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  1. Texture BG : http://pre12.deviantart.net/1605/th/pre/i/2012/039/c/b/ice_texture___2_by_agf81-d4p2kkm.jpg
  2. Hi mackenzieh ! Thanks for trying this tutorial ! Before saying anything, let me ask you a question... Are you using the same picture I used as the model for this tutorial ? If not can you show me a screenshot, how does those dark lines looked like, or send me your pdn file to my inbox ? I need your answer for a clarification. Thanks !
  3. Thanks, Pixey ! Very nice picture ! BTW, I want to find a picture in a condition like this : http://www.oriooli.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/old-damaged-black-and-white-30.jpg
  4. Hi ! I'm on my way to make a PDN tutorial that focused on old photo restoration. However, I'm lacking the picture needed as 'the model' for that tutorial. Using pictures from internet is not a good choice. So, is there anyone voluntarily submitting the picture with the criteria I need for that ? If anyone interested, just posting the picture right here. Thank you !
  5. Hi, It's so frustrating that this plugin isn't compatible for PDN 4.0x. : http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/5014-fast-radial-blur/ Can anyone modify it so that it can be used in PDN 4.0x ? Thank you so much !
  6. Thanks everyone for the clarification. I'll stay with my entry.
  7. DrewDale & Pixie, thank you so much ! That's a nice attempt, Pixie. I think you can do it much better than me.
  8. Seerose, can you explain furthermore about this ? " Hi Dear Paint User! Bevel object there is 2 x. What I meant by Red Ochre plugin." Thank you very much. :-)
  9. Tutorial : Making Magical Crystal Ball Plugin : TR Fisheye effect, ( http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/26536-trs-fish-eye-plugin-feb-24-2015/?hl=%2Bfish+%2Beye ) 8bf Plugin, ( http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/20622-psfilterpdn-2015-11-11/ ) Axion Photoshop Filter ( http://grafnet.com.pl/Filters/Axion ) This tutorial was adapted from a Photoshop tutorial by EresseaSama. Note : A long tutorial for intermediate-advance Paint.NET user. Part 1 : Crystal Ball 1. Open a picture 2. Duplicate the picture, rename it to CrystalBall 3. Draw a circle using Ellipsce select, like what we seen in the picture. Inverse the selection before deleting the unwanted area. After deleting the unwanted area, use magic wand to select the deleted area. Inverse the selection again. Now you can see a circle with ‘marching ants’ outline. 4. Run TR’s Fisheye plugin with the settings like in the picture below ( can be different for different pictures used or your own personal settings ) Resize the crystal ball as you like. Make the background picture invisible. 5. With the ellipse selection still on, duplicate the layer CrystalBall. Run Radial Blur like in the setting below : Use eraser with size 35 and 10% hardness to erase some undesirable area. Then merge this layer with bottom layer. 6. Duplicate the same layer. This time, run Mirror/Rotate plugin. Firstly use vertical mirror, then use 180 degree clockwise rotating. Then deselect the ellipse. Run Blendmode Plus and choose Hard Light mode. Then set the layer opacity from 94-109. Put on the ellipse selection once more. Run again the fish eye plugins again with this setting : Erase the unwanted area. Until you get something like you see below : 7. Create a new layer. Use paintbrush, 30 in size with colour black and paint something like this : In the same layer, paint something like what you see inside the picture below : Use brush colour white, with size 5. Then run Radial Blur with this setting : Then set the layer blending mode to Overlay, with Opacity 62. Erase the undesired part. 8. Create a new layer, Fill the selected area with white paint bucket. With eraser or any method you can think of, create something like this from that white circle : Move it to the place where you think the most suitable. Set the opacity to 146. 9. Create another new layer. Rename it to ‘Highlight’ and change the blending mode to Overlay. Put it beneath the layer we have created before. Use brush size 30 with white colour and paint to the desired area. Then put Gaussian Blur with radius 19 to it. 9. Now create another layer. Rename it to ‘Shadow’ and again change the blending mode to Overlay. Put it underneath the ‘Highlight’ layer Change the colour of the brush to black and paint to the desired area. Blurring it with Gaussian Blur radius 31. Change the opacity of the layer to 197. Part 2 : Background 1. Activate the ‘Tulips’ layer. 2. Duplicate that layer. Set Gaussian Blur to 22. Set the layer blending mode to Screen with opacity 22. Rename to ‘Tulips2’. 3. Duplicate ‘Tulips2’ layer. This time let it just in Normal blending mode with opacity 176. Rename to ‘Tulips3’. Put it underneath ‘Tulips2 ‘ layer. Part 3 : Hand Add hand picture to a new layer. For this tutorial, I used stock photo from Pixabay and extracting it by myself. Part 4 : Enhancement 1. Set a new layer located between ‘Highlight’ and ‘Layer5’. Rename it ‘Highlights2’. Using the brush with white colour setting, colouring the area that shown in the picture below, and then put Gaussian Blur to it- on your own adjustment until you get the same results. 2. Create a new layer and rename it ‘Highlights3’. With the same brush, paint at the area shown in the picture : And them do Gaussian Blur, until you get something like this : 3. Create another new layer with name ‘Highlight4’. Paint the top area with white colour and then do Gaussian blur. Here are the after results : 4. Create a new layer between layer 'Hand' and layer 'CrystalBall'. Rename it 'Glow'. Paint white colour on that layer as we seen in this picture. Set Gaussian Blur on radius 53. 5. Go back to 'Layer 5'. Create a new layer on the top of it and rename it 'Glow2'. Paint white colour at the area shown in the picture. Set Gaussian Blur to radius 60. 6. Now to add up lens flare. Create a new layer with black background. Rename it to 'LensFlare'. Set the blending mode to Lighten. We can use any Lens Flare provided by Paint.NET, but I choose to run Axion- a Photoshop Plugin-using 8bf Filter plugin. For those who interested in using this plugin ( for this tutorial only ), here are the setting : Slightly moving the layer to get the best position. 7. Now to enhance a dreamlike look to the image. Create a new layer, rename it Dreamlike. With brush size 24, paint white colour surrounding the edges of the picture. Run Gaussian Blur with radius 22 setting. 8. Create another new layer, somehow in between layer 'Hand' and 'Glow'. Rename 'Dreamlike2' Paint at the area shown in the picture below. Again use Gaussian blur with setting radius 22. Now we are done ! Lets show what you can do with this tutorial. I believe you can make it better than me ! Extra Note : if you want to create a normal glass ball instead. Just flip upside down the layer 'CrystalBall' after Step 4. Another example :
  10. Source of background image : http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs37/i/2008/249/f/7/Purple_Glass_texture_by_thiselectricheart.jpg
  11. Hi ! Thank you so much ! Sorry for the late response. Just coming back after a long hiatus.
  12. This is a great plugin ! Before this, I used several layers with different blending modes ( and adjustments to it ) to create the desired effect I need. And 'soft light' mode from Blend Mode process is needed in the process. I think this plugin saves time.
  13. Thank you, toe_head2001 ! Now no need for CorelDraw X7 for making a barcode !
  14. From the beautiful image of my adopted hometown's countryside... http://etawau.com/Life/Gallery/70HillsTawau.htm
  15. ( Source : http://luckystock.deviantart.com/art/by-request-46446568 )
  16. Hi johnnysdream ! Thank you ! Lets see what I can do for you. Still trying to remember what I've done by looking at the layers of my old pdn file.
  17. Thanks Drydareelin & Helen ! I'm back, after more than 6 months drought !
  18. Hi ! If you like the non-destructive way ( changes applied not directly on the pixels of the master copy ), here are what I can offer you ( step by step ): Method One : 1. Duplicate the image 2. Adjusts the brightness by adjusting the blending mode of the duplicated image. Change the blending mode from 'Normal' to 'Screen'. You can see that your picture appears brighter than the original one. Adjust the opacity of the layer to tweak it. Rename the layer to 'Brightness' so you can remember what are you doing, in case you want to keep the edited picture in .pdn format for long-term usage. 3. If you're unhappy with the contrast, duplicate the original image again. This time, change the blending mode to 'Overlay'. Adjust the opacity of the layer to tweak it. Rename the layer to 'Contrast'. Method Two : Using contrast mask and here are the link to the tutorial : http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/28721-photo-contrast-mask/ Download the pdf. All the best !
  19. Barbieq25, TechnoRobbo, Pixey, Red ochre & Cc4FuzzyHuggles, Image source : http://glitter-graphics.net/graphics/1000055
  20. 1024 x 600. Thanks for the concern. ETA : The same issue happened on your tree-maker plugin as well.
  21. Great ! BTW, can you set an adjustable pop-up window for your plugin, since it's so hard for me to use it on my small netbook ? I can't use some of the adjustments because it's hidden by the size of my screen while I can't move it around or resize the pop-up window. A great concern for netbook user like me...
  22. The First Serious Attempt With Paint.NET 3.5.11 On Linux Lite : " Love Is Like The Crystal Orb " ( Click the link for original view ) Original Picture Red Ochre's Gem Colouring Tutorial ( NEW ) : The Face Of Deja Vu : Strawberry In The Ice Cube : Perfume Bottle : Jewellery : Land of The Rose Quartz ? The Obsessions With Clear Glass/Crystal Orbs : The Latest One ( uploaded June 26, 2015 ) Tutorials Fun & Frenzy : Colourized Grid : Previous Banner/Ads Competition Competitors : Previous SOTW Contestants :
  23. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Hi ! Intro : This tutorial was adapted from a Photoshop tutorial written by Steve Patterson and it shows how we can add up lens flare/camera trouser effect to a picture in Paint.NET without any post-saving irreversible changes. We will manipulate 'blending mode' of the layer to do so, so we will turn this image from this : to this : Plugin needed : i) Lens Flare, OR ii) Camera Trouser Flare, OR iii) PS FilterPdN + Axion ( Photoshop plugin ) Steps : 1. Opens image. 2. Add up a new layer. Fill it with black. Set this layer to 'Screen' mode. 3. Opens the plugin. In this case I'll use Camera Trouser Flare with this setting : It'll looked like this after adding up the effect : Somehow the setting varies from picture to picture, and that setting is appropriate for the picture used in this tutorial. And we're done ! Note : This is how the same layer looked like ( in normal mode ) : Tweak the intensity of the light by adjusting the transparency of the layer, if you feel that the light is too bright. All the best ! Original picture can be found here.
  24. Thanks ! And your plugin getting better and better ! BTW, just a suggestion, can you offer 'copied from clipboard' option for both height and textures ? Thanks for everything !
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