount of about 80-100. Set the Blend Mode () to Negation for the top layer and merge () down this layer. Step 7. Duplicate () the current layer. On the top layer run Twist () effect (Effects -> Distort -> Twist) with the settings seen below: Set the Blend Mode () to Lighten for the top layer. Step 8. Apply the Twist () effect to the bottom layer by changing the Direction and, if necessary, the Amount. Merge () both layers. Now let's add colors to the image. Step 9. Apply Curves () with the settings as shown below: And we got what we wanted! Play around with the R,G, and B curves to get the color you like. Note: all settings given in this tutorial are very approximate and depend on your preferences. Part 2 Other ways to color the image. Besides using Curves () you can apply other ways of coloring, for example: Color Balance by @BoltBait, or Color Tint by @Ed Harvey, or Gradient Mapping by @pyrochild with, for example, MiguelPereira's Rainbow preset (see Presets for Gradient Mapping), or with your own settings. Similar coloring can be obtained by applying Trippy rainbow effect by @pavlik1307. Another way to color the image is applying Color Dimmer effect by @Xhin. You may be interested in applying another effect by @Xhin - Radial Prism effect. Note: this effect is additional for the already colored image. Once more example of applying gradients is using Multi Color Gradient by @romein. Add a New Layer () to the Black&White image and apply Multi Color Gradient to the top layer. Set the Blend Mode () to Color Burn for the top layer. A similar result can be made with the Gradient Mapping. Add a New Layer () to the Black&White image. Draw a Black&White Linear () Gradient () from the lower left to the upper right. Apply Gradient Mapping with the settings as shown below: You can download this settings from the zip file Gradient for Vortex tut.zip Set the Blend Mode () to Overlay for the top layer. Of course this is not all ways of coloring. Perhaps you will find your original way of coloring and share it with us. Part 3 Applying effects. Now that we've created the image and colored it, let's try to make it more diverse. For example, apply to an image built-in Posterize () effect (Adjustments -> Posterize), or Ink Sketch () effect (Effects -> Artistic -> Ink Sketch), or Bulge () effect (Effects -> Distort -> Bulge). You can also use other paint.net effects like my Reticulation effect (Effects -> Artistic -> Reticulation), or Droste effect by @toe_head2001 (Effects -> Distort -> Droste), and many other effects. Huge opportunities you can get from G'MIC effect by @null54 - it all depends on your world perception and your fantasy. Smudge by @pyrochild is another effect that will add a nice touch to your image. Apply it to the top layer in step 7 (see Part 1) before applying the first Twist effect inside the area shown in red. You will get this result: Try this effect with different brushes and settings. And finally, a little trick. You might want to change the size of the dark spot in the center of the image or the size of the bright white ring around that spot. In Step 3 of Part 1, apply the Curves () adjustment as shown below. Point 1 allows you to change the size of the dark spot (left - increase, right - decrease). Point 2 allows you to change the size of the bright ring around the dark spot. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
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  12. You know this is an old topic. You know Rick's not going to change this. Not sure what you hope to accomplish here... Closed.
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  13. Woot ....... @nitenurse79 dropped in Only the other day @welshblue and I were wondering how you were doing. So pleased to know you are okay
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  14. WOW! Just love it @Drydareelin! Great job! The cosmos fascinates me. Your 'spacescapes' always evoke some kind of yearning in me. 😊
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  15. I'm alive and still making art! New piece on the first page, 'The Emblem'. Let me know what you think
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  16. ❤️ @lynxster4, @Pixey, @welshblue, @ReMake, and @Rickhum! Many thanks for your positive answers and points. Last time I forgot to upload 1 picture. Old woman always forgets. 😉
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  17. Dear TR! Where are you? I miss you in the forum. I hope you are doing well. Greetings from Germany. Seerose.
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