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Hi guys. I'm new on here. I've used Paint.net before, but this is my first post on this forum.

I'm trying to figure out a way that I can make a cartoon in Paint.net. I was thinking of outsourcing to a real artist to make the design, but I used to draw a lot when I was younger, and I'm thinking this is something that I could do myself.

How could I make a cartoon amoeba? Not like a real amoeba, but more like a purple meatwad kind of cartoon. Are there any plugins I need to look into? and do you guys have any tips for me when doing this?

Thanks in advance guys.

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If you are able to make a freehand drawing, it is possible to scan it into paint.NET and do what is called a line trace.

First make the picture bigger then what you want the finished work to be. ~3 times as big can be a good place to start.

Then make a new, transparent layer. In that layer you can make a digital drawing, using the line tool, looking much like your scanned image. Learn about the Bézier curve; it is a big help.

Make the layer with the original drawing invisible. Flatten and resize down again.

That is the quick explanation. It takes a loot of practice and there are a handful of other tricks. But it works.

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