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SOTW#236 - A Plugin You Have NEVER Used Before

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The theme this week is "A Plugin You Have NEVER Used Before"


Chosen by @barbieq25 SOTW #235 winner


This week you are challenged to design & create a signature with 'A Plugin You Have NEVER Used Before'


There are no examples.


As per @barbieq25:  You may use more than one plugin in the same sig or a different one for each entry.  You should state the the name and author of the plugin, but it has to be plugins you have never used before.



The deadline for entries is 2:00 PM EST (7:00 PM UK Time) on Saturday, April 17th, 2021.


Please see the World Clock for exact times.


This thread is for posting competition entries only.


If you want to talk about any of the entries, or ask a question regarding the competition, you can do so in the discussion thread found here.


Competition Rules:


Max dimensions are 500 x 200. Please NOTE: the forum limits signatures to 500 x 150. If it is too large, do not use it as your regular signature.


Please keep your signature family-friendly. Please keep to the theme that has been chosen.


You may modify or replace your image until the deadline.


Don't violate copyright laws with found images; links to source images would be courteous.


Your entry must be made using Paint.Net; please don't use an outside image editor.


Three (3) entries per entrant are allowed. Please make a separate post for each entry.


Signatures may be either horizontal or vertical.


Don't add links to larger versions of your signature. Your entry should be voted on based on the size laid out in rule #1.


Please keep larger versions of your work for your gallery.


The winner gets to choose the subject for the next competition. Good luck to all and thank you for entering.


A big thanks to: chrisco97, Sozo, TheHowler, Nitenurse79, Chimay, DrewDale & Pixey for keeping this comp going in the past!


Previous comps have included the following topics listed here. List compiled by MJW.

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Plugins I have not tried before:

  • Effects/Render/TR’s FireWorks by @TechnoRobbo
  • Effects/Blurs/Bidirectional Blur by @Tanel

Other plugins used that nonetheless deserve recognition:

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Click HERE to see my Pictorium of images I have worked on.




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Never used before plugins:

Helix by @Red ochre

Spiral by @MadJik

Fibonacci Fill by @Ego Eram Reputo


Eliminate Dark/Light by @ReMake

Cuboids by @Red ochre

Hexagonal Grid

Trail Blur by @MJW

True Blur by @Ed Harvey

Drop Shadow by @Kris Van Motten


Many, many layers & blend modes, erasers.

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Knowledge is no burden to carry.


April Jones, 2012

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Plugins never used before:  @Red ochre's String & Pin and @Xhin's Galaxy Transformation

Plugins I use frequently:  @TrevorOutlaw's Blur Blend and @toe_head2001's Inset Box Shadow


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Plugin never used before: @TechnoRobbo's Filament

Other plugins: @xod's Image Distortion, Cells, Bevel, Drop Shadow


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