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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 


The MadJik's All plugins package is available! 



How to install



Classic version of

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


Microsoft Store version of

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/ 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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@lynxster4 I hope you dance better than these stickmen ! When I made this I had the word madness in mind. Glad to see it brings some happiness!


New version soon (work in progress):






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@Eli really? Not recently! But I heard this so often during my youth! And you're right they wear the colors I put in the background. Yes look again!


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