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Hello,

 

I'm a new user of Paint.net, i'm looking for a light replacement of my old PaintShop Pro 9.

 

One of the feature, i use every day in PSP is copy Pasting with background color as transparent.

like this :

 

Image2.png

 

In PSP i just set the background color, then copy / paste as transparent background. (CTRL-C / CTRL-SHIFT-E )

 

Perhaps there is a way to do this easily in Paint.net, but can't find it ... any Help ?

Thanks and best Regards.

 

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Hi. :)
 
Be sure to have each object on it's own layer. It is recommenced that you have the background on a layer, have all objects on their own layers, and have any objects you paste, be pasted onto their own layers.
 
For removing simple colors or simple backgrounds, you may also be interested in these plugins :
Grim Color Reaper
Cut Color (note, for cut color it has a drop down list called "Type of Effect", from the list choose "3. Remove Color As Background".
Here's a new plugin that's worth trying too, Simple Chroma Key
 
Don't know how to install plugins? See how here : http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/1708-how-to-install-pluginsgeneral-plugin-troubleshooting-thread/

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Craftonix, Paint.NET is exactly what you want. You just need to use layers. You don't even need Grim Color Reaper.

 

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  • 4 years later...
On 8/27/2014 at 4:44 PM, shumi31 said:

Its ofcourse ctrl+shift+v

I know this is an old thread, but it's not actually even close to what he is asking. ctrl+alt+e pastes everything but the background. It creates an image defined by the foreground colour. I installed paint.net just to test this, thinking I'd found a solution, but it pastes the entire object with the background.

 

Windows 10 the latest iteration has deemed ctrl-alt-e to be a unique to itself key combination now, and I cannot use it in pspro9 any more, I have to continually him the toolbar and navigate, when it was as east as ctrl-c/ctrl-alt-e before.

 

It is frustrating enough that this feature is missed in other applications, but to have to now learn an entire new application over such things is ridiculous. I've used pspro9 for many many years, I know every aspect of it, I use it by default for everything, learning a new thing just to do a simple task, is frustrating.

 

So please, don't be so sure when you think you have an answer to something you don't really get the point of. afaics there is no paste as transparent selection in paint.net, and plugins or hunting down tutorials on how to achieve it, isn't an option.

 

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38 minutes ago, tronbley said:

Windows 10 the latest iteration has deemed ctrl-alt-e to be a unique to itself key combination now, and I cannot use it in pspro9 any more, I have to continually him the toolbar and navigate, when it was as east as ctrl-c/ctrl-alt-e before.

It is frustrating enough that this feature is missed in other applications, but to have to now learn an entire new application over such things is ridiculous. I've used pspro9 for many many years, I know every aspect of it, I use it by default for everything, learning a new thing just to do a simple task, is frustrating.

 

I hear you, but this is not the place to complain about Windows 10 causing issues with PaintShop Pro. We can't do anything about it.

 

38 minutes ago, tronbley said:

afaics there is no paste as transparent selection in paint.net

 

Correct, unlike PaintShop Pro, paint.net doesn't have that feature.

 

38 minutes ago, tronbley said:

So please, don't be so sure when you think you have an answer to something you don't really get the point of.

 

I think everyone who replied understood just fine. They understood so well, that they were able to provide work-arounds for the missing feature.

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