BoltBait Posted January 29, 2007 Share Posted January 29, 2007 Transparency Adjustment Effect I noticed (and submitted a bug report) that when I changed a layer's opacity and merged another layer onto it, the result was less than I expected. The transparency never came out as you saw it on the screen. This turned out to be a problem when I was making collages of pictures and I was attempting to put drop shadows around some of the pictures. When I merged the picture layer with its drop shadow layer, it didn't look good at all. Since there is no way in Paint.NET to directly adjust the opacity of a selection independent of the entire layer, I decided to write an effect to do it. The Effect DLL If you like it, you can download the precompiled effect here: BoltBait's Plugin Pack for pdn 3.5 or here: BoltBait's Plugin Pack for pdn 4.0 How to Use In order to use this effect, first select the pixels that you want to adjust. If you do not make a selection, the current layer will be affected. Then, click the Adjustments menu and select Transparency. Move the slider to the left to make your selection more transparent or move your slider to the right to make your selection less transparent. If you would like to adjust transparent pixels, be sure to uncheck the "Ignore transparent pixels" check box. Completely transparent pixels will be filled with the secondary color before being adjusted. When your selection looks the way you want, click OK. Otherwise, click Cancel to undo your changes. Enjoy I hope you find this effect useful. Oh, and by the way, there are several people on this board who will be happy to know that I wrote the UI myself. Quote Click to play: Download: BoltBait's Plugin Pack | CodeLab | and how about a Computer Dominos Game Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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