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okay...put the plugins in the proper folder...restarted....uninstalled paint.net...reinstallled paint.net...and my brushes/effects are STILL missing.

I have paint.net v3.5.7 and windows 7 os. what am i doing wrong this time?

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...and my brushes/effects are STILL missing.

....what am i doing wrong this time?

If you are having trouble with a specific plugin, like Custom Brushes, please post your problem in the thread related to that plugin.

Please also read through the entire thread relating to that plugin as you may find that your problem has cropped up before and the solution has already been posted.

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What is the format of the brushes?

If they are .abr files they need to be extracted before they can be used.

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http://forums.getpai...post__p__315365

they are all .dll

i just copy and pasted them into the proper folder like everyone said and...nothing.

@Ego Eram Reputo: and i don't mean just brushes, i mean any effects i've downloaded so far.

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Are you referring to CustomBrushesMini.dll?

That's a plugin that allows the use of custom brushes in Paint.NET.

Any brushes that go in the Custom Brushes folder,

to be used by Smudge, need to be image files.

Like .png preferably.

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What are the .dll file names, specifically?

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its the pryochild basic pack with smudge and metalize and liquify and twist....none of those work.

I even got the custombrushesmini.dll and did as the readme.txt said....that doesn't pop up either.

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OK. Those aren't brushes, those are effect plugins.

And they do belong in the Effects folder, not the Custom Brushes folder.

If you have them installed in the Effects folder already, close and open Paint.NET.

If they still don't show in the Effects menu or a sub-menu,

make a full-size screenshot of your open Effects folder

showing the contents and the full path in the address field.

Post the direct link of the screenshot here.

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http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/

http://imageshack.us/

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I seem to be having a problem with plug-ins not being accessible as well. Below is the contents of my Effects directory:

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I have "unblocked" the DLLS. Reinstalled Paint.Net. Tried creating an Effects directory in the Paint.NET User Effect directory and everything else I can think of. What am I missing?

Thank you very much for the help.

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If you are also using the latest version of pyrochild plugins, then I don't know.

Maybe run PdnRepair.exe

Typically:

"C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\PdnRepair.exe"

Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have helped. I'll see whether I can get the program to work on another computer. Hopefully, it's just some interaction with something else I'm running.

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I'm an intermediate newbie;-), means I get there on the 3rd or 4th try. Maybe the 5th or 6th try. Just installed several plugin pac's for the first time. Couldn't find some of the effects where they should of been in the drop down menus, then noticed I had put a folder containing some of the plugin's in the effects folder. Went back, moved the DLLs files from the folder to the effects folder, deleted the old folder, aha the new effects were now on the menu. So, for all of you who can't find an effect after you have installed the plugin, make sure you only put the DLLs files in the effects folder. I know, simple thing, but..............we're newbies.:-)

Another general suggestion I've found useful after using Paint 2 or 3 years is build your own help file. Make a folder in your documents section or where ever, name it Paint Tutorials or some such thing, the when you come to the forums, find your answer, copy/paste into a note and save to your folder. In 6 months it will save you a trip back to the forums, trying to remember just where you found whatever you needed. The guys who create all these neat things put info on where to find stuff, how to use it and so on which I have copied and pasted into my Paint folder for the plugins I nabbed. Great reference. Thanks for all the hard work.

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Just remember that not all plugins go in the /Effects/ folder.

Plugins that extend Paint.Net's ability to load/save certain types of files (we call them filetype plugins) go in the /Filetypes/ folder.

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