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Hi, my name is Fishbowl444 and I sprite

for my own games and project games for

my friends. I have been using Paint.NET

for about a half a year and I love it.

I use it for simplicity versus GIMP.

Although the efficiency of Paint.Net is great,

I dislike using it for general spriting, but would

like to move off of the plain MS Paint (XP Version)

The problems I have with Paint.NET is that:

1. Transparency is treated like an empty void,

and not like a color.

2. When I cut something, a space of

transparency appears (not the secondary color)

Are there any plug-ins that could help me out?

Are there any plug-ins that might also be good for spriting?

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Transparency is treated like that because its a lack of color. Totally transparent is thus a total lack of color. If you want a transparent area to behave like a color, just fill the transparent area with some contrasting color, do the operation you wish and then delete the color when finished.

Tip: the magic wand :MagicWandTool: might be useful to select the coloured area you wish to delete.

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I know, I know, but it's that I am having trouble with.

Paint.NET treats transparency (no color) like a void.

You can't have a transparency color, apply it to a

brush and start brushing transparency onto your

art, you have to erase it...

How can I disable transparency? (If possible)

Without using layers?

Another issue, is there some other

bucket fill/magic wand option then contagious

(lightning bolt) or global :Link: ?

It bothers me. If i use contagious, it attracts all

colors relatively close to the chosen color, and

global attracts all colors like that one the entire

page. This all is sorta helpful, just not when you

are editing several different images all on one sheet...

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You can't have a transparency color, apply it to a

brush and start brushing transparency onto your

art, you have to erase it...

Use some random colour where you wish to erase (keeping this as primary colour) and use a plugin called "color to alpha" (search for it) to change areas of this colour to transparent.

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You can't have a transparency color, apply it to a

brush and start brushing transparency onto your

art, you have to erase it...

I'm not sure I'm getting what you're after. You want to make part of your image transparent, but keep the image? What would show through if you were to make a part transparent? Do you have a background you'd like to show through?

Could you show us a picture & walk me through what you want to achieve?

Oh, and it's continuous :wink: If the wand or fill is bleeding into surrounding areas, lower the threshold percentage and it will behave nicer. A zero tolerance means it will only fill/select the color of the pixel you click on.

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Actually, it's contiguous. :-P

Contagious and continuous are different things. Varying degrees of close to what you really meant, though.

 

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What I'm getting after is either there is

something that might make transparency

act like an actual color, or an entirely new

thought, completely devoid transparency

from even happening. 2 ideas, you mixed

them together...

And, how exactly might I do that with the wand?

You can't have a transparency color, apply it to a

brush and start brushing transparency onto your

art, you have to erase it...

Use some random colour where you wish to erase (keeping this as primary colour) and use a plugin called "color to alpha" (search for it) to change areas of this colour to transparent.

Interesting... But not really what I'm looking for...

I know I misread the function...

Leave my mistake to die >_<

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He wants to be able to have a transparent color selected, and be able to brush that transparent color over a opaque color.

For example, there is a white pixel and he wants to color it semi transparent white. If he has a semi transparent white selected, it will just add that color to what's already there.

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Paint.NET treats transparency (no color) like a void.

You can't have a transparency color, apply it to a

brush and start brushing transparency onto your

art, you have to erase it...

As Aethec already stated, it is possible to paint with transparency as a color. Just choose your tool (Pencil, I assume), and click this button:

trans_over.png

The default behavior is transparency blending. Using this method, when you paint with black at 50% opacity it paints 50% transparent black and adds 50% to the opacity of the pixel. If the pixel is already at full opacity, it can't get any more opaque, so the transparency level doesn't change.

The other behavior is transparency overwrite. This method paints with the color and sets the opacity to whatever the opacity level for the currently selected color is. To paint with full transparency, set the mode to Overwrite click the [More >>] button on the color window and drop the Alpha slider to 0, and paint away.

I meant paint without any color at all...

The above method is the way to do that. Transparency - full transparency - is no color at all. It doesn't matter what RGB is set - if the transparency is set at 0, it will be completely invisible.

Is there any way to stop transparency from happening?

When you erase, it paints the secondary color?

Anything?

But now this idea is something completely different, or it sounds like it, anyway. Are you saying you want it to paint the secondary color instead of removing the color altogether when you erase? If so, the Paintbrush ( :PaintBrushTool: ) and Pencil ( :PencilTool: ) tools have a feature where you can paint with the secondary color directly. To paint with the Secondary color, just use the right mouse button instead of the left.

Btw, I kinda get the feeling you all think I'm a PDN Newbie...

I'm not... >_<

No, it's just that we simply cannot seem to work out what you're getting at. From my viewpoint, it looks like both of your questions have been answered, but you seem to disagree, which means either I am not understanding what your desired final result is, or you're not understanding the alternatives that have been suggested.

Rest assured, we really are trying to help you. No need for the angry eyes. ;)

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I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

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