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Futuristic looking frame - How do I do that?


Saia
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Greetings people of the forum,

Normally a lurker I was unfortunately not able to find anything to help me out with my issue.

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As you can see in this picture there are two semi transparent boxes on the bottom left corner. Since this is a stream overlay text is supposed to go there, however, as it is now, there whole thing is a bit plain and I want to make it a bit prettier! So the current idea is, that I frame those boxes with like a futuristic looking border hugging the "display". However, I got no idea how to do that. Furthermore, if that is not possible with Paint.net or is just possible in a very low quality (like really really badly) what would you suggest in place of those metallic frames?

 

Thanks for the help :) 

Saia

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Hello Saia, if you can give the bokes a glassy look would be nice I think. Something to match the "sails" glassy-sails-506e2d5.png

 

Maybe this tutorial can help you. I think you can transfer some of the techniques to a rectangle.

 

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46 minutes ago, dipstick said:

It is certainly possible to do in PDN. Your problem however is in a lack of imagination, not execution. You need to first come up with a good idea in detail, then execute that idea using layers, blending modes, and/or filters.

 

Good luck and have fun.

Hmmm I think I just described it very badly. For that I probably should add up on this:

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Those parts now marked in red ornamented in something along the lines of this just with more appropriate colors to not stand out too much. However I have no idea how to make this kind of texture. That's what I would need help with (also I would like to have it a bit more detailed than the image shown with parts seemingly having more ports etc, but I guess that is already pushing it for my skill).

 

@Eli

Thank you very much for the tutorial I will look into it immediately!

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