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  1. Okay, I watched the video and I was able to create a new layer and paint it white. But now, I can't merge the two layers. I have tried saving as a png file as you suggested and tried the merge function, but it is now only showing an all white layer. The image of the black cat is gone. I am using paint.net 4.2.9. Is this the latest version? Thanks again.

     

    Jon

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      I did it! I did not attempt to merge the layers. I just saved it as a jpeg and it prompted me to flatten it when saving. I did this and now I can open it as a jpeg and it looks perfect. The only thing is, I'm not really sure how I got here, but it is what I want. It seems the processes when applying them in the program are inconsistent, but to be honest, I don't know. Wow, I think one needs a PhD to run this program. Thanks for your efforts in guiding me Ego.

       

      Jon

  2. Just tried again, with a new layer. This time I unchecked the image layer and it shows what I assume is the new layer, all checkerboard. After selecting paint bucket and right clicking, it changes it to white, but I still see all the flashing imperfections. It's as if it is not painting white, but somehow removing the layer? I don't know. I have no idea what I'm doing. I will watch the tutorial video the other member had posted.

     

    Thank You,

    Jon


     

  3. Hello Ego,

       I was not sure how to reply to your instructions on layers. Perhaps I should have replied in the thread? Anyway, I followed your instructions, however after creating the new layer, 'right clicking' in the image does nothing. In fact, somehow, maybe I tried 'left clicking'? and now the new layer shows a reverse image of the original layer. Instead of a black cat on a white background, the new layer now shows a white cat on a black background and I can't undo it. I will see about deleting the new layer and recreate it and try again. Not sure what I am doing wrong as your instructions appear pretty straight forward.

     

    Thanks Ego,

    Jon

     

     

  4. Hi, I am new to any kind of graphics program. I selected Paint.net because I had read it was much easier to use than other graphics programs. I have searched and read many postings regarding what I am asking but nothing has guided me. This is what I want to do and seems as simple a graphics task as one can imagine. I have created an image of a solid black cat on a white background and I scanned it and opened it with Paint.net. All I want to do is remove the very faint pencil erasure marks and other imperfections that appear on the white background. I want to leave the black cat just as it is. I have tried the following: 1. Selected magic wand and the background. (Perfect! It selects the whole area I want to change) 2. Applied the eraser and it leaves a checkerboard, which I understand is the underlying blank layer. (Fine, now I want to fill in that checkerboard area with the color white so the imperfections are gone) 3. I can not find the correct tool to color the erased section white, just plain white. I am obviously not understanding the many complexities with this program. But, that's okay. I only want to to this one task, at least for now and as I mentioned, I can not find how to do this simple task. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!