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I love Paint.net. It's the only image editor I use now and has pretty much every feature I need in an image editor. But today I'm attempting a project I can't seem to find the right tools for.

I'm trying to copy and paste a rectangle onto another image. But the object in the image I'm pasting to is tilted slightly. So I need to find a way to change my copied rectangle into a trapezoid that will make it look natural on the new image.

Under LAYERS - ROTATE / ZOOM, I found some tools that seem to work. But now I need to select only the trapezoid to paste to the new image. The only cropping tools I can find only allow a rectangular selection. I can't find a tool to choose a corner to corner irregular selection. Does Paint.net have such a tool or is there a plugin I can download for this process.

Thank you for any info you can give me.

- Dean -

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Have you tried the Quadrilateral Reshape plug-in by Evan ... http://forums.getpai...january-6-2012/ ... it's what I use when making trapezoids.

Not sure why you want to crop it ... draw it on a separate layer, so then you can move it around :smile:

That tool seems to do the same thing that Rotate / Zoom can do. I'm not having a problem with changing the shape of a rectangle to a trapezoid. I can't figure out how to copy the dimensions of the trapezoid and paste it in the second image without the polygon showing up in a white rectangle. I don't fully understand how layers work. And when I try to copy and paste things, the only way I know how is to use the rectangular selection tool. I don't see any freeform selection tool like you might find in MS Paint.

I'm probably not explaining it very well either, I'm sorry for that. I've attached a file of the image I'm trying to paste to. As you can see, the front panel of the casket is a polygon. I need to change the shape of the rectangle to match these dimensions so that it looks like it's actually attached to it. I wonder if there is a tutorial on how to do this or an online explanation of how all the tools operate.

Thanx again for your patience.

- Dean -

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Thank you, that explains that process. But I neglected to mention one other thing ~ thick here too. The polygon I wish to paste to the casket is actually an image file with text in it. So I need the entire image skewed, tilted, stretched, whatever, so that it resembles a plaque attached to the front of the casket. Does that make more sense?

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Are you really set on the idea of covering the whole side, or would something like this work?

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n264/CantaLibra/CasketWithPlaque.png

If this is more to your liking as an alternative, you may delve into the tutorial here which may aid you in creating the plaque:

http://forums.getpai...3d-shield-icon/

Once you've created that, you add it as a layer and adjust the placement using the Rotate/Zoom under Layers in your menus (also some drop shadow as well).

Forgive the conflict with the shadow on the lettering vs the actual layout. I quickly threw this together using a plaque I made previously.

EDIT:

There is also a "Perspective" plugin here:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=16197

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Are you really set on the idea of covering the whole side, or would something like this work?

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n264/CantaLibra/CasketWithPlaque.png

If this is more to your liking as an alternative, you may delve into the tutorial here which may aid you in creating the plaque:

That's an impressive plaque. But how did you manage to get Mike AND Tristan into that little box?? HA!

Actually, I just used the word plaque to illustrate the type of affect I was looking for. That being a polygon shape that looks like it's actually attached to the front. The image I'm wishing to attach is much like your JIM100361 tag at the bottom of your posts. A fixed rectangular image file with graphics and text. And I only want to adjust the shape of that rectangle to match the contours of the caskets front panel and be able to size it a bit smaller so it doesn't cover the entire area. The attached file is similar to what I'm trying to do.

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