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Questions about the freeware program for digital photo editing. Paint.net is currently only available for Windows.

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In paint.net, how to configure the coordinate system to have it's origin to the center of my image?

When openning an image with paint.net, the origin of the coordinate system is in the top left corner. I want it to be at the center of my image: Is it possible. If yes, how ? Edit: I have to get ...
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I'm trying to replace/change colors in an image

I have this logo that came along with a theme: On a website, a new branding occurred, and now we have a limited range of colors: --color-primary-blue: rgb (44, 45, 101); --color-primary-...
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How can I smoothen edges in a superimposed image?

How can I make this image look smooth using Paint.Net? What tools should I use?
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Shift white to a color like the hue tool can

I have an image with a lot of white with intricate transparency. Basically it's like this example but white [used black background for visibility, click for more accurate example]. I want to ...
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Photoshop: Pasting PNG from the web turns transparency black

I have searched for a solution to this problem and I have found many answers, all of which tell me that this is not an issue with Photoshop, but an issue with Windows. They will tell me: "The ...
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Coloring a transparent black/white image

Given a black and white image like lips, how would I get those in red? I don't want to use global flood filling, because that may not consider alpha transparency correcly. How would I do that with ...
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How do I replace the blue color with red in this image?

I'd like to replace the blue in the linked image with red. What is the easiest and best-looking way to do this? I had the idea of selecting the gold trim and colorizing the inverse, but that would ...
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How do I change white background in Paint.NET to transparent when the edges are blurry

If you take an existing image that has a shape on a white background and you want to make the background transparent it's relatively simple to use the magic wand tool to select the background, delete ...
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What's the most efficient way to export all layers of a Paint.NET .pdn file to separate images?

I have a .pdn file with 82 layers. I want to export all of these to separate files (with the end goal being to make a video file slide show). What is the most efficient way to do this? I started down ...
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Is there a way to create this particular "Pixel Smoothing" Effect in Paint.NET or any other program/site?

So, a while back I was looking for ways to improve the textures of a particular game, and I came across a Pixel Smoothing algorithm for the game Terraria. I particularly had an interest in using this ...
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How does one align two maps with different projections in GIMP or a similar program?

I am trying to take a modern world map and transpose historical borders taken from various snippets of other maps onto it. Unfortunately these maps are all of different perspectives and thus no amount ...
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How to get a gradient (not color!) effect in paint.net or gimp

Is it possible to obtain a gradient (aka gradual) distort (or other) effect in paint.net or gimp? How? For example: pixelate: start on the left with pixels 2x2, and end on the right with pixels 10x10;...
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How can I make a printable map for a spherical Earth globe?

Preferably, with a non professional free software, such as Gimp or Paint.net. In essence, I want to turn this: into this: How can I portion the image in multiple pieces with the same area? How ...
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How do I make a brush more rough?

I am trying to have a brush like the one on the left (Paint.net). I have tried everything I could, but I can't make it rougher in Photoshop (right side of the picture). As you can see the Paint.net ...
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How to blend text to background so it looks burned in paint.net?

I'm working on artwork for which currently looks like this: It currently has 3 layers: The white background which I'll delete later. The image of the photo. The text. Currently the text is just ...
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How do I remove upscaling errors in paint.NET

I'm working on a simple cover art and I initially designed it like this: This image is 400 x 400 pixels. However, now I have upscaled it and added some cool stuff to the image to make it look like ...
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Help and guidance needed to proceed [closed]

I've been 'graphic designing' (I guess) for not so long. I quickly became interested in typography (still am) I saw some of kurzgesagts videos and saw some really good typography. I tried to recreate ...
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'shine' in letters

So I made this with the help of another image As you can see the letters have a kind of 'shine'. (I do not know what to call it) I know where to put this shine on very few letters taken from the ...
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Howto convert a RGB8888 png into a RGBA8888 png?

Does someone know how to convert RGB8888 png into a RGBA8888 png? I am using paint.net or paint, but I cant find any way to do so.
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How to pixelize an image without antialiasing effect in paint.net

I have an image that I would like to pixelize, but after pixelizing I have colors with transparency (antialiased). How would I prevent this?
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How to get rid of white edges

I've searched for the answer here and online, but to no avail. MSPaint only allows 90 degree increment rotations, so I want to tessellate using Paint.net instead. But when I clone an image, it ...
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How can I make the hard color transitions in this image less extreme while still keeping the image quality?

So I have this image. In the image, there are hard changes in color like this. In paint.net, how can I make those transitions less extreme without losing any of the image quality and tileability? I ...
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How can I gradient a multicoloured line into another to create a cleanly gradiented rectangle?

I'm trying to blend one vertical line of multicoloured pixels (1px width, 200 px height) on the left, into another vertical line of multicoloured pixels (1px width 200px height) on the right, with a ...
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Remove Background keep Shadow

I have a shadow on a solid coloured background. I know that the colour of the shadow is black (#000000), and I know exactly what the background colour is. How can I remove the colored background ...
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Colorize logo images with Photoshop or paint.NET

I am looking for a way to colorize images like on this page: http://pinetools.com/colorize-image You have an image with transparency, then the remaining pixels are converted to the specified color. ...
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CMYK colors dont add up to 100% ? Whats the trick to mix a color?

I have a formula for mixing a CMYK-OGV color that I want its C:0,M:16,Y:0,K:0,O:0,G:0,V:0. I got my formula from the Pantone CMYK Extended Gamut guide that was created to create Pantone shades using ...
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Paint.NET - override default settings?

Whenever I open Paint.NET, the smoothing, anti-aliasing and flood fill % settings are always enabled. Can I override the program's settings so that these are instead disabled by default? Thanks.
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What's the best way to downsize alpha transparent images in Photoshop?

I'm trying to downsize a very large app logo with alpha transparency in Photoshop CC, but I can't seem to replicate the sharpness that I get using paint.net. Below are a couple images I've created to ...
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How to upscale a non-vector PNG pixel image without lossiness or blur?

I see it said pretty much everywhere that you can't upscale a non vector image without some lossiness and blur, but how does the zoom tool work differently? Example: I'm trying to make this: about ...
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Are there combinations of hue-sat-brightness equal?

So I coded a customized palette-creation script but when copying palettes to paint.net and other pieces of software I notice something weird: Occasionally when I create a colour it will slightly ...
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How can I deglarify an image?

I was provided an image file, which is a photo of a painting; unfortunately, the photo is not of the best quality, and shows glare. How can I "deglarify" the image? I do not have Photoshop, but I do ...
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How to get a "pour" effect [closed]

I am trying to manipulate an image so that it looks like it is being poured out of a jug as a stream. Unfortunately I don't have access to Photoshop, but I do have paint.net. I got fairly far with the ...
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Need help reducing file size Photoshop, gimp, paint.net [duplicate]

I have been asked to compress an image that will be used for mass email, the image is currently 628 KB and needs to be 50 KB maximum, I have been advised to use PNG files. I have also been asked to ...
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What is the proper way to perform color replacement

Currently, I have a good image, which I originally obtain from web. Since I have 2 different themes for my app. I need a same image, but with different foreground color. I use "bucket fill", to ...
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Create a Large Image (172500x172500) in Paint or Similar Program

I need to create a large image .png with a resolution of 172500 pixels by 172500 pixels. I am using the image as a geographical map with different colours representing different heights and features. ...
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Paint.net file recovery [closed]

I was working on a project today on Paint.net when it suddenly crashed before I saved my work. Is there a way I can recover it?
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How to apply the difference between 2 colors to another color?

I have 2 objects that differs in color (Dark / Light variant). I want to create the same 2 objects but in another color scheme (Red, Green, Orange, Purple, ...) This can normally be done by chaning ...
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Resize before or after working on image/text layers

I make up simple images for my blog and wonder if I could do them a better way. I currently resize the image down to 1200px wide (my default size for the blog) and then add mostly text layers (...
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How to make a watermark like this? [closed]

If possible I want to make it in paint.net/gimp because I don't have access to PS. I have tried a few programs for massive watemarking but none of them had the option for the text to look like that.
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Background consisting of various pixels

I tried to make a background like the following: When zoomed in, you can see it consists of different shades of pixels. But I don't know how to make such kind of patterns. I think it's like a ...
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How to crop a round image with transparent background?

I am currently working on a site. I want to create custom radio buttons. The background of the website is an image. So I want the radio button to seamlessly integrate with this background image. I ...
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Is there is a way to see the size of the selection rectangle in Paint.NET

Is there is a way to see the size of the selection rectangle in Paint.NET e.g. if I select a 5x5 square, can I see that is it 5x5 without having to count pixels. I know there is a ruler on the side, ...
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How to navigate to given coordinates in paint.net?

I'm using the Rectangle Select tool - I'm selecting an area of 300px x 300px, starting from 0,0 coordinates. I'd like to quickly jump to coordinates 300,0. Is there any shortcut which I can use to ...
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How do you make an array of blank, 8 by 8 sprite sheets in Paint.NET?

Ok. This will be hard to explain. Basically, I have made an 8 by 8 sprite sheet in preparation for a Java 2D RPG I'm making. I made this in Paint.NET. Here is what it looks like: You see, I'm not new ...
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Removing fill from text embedded in image

I have a PNG file with text scattered over the image. I want to remove the dark fill in the letters leaving just an outline for use in a laser printer. What's the best way to go about achieving this (...
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how to learn? What resources to start looking at [closed]

I am kind of just starting out in learning how to create interesting monochrome designs in Paint.net. Now, I can learn the technique in just about application. What I would like to know is where (...
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Is it possible to export a layered PNG file from Photoshop to Paint.net?

I do not have Photoshop installed on my own local machine unfortunately, but would like to know if Photoshop can export an image file to a PNG and retain the separate layers for a different program ...
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Making parts of image transparent - am I doing it right?

First, I want to make it very clear that I am a newbie in the graphic design field and I have no idea of how things are done. I am more a programmer than a designer. I have been making a Google ...
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How to make rough background with Paint.NET?

How to draw an icon with rough background like that: Is it possible to do this with some fill tool?
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How to add an inside shadow to a white object on a colored background?

Well, how to make image-2 from image-1 (in Paint.NET)?
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