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How do I add highlight? to image/background?

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Newbie here, found paint.net and it seems pretty easy for me to do basics so I like it!

I'm now trying to edit an image and find I'm stumped and need th be pointed in the right direction...


The background is a gradient, a highlight is applied and then the text and image.

I'd like to replicate the background highlight in my image but do not know how!?

Can anyone point me in the right direction to create this effect?

Thanks in advance!

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There are a couple of ways to d o this. Here is one.

1. On a new layer, set your primary colour to white or something pale the transparency to something around 100 or so & set the secondary colour to fully transparent.

2. Select the gradient tool - radial. Start from before the canvas & drag until it is how you would like it.

Hope this works for you.


Knowledge is no burden to carry.


April Jones, 2012

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