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I'm a paint.net newbie though I've been programming computers since 1970.

 

I am reasonably competent in databases, and a variety of programming languages and all of the Microsoft Office Suite.

 

I want to use paint.net to create a jpg consisting only of colored text.

 

I would like to know how to

 

1. create an area to apply the text with no background color

2. apply text

3. choose individual letters and increase/decrease their size/color

4. select the entire text set and increase/decrease the size to achieve an exact pixel width

5. save as a jpg

 

I've attempted this by exploring the menu functions and have thrown up my hands in despair.

 

Can you help?

 

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3. choose individual letters and increase/decrease their size/color

4. select the entire text set and increase/decrease the size to achieve an exact pixel width

Paint.net is not a word processor! It's text capabilities are limited.

Your best bet might be to start your work in Microsoft Word. Or, if you want a free graphics editor with that type of flexibility, try Inkscape.

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Applying text on an image means editing the pixels like every other tool like paintbrush does. If you want edit single letters you have to use a new, transparent layer for the text. Then you can select single letters with magic wand tool and applying your effects.

 

You can also use text as a mask to cut out or "punch" from an underlying image (for example, a gradient or a landscape) parts in the form of letters.
 
some examples:
 
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