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I know I sound like a n00b, but I can't figure out how you blend images on Paint.NET. I know that in Photoshop and PSP you have to erase the edged with a fuzzy paintbrush, but you can't do that in Piant.Net because the eraser is just a solid brush. HELP!!!

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There have been a few tutorials posted on this subject in the Tutorials part of the forum.

Firstly, you'll want to download and install pleska's Gradient plug-in (http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewt ... =7514#7514).

Download the .zip folder, unzip it, and place the .dll into your Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects folder.

What you'll want to do is open your two (or more, if you choose) images and position them on two layers in Paint.NET where you want them to be. Change your Secondary colors alpha level to 0 (lowest line under the More >> button on the Colors window). Now, select the top layer and go under Effects and select Gradient.

Set the direction how you need it in the drop-down at the top, and check the Alpha-Channel Only checkbox at the bottom of the dialog.

If your second image doesn't cover the whole canvas, you can use the Rectangle Select tool to select the end of the image you need to fade out.

There are some steps with pictures here:

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewt ... =7668#7668

Hope that helps!

Dan

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

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

~ Becoming the Archetype

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I as well as kyrie want to know how to achieve a softer erase. I am improving some of my photos by cutting out the person from the photo and pasting back on to the original photo. The original photo being the back ground. I use the gaussian blurr on the background. I am trying to make the photo look like it has a smaller depth of field by making the person sharper than the blurry background. Unfortunately trying to blend the sharp edges of the top layer is difficult with an eraser that does not blend my layers.

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I as well as kyrie want to know how to achieve a softer erase. I am improving some of my photos by cutting out the person from the photo and pasting back on to the original photo. The original photo being the back ground. I use the gaussian blurr on the background. I am trying to make the photo look like it has a smaller depth of field by making the person sharper than the blurry background. Unfortunately trying to blend the sharp edges of the top layer is difficult with an eraser that does not blend my layers.

For what you are trying to do, there is some useful information here:

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=1886

(I had asked the same question.)

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There have been a few tutorials posted on this subject in the Tutorials part of the forum.

Firstly, you'll want to download and install pleska's Gradient plug-in (http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewt ... =7514#7514).

Download the .zip folder, unzip it, and place the .dll into your Documents and Settings\Paint.NET\Effects folder.

What you'll want to do is open your two (or more, if you choose) images and position them on two layers in Paint.NET where you want them to be. Change your Secondary colors alpha level to 0 (lowest line under the More >> button on the Colors window). Now, select the top layer and go under Effects and select Gradient.

Set the direction how you need it in the drop-down at the top, and check the Alpha-Channel Only checkbox at the bottom of the dialog.

If your second image doesn't cover the whole canvas, you can use the Rectangle Select tool to select the end of the image you need to fade out.

There are some steps with pictures here:

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewt ... =7668#7668

Hope that helps!

Dan

I can't find the paint.NET effects folder anywhere on my computer, where is it located?

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Usually C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects

Edit:

WHOMG! I never even realized my error in my original message... Thanks for pointing that out! Sorry about that...

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

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

~ Becoming the Archetype

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