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The line/curve tool is great for outlining objects.

Just add a new layer

Trace your object using the line/curve tool

Then use the magic wand tool.

 

I don't know if you are trying to apply effects, cut out objects, recolor things, etc, but using the line/curve tool does make a nice pen tool alternative. If you are wanting to cut out objects, these tutorials might interest you.

 

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/13796-cutting-out-images/

 

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/28305-mini-tuts/?p=409110

 

When it comes to working on details with paint.net, cutting out objects can be a great way to add effects to specific things, re-color specific areas of a picture, or remove backgrounds.

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Hi Piscaso - welcome to the forum!

Are you trying to make a selection or draw in a given color? "Pen" to me is a drawing tool, yet you've described using the Lasso tool - which makes selections.

An example image showing what you're trying to do might help explain things :D

Edit: Beaten to the reply by Fuzzy.

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The pen tool is a tool from photoshop. It is a tool which makes lines called "paths". In photoshop you can "stroke" a path with paint or you can convert the path into a selection. The line/curve tool is already paint, so there is no stroking in paint.net. And although paint.net can't convert lines into a selection, we have work-arounds, such as exampled in the "how to cut out object" tutorials.

 

The pen tool is often used to outline objects, which is why I'm talking about the line/curve tool for tracing obejcts. However, the paths that the pen tool makes can be used for a lot of other things. So, if perhaps the OP has other intentions, then more details on what they are trying to do would be nice.

Edited by Cc4FuzzyHuggles
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