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I've downloaded and briefly messed around with Paint.Net, and while you can work with layers, I haven't found a way to use layer masks. I used to exclusively use GIMP, but then I found out about Adobe Lightroom, so I bought that and have been extremely happy with it. However, I can't do any pixel editing to get rid of any phone lines, or people's heads, or any other item that is goofing up my photo. I didn't want to go back to GIMP (it's not the easiest program to use), but then I found out about Paint.Net and that it uses layers.

I assumed that it would also have the option to use layer masks, as a natural extension or feature of having layers. But again I can't figure out, or have found online, a way to create layer masks. I'd appreciate any help or suggestions on this.



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Paint.net does not currently have layer masks, but the plugin Ella linked to is a popular workaround. It does the same thing as a layer mask. The only downside is that you can't see the results as you are creating your mask. Otherwise, it works very nicely

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Another way to fake it is to make a new layer and then make your color semi-transparent. Now paint the area just like a mask, then use the magic wand tool to select the desired area, turn your mask layer off, select the desired layer and you're done. :tard3:

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