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6 minutes ago, LionsDragon said:

it kind of looks like he wants to make a scrapbook effect? Maybe?

 

He wants to "combine" two such articles. He hasn't ask for realizing the torn-paper-effect itself. Now I ask (myself) what he really want. Stitching together? Overlay with additional shadows?

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Just now, IRON67 said:

 

He wants to "combine" two such articles. He hasn't ask for realizing the torn-paper-effect itself. Now I ask (myself) what he really want. Stitching together? Overlay with additional shadows?

 

Good point! I totally overlooked that part (need more coffee).

 

 

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Thanks for the help.

The video is for an older version, and the menus are a bit different.

 

So I went throught the "Corrugated Cardboard" tutorial, but am stuck at Step 14: Even though I installed the two plug-ins (by copying the DLLs in "c:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\" and running the installer, respectively), there's no plug-in named "Drop Shadow" anywhere in the Effects menu:

 

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14) Use the 'Drop Shadow' (ds.png) plugin with Widening Radius at 0, Blur Radius at 2, Shadow Color at Black... other parameters stay at default values

 

Has it been renamed recently?

 

Thank you.

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20 minutes ago, littlebigman said:

Has it been renamed recently?

Nope. It's still in the same place: Effects -> Object -> Drop Shadow...  - now actual in version 3.8.0.0. by Kris Vandermotten (Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.DropShadow.dll)

 

BTW: If you have placed the new DLL while running Paint.NET you have to restart it to make it available in the menu.

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I don't have it.

 

Do I need to perform extra steps after 0) stopping Paint.net, 1) unzipping the DLLs from the AA's Assistant zip files into Paint.NET's Effects sub-directory, 2) running the Drop Shadow installer, and 3) restarting P.net?

 

Here are the files I have:

Directory of c:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects
04/05/2014  14:54            13.312 AA's_Assistant.dll
25/10/2011  19:54             9.216 Alpha2Gray.dll
04/05/2014  14:54             7.168 Alpha_to_0.dll
04/05/2014  14:54             7.168 Alpha_to_255.dll
04/05/2014  14:54             9.216 BlackandAlpha+.dll
25/10/2011  20:31            10.752 Burninate.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            13.312 CircleText.dll
25/10/2011  19:27             9.728 ColorBalance.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            12.288 dpyColorBalance.dll
28/10/2011  15:23             8.192 Dream.dll
03/02/2017  16:45                 0 files.txt
19/01/2017  01:13            17.408 FillFromClipboard.dll
19/01/2017  01:13            18.432 FillFromFile.dll
25/10/2011  20:33             7.680 Flip.dll
19/01/2017  01:13            23.040 FloydSteinbergDithering.dll
25/10/2011  19:28            10.752 GaussianBlurPlus.dll
28/10/2011  15:07             8.704 Gray2Alpha.dll
19/01/2017  01:13            11.264 GridCheckerboard.dll
19/01/2017  01:13           124.416 HSVGradients.dll
19/01/2017  01:13           444.928 HueSatPlus.dll
25/10/2011  19:29            11.776 Landscape.dll
19/01/2017  01:13           560.640 LevelHorizon.dll
19/01/2017  01:13            12.288 MemeMaker.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            10.240 Metallize.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            10.240 MultiThreshold.dll
25/10/2011  19:29             8.704 ObjectFeather.dll
19/01/2017  01:13            66.560 ObjectTools.dll
19/01/2017  01:13            12.288 OilPaintingPlus.dll
25/10/2011  20:34            10.240 OldFeather.dll
26/08/2008  17:38            10.240 Outline.dll
25/10/2011  19:45            10.240 PasteAlpha.dll
25/10/2011  19:39            10.752 Pastel.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            12.288 Perspective.dll
25/10/2011  19:30            10.752 PhotoAdjustments.dll
25/10/2011  19:31            11.264 Polygon.dll
04/05/2014  14:54             8.192 pxEexpansion.dll
28/10/2011  15:25             1.489 Rainbow Palette.txt
19/01/2017  01:13           374.784 RemoveDust.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            13.312 RotateText.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            13.312 RotateTextSUI.dll
04/05/2014  09:52            11.776 Rotate_Zoom+.dll
19/01/2017  01:13           486.912 SeamCarving.dll
30/10/2011  09:18            21.504 SelectionTools.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            16.384 SpeechBubble.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            24.576 SpiralText.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            39.936 Textplus.dll
25/10/2011  19:32             9.216 Transparency.dll
19/01/2017  01:13            21.504 VignettePlus.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            15.360 WaveText.dll
04/05/2014  14:54            24.576 WaveTextSUI.dll

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5 minutes ago, littlebigman said:

Do I need to perform extra steps

No. Maybe you placed it in a wrong folder or ...

 

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unzipping the DLLs from the AA's Assistant zip

...you have the wrong ZIP. Thats not for the Shadow Plugin.

 

Go here.

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Thanks. I installed both plug-ins since they are mentioned in the tutorial.

 

Maybe I didn't run the installer correctly before: Now, I can see a bunch of  Vandermotten.*.dll in "c:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects.

 

For newbies like me wanting to do the same thing, you only need the Drop Shadow plug-in, and use the Lasso tool: For each picture you want to edit…

  1. Use the Lasso Select tool to select a wavy ripped edge on the picture.
  2. Delete the selection with DEL
  3. Perform the above steps for all the pictures
  4. Create a new picture, and copy/paste the pictures you just edited.

Thank you all.

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