ReMake Posted January 25, 2021 Share Posted January 25, 2021 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it. This tutorial is an adaptation of the Photoshop tutorial Glowing Gel Text. This is the result from the Photoshop tutorial: Required Plugins: Note: Read first How to install Plugins. Align Object by @moc426 or Align Object by @xod PSFilterPdn by @null54 Curves+ by @pyrochild Plastic Wrap - Photoshop filter Note: How to install Plastic Wrap filter. Unzip the file Plasti.zip and put the PLASTI~1.8 BF file in the Effects folder (C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\ for the Classic version, or \...\Documents\paint.net App Files\Effects\ for the Microsoft Store version). 1. Create a New Document () with a size of 600x300px. In the Color window, set the default colors (). Fill () the image with black color. 2. Add a New () layer. Set the Primary color to white. Choose the Text () tool in the Tools window and type your text in the Arial Black font size of 108px. Align the text to the center of the image by applying the Align Object effect (Effects -> Align Object for @moc426's effect or Effects -> Object -> Align Object for @xod's effect). 3. Merge () layer down. Apply the Gaussian Blur () effect (Effects -> Blurs -> Gaussian Blur) with a Radius of 10. 4. Run the PSFilterPdn effect (Effects -> 8bf Filter). Click on the cross to the left of Artistic and select the Plastic Wrap filter. Click the Run Filter button. In the dialog box that opens, set: Highlight Strength: 5 Detail: 15 Smoothness:15 Click OK, then click OK in the 8bf Filter window. 5. Run the Curves+ (Adjustments -> Curves+). Adjust the curves as shown in the image below. Pay attention to the shape of the curves. Click OK and you will get the following result: You can apply other Curves+ settings, for example: and get the red color. You can download prepared presets for Curves+ (Glow_Green.xml and Glow_Red.xml): Glow presets for Curves+.zip For coloring, you can apply Color Filter by @Ed Harvey (Effects -> Color ->Color Filter) or Color Balance+ by @dpy (Adjustments -> Color Balance+) You can also apply Gradient Mapping by @pyrochild (Adjustments -> Gradient Mapping) and get this result: Note: The left color of the gradient bar must match the background color (black in this case). Preferably, but not necessarily. You can download prepared preset for Gradient Mapping (Glow_2Color.xml): Glow preset for Gradient Mapping.zip Note: All settings described in this tutorial are approximate and depend on image size and the desirable end result. 1 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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