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I have searched and found a number of tuts on how to create glassy icons and spheres. When I try to apply that to a screen shot I fail miserbaly. I did find one that I thought might help but there were no screens shots and I could not follow it.

Here are the results I have achieved so far and as you can see they are horrible.

Do y'all know of a tut or instructions on how to do this?


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Nope what I meant at all.. though I always wondered about those as well.

I want to make the screen shot somewhat photorealistic... just like glassy buttons have that sheen to them.. I want my screen shots and other pictures I have drawn like my logo etc to have that as well....

Oh and I am a she not a he...girlz rule!

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For Aero/glassy screenshots, I highly recommend Window Clippings, http://www.windowclippings.com

It can take a screenshot in Vista/Win7 and also fully extract the alpha channel for a window. It also has a "Send to Paint.NET" feature where it will send the screenshot straight to Paint.NET, and it will already be set up as "Untitled" (i.o.w. it won't have the filename of the temporary PNG file).

Try loading this image up in Paint.NET:


The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

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That is an awesome program thank you for that!

Unfortuently though it does not get me any further. I still would like to know how to do it myself. Besides it will not always be screen shots. I have other images on which I would like to use the same effect.

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