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How to make lightning using Paint.NET

Here is a quick and simple method for making lightning using the freeware Paint.NET program

  • Create a new image 800 x 600 at 72 dpi


  • using the marque selection tool select the left half of the image
  • fill the selection with black by pressing the backspace key


  • deselect all by pressing CTRL+D
  • Apply Gausuan blur

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  • Render difference clouds using the Negation mode

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  • Adjust levels to remove extraneus clouds

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  • Apply Sepia filter


  • Using Hue/Saturation to colorize the lightning


Placing the Lightning in a Scene

  • Open a dark image
  • Paste lighhtning image into a new layer
  • erase unwanter