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First of all, I'm posting this here, because it's more of a little idea of mine than a legitimate tutorial. In other words, I just can't be arsed into making a tutorial right now, and if I did, it would be a really simple tutorial, not really worth posting.

Okay, so one of the few major flaws (in my opinion) with Paint.NET is the lack of being able to use custom brushes. Apparently Rick should have them in Paint.NET some time into the distant future, but until then, we have to live without them. Now, custom brushes in Photoshop are usually just cropped B&W images that have had their brightness and contrast altered slightly.

Now, who's to say that we can't make custom brushes in PDN? By cropping out images using my cropping tutorial, or any other method you see fit, making the image black and white, and then fooling around with the contrast, then saving the image as a PNG or GIF, you can create little decals and logos that are basically the equivalent of custom brushes. To save memory and time, you could compile them onto a little sheet for future use, and simply open them up as a separate image, and copy/paste them as you need.

Attached is an example of what I'm talking about, a 1960's themed brush sheet that I've thrown together. Now, I didn't upload this to DeviantART because it kept messing up the transparency, and photobucket doesn't accept images this large, so instead I'm just giving a filefront attachment.

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If you understand how this could be useful, and want to share your own work, feel free to post brush sheets of your own.

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Shhhhh......You are giving away my secrets :lol: :shock:

Anywayz....This should've fixed your transparency problem. Check and let me know.

http://www.mediafire.com/?cxgugggz3eb

So you can post on dA :)

Glad to see someone is willing and able to find ways around Problems/Limitations! :)

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Shhhhh......You are giving away my secrets :lol: :shock:

Anywayz....This should've fixed your transparency problem. Check and let me know.

http://www.mediafire.com/?cxgugggz3eb

So you can post on dA :)

Glad to see someone is willing and able to find ways around Problems/Limitations! :)

No! Not MediaFire! They lose all your files!

Anyways, nice brush sheet, TC.

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Just for temp keep, if it works, I'm sure Tendercrisp will put it on his dA :)

Besides, I still have it on my loacal drive :wink:

Appreciate your concern, ash, but sadly, it still didn't work for me. The transparency still showed up all wacky on DA, even in full view.

:? Lets try another method...See if it's ok this time...

http://www.mediafire.com/?6zxn41zlv46

Dumb mediafire, kept assuming this was the same as the last file...so I had to zip it.

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If you put the images on a different layer and clone stamp, you would be able to do that.

 

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"run this by me again" just cut and paste?

I thought brushes was you load the image brush and drag it across the page and get a series of the same image not cut one paste one cut one paste one.

Without a bruch system, How did you think I made some of my Art? (Saber tooth for 1) :)

Cut and paste is hard work, but this is the way around PDN's limitations for now. At least until version4....

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this is a bit off but did anything ever come of the photo flood fill being changed to be able to rotate the pictures to follow curves?

as brought up by Madjik on the photo flood fill plug in page

An idea to 'refresh' this plugin:

I've got an image with a transparent border (or not) like a single leave of tree.

I would like this plugin to fill randomly the selection with the image.

Randomly for the x,y position, and also with a random rotation +/- angle...

What do you think about it?

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If you put the images on a different layer and clone stamp, you would be able to do that.

As i said, i have been trying that technique.

Difficult; yes. Impossible, no.

I need to figure out a way to make the edges smooth.

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If you put the images on a different layer and clone stamp, you would be able to do that.

As i said, i have been trying that technique.

Difficult; yes. Impossible, no.

I need to figure out a way to make the edges smooth.

Wouldn't using clone stamp only be able to clone that 1 spot?

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If you fill an entire layer with the image you want to clone from, it can act a bit like a brush in another layer. But I admit I haven’t perfected the technique. As I said: Difficult. The edges are the problem.

I made Lisa in this on, that way. But made the edges in a layer on top of it all.

http://leif-j.deviantart.com/art/Lisa-painting-54174759

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Ash - It's not a perfect way to do things. But I think a Paste Brush would be very helpful in this regard.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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