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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 http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/ColorModulo.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.





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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  • 3 months later...

Color Modula

I become a nerd :-))))) or addicted to these experiences of success. Seriously, "no master has fallen from heaven yet", but it is worth emulating the masters. 
I have to choose the ball again to practice, so that it is not only round but also spherical.
Have a nice evening!




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The 3 D plugin looks very very complicated and I don't really dare to do it right now because I don't really understand it and there are so many other effects I want to try - especially the textures :-))))))
I learned the Magnifier effect after instructions, but unfortunately I forgot how to use it again and so I will use this effect again to learn. I could have used Magnifier well for the circle :-))))) I just didn't know where I could find this plugin anymore.
I found and applied this effect to embellish my work with the "Auto Chrome". 
By the way, Auto Chrome is a real challenge for me - it still limits me a lot. "But good things take time."


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