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(Tutorial) Paint.NET Chroma Key

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Scottie1972
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(Tutorial) Paint.NET Chroma Key

Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:15 pm

I was browsing the forums today and show this post.
( viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5657 )
So I thought I would make a fast Tutorial on how to create a transparent image using Paint.NET and the Chroma Key Plugin.

First you need to download and install Paint.NET and Chroma Key Plugin

Download Paint.NET = http://www.getpaint.net/
( http://www.getpaint.net/download.html#download )

Download Chroma Key from the Forums = http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=12991
( http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?ap ... ch_id=2516 )

Install Paint.NET and what ever PlugIns you want.

Open your Image in Paint.NET.
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In the "Tool" window choose the "Fill Tool"
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In the Colors window, Choose the color (lime or Blue).
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With the "Fill Tool" selected, Click on the sections of your Image that you want to
change the Transparentcy.
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After you have all the area colored in (Lime or Blue), Choose "Effects" from the main menu.

"Effects > Photo > Chroma Key"
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The Chroma Key tool window will appear. Choose the Color that you al useing, (Lime or Blue)
then click "OK"
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Now you image needs to be saved in PNG or GIF format.
Only PNG and GIF support image Transparentcy.
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"Main Menu > File > Save As > filename.png/.gif > Click Save.

Now your image is transparent.


Thanks to Napster1488 for the use of his image for this Tutorial.


Download the Images and Tutorial in Text format.
Tutorial-on-Paint.NET-ChromaKey.zip
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Napster1488
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Re: (Tutorial) Paint.NET Chroma Key

Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:31 pm

Cool Tutorial...i think i gonna try this for my Images.

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mikethedj4
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Re: (Tutorial) Paint.NET Chroma Key

Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:00 pm

I don't understand why people call that chroma keying now in image editing. It's called using layers, chroma keying is mainly for video editing.
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