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    SOTW#197 - Cartoon Character

    The theme this week is – "Cartoon Character " Chosen by ( @Maximilian SOTW #196 winner) This week you're challenged to design and create a signature that contains a ‘Cartoon Character ’. Examples can be viewed here, here and here. This was last done in 2012. I feel it's been long enough to give it another go. The deadline for entries is 7:00 pm (UK time) 2:00 pm (EST) on Saturday, Jan 26th, 2019. To see how that equates to other countries, here is a link to the World Time Competition Rules Max dimensions are 500 x 200. Please NOTE: The forum limits signatures to 500 x 150, if it is too large do not try to use it as your regular signature. Please keep your signature family-friendly. Please keep to the theme that has been set. You may modify or replace your image until the deadline! Don’t violate copyright laws with found images; links to source images would be courteous. Your entry must be made using Paint.net; please don't use an outside image editor and try passing it off as PDN work. There are three entries per entrant allowed. Don’t add links to larger versions of your signature. Your entry should be voted on based on the size laid out in rule #1. Please keep larger versions of your work for your gallery. Signatures may be either horizontal or vertical. The winner of the current SOTW gets to choose the subject for the next competition. Good luck all and thank you in advance for entering. Thanks to - chrisco97, Sozo, TheHowler, Nitenurse79, Chimay, DrewDale & Pixey for keeping this comp going in the past. Previous comps have included the following topics as listed Here compiled by MJW. This list will perhaps assist future winners with a theme. This thread is for posting your entries only. If you want to talk about any of the entries, you can do so in the discussion thread found here.
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    Seerose's Gallery -Mandala-Part Two- 2019

    Can't stop playing with the plugin @Seerose, ehh? Beautiful new flower images!
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    Rick Hum's Gallery

    Like your new avie @Rickhum Native to Australia? 😊
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    OotF#33 - Gingerbread Cookie - WINNERS.

    Congrats to all winners! All the cookies looked great!
  5. The Poll is now open for ‘What Freedom Means To You'. It will be closed on Saturday, January 12th, 2018 - 2 pm EST and 7 pm UK time. World Clock. Thank you, everyone, for your beautiful entries. May the best win!
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    SOTW#196 - What Freedom Means To You - Winners!

    Very beautiful and thoughtful Freedom entries from everyone. Well done! Congratulations to the winners! 1st Place: is @Maximilian with 5 votes 2nd Place: is @Pixey and @Maximilian with 4 votes each 3rd Place: is @welshblue with 3 votes Great entries from everyone!
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    Rick Hum's Gallery

    You are way too hard on yourself. Each one of your 'western scapes' is a masterpiece!
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    Storm / Vortex Tutorial (recreated)

    Mmmmm...............hope I'm going to OZ.......
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    Rick Hum's Gallery

    Another beautiful house! Well done @Rickhum! Now we have two 'builders' on the forum! (you and @Woodsy). Time to get started on 'PDN City' for all us residents! Cheers! 🍺
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    Storm / Vortex Tutorial (recreated)

    Brilliant re-creation @ReMake considering all the images are gone! Well done! I'll have to give it a go.
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    AndrewDavid's Creations- Tribute to G'Mic 2.4.4

    Interesting image @AndrewDavid The coloring screams 'Van Gogh'.
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    Seerose's Gallery -Mandala-Part Two- 2019

    Wonderful @Seerose! I do recognize the clownfish wallpaper! Very bright and colorful!
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    High Res Icons

    I hope you didn't have to buy too many sets. The Basic set seems to have a lot to work with. If you have the Icon Generator software (which is free), you can easily alter the icon. All the sets were 50% off for the holidays. Glad you picked them. They have a nice, clean look.
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    Trevor's Gallery - NEW! "The Call"

    Guidance from above? 😉 Beautiful image @TrevorOutlaw
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    Symmetric Mandala Creator Plugin

    Ha! That's what I was doing. 😃 Each position gives a totally different image. Must be why I lost a whole day playing with this. 🙄
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    SubtleEffect

    @Sakana Oji The first post states the above^^. Effect will not work with current PDN version.
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    Air Bubble Stained Glass

    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it @LionsDragon requested a tutorial on this after I posted an image in my gallery. @TrevorOutlaw made a comment that it needed more scattered 'air bubbles' and I agreed. So went my pursuit to see if I could accomplish it and make it better. We will be making this: Plugins needed: Dpy's AA's Assistant Built-in Noise Josh's Fuzzy Edge Detector Red's Tone Angle Gradient Pyrochild's Curves+ KrisVDM's Drop Shadow BoltBait's Inner Shadow Selection I'm using a shape that you can find in my shapepack, though any shape should work. I've tested it on a few. The shape is 'StainedGlass-Flower2'. Here is the zip file. Shape-Curves.zip Shape file (.xaml) goes into your shapes folder (ProgramFiles--->paint.net--->shapes). The (.xml) goes into your Curves+ folder (Documents--->paint.net user files--->Effect Presets--->Curves+) I'm using a canvas of 600 x 800. Draw your shape, outline only, in black at 4px. Add a new layer and color your shape pieces. Use magic wand at about 60% to select the pieces, go to new layer and fill with paint bucket any color of your choosing. Continue until all pieces are colored. ***USE SOLID COLORS ONLY! GRADIENTS WILL NOT WORK!*** Do (2) AA's Assistant (Effects--->Object). Untick outline layer. Duplicate your 'color pieces' layer. On the top layer Add Noise (Effects--->Noise--->Add Noise) It may look like you haven't done anything to the image, but you have. This is the basis for the 'air bubbles'. Still on the top layer, use Fuzzy Edge Detect at the settings below. (Effects--->Stylize) Still on the top layer, use Tone Gradient Angle at these settings. (Effects--->Stylize) Set top layer to multiply, opacity about 160. Then use Curves+ at these settings. (Adjustments--->Curves+) Merge top layer down onto layer 2, leaving outline layer untouched. On 'color piece' layer do Drop Shadow at these settings. (Effects--->Object) Duplicate the layer, set top layer to color burn, opacity about 75. Create a new layer on top. On outline layer, select with magic wand all your 'pieces' (magic wand-shift), then select your new layer and use Inner Shadow Selection at these settings. (Effects--->Selection) Deselect. At this point you may want to add layers for highlights and shading. Set the (2) layers between 'inner shadow selection' layer and your colored image. Add highlights and shading as desired. After applying, clean up the layers using the outline layer and magic wand. This great tip comes from @hippiechos and her great tutorial found here. If you want to add a little extra 'ompf' to your 'lead', move the outline to the top and make visible (check it). Use BoltBait's Bevel Object at approx. these settings. (Effects--->Object) Most of these plugin settings are very flexible. The only one that isn't is the Noise. If you add too much, you will just have a mess! Here are (2) quick examples of mandalas I made in an on-line generator. I colored them myself and applied most of the above steps, except the drop shadow for the 'lead', as they didn't have spaces between the pieces. It was thin black lines. Not bad, I think! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I'd love to see what interesting 'stained glass' you can make! EDIT: Enlarged last two images
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    Symmetric Mandala Creator Plugin

    I have been playing with your plugin day @High Resolution I can't stop! 🤣 I've made some pretty wild things. Thank you for making this!
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    Two Tone Lines

    You could also try this plugin: EdgeShaderMJW (when installed, it appears under Effects-->Advanced) Make sure your lines are thick enough, at least 10px, in white. Set your primary color to a color of your choosing, then play with the sliders. Finish it off with AA's Assistant.
  20. The theme this week is – "What Freedom Means To You " Chosen by ( @Maximilian SOTW #195 winner) This week you're challenged to design and create a signature to look like ‘What Freedom Means To You ’. Examples can be viewed here and here. This is a very broad topic, as freedom can be a lot of different things to different people so, nothing you do would be wrong. I think it should come from the heart. The deadline for entries is 7:00 pm (UK time) 2:00 pm (EST) on Saturday, Jan 5th, 2019. To see how that equates to other countries, here is a link to the World Time Competition Rules Max dimensions are 500 x 200. Please NOTE: The forum limits signatures to 500 x 150, if it is too large do not try to use it as your regular signature. Please keep your signature family-friendly. Please keep to the theme that has been set. You may modify or replace your image until the deadline! Don’t violate copyright laws with found images; links to source images would be courteous. Your entry must be made using Paint.net; please don't use an outside image editor and try passing it off as PDN work. There are three entries per entrant allowed. Don’t add links to larger versions of your signature. Your entry should be voted on based on the size laid out in rule #1. Please keep larger versions of your work for your gallery. Signatures may be either horizontal or vertical. The winner of the current SOTW gets to choose the subject for the next competition. Good luck all and thank you in advance for entering. Thanks to - chrisco97, Sozo, TheHowler, Nitenurse79, Chimay, DrewDale & Pixey for keeping this comp going in the past. Previous comps have included the following topics as listed Here compiled by MJW. This list will perhaps assist future winners with a theme. This thread is for posting your entries only. If you want to talk about any of the entries, you can do so in the discussion thread found here.
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    Happy Birthday Pixey!

    Happy Birthday @Pixey! 😄 🌈 🎂
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    Rick Hum's Gallery

    Happy New Year @Rickhum and....No Worries! 😊 Love your house...looks comfortable and inviting.
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    Pixey's Gallery ~ Glassy Pendant ~

    Wonderful piece @Pixey! Makes a fine addition to your collection. 😉
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    lynxster creations ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS 2018 EVERYONE!

    Happy New Year to you, also @Seerose 💥
  25. Cookies for Santa - A Christmas Wallpaper (made almost entirely from shapes made with DH ShapeMaker, toe-head's Tattersall plugin and TR's Paste Frame.). Everyone, please enjoy! Hi everyone! I'm active over in the 'Shapes' thread. Busily creating shapes and coloring a few in here and there. Our fellow member ScrapbookWithPDN made a wonderful snowglobe shape and I started tinkering with it. And suddenly, it took on a life of its own. I have many hours invested in this composition and I thought it would also look good animated. The picture is 99.9% PDN. The heart in the globe was made by me years ago, but in a different program. I started using PDN about eight years ago and I love it! Many thanks to all who have contributed to this wonderful, free software and the many plugins available. I'm also starting to get hooked on Midora's animation plugin...great stuff! And I can't say enough about Shapemaker. I hope you enjoy what I've created and I hope to be slowly adding to my gallery.