TrevorOutlaw

Create Dispersion Effect in Paint.NET [Slight Update]

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@TrevorOutlaw Thanks for showing me the basic concepts. Learned a few things with Alpha Mask and Brush Factory.

Artistic freedom used to enhance with a few other plugins. Trail and Scatter to name a few. Here's my end result.

 

 

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@Ego Eram Reputo It was time I contributed something back to this fine community of PDN users.

 

@AndrewDavid Now, that's trippy.  I'm glad to have helped.  For some people, alpha masking is very troubling, so the technique I hope will open the door to potentials unleashed.

 

@LionsDragon Let see what you come up with.

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Thanks for the tutorial.

 

Additionally,  if you want smaller and finer, sand-like dissolving particles, you can duplicate the layers with the scattering particles on, go to Effects>>Distort>>Frosted Glass and play around with the maximum and minimum scatter radius. I have gotten to use the built-in Frosted Glass effect for sand-like dissolving textures and I think, that built-in plugin needed some love and would make this technique even better.

 

 

 

 

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Not so easy getting the bits to keep right.  Had a quick play ... nice technique because there's some great disedegration images out there.

One I'll definitely play with again (and no doubt again after that)  Next time without a background

 

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One question ... why play with bucket fill tolerances when you can add a white or black layer below the relevant colour mask layer and merge them to get your mask ?

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8 hours ago, welshblue said:

One question ... why play with bucket fill tolerances when you can add a white or black layer below the relevant colour mask layer and merge them to get your mask ?

 

Because I'm lazy!  :P

 

Seriously...I have found, purely by accident, that sometime the brush leaves a bit too much on the canvas, and I thought that by reducing it a wee bit would be quicker than having to add a black or white layer below the brush.  Efficiency is what I aim for in many of my projects.  It's the electronic technician in me, I guess.

 

By the way, nice job with the effect in your image.  I think if you had erased a bit of the backside, the effect would be more pronounced.

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20 hours ago, TrevorOutlaw said:

  I think if you had erased a bit of the backside, the effect would be more pronounced.

 

Some would say Bale needs a kick up the backside sometimes ... so I left it in.  Plus having a background made the whole thing a lot harder

 

Addictive this.  A lot easier with PS,  but nothing that comes easy is satisfying ... 

 

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Original Model ( it's tricky explaining why you're looking at lots of images of pretty women ...)

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@Seerose Very nice attempt.  Two suggestions: try not to make it obvious you used liquify the model, and where you want the dispersion effect to start, make it looks like the witch is dissolving.

 

@welshblue Very nice!  I especially like the crack across the face, it gives that surreal feel to it.  I agree that it would be easier in Photoshop, which is why I am patiently waiting for someone to make a plug-in as requested here

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A plug-in like you requested would be great, and would take some of the guess work out of some masks, but I guess nothing that comes easy is as satisfying.

 

This tutorial is addictive ... I won't post the one of Donald Trump in case the black suits come for me :plug:

 

Edit ... i'm not laughing at the US ... we've got Theresa May and Boris Johnson :|

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