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Making a Jewel

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Love the metallic effect. The jewel looks a bit confusing at first, but it too deserves credit (I'd say that can be solved by playing around with the shadows). ;)

Another awesome tut!

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djeebie, fabulous outcome! I love the colours you chose & you did a great job on the gold. Well done. I am pleased you learnt along the way. That is the idea. Hope to see more from you.

jerry533482, thanks.

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Thanks for this BarbieQ' and well worth the Pin/Sticky

I learnt a lot from doing this tut, and judging by the great images posted, so have a lot of people.

My fave has to be Sarkut's ... that green stone is lush'

My attempt (using Sargon's pearl)

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Welshy that is beautiful! Lovely background & I do love the dark ones best.

The pearl is great too! IS there a tute for that? I'll have to look...

The way you did the inner circle of gold is fantastic! It really is so 3D & gives the image depth. The shading/shadows is spot on.

Thank you too for your kind words.

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love the tut- thanks a million

i know that my jewl is fairly basic, but it did teach me the techniques- which is the whole point right? you give me the technique and then i create and combine boltbait.big_smile.png

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I love this tut. BarbieQ25.

While I did things very differently, I applied some of your techniques which I will probably continue to utilise on other projects also.

Thanks...

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Very nice jewel. It is a very different way of working what you did but the point of tutes is to be a jump-off for learning you certainly did that. I very much like the silver look - now you will have to write a tute on that :lol:

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Barbieq25,I tried using this tut and have the gold mastered but can not make the jewel because I can't get the "Radial Blur Deluxe" or the "Zoom Blur Deluxe",the links won't open or save. Any suggestions? I do have the regular ones but not the deluxe's. I love all these jewel pictures and am dying to make them. I have only been using paint.net for a few months now and already amaze my friends with things I make. Every tut I have tried leads me to other things I can do by experimenting,lol,good thing I have a 750 gb hard drive,lol. Plus I have 6gb of memory so I see no problems making any of these in that respect. I do have to write the settings down though,atleast for a starting point,lol,getting old,memory not what it used to be,lol.

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skullbonz - I am jealous - wish my system was that good! I got a 60GB hard drive with 2GB RAM on a 6 year old laptop that has to run external keyboard, mouse & monitor! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Back to the problem - the links work for me. Did you click on the one with the .DLL, (definitely don't use the source one)? I am running Google Chrome & it asks me if I want to save it on the bottom left side of the screen.

If this doesn't do the trick, there is a section on the plugins forum that gives some help/advice on installing/downleading plugins. If that fails, post it in the general questions, please.

I am looking forward to seeing you work :)

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TY Barbieq25,I played with it and tried a few different options and came up with this for starters. How does it look? Lately I have been dressing up family pictures trying to use all paint.net effects,no images from the net,lol. I will show you a few of those soon. I have been experimenting with making custom frames and I kind of had that in my mind when I did this.

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TY Barbieq25,I played with it and tried a few different options and came up with this for starters. How does it look? Lately I have been dressing up family pictures trying to use all paint.net effects,no images from the net,lol. I will show you a few of those soon. I have been experimenting with making custom frames and I kind of had that in my mind when I did this.

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And this is my second try,I used a picture I took of fireworks to make the background and the jewel. Those dll links aren't working for me no matter what browser I use. When I click on them to extract and save,it asks me what program do I want to use to open it. None of the other plugins I have installed did this. Anyway I improvised and came up with this one,I also played with the settins a bit on the way,lol.

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Great outcomes on both of them. I really like the frame!

You need to save the files you download to somewhere you can find them easily such as your desktop or create a file in MY DOCUMENTS & name it something like PDN Downloads. Then you need to extract the files to the PDN program & put them in the EFFECTS folder.

This link should help you

I hope this has helped.

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Thank you so much,after you both explained it that way I went and copy and pasted them and all is cool. Now let's see what I can make,lol,see ya in a few days,lol,,, ;)

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I know what you mean Barbie,I do the same,lol,this program is so addicting,lol,I love it. I am having so much fun with it. Each tutorial that I use leads me to more ways of doing other fantastic things. Last night I was making this one specially for you and did not do the save option as I was making it thinking that I had plenty of ram and hard drive space. Well I didn't count on windows doing an update and bang in seconds I lost it all,lol. I learned the hard way to SAVE,SAVE,SAVE,lol. In this one I used the Barbecue font and "B" for Barbie just for you. Thank you so much for your help. B)

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