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Star Glow Plugin

 

starglow12.jpg 

 

 

What's this?

This is a plugin under Effect/Stylize menu. You should use it to add some shiny glow to your image.

Faster than the sparkles effect, it changes the value of the pixels instead of drawing lines or circles.

It just offers the possilibity to select the 8 radius to be on/off...

 

 

Download the DLL

Plugin StarGlow.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png

 

 

The MadJik's All plugins package is available !

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=7186

 

 

How to install

Close Paint.net

 

Classic version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects

 

Microsoft Store version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents

 

 

The User interface

This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Stylize.

starglow_UI.png

 

Mini / Maxi : set the range of values for the luminosity to test.

Each color found on the image between mini and maxi will be a source of a glow.

Red / Green / Blue : set the color chanel to test or not.

Ray/Diag Up/Down/Left/Right: check the box to draw the described ray.

Black: check the box to draw the ray in black, instead white.

Examples:

Model / Result :

starglow11.jpg  starglow12.jpg

 

Model / Result :

starglow21.jpg  starglow22.jpg

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Timbo128 said:

Something wrong with this plugin?

Something? What is that something? That is to say, what went wrong?

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10 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

Something? What is that something? That is to say, what went wrong?

 

No matter the settings in the effect-

(first pic is work layer)

NOTE- using latest Paint.net version (4.0.21)

 

IMAGE.png

pdnSB.png

Edited by Timbo128

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13 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

Something? What is that something? That is to say, what went wrong?

 

Of further note, can't seem to get the Lens Flare to work, either...

Thanks!

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7 hours ago, Timbo128 said:

No matter the settings in the effect-

The effect wasn't considering the alpha channel.

Download it from the first post it should be better. 

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On 3/11/2018 at 5:04 AM, MadJik said:

The effect wasn't considering the alpha channel.

Download it from the first post it should be better. 

 

OK, thank you, MadJik... will do.

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Just for info MadJik
The plugin doesn't work for me either. I downloaded the plugin again from this page above - but without success. It doesn't work for me.

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Hi @lifeday

I download and install the dll without problem.

 

Could you try the effect with this image:

edit: mini 254, maxi 255, radius 60

starglow11.jpg

 

or give the image you are using...

 

The effect needs to detect whitest pixels to draw a glow. Then it won't work on:

-white image

-monocolor image

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Hello, MadJik,
thank you very much for the communication. I tried to draw out the glow on all black, of course it didn't work. Then I took my green fern image and the plugin reduced the size of the fern and conjured away the pixels at the edge. 
Now I will try again, just as you wrote it and then I will bring all your instructions to this plugin into German to understand exactly how to use this plugin.
If I have a result, I will send it, good or not so good. Feedback must be :-))))))
greeting
lifeday

 

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Hi MadJik,

because I couldn't do it with my pictures, I copied your template and tested it. 
Once only bright lights and once shiny lights black. That'll work.
So the question arises to me, does the shine only arise with very light colours? My pastel-colored image didn't work, the plugin removes the colors, I change the settings, nothing happens.
Fact is: The plugin works, the rest may be practice?
salute


 

 

Edited by lifeday

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8 minutes ago, lifeday said:

does the shine only arise with very light colours?

Yes selection is made with mini-maxi

 

9 minutes ago, lifeday said:

My pastel-colored image didn't work

Could you share this image?

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Hi MadJik,

because I couldn't do it with my pictures, I copied your template and tested it. 
Once only bright lights and once shiny lights black. That'll work.
So the question arises to me, does the shine only arise with very light colours? My pastel-colored image didn't work, the plugin removes the colors, I change the settings, nothing happens.
Fact is: The plugin works, the rest may be practice?
salute

 

Sorry, paint.net refuses to upload 33.0 kb. 
I'll try again later!

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Hi MadJik,

Now the upload worked, because I made one out of three pictures. 
Have a good evening!

Edited by lifeday

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On your picture you could try this

mini 120

maxi 120

radius 30

 

 

If you want to place the glow yourself:

1. add a layer,

2.fill it with black and

3.F4 to set the blend mode to Lighten

4.Spot white dots where you want the glow to be placed

5.Run the effect Star glow

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Tks MadJik for your answer. I tried it and it also works on this test painting, which is not beautiful but has served its purpose. I could not understand your second way, point 4: Spot white dots where you want the glow to be placed, gives me riddles. 
However, as these lights are only seldom used by me, I can live with the result. It is important to me that the plugin works and that I can use it when I need it.
It meets both criteria. Thank you for the help and the plugin.

 

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Layers and blending modes are really useful in a lot of cases.

1. add a layer,

2.fill it with black and

3.F4 to set the blend mode to Lighten

4.Spot white dots where you want the glow to be placed

starglow1.png

 

5.Run the effect Star glow

starglow2.png

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Thanks a lot MadJik, I was able to set the points, but somehow it was not possible for me. I'm going to follow your great play. 
I am currently trying to delete my many photos so that I can get kB free again to send the really new pictures. 
Have a nice day lifeday

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@lifeday use a third-party image hosting service like Postimage or Imgur. You can post the links here and the images will not count against your forum allowance.

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Hi Ego Eram Reputo,

 

Thank  you for your performance, I will look at these services. 
Usually I don't have that many pictures to post, but since I haven't been using the Paint.net forum for so long and a lot of plugins are  interesting, the corresponding pictures were more. Now I delete the older pictures every 4 weeks (It's a pity, because as a newbie it helps if you see plastically what a plugin does), because 10 MB is not really much storage space, which must be owed to the size of the forum. 

 

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