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How-to: Insert High Resolution Text

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Hi everyone!

I'm trying to modify a banner, I need to add some text to it, but I'm having some serious trouble while doing it. I'm really new to paint.net and I can't seem to insert some high resolution text - the text I insert with the 'A' (text) tool always seems way too pixelated and such.

Is there an easy way to insert some nice high resolution text, having effects such as outlining, shadowing, etc.?

edit: what I'm looking for is an easy way to insert text like for example in the Interactive Guide: exampleogf.jpg

There you can see that the text isn't pixelated and has a shady black outline so that it's legible even if the background color changes.

Thanks a lot!


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You need to type it on a new layer using the "Smooth" text rendering setting. Then you can duplicate that layer, change the bottom layer's color to black by using "Invert Colors", and then blur the text with Gaussian Blur.


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Thanks a lot for the help, but I'm still having trouble inserting high-res text. :oops:

I've made an example using a banner I got from the internet; I took a part of it with text as I'd like to insert and inserted text rendered both as "Sharp" and as "Smooth". Here's what I've got:


The text above is what I'd like to be able to create, both "learn more" texts below are the ones I've inserted as "Sharp" and "Smooth".

Maybe you could give me some hints on how to insert text as in the example?

Many thanks,


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