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Thanks to @Vagabondifor explaining to me how the Gallery works and encouraging me to make one. I hope you enjoy some of my works that never end up the way I imagined but they organically appear eventually. To view image in full, please click the thumbnail.

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Deceitful Treats

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Museum Display

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The Light is Coming . . . .

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The Great Conjunction of 2020

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Relaxation the Next Morning

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US Capitol Building

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Out of this World

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Celebration!

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Rocking Jeans in the USA

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Playing with Snow

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Avatar Potion

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Just Another Day in the Neighborhood

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Peter Rabbit Magic

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Happy New Year PDN Community. From: Ladybug

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Oh and forgot to say that the poinsettia is an image I have from a clipart disc and the Peter Rabbit image I had purchased eons ago for when I was making birth announcements for my first born.

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Happy New Year PDN Community. From: Ladybug

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Welcome to the club! :smallerpdnlogo:

I really like the snowy signature and the polar bear picture is wonderful (there is something catching and touching about it).

 

1 hour ago, Ladybug said:

I am still a noob

 

A noob that has just won the Autumn competition sharing the 1st place with Lynx Da Beast!

 

Keep learning and trying, creating and updating. :star::Swatch:

 

 

PS. May I say it - check these two plugins: AA's Assistant from @dpy's pack and Edge Fader Extreme  by @TechnoRobbo. Both are super useful for smoothing object edges of all kinds. ;)

 

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2 hours ago, Vagabondi said:

Welcome to the club! :smallerpdnlogo:

I really like the snowy signature and the polar bear picture is wonderful (there is something catching and touching about it).

 

 

A noob that has just won the Autumn competition sharing the 1st place with Lynx Da Beast!

 

Keep learning and trying, creating and updating. :star::Swatch:

 

 

PS. May I say it - check these two plugins: AA's Assistant from @dpy's pack and Edge Fader Extreme  by @TechnoRobbo. Both are super useful for smoothing object edges of all kinds. ;)

 

Haha @barbieq25. I appreciate your kind comment :). I do tend to like snow themed things.

 

Thanks @Vagabondi for the plugin recommendations. I do have AA's Assistant but I really don't fully understand what it does other that it's magic when a Tutorial calls for it. I did not have Edge Fader Extreme and installed it. Can't wait to use it to fix some images. My edges always give me trouble and sometimes I spend too much time trying to clean them up.

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6 hours ago, Ladybug said:

My edges always give me trouble and sometimes I spend too much time trying to clean them up.

The way I get crisper images is to increase the size by 400% So if my final image is to be 500 x 200 I make the original image 2000 x 800 & then when I am done I decrease to 25%. AA Assistant is great but when using 4x the size Gaussian Blur can also work for you.

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9 hours ago, Ladybug said:

I do have AA's Assistant but I really don't fully understand what it does

 

These plugins (both AAA and Edge Fader) work only if your object is on a separate layer with transparent background. That is the principle.

 

Add new layer > Draw your object (planet or whatever) > Run AAA (2-3 times if one is not enough). 👇 Only after that you can flatten the image.

 

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Remember, if you draw your objects on the same background they are not "objects". They become part of the picture the moment you finish the line. And you cannot do anything to them separately.

 

New layer is your friend. As long as your "object" (text, rabbit, planet etc.) is on a separate layer, you can apply as many changes as you want without influencing the rest of the image. 👩‍🎓

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Great images @Ladybug!  <3  I, also, like the 'Merry Christmas' lettering. It looks so real, like fluffy snow.

 

Snow globe and polar bear are adorable, too.  BBQ and Vagabondi gave you some great tips on perfecting your images.

 

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.  😊   P.S. Love your new Xmas sig!

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Oooooooo what a wonderful start to your Gallery @Ladybug 🌟 Your Christmas images are lovely - and you've now got me in the mood 🎄 That Christmas text is wonderful. 

 

So nice to have you on here and I'm really enjoying your works <3

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@barbieq25 and @Vagabondi, those are great tips. Appreciate you showing the outcome from running AA's Assistant so I can visually see what exactly some of these wonderful plugins do. I know for the candy text the tut says to run AA's 17x at one point and I was like Okaaaaay lol. The outcome was fun though. You are are all so nice to impart your editing expertise.

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Another very useful tip that I learnt way back, was to put as much as you can on a separate layer, name layers (esp. initially) & keep a PDN file of your work as well as a flattened image file. Really great when you want to use a part of the image again later.

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On 11/30/2020 at 4:30 AM, barbieq25 said:

Another very useful tip that I learnt way back, was to put as much as you can on a separate layer, name layers (esp. initially) & keep a PDN file of your work as well as a flattened image file. Really great when you want to use a part of the image again later.

Yes @barbieq25 that tip is a good one. I do know understand better the power of layers and also to keep the pdn file even if I made the image into a flat file. So many times I have wanted to use an element from one file but I deleted it. I now keep it all!

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6 hours ago, JulioCoolio said:

Lovely art here! I love the snow globe one, love the textures and details you put into that one. I think the blur in Peter Rabbit makes it that much more realistic. The polar bear one I really like too with the different textures.

Thanks @JulioCooliofor the nice comments. The polar bear image I sure had a lot of fun with since it just sort of sprung from me wanting to make some snow covered mountains. And the more I worked on it the more the final product with the polar bear emerged. He was not even in my imagination at the beginning lol. He was off fishing elsewhere. As for the snow globe, the actual image is one I had purchased to make birth announcements (I wrote that in my second comment) but I did soften it and run some plugins to make it blend better. Also @Vagabondisuggested I run AA's Assistant and it did help with my jaggedly lines.

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Added these to my first post of creations. Thank you all for your inspiration through your work and also with sharing how to use PDN's more advanced features. Slowly learning :)

 

Relaxation the Next Morning

 

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US Capitol Building

 

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Out of this World

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Celebration!

 

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Rocking Jeans in the USA

 

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Happy New Year PDN Community. From: Ladybug

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It is so interesting to watch you learning new tricks and collecting effects... The vase texture in "Next Morning" is Dot Matrix, right?

 

Glad to see the disc case again - I wanted to take another look at it (but you know that already). ;)

 

Love the Capitol graffiti - so artistic.

 

You got style. Keep creating and thanks for sharing. That fresh energy in the beginning - nothing compares to it. :OilPaintingEffect::Swatch:

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Thank you for the encouraging review @Vagabondi. The vase is a pear shape from lynxter4's pack with the top erased and the texture is from the plugin Dots (if that is what you meant by dot matrix). I am proud of that disc case lol. It has room for improvement of course but I was thrilled to have created another Shape with more complexity than my birdhouse one. I was pleased of the outcome of the capitol building. The original photo is from a photo I took when in D.C and then I just kept trying different effects till it was finished. The photo kinda "told me" how it wanted to be portrayed as I worked, if that makes sense. It's like magic how these effects work on different pics.

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In honor of The Great Conjunction of 2020 (which can be viewed today IRL), I created this quick pic. And yes I know Jupiter is bigger than Saturn but its taken from a different perspective with Jupiter being further away.

 

The Great Conjunction of 2020

 

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Loving the new additions @Ladybug <3 Each one has a 'story' to tell :)  Wow those planets are just perfect 👍  So glad you saved the CD case for here, as it deserved to be shown.  'Celebration' really pops and the Christmas scene is so sweet 🤶 🎅 Keep 'em coming - you are very imaginative :) The Capital image came out really well 🏠 and very fitting for Christmas t78015.gif

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Thanks @Pixey for the kind comments. I had a lot of fun making Relaxation the Next Morning for a Christmas themed pic. I am getting better at planets, thank you :) I improved on making planet rings! As for the CD case, I was encouraged to put it in my pictorium.

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18 hours ago, Ladybug said:

The vase is a pear shape from lynxter4's pack

 

Creative mind detected - @lynxster4 have you seen this? :lightning:

 

18 hours ago, Ladybug said:

The photo kinda "told me" how it wanted to be portrayed as I worked, if that makes sense.

 

You bet. They do it to me all the time.

 

 

PS. Agree with @Pixey - new planets are fine. Now you're one of us :fear:

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WOW!  So many new pics @Ladybug!  You did a fantastic job on 'The Great Conjunction of 2020'.  <3

 

Great use of shapes in 'Relaxation the Next Morning'.  'Celebration!' catches my eye and I keep going back to it.

 

'US Capitol Building' is very good, also...'Arty Thing'?   Well done!!  You are moving right along and I look forward to seeing more.

 

Merry Christmas!!  😊

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@c0njuct1on_559 welcome to the PDN forum. I have learned a lot here from the very encouraging people on this site. I am sure you will build a great Pictorium gallery in no time as it becomes addicting, lol. I am relatively new to learning the more advanced features of PDN. Have used PDN for many years but it was mostly to touch up a photo here or there. Jump right in and learn from this vast community, but just remember to read the rules of posting first so you post in the right places. I goofed when I first came here and had to read and learn where certain posts go. Once again, welcome and thanks for the compliment.

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