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  1. bEPIK

    The Introduction Thread.

    Hello. I'm Brad. I haven't been on these forums in ages. Being here gives me the same feeling I had when I visited to my old elementary school. Has Ash returned? He was awesome.
  2. bEPIK

    bEPIK's Gallery (15th April 2018)

    I added some new wood and new water I put some tips on how to make them in my tutorial.
  3. bEPIK

    Water (and Wood/Timber and Hair) tutorial

    Here I took that water image in the above reply, duplicated the layer, repeated the outline effect and then multiplied. Then I copied that layer and stretched it. And then like 20 recursive things. Copy layer, stretch, flatten, copy, unflatten, paste onto new layer, copy that layer, emboss, contrast, et cetera. Also, the soft saturation plugin is your friend. The wood part is possibly untutoriable, but maybe not. Yay or nay?
  4. bEPIK

    Water (and Wood/Timber and Hair) tutorial

    Step 19. Copy a layer and flip vertically Step 20. Stretch horizontally Step 21. Flatten and Sepia ????? Use stretch repeatedly ????? Do some stuff ????? Flatten, copy layer, emboss, increase contrast of embossed layer, set layer to multiply, flatten, use curves to make image less dark ????? Step 200? Save and wonder what the hell you did. If anyone figures out how to get the timber in the original post, let me know
  5. Well I guess that's better than nothing. Thanks.
  6. I would guess that it's something with the printing margins, which I don't think you can change from's print dialogue. My workaround is to make a MS Word document with margins set to zero and drag the image into it. When you press print, a box will come up that says Press yes.
  7. The ability to scroll beyond the image is a great feature, but it could be a bit better. Pressing Ctrl+Shift+A twice to recentre would be handy. It would also be nice if there were a shortcut to recentre the image without changing zoom to 100% (Ctrl+Space maybe?). P.S. I know that there's the button in the bottom right corner that you can press twice to recentre.
  8. +1 for the grey background. Wasn't there a thing that happened ages ago and everybody agreed grey was the right colour for a background? I remember something about a rude women, it's kinda fuzzy though. Then again, maybe I'm crazy. Anything other than a grey background messes with your colour perception. Like viewing stuff through red tint and still being able to tell if something is green (even though objectively it's red). Anyway, I don't know when it happened, but semi-transparent brushes now work perfectly. Thanks, Rick. Edit: Turns out I am not crazy:
  9. bEPIK

    bEPIK's Gallery (15th April 2018)

    I hate having lame covers in my digital music collection so sometimes I edit them. edited from
  10. bEPIK 4.0 alpha build 5064

    Hey Rick. I've got a weird thing going on where I duplicate a layer and then merge down and then I undo it and the top layer (the duplicated layer) has changed from "Normal" to "Xor". It's only with this one image though. Now the program has crashed--but it hasn't crashed. I clicked "restart" and then I went back to working on my image as if nothing had happened. Here's what was in my crash log folder (I'm not sure why there were three): Also, when I try to say this image as a JPEG, it saves in black and white. Okay, enough whinging. The speed of complex selections is sssoooooo much better in pdn4 and I really like the direction you're taking with the new UI.
  11. Make sure the height is 86.6% of the width*. Rick, I came across a bug with the shapes tool (triangle): I drew a triangle on a zoomed out canvas (1100x1100px) while holding down shift. I set the shape to 1001x1001, then when I resized only the vertical size, the horizontal size dropped by 1 pixel. I tried this on a canvas when zoomed to 100% but the error didn't occur. The same error happened with a square, as in the above image. *Here's the maths if you want to double check cos(90-60)=h/w h=w*cos(90-60) h=0.8660*w
  12. bEPIK 4.0 alpha build 5034

    I've only found one bug so far: drawing on an invisible layer causes 128x128px blocks to appear and you can see what you're drawing. It doesn't cause any trouble, but it is a bit odd.
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    "save as" issue

    Let's say you're working on "Original.pdn". You save a JPEG version of it as "copy.jpg". "Original.pdn" closes and is "replaced" (for lack of a better word) by "copy.jpg". In other words, the file he's working on has changed from a PDN to a JPEG. He would like to save the JPEG copy while still working on the PDN version.
  14. When I turn a layer back on (and the mouse is hovering over that layer) I often mix up which layer is on because the colours are too similar. I can tell when I focus on it or if I pull the mouse away (though by that time I'm usually concentrating on the canvas), but it makes me mess up a lot. Does anybody else start working on the wrong layer because of this?