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Here's a link to the Layers section in the Paint.NET Help "guide": http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/L ... Modes.html

I suggest you check out the rest of the links on the left of the webpage as well. :wink:

Another link on layers in the Paint.NET wikibook: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Paint.NET/ ... rs_Example

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Here's a link to the Layers section in the Paint.NET Help "guide": http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/L ... Modes.html

I suggest you check out the rest of the links on the left of the webpage as well. :wink:

Another link on layers in the Paint.NET wikibook: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Paint.NET/ ... rs_Example

Merry Christmas

 

.::.My Gallery.::.Make Gold Text!.::.

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I am just getting started on Paint.net and although I worked with Photoshop in the past, I never did understand layers. I would second the question here, but please don't direct me again to the places in the response - I went there and they really don't give concrete answers on layers.

What I want to know is this- step by step instruction on how to work with layers.

I imported a picture, then hit create layer, but nothing happens. How do I import a picture, then import another one to be on top of that one- and both be visible. I know that one will have to be almost transparent, etc. But I need actual steps. The tutorials don't give that - they just explain the concept behind layers.

Very frustrating :)

Thanks.

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I am just getting started on Paint.net and although I worked with Photoshop in the past, I never did understand layers. I would second the question here, but please don't direct me again to the places in the response - I went there and they really don't give concrete answers on layers.

What I want to know is this- step by step instruction on how to work with layers.

I imported a picture, then hit create layer, but nothing happens. How do I import a picture, then import another one to be on top of that one- and both be visible. I know that one will have to be almost transparent, etc. But I need actual steps. The tutorials don't give that - they just explain the concept behind layers.

Very frustrating :)

Thanks.

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Nothing is supposed to change in your image when you create a new layer. It puts, in an analogy, a piece of "plastic wrap" over your current image. It's transparent. You can then add whatever you want onto that plastic wrap, and add more pieces of wrap (even more layers.) After you create a new layer, make sure the top layer is selected, then paste your new image. It should appear in the new layer. Then you can make whatever alterations you want to it

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Nothing is supposed to change in your image when you create a new layer. It puts, in an analogy, a piece of "plastic wrap" over your current image. It's transparent. You can then add whatever you want onto that plastic wrap, and add more pieces of wrap (even more layers.) After you create a new layer, make sure the top layer is selected, then paste your new image. It should appear in the new layer. Then you can make whatever alterations you want to it

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Thanks, it worked this time. I have gone thru it a few times, but haven't tried it with my own Paint.net open. I can see one thing that confuses me already, lol. Right at the beginning, it says to import an image -fine - then under Layers - import from file - fine. Then it says to keep importing as many as you want, but the image on the tutorial shows one pic immediately pasting onto the other one and that is where I get confused. When I did this in Paint.net, the second pic I imported just replaced the first one on my screen - I never got one big one in the background and a smaller one on top of that one.

Oh well, I'll try it with my own application open and follow the steps to the letter to see if it works. Maybe I am just destined not to get this ;-)

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Thanks, it worked this time. I have gone thru it a few times, but haven't tried it with my own Paint.net open. I can see one thing that confuses me already, lol. Right at the beginning, it says to import an image -fine - then under Layers - import from file - fine. Then it says to keep importing as many as you want, but the image on the tutorial shows one pic immediately pasting onto the other one and that is where I get confused. When I did this in Paint.net, the second pic I imported just replaced the first one on my screen - I never got one big one in the background and a smaller one on top of that one.

Oh well, I'll try it with my own application open and follow the steps to the letter to see if it works. Maybe I am just destined not to get this ;-)

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