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Nebulous texture (update ymd:20170922)


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Nebulous fractal texture





What's this?

This effect was a bonus in the bottom list of my pack of plugins without its post till now. It’s originally a sample provided by Tom for the CodeLab. So, I wanted this to do a bit more than a single pattern, adding sliders, angle chooser etc. 


The effect uses a formula to fill the canvas with a colored pattern (rainbow colors). 


:Warning:  This is a texture plugin. It replaces the selection (or fill the active layer if no selection).



Download it!

Plugin Nebulous.dll

ar.png Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/Nebulous.zip 


The MadJik's All plugins package is available!




How to install

Close Paint.net


Classic version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects


Microsoft Store version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents



The User interface

This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Texture.



X/Y factors

Horizontal/vertical frequencies.



Inner factor to add more color variation.


Disturbance factor/Horizontal/Vertical 

Add some extra chaos in this too neat texture.

Factor has to be more than 0 to work.



Draw from the center (symmetry) otherwise from the top-left corner.


Level of grays

If checked no color, just grays.


Transparency mode

Choose to have transparency based on darkest/lightest parts of the image, with soft (1) or hard (2) cut.


Color angle

Used to rotate around the colors spectrum (useful for animation).




The Examples:









Voilà! Enjoy!

Let me see what you could do with it!

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20 hours ago, MadJik said:



I love, love your 'Happy Guys', Madjik!   <3   Just makes me want to dance, dance, dance!!    :lol:

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