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Greetings all -

This is my first post to this forum.

I've been watching and learning - and been using Paint.NET for a bit [still very much a beginner]

I found a tutorial that I had wanted to use


but it is for Photoshop

and much to my dismay we don't have anything like this [or do we?] when using Paint.NET

I was wondering if this was an oversight on my part - or - if there was a plugin that does this - and I'm looking under the wrong topic?

could one of you experts point me in the right direction - or perhaps provide me with some insight for an alternative...

I love Paint.NET and haven't found another program that I enjoy using more...

I really appreciate any help you can provide me...

Thank you

-- Jae

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The Extract Channel and Alpha Mask Import plugins will be useful for this.


Progression -



Original duplicated, top layer set to Color Burn, merged.


Extract Channel set to CMYK - Cyan, duplicated, top layer set to Overlay, merged.


Cleaned up with black Paintbrush and white Paintbrush, duplicated, top layer set to Overlay, merged.


Black-and-white Mask copied to clipboard, Alpha Mask Import plugin effect

applied to original image.( With bottom two boxes checked )


Different background added.


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Hi Jae/ JP2R,

Welcome to the forum!

I've edited your post above to remove the superfluous quote (the entire previous post).

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