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Yea, thats not easy. My suggetion would be blender, but if you want to do it in paint.net, it would take a long time, and theres no easy way to do it. All I can think of is paintbrush/blurs, which is kinda like what the guy in that video you showed me did. Its not easy to make 3D looking stuff in a 2D editor.

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It won't be easy on PDN but it CAN be done.

Blender might be over kill.

GIMP with custom brushes would be easy.

But I don't work with GIMP.

PDN all the way!! :lol:

Blender or anim8or would be the most realistic way to do it, but it might be easier in pdn or GIMP depending on the complexity. For simple stuff, you could do it in pdn or GIMP, but if you are working on a big file and you want realism, I suggest rendering it.

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It won't be easy on PDN but it CAN be done.

Blender might be over kill.

GIMP with custom brushes would be easy.

But I don't work with GIMP.

PDN all the way!! :lol:

Blender or anim8or would be the most realistic way to do it, but it might be easier in pdn or GIMP depending on the complexity. For simple stuff, you could do it in pdn or GIMP, but if you are working on a big file and you want realism, I suggest rendering it.

I agree with you that blender would make it even easier and such.

I only gave gimp after watching the video, since I see the guy use lots of brushes for that image. :)

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It won't be easy on PDN but it CAN be done.

Blender might be over kill.

GIMP with custom brushes would be easy.

But I don't work with GIMP.

PDN all the way!! :lol:

Blender or anim8or would be the most realistic way to do it, but it might be easier in pdn or GIMP depending on the complexity. For simple stuff, you could do it in pdn or GIMP, but if you are working on a big file and you want realism, I suggest rendering it.

I agree with you that blender would make it even easier and such.

I only gave gimp after watching the video, since I see the guy use lots of brushes for that image. :)

Those videos are about people doing stuff in a program that isnt meant for it, or stuff that would be really hard. Kinda like all those ms paint videos on those people making all that cool stuff. In order to do realistic shading in a 2D editor, you need to visualize the image as 3D, and have the lighting effects affect the image based on your view of the 2D image. There is no 2D editor that can get shading easily, and thats why people make videos on them doing it. To show off their skills. Its just like how ms paint isnt made for anything but the most basic of all basic graphics, yet people show off and make videos of them doing amazing stuff in it.

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