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This is something I was looking for as well. The code was almost identical to the sample code of the CodeLab Tutorial Part 1 - Simple plugins walkthrough. So after a couple minutes, there is now a simple plugin to do this job right from Paint.NET. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90776664/Paint.NET/AlphaColor.dll


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I'm not at all familiar with Paint .NET. However RGB and CMYK are both color models. A lot of programs have a setting that allows you to change which color mode you are using. But after I Googled around a bit I found out that Paint .NET doesn't support CMYK (or at least not on its own). GIMP, another free image-editing software also doesn't support CMYK ...


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Paint.net and Gimp Below is a detailed example of how to do this in Photoshop. However, both Gimp and paint.net have the same capabilities, though the tools have slightly different names. The Gimp equivalent to Photoshops magic wand tool is Fuzzy select. You should be able to achieve the same result. photoshop. Select the white background with the magic ...


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I believe you're stuck with trial and error. Depending on the complexity of the shadow, it might not be so bad. Here's how I usually do it (in Photoshop, but the steps should be similar for other programs)... Duplicate the layer with the shadow that needs to be reproduced. Mask the upper layer so that you are looking at an image comprised of both layers. ...


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Take a look at this tutorial: http://cscroman.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/paint-net-torn-paper-effect/ In short Create a layer on top filled with white. Add a third layer on top of all of those. Draw the line of your torn paper on this layer in black. "Merge Layer Down" on layer 3. Layers 2 and 3 will be merged. Duplicate this layer Gaussian blur the lower ...


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If you're basing your design on illusion you're doing it wrong. design is a translation of reality, you're trying to communicate something via the visual senses. It gets subjective that is why you are having trouble. When you get into some of the modernist ideas like Bauhaus you will see a lot of math. Even in Roman times they had a lot of math to build ...


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Graphic Design is based not on illusion, but on communication. Design may use illusion to help get a message across or create a desirable user experience, but that is a matter of particular techniques used for a specific purpose, not a fundamental of design. Modern tools make some of these visual tricks easy to employ, which is why drop-shadows became so ...


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Just use this awesome tool to upload it and find out! http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont If that image is transparent, as it appears to be, you might have to put a black background behind the text and resave so there is more contrast for the tool to figure it out. Style is a gradient drop-shadow and white text color.


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covering about your text filled gradient follow one of this and change your color according to your requirement Gradient filled text Video about gradient text fill All about gradient in paint.net


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This probably belongs on SU or SO, but since we're here, and it's vaguely design-related, here goes: Since a .pal is a "sidecar" file, it only has to have the same name as the bitmap file it accompanies and be in the same directory. The fast way to do what you need would be to construct a simple script in Mac OS or Windows. There is no need to open the ...


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You can't. Paint.net is RGB only. GIMP is an RGB editor as well...no native CMYK support. PhotoShop is your best best bet for CMYK support. All that said, I bet you it doesn't matter. They can likely handle an RGB JPG just fine and they likely just didn't have someone all that knowledgeable write up the spec.


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You can try RGGJAN fork of GIMP available at partha.com (bottom links in the left sidebar). It has an improved tool for selecting objects. You just select general area, mark the object with a brush, and you get your selection. Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kkQ1r5g49d4


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Found it myself but will accept any answer that is better Make sure the edit you are working in is in top layer. If not bring it all the way to top. Work in the same layer, draw a rectangle selection on area you want to create blur Go to Menu > Effects > Blurs > Gaussian Blur and set the amount. Your selected area will not be blurred. If you ...


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I'm not familiar with paint.net specifically, but if you see a sharp image in the editor and it's blurry after export then it is being blurred by the program, not compression. Compression doesn't create blur, but one of the ways that a program can improve the jpeg compression ratio of an image is to give it a slight blur. In Photoshop, for example, there is ...


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JPG is a lossy scheme. There will always be image degradation when saving as a jpg. If you started with a jpg, then save to a jpg things get even worse, fast. If a jpg set on maximum quality is not yielding the results you wish, then chances are there is no solution other than to live with the quality you are getting if the image must be a jpg. You might ...


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If you want to be able to edit the shadow later, the torn page effect can be achieved using this plugin: Drop Shadow Plugin for Paint.net If you don't know how to install plugins you can learn here. What you first need to do is recreate the torn border of the page, erasing some parts manually. Then go into Effects > Object > Drop Shadow and change the ...


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Paint.net is a basic bitmap-only application without vector tools. When you draw shapes, they are pixel-based and can't be rescaled or reshaped anymore. You should consider using a more sophisticated application, e.g., RealWorld Paint 2013, GIMP, Inkscape (vector-based), or what have you...


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When you say that you need an .eps file for a cutting machine, does it mean you need the graphics to be in vector format? Because, after you put them into Paint.Net, they are not vectors, just simple bitmaps, and they won't turn into vectors even when placed in an .svg, .eps, or .pdf file. So, I believe, the first problem to solve is: how to save the ...


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As a developer, I just wrote a small C# program to perform this task for me: public class Program { public const string IMAGE = @"logo.png"; public static void Main(string[] args) { Color targetColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 3, 143, 106); using (var image = Bitmap.FromFile(IMAGE)) { using (var bmp = new Bitmap(image)) { ...


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I have tried and failed to find a way to do this directly in Paint.NET 3.36. You can't do it by filling a selection, as selections comprise whole pixels only, not alpha. The Tolerance setting on the Magic Wand tool just determines the colour threshold for selection of whole pixels. Neither can you fake it with a "fill" layer above, as you can't use the ...


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JPEG saves brightness (luminance) and color (chrominance) of the image in separate channels. And JPEG has an option (used in your case) to save chrominance at half of resolution, since human eye is generally much less sensitive to changes of color hue than brightness. So what you're seeing is "4:2:2" type of JPEG. To get perfectly sharp edges you need ...


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This may be a little late, but here's my answer :D I'm not sure if there's an easier way, per say, but after looking into it, I think you can do the following. In Paint.NET, you can expand your Color palette with the More>> button, this is the first step to finding the equivalent color-shifts for another color, let's say a blue. You will now see the RGB ...


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In the image below, I've used the magic wand to select the pixels in the mobile phone icon, I then apply a Photoshop style. There are numerous other ways of achieving what you want that include adding a mask as mentioned above, or creating a new layer with this outline selected and filling with a new color. Try to find the equivalent actions in GIMP if you ...


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I'm not familiar with GIMP or Paint.NET, but there is a nice plugin for Photoshop called "kill white". This removes white areas from an image. After applying this filter you can then refill the white areas if there were any removed. Hope this helps. http://mikes3d.com/extra/scripting-plugins/killwhite/


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Design is a broad term that applies as equally to a graphic designer as it does a programmer. When you are creating something, you are designing it. Design has lots of elements to it. You mentioned two (of many): engineering and illustration. In the context of graphic design, most of what we create is illustrated as a facsimile. Typically printed on paper ...


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Photoshop has built-in tools to select 1 px tall or 1 px wide slices from an image. Look under the Marquee selection tool. Just build your gradient any way that's convenient, then use the 1 px selection tool to select a sliver, copy to a new document and Save for Web. What you see in the example is shading applied over the background gradient. The fact that ...


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While this is not the same font, I've recreated the image as best I could, using Paint.NET The process is as follows: Create a new layer & choose black. Type your text using the text tool, be sure to pick the proper font, size & style Duplicate this layer and choose Adjustments > Invert Colors. Choose your first layer of text and then the Move ...



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