Ego Eram Reputo Posted May 17, 2009 Share Posted May 17, 2009 When developing the techniques to create Stereograms (stereogram tutorial), I came up with a number of plugin tools to make the work easier. I'm wondering if these should be released to the general forum? ShiftIt.dll The first tool I developed. It simply moves a layer/selection by a number of pixels. Directions are Left/Right and Up/Down. This tool was useful at first (especially when I needed to repeat the shift multiple times and could do so with Ctrl+F 😉 ), but became largely obsolete after I developed the next two. PDN has to have some way of doing this that I missed right? Echo.dll Tiles from the top left corner in selectable width/height strips. Made to ease the creation of stereogram backgrounds. In the end I was doing this so often I made a Scriptlab script to hack out backgrounds in the twinkling on an eye! Running this plugin replaces steps 3-9 in the tutorial. Although I didn't use the vertical tiling when creating backgrounds, it seemed appropriate to include this facility in the plugin.  run it on an entire layer, not a selection [/edit]. Backfill.dll The heart of the stereogram technique is the backfilling. This plugin takes the cutout element and makes both the initial right shift (step 17) and also does the backfilling (steps 18-26) in one go. You'll find these three plugins in the (temporary) folder Effects>>Stereogram for evaluation purposes. I'm almost certain to release "Backfill", and tempted to release "Echo". Does "ShiftIt" merit release? Your opinions are welcomed. Stereogram Tools.zip 1 1 Quote ebook: Mastering Paint.NET | resources: Plugin Index | Stereogram Tut | proud supporter of Codelab plugins: EER's Plugin Pack | Planetoid | StickMan | WhichSymbol+ | Dr Scott's Markup Renderer | CSV Filetype | dwarf horde plugins: Plugin Browser | ShapeMaker Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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