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Drawing a Gemstone

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Nice outcome, I really like the way to make the texture combining gradients and blend mode. Thanks!

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A description of how you did this would be most helpful. I was not here, being a newbie, when the tut was written and going to that forumer place is an exercise in futility as I can never find what I'm looking for. For us beginners knowing how to start it is kind of important. An excellent tutorial it is. Even a zoom would help.

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I had a hard time reproducing the facets, especially if I tried to change the gem's color. I read somewhere in this forum that gem facets are hard to reproduce in PDN. I wondered why the PDN gems I'd seen lacked them. Anyway, I thought I had posted this, but I don't see it here. It's not perfect, but I got the idea okay. Thanks for this tut.

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Hey this looks cool, however I am new to Paint.net and cannot get past the first two screen prints. I have been trying for ages and I cannot get gradients to look anything like those in the tutorial. Can somebody please explain how to achieve those gradients?

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Ok, assuming you have black set as your primary color, and white as the secondary color (the default setting when you start Paint.NET):

Step 1: Select the Gradient tool

Step 2: Choose the Linear (Reflected) gradient option.

Step 3: Click near the center of the canvas and drag the mouse towards the top left corner.

yhsjjie-33.png

Second screen is the same Gradient tool and option, but this time right click near the center of the canvas and drag towards the top right corner.

yhsjjie-34.png

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Ok, assuming you have black set as your primary color, and white as the secondary color (the default setting when you start Paint.NET):

Step 1: Select the Gradient tool

Step 2: Choose the Linear (Reflected) gradient option.

Step 3: Click near the center of the canvas and drag the mouse towards the top left corner.

yhsjjie-33.png

Second screen is the same Gradient tool and option, but this time right click near the center of the canvas and drag towards the top right corner.

yhsjjie-34.png

Thank you. I appreciate it.

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