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TFanel

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  1. I was thinking the same -- that it's likely a false positive, and for the same reasons.  This is a new computer, and generally I tend to not open anything with more than 2 A/V finds.  The installer was rescanned, by me, using VT, and it was using the official installer download from the site at the beginning of this thread.  This seems like a good community that wouldn't have users uploading malicious code, but again, this is a new computer, so everything I do, is on eggshells. :)

  2. Open the image
    Duplicate the layer.
    Top layer: Press F4.
         Change the Blend Mode to Multiply  (enhances colors)
         Change the Opacity to 150 (reduces severity of enhanced colors).
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)
    Duplicate the single layer
    Top layer: Effects > Photo > Sharpen+ Amount:40, Radius:100
    Top Layer: Effects > Blurs > Gaussian Blur @ 1.
    Top Layer: Press F4
       Change Blend Mode to Darken.
       Change Opacity to 218.
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)
    Duplicate the layer.
    Top layer: Press F4.
       Change Blend Mode to Screen.
       Change Opacity to 100.
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)
    Duplicate the layer.
    Top layer: Effects > Color > Metalize Angle of Start:335, Type:0, Uncheck Grayscale, RGB
    Top layer: Press F4.
       Change Blend Mode to Screen.
       Change Opacity to 100.
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)
    Layer: Effects > Blurs > Gaussian Blur @ 1.
    Duplicate the layer.
    Top Layer: Effects > Blurs > Smoothe.
    Top Layer: Effects > Blurs > Smoothe.
    Top layer: Press F4.
       Change Opacity to 75.
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)

    I've added a few more steps and very satisfied with the results!

     

    Here it is:

    ITGrHX.jpg

  3. 5 hours ago, MJW said:

    There are two main steps: Smoothing the image to give it an artificial look, and adding the seams. To smooth the image, you can try the built-in Blur>Surface Blur or Michael Vinther's Photo>Laplacian Pyramid Filter. Actually, I think either one quickly achieves a result as least as good as the example you gave. Also, take a look at the links in Drydareelin's comment on digitally-painted looks.

     

    I'll try to add some suggestions for the seams later.

    I started with that, but made a few modifications to better suit my liking.  Thanks for the pointer to such a good recommendation.  It's officially my first attempt at doing something semi-advanced, with PDN!  I'm excited!

     

    So here's what that post says:

    Open the image
    Duplicate the layer.
    Top layer: Press F4.
         Change the Blend Mode to Multiply  (enhances colors)
         Change the Opacity to around 135 (reduces severity of enhanced colors).
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)
    Duplicate the single layer
    Top layer: Effects > Artistic > Oil Painting BS:2, C:78
    Top Layer: Effects > Blurs > Gaussian Blur @ 3.
       Press F4
       Change Blend Mode to Darken.
       Change Opacity to around 216.
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)

    And here's what I did, to get the effect I like:

    Open the image
    Duplicate the layer.
    Top layer: Press F4.
         Change the Blend Mode to Multiply  (enhances colors)
         Change the Opacity to 150 (reduces severity of enhanced colors).
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)
    Duplicate the single layer
    Top layer: Effects > Photo > Sharpen+ Amount:40, Radius:100
    Top Layer: Effects > Blurs > Gaussian Blur @ 1.
    Top Layer: Press F4
       Change Blend Mode to Darken.
       Change Opacity to 218.
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)
    Duplicate the layer.
    Top layer: Press F4.
       Change Blend Mode to Screen.
       Change Opacity to 100.
    Merge top layer down (= one layer)

    So far, that gives me the following:

     

    Original Image:

    KOHlyo.jpg

    Then...

     

    New Image:

    2yDQXc.jpg

    This is still a work in progress.  I'm just seeing what all I can do before adding the dissection lines. 

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  4. I'm speechless.

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    When I first found Paint.Net,I had no idea what I was doing,which frustrated me often. I decided to do some tutorials to help me understand the program better and maybe actually make a picture,lol. I will tell every new person to go do some of the great tutorials written by fine artists,don't give up,ask questions,don't be afraid to experiment and last of all have fun doing it. Those tutorials will help you understand how all the great plugins or effects work and how they work together. They are valuable learning resources.  I thank all the fine people who write these tutorials,make the plugins and build paint.net.  The forum serves as a meeting place for everyone and everything. Without you all I would still be in the dark ages with windows paint or gimp,THANK YOU!

    I hate that I'm only just now reading this, nearly 7 years later.  However, I'm so glad to be here, right now.  I've always been interested in GFX, but I've allowed myself to feel that things were simply too complex.  I understand logic.  Programming.  GFX design has always seemed so foreign, yet so freakin' cool!  Most coders I know, suck with GFX, but I want to free myself from my self-proclaimed, "coder's curse".

     

    You've inspired me.  This forum's inspired me.

    Time to get to work.

  5. I've been using Paint.NET for a couple years now, but have never really gotten super creative with it.  Lately, I've been browsing the tutorials section, but there are only 3 pages worth of content.  I found it to be informative, but was unable to find what I am most interested in.  Is there any way we can use Paint.NET to take a picture of say, a beautiful woman or handsome man, and transform them into a cyborg-like creation, using only Paint.NET?

     

    I'm very curious about this, but wouldn't know where to begin.  I'll play around with it a bit to see if I can figure it out, and if/when I do, I'll be more than happy to create a tutorial that may help someone else out.  Thanks in advance.

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