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Everything posted by dipstick

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Thanks for the video welshblue. I used it to make a new e-map. It works great for plastic text too.
  4. 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.
  5. No, it's a texture pattern I downloaded long ago. I only reduced the saturation. Here it is if you want it.
  6. I originally made this chain link back in 2014, I just now made chains out of it.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.
  7. Shot this herring two weeks ago.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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:
  13. Really nice results Seerose, you definitely have this one down pat.....
  14. 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.
  15. No idea what this is, but well done by all... Kind of reminds me of "Mr Bill" from an old SNL skit.
  16. 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.
  17. Very good Lynx! There is a plugin for Gimp that does this too. Your's looks very similar to that effect. I wonder if someone and write a plugin to do the steps required?
  18. I here ya. It seems employees or going away replaced by contract workers. This seems to be the trend nowadays, no wonder all our personal information is constantly being compromised. Can anything really be secure anymore with unknown sources watching over the information?
  19. Well, it's official, I lost my job and am currently in pre-retirement mode at the moment. Don't feel too bad for me however, I should be OK as I've planned well so far.... We'll see what life has in store for me next though.
  20. I actually use Chromium extensively since I'm running Linux. Love it and haven't used FireFox in a few years now....
  21. Great to hear your recovering well! Actually my son is a nurse in a shock trauma unit for a major hospital. Yes he always works 12 hour shifts.
  22. Wow, I had no idea this was going on. I truly hope you have a fast and full recovery Pixey! Sorry I was late posting here, but I just read this today. May God bless you and help with your recovery.
  23. Did this one awhile back, but it fits more or less...
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