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Is it possible to create a script or filmstrip combine tutorial?

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Hi, 

 

I was wondering if it was possible to create a filmstrip combine script or tutorial. 

 

What I'm looking for is this:

nataliatylersignature2_zpsb6b7587f.jpg

nataliatylersignature_zpse4dabace.jpg

nataliamauricesignature_zps836479d0.jpg

chadnataliasignature_zps2b51f84e.jpg

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sonnyolivia_zpscba1c5af.jpg

 

With the script if that is at all possible, I was wondering if it could do something like this:

 

One script with 2 options: 
 
Option 1: 
Takes a few layers of 1 photo and performs these options: multiple video grabbing frames stitched together, color toning, desaturation, multiple copies of a layer, copies with different brightness/contrast all at once. 
 
And This:
Option 2: Takes 1 photo being made into a filmstrip then rotates the image and slices the photo diagonally. 
 
Is it possible to create a script like this? Sidenote, the images aren't mine.. just examples. 
 
Mackenzie
Edited by mackenzieh

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You're looking to automate a process that only you wish to automate.  The solution is to put the image together yourself from the component elements and forget about the one-click option - like you had described to you here:http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/28445-plugin-requestquestion/#entry409572

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I shake my head when people want images made with a one click method. Making awesome images takes years of practice and lots of time. It is like anything else, if you rush the job, the job will be shoddy. 

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Actually, I think a plugin for this sounds kinda cool. Yes you can make it manually, but just like TR's tree maker is fun a plugin, something like this might be fun too. Mosaic plugins are cool, fill with image plugins are cool, checker board makers are cool, photo distort plugins are cool, and a new plugin that could take a picture and then distribute it into several rows, each row with their own color effect would be cool and fun to play with.
To further the idea, sliders to adjust the rows height/width would be great and maybe a drop down list of pre-set color effects. If a drop down list for each row would be too much, then simply one drop down that has preset color arrangements that are applied to the whole image be good. Sorta like how some of Red Ochre's plugins let you choose how to color things from a drop down list of various pre-made color arrangements. And maybe a check box to check horizontal strip, vertical strip.
 
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Of course, without a new plugin, if one were to do this manually I would recommend these plugins to help with the process :
Some color effects are in Ed Harvey's plugin pack -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/18811-ed-harvey-effects-v-35-2012-02-13/
TR's plugin pack has several color effects that are neat -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/26725-technorobbos-plugin-pak-august-6-2014/
My fave Object Align plugin is part of this pack -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8375-drop-shadow-and-other-effects-krisvdms-plugin-pack-updated-2010-10-26/
Others prefer the Align Object plugin though -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/4193-align-object-plugin-updated-06172007/
The paneling plugin might be useful for this kind of project -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/2617-panelling-effect-plugin-ymd100718/
 
And sorry, I think I overlooked it somewhere, but I know there are plugins that can give an "old/aged" photo effect, or "old film" effect. Maybe someone else can point you to them or you yourself can check out the plugin index.
 
BoltBait's fill plugin could allow you to fill the canvas (or selected area) with your stock photo -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/28488-boltbaits-plugin-pack-for-v40-updated-august-7-2014/. Once the canvas is filled, if you have unwanted areas, then try using the rectangle select to cut off the parts you don't want. Then use the rectangle select again on each row of images and re-color those images with cool color effect plugins. If you need more versatility for each section, or if some plugins effect the entire image despite having a selection, simply cut/paste each section onto it's own layer.
 
Remember, for selections, you can use the "Move Selection Tool" :MoveSelectionTool: to perfect a selection. I often will zoom in very close to tweak my selections to pixel perfect alignment.

And tip, hitting the arrows on your keyboard moves things one pixel at a time. This works when clicking and holding nods, as well as for moving selected images. ;)

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I shake my head when people want images made with a one click method. Making awesome images takes years of practice and lots of time. It is like anything else, if you rush the job, the job will be shoddy. 

Maybe some people like that method better than the manual method and most of the effects in PDN are one click. 

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Actually, I think a plugin for this sounds kinda cool. Yes you can make it manually, but just like TR's tree maker is fun a plugin, something like this might be fun too. Mosaic plugins are cool, fill with image plugins are cool, checker board makers are cool, photo distort plugins are cool, and a new plugin that could take a picture and then distribute it into several rows, each row with their own color effect would be cool and fun to play with.

To further the idea, sliders to adjust the rows height/width would be great and maybe a drop down list of pre-set color effects. If a drop down list for each row would be too much, then simply one drop down that has preset color arrangements that are applied to the whole image be good. Sorta like how some of Red Ochre's plugins let you choose how to color things from a drop down list of various pre-made color arrangements. And maybe a check box to check horizontal strip, vertical strip.

 

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Of course, without a new plugin, if one were to do this manually I would recommend these plugins to help with the process :

Some color effects are in Ed Harvey's plugin pack -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/18811-ed-harvey-effects-v-35-2012-02-13/

TR's plugin pack has several color effects that are neat -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/26725-technorobbos-plugin-pak-august-6-2014/

My fave Object Align plugin is part of this pack -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8375-drop-shadow-and-other-effects-krisvdms-plugin-pack-updated-2010-10-26/

Others prefer the Align Object plugin though -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/4193-align-object-plugin-updated-06172007/

The paneling plugin might be useful for this kind of project -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/2617-panelling-effect-plugin-ymd100718/

 

And sorry, I think I overlooked it somewhere, but I know there are plugins that can give an "old/aged" photo effect, or "old film" effect. Maybe someone else can point you to them or you yourself can check out the plugin index.

 

BoltBait's fill plugin could allow you to fill the canvas (or selected area) with your stock photo -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/28488-boltbaits-plugin-pack-for-v40-updated-august-7-2014/. Once the canvas is filled, if you have unwanted areas, then try using the rectangle select to cut off the parts you don't want. Then use the rectangle select again on each row of images and re-color those images with cool color effect plugins. If you need more versatility for each section, or if some plugins effect the entire image despite having a selection, simply cut/paste each section onto it's own layer.

 

Remember, for selections, you can use the "Move Selection Tool" :MoveSelectionTool: to perfect a selection. I often will zoom in very close to tweak my selections to pixel perfect alignment.

And tip, hitting the arrows on your keyboard moves things one pixel at a time. This works when clicking and holding nods, as well as for moving selected images. ;)

Thank you for your response. :) I think a plugin like this would be fun to use too which is why I mentioned it. Your post was very well written and easily explained. Thanks again. :)

Edited by mackenzieh

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I'm liking this filmstrip concept

 

Me too. Maybe someone who has the scripting knowledge will take on the request. I think it would be a great plug in. 

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