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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

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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:

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1: New doccument

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

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2: Make a rectangle

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

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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.

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4: Finishing Touches

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

Width: 1

Softness: 99

Color:

R:71

G:193

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.

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6: Flatten Image

CTRL+Shift+F

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This isn't very similar to the web design ad you showed. But I nevertheless like it somewhat. Try some more complicated effects next time though.

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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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This is what i made, and thanks for the opacity suggestion bespec squid.

I forgot to down size the canvas so resize took away the quality.

VistaAdStyle1.jpg

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