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Everything posted by Djisves

  1. It looks like you need to understand how layers work. Once you get that, creating collages will be routine. Have a look at: Layers Window and Working with Layers. You may also want to read Blend Modes. There is also a quick tutorial at It's for an older version of PDN but it'll help you with the basics.
  2. Read this for more on the Shape Tool:
  3. The Spaced Text plugin will overlap letters on the same line if a negative space value is selected. However, that way you will not be able to have a letter shadow over its neighbour like in your example above. I think the best way to achieve that is to type each letter on its own transparent layer and then move each letter around with the Move Tool and use the Drop Shadow plugin (or any of the other shadow plugins).
  4. 1. Download a copper / bronze texture image or create your own by adjusting one of the many metal / chrome tutorials on this forum. 2. Create a new image, import your copper texture on a new layer. 3. Use the Shape Tool on Shape Outline mode to draw some ellipses, one per layer. Set brush size to a thick-ish size. In my example I used size 20. 4. On each ellipse shape layer, use Switch Alpha to Gray plugin, found on BoltBait's Plugin Pack, to create shape masks, "tick" the "Invert" option. "Untick" each mask layer to make it invisible. 5. Copy the texture layer as many times as you have mask layers. 6. Use the Alpha Mask plugin. (Although it says on the plugin topic that it may not work with the current version of PDN, it works fine for me and this is the plugin shown in my screenshots. You may prefer to use the Paste Alpha plugin in the same BoltBait's pack I linked above). Copy one mask layer on the clipboard at a time and use the plugin on the texture layers, one at a time. 7. Duplicate each texture layer. On the bottom layer of each pair use the Trail plugin found in pyrochild plugins. Set the distance the same value as the brush width set for the Shape Tool in Step 3, set the angle to 270 and "untick" the ""Fade out" option. 8. Set the Blend Mode for the top layer of each pair of texture layers to "Additive" or whatever works best for your particular texture. 9. Merge each pair of texture layers together and use as needed.
  5. I am most impressed! Best double act on stage since Dolly.
  6. If I understand what the OP tried to explain... think he needs a selection tool much like the Magic Wand only instead of clicking on the image to select, the user can input hex values and all pixels of that exact value will be selected. I think this may be a nice addition to the selection tools. @KarlosGeek, instead of a selection, you can achieve what you need using colour plugins, like for example Color Range and Cut Color. These two allow for setting RGB values. I don't know of any that allow for setting hex values, but it may be worth your while to do a search using the Plugin Index.
  7. This was made using a copper texture copied from the internet, the Shape Tool, Alpha Mask and Trail: I can go into step-by-step details if needed.
  8. I'm not sure how feasible your suggestions are and if, never mind when, they can be implemented. In order to keep track of the fonts (and other attributes I think important) I use in my images, I type the details the layer name. For example:
  9. Text effects are fun for me, I enjoyed this competitions very much. Thank you host, @lynxster4. Very good entries, congratulations to all who took part. IMO, the "MJW" and "Silence" signatures were the best, so I'm pleased they received some recognition.
  10. That is the main reason why I too prefer this one over the other.
  11. Regarding goosebumps and comment on goosebumps... THIS gives ME goosebumps: Not long after that performance, a Don and a Don introduced Joe as "the next president of the United States". I prefer him any day over a certain other Don.
  12. The Read Me file in this plugin's zip download,asks us to download the two OptionBasedLibrary files using the download link on the Parallel Lines plugin topic. I find that an unnecessary hassle; it would have been a lot easier just to provide a link here. In any case, @Ishi, the link on the Parallel Lines plugin works fine, I just tested it.
  13. ... and change the primary color fully transparent 😄
  14. Here is one way Here is another way with links to helpful plugins
  15. On the first post of the topic specific for the Smudge plugin: The trick is to copy the target image (or layer) on the clipboard, then switch to the image (or layer) you want to smudge and use the plugin. In the plugin window, right-click the background and chose the clipboard image.
  16. If (big "if") I understand you right, then adjusting @xmario's tutorial will do the trick. If I understand you wrong, please give an example of the end result you're after.
  17. I read today that this was in the charts last time Liverpool won the league: ... it feels rather it was this:
  18. Draw your gradient and then use either of these two plugins in order to limit it to particular shades: or
  19. Two tutorials that could be useful: and
  20. If you need to use specific grunge textures, then @Ego Eram Reputo's suggestion to use the Alpha Mask plugin works best. If however the grunge pattern (or "distress") does not have to be specific, you can try @toe_head2001's Rubber Stamp plugin that works on any "object", including text.
  21. Better CLICK HERE. 😄 EDIT: I think this topic does not belong in this section.
  22. My post was edited by forum moderator @Pixey. She posted the link on the first post of this topic so it's easier for everyone to find. Look for the link at the end of the first post.