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  1. 8 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! 😃
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    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 😉 Again, thank you everyone for your thoughts and thank you to @Woodsy for posing this.
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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.
  4. 7 points
    Happy Easter to Everyone! Playing with GMIC: A little @ReMake's new PS Emboss+ and TGA:
  5. 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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    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:
  13. 5 points
    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 🤗
  15. 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 ...
  16. 4 points
    @ReMake! 👍 Thank you for that great tutorial. Sorry! Points come later.
  17. 4 points
    Dear @lynxster4! Thank you so much for the tutorial.
  18. 4 points
    Here are some new offerings. Gmic and PDN magic. Hope you enjoy! Three Tigers Witchcraft Kitty
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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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    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.
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  25. 3 points
    Fixed a crash relating to the save cancellation in Paint.NET 4.1.7. Convert the WebP EXIF metadata into a format that Paint.NET understands. Reduced memory usage when saving. Fixed a P/Invoke marshaling bug when saving the WebP metadata. File version updated to 1.2.0.0.
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    Thank you very much @ReMake and what great use of those Plugins, some of which I'd forgotten about
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    @ReMake, as soon as I saw this I thought of C4 and wanted to blow something up...🤣 Here's my take on your very good tutorial adaptation: Thank you for posting it!
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    Nice adaptation @ReMake! Also a PDF has been added.
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    Hope you're having a very nice day, dear friend @Seerose!
  30. 3 points
    Minor changes: both interfaces (English and Russian) in one file, added help.
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    There's this cool piece of software called Paint.NET! Maybe you're heard of it.
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    Updated to G'MIC version 2.6.1.
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    Well, (sigh) Barn Hunt has a new set of rules going into effect on 1 June, so I get to re-do my templates and book on using PDN for Barn Hunt as they have All New Requirements. In the meantime, however, I thought you folks might find this course file, done by Judge Susan Kelly for the New Year's Barn Hunt in Downsville, LA. I created the template, which is in the process of being simplified, and Susan created the course. Alas, I can't upload the PDN file, because it's too large. So I am uploading screenshots of each layer of Susan's course. I am adding a link to a video of my Harper Dachshund (Grand Champion Champion Koradox A Guinness-n-Harp of Pramada, Barn Hunt Master Champion X2) running the course. (You may ignore the handler -- just admire the beautiful Dachshund.) At the Master / Champion level, there are a random number, from 1-5, of rats hidden in safety tubes on the course. The remainder of the tubes are filled with used litter, so that it is necessary for the dog to distinguish between a rat's nest, and the actual rat. It is up to Harper to find and indicate the rats, do a tunnel, and do a climb, and then indicate to me, "Hey, Missy, I found them all!" He must do this on a course which is, in this case 19' x 35' and up to three bales high. He has 4.5 minutes to do it in. PDN, with its tremendously flexible layers, allows a Judge to create all the various levels for a course and print out construction sheets for the course builders. In creating the template for the Judge, in addition to PDN itself, I used Kris Vandermotten's Gridlines plug-in. I can't, for the life of me, remember if the Cloud Callout is part of PDN or another plug-in. Harper's 7th RATCHX2 Run (3 rats) Please note -- my husband is NOT a videographer!
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    @Pixey wanted me to let you know she's in the hospital again! She's got a nasty allergic reaction to her chemo. Very ill with high temps, rigors, vomiting, and killer headaches. She'll be on IV antibiotics till Tuesday so Easter is in the hospital this year. She does have her phone but she's unable to login. I'm hoping she feels better and has a speedy recovery.
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    Now working on only adding a filter based off fragment blur since I already made the code for use in the PS Emboss inspired filter. Here's the options I'll put in. Color Space Duplicate Count - int (2-100) At 100, it'll be barely noticeable that there's obvious fragment. Distance - float (0 - 200) Angle - float (0-360) Boundary Condition - choice(None, Neumann, Periodic, Mirror) Superimpose w/ Original? bool(0 = Remove original image and do not super impose with original | 1 = Superimpose with Original ) Blending Mode *Note: Blending mode option will be hidden or disabled with superimpose at 0. Color Space would barely change much on normal mode at 50%, but I'd be curious to see how much subtle difference there would be.
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    Dearest Pixey, we're all thinking of you right now. Kia Kaha my friend. 💕
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    Get well dear friend. @Pixeyif anyone can beat this, you can. Our thoughts are with you at this very trying time.
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    Did this one awhile back, but it fits more or less...
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    I am familiar with the condition of people experiencing these symptoms - my wife is disabled for more than 26 years. @Pixey, help of family, attention and support of friends will help you recover. @Woodsy, thank you that bring this topic.
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    I'm very sorry to hear that. Get well soon, Pixey! I'll be thinking about you.
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    Ditto the best wishes. Speedy recovery x Unless someone has been through it ... well you can't imagine what it's like. I know if I didn't have a family I wouldn't be putting myself through combo' therapy again
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    Wishing you the best @Pixey
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    OMG! 😨 I hope you feel better real soon @Pixey @Woodsy If she needs anything done, let me know.
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    Thank you @welshblue your comments are always appreciated! New image on the first page!
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    Following on from @lynxster4 I executed the same technique to create this result. Top plugin @ReMake