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  1. Thanks for the update. I'd forgotten about asking this question. Cheers.
  2. Greetings, Is there a way to take individual commands that can normally only be accessed through a drop-down menu, and add them to the top bar? For example, I'd like to place the unselect button on the top bar so I don't have to go down the Edit menu every time I need to use it. In this specific case, the escape button used to serve as a way to unselect, but that's no longer working that way in most cases. Thanks! BH.
  3. Hi all. I noticed this extension isn't working anymore. I can use the extension, however any alteration to an image gets cancelled when I click OK. It never did this before... Is there an update? I could not find one. Thanks. ------------- I have Boltbait's Color Balance + but I cannot reproduce with this one what the earlier extension does.
  4. Thanks! It works well as a way to bend something, although the angle of the letters doesn't change, which looks a bit odd. I reduced Pressure to a minimum and maxed out Density, using a very large brush setting to match the width of the label. At 700 for the brush, Paint.net crashes. Oh well. I won't need such a large brush anyway, this was just for testing purposes. I tried circle text, but the kerning is atrocious and the resulting label looks bad.
  5. Greetings, I want to bend a map label to follow to the general shape of a mountain, or the course of a river, or a coastline. I haven't found a way to do this. Any suggestions? Thanks, BH.
  6. Where do I launch this from? I think I installed it, using the exe instal file. I can't find the app.
  7. Greetings, Is there a way to increase the number of handling nubs on a line/curve. Thanks. BH.
  8. Greetings. I'm trying to understand how the metalize plugin works. I'm trying to make a shape look like gold, eventually. Some clarification would be appreciated. Thanks! Bruce
  9. Greetings, I'm interested in drawing a 3D cone, but can't find the right plugin for this. Is there one? Also, if I drew a cone seen directly from above, such as a tower's roof (basically a circle with a central point) how would I get the sort of shading that would convey the idea this is a conical shape? The conical gradient built into the basic Paint Net version doesn't quite work in this respect. I tried bevelling, but this produces more of a spherical cupola effect. Thanks! Bruce
  10. Hi Rick. Will there be some future update enabling toolbar customization? It's been five years since the original question. Perhaps this has become a consideration since then.
  11. Thanks! I didn't realise it was listed in that menu. All good now.
  12. OK, thanks again for your help. I reran the plugin at 600 dpi, and the discrepancy is just about gone. I used foreground colors only, which produced a grid on a transparent layer. So far so good!
  13. The grid lines are set at 1 pixel. Should I shoot for a higher resolution yet? Also, is there a way to produce a grid on a transparent background? Right now I'm generating grids on a white canvas. Thanks for your help!
  14. I started over with a new page, 8.5 x 5.5 and reran the grid app. I just needed a grid, not a checkerboard. The res is 300 dpi. This time, the grid is only just a hair off. Not sure why I had such a discrepancy the first time around. Yours looks spot on.
  15. Greetings, I'm looking for a plugin that will allow me to make a grid with paintnet. I have version 4.0.5 with Windows 8.1. I'd found a Gridmaker plugin earlier, but I was not able to install it. http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/4175-grid-maker-plugin/ Is there one that's more recent, available, and actually working? Thanks, BH EDIT: I discovered the plugin was installed. The application was buried under the "effects" menu and then under "render," which explains why I couldn't find it the first time around. The new issue I ran into is that there is no way to get the grid to match a specific size. The grid step runs on a scale of 1 to 1000, but even with that, on a canvas that's 8.5" wide, the grid cannot be made to run exactly 1/4" per square. On the right edge of the page, that grid is about 1/12th of an inch off. Suggestions?
  16. Greetings, I have not been able to install this plugin. I placed the downloaded dll file with the others for paintnet (also in the effects folder), but after relaunching paintnet, I did not see anything different or that had anything to do with making a grid. What's missing? Thanks BH I have Paintnet 4.0.5 with Windows 8.1
  17. Okay, thanks! I did figure out what I was doing wrong. The latitude/longitude layer properties designated it as an "overlay." Swicthing it back to "normal" fixed the problem. It's all working fine now. Typical newb problem I guess!
  18. Greetings The Paint.Net tutorial shows tools to move layers forward or backward. I couldn't find these tools in the layers' drop down menu. Am I missing something? Thanks. Edit ------------------------------ Never mind -- I did find out where these commands were hidden... I'm working on a map, and I'm trying to get latitude and longitude lines to overprint the actual map. As I moved the layer with the lat/longitude lines "forward" they don't appear to overprint the map in the background. Is there some other secret here to get the desired effect?
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