Paint.Net Layers

There's only one secret to mastering Paint.Net.

Put everything in a separate layer.

For example:

  • Every part of a drawing/diagram should have its own layer.
  • Before applying an effect to a layer -- clone the layer, and hide the original.

Get very comfortable with all the layer related features:

  • New layer
  • Clone layer
  • Delete layer
  • Move Layer Up
  • Move Layer Down
  • Edit the transparency of a layer
  • Switch a layer on/off
  • Paste in to new layer

Save the file as a .pdn file, and export copies as .png.

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