GFX Team : Paint.Net Tutorials


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Paint.Net Download > Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing

In this thread I will be posting a number of tutorials on Paint.Net, this freeware application has the capability to produce high quality graphics and effects many of witch can be found to top GFX software like Adobe CS5 photo shop. Paint.Net has many plugins that can be downloaded from its support forum and to download them you don't have to join.

To download plug-ins > Help > Plugins

Example of Plugins



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Very nicely done Ciara. Lots of information and easy to follow. :ying:


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Thank you David :)


Making a transparent background in Paint.Net

Open Paint.Net and you will see a white square you can use this
Click Magic Wand >

Your cursor is now the Magic wand, click anywhere on the white square then press delete on your keyboard, the result is transparency >

Note: Transparency must be saved in Paint.Net or PNG format.


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i like it....well done ciara.;)


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Thank you Richard :)

Importing Layers

A layer can be imported in Paint.Net, resized, rotated and its level of opacity altered >

Open Paint.Net click file then open, now you can open and image file from anywhere on your computer into Paint.Net, or you can right click on a image file and open it in Paint.Net via the right click context menu.

Now you have your image open you can add a layer, click Layers and then click Import from file.

The imported layer opens on top of your first image file and you will see the imported image is what is called a live image (meaning it can be altered without affecting the first layer underneath it, the imported layer can be resized via click / hold and drag, if you right click the image can be rotated.

Opacity can be altered buy clicking Layers then Layer properties, a small window opens and opacity can be altered via a slide control



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All plugins for Paint.Net can be found Here and you don't have to join the forum to download.

Today we are going to look at Metallize / plugin - dpy's Pack at the above link

Metallize gives a chrome or metallic sheen to an image. When you have your image in Paint.Net go Menu > Effects > Photo > Metallize

I'm using the AMD Logo

There are quite simple settings in Metallize but they have a very wide range, have fun ! :)



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Thanks for this tutorial ciara, i did manage to follow the steps.:redface:


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Thanks Richard, I will be posting another today or tomorrow :)


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This is on hold ATM as GFX is now restricted to 90 pixels high

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