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This one?

~transparent box~ (new layer)

1. set color to black with alpha set to 100 (click "more" in color window)

2. use rectangle tool :RectangleTool: to make box

~text~ (new layer)

3. set color to white

4. use text tool to add text in your transparent box

~white line~ (new layer)

5. use line tool with size set to 1 to draw white line. hold shift while placing lines to keep them vertical

~white box~ (new layer)

6. use rectangle tool to make box. hold shift to constrain to a square

Use move tool :MoveTool: to position objects as necessary

7. :MergeLayerDown: Merge layers and you're done!

EDIT: forgot the Microsoft text

~Microsoft text~ (new layer)

1. set color to black

2. add text

3. use outline object plugin to create white outline around text

Edited by pdnnoob

No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

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Thank you sooo much! :)

I did all that. However, the box wasn't filled with that dark grey colour. Should I use the bucket for that?

And how do I draw that box so that the lower horizontal line becomes white? I draw a white line over the box's bottom border?

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  • 1 year later...

Make sure you follow the instructions exactly...especially when I say to add a new layer. The new layers allow you to adjust the opacity of the objects on the layers.

To make the white border, just use the line tool set to 1 brush size. Zoom in if needed.

EDIT: Also, this thread was really old, so according to the forum rules, your question should have been in a new topic with a link to this one ;)

Edited by pdnnoob

No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

Blend modes are like the filling in your sandwich. It's the filling that can change your experience of the sandwich. ~Ego Eram Reputo

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