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Downloadable Paint tool (Free) for pleasure and possible use

 
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2bims



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:29 pm    Post subject: Downloadable Paint tool (Free) for pleasure and possible use Reply with quote

Now I'm sure there are many computer litterate types out there, and others who may be building project bikes, so for those that dont have use of an adequate "paint tool" there is this one that is freely downloadable
It is easy to do (anyone can do it), and it could save you time and grief later. I'll assume a basic understanding of photo editing and computer use.

first off: download PAINT.NET from here:

http://filehippo.com/download_paint.net


open it up and open up an image of your bike





next create a duplicate LAYER and it will be the upper layer that you will adjust.



Next hit Ctrl+Shift+U to open up the HUE/SATURATION/LIGHTNESS
now try sliding HUE to see what happens - the colours change....BUT ....ALL colours change and there may be some that you wish to leave untouched..







simply RUB OUT (using the little eraser tool) the bits on this upper layer you don't want so as to expose the originals underneath


Here I have deselected a layer so you can see what has been removed, the image below is with both layers back together

once you are happy SAVE AS a jpeg...it will ask if you want to FLATTEN the image, select OK (all this does is combine the layers).

any questions?

good...now go and play and see what bizarre colour schemes you can come up with





JOB DONE


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2bims



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to show you why its useful, i.e. what not to do, and other uses, such as pencil drgs (create your own paint by numbers for Xmas?)


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oily



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good but you fell in the first couple of lines........

"I'll assume a basic understanding of photo editing and computer use. "
Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Computers ain't my bag either other than email, ebay and google search, so I let my 9 year old son have a go instead, he's always keen to earn his pocket money Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Nice one, thats great! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

who parked that DB2 outside my house without permission?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much fun, thinking of doing an "Andy Warhol" quad collage aka Marilyn Monroe

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeeKay wrote:
who parked that DB2 outside my house without permission?

Nice to have you back GeeKay, are you still playing catch-up at work since your Italian marathon?
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