Jump to content

How do you blend images into a banner, sig, etc?


dana
 Share

Recommended Posts

I am very new to Paint.NET, I just installed it yesterday. I barely know how to do anything, but what I am really hoping to get out of it is to learn to become a graphics designer for forums. I want to be able to create images (banners, signatures, avatars, affiliate mini-banners, icons, buttons, etc.) such as these:

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/4734/hogwarts9bj.png

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/Hyp ... iggy-1.png

I do not know how to add text (with different fonts, colors, etc.) or to blend images and make them all the same color, such as in the examples above. Can someone please help me???

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Step 1. Install version 3.0 Beta 2 from the website, http://www.getpaint.net . Most people are still using 2.72, but 3.0 has a gradient tool that helps a lot on this stuff.

Step 2. ... I'm sure someone else can fill in the rest much better than I can :)

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

forumSig_bmwE60.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Step 2. ... I'm sure someone else can fill in the rest much better than I can :)

You could help him more than me, but i'll give it a go...

For the first image, its just images stacked on eachother though layers, and the top layers are adjusted thourgh opacity... to give the other images, below them, visibilty... and the gradent tool will help emencly... by putting your primary color down to "transparent" and your secondary not... you can get some cool fades...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Step 2: Well for image blending, the gradient tool is god. It has a nice little function called alpha blending.

First have the image you want to blend over the layer with the main background. Then select the gradient tool:

UG1.jpg

...and select one of the various different shapes to gradient:

UG2.jpg

Next click on the down arrow on the colorful box next to it and select "Transparency Mode:"

UG3.jpg

And finally click and hold on the part of the image you want to be on the background layer (blended in) and drag away from that point to get part of that image to b e visible and fade into the background layer:

UG5.jpg

And you're done ^_^

(Edit: Sorry Pic, I was typing this before you posted and didn't know that you had posted when I made this =/)

Sig2.jpg
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...