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Atradese

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  1. Problem 1:

    For example:

    bdpp43.jpg

    You see, i want to move some pixels around, but when I do so there is a hashed transparent colour behind the white colour.

    Ok that's fine i say, I'll just use the 'paint bucket' to fill that in. ... Oh hmm , it doesn't work. In fact, no matter what colour I choose, the paint bucket does nothing.

    For this the solution is put your text on a new layer. This way you can move the text all you want without moving the background image/color.

    Problem 2:

    In mspaint you have a little button to make shapes overlap or not. paint.net doesn't seem to have it. so if i want to move pixels around again then i can't move 2 blocks on top of each other or the 2nd one overlaps the first one. if they both have a while background then the black (or other colour) should override it....

    In this case if you are using an image, just duplicate the image layer and work on the top layer. In this way you will be able to move the selected part of the image and still have it visible from the layer below so it will be as if you didn't move it. The same can be done if you don't want to go back and fill it in when using a solid color background.

    any solutions to these problems?

    i don't really want to fiddle around with layers, because they are too hard for me to use and never seem to work properly.. (i add layer, but how to draw on it?!)

    This is not a problem. "Fiddling around with layers" is EXACTLY what a multilayer photo/image editor is for. If you want to use any type of quality image editor this skill is a must.

    there should be a simple way around these problems, otherwise i'll just use mspaint...

    Considering your rigid standpoint and unwillingness to learn staying with mspaint may be just the thing for you to do.

  2. Have you ever heard of Aion online? I personally never played it but people who were anticipating it said Aion would bring about the end of Wow. :P

    I have heard the same thing.

    What actually happened? People who I know that left WoW to play it came back to WoW because they said it didn't live up to the hype and they were disappointed. Other people say its the best game they ever played I guess its a matter of preferences. I have played some very crappy games and still do because they have a good community I can identify with. Likewise I have quit some good games because the community was just horrible. So when it comes to Aion I'm a little afraid to try it. I don't want to spend all that money getting the game and then paying for a month subscription just to find out I totally hate the game. I started playing WoW on the free trial and got hooked.

    Well I hope that helped. If I just made you more confused sorry. Give me an idea of what you like and maybe I can recommend something.

  3. Does anyone know any good free video making software...freeware, open source? I need something other than windows movie maker...

    I feel your pain. I'm trying to make tut vids for some games I play and it's not going well at all.

    Why do you need something other than WMM? It does everything you need... and more if you install plugins.

    I would consider getting the plug-ins if WMM didn't lock up every time I try to do more than add a blend/fade effect. Any attempt at serious editing and it's just an epic fail.

    And I really can't find many good free ones. But I'm sure there's something out there. Just keep searching ;-)

    This is true. Finding anygood ones for free is nearly impossible unless you are running linux in which case there is openvideo.The best I have found for windows to date is. VideoPad

    If you find anything better than this let me know I could sure use it.

  4. I personally am not a big fan of platform games. Ido play games on the PS2 but basically I feel the systems are overpriced and refused to buy them. If you ask what I play I will tell you many different games on the PC. At the moment my favorite is a 3 way split between. World of Warcraft, Aika(Been playing this since closed beta) and Kitsu Saga(I am currently involved in closed beta testing this)

    for your reference:

    World of Warcraft (I use a custom User Interface so it may seem confusing)

    104653400-3.jpg

    Aika

    104834372-3.jpg

    Kitsu Saga

    Since this is currently in Closed Beta testing Im not sure if Im allowed to post screenshots. I will find out and post them if you would like to see the game.

    if you are curious about my gaming history you can click this:atradese.png

    If you have questions about any of the games I play or have played I will do my best to answer them.

  5. I have been trying to find wallpapers for my web book and found it to be nearly impossible. So I made one. the problem is its unusual size. 1204 x 600. The one I made needs some thing done with it but I cant figure out what it is thats looks wrong. Any help would be cool. Also I could really use some good wallpapers so if any of you more experience users want to make something for people like me I would appreciate it.

    Heres what I made:

    GeoTopWallpaper1024x600.jpg

  6. @ flip I like it. but I agree with Blooper about the floating text.

    Atradese, I like the 3D of the hexagons, but the clouds don't look right. Can't put the finger on why exactly. Also, try going for multiple colors in each piece.

    Yeah I had the same problem when I was making it. I think its in the brightness and contrast but when i tried adjusting it it just got worse so I left it like this. If you come up with an idea on how to fix it let me know.

    Whoops I forgot to rate.

    Yes, the hexagons are good, but the water effect is overdone. But, it does look good.

    Can you explain how the water effect is overdone? I don't understand. I was trying to get the ripples like the old water plug-in.

    Thanks in advance.

  7. I was reading the rules and came across this. I thought it was rather funny so incase you missed it:

    Person A: How do I do ______ ?

    Person B: Oh just click on _____ and then do _____

    Person A: I can't find it :'( :'(

    Person B: Well make you sure you look over ______ and click on _____ first

    Person A: I still can't find it!!! :'(

    Person B: (suddenly gains psychic insight) Oh, make sure you have the latest version installed.

    Person A: (suddenly gains the power of the latest version) Yes! IT works now!

    wow and to think this actually happens.

  8. Are you sure they don't give you a direct link to the image of your profile? :?

    I looked for that with no luck. The only thing you can do is pick one of 4 themes they offer.

    The following would be needed to create such a sig:

    * An xfire API for retrieving the data.

    * A web host the supports PHP and Cron and allows hotlinking.

    If you can meet those requirements, simply add a cron job that retrieves the data and use PHP's image processing functions to save the image to a file and hotlink your signature to the file's URI.

    I have no idea what either of those are. I guess I will have to keep looking.

    Thanks to all of you for your replies. Everything helps.

  9. I edited my original post to show what x-fire does. I am trying to find a way to do this that I can understand. Everything I have seen on how to do this so far is all php which I have no idea about. I could post the code I found but I hardly think that would be appropriate. If someone knows a way to link teh information to a sig or idk how it woudl work I would really appreciate any help. If someone wants the code to look at let me know and I will post it.

    Thanks again.

  10. I'm not really good with html or any of that so I was wondering if someone could tell me how to put the information in the xfire sig into a custom sig that I make.If your not sure what xfire it I can post their sig in an edit to this post. If you do know please help me with this. Thank you in advance.

    Edit:

    This is the x-fire mini profile.

    atradese.png

    The information relating to game time and online status are real time so I need to know if anyone has found a way to get this information into a custom sig using PDN and if they have please let me know how you did it or if you know how I would appreciate your help.

  11. Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

    Making a Vortex

    On a transparent layer.

    I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

    Angles 11

    Density 5

    Depth 50

    Zoom 100

    Gradient 127

    Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

    use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

    Duplicate layer

    On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

    On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

    Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

    Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

  12. Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

    Making a Vortex

    On a transparent layer.

    I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

    Angles 11

    Density 5

    Depth 50

    Zoom 100

    Gradient 127

    Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

    use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

    Duplicate layer

    On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

    On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

    Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

    Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

  13. Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

    Making a Vortex

    On a transparent layer.

    I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

    Angles 11

    Density 5

    Depth 50

    Zoom 100

    Gradient 127

    Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

    use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

    Duplicate layer

    On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

    On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

    Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

    Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

  14. Whoa ! Now that is green. I like it ! How did you do the outer swirl?

    Making a Vortex

    On a transparent layer.

    I used spirograph with these settings or near them at least:

    Angles 11

    Density 5

    Depth 50

    Zoom 100

    Gradient 127

    Then make sure the boxes are checked for Lines, Black & White Lines, Filled with gradient and Fit rectical size.

    use magic wand at around 25% and cut out the center area. If you forgot and used the default white layer remove the area outside the spirogragh.

    Duplicate layer

    On the lower layer use Radial Blur at about 6 or 7

    On the upper layer use Zoom Blur at around 16 or 17

    Its not an exact science but this is as close to the settings I used as I could get. I had to recreate it. Enjoy!

    Side note: That whole picture came about becase I wanted to play with Gradient Bars. The only parts that are not background are the swirlyspaceything(thanks swalski) and the vortex. Being bored has its advantages sometimes I guess.

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