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I am following a Photoshop tutor to paint an Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft.

One step calls for removing paint overspray on the Tail.

I drew a black line as a reference.

Ths "blue" above the black line needs to be removed.

I need a way to define the odd shaped "selection" area so I can remove the blue color and get

the tails original white color back.

In the Photoshop tutor they use a pencil tool that can establish 5 random points to define the

selection area.

How can I do this in PDN?


Best Regards,

Vaughan Martell

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Well you can use the "Magic Wand" tool (click on the area you want to be selected, play with tolerance to make it perfect)

You can also use curved lines to select it (Draw it on a new layer, the curved lines, and then use the magic wand to select the area within the curved lines you drew, then click back onto the 1st layer and press 'delete')

You can simply use eraser at 1pixel :D

Good luck :)

I can remove it for you if you want to :)

Just PM me.

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hope you did the spray on separate layer.

after you select like this then you just delete the enclosed section of your spray.

if I've read it backwards by some chance let me know. or better yet here is the page of the help file

that tells all the ways to use select tool. you may as well try them out. they are invaluable tools built right into the program.

http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/S ... Tools.html

ciao OMA

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Ancient Shed and Oma,

Thanks for the information.

The white aircraft is the background.

The blue rectangle is the a layer above.

I tried the magic wand at various tolerences .. could not capture the correct area.

After readin your comments I realize I could the large area (everything except the overspray) and add / subtract it to another layer. Whereas I was intent on only selecting the overspray area. Basically .. there is more than one way to remove the unwanted overspray!

I create a new layer and try the curved line / magic wand method for a selection.



Yes, the overspray was a result of filling a selection rectangle with blue color.

I think in the tutorial (they were using Photoshop) they did it on purpose to demonstrate later how to use the "pen" tool to make 5 random selection "points" on the canvas to form a selection for color removal (overspray in this case).

I had tried the lasso tool but I could not "control it properly ... so, I will practice with it again following your instructions.


I will study and work with these methods today.

Thank you for helping me .......

Best Regards,

Vaughan Martell

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Follow up.

Using lin/curve tool worked but lines remained which needed to be erased.

The Lasso, after I learned how to "lasso" properly and no unwanted lines remained.

I also searched this forum and found a related post from 2 months ago which was what I was initially thinking might already exist in PDN:

I found this i General Discussions and Questions.:


Re: Selection Tool - Connecting Points / and Printing DPI

Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:12 pm

None of that is as accurate as I need.

I downloaded the newest version of GIMP and their lasso tool's default function does this. I.e., you click and it sets a point, then wherever you move the mouse to, it is drawing a line to it and you set the next point by clicking and so on. I was shocked to see that right out of the box the default lasso tool worked like this without any hot keys. Very nice functionality that hopefully Paint gets in the next version.

So for now, I can use GIMP for what I need when it comes to super detailed work. The one drawback to this is that I already know there will be PAINT plugins I will want to run on my selections, so using GIMP wont work in that situation.

Your help was appreciated .. back to learning more of this stuff now.

Best Regards,

Vaughan Martell

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