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Making a Jewel

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Edit your sig using Your Settings > Profile tab > Edit Signature.

If you want to include an image you'll need to upload it to a host and insert the link (just like in a post).

Thanks for help.will give it a go

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Very nicely done! I'd never have thought to use an image - now I got even more ideas running around in my head! Love the way you did the reflections too - superb!

Thanks for your encouraging comments.I have only gotten into paintnet recently and am just realising the possibilities are endless. I looked at your gallery I'm very impressed.sorry about the "mate" didn't realise you were female.lol cheers

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ipswichmanc, nice outcome, I hope if you post a PNG or JPG file type, GIF is not so clear, nice image though.

Thanks Barbieq25 for the tut, a lot of fun to do it.

Thanks Yellowman.I tried posting a jpg but It said the file was too big.Any advice?

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If you save it as a .PNG (lossless quality) you can resize it to 800 x 600, which is what I do all the time when I work in a big canvas.

OK thanks.Will try it next time I post.

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Thanks Yellowman.I tried posting a jpg but It said the file was too big.Any advice?

ipswichmanc,

The reason it said the file was too big is because of

total size limits imposed by the forum on attachments.

Save your image as PNG, then instead of posting it as an attachment,

upload it to an image hosting site like: http://imageshack.us/

Copy the Direct Link URL provided by the image hosting site,

and paste it in your forum post, using the Full Editor mode.

To make it a thumbnail, drag the mouse across the URL that you just pasted to highlight it,

and click: Other styles > Thumbnail

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To post it as a non-thumbnail image:

Highlight the Direct Link URL, then click on the icon that looks like this: pictureimgicon.png

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ipswichmanc,

The reason it said the file was too big is because of

total size limits imposed by the forum on attachments.

Save your image as PNG, then instead of posting it as an attachment,

upload it to an image hosting site like: http://imageshack.us/

Copy the Direct Link URL provided by the image hosting site,

and paste it in your forum post, using the Full Editor mode.

To make it a thumbnail, drag the mouse across the URL that you just pasted to highlight it,

and click: Other styles > Thumbnail

Thanks for your help,will give it a go.Is it free?

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If you save it as a .PNG (lossless quality) you can resize it to 800 x 600, which is what I do all the time when I work in a big canvas.

Hi,I've noticed when working on such a large canvas it really slows my computer down,do you have same problem? It got so bad over the weekend I even re-installed Paintnet because I thought it was playing up.Eventually got low virtual memory warning,and even when I increased memory still performing slow.Works fine on smaller canvas

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Yes, it's free unless you choose to pay for the premium version.

The free version works well for me.

Thanks for the info Sarkut.will try it on my next post.

well just tried it with sig.not sure if it worked

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I finally got around to doing this ... great tut.

I got a bit carried away ...

th_BBQJewel2.jpg th_BBQJewel.png

(another 2 in the pipe-line ..)

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Hi,I've noticed when working on such a large canvas it really slows my computer down,do you have same problem? It got so bad over the weekend I even re-installed Paintnet because I thought it was playing up.Eventually got low virtual memory warning,and even when I increased memory still performing slow.Works fine on smaller canvas

Yep, & that is why you need to save often - if it runs out of memory, it'll crash. I have a great set of crash logs but I do believe the results are worth it.

Welshblue is one of the few people that can create an image in default size & not have a jaggy in sight. Just look at the quality of his work!

Welshy, these are fantastic! I've made a detailed comment over on Fans but I just have to say again that there are so many wonderful elements in these jewels. Like portholes, shields & all the things I love, like rivets & blue & silver, lattice...to see these images because I got up 1.5 hours early on a Friday morning, has been worth it.

You've taken the tute & just tun with it. Fantastic! I love those blue jewels!

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Cortez, I have problems with the highlights too. I think you did great! If we image the light coming from the top left (which is what the white on the gem suggests) then the shadow would be on the bottom right as the gold on the jewel shows. I love the background & the colours you chose too. You did a great job on the gold & this tute is a jump off point.

JulioCoolio, great background texture & fab colours for all of it. I really like the way you have done the reflection.

Thank you both for trying the tute & I hope it serves as a jump off point for further images.

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@ JuiloCoolio ... nice work in your PDN Blog. You should definitely make a gallery

Thanks Barbie ... I messed the fret-work up so instead of junking it, I improvised :P

Will have a proper go again soon

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Barbieq25, I really, really enjoyed going through your tutorial!

Though my 'puter needed to blow off some steam...

Here's my result:

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I learned quite some new stuff while working. Thanks!

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