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Halloween Pumpkin

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Halloween Pumpkin

How to make a Halloween Pumpkin

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flag.gifHow to make a Halloween Pumpkin using paint.net in Russian

Effects needed:

Feather Selection

Bevel Selection

Trail

Drop Shadow

Part #1 Pumpkin

1.1.

Create a new image (400x400)

Fill the background with black

Add a new layer

Color #AD1801

Draw an ellipse

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1.2. Duplicate red ellipse layer

Color #FCCD41

Recolor ellipse with paint bucket tool

Linear gradient transparent mode from bottom to the top of the yellow ellipse

Select the yellow ellipse

Apply plugin Feather Selection, radius 10

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1.3. Add a new layer above

Color #AD1801

Draw an ellipse. Line width 10

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1.4. Gaussian blur effect with radius 30

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1.5. Add a new layer above

Color #AD1801

Draw an ellipse. Line width 2

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1.6. Gaussian blur effect with radius 5

Merge layer down

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1.7. Duplicate layer with blurred ellipses

Squeeze the ellipse

Merge all layers except the background layer.

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Part #2 Jack-o'-lantern

2.1. Add a new layer above

Color - black

Draw a line in the form of future smiles

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2.2. Using line/curve tool (style “Filled arrow”) position the triangles along a smiles line.

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2.3. You can also use the triangles and ellipse, to draw the eye.

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2.4. You can use the effect – noise - Median, to make a form of the eye smooth

To make the second eye, duplicate layer and flip it horizontal

Merge all layers with smile and eyes (except the pumpkin and background layers).

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2.5. Use the Magic wand tool

Select the smile and the eyes

Go to the pumpkin level and delete the selected area

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2.6. You can delete the smile and eyes layer or make it invisible. We no longer need it

Select all the empty space around the pumpkin

Invert selection

Add a new layer above the pumpkin layer

Apply plugin Bevel Selection to the selected area on a new layer.

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2.7. Move the layer below the layer with pumpkin

Select the pumpkin ellipse form

Apply Trail plugin to the selected area on a layer with bevel selection.

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2.8. Merge two layers (the layer with pumpkin and the layer with bevel selection).

Add a new layer below

Color #FFD800

Paint the smile and eyes with Paintbrush tool

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2.9. Apply Drop Shadow plugin to the pumpkin layer.

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That's all. Here's the resulting image. wink.gif

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I don't understand what to do on step 2.7 please help. I cant seem to figure it out.

Nevermind I got it:) I beveled the wrong selection. Nice tut. Here's my result.

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Edited by mattz1996

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Very good tutorial, thank you xmario.

 

I really like your method of using trail on the bevel layer. It's a nice trick I have not seen it before. I have been using a 1 px outline (or drop shadow) to achieve similar results but your way looks much better. Now I know better  :D

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You did great @DiDeDoD :)  This is how we all began ........ trying out the tutorials :D

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