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  1. Hi !

    After several years with Paint.NET, I want to start a blogsite about Paint.NET tutorial in my local language. Can anyone suggesting what kind of tutorials can I put there ?

     

    I'll be glad too, if anyone suggesting how I will arrange the categories for tutorials there.

     

    Meanwhile, if anyone interested to give me permission to use and translate the tutorials, just simply post it right here.

     

    Thank You !

     

     

  2. Level : Intermediate to Advance User

     

    Plugin :

     


    2. MV Wireworm ( A Photoshop Plugin )

     

    Intro :

     

    There're several ways to restore damaged old picture using Paint.NET. In this tutorial I'll use a combination of MV Wireworm plugin ( just something like healing brush ) and clone stamp to get what do you seen in the after picture.

     

    071d443.png

     

    About MV Wireworm and the great examples : http://vicanek.de/plugins/wireworm.htm

     

     

    How To Do It :

     

    1. Open a picture ( Thanks Pixie for providing me this sample picture  ! ) in Paint.NET. For this tutorial I cropped some of the area to make my work with clone stamp a lot easier.

     

    2e9bdd3.png

     


    2. Run 8bf filter, then choose MV Wireworm. A small window like this will popped out.

     

    80dd5a5.png

     

    Choose your selection area by clicking the area and bring your cursor as far as you can/want.  

     


    3. Click on the selected area and move your cursor until the selected area 'moving'. Move it until you find an area that matched/suitable. Do the things until you're done with all cracks or dots.

     

    Some good guides about this plugins :

     



     

     

    4. After healing all cracks and dots, use clone stamp to recover the disappearing area.

     

    b1572f9.png

     

     

    Do it until you get the finish product like this :

     

    0b3ed1b.jpg


     

     


    You can do it better than me. 

     

    All The Best !

     

     

    ( p/s : Pixey, I hope you'll love this post-restoration picture...  :D  <3  <3  <3  )

     

     



     

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  3. Here's mine, 'Bright Winter' palettes inspired by the late Kathryn Kalisz's Sci-Art Bright Winter colours.

     

    Bright Winter 1

     

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    ; Colors are written as 8-digit hexadecimal numbers: aarrggbb
    ; For example, this would specify green: FF00FF00
    ; The alpha ('aa') value specifies how transparent a color is. FF is fully opaque, 00 is fully transparent.
    ; A palette must consist of ninety six (96) colors. If there are less than this, the remaining color
    ; slots will be set to white (FFFFFFFF). If there are more, then the remaining colors will be ignored.
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    FFED5DBE
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    Bright Winter 2

     

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    ; For example, this would specify green: FF00FF00
    ; The alpha ('aa') value specifies how transparent a color is. FF is fully opaque, 00 is fully transparent.
    ; A palette must consist of ninety six (96) colors. If there are less than this, the remaining color
    ; slots will be set to white (FFFFFFFF). If there are more, then the remaining colors will be ignored.
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  4. I like the 'laser' light beams coming out of the gem too! B)

    Perhaps explore the laser idea more?... some 'pink panther' like security device (laser beam broken, alarms sound)?

    Or if they are glints of light try spectrum colours in the light 'flares'?

     

     

    Sharing is caring, so I'll share the tips right here.

     

    Well, to get this special effect, I have to change some of the original procedures.

     

    1. Motion Blur method and Splinter Blur method are staying the same.

    2. Changes were been made to Gradient Galore Method and Bevel Object Method.

     

    It'll be a very long writing to explain the changes, so I decide for writing short notes and pictured diagrams to make things easier.

     

    Here are the tips to get this special effects ( uniquely to this gem, you can alter this according to your own case ) :

     

    c99720d.png

     

    (a) Regular fill tool, Normal 255
    ( b ) Regular gradient fill ( Radial ), Normal 137
    ( c) Regular gradient fill ( Radial ), Screen 64
    (d) The Gem Shape original frame, Line width 1, Normal 255
    (e) The Gem Shape filled with Gradient Galore, Normal 255.
    (f) The Gem Shape filled with Gradient Galore, Gaussian Blur ( try and success ), Normal 255.
    (g) Regular fill tool ( Royal Blue ), Gaussian Blur ( try and success ), Normal 73
    (h) Gradient Galore, Screen 39
    (i) Gradient Galore, Overlay 19 ( Note : This layer is optional )
    (j) Regular fill tool ( white ), Screen 39
    (k) This layer following Red Ochre's procedures, put into Glow 43 after merging those layers.
    (l) This layer following Red Ochre's procedures, however filled by regular gradient fill tool instead of gradient galore ( to emulate glassy effect from my glassball siggie ), Reflect 129
    (m) Regular fill tool, Screen 178
    (n) Following Red Ochre's procedure to get Object, then select that Object and run Boltbait's Bevel Selection, Screen 88
    (o) Following Red Ochre's procedure to get Splinter layer, Color Dodge 101
    (p) Copy layer (o), Gradient Galore, Color Dodge 148
    (q) Duplicate Splinter layer, Gaussian Blur ( try and success), Overlay 88
    ( r) Run Red Ochre's Highlight plugin, choose Venus 5 Ways. 
     
    All the best !
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  5. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

     

    @Nai said: "This tutorial is dedicated to @johnnysdream who was curious about how I made this image".

     

     

     

     

    Moderator's Note:  As a lot of the images from @Nai had disappeared it was necessary to recreate her steps and the results may not

                                     be exactly as @Nai intended.  The editing of these steps have been made possible by @Pixey - @ReMake and @Woodsy

     

     

    Ice_Castle1.png

     

    This tutorial is a combination of @Red ochre's Clipwarp plugin ( either one can work ) and an adaptation to a Photoshop tutorial made by Jenny Le. (comments by by @Nai)

     

    Plugins used are:   Clipwarp - Objectedge & Noise choice by @Red ochre found in his pack here.  +   Bevel Selection  by @BoltBait

    and Threshold by Ed Harvery.

     

     

    There are two parts to this tutorial in order to achieve the desired results. Here is the image used in the tutorial.

     

    wattex-43.jpg

     

     

    First Part : 'Ice Castle' text.

     

     

    1.   Upload the above image into Paint.net.  Use - Image - Crop to selection - to fix the canvas size.

     

    2.   Create a new layer.  Type your text (Riot Squad was used here) size #84 with the color hex #808080.

     

    3.   Align the text to center.  With the Magic Wand :MagicWandTool: set to Global, select the text and Invert the selection.  Use Bevel Selection @ #7 and alternate lightning direction checked.

     

              1-1.png

     

    4. Run Red Ochre's Object Edge plugin with this setting :

     

     objectedge-2-1.png

     

    5. Copy the background layer to the clipboard (Ctrl A, Ctrl C, Ctrl D) and select the Text layer and run Clipwarp plugin (older or newer version).

     

    3-clipwarp.png

     

     

    6. Duplicate Text layer. Change the blending mode either to Additive or Screen.

     

    additive-save.png

     

     

    7.  Then merge the two Text layers into one. Now we are done with the first part.

     

     

    Second Part : Starry Background

     

     

     

    1. Create a new layer between Text layer and Background layer. Fill it with the color black.

     

    f5a2f9c.png

     

     

     

    2. Add noise to this new layer. My personal choice is @Red ochre's Noise Choice plugin.

     

     

    Noise-choice-only-2014-type.png

     

     

    3. Go to Effects>Color>Threshold. Run that in this setting :

     

    27299c3.png

     

    4.  Duplicate the layer twice so you have 3 layers of dots. 

     

     

    5. On the first Layer (lower) layer, run Motion Blur at this setting :

     

    45-degs-at-50.png

     

    6. Run Motion Blur on second Layer layer on this setting :

     

    45-degs-at-50.png

     

     

    7. Run Gaussian Blur with this setting on the third layer of Layer 3 :

     

    3ba2d05.png

     

     

    8. Change the blending mode of the second and third layers to Screen. Merge these 3 layers into one and rename the layer  'Sparkles'.

     

    9.   Copy the Sparkles layer three times, to make four layers of Sparkles. Rename them so you don't get confused.  

     

     

    change-2-3-and-4-to-screen.png

     

     

    Change the blending mode of Sparkles2, Sparkles3 and Sparkles4 to Screen. Merge those layers down to the Sparkles layer. Then change the blending mode to Color Dodge and you will see stars on your background image :

     

     

    8aa5207.png

     

    10. Duplicate Sparkles layer, and run Gaussian Blur on duplicated layer with strength 2px.

     

        Run Levels to adjust the brightness of the stars.

     

    d4753d9.png

     

    Levels.png

     

    11. Copy the Background layer. Set the blending mode to Overlay.

     

    142b8aa.png

     

    Run Gaussian Blur slightly to your liking.      

    Set Opacity level to your liking.

     

     

    And now we are done !

     

     

    Hopefully this tutorial can put smiles in @johnnysdream face and so to the others who are interested in making a starry background.

     

     

    Can't wait to see what the others can do with this tutorial !

     

     

    All The Best !

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  6. I have the original photo. I'll will attach it.

    Thanks.

    Hi mackenzieh...

     

    I have figured out the nature of your problem...

     

    To solve it : Simply press 'Shift' key while you draw the ellipse selection on the layer. Next do inverse selection, then deleting the unwanted area. Re-select the area again by using magic wand on the empty area then do inverse selection.  After that, just run the Fish Eye plugin.

     

    Here are what happened after figuring out the problem :

     

    8d38dd1.png

     

    Let me know what happened after you do so.

     

    Extra bonus tip : There're maybe some thin black outline left after running fish eye plugin. Just make it disappear by running AA's Assistant Plugin for several times.

     

    Hoping that it can help you a lot.

     

    All the best !

  7. The photo I used was a black pug.

    I have attached the photo.

     

    Thanks,

    Mackenzie

     

    Welcome !

     

    Okay... Now I can see those dark lines. 

     

    However, I'm not sure if that caused by settings you made on fish eye plugin or other things. It can be anything. To figure that out then solving it, I need the same original picture (before you run the plugin on it to emulate what are you doing ) or your blackpug.pdn file. Can you submit any of it to me ?

     

    When I'm really sure what had happened, I'll post the solution ASAP.

     

    Thanks !

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