MadJik Posted May 4, 2011 Share Posted May 4, 2011 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it A way to design a gear Note : Since this tuto was published, there is a plugin for that, which could reduce number of steps. Anyhow this tutorial is a good training and shows you some tips with paint.net... Introduction: You could find in the tuto below how to finish some gears/cog and how to give them some chrome aspect. Make some gears/cogs (welshblue) http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=15104 Easy chrome (Ash) http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=12440 Gold metal (Sarkut) http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=20201 My examples: What I'm going to show you is a way to create some shapes of gears only. If you want something like this you'll have to go on with the other tutorials above... Needed plugins: AA's Assistant (in dpy's pack) Kaleidoscope My tutorial: Follow the instructions in the images and in the text. For this tutorial I've set the brushwidth to 4, but you could let it to 2... 01. As often, bigger images will give better quality after resizing to needed size... 02. 03. (you could also draw a circle anywhere on the area and use the align effect to move it to the center.) 04. 05. Instead ellipse you could use a triangle. 06. 07. Menu Effects/Distort, kaleidoscope, change the quantity and set the reflective mode to normal. 08. The result: 09. (this could have been done earlier, between step 3 and 4!) 10. 11. 12. Menu Effects/Noise, Median, change the radius to (about) 33. 13. Menu Effects/Object, AA's Assistant. 14. ------------------- As you've done a lot of work til here, it's a good idea to save your work now (if it isn't done yet). ------------------- 15. (you could also draw each circles anywhere on the area and use the align effect to move it to the center. in this case use a layer per circle and merge them after the aligns are done) 16. (now you can't use the align effect!) 17. 18. Menu Effects/Distort, kaleidoscope, change the quantity and set the reflective mode to normal. 19. The result: 20. 21. 22. 23. Menu Effects/Noise, Median, use the previous settings (or test with other values!). 24. Menu Effects/Object, AA's Assistant. 25. The result: End of tutorial Enjoy and let me see your gears... More examples: Quote My DeviantArt | My Pictorium | My Plugins | Donate via Paypal Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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