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I am new to paint.net and all the tools, havent used any of them before. My question is, is there a way to make your text have different colors? For example What If I wanted every other letter to be a different shade of Green in my name: Green Ninja ??????? Help would be great, sorry for being such a noob.

Green Ninja

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Please change your subject name. They must not be generic. Read the rules, and THEN I'll answer your question :-)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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thank you :-) and Ash has beaten me to it. His answer will probably help you pretty well.

Just make sure your letters are alone on their own layer.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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No! Don't do that! It'll only lead to bad antialiasing!

This is what I do:

Type black text in an image with a white background

Save as "mask.png" or something

Download thisplugin, place it in your effects folder and restart Paint.NET

Open mask.png

Add a new layer

Set layer blending to additive

Make a gradient in that layer

Adjust until it's in the position you want

If I remember correctly, you should be looking at text filled in with a gradient

Now set the layer blending back to normal (optionally, you can delete the layer below)

Go to the effects menu, then choose the Alpha Mask Import Plugin

Browse for and double-click on "mask.png"

You may need to invert the mask.

Viola-- flawless gradient text.

That process was used to create this:

coollogo.png

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Uh's suggestion is good if you have to have a gradient fade.

To just make each letter a different solid color I do the following.

I write my text on its own layer using a single basic color(you mentioned green). Then I use the lasso tool to select each letter, one at a time, and use Hue/Saturation adjustments(Go to Adjustments > Hue/Saturation) to make my changes...

Hue/Saturation lets you control the color, intensity and brightness all in one spot...

 

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