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Is there a tool/plugin for "jumbling" pixels?


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There's a program(not sure if I'm allowed to mention the name) that has a "jumble" tool which allows you to do this:

 

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Notice how where the dark and light meet is completely straight.

 

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By selecting the program's "Jumble" tool and mousing it over the meeting area, it randomly pixelates it.

 

 

Is there a tool/plugin/something I can use in Paint.NET to achieve this effect?

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There is a plugin called "Jumble", and it even works within selected areas, so you can just jumble some parts of an image. However, the plugin is part of a plugin pack that has some plugins that aren't fully compatible with paint.net 4.0. So I'm not sure if the jumble plugin itself also might not be fully compatible. I haven't had any crashes from using Jumble yet, but just to be safe, if you use the plugin, I suggest you save often.

 

Here is a link to the plugin pack: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8043-curtis-plugin-pack-update-for-354/

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Sure.

Try: Effects > Distort > Frosted Glass

Oh wow, that works even better. Thank you!

 

One thing, though: is there a simple-ish way to apply this effect to specific areas? Like, let's say I wanted to apply this to the edges of an oddly shaped object; how would I go about doing so? The most "free" selection tool seems to be the lasso, but it's really awkward. Basically, I guess I'm asking if there's an easy way to isolate the edges of an object, even if it's oddly shaped.

 

 

@Cc4FuzzyHuggles: Yeah, I saw that, but wasn't sure it would work. Is it similar to the frosted glass method Bolt posted above? Or does it work better? Maybe I'll give it a try.

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The selection tools have a number of "modes" of operation.  Most of us know for example that the Ctrl key adds selections together.  This could be used to chain a number of smaller selections together.

 

Alt removes sections from an existing selection.  Useful if you have a large selection that you want to nibble bits out of.

 

Then there is Intersect (Alt + right mouse) and Invert (Ctrl + Right mouse).  

 

These Modes are available from the tool bar (remember to change back to the default or you'll wonder why your selections are acting funny ;) )

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If you have trouble making a good selection using the lasso tool, a good work around is to actually add a layer and paint over the area you want to select with either the paintbrush tool or the line/curve tool. Then use the magic wand to select the painted area, and while the selection is active, turn off the paint layer. You should end up with a nice selection to work inside of.

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The selection tools have a number of "modes" of operation.  Most of us know for example that the Ctrl key adds selections together.  This could be used to chain a number of smaller selections together.

 

Alt removes sections from an existing selection.  Useful if you have a large selection that you want to nibble bits out of.

 

Then there is Intersect (Alt + right mouse) and Invert (Ctrl + Right mouse).  

 

These Modes are available from the tool bar (remember to change back to the default or you'll wonder why your selections are acting funny ;) )

 

If you have trouble making a good selection using the lasso tool, a good work around is to actually add a layer and paint over the area you want to select with either the paintbrush tool or the line/curve tool. Then use the magic wand to select the painted area, and while the selection is active, turn off the paint layer. You should end up with a nice selection to work inside of.

 

Both of these methods are great. Thanks so much.  :D

 

It keeps amazing me how I think Paint.NET can't do this or that when really, I just don't know how to do it.

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