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I have for many years produced diagrams using MS Paint. Frequently, the process has involved drawing one item in isolation then selecting it and moving it into position on the final image. This involves selecting the new item and moving it onto the main one with a transparent background so as not to create a bare space in the main image.

How can I achieve this effect in Paint.NET?

It's too easy to say 'It's too hard'!"

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Use layers.

I take that to say that there is no select-and-move-with-transparent-background functionality in Paint.NET. I can see how my objective could be achieved with layers but it is fairly labour intensive. Should I register a suggestion for this functionality?

It's too easy to say 'It's too hard'!"

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Draw your object on an otherwise transparent layer. Then you can move/rotate/adjust/duplicate/erase/apply-an-effect to the layer without affecting any other part of the image.

That's what layers are for and how we do it with PDN.

Labour intensive? Not compared to what you're doing in MS paint. Seriously.

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Draw your object on an otherwise transparent layer. Then you can move/rotate/adjust/duplicate/erase/apply-an-effect to the layer without affecting any other part of the image.

That's what layers are for and how we do it with PDN.

Labour intensive? Not compared to what you're doing in MS paint. Seriously.

Thanks folks. It's just occurred to me how I can do multiple insertionns which was the major stumbling block. I'll get the hang of PDN in a while.

Cheers

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