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For this you can use the Drop Shadow plugin.


Open the graph image in Paint.NET.

Expand the canvas, so there is transparency around the edges.

In the top menu, Image > Canvas Size...

Select the transparency, using the Magic Wand tool.

Press the i key while holding down Ctrl. This will invert the selection.

Make a new layer.

Layers > Make New Layer...

Use the PaintBucket tool to fill the inside the selection on the new

layer. Fill using black. Deselect.

Move the black layer down so that you can see the graph again.

Apply Gaussian blur to the black.

Use the Move Selected Pixels tool to move the blurred black

down and to the right. :MoveTool:

Press the F4 key and adjust the layer opacity until it looks right to you.

Save as PNG.

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