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The orange slices in the Vitamin C image look even better than your OOTF version. They could hardly be more realistic. The 700,00 image is also very convincing; both the numbers and the hammered-metal background. I particularly appreciate the detail of having the reflected highlights from the numbers illuminate the nearby background.

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@lynxster4 and @ReMake ... thanks guys.  A bit of a vanity piece really, but I don't have that when I look in the mirror anymore 🤣

 

@MJW ... thanks mate.  The 'vanity piece' is a lot of plugins. 

Background =Cell Texture/ Gaussian Blur/ Texture Shader with a Planetoid texture/ Sharpen+ /  Lines with Blend Modes and Trail Blur/ Motion Blur for the 'cutout'

Text = Planetoid/ Texture Shader/ Inner Shadow/ Bevel Object/ Trail Blur/ Alpha Mask

 

... so basically I couldn't do much without plugin authors.  

 

@thanks @IHaveNoName

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I love the texture in the 700 thousand image background - at first I thought you had used the Styrofoam tute.  I will have to try out your steps.  You certainly have a good memory.  Alas, when I'm making things I can never remember accurately the steps I used :(

 

Congratulations on your Galleria nomination too 🤗

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How I made Jennifer & Halle in Paint.net

My Gallery | My Deviant Art

"Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that animal their world is changed forever!" anon.

 
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On 11/30/2019 at 10:31 AM, Pixey said:

Alas, when I'm making things I can never remember accurately the steps I used :(

When I am using a plugin that I have not used often or has settings that I may want use in the future, I hit the Print Screen key to be saved in my DropBox cloud storage. There are probably other ways to automatically send the screen capture to a designated folder.

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21 hours ago, Pixey said:

You certainly have a good memory.   

 

You'd think.  I drive people mad with how bad it is.  Including myself.  The other week I went for a doctors appointment, only to get there and realise that surgery closed 3 months ago.  My wife thinks I don't listen.  I do.  Just goes out of my head

 

Another good one (or bad) was this morning.  Talking to a neighbour while we defrosted our cars. I went out for 3 hours.  Came back ... "oh I've left the gate open" ... came through the gate ..." oh s+*t I left the door open too"  Not telling my wife that one.  I can imagine the lecture now

 

But Paint.net I remember almost everything step wise.  Sometimes like @HyReZ I'll take screenshots of settings.  Especially Texture Shader, a little bit out on that and it can never be the same as the original

 

Thanks RE: the galleria

 

Thanks too to @Drydareelin

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Split Personality

 

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A dry run of a T-Shirt design I'm working on for someone.  Based on this PS Tutorial Model  (I'll have to choose a different one for the final version ... needs a top of the head ?)

 

 

PlugIns: Grid Warp/ Alpha Mask/ Outline Object/ Inner Shadow/  Black + White + / Cross Processing/ Trail Blur

 

Really not sure about the colouring ?  Thoughts anyone. As I appreciated the great eye you's all have.  It will only printed on black Tee's

 

Or there's Sepia and then Lomography on a duplicated layer ?  Or Soften Portrait on the first one ?  ( the one I'm leaning towards)

 

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I like the first image's coloring the best, but ....... I would not have slanted Seattle so much to the right - just me being a neat freak though 🙄

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I like number 3.  Number 2 may be too dark against a black tee.

 

Number 1 has more color but...I like the skin tone on 2 more...it has warmth to it. :)

 

 

@welshblue I re-read my comment. Doesn't make sense...I meant I like #3 more.

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<3 @welshblue:trophy:

 

I've been away a few days. And you've created such beautiful entries again. :star:
Sweets and orange looks excellent. "Split Personality" the colored my favorit.

Thank you for sharing your result!  :cake: :coffee:
 

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Gandhi

 

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Thanks for the feedback @Pixey @lynxster4 and @Seerose (also thanks for the kind words)

 

I can see where you're coming from Pixey ... the Sears tower and Seattle - but I think it's Shanghai.  There won't be a city scape in the final version.

 

He wants the colouring/ look of the 3rd one but use a model with a 'fuller' face / rotate the half faces differently / 3 different versions ... one with a classic Mini Cooper S (preferably with a lighting pod) ... one with a motorbike and one with a mountain biker ...  protruding at the right angle to stick out from the face. 

All those liable to change knowing him

 

People say to me ... oh graphic design must be a lot easier than my old career in the Forestry industry.  Nope. 

This project alone is giving me more stress than decades of that.  People change their minds.  Trees don't. 

They might try to kill you sometimes but they don't change their minds once they're falling 🙄

 

Thanks @Eli for the like

 

For the Cooper S ... working along these lines until I can find a different model

 

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Anyone know any good sites for stock images ?  Preferably royalty free 

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1 hour ago, welshblue said:

Anyone know any good sites for stock images ?  Preferably royalty free 

I have been a member of the Creative Commons since 2014.
I have contributed to this organization with both funding and images.
I have donated images through Pixabay.
Images by APMauldin aka "
HyReZ"
( I have also donated funds and images to the 
Wikimedia Commons.)
 

Here are links to image sources that are shared through the Creative Commons rules:
https://www.pexels.com
https://unsplash.com
https://pixabay.com


 

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48 minutes ago, welshblue said:

... and pixabay as I as mixing it up with PixelSquid.

Thanks for the PixelSquid info.
The source sounded familiar but I was confusing it with
Turobsquid

I use to get 3D vector objects from Turbosquid for rendering in Deep Exploration and iClone.
Some of the 3D objects also work in Blender.

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On 12/3/2019 at 9:43 AM, HyReZ said:

Turbosquid 

 

I find it a great resource for reference images of objects you can't physically get in front of you.  Lighting/ shading ... different perspectives.

There are some seriously good artists on there. Their renderings are truly fantastic and must admit, make me jealous of their skill

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My deepest apologies if I offended you welshblue. I honestly didn't mean anything sinister by it, towards you or anybody else.

The latest 3 images are wonderful. The oranges  seem to be dripping juice. Do these images take you a long time to do ? Where do you get your ideas from ? Have you got any tips on how you achieve such realism in your pieces ? The tee shirt design is very enigmatic as well as surreal, do you sell these online ? 

 

I'm sorry if that seems like a lot of questions welshblue, but I like to ask questions in order to learn

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@AspiringArtist ... no you didn't offend me.  Ever so slightly annoyed maybe.  TBH I've no time for 'leading' questions.  I'm always happy to answer any about my images or how to's though

 

 Time ?  It varies.  The Split Personality one took half an hour.  Others can take hours, days or weeks depending on time and mood.  Usually I've got multiple projects on the go and switch between them.  For example I've currently got all these going on.  Some may not get finished

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Ideas ? Mostly life.  Things I've experienced.  Objects around me.  Also sometimes total randomness.  

 

Tips ?  1.Never get dis-heartened.  2. Step back from an image after a while.  It'll almost certainly look different when you go back.  3. Have really good reference objects or images.  4. If it's becoming a chore, close down Paint.net for a while.  5. The biggie for me is that I have multiple files for an image.  One will always have every layer not merged.  Some have parts of it merged. That way you can always go back later on if something doesn't look right.  An example of using multiple files for the OoTF competition

 

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Also name layers.  I hardly ever do and kick myself when I'm clicking layers on and off, trying to find the one I want  It gets very frustrating if you've over 100 and more layers.

 

And nope my designs aren't online.  The printer sells them at car and bike shows/ festivals etc  Some go to boutique shops and some to wholesalers.

Sounds glamourous.  It's not really.  

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On 12/2/2019 at 3:28 PM, welshblue said:

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I think it would be cool, and add a bit of surrealism to have the path come out of the face.  By the way, the YouTube link up there isn't correct, any chance you could fix it?  I'd like to see the tutorial myself.

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9 hours ago, TrevorOutlaw said:

I think it would be cool, and add a bit of surrealism to have the path come out of the face.

 

Good idea.  I'll be revisiting this style for myself and  making a more weird image.  Hopefully.  😀

It's one of those that you could run away with

 

Link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNzaC0exWSQ

 

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Thank you @Seerose and @lynxster4 (in another thread)

 

After having the same combo for 9 years I thought it was time for a change. 

Weirdly, whilst I can make a lot of things in Paint.net I really with a new sig and avi combo'.  It was like losing my identity and wondering how to get it back.

 

Yep, I'm strange.  But proud 😜

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the Paint.Net team here.  A big thanks to all you who have supported my work and tutorials this year.  You guys really do rock.

Big thanks to the plugin authors for all the toys ... old and new ... and @Rick Brewster for all the development.  Us artists here are nothing without you peoples.

 

Thanks to @Ego Eram Reputo for being a sounding board ... just venting helps mate ... and @BoltBait ... who's jokes and music always raises my day.

Let's spare a thought for @Woodsy's family as we celebrate ... they go into their first Christmas without him.  

 

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Happy New Year and may only the good things visit you in 2020

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On 12/5/2019 at 8:05 PM, welshblue said:

Tips ?  1.Never get dis-heartened.  2. Step back from an image after a while.  It'll almost certainly look different when you go back.  3. Have really good reference objects or images.  4. If it's becoming a chore, close down Paint.net for a while.  5. The biggie for me is that I have multiple files for an image.  One will always have every layer not merged.  Some have parts of it merged. That way you can always go back later on if something doesn't look right.

 

Thank you for the tips welshblue. Work is all consuming at this time of year therefore I haven't had any chances to practice.

Is there anything you cannot do ? The animation is very well made but the Arthurian image is jaw dropping. There is such great detail and colour in it. It's very much like cold day on a Scottish Loch.

There are some wonderful artists here but this is the gallery all newcomers should be pointed towards to show the versatility of the software and it's capabilities.

I don't want to upset or especially anyone but there isn't much here that comes close to the photo quality of realism - detail  in your images. Or your tutorials for that matter.

What part of Wales are you from as I'm there for a month with work in the new year. It will be nice to be back on British soil.

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