Color Modulo texture (tool) (ymd:20170922)

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Color Modulo texture (tool)




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 tool I made to find out how a picture is distorted/transformed by over effects (useful with Shape 3D). This plugin can effectively assist the XY Coord effect.


This tool uses the color channels to create a variation (modulo) from the ranges of the sliders (mini – maxi). Red is a modulo on the x-axis, green is on the y-axis, blue is oblique. Sliders for channels are limited from 0 to 255.


The effect works better when the ranges are entire divisors to have regular sections. Example for an 800x600 image, good values are 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, and so on.


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



Download it!

Plugin ColorModulo.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.





Red/Green/Blue mini / maxi

Horizontal/vertical frequencies.


Link the channels

Check to use only Red values for all channels (easier for squares).


Width spectre

Check to use ratio to cover from 0 to 255 even this a small range (less colors more contrast). Uncheck to use the range defined by mini-maxi.



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


Transparency mode

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



Add a sublevel of measurement.



The Examples:









Voilà! Enjoy!

Let me see what you could do with it!

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