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Sparkles Effect Plugin (ymd:100725)

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I downloaded your Special Effect and installed it into my Effects file under Paint.net.

Forgive me for saying this, your program doesn't work.

I have followed every step of your instructions.

I used the effect and adjusted it and not a darn thing happens.

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To xmariusx and Miroku4444:

The glitters are created from the top-left corner to the bottom-right corner. So if the limit is too low only the top of the image is covered.

Read the post 1 for more details.

...and increase the Brightness value to have less bright pixel selected...

another way is to make a selection area.

another other way is to add a new layer, fill this layer with black and press F4 to set the blend mode to additive, then put some white dots where you want to have some sparkles...

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Heh,heh,heh,I have had this plugin for more than a year and have never been able to figure it out or get it to work right,lol. I just came back here and read what each slider does,then I scrolled down and read MadJik's explanations on how to achieve each type of effect. And wouldn't ya know it? Just by doing some reading above I can now make it work perfectly. I would suggest that others might want to read a bit before asking the same question that keeps popping up,lol.

Thanks MadJik,another very fine plugin. B)

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Umm..I was making a stary night scene. I made the moon glow before downloading this plugin using a different way...But When I was making stars I made some white dots then when I was using the plugin..The sparkles come at the moon!  I want them to come at the stars.. Please help.

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put the moon on its own layer and the stars on another.

The plugin puts sparkles on bright spots in the picture. The moon is a LOT of bright, so if you have the moon on the same layer, it will hog all of your sparkles

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put the moon on its own layer and the stars on another.

The plugin puts sparkles on bright spots in the picture. The moon is a LOT of bright, so if you have the moon on the same layer, it will hog all of your sparkles

Thanks, What I was doing is I flatten the pic, then I was doing it *Facepalm* :noes:

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Make sure you have the image layer selected. It won't do anything if you run it on a blank layer.

 

Then try playing with the settings. I had no trouble getting it to add plenty of sparkles and highlights.

 

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