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Everything posted by HyReZ

  1. @AspiringArtist I am amazed at the work done by forum members. I know from my experience in education that providing learners at all experience levels with the same set of art tools will get you a wide range of results. Giving a preschooler a pencil will not yield the results of giving a pencil to Leonardo da Vinci.
  2. I did not know Woodsy, but love his work and appreciated his help. This was a nice tribute!
  3. There is also a 3D Image Object effect in the G'MIC plugin. It can be found here: G'MIC After install the plugin and launching it from Paint.NET's Effects>Advanced>G'MIC-Qt you will goto G'MIC's Rendering>3D Image Object. I used it to help in the creation this retro image:
  4. I have using Paint.NET since 2008 so I am sure that you are wrong about that. It is obvious that you have become aware that Paint.NET handles Layers and Objects in its own way, but I have learned how it works and use it for ~90% of my graphics work. I prefer the graphics engine in Microsoft's products such as PowerPoint and the defunct Expression Design which uses a single 'stage' that image and text layers are applied.
  5. That is correct! I did mean to run Windows in the safe-mode and then launch the Paint.NET app. The next option from my point of view is to completely remove Paint.NET and then reinstall. When you update Paint.NET it removes most of the the stuff inside the Paint.NET folder anyway so that you are suppose to get a clean install. Maybe something was corrupted during the update. A reinstall takes only a few minutes. In a few minutes you will have more information at worst or a smoothly running application at best.
  6. Greetings, You will achieve success if you create a new transparent layer to paste and move the weapon. You will want to have the new layer underneath the first layer. Then you can merge down if you like.
  7. Someone already owns the domain and has now parked it. It was owned by a paint company for years, so holding on to the domain name is not exactly cybersquatting The owner may be willing to 'sell' for the right price.
  8. If you are opening a GIF that is animated to edit or view it contents; you must rename the file extension from .gif to .agif to reveal its layers. There is a 'Read me" file in the "ImAGIF.FileType v0.13.zip" folder that explains its features and how to use it correctly.
  9. I assume that your are being rhetorical since I know nothing about the workings of CodeLab. I will be waiting for you to demonstrate how it works.
  10. I don't think that what you are asking is in the range of Paint.NET It seems like something that would be in the range of a presentation manager such as 'Power Point' and a spreadsheet such as 'Excel'. (There is open source freeware such as 'LibreOffice' and 'OpenOffice' , that can create documents which can be read and written to by the Microsoft Office apps that I mentioned above. It would take an app that lets you run scripting along with graphics. (Javascript, or the Canvas part of HTML5) Introduction to HTML 5: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrNodehead
  11. After I heard her I have viewed several of here videos. I will have to go my Amazon Prime Music account and see if I can add her to my play list. Thanks!
  12. Maybe an uninstall and re-install is in order. BTW: What happens when you run Paint.NET as an administrator? What happens if you run Paint.NET in 'safe-mode'?
  13. The point is that you should not have to make any adjustments. Any adjustments should made by the printing company. Some staff of printing companies are weak in their craft and are not masters of their equipment. Some of notions held by the staff people date back to information from the days of offset printing that used halftone lines and dots. Today's printers have its own print drivers and often come with great printing software that is independent of the app that created the image. They use sRGB and not CYMK. If you select a dimension for the image it calculates the DPI to print that image so that it will be pleasing. In fact large images such as highway bill boards may be printed at 6 DPI since they are viewed from far away. (larger dots but greater viewing distance) Small images like most photo graphs are viewed from up close need the a higher DPI than a posters that are viewed from several feet away. For monitors its PPI. A smartphone has more Pixels Per Inch than an 80 inch TV set. These are my favorite links on subject of DPI vs PPI: PPI vs DPI - Explained Properly (at last!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S2cnZ2QR70 dpi (Dots per inch) Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feGjpHXBAYc Understanding Resolution; PPI, DPI for Print and Digital | PhotoJoseph’s Photo Moment 2017-02-28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QveT_6BQ72o Myths #001 Do I need 300dpi? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33lWbu-m0Ew Image Size and Resolution Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp2Q2g0A5wc Pixel Density, Demystified https://vimeo.com/169809377
  14. Although this problem has little to do with Paint.NET I will offer this analogy as possible help to your understanding. Think of your image as 35 mm film transparency. It has a specific dimension ( 36×24 mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2). If I put the slide in a projector and project it onto a screen; the projection will be larger or smaller by using a zoom feature (or by adjusting the distance from the screen.) In my analogy the projector represents the printer. My point is that the dimension of the slide can remain constant while the size of the projection can be adjusted by the operator. If you feel that you need adjustments to your image simply double your image dimensions from 2200 x 3000 px to 4400 x 6000 px.
  15. I used the Pixel Stretch technique along with the G'MIC-qt Illuminate 2D Effect to create this:
  16. 'One man's pleasure is another man's pain!' I am one who is grateful that anti-aliasing is not applied automatically to my work. I like to have the option to apply it when, where, to what degree I need it!. When I do use it, it mostly done thru feathering, but sometimes it is done on whole images thru blurs and smoothing.
  17. Here is a link to a true 24 bit color image file: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/16777216colors.png It is 4096 x 4096 pixels. If opened in Paint.NET it is 96 DPI If opened in Krita it is 72 DPI If opened in Windows Paint it is 120 DPI It is the same image, so which is correct? The answer is that it does not matter until you print it to your desired dimensions! BTW: I have my works printed at our new local Fastsigns . I work directly with printing staff there. They have done excellent work on 'all' of my print projects from 13 x 19 inches up to 4 x 8 feet!
  18. Ego Eram Reputo is correct. PPI and DPI are not the same thing. Most of the canvases that I create in PDN are 5000 x 5000 px at a resolution of 96 PPI. At that resolution the image would print nicely to 52 x 52 inch paper. If I created the the canvas as 5000 x 5000 px at a resolution of 300 PPI it would print to an image size of ~ 17 x 17 inches. In both instances the image is 5000 x 5000 px. Consider this; the camera in my cell phone outputs to 18.7 MP (4992 x 3744 px), but the CMOS image sensor is only about a half inch square, but prints to poster size. Resolution deals with the image in pixels, while DPI is the size of drops of ink on a surface.