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I have a pic that I want to remove the white background from so I can paste the main pic onto some thing else. How do I do that?

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If there is just a white background, I recommend checking out this tutorial:

For anything more complicated, check this tutorial out: http://www.isimonbrown.co.uk/cutting-out-images/

Hope this helps! If you need any more help in the future, I recommend trying out the Search functionality as many members have posted excellent advice on many common operations performed in Paint.NET.

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Uniform white background? I usually reach for AlphaSpace

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Uniform white background? I usually reach for AlphaSpace

...or Grim color reaper or primary color difference or even the color replace tool

 

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Thanks for all the answers. I am still new to this so I think I'll need the tutorials, Not sure what to do with the Alpha stuff and what is a grim color reaper? And I don't see a color replace tool. I have installed BoltBaits pack but I don't remember seeing one there.

It's a standard white background from a pic that you might pick off a website. I want to use the graphic without the background

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Be the kind of Woman, who, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, The Devil say's OH NO, SHE'S UP!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."...Anatole France

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AlphaSpace and the Grim Color Reaper are plugins. Think of them as add-ons for Paint.NET.

You download the plugin and install it by unzipping it and moving the files with the extension *.dll into the Paint.NET/Effects folder.

Detailed instructions here: http://forums.getpai...roubleshooting/

Color Replace tool is more correctly known as the Recolor tool :RecoloringTool: It comes with Paint.NET so you definitely have it.

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Thanks for the help. I have been trying to do this and I can't seem to get it right, I just don't know what I am doing wrong. Maybe someone could either tell me what I am doing wrong or just cut the person out of the background for me. I did everything the link to cut out images said but I can't get rid of the background. I used the line tool, drew around the image, used the magic wand and clicked inside the outline, then I hit Ctrl + I, to invert and then to the background layer and hit delete. But when I do that, it deletes the whole pic. it's driving me crazy! I want to cut her out of this pic, then I can shrink her and put her into an empty space in another pic.

I would appreciate any help possible.

Thanks :)

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Be the kind of Woman, who, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, The Devil say's OH NO, SHE'S UP!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."...Anatole France

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I did this very quickly with the lasso select tool :LassoSelectTool:

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If you were patient you could use the eraser to gradually remove the excess. A better option is to use Alpha Mask as detailed in the second of these threads on the much same subject:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/23559-

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/22801- (see post #12 in particular)

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Thanks for your help EER, I will look at those links, I really am trying to learn how to do this.

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Be the kind of Woman, who, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, The Devil say's OH NO, SHE'S UP!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."...Anatole France

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