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  1. Good for you for bringing to surface the sole purpose of BoltBait’s “Forum Troll” award. It’s not even in good taste, but he sure loves keeping it even after knowing negative consequences it has repeatedly created. Hey, if he likes it, and he’s been running this show since 2005, that’s all that counts, as it’s “all in fun”. BoltBait’s joy, and insistence, on keeping his repeatedly proven controversial “Forum Troll” award (and another one in very poor taste) in use is very telling about his character, and the tone he likes to make sure stays here, “all in fun”, of course. Gotta’ love that “all in fun” card, he keeps repeating. Since it’s all in the family, I’m not sure why big brother BoltBait, and those who are tight with him who will always want to stay in good graces with him, find his form of amusement to be in good taste or an effective way of promoting PDN “friendly” forum growth. I felt kind of bad for forum family member BoltBait when he kept posting and that nobody was interested in taking part in his seemingly endless 'War and Peace' length award ceremony, and how he posted that forum participation was at its lowest. (Hmm…can’t imagine why that is). The sole purpose for that particular award is, in fact, his use of passive aggressive behavior to be hateful, in a way he can try his best to make appear as “all in fun”. Some, certainly not all, just want to be so liked on here, so popular, that they will go along with anything to get along. It’s all in fun, right BoltBait? Still, one can’t help but wonder how many people have you “indirectly” caused to leave the forum, for no real reason other than you and a small handful of others feel they have no use to you or value here….all “in fun”, of course. So, like you say, “It’s all in fun”. For everyone else, I genuinely am glad you all won recognition for your contributions. I clearly have little to nothing useful to contribute. BoltBait, with a few others, went out of their way to make sure I knew that. You really should change the name of your “All in fun” negative award category to “The one we wish would LEAVE BoltBait’s forum because their use of PDN is of no interest to BoltBait and a few others” …..all in fun, of course. Many of you are very talented.
  2. I'm a forum troll because I don't have time to be here on a regular basis? I'm a forum troll because I try to keep up with PDN growth in between life, try to participate when I am around, compliment people on tutorials when I've had the time, took the time to actually log in to thank people for plug-ins, didn't post that I voted to help you publicly but did vote to help you out and PMed it to you after you were bummed out that nobody was participating, helped out and contributed to making nice shapes in the shape gallery, recently participated in a gallery competition, participated by recently creating a gallery, and a few days ago added a few more images to my gallery before no longer having much time to visit? In doing so the people that do come here on a regular or daily basis decided I should be considered a big internet forum troll.
  3. @PixeyLike with @Seerose, I'm glad you shared Red's art page link. I visited it and his work is beautiful. I love his oil paintings the most. We're all different. He's so talented in any medium he touches and the work is absolutely beautiful. His oil paintings are very good. I suggest he get a Youtube following and take it to Patreon to maybe show tutorials and get even more of a rightful fan base. Of course, anyone can learn to play the piano by learning piano lessons, but not everyone will be a concert pianist. Red Ochre is definitely a concert pianist on the canvas and with his oil paints. If it wasn't for you, Pixey, I'd not have known he was such a talented, multi medium artist, at all. I stick with watercolor painting, and usually "loose" style, as it's more forgiving. I found I can use it on a airplane when the flight is too long for my attention span, lol. I used certain means of physical activity and artwork as a positive form of escape to clean rubbish out of my mind after dealing with work that didn't always have the best side of mankind involved in it, which is somewhat how I got more into using Paint.Net, too. One of our kids oil paints, has talent with it and I just admire anyone who can use oil paints and stick with it. Red Ochre mastered it, and in a way that brings beautiful, positive energy in feelings. I love the mood and tone I feel when looking at a lot of Red's oil paintings. I feel safe, peaceful, calm, balance and serenity when looking at his paintings. I feel like I'm with a comfortable long time friend, or the man I love (my husband), having a peaceful, easy day. Some art brings a sense of trauma or darkness. His doesn't. I want to take a blanket, cooler, and climb into his oil painting called "Wild Flower Meadow" and spend a day hanging out there, reading a book or just laying on my tummy with my feet bent up in the air, no shoes on, and just look at how beautiful everything around me is, for hours....maybe nod off and take a nap while listening to the birds. I'd like to walk along the shores of some of his beautiful coastal images. He paints beautiful places a person would love to be at or just relax in. I really like his style. I love a few other of his paintings, toos, but I hope he never stops painting. Good on you for rightfully making his talent better known around here. Someone who paints like that, the style and tone he paints, has to have a beautiful soul.
  4. That was fun!!!! Clearly, @MJWyours was, hands down, the best design and nicest one. That's why you won. 🏆You've got a gift and talent for design. 🎨 @PixeyYou did such a great job hosting this. You really did. I hope you continue to host many more to come. Everyone did such a great job!! So much talent around here.
  5. I just have my cell phone camera now days, which is pretty good. I can do a lot on my phone with the aps or built in features, too. Gotta love the "crop" gadget. I actually did some amateur photography to help get by while working my way through college. I did pretty good with it. I did a couple of weddings and some engagement shoots. I had a Nikon. I still have it, too. I use to go exploring just to get some great photos of nature, landscapes, sometimes people during events or sometimes people during a quiet moment. Any minor touch-ups I do with PDN. It is quick to remove the ever loathing randomly occurring facial zit....or fix only half of a face that got tan, from falling asleep in the sun and the hat kind of fell off of one side. @HyReZ That's a very cool steampunk image you created. Reminds me of that Will Smith and Kevin Kline movie; Wild Wild West.
  6. Very grateful for everything you do. Thank you Rick.
  7. No kidding? I've worked for years with offenders 5 days a week, too. Thank you for making me a better person, for being diligent on the forum, and pointing out important issues that should never be ignored or taken for granted or else the next thing you know everything has gone down hill and it's full blown anarchy and loss of civility.
  8. WOW!! HOLY COW!! @High Resolution!! This is a very useful and INCREDIBLE plugin you created!! I LOVE IT!!! It's also addicting, too!! I work a lot in 300 dpii and you're plugin is absolutely incredible in low or high resolution.Thank you so much for doing this.
  9. That is so fantastic, @G'MIC! I was wondering, and I don't know if you have any say of it, but on the main G'MIC website, for all the downloads of various software, can you also add the download link for Paint.Net on it, as with the listing of the other platforms there are downloads for, if that's possible, when it's up and ready to go? It's not my place, but it can't hurt to just ask, so I did. Regardless, you're so talented and cool!
  10. NICE JOB @toe_head2001!!! This is such an unbelievably useful, cool, and helpful plugin. I've used it often in the past and glad I can start using it more with the update. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
  11. @lifeday I absolutely LOVE your dog image you created using G'MIC! It really was worth the effort to preserver on to figure it out. You didn't give up. You kept on and kept trying until you got it and it was totally worth it for the end result! Beautiful blending. Your dog is gorgeous. Nico looks a little like a Goldendoodle. Regardless, he's a beautiful dog. That's obvious. I'm glad you did not give up!
  12. Wow! How incredibly cool and gracious that you @G'MICcame to the Paint.Net community to introduce yourself and help with your massively incredible plug-in. So many of us are having such a great time exploring it. Other talented members of the forum have also been working hard at helping us with G'MIC in the Paint.Net community. You @G'MIC created such a wonderful thing for so many software users. I wanted to personally thank you, and thank those here behind the scenes to help it run smoother with Paint.Net, and for the selfless giving of your time, to all of you, even the ones who take the time just to try to help others with a post giving some directional help or creating videos @Pixey that further help resolve confusion.
  13. Great job on the video @Pixey!!! I'm sure many will find that helpful.
  14. Very, very nice plugin. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Much appreciated.
  15. Hi @lifeday, if this helps even a little more, What Null is telling you, and I hope he doesn't mind if I give a little bit more about this, but when you use the Gmic plugin, once the UI (User Interface.....when you have G'mic up and running in front of you), at the top you see the list of filters. The filters have a "+" sign next to them to click on, which allows a drop down menu to appear showing you the many special effects/filters you can use below each main filter category. The specific technique Null and Dipstick are referring to, from everything I've seen following their given info, the particular main filter you need to click on is "Artistic", which is, I think, the third one from the top. Click on the plus sign next to it. You'll then see many special effects display. Scroll down on them until you see the one that says, "Stylize". Once you click on/select "Stylize" a new UI (User Interface) shows just on the right side of the entire plugin. At the top of the right side you should see a button you can click on, right across from the word "Style". Once you click on that arrow button, you'll then see more of what Null and Dipstick are referring to. At least this is how I understood the info. I know it can be a bit confusing for some people. I hope this has helped some understand it a bit more. If I have failed to understand it, I apologize for adding to any confusion.
  16. This is using the "Texturize" plugin...not for actual Paint.Net...and it's never happened before. Should I put it here or under the Texturize thread? It said things that made me uncomfortable, too.
  17. Gotcha. I thought you had written previously to leave it and just add the newer ones. My bad. I'm really putting you to extra work. I'll give you extra likes for being so helpful.
  18. About Brushes; THANK YOU. On another note, as long as the brushes function properly with how they are supposed to look when being used on the canvas, and with a larger resolution to work fine, too, a ton of addition brush functions probably don't have to be incorporated, just the basics, I would imagine. Also, I honestly believe, if it helps with keeping things less complicated, if .abr brushes need to be converted to a PDN brush format, I honestly believe many people would contribute to doing that, or, better, yet, PDN likely will have the means to convert (or create) any .abr brush into whatever future format it needs to be to work properly in PDN. So, from a user POV who uses PDN for things often done in 300 dpi, that's my two cents. Having written that, ppl will be wanting to contribute their created or converted (if it comes to that) PDN brushes, like with shapes, I would imagine. It would be kind of nice if the smaller size file of PDN, and a better version of Brush Factory (for 300 dpi work & color palette issues--or just color palette issues) could still be offered as an alternative to the impending future larger file size version release of PDN, for those who do use older OSs. It would be nice if people can pick which of the two they need to use or can use, especially for educational purposes or teaching facilities, allowing people to access a great image editing software to where they normally wouldn't be able to. I know going closer to 40 MB, from close to 8MB, is a big change but it's still not as horrible as the alternative free image software, which is now nearing over 200 MB. UGH!!! Your possible future release, even at 40 or 50 MB still isn't anywhere near that. Regardless of what you end up doing or adding with it in a future release, thank you so much for choosing to spend more time with it. Especially, since you're the baby daddy. Your kid has missed and needs his dad. This is also kind of a small side note, but maybe allow the Norton community to stop making it's alarms go off so often with PDN and many of it's plugins? I don't know if this will cause issues for people using it on computers that are not theirs, where they can't go into admin settings and let Norton know it's ok. I'm not sure if, while using at a library or university or wherever, if that will cause problems for the computer it's used on, even if portable. Clearly, I also know nothing about the techie side of this so maybe this is neither here nor there but I do know the Norton virus protector doesn't act like that with 198 MB Gimp and it's bloated pile of features built into it or the few add on plugins. Sometimes a part of me wonders if there could be some form of quasi politics involved in that. Maybe it's just a matter of someone always uploading their dll files to Norton? It's just odd and needlessly concerns people or prevents some features from being used. Norton, oddly, is the biggest "RED ALERT" PDN flagging virus protector. I'm comparing it to the ones I've used with PDN; being McAffee, Kaspersky, and Norton. It's never flags just for PDN, other than one time period about 2 yrs ago, but it does for many plugins. I go in to Admin settings and deal with it but when not using it in Admin, after allowing plugin use, it still always pops up to say, more or less, "OMG!!! ARE YOU SURE YOU WANNA USE THIS FILE EVEN THOUGH YOU SAID IT WAS OK TO USE IT????!!! 😮
  19. @Reptillian Oh, I'm so glad you shared that. I was trying and trying and TRYING to figure out how they are used. Life saver! THANK YOU
  20. On another note, is there a thread, forum, or website that talks about the plugin itself? I'd like to start a thread for it, wherever that would be, for PDN users. @dipstickand thank you for adding a link to that photography website that showed examples of the plugin effect and more talk of it. That helped me. I'm so not techie, so, every little bit helps.
  21. @dipstick I'm glad you DID post that image. It's incredibly cool and helps people realize what can be created.The image looks like something professionally created in a gaming magazine or from a gaming website. It's impressive. Knowing you made that with PDN, is also showing how impressive PDN is, as well as the skills of you, the artist.
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