MadJik Posted August 29, 2017 Share Posted August 29, 2017 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it A way to create a straw for your lemonade drink First of all, try to work with large images (4000x4000) the finishing will be better after reduction. But for this tutorial I will use 400x400. Plugins needed: Gridmaker https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=4175 Paneling (optional) https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=2617 Shape3D https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=18968 (be sure to have the latest version if you want to use the XML files) 1. Create your image (400x400 in my case). The color of the background will be the main color of the straw. White is good but you could test other colors. <-- yes it is a white image 2. Add a new layer. Run Gridmaker plugin with these settings. 25 is to have 16x16 squares checker. This number (16) should by a multiple of 4 for a better result. 3. Using the magic wand tool select the 8 white squares of the top line. 4. Hide the top layer. The white layer is now active with the 8 selected squares. Press M to switch to movement mode. Click and drag to make the selection on the full height of the image. 5. Choose the primary and secondary colors you want for the lines of the straw. And with the paint bucket fill each part of the selection with primary and secondary colors alternatively. 6. These lines are too width. To shrink them invert the selection (Ctrl+I). The white bars are selected. Press Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V (copy and paste). You should be in movement mode (if not press M). Use the right cursor key (on the keyboard) to move the white bars 6 to 10 times (pixels) on the right (over the colored bars). 7. Press Enter to finish the selection. This was easy till now! 8. You could let the bars vertical or you could rotate them to create a regular spiral around the straw. For the second choice, we need to create an endless texture with the bars (bar going out of the image on the right side must fit with another bar entering on the left side. Use the Rotate/zoom tool (Ctrl+shift+Z) with these settings: 9. You could check if the image is seamless by using the paneling plugin. if you move horizontally you should have continuous lines without step. Vertically doesn't matter for this tutorial. 10. Last step. Use the Shape3D plugin with these settings (or xml file). http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/straw.xml (right-click, save as...) Green are required, Orange are as you want to play with rotation, size, light, etc. Final result Have you ever looked Inside? Other examples. This is the xml for "Inside the straw" http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/strawinside.xml (right-click, save as...) Enjoy! 4 3 Quote My DeviantArt | My Pictorium | My Plugins | Donate via Paypal Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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