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Hello. I just downloaded paint.net, and I think it is an amazing program! (I'm running a 64-bit version of Vista, and it's working great!)

I waded through all the threads and comments in the "Plugins" forum, but haven't been able to find what I'm looking for:

(1) Word balloon brushes

(2) How to run plugins (when I click on "plugins" in paint.net it re-directs to the forum, and I haven't found any tutorial/explanation regarding running plugins)

I've searched the forum in an effort to answer these questions myself, but was overwhelmed by all sub-forums, threads, and comments. If there are threads that already answer these questions, please direct me to them!

Cheers!

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Not sure what you mean in number 1 but for number 2 you don`t run plug-ins by clicking on plug-ins in the Help menu- this just takes you to the plug-in section of the forum where you can download new ones. You `run' the plug-ins by going to the Effects menu , choose what you want to do do and take it from there.

In the new Tutorial+ forum go to the Newbie Playground for some good help and advice on using the program and you can also find helpful stuff on You Tube.

viewforum.php?f=34

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... arch_type=

Hope this helps. Enjoy the program!

 

 

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Thanks! I did eventually get the "Custom Brushes" plugin to show up in the "effects" function. I've used hundreds of different programs, and each requires a different method for running plugins.

By "word balloon" I mean a balloon like one you would see in a comic book indicating a person is thinking or speaking. (Paint Shop Pro has a few that were standard.)

I read somewhere on the internets that there may be some that could be used with the "Custom Brushes" plugin available for paint.net. However, when I browsed the thread for the "Custom Brushes" plugin, I didn't see any "word bubble/balloon" brushes.

:(

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It's pretty simple to do this. All you need is:

1. Custom Brush plugin

Omit this if you already have it installed.

2. A speach bubble in .png format. An example could be found on google images. A basic one could be: speach_bubble.png

Just download this and put it in your paint.net user files folder in custom brushes folder.(C:\Users\*Your username*\Documents\Paint.NET User Files\Custom Brushes)

3. Open up your plugin (Custom Brushes) in PDN (A restart of PDN will be required) and click on your speach bubble and away you go!

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If you have MS Word installed you can cut & paste their word balloons into Paint.Net. You'll find these under Word's Autoshapes where they are called Callouts.

Simply create one in a blank word document then cut & paste into a new layer in PDN.

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Thanks for the ideas! (And though this might be frowned upon, it would be nice if there were at least one standard balloon/bubble shape for words and thoughts that could be manipulated just like the circle and square tools. I suppose if more people needed them though, paint.net would already have them.)

:wink:

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you can just draw it yourself, pretty simple.

It? We're talking hundreds... not one.

:wink:

Well... Easy step to solve this.

Just click on the symbols tab in custom brushes and select some speach bubbles there. Yes they are black, but you can create a black one and recolour e.t.c. Just play arround with it until you find what you want.

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