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Stars Effect (madjik's updated ymd:171101)


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Stars Effect Plugin




What's this?

This is a plugin under Effect/render menu. You should use it to create/add stars.

I'm now just reviving the images and the UI.



Download the DLL

Plugin Stars.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png



This plugin is included in the plugins package!




How to install

Close Paint.net


Classic version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects


Microsoft Store version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents



The User interface








Vertex (n): set the quantity of spines for the star.


External Raduis (R1): set the larger radius.


Internal Raduis (R2): set the smaller radius.


Ex/Internal Rotation (a/b): distort the regular star by applying a rotation.


Repeat: reproduce the star as much as the value is set. Need some steps for better effect.


Steps: increment/decrement value between each repetition of the stars.


Drawing options: check the option(s) you need:

...External lines

...Rays from the center


(test it, easy to understand!)


End Caps options: check the option to change the end of the lines :






Gradient:  If checked the repetitions of stars is a gradient from primary color to secondary color.


Anti-Aliasing: (no anti aliasing if brush width is 1)


Brush width








Artwork using New stars (but not only...)



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@MadJik   you have added so much versatility to all your plugins, I am in awe.


These latest additions to 'stars' make this so much fun!  Thank you!   :)




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5 minutes ago, MadJik said:

Sorry to say no, I'm just using the possibilities of the drawline function.

It is ok. I was trying to see if it could be modified to create flowers. 



I managed to create this one using the Kaleidoscope effect. :) 



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