PacktLib: Getting Started with Paint.NET

Getting Started with Paint.NET

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Welcome to Paint.NET

System requirements

Downloading and installing Paint.NET

Summary

The Paint.NET Workspace

Opening and saving an image

Work area windows

File types

Summary

The Tools in Paint.NET

Selection tools

Move tools

View tools

Fill tools

Drawing tools

Photo tools

Text and Shape tools

The Colors window

Retouching a photo

Summary

Image Resizing and Editing

Rotating an image

Cropping an image

Resizing an image

Selecting an area

Summary

Adjustments

Auto-Level (Ctrl + Shift + L)

Black and White (Ctrl + Shift + G)

Brightness/Contrast (Ctrl + Shift + C)

Curves (Ctrl + Shift + M)

Hue/Saturation (Ctrl + Shift + U)

Invert Colors (Ctrl + Shift + I)

Levels (Ctrl + L)

Posterize (Ctrl + Shift + P)

Sepia (Ctrl + Shift + E)

Summary

Working with Effects

Artistic effects

Blurs effects

Distort effects

Photo effects

Render effects

Stylize effects

Summary

Working with Layers

How layers work

Adding a new layer

Merging layers

Adjusting a layer

Moving layers

Summary

Supercharging Paint.NET

Plugins in Paint.NET

Getting plugins

Helping yourself if you get stuck

The top five Paint.NET plugins

How you can improve Paint.NET

Summary

Index