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Ed's Egregious Effects [Update 2007-09-15]

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2007-09-15 "Safe" versions of of the Lattice and Weave effects are now available as part of the 'Ed Harvey Effects' package, and so have been removed...

2007-05-27 Added some example images.

2007-05-14 A couple of new new effects.


These effects do not work correctly if you have any selection active; In fact they could frak-up things so badly that even undo cannot rescue you.

They should only be used on whole layers...I'm not kidding - you have been warned!

OK, here are a couple of effects that will probably send Rick into apoplexy because they do NOT 'play-nice' with the PDN plug-in system. Hence the awful pun in the menu name...



  • [*:9a88a]Fast Blur
  • [*:9a88a]Dither - Floyd-Steinberg HalfTone
  • [*:9a88a]Dither - Atkinson HalfTone


Zip package (all Ed's Effects) >> EdHarveyEffects.zip

(Zip provided by @ReMake and available until Ed edits this post)


Fast Blur

The Fast Blur is, as it's name suggests, many times faster than the 'standard' Paint.Net implementation; However, user responsiveness is traded off for overall speed... you will not get any visual feedback during the effect calculation and the UI can be a bit 'jerky'.


Dither - Floyd-Steinberg HalfTone

The classic error-diffusion dither.




Dither - Atkinson HalfTone

This dither has an interesting pattern, and can be better at maintaining details in an image, but loses the extreme shadows and highlights.



Edited by Ego Eram Reputo
Fixed broken link


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Working well with something selected using Atlkinson Dither

So dose the Floyd

And as for the Fast Blur it was a little clunky trying to move the slider. Also works good with selections.

Everything is fine for me :D

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former"

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Ed, not sure if this is the right one but I figure it doesnt matter since it applies to you.

Had this crash log when I was using Cross Blur:\

This text file was created because Paint.NET crashed.
Please e-mail this file to paint.net@hotmail.com so we can diagnose and fix the problem.

Application version: Paint.NET v3.07 (Final Release build 3.07.2683.42092)
Time of crash: 24/05/2007 9:44:38 p.m.
Application uptime: 00:14:27.7968750
OS Version: 5.1.2600.131072 Service Pack 2 Workstation x86
.NET Framework version: 2.0.50727.42 x86
Processor: 1x "Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz" @ ~2792MHz
Physical memory: 502 MB
Tablet PC: no
Locale: pdnr.c: en-US, hklm: en-US, hkcu: n/a, cc: en-NZ, cuic: en-US

Exception details:
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '1000' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'Minimum' and 'Maximum'.
Parameter name: Value
  at System.Windows.Forms.TrackBar.set_Value(Int32 value)
  at EdHarvey.Edfects.Effects.CrossBlurEffectConfigDialog.distanceUpDown_ValueChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  at EdHarvey.UI.NumericSpin.OnValueChanged(EventArgs e)
  at EdHarvey.UI.NumericSpin.set_Value(Decimal value)
  at EdHarvey.Edfects.Effects.CrossBlurEffectConfigDialog.InitDialogFromToken(EffectConfigToken effectTokenCopy)
  at PaintDotNet.Effects.EffectConfigDialog.InitDialogFromToken()
  at PaintDotNet.Effects.EffectConfigDialog.set_EffectToken(EffectConfigToken value)
  at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.RunEffect(Type effectType)
  at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.EffectMenuItem_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
  at PaintDotNet.PdnMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
  at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

I was making the most AMAZING picture ever and it was beautiful and then you're blue effect was used and PDN crashed. And I cried.

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Ed, not sure if this is the right one but I figure it doesnt matter since it applies to you.

Had this crash log when I was using Cross Blur:\

Are you using the latest version?

I believe this bug was fixed some time ago... :?



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Weave & Fast blur is very cool :)

May I ask if you can make Weave Size go above 100?

Found a bug with Weave, Using on a layer with image everything seems fine. But if use on layers with nothing (transparent).

If you move around either sliders, it will keep all angle and size effect on screen (does not refresh) and soon will be just a black filled screen.

Thanks for your time.


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A way to get around that bug for now:

Adjust settings to your liking on layer with image, click OK.

Then Undo, pick the layer you want to Use Weave on,

Use waeve again with settings alreasy set @ what you want.

I'm sure a fix will come soon :)

How about A waeve effect with a random look, so it looks like bricks or tiles like....maybe it won't be called waeve.....hmmmmmm :)


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