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How to use CustomBrushesMini on a fully visible

image and have the custom brushwork on its own

transparent layer.

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Flatten the image, select all and copy, unflatten and paste into a new layer.

Do the custom-brushing on the newly-made full-image layer,

okay it, then make a new transparent layer and press Ctrl F.

You now have your custom-brushwork on its own

transparent layer.

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Hi All!

I have searched the next 3 features, but I haven't found it. I think, these are not available. If it's true, these are my tips on new version.

1., Save all layers as a jpg

2., Two keyboard-shortcuts, what I can switch the currently layer(Up and down).

3., One keyboard-shortcuts, what I can enable or disable the currently layer's visibility.

Thanks the answer.

Have a nice day!

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Keyboard shortcut to change visibility of the working layer:

F4 + Tab + SpaceBar

( Pressing SpaceBar more than once will toggle visibility on and off.)

If you are working with only two layers,

you can shift which layer is active, too.

Assuming both layers are visible to start:

F4 + Tab + Spacebar + Enter +

Ctrl Z

This will change the working layer and leave both layers visible.

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I just had to share this because I currently am in love with this effect:

Charcoal Drawing from Photo:

1. Take your photo image and remove as much of superfluous background as possible.

2. Artistic > Ink Sketch (outline:70, color:0)

3. Blur > Splinter at defaults

 

Charcoal_Pig.jpg

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I'm not sure this would qualify as a "trick", but I wondered how to do this effect for months as it wasn't officially stated in any tuts or even the getpaint.net manual until I wandered into a random post that stated how to do this "hidden effect". That hidden effect is simply variable rotation in a selection by right clicking & dragging. Quite simple, this is quite useful. Another "hidden" effect would be that you can use the arrow keys to manipulate PDN. Try it, and you'll see what I mean. Very useful for when you're editing a picture pixel-for-pixel.

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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this before, but I've found that a light Smart or Surface Blur can take out all or most of those nasty, low quality picture artifacts.

Original:

http://imway2fat.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/happy-chicken.jpg

Smart Blur on default settings:

http://i42.tinypic.com/10hrhnl.jpg

Surface Blur on default settings:

http://i40.tinypic.com/2uy3e5z.jpg

Surface Blur has lower settings set at default than Smart Blur, but I've still found Smart Blur to be slightly better.

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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this before, but I've found that a light Smart or Surface Blur can take out all or most of those nasty, low quality picture artifacts.

Original:

http://imway2fat.fil...ppy-chicken.jpg

Smart Blur on default settings:

http://i42.tinypic.com/10hrhnl.jpg

Surface Blur on default settings:

http://i40.tinypic.com/2uy3e5z.jpg

Surface Blur has lower settings set at default than Smart Blur, but I've still found Smart Blur to be slightly better.

I use this all the time now, thanks!

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Here's a trick I recently figured out: how to do colourblind filters on PDN.

For those who don't know, a colourblind filter is a filter that simulates colourblindness; ie. it will make your image look like what it would look like to a colourblind person. This is often necessary for website design and other similar applications, to ensure that your graphics will be legible to colourblind persons.

Anyway, here's how I do it - this trick simulates red/green colourblindness since it's the most common form:

I take curves+ and select RGB, then deselect blue and set Red+green into half intensity, ie. set the upper-right dot down to 127 (so the scale is 0-127.)

Then I take pixellab, and enter the commands (in this order!):

Red add to green

Green set to red

And that's it, your image is colourblinded. :)

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Guys I am new, and have read and read and tried google. Dogpile and all the internet search engines.

I need to know HOW TO paste a image into a selection. all that is available that I see in the edit is FILL Selection with

the foreground or background colors. I need to fill or paste a image please.

Many thanks

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