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    Junior Member Naniix's Avatar
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    [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    PLUG-INS NEEDED:

    EDIT: Fixed link, here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/t ... 009-12-06/

    How to install plug-ins: When you download the .zip or .rar file, you see a .dll file. Click "Extract to" and go to my computer - local disk C - Program files - Paint.net - Effects. Put it onto the Effects map.



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    Step 1:

    Open up a new blank image with the size of 400x100



    Step 2:

    add a new layer, and get the gradient tool.

    Primary colour: Whatever you like.

    Secondary colour: Black



    Select Linear, and make this:
    http://yourimg.in/i/owv23fmu.jpg

    Step 3:

    Add a new layer, go to Effects - render - Borders 'N Shapes.

    Border color should be black. Make this:
    http://yourimg.in/i/rebi2tzp.jpg

    Tip: Add some glow to the border to make it look more 3D-ish. (Effects - photo - glow)



    Step 4:

    Add a new layer, and change the colours as the following:

    Primary colour: White, and put the alpha/transparency at between 60 and 80.

    Secondary colour: White, but put the Alpha/transparency at 0



    For those who don't know what the Alpha/transparency is, here's a pic:
    http://yourimg.in/i/s652f0nq.jpg

    get the ellipse tool.


    And make sure you selected making a FILLED SHAPE:


    Drag the circle from point A to point B as shown on the pic:
    http://yourimg.in/i/nf1jhlov.png

    And if you did it right, you get this:
    http://yourimg.in/i/tbqdr062.png

    Oh, by the way. If you want text on your siggy, add a new layer and put between layer 3 and layer 2, so you get this:
    http://yourimg.in/i/mgbpyx65.png

    Do with the text whatever you like.

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Looks pretty nice, but a bit simple. I'm sure that could be easily fixed by the person who is following the tutorial though.
    Good job.


    E: Following your tutorial, I made this. I simply added a render and voila. Doesn't look extremely simple anymore.
    [center:1h4aebo3]
    You want to know the difference.. between a weak burger, and a burger that has STRENGTH?
    [/center:1h4aebo3]

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    My tutorials are just basic Paint.net tutorials, so they are indeed a bit simple. :P

    Btw, nice siggy you made there.

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Phoenix
    Looks pretty nice, but a bit simple. I'm sure that could be easily fixed by the person who is following the tutorial though.
    Good job.


    E: Following your tutorial, I made this. I simply added a render and voila. Doesn't look extremely simple anymore.
    Why is it that your focal looks like it's been plastic packed lol

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Pivotmasta19
    Quote Originally Posted by Green Phoenix
    Looks pretty nice, but a bit simple. I'm sure that could be easily fixed by the person who is following the tutorial though.
    Good job.


    E: Following your tutorial, I made this. I simply added a render and voila. Doesn't look extremely simple anymore.
    Why is it that your focal looks like it's been plastic packed lol
    Let's not make the thread about me.
    [center:1h4aebo3]
    You want to know the difference.. between a weak burger, and a burger that has STRENGTH?
    [/center:1h4aebo3]

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Ahhh,I remember when used to use paint.net before switching to gimp

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperPivot
    Ahhh,I remember when used to use paint.net before switching to gimp
    I remember using GIMP before I switched to photoshop

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Pivotmasta19
    Quote Originally Posted by SuperPivot
    Ahhh,I remember when used to use paint.net before switching to gimp
    I remember using GIMP before I switched to photoshop
    I remember trying to find a photoshop for free >.>,then i DLed gimp

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Might be a weird question but is paint.net free? =p


    Quote Originally Posted by SuperPivot
    Quote Originally Posted by Pivotmasta19
    Quote Originally Posted by SuperPivot
    Ahhh,I remember when used to use paint.net before switching to gimp
    I remember using GIMP before I switched to photoshop
    I remember trying to find a photoshop for free >.>,then i DLed gimp
    I remember finding photoshop for free but I ofcourse did not download it or support that in anyway and I ofcourse would not post the Link in this post. I would of course not advise you to ask me if you get stuck downloading it at any point.

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    Re: [Paint.NET] Glossy, basic siggy tutorial

    Sweet, ive been wanting to learn how to do this, I downloaded paint.net abotu 2 weeks ago
    Bert made PivotMasterDX famous.


 
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