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  1. 11 points
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This is an exercise in how using a few simple shapes and applying a few plugins can achieve very believable results It's very image heavy but not overtly complex. Some Filled Rectangle sizes give better results than others/ as does the amount of wobble The screw and bolt without textures can have textures laid over them and use Multiply/ Overlay - play with opacity. The usual drill plugIns: Wobble Texture Object Rounder Texture Shader BoltBait's Custom Shapes Untextured Screw Textured Screw Untextured Bolt Textured Bolt ------------------------------------------------------------------ And you've nailed it. Well, screwed it ... bolted it Examples It resizes well Thanks to @Ed Harvey @MJW and @BoltBait and everyone who has posted a plugin. Their work makes things easier/ possible for use mere mortals @Ego Eram Reputo ... some of the images are bigger - slap my wrist if you want me to change them
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    I made these light bulbs in blender, then made the animation in PDN. I'm very happy with the bulb details in the outcome.
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    Oh boy, it has been so long since I posted any images that I have almost forgotten how! Thank you all for the most encouraging comments. I am in the process of building up a small home nursery to supplement my income - long story... One of my fellow succulent addict has kindly allowed me to use his photos to create artworks. As soon as I saw his aeonium with the rain spots on it, I knew I had to create a wallpaper. I've called it Gothic Rain. I like dark & moody images & I am drawn to them in other artists too. So that you can see how it has been altered, I have added the original photo as well, as per frequent requests in the past.
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    Cool, thanks for the tut. I made a rusted screw.
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    @welshblue! My first results. I am not finished yet. Rest coming next days. Thank you so much.
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    Thank you @Woodsy, It was not difficult because @kaunas163 left a link to the video tutorial and I just refreshed the text and images.
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    Thank you @ReMake for rewriting this tutorial! And a PDF has been added!
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    Now that I have a little more time I have created quite a few more wallpapers using my plants. Black Rain - sister to Gothic Rain Raindrops in Winter Night Rain Titanium Rain Winter Night's Dream
  9. 3 points
    Thanks for the notification. Updated to G'MIC version 2.7.0.
  10. 3 points
    Thank you everyone😁 @lynxster4, @ReMake, @Woodsy, @barbieq25, @LionsDragon, @Ego Eram Reputo, @null54, @AndrewDavid. I've not felt to well this summer and my daughter has been dragging me all over the place to look at houses. She needs to move closer to work, she has a three hour round trip. Well, we found a house and I just hope everything goes smoothly. I've been living in a half packed house. ugh! Ran out of likes for the day
  11. 3 points
    This is an important update that fixes many issues, including some crashes. It also adds JPEG XR file type support for Windows 8.1+. If you’re using the Windows Store release, you should get the update automatically within the next 24 hours. You can also force an update check by following these instructions. For the Classic release, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so. You can get the updater soon by going to ⚙ Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website. Change log: New: JPEG XR file type support (Windows 8.1+ required) Fixed: Holding Ctrl when dragging a selection with Move Selected Pixels will again leave a copy behind (but only with the mouse) Fixed crashes when saving DDS images Fixed VTF file type plugin. It was not working in 4.2 except for images that were an exact power-of-2 size on each dimension. Fixed: .BMP files can be opened even if they're not actually BMP images (they still need to be a valid WIC-supported file type such as PNG, JPEG, etc.) Fixed very bad performance when opening large images with embedded rotation metadata Fixed various crashes, such as when using File->New or Image->Resize, that sometimes happened if the previous update needed a reboot but either 1) it didn't tell you that, or 2) it did but you didn't reboot Fixed the problem that was causing the need for the aforementioned reboot in the first place (string resources file was locked by the thumbnail provider shell extension) Fixed: Text tool will no longer draw tiny text when an image uses dots-per-centimeter instead of dots-per-inch Fixed menu ordering of effect plugins that have duplicate names Fixed: The mouse wheel may now be used to scroll the Palettes menu in the Colors window (thanks @AndrewDavid for the suggestion and @toe_head2001 for the fix!) Fixed metadata handling that was preventing some images with EXIF tag 330 from being able to load Fixed metadata preservation for old images that pad EXIF string values with null terminators Fixed title bar text color when using certain custom accent colors in Windows 10 Fixed title bar accent color when Tablet Mode is enabled
  12. 3 points
    Tried a different approach after watching a YouTube video. I think I'll like to start dabbling more in typography manipulations from now on. Whoops, forgot to include the stock used.
  13. 2 points
    Dented glass blocks with a twist of hexagonal scales, a bit of the old cloud and water reflection. Smoke and mirrors. I started off practising smoke but then I started messing with one of Woody's layer tuts and then it all went to hell. Puff the magic dragon showed up and a couple of my old ducks and next I knew it was a scandal up Styx creek. Absurd it is, a paradox and all that sort of thing. I'll grow up one day, probably, maybe 🙂
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    Thanks Lynx, that's a very high compliment. Thanks Pixey. I don't want to limit myself to just one program, I use a handful of programs at any given time. In truth I sometimes don't remember which program that I used to make the effect. You can and here is the tutorial that I followed (more or less). He used an "Bayonet" socket in his tut. Don't know why, maybe because he's Australian? I had to create my own "Screw-In" socket" on my own, using the "Bolt Factory" AddOn. It worked out well after I edited it to my liking. P.S. It's a long 2-part tut. He also likes to ramble on, but I think he's a good teacher just the same.
  15. 2 points
    Hey guys, I made a plugin that will convert any selected area of an image into a mandala (radial symmetry based on some slice of the largest possible circle that can fit in the selection). I've seen a few other mandala makers on here, but as far as I can tell, this is the only one that works on any shape of input or selections. I've attached the dll and CodeLab-generated install script to this post, and if you're interested in seeing the source code, this plugin is open source, and the CodeLab .cs file can be viewed here It will appear in Distort > zKaleidoscope (This is the first plugin I've ever published, please let me know if I did anything outside of standard practices) Here's a sample of what the output and UI looks like: And here's a full image edit I slapped together with it: Let me know what you think! zkaleidoscope.zip
  16. 2 points
    I made that grunge texture a while back in PDN. I often use it to simulate rust. I also used it to make this rusty chain.
  17. 2 points
    Nor would I take any 😘 I share because I want others who may not know see what PDN is capable of ... plus I never charge friends in offline life so wouldn't the people I call online ones. Be it rebuilding an engine or designing a poster ... I'm happy to give my time for free when it's appreciated. And for those continuously repping my efforts, I can only say a big thanks. It's appreciated @dipstick ... Thanks. Great texture, it really sits well on there @Eli Believe me I've royally Skrewed Up too many times to be proud of so IT is good . Thanks Eli @MJW Total fluke, when my hand had a fibromyalgia electric shock and spasm when holding the mouse, and decided to run it to see what happened.😔 Thanks mate - but honestly I couldn't do these things without your intuitive plugins. It actually started out as a spark plug @toe_head2001 @lynxster4 @Pixey and @Seerose ... and everyone above - thanks for the reps - will be back with my own
  18. 2 points
    Happy Birthday @doughty! 🎂 Wishing you the bestest day! 💐
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    I take no responsibility for what you do with them (and encourage you to use them for good, not evil), but I find pyrochild's Liquefy and Grid Warp useful for warping images. Also, TechnoRobbo's FreeWarp.
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    How to use the line tool to draw a straight line: To constrain to a certain regular angle, use the shift key while drawing your line.
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    I dunno what can i say *brushes dirt off shoulder*
  25. 2 points
    Yes, switch to the Move Selection tool, and then use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Yes, take a look at Paste Selection in the Edit menu. Select 'Copy Selection' in Paint.NET's edit menu, paste into a text editor, change the coordinates, copy the changed text, use Paste Selection in Paint.NET's edit menu. https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/EditMenu.html#9.2
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    @Pixey ... nice Arnie impression 😉 Thanks. I'm not happy with the filters ... but hey ho. thanks for the rep' @ReMake Version 2 would love a f a g' after getting stressed with this. The lighting drove me mad Next up, adding a zippo lighter and then some vape pens
  28. 2 points
    Thanks @Seerose and @Pixey. It really isn't as easy as it seems matching skin tones, I don't think heavy pencil sketching lends itself too well to it ... I'm giving up on that style for a while ... thanks too @lynxster4 ------------------------------------------------------------- Just randomness after playing with S3D. All PDN except the crest Quitting
  29. 2 points
    Before listening to this, switch the playback speed to 1.25x, you're welcome!
  30. 1 point
    Hi, This is my gallery. I will post random stuff I created and you can critique it. Woodwalker
  31. 1 point
    An artist is an artist no matter how they come by the end result. And you're a top one Excellent work mate. Very real and very illuminating 😃
  32. 1 point
    Family Friendly Forum ... that is damn good. My wife wanted to know why I was staring at it - the shadowing alone is superb, as is the whole atmosphere You and Woodsy are the kings of animation - should be an award here for it - it'll save someone getting gunned down in a mad rampage every year 😉
  33. 1 point
    @doughty! Congratulations afterwards on your
  34. 1 point
    Or... My 'Pork-belly-in-corn-syrup-whilst-gaming' diet isn't as quick - but it sure works.
  35. 1 point
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it In this tutorial, we will try some variants for creating leather textures. Required plugins: Cell Texture by @davidf Mosaic by @Tim! Hexagonal Grid by @MadJik Emboss+ by @ReMake I used 600x450 px canvas in all variations. Variant 1 Variant 2 Variant 3 Variant 4 Variant 5 Variant 6 Note: All settings described in this tutorial are approximate and depend on image size and the desirable end result.
  36. 1 point
    The plugin was causing Paint.NET to crash See the following thread for more information. https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/114739-vtf-plugin-crash-revert-to-older-version-of-pdn/
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    Hip Hip Hooray @doughty hope you are having a wonderful day for your Birthday
  40. 1 point
    I checked the first 23 decimal places. From memory. Does this make me a nerd? ☺
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    Congratulations to the winners! 1st Place: is @welshblue with 6 votes 2nd Place: is @lynxster4 and @Seerose with 4 votes each 3rd Place: is @dipstick and @Pixey with 3 votes each Great entries from everyone! WOW! Everyone won today; good job! 💥
  43. 1 point
    @TrevorOutlaw! Wonderful presentation! Thank you for sharing your result and for video link.
  44. 1 point
    Well, I think it is a fabulous image & there is nothing I can fault. Bravo! Well done
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    Can you zoom out a little and give some context about why you're doing things in such a bizarre manner?
  47. 1 point
    Thanks for the Rep' point @lynxster4 This colouring malarkey isn't as easy as it may seem. Right skin tones/ blending in - lots of things to take into account. #3 is my last go - it's so much easier making things from scratch my own way
  48. 1 point
    Like this? I made this from the flat PNG version of the picture from my previous post. Duplicating the layer, sliding the top one right, colour dodge, another layer glow, flatten, copy, undo, paste, difference, copy layer, colour dodge, flatten, copy, undo, paste, emboss, additive, flatten, copy, undo, paste, flatten, duplicate layer, stretch (vertically and horizontally), slide, difference, copy that layer, normal, lower opacity, copy base layer, stretch, additive. (Or something like that for those interested.)
  49. 1 point
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This is what you will learn to make: And this is what you can do with it (timber, ???, hair, more timber, sunset): 01. Draw a greyscale linear gradient with the Gradient tool (shortcut: G). Hold Shift whilst drawing to keep the gradient straight. The lower 10% of the image should be completely white. The white will be the dark part of the water, and without enough of it the water looks depthless. The darkest shade the gradient should have has a colour Value of about 25. Colours darker than this produce water which looks over-exposed (light saturated). 02. Make a new layer (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+N) above the gradient layer and change the Blend Mode to Negation (double click layer > Blending > Negation). 03. Reset the primary colour to black and the secondary colour to white. 04. On the new layer, render Clouds (Effects > Render > Clouds) with the default values except for the blend mode which should also be set to Negation. 05. Type Ctrl+F seven times to repeat the effect. 06. On the same layer use Outline (Effects > Stylize > Outline) with a Thickness of 14 and Intensity of 60. 07. Flatten the image (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F). 08. Use Curves (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M) to colour the image, set the Transfer Map to RGB and move the colours as illustrated (Blue: (119, 139); Green: (143, 113); Red: (165, 98)). 09. Duplicate the layer (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+D). 10. Use Curves (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M) to colour the top layer as illustrated (Blue: (119, 143); Green: (119, 143); Red: (144, 119)) 11. Change the Blend Mode of the top layer to Overlay (double click layer > Blending > Overlay). 12. Flatten the image (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F). 13. Resize the image (shortcut: Ctrl+R), ensure Maintain Aspect Ratio is unchecked and increase the width to 350% of the original. Smaller width increases produce “rougher seas” and larger width increases produce “calmer seas”. 14. Select part of the image that is as tall as the canvas and as wide as your desired final image. 14. Select all of the image (you can crop later, and it is easier to find a good combination that looks like water) 15. Copy (shortcut: Ctrl+C) and paste onto a new layer (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V) and change the Blend Mode of the new layer to Darken (double click layer > Blending > Darken). 16. Move (shortcut: M) the copy horizontally (click and hold on the image the use the left and right arrow keys) until you get something that looks watery. 17. Select a new part of the bottom layer, copy (shortcut: Ctrl+C) and paste onto a new layer between the current layers (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V). 17. Select all of the bottom layer, copy (shortcut: Ctrl+C) and paste onto a new layer between the current layers (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V). 18. Set middle layer’s Blend Mode to Lighten (double click layer > Blending > Lighten) and Move (shortcut: M) it directly behind the other copy. 19. Select the part of the image you wish to keep with the rectangle select tool (shortcut: S) and crop (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+X).
  50. 1 point
    Thank you so much @MadJik! Size first 4000x3000 then, 800x600. https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/21469-a-way-to-create-more-abstract/