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hi im new to paint.net but think its great, ive downloaded a couple of plugins and having GREAT fun with it but im trying to put an animated smile with a black surround onto another object which is a different colour but is there a way to change the colour and keep all the details like mouth creases and stuff (unlike painting it)

 

hope this makes sense to everyone haha

 

thanks

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Hello. :)

 

If it's not lready, try putting the part you want colored on it's own layer (if you don't know how, just ask). Then go up to the menu bar and play with things from the Adjustments Tab ( The menu bar : http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/MenuBar.html.) Popular things which effect colors are Hue/saturation, curves, levels, brightness/contrast, etc. You can also make a new layer, color on it with paint and then play with layer blend modes such as multiply and overlay (Blend Modes : http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/BlendModes.html).

 

 

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thanks for your reply yeah im fine with the layers and effects but stuck on the recolour blend... on the pic below im trying to make the mouth surround match the car but when i try the effects i have atm it changes the the teeth colour  :(

 

 

 

 

car1_zps4799d214.jpg

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Ok yes, have the part you want re-colored put onto it's own layer. To do this,
1) Add a new layer above your image's layer.
2) Use the line/curve tool to trace the area you want. (note, use an easy to see color for tracing and lower the opacity of the tracing layer.)
3) Once you have traced what you want, use the magic wand tool to select the outside of the trace, then invert it usiing cntl + i. (this should make it so only the parts you want are selected)
4) Now click on your image's layer, copy, add new layer, paste.
5) You should now be able to use the coloring adjustments from the adjustments tab to re-color your specific part, as it's on it's own layer.

 
To help with cutting out an object, check out this tutorial that uses tracing in a more basic manner. The technique of tracing is very versatile and is great for cutting out images from their background or putting specific parts of an image onto their own layers for editing.
http://www.isimonbrown.co.uk/cutting-out-images/
 
When you cut out images or parts of images often their edges will be ugly and choppy. Try using these plugins to help with ugle edges :
Basic Antialias -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/7644-basic-antialias-version-11-bug-fixed-january-14-2008/
Feather -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/2140-feather-plugin-now-with-source/
AA's Asistant, which is part of this pack -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/16643-dpys-pack-2012-08-26/

 

If you need more help or pictures showing you how-to a bit further, feel free to ask. :)

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