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Well, on Paint.NET, once text has been added, it cannot be removed. If the program you're asking about isn't Paint.NET, I recommend taking this question elsewhere.

 

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Well, on Paint.NET, once text has been added, it cannot be removed. If the program you're asking about isn't Paint.NET, I recommend taking this question elsewhere.

It is PAINT.net ECover Engineer uses PAINT.net as their default image editor. So there is No way to do this, change text on an already existing e-cover? Well thanks for replying anyway. Dave

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Well, on Paint.NET, once text has been added, it cannot be removed. If the program you're asking about isn't Paint.NET, I recommend taking this question elsewhere.

You're in Indianapolis? We're practically neighbors, I live in Kokomo but we circulate in Indy frequently. take care Dave

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Whether an existing cover can be edited effectively

depends on the nature of the pre-existing image.

Can you post an example of a cover that you would like to edit?


Of course if you have the existing covers

in .pdn filetype that makes things much easier.

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Twas never open source. It was released-source, which is a big difference.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Whether an existing cover can be edited effectively

depends on the nature of the pre-existing image.

Can you post an example of a cover that you would like to edit?


Of course if you have the existing covers

in .pdn filetype that makes things much easier.

Ok, I'm updated to v3.5.5

Here is the exisiting e-cover image: post-75495-127440109657_thumb.jpg

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Twas never open source. It was released-source, which is a big difference.

I didn't want to do this and bore this list further with my question after a week of no replies... but you said I must if I want an answer so here goes:

What do you think David, is there a way to edit my cover text?

I do have a flat version to work on if that would be easier.

Also I thought of a way but not sure PAINT.net can do it... insert a colored box over the existing text and then type new text into that box.

But I haven't figured out how to get that done. Do you know of anyone

that is developing and editing e-covers? have a great day. Dave

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Dave, pls. post the flat version.

I believe that it would be easier to work on.

Also, specifically what parts of the text etc. do you want to change?

I want to change the title and author name at top of front surface, but bottom text can remain. Also I want to change text on edge of cover on the left of surface.

Thanks,Dave

post-75495-127488403329_thumb.jpg

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To remove the title, first use the Color Picker tool.

Left-click the orange color just below the last "S" in "SUCCESS".

Right-click the dark gray just above the black outline of the "O" in "TO".

This sets Primary and Secondary colors.

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Then make a new transparent layer above the e-book cover image layer.

Make a rectangular selection of the title area from the bottom of the

AuthorName bar to where the orange color stops.

It will slightly overlap the orange tip of the "jigsaw-puzzle-stairway".

Now, use the Gradient tool, set to Linear Gradient.

Left-click and drag from the bottom to the top of the selection.

Press Esc to deselect.

Carefully erase over the tip of the "jigsaw-puzzle-stairway".

Make a new layer to put the new title text on.

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For changing the author, make a rectangular selection of the right side of that upper bar.

Press:

Ctrl C

Ctrl+Shift V

This will copy/paste the selection into a new layer.

Use the keyboard left arrow key to move that selection over

to cover the current author name.

Apply Motion blur at 0 degrees and a distance of 10.

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