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This may sound like a really stupid question, but I'm working on creating a stick figure comic of sorts using Paint.NET, and I want to use templates, only when I copy something over as a template when it has anti-aliasing, it looks horrible and I have to try to clean it up which ultimately defeats the purpose of the anti-aliasing.

So what I'm wondering is if there is a built-in tool or a plugin or what have you to take an image and apply antialiasing to the whole thing. (That way I can have the effects of anti-aliasing without having to try to clean things up.)

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Search. It's in the top right hand corner of the screen.

I have always been disappointed with the built-in forum search tool. So I usually default to this: http://www.getpaint.net/search.html

@Kyronea: Use the link above and type in anti aliasing. The second result is the one you want :wink:

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Right. I found it. Thank you. I should have searched first before asking.

Though I do have an additional question, one that might also be stupid (I have very little experience with graphics programs and am learning as I go): Can I apply an anti-aliasing effect to already anti-aliased objects and have them blend in properly, or would I have to redo all of my currently made templates in aliased form and then apply the filter?

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Try searching for feather.

BoltBait also has a plugin that might help (feather selection) & there is another plugin called alphaspace which might be of interest.

Edit: also look at Mike Ryans Alias Plugin

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Edit: also look at Mike Ryans Alias Plugin

Personally, that one never worked as well for me. I would stick with feather.

Upon further exhaustive research, I have come to the conclusion that I have no idea what I'm talking about. Also, Mike Ryan is the world's foremost plugin maker, I can't envision his plugins ever failing to work. Have a lovely day.

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Hmm...I seem to have a slight issue with using the feather plugin.

I made a base comic with two panels, and had each panel on a separate layer. I tried to use the feather plugin to feather the second panel, but when I applied it, all it did was feather the edges of the black lines around the panel and left everything else inside alone.

I have another plugin that gives me an option to "feather selection" but I've experimented with this on a number of things and as far as I can tell it does nothing at all.

Obviously I'm using something incorrectly, but what?

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You're welcome! Glad we could help you out. Keep on using the search tool and asking questions. That's how we all learn from the people who know :wink:

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I do have another question then.

Even if I feather an object individually, as before, only the edges are feathered. What if I want to apply an anti-alias effect over the entire object, so that lines within an object get the effect as well?

For instance, let's say I draw a stick figure robe object like this:

featherfeather.png

How would I obtain an anti-aliasing effect on the entire object?

Or should I actually draw everything with an anti-alias effect, and then feather them when I put them together so that they blend properly instead? (I'm hoping I don't have to do it that way, because that means I'll have to redraw a whole bunch of things again. )

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Copy the lines you want to feather, (A.K.A. Magic wand to select,)

and past it on a new layer. Don't de-select, and select the bottom layer.

On the top layer, run feather at whatever the heck you want it too be.

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I do have another question then.

Even if I feather an object individually, as before, only the edges are feathered. What if I want to apply an anti-alias effect over the entire object, so that lines within an object get the effect as well?

For instance, let's say I draw a stick figure robe object like this:

featherfeather.png

How would I obtain an anti-aliasing effect on the entire object?

Or should I actually draw everything with an anti-alias effect, and then feather them when I put them together so that they blend properly instead? (I'm hoping I don't have to do it that way, because that means I'll have to redraw a whole bunch of things again. )

Your best bet is to work at 2x or 3x of your final size, then flatten and scale the image down before publishing.

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