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  1. Exactly ^. If the text was in the same layer, even if over a transparent background the OP should have been able to erase or select and (under Edit) Erase Selection. If that can't be done then the text must surely be in another layer. Having the text in a separate layer or even layers is recommended anyway to make thing like erasing simpler.
  2. Those are really, really good concrete textures. If it had not been shown in the very useful tutorial how to do this I would have just thought them actual photographs of real concrete or rock. That third variation and the 'moss' one, if it didn't include the cracks, are exactly the type of background texture I was looking for a few years ago when creating a games console dashboard skin with a weathered rock/stone theme. I never liked any of the real textural pics I found so gave up on the idea. I might go back to it now and give it another go.
  3. The texture shown in your image looks to me like the colour "Fill" option has been changed to "Percent 10" or "Small Confetti" rather than "Solid Colour". If I have understood what you want to do ie. return each area to one colour without texture I think all you have to do is switch the colour "Fill" to Solid colour with 50% Tolerance. Also make sure if you are using Layers that you choose the correct layer for the area you wish to fill.
  4. I'm getting a plugin error message with this on v4.1.5. Tried re-downoading/reinstalling it twice with the same result.
  5. That image is not a good example because all the elements in it have feathered edges. The colour transparency changes so you're never going to get a clean cut edge without adjusting the tolerance a significant amount.
  6. Does not look like its been rotated; maybe I'm misunderstanding but I can not see any difference except the canvas size. What are you actually trying to do? If it is that you want to cut and paste the two halves then you should copy it into a second layer and use the Layers > Flip Horizontal tool. You'd need to expand the canvas size too. If basic rotation is what you were trying to do; with an image like this having a transparent background I'd simply draw a selection box around the subject matter and using the 'Move Selected Pixels'. Position the cursor near one co
  7. I think the problem may be quite simple; the OP is choosing the colour/transparency from the square of the colour selector box ie. the bottom left square which is actually transparent white. To do what I think OP wants to do is choose the Gradient Tool in a new layer above the background image. That will use the Primary and Secondary selected colours. Then just adjust the transparency setting of that layer to suit the purpose intended. If what is wanted is actually to graduate the transparency then one of the colours, either Primary or Secondar
  8. Makes more sense to change the default opening program back to the default Windows picture viewer for all image file types. That way the icon immediately tells you what file type it is. You can open any image file using PDN from the right mouse context menu so it is still just two clicks to open it in PDN. Only other image file type I have which set for PDN to open by default are DDS which I do not use much but is essential for one niche file converter I use. PDN is the quickest tool I have for converting to DDS so it made sense but even that has caused me the occasional file type
  9. Thanks for that, I'd forgotten where Light Rays was kept and that link reminded me it was in Textures rather than Render. A useful plugin and I suspect that the OP's example pic used the added gradient effect that plugin features too.
  10. I thought JPEG 2000 supported transparency, at least that is what I'd read. PDN does support JPEG 2000 (there is/was a working plugin - never tried it myself) and why I made the, maybe pedantic, distinction using the term "originary JPG" which, of course, does not support transparency ie. is nothing to do with PDN.
  11. If you're saving as a JPG then that's likely the reason. It is simply that, at least in this case with PDN, ordinary JPGs do not support transparency. You should save as PNG and you should be good.
  12. Not instead of those very useful plugins, which I use often, but as additional techniques:- Another simple way of doing the same sort of things is just duplicate the text in two transparent layers, the lower layer in black or whatever colour you want, then shifting it left/right/up/down to taste. If you use Blur > Unfocus or other blur type on the lower 'shadow' layer you can create a range of different, shadow and outline effects too.
  13. I think the original examples must have been done all in separate layers as others here have suggested. If you look the shadows are not just overlapping shadows they seem to be using one of the blending modes (Multiply or Additive?). No doubt the experts here will correct me if I'm wrong but AFAIK this can only be done if each element ie. each letter and its shadow, is in a separate layer.
  14. If it were me I'd just redo the orange text with a transparent background. So if you know the font and the method or plugin used to create the soft shadow/outline then it would likely give you a cleaner result than using a colour replacement plugin or Magic Wand. Using colour replacement the small 'shadowed' areas enclosed by the upper case A, B, P and R would be problematic I think. The rest should work by using either of the other methods suggested although, again, the shadows will be problematic and might be best if the 'phone and book were cut out as cle
  15. That's pretty much what I was going to suggest as when I tried Outline plugin even if I'd adjusted the tolerance of the Magic Wand it didn't lead to a clean enough cut out for my liking in this case so I was going to try that sort of thing ^ but thought it might be over-complicated for the OP so didn't post that idea. That Add Union function mentioned: is it a plugin or a setting, if the latter, where?
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