BoltBait Posted February 5, 2007 Share Posted February 5, 2007 NOTE: This functionality has been included in Paint.NET version 3.07. Do NOT download this effect. Upgrade your Paint.NET instead! Arrow Effect Until Paint.NET has the ability to draw lines with arrow heads, I have created this effect. The Idea I really wrote this as a way to learn how to draw anti-aliased lines. If you find it useful, great. Just be aware, Rick has stated that Paint.NET will have the ability to draw arrows with the next release (3.x) which will be out in a month (or two at the latest). I know the UI is less then optimal, but I think you'll get used to it (at least until Paint.NET has a REAL arrow tool). This draws lines inside of the current selection using the Primary color and current paint brush width. The thicker the Paint Brush, the better the line looks... try 7 or 8. It will draw the lines solid, dashed, or dotted. It will draw lines using anti-aliasing, or not, your choice. The Effect DLL You can download the precompiled effect DLL here: Arrows.dll Just drop this file in your c:/program files/Paint.NET/effects directory and you should be all set. If you need help installing effects, read this page: http://boltbait.googlepages.com/install Instructions for Use 1. Use the color wheel to select your primary color. This is what this tool uses for the color of the arrow to draw. 2. Select the paint brush tool or the line drawing tool and change the brush width. 3. Using the rectangle select tool, draw a selection from the desired starting line point to the desired ending line point. 4. Click the Effects menu and choose Arrows... 5. Now you should be able to see the arrow. Adjust the settings on the dialog box for your desired arrow type and click OK to finalize the arrow. Source Code I will probably not publish this. But, not to worry, read this thread for all of my secrets: http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2580 That's about it. This should get you through until the next release of Paint.NET. Enjoy. 8) 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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