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  1. Saw the reply; thanks. Not sure why Custom Brushes is using 2GB of memory: never did before--I frequently used Custom Brushes before reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling Paint.Net. I wonder, then, what has changed and whether I may have installed a more memory intensive version of the brushes software.
  2. Thanks for the plugin, but I'm crashing every time I use Custom Brushes. I believe I've loaded the most recent, but I'll check. In the meantime, the error log is attached.pdncrashlog.txt
  3. Custom Brushes (SBPLUGINSBEST) crashes on every use. Error Log is attached. Thanks in advance for any advice.pdncrashlog.txt
  4. Color to Alpha is exactly what I was looking for; thanks so much.
  5. An image of a tree with fine branches in winter against a sky I want to darken. My goal is to create a duplicate layer of the image to darken but where the tree is transparent so I can put the darkened layer on top of the orignal image with an undarkened tree. Before my computer crashed, I used a plugin for this called, I thought, Alpha Mask. In this example, by selecting a spot on the tree I could make either everything the color of the tree or everything not disappear into transparency. But I can't seem to find the plugin now. I did look at the index of plugins and found some listings und
  6. Thanks. I already use a number of Paint.Net plugins, and will look at the site you suggest. The Topaz function I was particularly interested in is one that quickly removes an object from its background, something I do frequently to unfocus the background, but that is time consuming in drawing lines by hand. Anything in Paint.Net that will do this? (I have tried the alpha color plugin, when the foreground and background are multicolored, this doesn't work well for this purpose.) Thanks again.
  7. A nice feature of Topaz is that it generally works as a plugin for Irfanview. My current problem is that Irfanview does not support layers and at least one Topaz plugin works only on layers (and not on what it sees as a background layer). Any chance that a Topaz plugin will work in Paint.Net? Thanks.
  8. Upgraded to v3.5 using the prompt from the program when launched and all was well until I tried to use the "Color to Alpha" plug-in, which is now disabled (even after restarting Paint.Net). Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  9. That did the trick; thanks. (Didn't solve my cloning problem, but I can now at least add brushes.)
  10. To practice technique, I'm working on an image of a person standing in tall weeds against an (almost) uniform blue sky. I want to clone the person out of the image leaving just weeds and blue sky. Because the sky is almost but not quite uniform, cloning out the person always leaves a mark, no matter how much I reduce opacity at the edges. So in the first paragraph below, I describe the technique I'm trying and request comments or suggestions; in the second paragraph I ask a specific question about extracting the sky from between the weeds. Anyone bored by the first paragraph but with an ans
  11. Thanks. Not sure who or what "CBM" is. Could you clarify? CustomBrushesMini Select my computer from the left and browse for the folder you have brushes in. Thanks again, but as I said in my original post I have installed Custom Brushes Mini but I can't use it because I can't find any brushes. This also explains why I can't browse for the folder I have brushes in because, as far as I know, I don't have any brushes, and that's why I posted the question. Where do I find or get the brushes? I'm particularly curious given your suggestion that if I can find the brushes it will or may sol
  12. Thanks. Not sure who or what "CBM" is. Could you clarify? Also, when I press "add brush" I'm prompted to select a file from my own "My Pictures" folder, which contains no brushes.
  13. Just started using Paint.Net and it's a pleasure. I have recently used the program to clone out foreground objects against a sky so that I can merge two exposures of the same scene. (HDR software won't work because the foreground includes trees moving in the breeze.) The method I used--thanks to a Paint.Net tutorial I found--was to start with the image as a background layer, duplicate and then blur the image (the blur layer), and then create a transparent paint layer. I fix the anchor of the clone stamp tool on a portion of the sky in the blur layer then (after making the blur layer invisi
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