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I am a brand new Newbie, and have read everything I could get my hands on about downloading plugins, posting, forum rules, system requirements, and latest versions of pdn.

I have pdn version 3.36 and am running XP sp2. I am using FireFox 3. My Scripts are enabled. AdvastAntivirus is on.

When I navigate to the plugins page and choose Simon B's plugin pack (including CustomBrushesMini), I see a list of plugins.

After selecting CustomBrushesMini, I get a second page showing a sample menu for CustomBrushesMini and DOWNLOAD at the top of the page. Upon clicking Download, I am returned to the original page, Simon B's plugin pack (including CustomBrushesMini). I was expecting to download a file and install it in the pdn\effects folder. Apparently, I haven't read enough yet.

I really enjoy pdn, and would like to learn more about plugins and how to use them. Could someone please get me going on the right track, so that I can learn the ins and outs on my own?

Thanks in advance,


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Thanks for the tip Simon.

I dropped CustomBrushesMini.dll into the effects folder. I dropped all the contents of File Types into the File Types folder. I restarted pdn. I dropped down the effects menu. I chose cbm and have no available brushes.

I also found a thumb cache at that is empty.

I checked the forum for help. BoltBait's Pages - Installing Effects, suggests: Just drop this DLL file in your \program files\Paint.NET\effects directory and you should be all set.

My Search attempt returned the following:

The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: plugin custombrushesmini+plugin.

You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 21 characters excluding wildcards.

Any suggestions?

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Import brushes takes me to a window titled: Draw with Custom Brushes... Look In: Paint.NET, a folder from My Documents that I use to save my work.

After navigating around a bit, I find a thumb cache at that is empty.

Was I wrong to unzip your files to the desktop, and then drop them into their appropriate folders?

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Thumb cache is irrelevant, it's just used by CBM to store thumbnails.

CustomBrushesMini doesn't come with brushes - you have to make them yourself or download them. You can install them by placing PNG files of the brushes in the Custom Brushes folder (not thumbcache). You can download brushes from here, and there is also a tutorial for converting Photoshop brushes for use in PDN.

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Please ask all plugin-related questions in the thread for that plugin.


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