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I am a 46 year old bloke who's neither a great photographer nor a great whizz with a computer.

I d'loaded Paint.Net 3.5 because it would run on XP last August.

I found it excellent for sharpening and resizing photos.

After reading a few tutorials on how stuff works here i decided to play with photo's eg change the colour of a t shirt etc.


Now I find I can put in a diff background simply by adding a photo as a layer and so forth.

The tutorials are excellent - especially after I figured what a "tut" was.


So I just wanted to say THANKS TO EVERYONE in probably my only post.

There is an excellent search facility here providing one doesn't over complicate the search term, and I enjoy the youtube vidoes plus as i said earlier the "tuts"


Cheers everyone


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Hey everyone, I've been on the forum for years now (on and off sporadically since July 2011!), but I am yet to make an introduction. So hello, my name's Reilly, I'm 18 years old and I'm originally from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. I spend most of my time in The Pictorium, but if you look reeeaaally hard, you'll find a tutorial in the Creations section and a couple of answers in the Paint.NET Discussion & Questions section too. If you ever have time, you should check out my gallery, I occasionally post some cool stuff.

Check out my gallery/archive: here


Just keep on keeping on. ✌

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Welcome Mate!  I've seen you around the forum.  Nice to 'meet' you formally.


In the style of out traditional trans Tasman rivalry - How about that cricket game? :lol:

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Hello, everybody! I'm Steve :-)

I first got Paint.net close to a decade ago (is that even possible?) when I was looking

for a replacement for a piece of freeware which didn't work anymore. Long story short, I used it once, hated that I wasn't good at it, and didn't touch it again until 2011.

That's when I started self-publishing my books and I needed to do covers. Needless to say, my first attempts were terrible even though back then I thought they were fabulous. But I've gotten better, I swear!

I have several pen names and I was able to hone my skills over the years, having done hundreds of covers by now. Yes, hundreds. They're mostly short stories, you'll understand, but I also done some work for other authors.

I enjoy following tutorials since it teaches me techniques I would never have thought of. My favorite part of cover design is typography, doing text effects, that sort of thing.

I need another forum like I need a bullet in the head, so I don't expect to be very active here. I honestly joined because the search function didn't work for me anymore as a nonmember.

Still, it was high time I introduced myself since I've been visiting this forum for about four years...

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@AgentGoodSpeed/Steve - I've said "Hello" in another thread but wanted to say it's great to have you here. Do hope you'll stick around. We have an incredible bunch of talented people here including artists, writers, coders and many other occupations and disciplines. The skill set you can tap into with a single post is just amazing!

@Riddley - We'll see YOU in the final. Bring tissues.

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I agree with what everyone has said and plus, you can never be too old for art or learning new things.


Welcome to this forum Riddley and Agent.


And Riddley, one word of advice. Ego has skills. Plus, he's an administrator. It will be quite the face off. :D

Don't spit into the well, you might drink from it later. -----Yiddish Proverb

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Yo peeps. I'm Vivek :D

Been using PDN for quite some time, but I've never really checked the forums. All I do is random stuff with the same old fractals :P

I love this thing, and I LOVE the fact that it's free. I'm gonna donate the day I begin earning. 

I'm not so much of a creative person, but I like to experiment (it hasn't gotten me anywhere :P)

I only started browsing this forum yesterday, and I can safely say that you people are darlings :*

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We see everything Vivek :mrgreen: Welcome to the forum.

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Hi there! I'm new and just learning my way around Paint.net. I'm an author and publisher, and a fellow author recommended Paint.net. I'm trying to learn enough so I can make my own book covers in the future. Plus, I've recently purchased a pretty good camera and I'm having fun learning to manipulate images. I took photography in high school but that was like a million years ago! Things have changed in photography since then. ;)

Looks like there's an update to Paint.net, so I'll have to go grab some data for my tablet! Ciao!

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