Learning the free Paint.NET photo editing program means you can achieve any professional effect you want, and this book shows you how, ranging from installation and plugins to advanced imaging techniques.
Quick and simple tutorials designed to help you master Paint.NET in minutes
Create photo edits that rival advanced photo software for free.
Tutorials on advanced techniques written with simple instructions designed for readers with any level of computer knowledge
Paint.NET is a free, reliable program that rivals the most expensive photo editing programs currently on the market.Paint.NET supports plugins, which add image adjustments, effects, and support for additional file types. They can be programmed using any .NET programming language, though they are most commonly written in C#.
This book will teach you everything you need to know to edit and manipulate images. Written with very clear walkthroughs, hands-on tutorials,and amazing resources, this book will turn you into a photo wizard with Paint.NET. The book starts with simple tool-based tasks, introduces you to the workpane and then builds up to more complex areas taking a deep dive into the commonly-used features of Paint.NET.
With this book, you will learn how to do everything from making simple adjustments to full artistic rendering with tools not available in any other program. Starting with the very basics of photo editing, you will gain an understanding of the basic principles of manipulating images. From layering to special effects, this book will give you all the knowledge you need to create images that leave a lasting impression.
This book has everything you need to make amazing, artistic photos using completely free software. Filled with fun exercises and valuable information, you will learn how to master every tool and every effect in Paint.NET. Within minutes, you will be able to resize images, make adjustments to brightness and contrast, and apply color correction. By the end of this book, you will be working with layers and effects to create images that rival some of the most advised and expensive pieces of software.
With simple exercises and information, this book will take you from absolute novice to an accomplished photo editor quickly and easily.
What you will learn from this book
Acquire Paint.NET for free, install it, and use it
Get acquainted with the Paint.NET work area and all of its functions
Become an expert in resizing and editing images
Use built-in effects to change the look of your photos and images like a pro
Work with layers to create amazing complex images
Add plug-ins that will increase the functionality of Paint.NET
Understand the tools within Paint.NET and how to use them to bend pixels to your will
This book follows a tutorial-based approach and is packed with examples in a compact and concise format.
Who this book is written for
If you have ever wanted to create photos and images that go beyond simple point and shoot results, then this book is for you. This book will help you create artistic images in ways that are only limited by your imagination. No prior knowledge of photo editing or editing software is required.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't know where to begin. You can learn more by reading the online help, the forum, and by using Google. The book uses a large type and has large pictures, so, at only 109 pages of actual content, this book could have been a booklet using a normal font. The pictures are B/W, if you can believe it, and yet the text directs the reader to see the "color" pictures. All of the feature descriptions are only one or two paragraphs in length. There's more, but I don't want to bore you.
I can sum up this book in one word - worthless!
In the past I've used Adobe Photoshop for my own personal use, as well as at work for relatively simple work. However, after losing my discount a number of years ago, I've kept my eye open for good alternatives, especially for those that were asking for my recommendation on software.
I've always found Gimp to be a usability nightmare, so when Paint.NET started gaing traction a few years ago I was interested, but it was still fairly rough. But when I was asked by Packt Publishing if I'd be interested in reviewing their first book covering Paint.NET, I saw an opportunity to look at the software once again.
While reading the first couple chapters (there are eight total, spread over 115 pages) I was reading it as someone who had previously read books on using Photoshop and had a number of years experiencing actually using the software, so I was disappointed how much I already knew. However, once I put my mindset into someone who had never used software like this...
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