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  1. Happy Birthday nitenurse79, hope you have a great day.
  2. @welshblue, I agree with you about Blender. I rarely use it, maybe 3 or 4 times per year. Unfortunately I end up wasting much time trying to figure out how to use it. Lot's of trial and error to get what I want. Blender is simply hard, unless you use it everyday which I have no need for. I really should do some tuts for these simple effects, if nothing else, it will help me remember how I did it. I forgot about 3D Object. FYI, G'mic plugin does some decent 3-D images using the sequence filters. Unfortunately you can't use an E-Map reflection texture, you'll need to overlay colors using blending modes.
  3. Here is a desktop wallpaper I made out of it. Almost looks real, I think.
  4. It's a simple single line 1 px chain link shape. I made mine in Gimp, but you can make it in InkScape. You can make it in PDN with shapemaker, draw a 1 px shape and import it into InkSkape to convert to path and export as svg. Import the svg in Blender and add a Curve > Circle. Adjust the size (thickness) of the circle curve to your liking. Duplicate the link and turn it 90 degrees on the X axis. Here is my ChainLink.svg, if you want to experiment. ChainLink.svg.zip
  5. You can make some decent looking chrome chains in an image editor like PDN. Example: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/26665-chrome-effect-chain-links/ I've made a few myself. However you can't compete with a real 3-D program like Blender. I took a chain link shape and converted it into a path. I then imported that path into Blender and extruded it, I then added the chrome reflection using one of my chrome E-maps. The advantage to using Blender is you get to put the links to the proper 90 degrees apart from one another like a real chain. If anyone is interested, I can upload the two links set at 90 degrees apart from one another. You can then use those two links to assemble your chrome chain. My example:
  6. I recommend you try G'mic plugin. It has a wealth of color correction filters you can try.
  7. That looks just like what I've done with video, I assume Apple is automating it. Basically you are blending frames together to blur the moving parts such as water. You should get cleaner results if you mount the phone on a tripod.
  8. Yea, I shot a lot of motion blur water scenes also. I've gone down to 2-sec shutter speeds at times. I like your first two images best. Here's an Eagle I shot a few weeks ago. I did a lot of editing, might make a good wallpaper.
  9. Thanks Pixey, welshblue, Seerose, lynxter4 and LionsDragon for the reps. I used that e-map to make a heart brush. BrushFactory can't read .gbr though. So here is the PNG with transparency if you want to use it in BrushFactory. be sure to un-tick colorize brush.
  10. Thanks for the video welshblue. I used it to make a new e-map. It works great for plastic text too.
  11. You may also look into Gimp. It accepts python scripts to process images using built-in filters and/or other scripts. It comes with a python console.
  12. No, it's a texture pattern I downloaded long ago. I only reduced the saturation. Here it is if you want it.
  13. I originally made this chain link back in 2014, I just now made chains out of it. They are both the same chrome chain, I just used a color overlay to make the gold one.
  14. Shot this herring two weeks ago.
  15. Speaking of line art. I took this line art drawing and converted it into animated paths. I then used PDN to convert those 455 frames into a GIF.
  16. For something like this, it's better to turn the logo text into a path in something like Inkscape, then export as an .svg. This way you can make it as big as you want without loss of quality. You can also use "Shape Maker" in PDN to trace the text and export as a shape. I made an .svg out of it, if you want it, I'll post the file.
  17. Welcome to the club... I'm actually in pre-retirement right now, I like to call it practicing for retirement. I should be officially retired by the end of the year depending on how things pan out. You may have to lower your standards and get a job elsewhere. Good luck on your journey.
  18. Good that it worked out for you. FYI, if you want to change the color of the white background instead of the black lines, then use "Multiply" blending mode. For the record, this is just basic blending mode effects and has nothing to do with any s/w...
  19. An easy way to color line art assuming it's black lines on white background: 1) Add a bank layer under the image and fill it with color desired. 2) Change blending mode on image layer to "Screen" Example:
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    Candy Text

    Really nice results Seerose, you definitely have this one down pat.....
  21. dipstick

    Candy Text

    Really good tut and excellent outcomes. This gave me an idea on some adaptations. The outcome is outstanding, but I won't post it because it was done in gimp. If anyone is curious, you can see it HERE.
  22. No idea what this is, but well done by all... Kind of reminds me of "Mr Bill" from an old SNL skit.
  23. I made that one in Gimp using an old script written by Graechan to convert an object into plastic effect. I also used a 3-D extrude on it, which is basically the same thing as Trails in PDN. The effect takes only a couple seconds to make using the script. Your method yields just as good results. Maybe someone could write a plugin to automate the steps need.