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Hey everyone! My name is Rext and I am new to the forums and I have used paint.net for a long time and now I just want to get more into it and become a real graphics artist! To do so I have come to the home of the best! I was hoping that you guys could give me some tips and tricks and help me with some things. First off What I would really like to know is how to make a logo like this 831219073-1.jpgAny one know how?

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Hi Rext, welcome to the forum.

As you've found, Paint.net is extremely powerful and capable of creating absolutely awesome graphics. Check out some of the user galleries here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/forum/16-the-pictorium/ Among my favorites are WelshBlue, Helen, Sfifier and barbieq25, but there are many more awesome artists demonstrating their works here.

You can gain experience by regularly using paint.net and working through tutorials of other more experienced users. Here's one you might like to begin with: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/21651-a-way-to-design-a-gear/

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Hi Rext, welcome to the forum.

As you've found, Paint.net is extremely powerful and capable of creating absolutely awesome graphics. Check out some of the user galleries here: http://forums.getpai...-the-pictorium/ Among my favorites are WelshBlue, Helen, Sfifier and barbieq25, but there are many more awesome artists demonstrating their works here.

You can gain experience by regularly using paint.net and working through tutorials of other more experienced users. Here's one you might like to begin with: http://forums.getpai...-design-a-gear/

Wow thank you EER! I will be sure to check those out! Also do you have any tutorials based on graphics tablets? Because I will be getting a Wacom Intuos4 soon.

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Ditto, thanks EER. Agree that doing as any tutes as possible is a sure fire way of learning how to use Paint.NET & the plugins, not ot mention the inspiration, confidence & satisfaction this gives. Also posting the results to encourage constructive criticism & feedback, which helps to motivate good tute writers too. :lol:

My tips for what I do:

Always using a canvas 4 times the finished size I want to smooth out jaggies (works nearly every time).

Always keep as many layers intact as possible. Might mean merging layers down, copying it to the clipboard & then undoing again & turning off the merged layers so they don't show but are there.

Always saving a .PDN file & saving as a .PNG (lossless unlike .JPG)

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... Also do you have any tutorials based on graphics tablets? Because I will be getting a Wacom Intuos4 soon.

Just be aware that paint.net doesn't (currently) support pressure sensitivity.

@Welshy & barbieq25: you guys are welcome. Thanks for displaying your works for all to see.

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Ok Well you should tell Paint.net to add it :D. But it does give you way more control! I am truly honored that the first post I made a mod reply's instantly :P. Thank you so much. BTW if anyone would like to help me make a logo for my new website that would be great. (NOT TRYING TO ADVERTISE)Have you heard of minecraft? Well my website is my minecraft server and I need a logo that looks like minecraft's logo but for THE LAND of YA. If anyone could give me some tips on how to make like a 3D cracked stone effect on text that would be amazing.

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Ok Well you should tell Paint.net to add it boltbait.big_smile.png. But it does give you way more control!

Rick has already answered this in the Popular Feature Requests: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/2940-popular-feature-requests/

I am truly honored that the first post I made a mod reply's instantly

Wasn't instant - took me more than three hours (I must be slipping boltbait.mrgreen.png ).

If anyone could give me some tips on how to make like a 3D cracked stone effect on text that would be amazing.

http://searchpaint.net/ is thy friend boltbait.wink.png Try it with 'stone' or 'cracked earth' to find some intresting threads that might be some help.

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Cracked Floor Effect: I'm not sure if Yellowman has published this tut' here ? Click

@ Rext, got your PM I'll sort those files out for you in the next 24 hours. A bit tight for time here with my daughter in hospital

OH wow I hope she gets better. And thank you I'm am very busy too so no need to rush I won't notice :P

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