atypicalcarl

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  1. Thanks, Helen! Storm, I think Oma's advice is good. I've certainly been practicing, but it seems each technique I learn suggests a dozen more that might just be better. I apologize for taking so long to reply. I've been out of town for a funeral.
  2. All of forumer was down. It wasn't something the pdn spambots did. [wink]
  3. That's what layers and blend modes do. Place one image on a layer, another on another layer. Move each one around on the canvas separately using the tools. Flatten the layers when you're done. Play around and read the basic tutorials. Learn the intricacies, and you'll be a wiz in no time.
  4. This might get you started: http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/LayersAndBlendModes.html
  5. Perhaps you could start with a canvas size larger than you need. Use the wand to select the "dead" areas of the canvas, then invert the selection to make sure you're only working within the bounded area. Select the image before saving and "crop to selection."
  6. I use lomography on sepia photographs, but that's about it. For most pieces, lomography only tends to serve as a frame. Art looks better in a frame, but digitally painting a digital frame for a digital painting is a step most of us aren't willing to take. The art will be framed when she has this printed and hung on the wall, and the two together will help to draw the eye where it needs to be.
  7. As a new (ish) member, I wouldn't find it terribly restrictive to limit my abilities to post code or images to the board... even if the limit were initially set above my current post count. It might even stop a few of those idiotic tutorials.
  8. I accidentally clicked my own gallery once and got spammed by a bunch of crappy images. Man... did I learn a lesson.
  9. The only way is to have a moderator present at all times. A spammer can create a profile by hand, seem perfectly normal, then blast you.
  10. This guy's gone beyond spam. He's wandered into criminality.
  11. Truly amazing work. Thanks for sharing it.
  12. I think it's a heck of a sig. I could nitpick, but it wouldn't improve the effect much. Nice flow, nice lines, great job on the text.
  13. I love that floral wallpaper! It's got a great pop art feel to it.