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  1. IMO - why the west is going to H in a H: Nowadays, "enlightened" people say: "Ha, people in long-ago centuries were SO primitive. Their kings drank from lead cups. [oh?? and nowadays FDA kings haven't approve thimerosal + amalgam fillings?] [and speak of LEAD - we have LEDs containing Phosphors, and LEDs often zap eyes from brightness! Back to the future: "Ha, people in the 20-21st centuries were SO primitive. Their zero-empathy professionals tended to spout what they "knew" ...Vs. "wisely-knowing" subtleties surrounding "facts" they spouted. They would subject people to barbarically rigid medical/surgical regimens. Personnel at clinics acted like icebergs to patrons, then charged fortunes with no money-back guarantee's. Then the naive patrons would agree to be subjected to all sorts of dead-end regimens, based on Zero-Transparency, sorta like guinea pigs on treadmills, because they'd be taken in by the sophisticated facades of the zero-empathy administrators. They'd agree to have labels slapped onto their conditions (as if they're wine bottles), even though ABC-condition might have similar symptoms AND causes as XYZ-condition. Compare that to nowadays, where we tap into zero-point-energy (such as L.I.F.E. or SCIO etc.) for diagnostics. We detox bi-monthly via ancient NON-INVASIVE proven methods such as Leeches, AND/OR the sequence of salt-water-immersion followed by Suctioning Grounded-mudpool while Far-InfraRed shines on the pool. This serves to Detox, Decharge, and ReGround any of us who become overcharged from too much stress, or chemicals, metals & parasites. Not that we much need it, since our societies are wiser than to subject ourselves to toxins. We then take our bi-monthly maintenance dosage of phototherapy which hones in on the precise areas of our bodies requiring maintenance, in order to photoactivate the stemcells in that area.
  2. And that's exactly my point. IMO the reason the Western world has reached the state its in today, is because they tend to: Say what they know factually versus experientially Knowing what they say Documentualized "fact" usually does not = experientualized truth of individuals. For example, there was a story about a young woman whose kid brother was mute. She couldn't understand his excitement over a "silly" amber-shard of glass. First later, when she became blind, and by an accidental "fluke" excitedly regained her vision when she put her brother's amber-shard near her eye - first then did she gain an understanding of "why" the amber-shard used to excite her brother. So - had you chatted with her prior to her blindness, you might have heard her saying what she knows about her brother But - had you chatted with her after her brother's glass-shard restored her vision, you might then have heard her knowing what she says about her brother So that's it in a nutshell - my opinion for why the world is in the mess its in. People talk at each other (not to each other) in real life and on forums all the time - making rash assumptions without knowing where each other is at. The irony, is that even the most seemingly "logical, rational" advice which is well-intentioned and well-meaning can seem (emphasis on "seem") as if John is so helpful to Jane, whereas the advice is actually such a loaded issue to Jane, that it harms more than helps her (even though, based on surface appearance, the entire public is positive that John is the wronged-one even though he's actually the wrong-one. The mute boy's sister was well-intentioned but she was not Knowing. (until later) The forum-posting public can be well-intentioned but not Knowing. The real-life public can be well-intentioned but not Knowing. All it takes is to painfully dredge up some imagination & some emotion. That's all it takes to become non-assuming.
  3. Voila - smoked fries http://www.stayatstovedad.com/.a/6a00e55503a4a388340154361c1e71970c-800wi Seriously - even paint.net's burnt 3.xx leftovers are more palatable other menus!
  4. I hear, and thanks for the well-rounded answers! As for the rest, I explained where I'm at in the past, including asked advice. It's a loaded issue. For now I remain lagging with my vulnerable thinkpads and my non-supported "dangerous" 3.xx Chevy. But taking it into perspective - nearly the whole world now is fried smoke...
  5. Sorry if this was already asked before, and also if its too a loaded Q then no problem. As I mentioned in past, I don't see myself bothering to get a Win7 or later system for the foreseeable future. My question is - would old-version users be at a HUGE disadvantage due to non-updating? I.E. is it radically improved (rendering 3.5.11 sorta primitive by comparison?
  6. Ego, thanks! Regarding an active selection, I don't quite recall, but its highly unlikely because by now I'm more or less "reconditioned" to be alert to the quirks which selections impose. BTW, it was not the "recolor" tool, but rather, as stated above, I was recoloring using the line-draw tool. The Recolor tool was contraindicated in this instance anyway, for the reason that the Gradient's effect caused the Text-letter to become a non-uniform color. Aside from that, I mentioned elsewhere that a well-rated "recolor" tutorial on youtube failed to work for me. (That particular scenario was a case of having used Paintbrush to change the black background surrounding an object (to yellow) leaving a sorta rough-black outline still surrounding the object. So I was trying to change the rough-black outline to yellow, using the Recolor tool, but as I said, even though I step-by-step followed the video's instructions, it did not work for me. And yes, I'd ensured the image was flattened.
  7. Consider this rhetorical, for the record, even if its a freak glitch. If this was already mentioned, or if it was due to some unknowing error of my own, by all means delete this. But for the record: I have Win XP + SP3 + 2gb RAM. Today I was using line-draw to re-color the outline of a capital-letter (and also recolor within the letter), after having used the Gradient to "shine lite onto a pool". Anyway, the colored-rays wound up spilling over onto the adjacent outlined text. ...which is why I resorted to recoloring using line-draw. (Probably crude, I know, but besides the point. ...the point is, that it was not recoloring. I tried a few times - also checked that I was on the right layer (even flattened the layers). So I gave up and self-resolved my issue by attempting to freshly reset everything: saving it as JPG, then opening it into IrfanView then again saving via Irfan to Desktop as JPG then exiting paint.net cold-turkey then opening the Irfan-saved jpg into a freshly-opened paint.net whereupon coloring in the lines became fully functional
  8. Often in conjunction with Irfan (and without having yet tackled: recolor, gradient, pan & clone): ...I use the geniously-programmed paint.net for very rough practical ideas, in the hope of conveying needed solutions to a world who could care less. In the hope that simple solutions to problems would be made available in a future world, if only because the idea was passed on. Cuz often the best solution, can be the least complicated one. Like a simple message in a simple bottle, floating in the ethers. Such as the little boy who advised the grown-ups - why not just deflate the tires? (to resolve a high-clearance truck stuck in tunnel) Such as suspending silicone flaps above walkways, due to cars who ignore white-painted walkways. Such as a simple neighbor who once offered me a food which resolved a horrific issue I had, when all "pro" sources failed me (yet subsequent tellee's remained aloofly skeptical. Seems the world specializes in cranking out frosted aloofs and broiled goofs. (btw, traffic solutions needs to take into account that a future world may lack silly traffic issues due to ZPE) P.S. My current fantasy is "how I wish I could design via Thingieverse & print via 3d printer a particular type of ultra-useful ultra-potential disposable thingie for the purpose of a kit which I'm currently marketing for the primary reason of conveying the concept of healing via infrared in combo with quicksand, followed up by SVF cell infusion.
  9. The John Oliver vid. re: net neutrality is popular. I have slow 1 mbps DSL and even that's expensive for me, let alone FIOS. btw, Comcast, Verizon and all large monopolies would be rendered impotent if only everyone acknowledged zero point energy (connective-force) including all research & technologies which has attempted to tap into ZPE for free energy, diagnostics & so forth.
  10. xod, regarding the multiple layers, I'm far from expert, so its hard for me to visualize how to achieve curves over an extended area without seeing an animation of someone connecting several Layers containing fdcomposites. Some people are talented at tinkering, and acquiring experience that way, but tinkering takes me forever. (speak of composites, I similarly wish the Windows Wizard enabled Printing 2 composites of my FD logo to achieve an 11x14 poster versus a wimpy 8x11 poster Pixey, is the upper & lower part of the Cygnet f able to be manipulated somehow into more rounded curves? Also is the Cygnet f able to be thickened? Where are Cygnet & Forte & Calibri located? I don't see them in paint.net 3.5.11 which I have (Win XP here) Are there no fonts which are thicker, and with a more curved f?? Now for a stupid question: I don't suppose there's a set of Vertically-tiled Script Fonts (just as there's the Horizontally-Tiled Script font (which connect with each other precisely. P.S. I guess I'll take further suggestions "off-the-air" so to speak (as mentioned in my O.P. which had been posted on Grand-Theory. Thanks for all the input!
  11. Hi, xod, while yours is very pretty, is there anything closer to my own design for the fd-combo, ....except with the f made more pretty? Because I'd prefer it to match up with the rest of my logo (which is already incorporated with a picture) I should also clarify that it would be used as a LARGE POSTER so needs to be HEAVY. Unfortunately I can't seem to get Windows photo printer to set it up as 11x14 and print on two 8x11's. As of now, my -f- looks sorta like a coat hanger because I can't leverage the curves the way I want them due to having had insufficient Nodes to work with (which then caused me to resort to pencil & paper, followed by digicam & Eraser-tool. BTW, though this is not really relevant, (since its a Demo) - the demo was intended as a cute sign to hang up at a diner, or on a dining room door. Made to look as if a prankster crossed out the E and inserted ALLY instead - to poke fun at the non-punctuality of served meals. AGAIN - ONLY THE "FD" COMBO IS RELEVANT TO MY ACTUAL LOGO. the INALLY INING is not relevant.
  12. I'm posting this here, because I'm lacking the stamina to handle a formal thread. So consider this a rhetorical question-or-comment, and if anyone here is in the mood to beautify it, so much the better.. If you can believe it, the below wimpy combo took me hours resulting in a severe migraine (usually the case when I try cranking out graphics). At worst case, if nobody can fix it, I guess I'll wind up using it in its current ughy form. To the point - I designed a logo for an idea I have. It involved connecting 2 alpha letters vertically (vs. horizontally, as in the case of alpha-script) The below fd combo is the initial letters of my actual logo. I cranked it out on pencil/paper, due to insufficient Nodes. Then I used my digi-camera, then the Paint.Net Eraser painstakingly. The remainder of the below logo is just a demo for purposes of this post. (BTW during cranking out the inally, I couldn't find a font mimicking a sloppy grafitti scrawl. As you can see, the f is quite ugly, so if anyone's an expert at fixing something like that, I'd consider it a windfall.
  13. Even though this is a 5-year-late response, its still relevant to this thread. kartracer, answering yours: With my limited scope, there's these other tools I know of with a double life: ...the Move-Selection Tools. Left-Click - moves selections Up/Down/Right/Left, like a Castle on chess board. Right-Click - rotates selections like a merry-go-round clockwise or counter-clockwise P.S. Here's a retroactive thanks to Helen, since I was seeking info re: bezier-paint.net
  14. oops, have you seen my above Edit? (originally I couldn't find liquify, but then googled & found it. Also gotta take a break as per above. Does it matter if I resume sometime in future, with a link referring back to this. And the new subject line could be something like: Letter C tree roots (and maybe 3rd part of series - Letter C tree leaves. Thanks a million
  15. Uh, whats the diff. saving as PNG or JPG? I just now magic-wanded the white-area of the JPG Letter_C. Then hit delete to delete the outer white area. So does it really matter - saving as PNG or JPG? Re: the Liquify stint, I was attempting to get the hang of it, but a poor attempt! Please see screenshot. Note, too, that when I tried fooling around beyond the bottom edge (of transparent checkerboard) I obviously couldn't go beyond it. Increasing canvas size only created a white boarder surrounding checkerboard. Is that cuz I'd saved it as JPG instead of PNG? Off-topic - is it OK to take a break for now? Because I got busy with bugs on my system bringing me to turtle speed, and outdated Win-XP, and trying to figure out if I should try Linux or shop for Win-7 (and I'm limited due to eSensitivity requiring Low Ghz and matte-displays yada yada. Long story, i'm going out of my mind!
  16. Pixey, thanks yet again! Maybe I'm catching on a bit Did not understand the part about "PNG" format. I just did CTL-SHIFT-F Here's the latest screenshot, though I've a feeling that somewhere along the way I forgot to switch the Opacity back up to 255. On 2nd thought I F4'd just now, so mine is a bit darker than the screenshot. The next step needs to be shaping the bottom of the "C" so it's more like a tree trunk ...while still being able to discern that it's the letter "C".
  17. Uh magic wand - as in my below screenshot? I.E. Did the wand need to be inside or outside the C? At what percentage-selection? (in screenshot its 32) By the way, are patients often given choco-chip cookies? I bypassed walnuts for tree-trunk due to the "nut" factor. Update: Meantime, I'm now going to try instruction #10 above. OK, now see my 2nd attachment below ...which is outcome of instructions 1-8 (of post #10. Am I on the right or wrong track? Like a babe-in-woods didn't know what the heck I was doing! BTW, each time I experimented (above) I just Exited without Saving anything. I mean, no use saving PNGs unless I comprehend what I'm doing.
  18. Thanks again Pixey for your helpful instructions So far I've been experimenting, but wasn't familiar with the "Aligning" part. So after a long time searching for info, I noticed that View offers a Ruler, but I didn't quite grasp how the ruler works, or for that matter why it's necessary to center align. While I've not yet reached the Gaussian part of your instructions, am I correct in assuming you meant to BLUR the sharp-outline for a more realism look? Thus far, after resizing to approx. 800, then flipping vertically, here's what I got. Is that OK so far? (see attachment, ...but I'm thinking the bottom part of the "C" ought to be less wide than its upper part, in order to make a more realistic tree trunk. Also, it may be nice for the logo to look somewhere between 3D photo-realism, and 2D painting-drawing, but that's a tall order I guess. BTW, as stated above, I'd been considering rather putting romaine leaves or herbals, rather than dryad, as more compatible with cookies. Then green-pears in shape of musical-notes descending from "romaine leaves" Any wonder I marvel at the complex designs everyone here pulls off...
  19. Update: I just now fooled for quite awhile with Dryad, but finding that I cannot curve it into a letter C. The most I could do was "Random" which curved various parts in every which way except the letter C. So at first I was considering using the Letter-C in my below attachment and somehow filling it in (masking??) with the brownish bark of the following trunk (which would probably take me all day to figure out if at all): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2d/Newton%27s_tree,_Botanic_Gardens,_Cambridge.JPG/580px-Newton%27s_tree,_Botanic_Gardens,_Cambridge.JPG But then I came across this choco-chip-cookie in shape of C: http://ourcraftsnthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/letterc51.jpg And I think for my purposes it would be preferable to have the cookie as tree trunk then romaine (or herbals) as leaves and bartlett pears (made to look like musical notes) descending from the leaves So if anyone can figure out an easy way to go about my objective, I'm game. FYI, my objective, or more accurately pipedream, is a logo called CPR (Creative Patients Revolution) wherein the C is a tree with musical-note fruits and the P is a crutch looking like a trellis with blue flowers shaped like blue-cross centered within it, and a blue-outlined cloud-puff to finish off the rounded part and the R is sorta a sliding pond, with the steps being an aqua paintbrush, and the slide/chute shaped like the right-part of the R, with an overturned paint-can causing aqua-blue "culture-medium" to rush down chute and turn into a stream wherein blue veins & red arteries (and eyes) are growing as if they're hydroponic flowers.
  20. Oh, now I remember. The reasons I was confused was: (1) I actually had clicked Effects but saw nothing listed. But now I realize my previous DLL install was on my other thinkpad (2) Last time, I must have referenced the main forum. But this time, I'd keyword searched, as well as sought for stickies on this discussion forum. Bottom line, I'm finally seeing "Iterative Lines" under Effects, so now it's time to fool around. Thanks so much Ego Eram, and hope to report back next chance I get.
  21. Sorry about the static - I deleted the post.
  22. Thanks so much to all of you for your input As for Dryad (not that I quite visualize its abilities yet until I'd get to fool with it)... ....I forget how I installed that other plugin, way back when Is there a stickie anywhere on the forum where there's permanent instructions, for people with memories like sieves? So here's what I tried: Once the Dryad zip file was installed to downloads folder, I then copy/pasted dryad.DLL to ---> program files\paint.NET (since that seemed to be where other DLL files were) Was that incorrect, and if not, how do I now locate it via the Paint.net toolbar menu's I can't find it under the Effects submenu's.
  23. What's the simplest way to turn an upper-case C into a tree? Sorta like the below idea, but not so fancy: http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/hydognik/hydognik1106/hydognik110600001/9677079-the-letter-c-in-the-form-of-a-tree.jpg
  24. I see. I don't suppose IPB has suggestion forums, where users can point to XYZ forums (such as in the OP) to explain what they seek..whatever... cheerio
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