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December 10, 2007
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Want to download this guide for offline use? Get it here! [link]

Update 1/17/2008
I wasn't entirely happy with the first version and have since totally redone the tutorial.
More screenshots (about 160, I believe) and more descriptions all around.
It's much, much more complete than the original!

New to this version
"Random" button - Pressing the top corner (where the 'close program X' is.) will take you to a random frame.
Layer Blend Modes - I went over it in depth this time around.
More descriptions - Check around, lots of stuff has been revamped.

Update: Jan. 18, 2008
I finally managed to isolate the bug in my random script and have fixed the problem. I also fixed one or two minor grammatical errors that I noticed.

Update: Jan. 20, 2008
I just clicked the Download button for reasons even I don't fully understand only to realize that it doesn't actually allow you to download this tutorial... Armed with such knowledge, I've now made it possible to, what else, but download this tutorial! You can get it for offline use (or whatever else really) here! [link]

Jan. 22, 2008
This update features some incredibly minor aesthetic issues. The preloader is more "professional" now and all the text links are more noticeable. Also, I cleaned up the grammar in the "Help menu" section.


Anyone who preferred the first version can find it in my Scraps here. [link]
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Suggester's words: Clearly a lot of work was put into Paint.NET: Interactive Guide by ~Eulogy-Dignity considering it let's you look at almost every aspect of the program. It really brings you into the program and I'd have to say it's pretty helpful for someone who's new to Paint.Net is such a popular program; it would be best for all of dA to know about this virtual tutorial! ( Suggested by ArtGod77 and Featured by FantasyStock )
Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should explain something about the 'fill' tool right next to the brush. I've beginning to see more use in it and I find it sad it's not focused on here.
bbgoldkey Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
how do I play the tutorial?
bbbbryan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I only see a bunch of captions that coincide with the objects clicked. This was not helpful to me. A tutorial shows you HOW to use the items not just what they are. I must be missing something or nobody else has the least clue about these types of programs. These graphic type programs can get very complicated to use without actual examples on how to use the features.
echa1999 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whoa this is the most cool Paint.NET tutorial i ever have, and i love this program so much XD
JCM1953 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Artist
This took a long time to load and it's really not very helpful. I'm trying to find out how to resize an image, how to crop an image and get rid of the checkerboard pattern, and to figure out how to remove a black background from a photo. This only describes the tool bar, nothing more, and uses a lot of technical terminology like "anti-aliasing."
Sigilos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
I'm not new to Paint.NET, but I don't usually use many of the tools, just the basic stuff for a few simple tasks now and again. I recently wanted to do some more powerful editing of some pictures, and had no idea how to use most of the things the program had at it's disposal. This tutorial was perfect, thank you for making it. :dance:
gtmedley Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
How do make the tutorial work? It's just a static image. A few menus drop down, but that's it. What am I missing???
naladraws Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you click on stuff and it explains it. It's very helpful :D
Rage-o-rama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank God this site exists. I've never heard of until someone replied to one of my many comments begging for DA muro to have a type tool, but I think I'll give this software a shot :D
IZcrazy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey i just got this today and i was wondering can u shade in it? and if u can please tell me how!
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