# Tom Jackson

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1. ## Fire Effect (finally)

I've finally got around to implementing a single-effect implemenation of the fire effect. Due to the nature of this effect, it does best when you give it a blurry black and white image to start with: And it remakes the same shape as a firey outline: Try it out! http://ddrcoder.com/Fire/TJacksonEffects.zip
2. ## Curves+

Nice work pyrochild, great minds think alike! I coded up almost exactly this about a week ago, and we're thinking about including it in a future version.
3. ## Layer Rotation Problem

I see the issue you're talking about now... you're right, the red dots should form an ellipse. I'll investigate this.
4. ## Layer Rotation Problem

korteck, I believe you are trying to create a spinning effect with the text by repeatedly rotating it. This isn't quite the right approach for doing this effect in Paint.NET. When Rotate/Zoom is performed on an image, it make the image look like it's been tilted/sized/rotated. The problem is that if you repeat Rotate/Zoom, it's not the case that you're rotating the flat text "KortecK". You're rotating a picture of the word, which is already rotated. If you want show text rotating as it does in your sig, you need to do this: [*:9bf73]Draw the text [*:9bf73]Tilt the text by 10 degrees [*:9bf73]Save the image, then UNDO the Rotate/Zoom. [*:9bf73]Tilt the text by 20 degrees [*:9bf73]Save the image, then UNDO the Rotate/Zoom. [*:9bf73]Tilt the text by 30 degrees [*:9bf73]... Repeatedly rotating the text with Rotate/Zoom is like taking a picture of a picture from an angle, printing that picture, then taking a picture of THAT picture from an angle. A bit of an odd concept, but that's what you're doing with Rotate/Zoom by repeating it. Try the above steps to accomplish what you're going for.
5. ## Firey Text

It sounds like your foreground and background colors are the same. Make them black/white.
6. ## Firey Text

I've changed the instructions a bit, I've found these steps lead to hotter results. Let me know what you think. The main difference is that I adjust the text layer's and clouds layer's levels before flattening, resulting in a better 'negation' image. Try it out.

8. ## The Bliss Parody Gallery

Kaiser Yoshi Wins.

Done
10. ## How to start a fire with Paint.NET

I also made this using similar techniques:

12. ## Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Format v3.7 (May 2010)

I really need to be able to make icons in arbitrary sizes. I really do need to be able to save icons that are 190x35 or any other arbitrary dimension.
13. ## CodeLab v6.1 (for advanced users) Released June 25, 2021

Thanks for the bugs, I'll look into those. I'm not sure about the wrapping thing, but I'll look at it. Don't count on a wrapping indicator, though. Ideally, we would write a full-fledged code editor, but that would be a little overkill for these purposes. -tjackson
14. ## Rotate/Zoom Units

The X/Y pan boxes refer to where the center of the image ends up as a fraction of the width/height of the image. Leaving it at 0, 0 causes the center of the image to stay in the center (no matter how the image is tilted). Setting it to 1, 1 causes the center of the image to be placed in the bottom-right corner of the output image, setting it to -1, -1 causes the output image to be centered on the top-left corner.
15. ## CodeLab v6.1 (for advanced users) Released June 25, 2021

This topic will do fine, what's the bug?
16. ## Suggestion: Resizing per layer

This can be done quite painlessly! 1. Create a new image at the resolution you'd like 2. Layers->Import from file 3. Select the move tool 4. Grab any of the corners and drag it to resize the image. Hold down SHIFT to keep the original proportions. 5. Recenter the image as you like.
17. ## User defined filter

This is quite feasible, we'll consider it for a future version or plugin.
18. ## levels?

Yes, Paint.NET's levels will work wonderfully for this. Go to Image->Adjustments->Levels, and just adjust the input range to select a narrower ban of the color range. This can be done by either: 1. Moving the triangular markers on the left gradiant bar, 2. Adjusting the values in the text boxes on the left side (the "Input" side), 3. Double-clicking the color boxes along of "Input", by default the top one is white and the bottom one is black.

Yup, it's in the pipeline.
20. ## Colorize

There is no dedicated tool for this, true. What you can do, however, is perform a Sepia effect, then use Hue/saturation to achieve the desired results.
21. ## recolor professional

Done and done. Try out the recolor tool a little more. Note that CTRL+click selects a new fore/back color, while SHIFT+click simply shifts the foreground and backgroun color to match the newly selected color. 1. CTRL+right click on source color 2. CTRL+left click on replacement color 3. Do some replacing. 4. SHIFT+right click on a different shade of the source color. Both colors will 'shift' their intensity to do an equivalent replacement.

23. ## Levels changes

Interesting idea, I'll consider that. I've found the ability to adjust two layers at once to be very useful. It's quite handy to be able to increase the 'blue-ness' of an image by both increasing blue and decreasing yellow (R+G). I do not intend to remove this feature. Agreed. It is a little unconventional, granted, but I think it shows the result of the actual transformation that levels is doing much better. It makes it easier to see that a given input color is being mapped to a given output color, and they vertical symmetry of it makes the relative intensities of the colors much more clear. Vertically stacking the histograms, or making them face the same direction makes it very difficult to preceive relative heights. Many optical illusions illustrate this. Yup. I'll fix that. That's a side effect of the effect architecture. At some point in the future, you'll be able to click those then directly select a color out of the original image.
24. ## "Paste from" feature?

We have this, except we call it "Import from File". It can be found on the 'Layers' menu.
25. ## Ellipse and 1:1

On a side note, how useful do you think tilt-able ellipses would be? As it is, the ellipses are effectively constrained at 90-degree intervals. UI implementation aside, how useful do you think this would be?
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