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  1. Besides the normal Paint.net tools is there something considered, like a standard upgrade package of plug-ins either paid or not? In other words, the next step to take in expanding Paint.net? Following those lines, is there a set of plug-ins considered for advanced users only? I realize the need to spend some quality time here, there is so much to learn. Any quick advice? Thanks
  2. I am brand new here though did read the rules and guidelines section. I searched the term and came up with 2 other posts. The reason I am reposting this is none of those explained anything other than one guy saying to move and place each letter separately and than rotate them. Really? That is not only a hassle it is so unmathematical that there would be no way to get perfect symmetry. It would be sloppy & amateur at best for professional designers or anyone designing business media, logos/banners, etc. I am hoping someone can let me know of a plug-in that will allow me to bend or curve words ?? Thanks in advance--
  3. Can Paint.NET open EPS Files and Edit them? I am attempting to learn to do my own vector images so that I can comfortably someday at least do all my own graphics for advertising and logos, banners, that sort of thing. Somebody mentioned I might need a special plug-in but even that was complicated. What is the real deal with this? I hate to think that Adobe Photoshop is the be all end all program, for this type applications. Thanks in advance if someone could steer me in the right direction and/or point me to any tutorials that teach how to work with "Layers" All the best-- Roman
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  5. I don't know where on this site I was, though all the information from the replies, for how to rotate text did not work. Why would two people want to chime in with inaccurate information I have no idea! The first said you go to Layers and then Rotate. All this does is rotate the entire picture not just your text. Then the other said to lasso it and right click it while you drag it either way. No such thing exists. Nothing rotates with these methods. I am not even sure there is a way to select the text??? It does not seem to work either. Anybody just know the real scoop on how to rotate text? I need it for a quick logo. I have the logo saying Travel Articles and wanted the .com next to it but at a right angle. Just works well with the pic. Thanks in advance guys/gals. Regards, Roman
  6. @ David.Atwell That was an excellent tutorial above. I needed something down to my level and this I could understand. I am new to editing images and having a hell of a time and time is running out. Long story short as I have already posted in another post, but I have either 7 days left to figure out what to do with 750 images I downloaded from a very expensive subscription from one of the premier photo stock companies. I was or rather in the midst of having a devil of a time "shrinking" the pics without massive detail loss and clarity. If I could settle with these resized images I would of stolen all my pics fair and square off of Bing Images, vs. paying hundreds of dollars for super high resolution. I am questioning now your theory that bigger is better. I have till now been downloading super sized images of the greatest clarity. But when going from 300 dpi at say 3000 by 2000 down to 300 by 200 you loose lots of detail. In fact, I found out you have a far superior image if you start out with only 72 dpi at 450 by 300 and go down to 300 x 200. It would suggest that the less distance one has to re-size a photo the less "noise" goes into the photo. So working on a super high resolution, extral large size photo has proven so bad I am now frantically thinking seriously of re-loading all 750 photos in the 72 dpi that start off a much smaller size. In fact for the web as their final destination wouldn't the web pages load faster with the 72dpi? You are saying we can not later go back up from 72 to 300 is that correct? I think that is what you are saying in the tutorial. It is plausible as I am new to all this that I am not even comparing apples with apples and we are speaking of two differet subjects or applications. How the photos react going the opposite way from small to large I have no idea, just the large to small. They [stock photos] are all coming in JPEGs and I can resave them in PNG on my computer, though when I do this IMMEDIATELY the loss of quality is apparent. Any work arounds for this? Or how do I go from super large to small without the degradation of quality?
  7. Simon, that was a great tutorial and plugins. haven't downloaded them yet but will as soon as I can. I am getting ready to re-watch the tutorial with a friend here, so thanks again. It was on target to my question and what I needed to know.
  8. Thanks Mountain Man. The only thing I could account for this 72 being cleaner looking than the 300 dpi is it had far less to shrink. In other words I was taking like 3000 by 2000 size down to the 300 by 200 size which is a huge size drop. That is with the 300 dpi. With the 72 dpi it started off as a 450 by 300 and dropped to a 300 by 200, only a few sizes down. Taught me a hard lesson. I always think that bigger is better and that more is always better. Because when you go through agencies like IStock or ShutterStock they let you choose which size to down load all for the same price - at least with subscriptions they do. So I downloaded everthing huge as possible. Now I have 7 days left in my subscription to re-download almost 750 pictures. Crazy! Like they could of had a little tutorial prior to selling us a subscription or something. But in the end its all good because they will load faster on my websites which is their final resting place. See you around-- Terry
  9. I am still not getting clear images after I bought all these expensive high resolution photos from Shutterstock. I purposefully chose the largest sizes thinking there would be less resolution degradation once I down-sized them. Then tonight just on a whim I tried dowmloading a 72dpi instead of the normal 300 dpi and once I re-sized them to about 20% the original size, than the 72 dpi had the clearer image. How can this be possible? Granted the 72 dpi image started off much smaller, so had less way to shrink, as opposed to the 300dpi. Does this matter? Second question: Should I be first saving Jpegs into a different format like png.'s first beofre resizing smaller for maximum resolution? I heard they had better resolution, is this true or rumour? These photos are for a website where clarity comes first though load speed is all a consideration, though resolution clarity is first priority. Can I have the best of both worlds? Sorry, that's a 3rd question! I really want to get this resolution thing down, especially considering the costs involved. Thanks for the consideration. Regards, Terry
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