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Posts posted by ardneh

  1. Re: Going back to your existing version if needed.

    From Rule 8:
    Do not ask for older versions of Paint.NET. This is a corollary to #7, but I'm spelling it out separately anyway. We will not provide download links for them -- you are on your own to find them (hint: try a search engine)

    (hint: try a search engine)

    Do a web search using this search term:
    paint.net old versions

  2. Align Object is a plugin, available here.

    Plugin installation instructions

    The red dot should be placed on a new transparent layer above the spiral layer.

    Be sure that the dot layer is above the spiral, and is the active layer when placing the dot.

    Also make sure that there is no selection active.
    Press Ctrl D first to kill any active selection.


    The plugin is used simply to be sure that the dot is centered in the layer.

  3. 1 hour ago, Red ochre said:

    Perhaps you have the selection mode set to 'Subtract' ?


    Yes, either Intersect or Subtract mode will cause this.
    The standard default mode is Replace.

    I made a short video showing another way to do this where you can make color segments of whatever length you wish.
    Video Download


    However if you are determined to use only one layer the video can be safely ignored.


    Remember, regardless of how many layers are used to create an image

    it can easily be saved as a single layer final product.

    Ctrl Shift C         Copy Image
    Ctrl Alt V        Paste into New Image
    Ctrl S            Save

  4. If you have the Windows Store version of paint.net:


    In the Windows Store version of paint.net, the directories for plugins and Shapes are different.


    These locations need to be created manually.


    First navigate to your Documents folder (this may be translated to your system language).


    In it, create a new folder called paint.net App Files

    Then create three subfolders in the new folder. These should be called: Effects, FileTypes and Shapes.

    The correct spelling of these folder names is essential, however Windows

    and paint.net will ignore the capitalization (or lack of).

  5. Do you mean to turn an existing background black, or put a black border around an image?


    To put a black border around an image, set the Secondary color to black and expand the canvas.


    To turn an existing background black, the best way would vary

    depending on the nature of the particular image.

  6. It is located in the Render subfolder.

    Nothing happens, so it is either not working or I don't understand how to use it.

    Not sure what should be entered in the ABC-String box.

    Maybe you could post a screenshot of the IU in use.

    Does this require additional G-MIC related files in the Effects folder?

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