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How to make a Vista-style ad [easy]


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Alright everyone this is my first tut on this board. Please give feedback


What is Required:

paint.NET (duh)

Outline Object http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5715

I was on the internet the other day, and I saw this ad:


1: New doccument

Make a new doccument. Add a new layer. :AddNewLayer: Delete the "Background" layer.


2: Make a rectangle

Make a filled :ShapeInterior: rectangle in this color: 448FFF


3: Let's use some effects!

Magic Wand :MagicWandTool: the rectangle. Now make the secondary color: 3550FF. Select the gradient :GradientTool: feature: :RadialGradient: Radial. Make a gradient circle in the middle.


4: Finishing Touches

Deselect. (in the Edit menu) Now run the outline object using the following settings:

Width: 1

Softness: 99




B: 255

Now run the glow tool (under photo>glow) using these settings:

Radius: 6

Brightness: -100

Contrast: 10

5: The final effect

Create a new layer. :AddNewLayer: Create a white Rectangle over the top of the main one. Set opacity on that layer to 110.


6: Flatten Image



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Nice one jake, what effects?

Paint bucket with fill option set to diagonal, secondary color transparent

On a fully transparent layer, magic wand rectange, outline selection.

1 px outline object on white text + drop shadow

duplicate black text layer, invert, gaussian blur

That's about it I think.

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