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How?

 

CTRL+C to copy

CTRL+V to paste: Nothing happens.

 

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Edit: Must use Edit > Paste in new layer

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No way to have all the lines in a single layer?

 

Is there a way to line them up vertically, ie.

 

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When copying and pasting, keep in mind: 1) You can paste into a new layer, then immediately merge the layers; you don't have to keep around separate layers for each line. 2) You can copy the whole canvas, then set the Blend Mode of the new layer according to the background,  in the manner I mentioned in my Paste From Clipboard comment. 3) You can use the arrow keys to move the pasted image, which allows moving only in Y.

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Don't copy the line. Draw it on an empty layer then duplicate the entire layer. The duplicate layer(s) can be moved individually ;)

 

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On 10/20/2017 at 11:19 PM, AndrewDavid said:

@littlebigman

Your misconception is that the line is selected when you are drawing it with the line tool. It is not. Those nubs are for shaping the line.

Simply finish the line - select it with the magic wand - copy, then paste and move with your cursor the desired distance down. Hope this helps. B)

Thanks for the tip.

 

For some reason, after selecting the original line with the magic wand, hitting CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste it, and using the down arrow to move the new line below, it's thinner than the original:

 

 

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27 minutes ago, littlebigman said:

For some reason, the line consists in three parts:

 

The reason is shown in the menu options for the line tool. You have choosen "Antialiasing Enabled" (beside Fill Mode).

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Thanks. As much as possible, I try to avoid plugins unless totally necessary.

 

After I paste a line in a new layer, is there an easy way to line up and space the lines in the different layers ?

 

View > Pixel Grid displays nothing. I assumed it'd be an easy way to move each line/layer so that it'd be lined vertically/horizontally.

 

 

Paint.net.copy.paste.line.magic.want.thinner.line.3.png

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16 minutes ago, littlebigman said:

is there an easy way to line up and space the lines in the different layers ?

 

Use "Move selected Pixels", click on the layer or select entire layer by pressing  CTRL + A. Then you can move the layer and its content per pixel with arrow keys or CTRL + Arrow key for bigger steps (10 px).

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