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Engrave / Emboss

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Stop, please. Don't tell me that Paint.NET already has this Effect. I know. But it can only do a very soft Engrave / Emboss. Not a masiv one. Let me explain it to you with pictures, please.
First one can be done with the build-in plugin. The others not.

You can get this and other plugins plus the source code from here
Toli Cuturicu

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This plugin is very good,

Maybe it's time to get a photobucket account for your image attachments. Then you will be able to have your plugin in the 1st post.

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I can see myself using this plugin. Sometimes a DEEP emboss can be used to good effects. Used with something like Zoom Blur Delux on say squares you could make an array of blocks.

As for PhotoBucket I can't access it at work as they have blocked that domain. It's fun trying to follow some of the tutorials when I can't see the images they have used :|

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extremely useful plugin. I've only worked with it for about 1/2 hour but see that this will come in quite handy.

thanks for the plugin .!

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Well, there a big problem with this! It is by no means a simple task.

And you know why? Because it depends of the theme you are using.

At my computer, with XP Standard theme, the window looks just fine.

I don't know what do you use. I will have to scale somehow the window depending of this.

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Well, there a big problem with this! It is by no means a simple task.

And you know why? Because it depends of the theme you are using.

At my computer, with XP Standard theme, the window looks just fine.

I don't know what do you use. I will have to scale somehow the window depending of this.

I don't know, mabye allow it to be resizable to a certain extent? I thought it would be easy because it was a simple slip up when using Visual Studio's design tools :)

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I use WinXP and the Zune theme downloaded from Microsoft, I'm like batman, I like black color :)

It's looks the same as all other builtin XP theme, only the dark colors.

And it has the same problem as Andrew D mentioned.

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Question for Toli or anyone using this plug in

the line on the right started out fully joined prior to using plug in. its the diamond shapes I'm coming up with option for both would be fine. but in this application I'd like a smooth edge option.

embossengravequestion.png

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I use WinXP and the Zune theme downloaded from Microsoft, I'm like batman, I like black color :)

It's looks the same as all other builtin XP theme, only the dark colors.

And it has the same problem as Andrew D mentioned.

Same here with WindowBlinds 6. :(

...I like black color :)...

Same here too... :D

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To: oma

I investigated the problem:

The background was still transparent when you applied my effect. It shoudn't have been.

Please note that the original Emboss Effect does dots in the same circumstances.

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yes background was transparent.

I used the linetool and right clicked and pulled middle two nubs for bezer curves. applied engrave. doesn't happen every time. think its when the line is moved then changed before the nubs are finalized.

seems to happen only when you use the right click.

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Hello Scot,

 

You may find the ideas in this video will help to get the effect you want.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTdV9poYhS0

 

Personally I find this effect difficult - I think it's an optical illusion - the text always appears to come forward for me.

I think the trick maybe to keep the effect subtle.

 

Good luck!

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