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Hi All:

I am completely new to graphic design and Paint.net. I want to make a few graphic files with an image on one side and text on the other - like the one here:

http://www.slidedeck.com/

Don't think this is too complicated, so can anyone point me to a tutorial that will run me through the process? I presume I will be working with layers? I have only cropped and re-sized so far so all help/hints/tips much appreciated.

Thanks,

Frank

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Start by making the canvas size big enough for your finished project.

Image > Canvas Size

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Bring your images in, one at a time, each on its own layer.

Layers > Import From File...

As you import each image, position it using the Move Selected Pixels tool. :MoveTool:

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Edit:

Before using the text tool, press Esc or Ctrl + D

to remove the selection created by importing a layer.

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Put the text on its own new (transparent) layer.

Layers > Add New Layer

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Save as a multi-layer PDN file, so that you can make changes later if you want to.

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Sarkut

Thanks for the reply. Here's what I tried:

Set image size as you outlined. I put a gradient (from black to white (top to bottom)) on this.

New layer, then imported my image (which fills left half of the layer.) So far so good.

New layer. Clicked text button - now I don't see any text when typing ( though the cursor is moving.) I am sure this is an elementary mistake, but where am I going wrong??

Thanks for the advice,

Frank

Start by making the canvas size big enough for your finished project.

Image > Canvas Size

=======================

Bring your images in, one at a time, each on its own layer.

Layers > Import From File...

As you import each image, position it using the Move Selected Pixels tool. :MoveTool:

=======================

Put the text on its own new (transparent) layer.

Layers > Add New Layer

=======================

Save as a multi-layer PDN file, so that you can make changes later if you want to.

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