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Everything posted by ardneh

  1. Set your Primary color to zero Opacity. Activate Paint Bucket. Set Blending mode to Overwrite. With the Shift key down, click the white with the Paint Bucket.
  2. Your original question has been answered. Now we are into new territory, which is okay. It's difficult to give the best advice because we don't know the specifics of the image you are working on. Ideally, if you make a new object (rectangular or not) it would be on its own layer, making it easy to move with the Move tool. If the area you want to work on is not on its own layer, recreate the selection, make a new layer, fill the selection using the Paint Bucket. Make that layer not-visible. You can always regain the selection by Magic Wand-ing the saved filled selection.
  3. There seems to be a logical inconsistency in how the Colors window works. Using the palette, if Primary is in focus, left-click changes the primary color, right-click changes the secondary color. If Secondary is in focus, left-click changes the secondary color, right-click changes the secondary color. It would make more sense for left-click to always affect primary color and right-click to always affect secondary color, regardless of whether Primary or Secondary is in focus.
  4. Adjust the size using the Move Selection tool.
  5. Another option is to Color Pick the blue, then run Kill Color Keeper plugin, set to Kill Color.
  6. Are you using WindowBlinds or another theming software?
  7. If you paste directly onto your image, the transparency will also paste. Paste into a new layer above your image.
  8. So, just paste it into a new layer above the image that you want to add it to.
  9. There are a number of ways to remove backgrounds. The best way will depend on the specific image that you are working with. If you can post the image we will be better able to give good advice.
  10. Yes. Things have changed. New layers are now black alpha. This change was made without my personal permission. 😄 You can fix this by expanding the Color window, choose white as color, reduce Opacity to zero. Activate Paint Bucket, set blend mode to Overwrite, dump alpha. This should give you white alpha instead of black alpha.
  11. When you add a New Layer the image looks no different because the new layer is transparent. The new layer should show in the Layers window. Once you have completed your tracing on the new layer, copy it. Ctrl C Then paste into a new image. Ctrl+Alt V Save that new image.
  12. Move the Input bottom slider up to 64.
  13. I'd like to have the option in Settings to not have the Move Selected Pixels tool automatically engaged upon pasting. 95+ % of the time I don't want the Move Selected Pixels tool active after I paste.
  14. In Settings at the bottom of the Tools section there is an option to make Antialiasing Disabled your default choice.
  15. As your .gif shows, this occurs with Antialiasing Enabled. With Antialiasing Disabled it doesn't happen. I think it is meant to be that way.
  16. The reason that this does not work now is because New Layers are now black alpha. If you want easy white alpha, use the plugin to convert to white alpha. Save the file to Desktop, open its Properties and set to Read Only. Open paint.net by double-clicking the file. If you want additional white alpha layers, make them by duplicating the existing white alpha layer. Add New Layer will give you a black alpha layer.
  17. You could make a mask of the cutout with two filled selections. Then: Gaussian blur Duplicate layer Merge AA's Assistant That will smooth the mask edges. Duplicate the mask layer. Rotate the layer 15 degrees using the Move Selected Pixels tool with the right mouse button and the Shift key down. Merge the mask layers. Duplicate - Rotate - Merge until there is a full circle mask. Apply the mask to the gray disk using the Paste Alpha plugin.
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