View Full Version : Creating some not-so-random coastlines with Paint.NET

01-22-2010, 05:16 AM
This might be info just for me, but .. Just in case. I downloaded the newest version of Paint.NET today, and it seems it has some new features. Specifically, it has this new distort effect called "Dents" and works wonders for roughing up an otherwise clean coastline, creating a bit of extra flavor. You do hafta fidgit with it though. Just thought I would throw this out there.

First, open up or draw a quick coastline image:


Second, open up the Dents Effect dialog, via [ Effects > Distort > Dents ].


When the dialog comes up, you will see something akin to:


Now, you just simply need to tweak the settings, and hit apply.


Steel General
01-22-2010, 06:58 AM
Cool...thx for posting - there are a few other PDN users here so I'm sure this will be helpful.

01-22-2010, 12:05 PM
Faster is always better :)


Servant Of Thor
02-13-2010, 06:53 PM
Just wanna point out,Roba's, i think, tutorial on making coastlines is GIMP also works in paint.net. But this is musch faster! =)

02-09-2011, 04:23 PM
Thanks, Golem - I'll try that for my next attempt. I've beenusing RobA's cloud-threshold-mask approach and I really love it.

02-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Thank you. SO MUCH. I was just looking for something like this. I guess I better download the new version...

02-09-2011, 11:16 PM
@euio - Yes. Yes you should. :D

ETA: whaat seems to work best for me is altering the scale and roughness of the dents, but not messing too much with the refraction. Did that fit with your work also?