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Making a Jewel

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Hi Barbie,

Just thought I would stop by and break up the monotony,lol. ;)

It's been awhile since I first did your tut,the very first successful tut I did,lol but I still make one from time to time. I figured I would stop by and show you one I made starting with a shaped gradient for the jewel and the rest kept coming,lol.

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Just popped in to see what is happening - WOW! I certainly love how you have applied the learning. Well done! That is just gorgeous. Delicate & refined. I love the background too.

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This is still an excellent tutorial, but it uses 2 plugins (Radial Blur Deluxe and Zoom Blur Deluxe) that are incompatible with Paint.NET 4.0.  I'm not locking it, but I am unpinning it until a new version of those plugins are released.

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Great to see you try something different Nai. Lovely colours & the gem is just gorgeous! I really like the way you did the background. Silver looks good too.

 

I will re-write this one so that it doesn't need Radial Blur Deluxe and Zoom Blur Deluxe as they are not that essential to creating a jewel.

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Making a Jewel - a tute from me at last! If there is anything that needs to be changed please let me know.

Plugins:

Align Object

Drop Shadow

Fast FX or Glow and Soften Portrait

Bevel Selection

Gaussian Blur

Circle text

Radial Blur Deluxe

Zoom Blur Deluxe

Flag image: Flag

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Unfortunately, as of 11/23/2015, the Radial Blur Deluxe and Zoom Blur Deluxe  lead to plugins which are not compatible with PND 4.x.

 

Yep. I think I'm gonna find every broken link or link to a non-current plugin in the Forum....

 

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Unfortunately, as of 11/23/2015, the Radial Blur Deluxe and Zoom Blur Deluxe  lead to plugins which are not compatible with PND 4.x.

 

Yep. I think I'm gonna find every broken link or link to a non-current plugin in the Forum....

 

Marilynx, Radial Blur Deluxe is very similar to the basic Radial Blur, as the name suggests ;) If you center the image you want to Radial Blur you'll get a similar result with the basic plugin.

 

Also, as Barbieq25 said, those plugins are not that essential to the creation. The basic ones already installed should do the trick :)

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Marilynx, Radial Blur Deluxe is very similar to the basic Radial Blur, as the name suggests ;) If you center the image you want to Radial Blur you'll get a similar result with the basic plugin.

 

Also, as Barbieq25 said, those plugins are not that essential to the creation. The basic ones already installed should do the trick :)

 

Thanks, Limon. And I do have Align Object!

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Okay, here's my take on this. I started with gray rather than yellow, since I already knew I wanted silver for the metal. I tinkered with the settings to have gray again later in the tutorial. I did not do the drop shadow. I used an opal from the Opal Tutorial. On that, I used the same sized canvas as for the jewelry tutorial, and when the time came to resize the canvas, I reduced it by 12.5%, which is what the scale on the tutorial called for. I also used Color Balance to shift the tones more towards the blues and greens.

 

Interesting.

 

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Nice outcome Marilynx. If you want to turn the gold into silver you can press CTRL + G. Then tinker with the Brightness/Contrast in the Adjustments menu. 

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Nice outcome Marilynx. If you want to turn the gold into silver you can press CTRL + G. Then tinker with the Brightness/Contrast in the Adjustments menu. 

 

Not sure I follow you -- by starting with gray, and using gray tones rather than yellow, I achieved silver. What does Ctrl + G  do?

 

Thanks...

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Oooops my bad! CTRL + G turns the image 90 deg clockwise. CTRL + SHIFT + G turns it to black & white. I use this method when I want the gold to be silver without having to break my head on settings for silver :D Just another way of working that's all.

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Oooops my bad! CTRL + G turns the image 90 deg clockwise. CTRL + SHIFT + G turns it to black & white. I use this method when I want the gold to be silver without having to break my head on settings for silver :D Just another way of working that's all.

 

Lol. Well, that explains why a theoretically perfectly round item didn't look any different after a Ctrl + G!

 

I will file that Ctrl + Shift + G for B & W change. I had found it on the menu, but for something I may be using a bunch, having the short cut memorized is a Good Thing.

 

Thank you!

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Okay, here's my take on this. I started with gray rather than yellow, since I already knew I wanted silver for the metal. I tinkered with the settings to have gray again later in the tutorial. I did not do the drop shadow. I used and opal from the Opal Tutorial. On that, I used the same sized canvas as for the jewelry tutorial, and when the time came to resize the canvas, I reduced it by 12.5%, which is what the scale on the tutorial called for. I also used Color Balance to shift the tones more towards the blues and greens.

 

Interesting.

 

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I really like that opal effect you have going on. Very nice image!   :)

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I really like that opal effect you have going on. Very nice image!   :)

 

Can't claim credit for that opal -- it was from the linked tutorial. I just played with the colors somewhat, since I have seen Australian "black" opals and really liked some of the colors.

 

<g> Another Lynx!

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Can't claim credit for that opal -- it was from the linked tutorial. I just played with the colors somewhat, since I have seen Australian "black" opals and really liked some of the colors.

 

<g> Another Lynx!

 

I tried to link to the opal tut and there's no link. I was interested in exploring it as I had just released a faceted gemstone pack in the Shapes forum, and thought I could get some ideas.    :)

 

Yes, another lynx.....an old childhood nickname.    :mrgreen:

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Lol. Well, that explains why a theoretically perfectly round item didn't look any different after a Ctrl + G!

 

I will file that Ctrl + Shift + G for B & W change. I had found it on the menu, but for something I may be using a bunch, having the short cut memorized is a Good Thing.

 

Thank you!

 

If you haven't yet, you might like viewing all of paint.net's shortcut keys : http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/KeyboardMouseCommands.html

You don't need to memorize everything, but there might be some good to know commands.

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Making a Jewel - a tute from me at last! If there is anything that needs to be changed please let me know.

 

Dear Barbieq!  <3

 

I learn a lot of you fantastic creation. Thanks and respect for hard work.

 

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I used the Gnommish "A" and got a different frame. When the frame was finished, I had to delete some white spots, and I think it turned out pretty cool. I used a wallpaper from  Wallpaper Abyss for the jewel, and a rose in the background. However, I kind of messed around and got a background that I wasn't really pleased with so I'll give the jewel another go sometime.

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