xmario

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  1. xmario

    Grass texture

    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Grass texture We will make this grass texture: Plugin you will need - Splinter Ed Harvey Effects 1. First, create a new image. The image size must be a little more than you need the texture size, because the edges will be cropped. The edges of the texture will be little unnatural. Apply standard effect Clouds. 2. Create a copy of the layer. Apply to the top layer the effect Crystalize. 3. Create a copy of the top layer. Set the blend mode of the top layer as "Xor". You should see a completely black background. Now you have three layers. 4. Select the contents of the top layer. With the keyboard arrow keys, move the layer one pixel up and one pixel right or left. Merge the top layer down. Now you have two layers. 5. Apply to the top layer plugin Splinter. 6. You can paint the texture in a green color using a different correction. 7. The color of the grass looks unnatural. Use the bottom layer with the clouds. Move it up, above the layer with the grass texture. Set the property clouds layer as "Overlay". Description of this tutorial in Russian - texture grass. P.S. For some people it may seem that the grass is too straight, like a fir needle. In this case I can advise to use distortion effects. For example, Dents or SinnWaves, or other to your taste.
  2. xmario

    Making a CD/DVD

    The main tutorials secret is a Metallize-plugin of Dpy
  3. xmario

    Smoke Effects [No Plugins!]

    alternative way to make smoke effect (in Russian)
  4. xmario

    Making a CD/DVD

    alternative way to create CD/DVD (in Russian)
  5. xmario

    Vinyl Record

    alternative way to create vinyl record (in Russian)
  6. xmario

    LEGO Photo

    Thank you! It's really just а funny tutorial. At the same time, we saw how to use the plugin Trail. The use of Pixelate effect can help in creating palettes. May be it will be useful.
  7. xmario

    LEGO Photo

    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it LEGO Photo Plugins needed: Trail by Pyrochild The final result: We need LEGO locks images to make LEGO photo. There are some LEGO images in 48 by 48 pixels. As the original photo I took a picture of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa". Since the photo will consist of LEGO images size 48 by 48 pixels, the size of the original picture must be a multiple of 48. Size of the original photo I have 1962 to 2976 pixels. Step #1 Open the "Mona Lisa" image in paint.net. Create a new empty layer above. Copy LEGO lock image and paste it to a new empty layer. Move it in the top left corner of the empty layer. Step #2 Apply the Trail-plugin by Pyrochild. May need to apply this plugin several times (CTRL+F) to fill the entire horizontal row. Apply the Trail-plugin by Pyrochild with 270 degrees direction to fill the entire vertical row. Intermediate result: Step #3 Move the picture of the Mona Lisa on the layer above the LEGO. Apply Effects – Distort – Pixelate. Step #4 Set the blending mode of the layer with the Mona Lisa as "multiply". The final result: Description of this tutorial in Russian
  8. xmario

    How to create funny 3D smile

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  9. Perhaps you're right. For most images this option can be used, but unfortunately not always for photos.
  10. A simple way to make the colors more intense in the photo This is a easy way to make more saturated dead colors in a photo or in a picture. So, we'll take a picture, to make the colors more saturated. For example, like this photo. 1. Open the photo in paint.net. 2. Duplicate the layer with the photo. 3. Apply to the top layer “Adjustments” - “Black and white”. 4. Apply to the top layer “Adjustments” - “Invert Colors”. 5. Set the blending mode of the top layer - "Reflect" For dark images in the places where they were especially dark, can appear overexposed white areas. This is easy to fix. Apply to the top layer “Adjustments” - “Curves”. Slightly move the top point down until the white illuminated areas will not be wasted. Description of this tutorial in Russian One more example:
  11. xmario

    Transparent glass ball and magic sphere

    Cool! Only the shadow looks unrealistic. Perhaps is the extra light-flare before the ball.
  12. xmario

    Pool ball

    Cool! Only for anti-aliasing, it is better to use the DPY's plugin AA's Asistant.
  13. xmario

    Pool ball

    I think you forgot about the reflexes. Although, it seems, I am overdone with them.
  14. xmario

    Pool ball

    So looks normal range border, painted with paint.net's Shape tool. Radius ~500px. Your range border looks more pixelly. You make something wrong.
  15. xmario

    Pool ball

    It's very strange. My method makes it smooth. Antialias not needed. It seems you have changed the technology...