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  1. Nice job on restoring the photo. Would you mind terribly if I gave it a try? I love doing these sorts of things - they can be very challenging.
  2. Nice piece with your latest one. However, my mind sort of interprets the meshed globe as a sort of cage and as a result I guess I'm expecting to see something inside it. That's not to say there's anything wrong with it, it's simply a matter of how my mind works I guess.
  3. But he didn't say he could see the white behind it. This is why I asked the questions that I did. All 3 questions were posed to find out exactly what he was seeing.
  4. Thanks Drew. I appreciate the comments. So, recently I came across this fellow while doing a search: He seemed to be pretty comfortable laying their soaking up the sun's rays. However, with such a striking pose, I thought he could do better. So I went out and searched for a new habitat for him: Now who could refuse such a lovely place like this? Sunshine and cool waters...! He really seems to be enjoying himself as much now as he did at his old home:
  5. So how do you know it's not working on the website? If the image has transparency, would not the white background show through? Or are you still seeing the checkerboard pattern on your image on the website?
  6. I started putting together a series of screenshots to put together a tutorial for you. However, when I was scaling down the duplicated layer, I encountered a problem: I was using the shift key while I reduced it, which kept the image in proportion. But as you can see, there is the one section which does't fit well and using the method I was previously describing, will result in a missing section if we were to proceed further. So, I came up with an alternative: Notice the search criteria: "Outline State of Oregon". As you can see there are some alternatives out there.
  7. Can you explain how you've determined it's not working on the website? Did you put it on a colored background and the color is not showing through it? Or is it simply a white background on the website where you put the image?
  8. Maybe I'm reading this wrong - so please don't feel like I'm trying to treat you as a child, I'm simply replying to what I'm reading as quoted above. I know there is a great amount to learn, so maybe there is some confusion and we need to sort out the shortcuts: Control A = All. It doesn't put anything anywhere. It is simply the method for selecting (all). Once you've selected, then the computer then needs to be instructed what you wish to do with the selection. In this case it would be: Control C = Copy. Once the computer has taken the action (copy), the instruction to the computer necessary now is now to indicate what to do with it: Control V = Paste (It's not Control P as your might expect - (P for Paste) - P is already designated to Windows for Print, so an alternative key is used).
  9. AGJM: The owner of our company is always injecting himself into operations at work, and yet he doesn't know the specific processes that any individual department goes through to accomplish their jobs. So I often ask myself, how can this man be telling people what to do and/or how to do something, if he's unfamiliar with the specifics? I know this is somewhat vague without giving specific examples, but the fact remains that he micromanages from this standpoint and as a result creates more internal red-tape than currently exist and still expecting the same, if not more, work gets accomplished in the same 8 hour day. It's infuriating. But as others have pointed out, it's life and life is unfair. Now I know you don't have the capability to simply leave like I (theoretically) can with my job (quit), but where would that leave me? Jobless and risking the welfare of the rest of my family. With the economic outlook throughout the US (worldwide for that matter), I don't think it would be wise for me to be without work. I am in essence shackled to the job. I don't generally talk about personal things like I'm about to do next, but it might give you a little insight: I have a son who is in his 20s. My son is severely autistic. He doesn't speak, is still in diapers and he has no fine motor skills. As a result, there are a great many things he cannot do for himself, nor can he express anything. If he is ill, we need to be able to figure these things out without any verbal input from him. Since he turned 18, we are no longer considered his parents, rather he is a ward of the state, and we are simply his guardians. This puts me in more of a bind about simply walking away from a job. I'm not saying, "look dude, I've got more problems than you", nor am I saying that I want or need other's sympathy (which is why I've never expressed some of these things publicly). All I'm saying is that we all have things that we must do whether we like them or not, and we need to simply deal with them as best as we can. As a Christian you should probably remember this: 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[b] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. 26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. 28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[c] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. 29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ 30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. 32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” So try not to seek revenge or retaliation against your teacher, rather take the apples you have and try to make applesauce.
  10. I too like Yellowman's picture better. To me it's so photorealistic and as a totally 100% paint.net, I think it's quite impressive. DD's isn't a bad image, but imo it seems to lack something as Chimay pointed out to make it stand out more somehow. DD: 2 Stars Yellowman: 4 Stars
  11. EER, no disrepect intended, but you didn't explain (in case she doesn't -or others don't- realize) how to make the layers active. The method to select and make a layer active is simply to click on that layer in the Layers pane. So to copy from one layer to the next, you first make your selection from your currently active (highlighted) layer and copy it, then click on the other layer you wish to make active (destination layer) in the Layers pane to make it active (highlighted). You can then paste to the newly active second layer. EDIT: Badpenny, Not to toot my own horn, but when the opportunity avails itself to you, you may wish to spend some time in the Tutorial Section of the forums to familiarize yourself with how some things are accomplished. The tutorial I created at the link below indicates for example in steps 4-6 how to move about between the different layers as I explained above.
  12. You could try creating your own: Download a solid shaped state image and open it in paint.net. Duplicate the layer Resize the duplicate layer so it is slightly smaller (but still centered above) the lower image. Use the magic wand and click in your smaller version state image With this still selected, go to the layers pane and click on the bottom layer to make it your active layer. Now press the Delete key on your keyboard. This should "hollow out" the lower image so you now have an outline.
  13. Here is one tid-bit of info for you: Paint.net remembers where you last got files from. So if you open the image from the desktop, it will also save to the desktop. But this will lead to you having to have all your images on the desktop if you wish to use this capability to your advantage. I don't really think you'll want to go down that road however.
  14. It really is a nice looking wallpaper.
  15. There is only 1 safe place to download PDN. Try downloading from the getpaint website. Other sites are notorious for installing malware, which in-turn may be causing your problem. Also, I didn't say run your antivirus in safe mode, I recommended installing in safe mode.
  16. Great start to your gallery. There are a few pieces that effect me differently and as a result the I like above the others: The underwater piece is a "friendly" sort of piece that immediately puts a smile on my face. I also love 3D results obtained through PDN, so as a result the glass block and the 3D cube also are pieces that I love. This does not mean however that you don't have other pieces here that are cool as well, these are just the ones that I enjoy the most.
  17. I vote Welsh's. The great amount of detail and near photo-realism (in my mind) far outweighs the finished piece AGJM has provided (though I do like the photo itself).
  18. I found this information in regards to Error 110: System error code 110 is typically displayed as "ERROR_OPEN_FAILED" and/or as the hexidecimal value 0x6E. The message associated with this error code is "The system cannot open the device or file specified.". Common Causes of System Error Code 110 System Error Code 110 is commonly caused by: Windows Registry Damage or Corruption Device Driver Conflicts Hardware Malfunction Virus or Spyware Infection Software File Damage or Corruption I would suggest trying to tackle 2 of these issues first. The first is to re-download the installation file and try installing again. If the problem persists, try scanning your computer to see if in fact there may be some sort of virus of spyware running on your computer. Another thing you can try is to restart your computer in safe mode and try installing. If you are still unable to install it, tackling the other issues will probably be more challenging to sort out. In the case of "Hardware Malfunction", you may wish to make sure your drivers are up to date and/or see if your Windows 8 installation CD has a repair utility that you can run to ensure that its installation did not falter somehow when you ran it.
  19. Great job once again. You've certainly got the eye necessary to do all these wonderful pieces. For whatever reason, in some portraits that I have done by hand (and where you would think that I would have better control), the finished pieces are somehow out of proportion, though they're still recognizeable. Maybe a face is a bit longer/shorter/wider than they should be. I never see any of these issues in your work. Again, great work!
  20. I don't know why you are always getting upset about the replies people give you. One moment you say you don't know what kind of memory it's talking about and in the same breath you start talking about your harddrive's capacity (which you state you thought was enough). At what point (if you truly understood the difference) did you see that your harddrive's capacity had any bearing on the memory error, or at what point did you express how you derived to that conclusion in your previous post? Stop taking offense to people trying to assist you. You are the one that misled them by giving specs about the capacity of your harddrive. Quit treating them as children and understand why they thought what they did. I would expect that someone who bills herself as an author would have a better understanding of how to communicate, nevermind understanding how someone will interpret what you put in writing. If you've got anger in your heart and will always respond with disdain to everybody who tries to help you, I expect pretty soon nobody is going to step up and try to assist you for fear of how you're going to respond, especially when they're misled by incompletely expressed thoughts.
  21. I've encountered this same problem w/photobucket. The way that I avoid this is to name each of the revisions consecutively i.e, photoattempt1.png, photoattempt2.png, photoattempt3.png, etc.
  22. Amazing work (as usual). I'm curious, how long does it take you to put together a portrait?
  23. I believe the shortcut command to repeat an effect is "Ctrl" + "F". So apply the effect to one layer, go to your next layer(s) and repeat the same effect (with the same settings as last used). Do your next effect and repeat the process for your other layer(s).
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