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  1. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

    As requested here is the zen stones tutorial :).

    Plugins used:


    Shape3D http://forums.getpai...showtopic=18968

    Drop Shadow http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=8375

    AA´s Assistant http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/16643-dpys-pack-2012-08-26/



    You can make own stone texture or use premade one, I used WelshBlue´s which he generously shared. You can find it in his gallery http://forums.getpai...lue-air-cooled/.

    I used Shape3D to make a base stone and then you can use different distortion methods to shape the stones to your liking, I used Bulge.


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    I started with this texture:

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    and here are some steps with screenshots:

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    Open new image and copy and paste your stone to different layers.

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    Shape the stones to your liking.

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    Use Selection tools and Move pixels for final adjustments and placing of stones

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    Then I ran AA´s Assistant to smooth the edges and added some shadows and background.

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    I used Drop Shadow for shadows between stones and for bottom shadows I used 2 black filled ellipses and applied Gaussian Blur. Bottom shadows are each on own layer so you can play with settings and blur to get the right look.

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    Here is the finished image:

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  2. Basically it is what jim said :), I didn´t save all the steps for shadows but here are some which might help.

    I used Drop Shadow for shadows between stones and for bottom shadows I used 2 black filled ellipses and applied Gaussian Blur. Bottom shadows are each on own layer so you can play with settings and blur to get the right look.

    zenstones_shadows.png

    zen7.png

    zen8.png

  3. I put something quick together to give you some ideas :).

    You can make own stone texture or use premade one, I used WelshBlue´s which he generously shared. You can find it in his gallery http://forums.getpai...lue-air-cooled/.

    I used Shape3D to make a base stone http://forums.getpai...showtopic=18968

    and then you can use different distortion methods to shape the stones to your liking, I used Bulge.

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    I started with this texture http://i616.photobuc...es/1texture.jpg.

    and here are some steps with screenshots:

    zen1.png

    Open new image and copy and paste your stone to different layers.

    zen2.png

    Shape the stones to your liking.

    zen3.png

    zen4.png

    Use Selection tools and Move pixels for final adjustments and placing of stones.

    zen5.png

    Then I ran AA´s Assistant to smooth the edges and added some shadows and background, result is this:

    zenstones.png

  4. Thanks for pointing to Point Blur ;) I didn´t know it was there, gotta try with that too.

    I tried the linked tutorial with zoom blur, set the transparency adjustment with Transparency plugin to maximum (slider to right side) and ran AA´s Assistant to get rid of jagged edges.

    That´s the quick result:

    texttry1.png

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