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How to make this effect? shading...
I did this on this image several months ago and I don't remember and I don't think I used any plugin.


Note: I don't know if I used "Pencil Sketch" because the content also changes.




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Here's how to do it without any plugins:


1) Run Paint.NET and press Ctrl+A then Del key to remove the default background layer.


2) Add a new layer and place the item there you wish to make into a cutout:





3) Use the eraser tool (large, like 50, hardness 100, no antialiasing) to erase around the part you want to keep:




4) Once that's done, duplicate your layer so that you have 2 copies of the cutout.


5) Select the middle layer.


6) Switch to the magic wand (0 tolerance) and select the transparent area.


7) Press Ctrl+I to invert your selection.  Now all of your cutout should be selected:




8 ) Select black as your primary color.


9) Press the Backspace key to fill your selection with black.


10) Press Ctrl+D to deselect your cutout.


11) Use Effects > Blurs > Gaussian Blur (radius to taste... here, I used 25):




12) Use Image > Flatten to finalize your image.


13) Remember to save as .PNG to maintain the transparency.  Here is the result:



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You could also use this plugin to achieve the effect on either of your images on a transparent background:

Drop Shadow 19 Feb 2008KrisVDM
Creates a highly configurable shadow around an object. Found in Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.See also: #8375
EffectActiveUntestedEffects > ObjectVandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.DropShadow.dll & Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.dll
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