MJW

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  1. MJW

    Object of the Fortnight – Discussion thread

    That's too bad, considering what a great job @welshblue did on the paper cup. I remember making the paper cup for the cupcake OOTF theme. I was never satisfied with my version. Welshblue's is so much better. I tend to agree that because the paper cups are so closely associated with box candy, they ought to be allowed; especially since two entries have them.
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    Object of the Fortnight – Discussion thread

    I was thinking along the same lines. Fortunately, procrastination saved me from any wasted effort. I must admit, I'm not certain what constitutes a bonbon candy. @lynxster4 says "We want to see your pretty decorations on the outside," but I think of bonbons as rather simple chocolate-covered candies. lacking much decoration.
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    OotF#34 - Aquarium Fish - WINNERS.

    Congratulations to @lynxster4 and @Pixey! Excellent jobs on what I found to be quite a difficult subject. Thanks to @Pixey for hosting.
  4. I believe it's only off a pixel (or half a pixel) horizontally when the difference between the selection's bounding-box width and the object's bounding-box width is odd (and similarly for vertically). In that case, there are two options: move the object an integer number of pixels, but don't quite center it, or shift it by half a pixel. In one case, the object isn't perfectly centered, in the other, there's a slight blurring at the edges between pixel colors. The plugin BoltBait linked to always shifts the object an integer number of pixels.
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    OotF#34 - Aquarium Fish - ENTRIES.

    My attempt to render one of the most beautiful aquarium fish, the royal gramma.
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    Object of the Fortnight – Discussion thread

    I hope your surgery goes well, Pixey!
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    Death of an Avatar

    I'm always saddened to hear about the death of a pet; even more so when it's a cat, since I'm particularly fond of cats. Twenty-one years is quite a ripe old age for a cat. I'm sure Coke had a very happy life, living with people who loved him.
  8. To make things a bit easier, I added a Transparent to Transparent White adjustment. Transparent white is Paint.NET's normal transparent color, so if the only object is to make all transparent pixels equal, it's probably the best choice.
  9. Plugin: TransparentToTransparentWhite.zip This is a trivial but sometimes useful adjustment that converts all transparent pixels to transparent white. I already had a plugin to convert transparent pixels to transparent black, but for those who only want to make all the transparent pixels the same color, transparent white may be preferable, since that's Paint.NET's usual transparent color. For example, it's the color used for Erase Selection.
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    How to "posterize"?

    If you haven't tried pyrochild's Gradient Mapping plugin, you might want to experiment with it. It lets you map image intensity levels (among other things) to colors. If you already have it, as part of pyrochild's plugin pack, it will be in the Adjustments menu.
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    Object of the Fortnight – Discussion thread

    If after a few days the general consensus is the the theme is too difficult, I'll be happy to propose something else. I have some rather vague ideas on how to render a fish. I'll see how they work out.
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    How to "posterize"?

    To be honest, I'm not sure how useful a conversion to CMYK is for this sort of thing. The reason I mentioned it at all is that, since the subject of CMYK was brought up, I wanted to point out that when doing separate CYMK layers, the blend mode for the upper layers needs to be Multiply in order for the layers to combine properly to produce the original image. As a side-note, I'll mention a plugin I wrote called the HSV Scrambler which can be used to produce a wide range of odd color effects.
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    How to "posterize"?

    You can apply different adjustments to each layer.
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    How to "posterize"?

    One way to do CMYK adjustments is to duplicate the image into four layers. Set the Blend Mode of the upper three layers to Multiply. Run Ed Harvey's Color>Extract Channel plugin on each layer. On the lowest layer, use the K channel, on next layer, the Y channel (with Grayscale disabled), then M, then C. (Note: the order of the layers really doesn't really matter, but it's easier to keep track of them if a standard order is used.)