KearaO Posted October 1, 2009 Share Posted October 1, 2009 Hello, I'm brand new here, having just downloaded Paint.NET yesterday. Before I ask my probably quite obvious and dumb questions, let me just say that: (1) I did read the forum rules; (2) I have reviewed quite a lot of the documentation; and (3) I'm brand new here. I have a couple of specific questions, which I'll get to in a moment. First, though, I have a general question: is there someplace where extremely elementary questions are answered, and very elementary functions are described? Software is learned to such a large extent by using it. I have a feeling that if I could just perform a few simple operations, by following a set of steps, I would get a much quicker and better feel for the interface. As it is, I have done quite a lot of reading, but am still pretty lost. Now for my specific questions. My first wish is a simple one, although perhaps slightly unusual: I would like to create a small transparent gif. (I want to use it as a space-filler on a website.) I've tried in a couple of ways, but nothing seems to be making much sense or working. How could I do that? My second wish is to take a gif from the Web, change its color, resize it, and possibly superimpose an arrow or exclamation point on top of it. I would imagine that this is the type of thing that a lot of people would like to do with an image-editing program such as Paint.NET. I know certain things about this, for example, that I can use the text tool for an exclamation point; and that the superimposition will involve layers. I inserted the gif in question onto the image canvas yesterday, however, and tried to do a few things to it. Nothing happened. It just sat there inert, no matter what I tried to do. This second question involves four different processes, but I'm not sure how to do any of them. Is there already a place that describes how to do them? Or would someone be kind enough to explain here? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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