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  1. Sunbathing? I'm definitely living in the wrong hemisphere!
  2. I don't think the cats dislike you... to the contrary, I think they like you and prefer your space to others!
  3. An interesting observation, but I'm curious why someone would reduce a picture down that small in the first place. Of what use would it be? Unless of course you're trying to post a one pixel nudie, huh?
  4. PDN is specific to paint.net which keeps your layers intact so that you can modify it later with those same layers. Think of it as a sort of project file. What you'll need to do is save it in an acceptable format for those sites (png is default as it is considered lossless and thus a better overall image). EDIT: These defaults are established to provide the optimal output for all users, even for those who are essentially the uneducated user. As a matter of fact, even I used to always save as jpg until I learned of this advantage. Now I save almost exclusively in both formats.
  5. They say, "A picture is worth a thousand words". My recommendation would be to post an image (or a couple of images) of what you are encountering. One of the ways you can do this without interfering with the present situation is to grab a screenshot and paste it onto a new canvas. Effectively you would hit the "Prt Sc" key on your keyboard then go and open a new canvas and then press "Ctrl" + "V" to paste the image. You can then save this screenshot and upload and post here the issue. The link below provides instructions on posting images: http://forums.getpai...es-and-avatars/ Normally when this occurs it is because we have something selected elsewhere. Ensure you've deselected by pressing "Ctrl" + "D" or using the "Esc" key before you try to add text. Do you mean like a help support line in India or somewhere? No, there isn't. If you're suggesting contacting any specific individual by phone, I don't think this is a good idea in any online circumstance. Though people try to be helpful here, it would be unwise for anyone to give out personal info to any stranger. If you press "F1" while in the program, it will open an online webpage that will five you some insight into features of Paint.net But for the immediate need, you can go directly here (the very same link that you would be directed to when you press "F1"): http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/index.html Also, this is available to gather more insight into Paint.NET when you've got more time available: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009IFBA5W
  6. I'm viewing this through my phone as I write this and from why I can tell the logo looks pretty cool. I think it's clean and the colors go well together too.
  7. There are a couple ways you can do this. Method One: 1.) Using the magic wand click on the black background. 2.) If you wish to also separate it fromt he yellow circle in the middle, hold the Ctrl key and while still using the magic wand click on the yellow circle. 3.) Next press the "Ctrl" + "I" keys on your keyboard. This will invert the selection (select the opposite of what you currently have selected - the black background and yellow circle). 4.) Next press the "Ctrl" + "C" key to copy the selection to the clipboard. 5.) Go to the "Layers" pane and add a new layer. 6.) Next press the "Ctrl" + "V" key to paste the selection from the clipboard onto your new layer. Now that you have the text on the new layer you can outline it as you desire. If you wish to further remove the inside of the letters such as "P", "A", "R", etc. then again with the magic wand click inside each and press the "Del" or "Delete" key on your keyboard. You can do these individually by clicking inside each and pressing delete, or you can do them all at once by using the multiple selection method we used above by holding the "Ctrl" key while using the magic wand to select inside each of these areas. Note: Because the copied text is in the exact same position as the layer beneath, your eyes may be misled causing you to think that nothing has changed. If you remove the check mark from the bottom layer in the "Layers" pane, it will turn that layer off and you can better see that you are only working with the copied text. Method Two: 1.) In the "Layers" pane, duplicate your layer. 2.) Using the magic wand select the black background, while holding the "Ctrl" key and still using the magic wand, click on the yellow circle, and again if you wish to remove the inside of those letters, while still holding the "Ctrl" key click on the inside of those letters. 3.) Next, press the "Del" or "Delete" key on your keyboard. All that should remain now is the text. You can verify this by repeating the instructions outlined in the "Note" from the previous method.
  8. Alternatively, because you asked, "...how to move photos and other objects around, how layers would work...", you may find this helpful in learning the various aspects of Paint.net: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009IFBA5W
  9. nicely done. the overall effect is very good.
  10. Post a pic so folks can hopefully get an idea of what is going on and maybe suggest something else/more.
  11. You may try duplicating the face layer and erasing everything except the eyes and mouth and put that layer on the top so that those characteristics aren't affected by the texture and are then more pronounced.
  12. I think you'll find Pyrochild's Liquify Plugin to be useful for this: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=20688 The example in the link shows the plugin using "bloating" to enlarge the tiger's eye. However, the plugin also does the reverse called "pucker" that reduces the area you are working on.
  13. Congratulations to all of you. Your pieces were amazing!
  14. Use the selection tool and select your target of the image (preferably it being on a separate layer). If the target is part of the base image (or background), then I would suggest you first duplicate the layer and erase everything except it. Once your target is selected, switch to the move pixel tool so that you have the 8 nubs on the corners and edges, and from there you simply grab the nub (click and hold the mouse button) on the edge for the direction that you wish to stretch the image and then drag it in that direction.
  15. Many of the photos (though not mine - more the result of internet search) do come from England. I love the old world "look" so often times my search my consist of "medieval village", "cobblestone street" (or similar), and even "old world village (or street)". Regrettably, I don't recall specifically which villages or areas the photos are from, though "Cotswold" does sound familiar. Normally when I save the images, I save them under the specific term I was searching under i.e., cobblestone street1, cobblestone street2, etc. HIghway run was from a generic search of something like "empty highway" or similar (I don't recall now). The picture itself I believe is from here in the U.S. That specific portion of the highway (or interstate) didn't have any vehicles on it. I added the semi-tractor trailer, motorcycle, and horses. The semi however was from a picture somewhere in Europe. The specific picture (believe it or not) was demonstrating a technology to provide an image of the highway in front of the semi (which is normally blocked from view of drivers behind simply because of the size of them) onto the very back of the trailer. It was cool a photo, but I wasn't specifically interested in that aspect of the original picture, I was searching for a specific angle that fit the background. In this case, the highway curves to the right, and so I wanted the semi to be turning in that direction as well. The semi was reduced enough so that what it was demonstrating in the original photo wasn't obvious in this one and could've been represented as almost anything. Overall I wasn't really pleased with this specific picture. The motorcycle didn't come out well and I failed to adjust it adequately so it looked natural to the picture. To everyone who's commented, thank you. I love doing photo manip's because of the different feel that can result from making something that's fairly simple and otherwise "uninteresting" in itself and creating something of interest. Sometimes though, some of the pictures that I download and keep may only be "cleaning" them up. Similar to the "Riding Through English Village", I have some pictures that I've removed people from some these photos simply to present a better image. They are fun and challenging in and of themselves (like removing the trash from the forementioned picture). Again, thanx for the comments! These are always fun to do (though my mind has been blank of ideas in the past couple months).
  16. Great tutorial, thanx for sharing it!
  17. Back in July my parents returned home here in NH to visit for about a month from Virginia where they currently reside. While they were here, I put together a few pieces to show them the program and it's capabilities. Here's some that I did at that time: http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/SeaplaneLanding1_zps3a6db1e2.png http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/LostForever_zps73373329.png http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/Confrontation_zps1caea8c4.png http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/HighwayRun_zps4810f3f9.png http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/ManRunningOnWater4_zps9a652deb.png http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/SettingItAllUp2_zpsc50b428e.png EDIT: BEFORE http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/EnglishVillage4A_zps306c58bc.jpg AFTER: http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/RidingThruEnglishVillage_zps6f89f4c5.png The above took a lot more effort than it appears at a glance. Evidently when the original picture was taken, it was trash pick-up day and so I had to fix the picture to remove all of that and I removed the Antennas from the rooftops, then I added the other 2 elements to it. EDIT B: Another Set BEFORE: http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/deidesheimB_zps45ac6c0a.jpg AFTER: http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p495/JClout100361/ForeverLost_zps2bed6059.png
  18. I agree w/everything Helen said, both the original and final pics are done very well.
  19. Looking great! It's going to be really cool when finished.
  20. Good job. Besides the instances that NN and Helen pointed out, the inner edges of the lashes could've been cleaned up and made to be more uniform by either using the eraser or maybe covering it over using the line tool to make one long line.
  21. What method did you use for "Snake Hand"? I really like it and I would like to be able to do similar.
  22. This forum is about Paint.NET. You should pose those questions at those sites.
  23. Sure, post it. You won't be any worst off by doing so than you are right now. Maybe someone amongst us can make sense of it to assist you.
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