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  1. That's because the tooth glare distracted you lol. But seriously, as you mentionned it's all in the eye of the beholder.
  2. @scooter Very neat. The blending of the skull & crossbones is quite effective. I'm perhaps a bit less keen about the glitter on the teeth. If it were a bit smaller I think it would be less distracting as the eyes are really the focus of this pic if you ask me. In fact, I'm curious to see what a bit of glare on the eyes would produce as effect. That and maybe trying the Lomography plugin could induce something pretty cool. All my pickyness aside nice image mod my friend Cheers
  3. Howdy Minni. A couple plugins listed below might help with some of the issues you're dealing with: Tube Effect/Oblique (will allow you to curve and object such as text - **use in conjunction with Align Object**) Align Object (Align an object on the canvas) **several plugins function from the center point of the canvas, such as Tube Effect; thus being able to center an object is extremely handy. Outline Object (as the name says, create an outline around an object), in your case one of the lenses. Other than that some extra advice I can offer is to take advantage of Laye
  4. Beautiful results and very clearly explained tutorial. It's clear that you invested a lot of time into making this and I commend you on it. The day I decide I want to do some awesome coloring I'll definitely know where to turn (or to point others to). Excellent work my dear
  5. Thank you Goonfella. Actually neither I'm afraid. It's for the Stanley Cup Playoffs therefore hockey and more in particular the Montreal Canadiens since I hail from Montreal, Canada. Plus, as is probably the case in other major cites, there's a lot of street graffiti here notably on overpasses, buildings, alleyways and transport containers; thus the idea to give the impression of a spray painted logo. As for the little black dude, it's a caricature of our star player P.K. Subban. Alpha Displacement was my biggest friend in this rendition as it allows a better melding of the background
  6. It's been a while but finally added something new =­> The Road To The Cup P.S. It's either the Chicago Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings so for the image's sake I went with the Kings. Cheers guys
  7. I'm going to offer a guess here. If you begin a new workfile in PDN you will always have a default white layer named Background. When saving any workfile to an image format, your image will be flattened meaning the above visible layers will merge sequentially onto all visible bottom layers forming one final layer. Therefore, if this resembles the case you are speaking of, in the "Layers" window, simply remove the checkmark from any layers you do not wish to keep (i.e. Background) before saving in an image format. Cheers P.S. If you are intending to keep cutouts or various stoc
  8. Lovely start to your gallery ScifiGirl. I really like your third offering with the giant ship. Works well with your background and blends fairly nicely. Your rework of the beach scape image is also more "convincing". The horizon works fine for me as it creates a sort of misty effect above the water. I'm questioning myself however as to if it's a tad too elliptical. The Bulge plugin might help reduce that effect a bit but I can't find it for the life of me. If you're at all curious I believe the Point Warp plugin might provide a similar effect. Also, I'm assuming you are taking adva
  9. A valid point I would say. However creating new (or extra) classification systems for plugins would most likely involve a great deal of time and energy. It would be very nice indeed to have categories that separate plugins by their general usage. Having them sorted the same way as they actually are in PDN (i.e. Adjustments, Distortions, etc) would already be a big step in that direction. Of course, it would require a person or group of persons to go over every single plugin that's been released in order to do so. I'll tell you this, if the publisher, moderators, plugin authors and gene
  10. Heya ZenWear All the feedback thus far provided is indeed sound advice and as you will discover with time, there are often several ways (via different plugins or guided steps) to achieve practically any result. Here are a couple real simple plugins that I might also suggest which are relatively straightforward for a person getting used to PDN. **The third one might save you a lot of heartache if I'm guessing what you are trying to do correctly** Cut Color: If you simple want to remove ONE color at a time (or keep a desired colored and make others transparent or black and white) Co
  11. whoa! I've been cleaning up my effects folder lately to try and only hang on to the plugins that I really need to use rather than those that I think I "might use" eventually. But in this case the applications seem so limitless that even if I don't toy around with this fantastic plugin of yours right away I know I'll be using it plenty down the road. Very very clever to have this linked to the current selection shape. Love how it automatically crops or enlarges the clipboard image as well. I'm pretty sure that in certain cases to accomplish what Paste Warp does I would needed to
  12. Indeed, a perfectly adequate solution for what you were aiming to do I'm sure. However, if the object you want to shadow (using the Trail plugin) is something other than a solid color image then it will be difficult to achieve the same results in which case the alternative method might come in handy. Either way, there are both very useful plugins with different nuances that will in some situations allow you to create similar effects. Just wanted to offer another tool to fit in your arsenal. Have fun! Cheers that's rich haha, I can picture someone making that very assump
  13. @wow64 Haha, awesome Let's see, ones I can recognize are: Random Shape Fill, Bars, Polygons (or Polygons/Stars), MandelBrot Fractal, Grid/Checkerboard Maker, and a very clever use of Random Maze Fill in the sphere. No doubt I'm missing a few but at a glance those are the ones that popped for me. The sheer amount of plugins aside, there is a nice artistic direction in your wallpaper, something perhaps reminiscent of Alice In Wonderland of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Good job
  14. Might I also suggest Outline Object by pyrochild which is an indispensable plugin. (It comes only in a plug-in package but all his plugins are worth it downloading individually so this will just save you some time) The problem with Trail is you wont be able adjust the color of your shadow. However, what is possible is to run Outline Object once with "Width" all the way up (and with angle selected of course) and then run Trail as it will only affect the "added shadow" that you've given with Outline Object. **You can do multiple repeats of both or either until you attain the desired len
  15. I realize this reply is quite late but I just wanted to add to Welsh's excellent suggestion on how to create your checkerboard frame. Please make sure to follow the red guidelines in order to have a result that resembles this: As Welsh mentioned, you will need the following plugins: -Grid/Checkerboard Maker -Polar Transformation 1) Open a new worksheet, it MUST be square and also work with multiples of 3 which is the difference with how welsh proceeded and is the foundation to obtaining evenly spaced and proportioned squares in your frame (size example: 300x300, 6
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