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Myrddin

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  1. Whilst the text is still active (the text cursor will still be flashing) you can change the colour live, meaning you can change on-the-fly to see what colour will appear best without having to decide hard-heartedly beforehand or begin again.
  2. Please consult the Plugin Troubleshooting Thread next time: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2023 Are you the administrator of the computer? You need the relevant access to modify the folder (as in, to move files, delete files and so on). If not, there are ways to amend the permissions for certain folders; here, for the Paint.NET system folder or Program Files as a whole. I've had to do that myself a time or three despite being the sole user of my computer, thus administrator.
  3. If you are yearning to publish your methods but are hesitant with concerns of whether it will stand up to the Tutorial section's guidelines, I would suggest you create your own personal Pictorium gallery and post the finished product there, along side the steps to creating it. You could even post it in one the Image Unbrellas if you wish, although your post may be at risk of being buried, whereas your gallery has a little more longevity with it being personally identifiable.
  4. I see that you have no Pictorium Gallery, correct? As there has been no mass interest in your request, you could always start your own galley, post your egg as an entry along with a couple of steps toward producing it. You could even post it in one of the Image Umbrellas, such as Realistic Images. You would still be publishing your technique to the community without creating a tutorial that may or may not be locked, or may or may not see the visitors you would hope for.
  5. In the future, can you please use either/both the search engines that are available: http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/search.php http://searchpaint.net/ Thank you, dancetonite.
  6. Hello blueidbill. Forgive me if this does not help. From what I have gathered from your description, you will need to: - draw your rectangle with the Shape tool ( / ) (on a new layer may be best, but not yet essential); - on a new layer (whether one was created before or not), type your text in your desired font, size and colour with the Text tool ( ) -- hit the 'Esc' key on your keyboard to finalise the text; - flatten all the layers once you are happy with the result; - save in the desired format: JPG is good for file size (less loading time, less bandwidth demand, et cetera) but not so good with quality; PNG is the reverse of JPG, where it is excellent with quality but not so with file size. --- If you are wanting to copy and paste the one rectangle onto other images, it will be best to draw this on a new layer first. There you can highlight the rectangle with any of the Selection tools and copy and paste that wherever you like (the Edit menu will have the necessary commands). You can also move selected objects with the Move Pixels tool ( ) Does this help you?
  7. Yes, I contemplated writing either 'x86 and x64 system' or '32-bit and 64-bit system', ultimately coming out with both it seems. I've been out of the technological loop for a while, so all these numbers look alike and mean nothing to me any more. My geek has been focused on other subjects for a while now. My apologies to tom9999 for any confusion, but I may hazard at a guess that my fumblings would not have done so to you. The fact remains that Paint.NET is 64-bit operable and has been for many years.
  8. Hello tom9999. There already is: It is part of the same download from the Download page; the EXE will handle the necessary installments for whether you are on 64-bit or 86-bit system.
  9. Failing the plugin, it is usual practice to have your text on a new layer, therefore, if the need calls for it, you can easily enough delete that layer (or just the text thereon) and restart.
  10. Have you not tried keyboard shortcuts? They can be extremely quickening once you've learned them, expediting many common tasks; albeit only for built-in functions. You see, whilst your plight can be sympathised with, such a move would unnecessarily clutter the Tools window, even if only one or two frequently-used effects were to be displayed. As well, the Tools window is for tools - in the sense of the Paintbrush or Shape tools, like the real-world equivalents of a brush and shaped stamp, respectively - not for effects. One of the aims of Paint.NET is to be easily accessible for a wide variety of ability levels, therefore having two locations for effects (the menu and the Tools window) would have Paint.NET act in a confusing manner. Even the option to enable/disable this feature would set against previous nay-saying for a preferences dialog: Saying that, that very blog post postulates the need for one, but it was intended for versions past, and we still don't have one - Rick is now concentrating moreso on PdN 3.5/4.0. On similar lines, I'm not Rick, therefore I cannot predict what features or dialogs will appear, so, who knows? Maybe your suggestion could be around the corner, but I wouldn't hold your breath too long.
  11. Hold your horses, lubicdj! You must re-read my post: (You can also import an image via Layers > Import From File.)That will solve both problems you are having. It is important that you have your pizza (or whatever object) on a new layer for any of the suggestions posted here to work. You can also try BoltBait's other Feather plugin (my personal preference) that has results more akin to iPhoto: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2498 When on a new layer, adjusting the transparency of the pizza layer will only adjust the transparency of that, not the whole image. What's more, BoltBait's Feather plugin works better on its own layer. Lastly, the 'squares' will not appear outside of Paint.NET (instead replaced by however opacity is handled by the viewing program), they are there to indicate transparent pixels, nothing more. --- I hope we can resolve your problems, dispelling these harrowing accusations you have read on other forums.
  12. So are you requiring that this custom signature is to display your gaming statistics live? If so, I will have to confess that I would not know how to do such a task, but what I can tell you is that there is no native way to do so in Paint.NET. Only the graphic portion of the project could be completed in Paint.NET, and the coding done by yourself externally (I have seen similar signatures perform novel tasks using PHP, such as cycling through a series of images with every reload of the Webpage, though how to do that is where my knowledge lacks). Concerning the design of the signature, by all means ask whatever you like, as there are ample opportunities and resources available to you. Furthermore, if you are requiring coding help, beware that you are exiting the realms of Paint.NET support, so do not be surprised if this topic is shot down in its prime. Do understand the nature of this forum.
  13. Hello lubicdj. I hope this doesn't sound sharp, my aim is to explain this in the best possible way in light of your weak English. For 'blur/fusion' there is a plugin called 'Feather' that will do just that. You can find this plugin in the user BoltBait's plugin pack: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=26238 (BoltBait is a speedy fox with his replying.) If you are unsure how to install plugins, check here: viewtopic.php?t=2023 You must make sure that you have your pizza on its own layer before using the plugin. You can use any of the selection tools (http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/S ... Tools.html) to highlight the pizza and copy-and-paste it to a new layer (the Edit menu will have these options). The commands may not differ much from iPhoto Express. For the transparency of the pizza, you can adjust the transparency of the pizza layer (created for feathering above) by going to Layers menu > Layer Properties, and adjusting the 'Opacity' slider. Or, you can click the Layer Properties icon on the Layer window (http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/LayersWindow.html). Does this help you? The Help documents are a great source of information if you ever become unsure about how to do something (Help menu > Help Topics). Also, Search may answer some questions as well (http://www.searchpaint.net).
  14. I believe that entirely depends on how you created the fade; you may have introduced another factor into the creation, maybe an underlying white layer or whatever. It is something for you to experiment with, something to enjoy doing. However, I'm not pushing you for that, if you say you're happy, brilliant news! It's been a pleasure to help get you to your goal.
  15. [Ah, I had to clear my cache on reload; I wondered why your latest attempt looked unchanged.] You appear to have got the knack of the technique, so if you're happy, I'm happy. I'm not sure as to why the seams have a white haze to them, but like I said, happy all 'round and all that jazz.
  16. Nothing that isn't said in the Comaro tutorial Simon Brown linked to: Gradient tool ( ); Transparent mode ( :AllColorChannels: > :AlphaChannel: ); draw. Layers and overlap are vital for it to work. You may want to adjust, temporarily, the transparency of the layer to be drawn on so you can see where to gradate from and to.
  17. As you're creating an object in profile, using effects to mimic three-dimensional features, such as sharpen to make the edges look sharp, may not work as well as intended. In light of the medium, I would (also) suggest attempting to illustrate a metallic appearance; essentially the advice given already: Give these results a try:http://www.google.com/cse?cx=0178119197 ... &sa=Search http://www.sxc.hu/photo/435178 Perhaps creating a background - better than below - would also hint realism:
  18. Hello Atradese. Yes, a little clarification would be very handy, thank you. Perhaps posting a screenshot of another user who has done this. You should be aware that as a forum for the support of a graphics package, we can't necessarily help you regarding HTML or other some-such coding, or with the technical aspects of another forum - I am not saying nobody will with either of these, however, just that such assistance may not come so readily.
  19. So you have each image on its own layer, correct? Overlap the images slightly then apply the transparent gradient. Something along the lines of: In position (1), the images are overlapped (keep it in line, though, the misalignment is for illustrative purposes); and in position (2) the gradient has been applied. Is this what you were hoping for?
  20. Hello cherrydots18. How do you mean 'start an image'? Do you mean what techniques can you use to create an image; what tutorials are available; any plugins to help you? I only ask because there is no need to inform us of your computer model, as Paint.NET, on the whole, works regardless of machine. If you are asking towards how to use Paint.NET, the best start would be the Help Documents (http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/index.html) and the Interactive Beginners Guide (viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26971&start=0) to learn the bare basics. From there, the Tutorials section is a good place to learn methods and practices documented by our members, and the Pictorium to see what is possible with Paint.NET. Please, do elaborate if you require something different from my suggestions.
  21. Hello cherrydots18. How do you mean 'start an image'? Do you mean what techniques can you use to create an image; what tutorials are available; any plugins to help you? I only ask because there is no need to inform us of your computer model, as Paint.NET, on the whole, works regardless of machine. If you are asking towards how to use Paint.NET, the best start would be the Help Documents (http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/index.html) and the Interactive Beginners Guide (viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26971&start=0) to learn the bare basics. From there, the Tutorials section is a good place to learn methods and practices documented by our members, and the Pictorium to see what is possible with Paint.NET. Please, do elaborate if you require something different from my suggestions.
  22. Quite well when using the Developer Channel (with pre-release plugin support) and AdSweep. Proceed to the Options dialog under the spanner icon, then on the Basics tab you see a checkbox in the Homepage sub-heading.
  23. Quite well when using the Developer Channel (with pre-release plugin support) and AdSweep. Proceed to the Options dialog under the spanner icon, then on the Basics tab you see a checkbox in the Homepage sub-heading.
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