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So there is always a debate about how either photoshop isn't as good as paint.net or vice versa. I look at them equally, because both of them have their own uniqueness. I usually use paint.net for all my sig work then use photoshop for my logos, etc. If you look at it in cost, paint.net is so much better then photoshop because of the extravagant price differential. The work that Rick puts into pdn is amazing, much more compared to photoshop.

The one thing that would make me never open PS again, would be if paint.net included a pen tool very similar to photoshop's. I know, that paint.net has the line curve tool, but the pen tool can do much more then the line and curve tool.

What would make paint.net superior in every way to photoshop in your eyes? This is mainly a discussion thread about the improvements that would surpass photoshop. This is not a bash photoshop thread at all, but a feedback thread to the developers.

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I was watching a PS tutorial on You Tube the other day and I noticed that it was possible to adjust the eraser so that it varied in strength. Instead of just rubbing out the image completely it was possible to just fade it a bit which helped blend things together gently.

Something like this would be useful in PDN.

 

 

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Offtopic: tHS, I believe the word you are looking for in the thread title is "supercede."

That aside, after using Photoshop for a while (and not using much PDN :oops: ), I would say that PDN could do a few minor things (ignoring the many things that I want but are on the Popular Feature Request list):

  • [*:282zw14r] NOT De-select a selection after deleting the pixels inside it. I really like the feature of keeping the selection in PS.
    [*:282zw14r] Get rid of the color wheel, or at least make it smaller. And put a Brightness slider bar on there as well.

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If Paint.NET had the brush tool like Ps instead of having to go into draw with custom brush that would be a lot easier and if they were as easy to install.

Succeed could work too. They mean almost the same thing.

I would definitely have to add soft eraser/brushes to my list. Yes, you can lower the transparency of the eraser, but it's not the same.

I find the color wheel fairly useful, but I think I use the pallette (sp?) more. Perhaps a small shortcut, like on the toolbar? Or a smaller version that expands when you click on it? Purely speculative thought here.

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The addition of native bevel and lighting effects, as well as feathered selections and more layer blend modes would all heavily tip the scales in PdN's favor.

^This. I've never learned to use the pen tool, maybe it'd help. Also, more brush settings.

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Amen, CMD. :)

To illustrate my above request (inner/outer glow), here's an example from something I've been working on:

t_experimentm_39ddcdf.jpg

The glow on that planet took me about 7-10 minutes to do. It's a pain to manage, and heaven forbid I decide to move the planet after finishing the glow! I just think an expanded glow effect would be extremely beneficial, definitely to me, and hopefully for others too.

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Another handy thing would be to have a Warp Transform tool. I was following a PS tut doing my apple but when it came to the point where the shape of the apple was defined I could not do the same thing.I know PDN has Move Selected Pixels and Move Selection but you are limited when it comes to re-shaping objects.

 

 

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