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About a year ago I found a tutorial for vectorizing images with Paint.net & now I couldn't find it to save my life. Does anyone happen to where to find it or another one like it? The one I saw was on a site that was for Paint.Net & Photoshop tutorials. I've searched this site, been all over Google.....I got nada.

Here's an example:

Before vectorizing...

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After vectorizing...

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I've seen stuff one the web about this not being possible with PDN but it is, I've tried it.

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It is possible! Of course I'm not talking about a automatic process like vectormagic.com, it was a step by step tutorial. I'm gonna find it and prove all of you wrong because I now it can be done.

You dont understand: Paint.NET (Not VectorMagic) cannot vectorize images, work with vector images, create vector layers, NOTHING. Paint.NET CANNOT work with vector images!

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It is possible! Of course I'm not talking about a automatic process like vectormagic.com, it was a step by step tutorial. I'm gonna find it and prove all of you wrong because I now it can be done.

You dont understand: Paint.NET (Not VectorMagic) cannot vectorize images, work with vector images, create vector layers, NOTHING. Paint.NET CANNOT work with vector images!

I don't care what you call it, all I know is a while ago I saw a tutorial for paint.net that had step by step instructions for making a picture go from the "before" image above to the "after" one. I probably won't be able to find it but I'm try like hell to & if I do run across it again you'll see...

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As per what MR said, are you sure it wasn't just a tutorial that used another program to vectorize an image, but used Paint.NET in some part of the process?

No, the entire thing was done in PDN. Why do you people find this so hard to believe? :? I swear it's the truth.

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Ok your probably saying that pdn was used to make an image look like a vector and yes that could be done by just using the line/fill tools however "vector" is a type of image that pdn cannot create. Does that make any sense?

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Ok your probably saying that pdn was used to make an image look like a vector and yes that could be done by just using the line/fill tools however "vector" is a type of image that pdn cannot create. Does that make any sense?

If that is the case, then it is simply the Oil Painting effect.

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I think I know why what you are talking about is confusing. When you say vectorise, are you talking about converting an image to vector format or simply getting a vector-style effect?

Exactly!:D I'm talking about achieving the effect, I don't even know what a "vector format" is.

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:| Are you serious? You should have said Vector Effect. As previously said, use Oil Painting by going to Effects-> Artistic

I didn't know it was called "Vector Effect".

I'm experimenting with the oil painting effect right now and it does look like what I want but it's not nearly as impressive as the tutorial I saw.

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this is a quick one most likely each picture will be a bit different settings but play with oil painting then median and use another copy of the original overlay at low opacity. as you can see smooth areas like arms come out best. high contour areas like the face so so.

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re loading down the page I played with and actually wrote down my settings. :lol:

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How bout everyone take the first pic in this thread and spend a couple minutes experimenting in PDN and try to get that vector like style. I'm sure with all the talent we have here we can find something that works ;)

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How bout everyone take the first pic in this thread and spend a couple minutes experimenting in PDN and try to get that vector like style. I'm sure with all the talent we have here we can find something that works ;)

Already did, but didn't save the result.

You fool :? :mrgreen:

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here's what I did....

1.) Duplicated it, unchecked the first layer.

2.) On the second layer I used the oil paint effect with the brush size at 3 and the coarsness at 3

3.) Used median on the second layer with the radius at 3 & the percentile at 50

4.) Re-checked the top layer and set it's mode to Darken with the opacity at 225.

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Stock:

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Vector-ish:

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I'm still working on getting it down to a few easy steps, the only thing is that what would work for a small pic wont work the same on a bigger pic.

The main effects I used were median at low levels and sharpen+.

EDIT: I think I might have found a way...

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I know it's not exactly like his example but it's getting close :)

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