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  1. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to download it. This is an adaptation of the PS tutorial Cheese text effect in photoshop. The final image from the original tutorial is shown below. Required Plugins: AA's_Assistant by @dpy Align Object by @moc426 or Align Object by @xod Drop Shadow by @KrisVDM Gradient Mapping by @pyrochild Object Inner Shadow by @BoltBait Note: Read first How to install Plugins. Font required: Goudy Stout 1. Create a new image () of any size (f.e. 800x320px) and clear it (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+X). 2. Select the Text tool () and type CHEESE in the Goudy Stout font with size 84. 3. Select the Magic Wand () tool with Contiguous () mode and a Tolerance of 75-80%. Select the letter S in the text. 4. Switch to the Move Selected Pixels () tool and use the cursor keys to move the letter S to the right to reduce the distance between adjacent letters. 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the remaining letters until you get an acceptable result. 6. Select the entire text using the Magic Wand tool with Global () mode. Switch to the Move Selected Pixels tool and stretch the text up a little (about 10 px). Crop to Selection (). 7. Increase the canvas size (Image - > Canvas Size () or Ctrl+Shift+R) with an anchoring to the middle. If necessary, align the text to the center using the Align Object effect (Effects -> Align Object for @moc426's effect or Effects -> Object -> Align Object for @xod's effect). 8. Zoom () a bit closer to the text, and with the Eraser () tool delete a couple of places on each letter as shown below: Now your text should look like this. 9. Select the entire text using the Magic Wand tool with Global mode. Fill the selection with a linear () gradient () with default colors () as shown in the image below. Apply the Gradient Mapping effect (Adjustments -> Gradient Mapping) by arranging the markers as shown in the image below. Use these colors for the gradient: FCDA6E, FFD24C. If necessary, move the colors using the Offset slider. Invert the selection (Ctrl+I) and delete the selected area (Ctrl+X). You can download prepared preset for Gradient Mapping (CHEESE.xml): CHEESE.zip 10. Add a new layer (). Select the Ellipse Select () tool with the Add (union) () mode and draw several holes of different diameters in the letters. Select the Paint Bucket () tool with Global mode and fill the selection area with FFEEB4 color. 11. Apply the Inner Shadow effect (Effects -> Object -> Inner Shadow) with Blur Radius 5, Shadow Strength 0,75, RGB 210, 150, 0. Merge layer down (). 12. Apply the AA's_Assistant effect (Effects -> Object -> AA's_Assistant) with the default settings, then apply the Drop Shadow effect (Effects -> Object -> Drop Shadow) with X, Y offset 2, Widening Radius 2, Blur Radius 3, Shadow Opacity 45 and black shadow color. 13. Add a new layer and move it down (). Set Primary color to 7DC3E6 and Secondary color to 5096C8. Select the Gradient tool with the Radial () mode and draw the gradient as shown below. 14. Merge both layers () and save your final result. Note: All settings described in this tutorial are approximate and depend on image size and the desirable end result.
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  2. If all goes well, the next build will be the final release of 4.3. This update includes some minor bug fixes and a handful of plugin compatibility improvements. Translations are now updated and ... there's not much more to say Get the update To get this update, make sure you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions" enabled in Settings, and then click on the Check Now button. (Unfortunately alpha/beta releases are not currently available for the Microsoft Store version of the app). Direct download links: Installer Any CPU (x64, x86, ARM64): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7929.41199.install.anycpu.web.zip Portable ZIPs Intel/AMD 64-bit (x64): https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v4.3-beta.4.300.7929.41199/paint.net.4.300.7929.41199.portable.x64.scd.aot.zip Intel/AMD 32-bit (x86): https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v4.3-beta.4.300.7929.41199/paint.net.4.300.7929.41199.portable.x86.scd.aot.zip ARM64: https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v4.3-beta.4.300.7929.41199/paint.net.4.300.7929.41199.portable.arm64.scd.aot.zip Installer (offline) Intel/AMD 64-bit (x64): https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v4.3-beta.4.300.7929.41199/paint.net.4.300.7929.41199.install.x64.scd.aot.zip Intel/AMD 32-bit (x86): https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v4.3-beta.4.300.7929.41199/paint.net.4.300.7929.41199.install.x86.scd.aot.zip ARM64: https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v4.3-beta.4.300.7929.41199/paint.net.4.300.7929.41199.install.arm64.scd.aot.zip Note that the offline installer may still need to download some prerequisites if you're on a Windows 7 or 8.1 machine that is not up-to-date via Windows Update. You do not need to have .NET installed, as these builds use self-contained deployment. Changes since 4.3 alpha build 7921: Fixed the inability to use middle-mouse panning after using a selection tool and pressing delete before releasing the mouse button Fixed the ability to create MSIs with the installer using the /createMsi command-line parameter Fixed compatibility with these older plugins: Distort This!, Soft Proofing, Stickman, TR's Morpher
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  3. Thank you @ReMake for this sweet tutorial, which I enjoyed doing πŸ₯°
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  4. That looks like normal Visual Studio behavior to me. Normally you would have the plugin Visual Studio project located outside of the paint.net folders, and use a post build event to copy the DLL to the appropriate folder.
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  5. According to MSDN the drop shadow is provided by the OS, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/shell/thumbnail-providers#thumbnail-adornments.
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  6. Just red in the Times that the UK government decided that companies have to scrap metric units and return to pound, ounces, and pints. What a big advantage of independence and freedom. Soon every country in the world will follow Global Britain and use their own units.
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  7. I've been playing around with some plant shapes and and did a small series of succulents. Don't mind the background, the succulents are the stars of this image. Hope you enjoy it.
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  8. When I first visited Australia (many moons ago ) the beer 🍺 was served in "Midi's". It just did not look right to see these huge Ozzie chaps drinking from such a small glass. My husband and I were greatly amused by this πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. I think they may have moved on from that by now? @midora I would say many things wrongly, if I tried to speak in your Japanese language 😬 P.S. My husband, who is an analytical chemist, spend many years working in a laboratory. He says that metric is the only way to go in that environment, but he too prefers to buy a pound of bananas 🍌
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  9. False news - perhaps due to Martin's poor comprehension of the English language? ("red" - read, "sheeps" - the mass noun is sheep πŸ˜‰ ) Companies will no longer be prosecuted for using British standard units. Nothing to do with removing S.I. units .BBC version It was ridiculous that pints of beer could not be sold in pint glasses and that grocers could go to jail for selling a pound of bananas. All due to orders from the evil empire (E.U.). The E.U. must be a terrible place now judging by the number of migrants trying to escape across the English channel.☹️ I would have thought the death of Sir Clive Sinclair would have been a more relevant subject for someone claiming to have advanced programming skills? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587521
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  10. Three more plugins that weren't working that have been successfully shimmed in the next update: Stickman by @Ego Eram Reputo TR's Morpher Soft Proofing v1.1.0.1 by @null54
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  11. Anyone know how I can make the layers much larger, if at all? It's 2015, I've got 3 monitors here, I'd love to re-size that windows significantly and have either the thumbnails for each layer scale or go into the options and tick the box "big layer thumbnails" and "really <No cursing.> big, layer thumbnails" It's nearly 2016, 4k monitors will be common place for graphics guys in 24months. Thanks all, really appreciate the work on this app regardless. β™₯
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  12. I've been playing with dragons and fire again. 😊 Clickable
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  13. Congratulations @lynxster4, @nitenurse79 and @mottoman πŸ₯³ What beautiful entries from all who entered πŸ‘ Thank you for your votes everyone πŸ₯° And a big thanks to @lynxster4 for hosting πŸ€—
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  14. Well done everyone, some creative entries here. It shows also just how powerful pdn is using only vanilla plugins and your creative mind. thanks @lynxster4 for speedy hosting duties.
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  15. Congratulations to the winners! 1st Place: @Pixey with 8 votes 2nd Place: @lynxster4 with 6 votes 3rd Place: @nitenurse79 and @mottoman with 5 votes each Great entries from everyone! What an interesting contest! All the entries were very creative. Give yourself a pat on the back. πŸ™Œ
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  16. That is the cause, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.diagnostics.processstartinfo.useshellexecute?view=net-5.0.
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  17. My guess is that UseShellExecute now defaults to false but I haven’t looked into it. If that’s the case you can still use Process.Start() but you must fill out the ProcessStartInfo first. Edit: see here, https://stackoverflow.com/a/53245993 I recommend using IShellService.LaunchUrl(). It’ll always work.
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  18. I just fixed this -- will be in the next build. Thanks for reporting it -- it was the result of an incorrect optimization
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  19. They are coming because their English is better than mine ,-) Yeah, it's sometimes a disadvantage to be the homeland of a language which people are using worldwide. Not like German or French. Still you should be happy that there is the French channel. In Swizerland we are using Deziliter (tenth of a liter) to measure bear. Everything is small. At the end let's see what the UK goverment decides. And as I remember it was not forbidden to add imperial units but a must to use metric. Which make sense in a global world. So maybe it will be now vice versa. And for sure i noticed the death Sir Sinclair (independent of my potential programming skills, others have to judge this ;-). So RIP Clive. But I'm much more interested to see what's going on in the future and not in the past. 'Evil empire E.U.' that's really funny. That's worth an up-vote.
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  20. This news was very sad for me today - his ZX Spectrum was my assistant in learning Assembly Language for the Z-80 for many years.
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  21. I hate metric - never got used to it after all of these years πŸ˜’
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  22. Wow, a wonderful interpretation of the tutorial, @Pixey! Thank you. All my adaptations of Photoshop tutorials are an attempt to popularize the capabilities of both the PDN itself and the plugins that our developers create.
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  23. I don't' need to comment, just enjoy.
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  24. Not at all nerdy! I have worked in the newspaper industry for years (retired now), and the wrong font face can make or break the message you are trying to give. I have also modified and created new fonts myself over the years, and find it most satisfying Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (Brian)
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  25. As @null54said. It looks like that you placed your whole project inside of the paint.net folder. You should locate it somewhere outside of paint.net folders and just copy the plugin dll from the output folder to the Effect folder using a post-build command. It's standard that VS copies your dll and all dependencies and .pdb into the output folder.
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  26. Overview Color Replacer can convert pixels in the current selection from one color to another. Pixels with colors that almost match (based on a % match called tolerance) will be affected too, but the original color will be mixed with the new color. It is located under the Adjustments tab. Purpose and Application Use this plugin to remove backgrounds that are close to being single colors. Affected color: The color that you want to change. New color: The new color to choose. Affected color transparency: The transparency of the color to be changed. New color transparency: The transparency of the new color. Tolerance: Instead of just replacing the exact color you choose, why not replace colors relatively close to it as well? Increasing the tolerance increases the range (in RGB) of colors that can be selected. Higher tolerances catch more similar colors. 255 catches everything. Max hue/sat/val difference: These are restrictions placed on the tolerance. When you specify a color, some photos may need a high tolerance to match the colors of your choice. For example, a red gradient for the background of an orange gradient logo. In this case, the maximum hue difference must be limited so only pixels within a certain hue range of the initial color are selected... leaving the orange pixels alone. Color mixing hardness: When pixels are replaced by the chosen color, the further they were from the original color, the less effect the color replacement has. This hardness setting allows you to change this behavior by either tweaking the softness or setting it to 255 so there is no soft color mixing. Remarks When replacing with transparency, consider getting AA's Assistant so that you can remove some of the aftermath (color replacement is imperfect by nature and will usually leave expanses of tinted, lightly transparent areas that AA's Assistant removes). Download: Replace Colors Source code: Github The MIT license does not apply to past users of the source code. Those users still have my explicit permission to do whatever they want. I just had to use a license to avoid ambiguity.
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  27. @NinthDesertDude Issue resolved.
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  28. Occasionally, I'd like to see the dark side of the color wheel. I.e. where the center is black and not white...... Yes. I just admitted this...
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  29. Only the presence or absence of a Google account matters. Most likely, @Sidecar Bob does not have an account.
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  30. Hi @Sidecar Bob and welcome to the forum Sorry you are a bit perturbed, but I'll go easy on you, as you are new 😁 Each plugin developer hosts their zips in a variety of ways. In this case, please go to the white arrow, top right, where I've shown it in a red box. This will download the zip to your computer's download folder. Unzip it and put the .dll into the Paint.net Effects folder. This PC > OC (C:) > Program Files > paint.net > Effects.
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  31. I like fonts, as well! This one looks a good match: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ksenia-belobrova/allister-rough/caps/ Brian
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  32. I was afraid you were going to ask about the font. I went through a lot of my large font collection to find one that vaguely matched that in your example. This one was simply the nearest but I'm not 100% sure as I had about half a dozen open in different layers. However it looks to me like it was that venerable but still good serif font: Times New Roman which I used in Bold.
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  33. Hi Pixey I appreciate you getting back to me After much thought I have sorted it out myself. I must have had two very similar log in IDs for Microsoft. The one I bought it on was not my main one and it didn’t recognise my device. I had to go in under the other ID ,it recognised my pc and it is fine now Thanks again for replying
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  34. I had a go with this and indeed I found the odd problem with Object Bevel which tended to break up some of the curved parts of the text. This is the best I could do in a 10 minute try using an appropriate font and mostly Drop Shadow and Object Bevel plus duplicating the font layer, darkening the lowest and slightly off-setting it. Not great but possibly on the right track. Tried the Emboss and Metallize plugin too and didn't like them much for this particular job.
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  35. Sorry the ReadMe file in the shellextensions zip was empty. Which makes it a bit difficult to install the dlls 😞 So here is a new zip WITH installation guide. bmp+bmrl.thumbnail.shellextension.zip Before installation (.bmrl already assigned to open with paint.net) After installation .bmps containing athe BMRL format are showing RL in the top left corners. And .bmrl files the image plus the associated application.
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  36. I created shell extensions to show thumbnails of .bmrl files and .bmp files (containing bmrl) in the Windows FileExplorer. (removed .zip) First time I did it in c# (based on a project on github, see readme). Astonishing that this works πŸ˜‰ Maybe it would make sense to add a RL Marker to the .bmp thumbnails so that users already know that they can't be opened easily in a image processing tool.
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  37. On a new layer run the Light Rays plugin. On the spiral layer, Magic Wand outside the spiral. Make the Light Rays layer active and press Delete. Paint Bucket fill each segment with your choice of colors. Light Rays is in this plugin pack:
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  38. @DrewDale I know what you mean, This song makes my eyes water everytime I hear it, If I'm driving I have to stop to dry them.
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  39. My eyes don't normally water when i listen to a song, but.... A 2020 Lockdown live performance from seperate homes. An excellent song, fantastic vocal performance, nuff said. Enjoy.
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  40. Paint net gradients are good. You can make them round, square, conical, linear... but what if you want, say, an elliptic gradient? A trapezoid gradient? A hexagonal gradient? Or a gradient in the shape of a christmas tree? All this can be done with Shaped Gradient 1.5 Version history version 1.5: fixed a bug with the center point selector. version 1.4: added center point control. You can now choose the center point of the gradient. version 1.2: added alpha control. You can now choose the alpha (transparency) for the edge & center colours separately. TO-DO list: - add anti-alias function - add center-point control - done - possibly: curve control for the gradient Samples of the effect: Enjoy! shapegradient.zip
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  41. Did you uninstall GhostScript v9.27 before installing the older v9.26? They copy into the same gs folder and I think that the newer version is still trying to load the PDF into Paint.NET.
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  42. 'Mouse nails'? I would find an option for larger 'thumbnails' very useful too. A more easily seen paintbrush cursor (especially when on 1 px) would also be much appreciated.
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  43. Take a look at this screenshot, I've made the thumbnail window quite large - it's about 13"x8" on my monitor, yet the thumbnails are utterly miniscule. http://chattypics.com/files/30inch30inch24inch_gkxev8mji2.jpg
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  44. Please don't take this as rude, but almost no one changes the dpi settings in Windows, because it makes a giant mess of things in many MANY other applications. Regardless of my 4k comments, I have quite regular displays and the thumbnails are tiny, 30" Dell 2560 and 24" Dell, 1920 Also, some users may want large Thumbnails, some huge thumbnails and some are fine with them how they are now. Having to manipulate the entire Windows dpi settings for one app seems a bit f a bad solution. If I could code, I'd gladly help, I can't but as it stands, I would say they are at least 50% too small. They should just scale with the size of the layers box? I've got 3 displays, I'd love to maximise the entire layers box on a second display and just have them huge, personally.
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  45. I think this idea deserves attention. I too have had issues with the layer thumbnails being too small that I have trouble seeing what's in those layers unless I hide and unhide it.
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