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All the normal forum rules apply, plus:

1) This forum is for users of paint.net to share their custom shapes.

2) Please limit yourself to 1 thread per person. Much like the Gallery section of the forum, you can post multiple shapes or packs in your thread. Multiple threads will be merged, closed or deleted.

3) Custom shapes are typically distributed as .xaml files inside of a .zip file. You may upload zip files to this forum or you may post the contents of an .xaml file in a thread (be sure to use [code] tags).

4) This is not the place to request shapes. We are not here to do your work for you. However, if you've started a shape and are having trouble with it, I'm sure someone here would be happy to help.


Paint.net 4.0.6+ is required to use custom shapes.

How to install custom shapes: http://boltbait.com/pdn/InstallingShapes.asp

How to create custom shapes: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/32101-h

Custom Shapes Maker plugin: https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/110677-s


Finding premade custom shapes: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/116525-material-design-icon-shapes-in-paintnet/









Custom shapes are limited to one shape per .xaml file. So, you can easily pick-and-choose only the shapes that are useful to you.

As with built-in shapes, when drawing you may hold down the Shift key to constrain the shape to its original ratio.

Paint.net's built-in shapes can not be deleted or overridden.



Edit 31 Dec 2015 by EER: Added note to rule #2

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