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  1. I've been using PDN since v3x and Gimp since v2.8x. PDN is a very good free image editor and is more than enough for most ordinary image editing users. For the "Advanced User", Gimp is a better choice with Masks, Groups and paths, not to mention more advanced plugins. Still, PDN certainly can produce excellent results when properly used. I often suggest PDN to Windows users, because it works so well.
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    Add GIF Into a Still Image

    I was thinking of posting a video, but it's a pain posting videos on this site. Glad you posted one instead, Pixey. I was a bit disappointed though, you had your mic turned on but never spoke. I was curious what you sound like...
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    Add GIF Into a Still Image

    1) import gif using Midora's Plugin. (rename extension to .agif) 2) upsize canvas. 3) Add background and combine by using this command in layer properties: // background 4) Export to animated gif.
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    Facial glare reduction

    There is an alternative way to dodge/burn in order to darken or lighten parts of an image. 1) Add a blank layer above background layer and set Blending Mode to "Overlay". 2) Use the brush to paint on the overlay layer. Black to darken and White to lighten. 3) Adjust opacity to suit...
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    Crumpled Paper Texture.

    Thanks for the idea...
  6. How do you make the emaps?

  7. You did a great job on your animation tome10. Well done with just PDN.... For these type of things, I like to use Blender. More options and better quality. Here's something I made just a couple of days ago. Not too bad for just started learning two weeks ago.
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    SOTW#183 - Red ochre's Fur Blur

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    Glass Text Tutorial

    Yeah, your'e cool, to each their own. Your version yields great results. I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of all your tuts. Just saying... I've been playing around with various glass effects today. I used a custom shape ( I believe it was one of Lydia's?) and desided to make a Crystal Ball effect animation out of it...
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    SOTW#182 - Eroded Metal - Winners

    Great job MJW, Welsh and Madjik. Congrats on your place finishes. Nice job hosting Lynxter.
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    Impressionist plugin

    Perhaps you maybe interested in doing the effect in G'mic Online? Use the "Artist" > "Brushify" filter.
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    Glass Text Tutorial

    Another cool use for glass text is for special effects, like this glass font lava lamp I made...
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    Glass Text Tutorial

    Much harder than the way I do it, but it works. Thanks...
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    Metallic Marble Text

    That's great Welsh. If for some reason you can't do the glass text tut, I actually made a Glass Text custom font if anyone is interested. You'll need the XCF import plugin to open it in PDN though.. Here's the file: Glass.xcf.7z (3.5 MB) P.S. I also made the flag.
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    Maths Private Tutoring

    I love this one. who the heck (not me) can understand this, anyway? Seriously, I love math, but I don't understand this...