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Old 04-05-2010, 05:30 AM
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Arrow How To Make A Gradient Text On Paint.NET

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Welcome to RoxyGemini20’s guide on how to do Pawsome gradient text. When I had my shop, many people asked me how I did these, and I always told them to order! Now that I don’t have my shop, I decided to share my secret with the world!

*NOTE: This may not be the easiest way of doing it, but it is my way of doing it!*

You will need:
- Paint.NET (you can download it online for free – No viruses! Just Google download Paint.NET)
- A good sense of imagination
- Patience! (My guides sometimes don't make sense!)

STEP 1: SORTING OUT THE GRADIENT

1. Open Paint.NET
2. Click Resize:
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3. Chose how many colours you want in your gradient. This should be the width of your page. Set the height to 1, unless you want to experiment and do loads of colours both up and down – that could be an interesting gradient!
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4. Zoom right in
5. If you haven’t deleted the white bit yet, use the eraser to reveal a transparent background (the transparent background is grey and white checkers).
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6. Fill in the colours you want with the pencil – normally I use one colour to a square, but it is your gradient, it’s up to you!
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7. Again, we will need to resize the image, but this time, it will reveal the gradient! When we resize it this time, we want the picture to be the right size for the text, so normally I put the picture size back to what it origionally was:
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8. And....TA DA – Paint.NET has made you your gradient!
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STEP2: PUTTING THE TEXT ON TOP

1. Click the add new layer button
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2. Fill it in white by using the fill bucket
3. Type your text but in a different colour
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4. Select the magic wand in the toolbar
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5. Erase all of the letters that you typed, by clicking with the magic want on them and pressing delete. Sometimes you need to adjust the tolerance to make it pick up all of the letter.
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Ta Da! There you have it! A gradient text. However, you won’t be able to post this anywhere! First you will have to save it as a suitable file type.
1. Click the Merge Layer Down Button
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2. If you want, you can crop the whole picture to the selection of the text. Use rectangle select in the toolbar to put a rectangle around the text.
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3. Then click the ‘Crop to selection’ button in the toolbar
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4. If you want to, you can then make the background transparent by clicking on the magic wand again and deleting all of the background and whiteness inside the letters.
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5. I reccommend that you save the picture as a .png because it saves the transparency.
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6. Click OK on the save configuration screen

And there you have it, a perfect gradient text that you can use for your avatars and signatures, and anywhere else for anything you want!

I hope you enjoyed my guide on how I make my gradient text. Here is what I made:

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If you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to post or vm me!
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Thanks ! thats very helpful! ;p
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:21 AM
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Thanks ! thats very helpful! ;p
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Omg thank you tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:34 AM
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OMG! I didn't know how to do this till' you showed me how! This is a great guide! Rep point for you!
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Thanks so much! :]
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I knew though thanks fur posting
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Thank you to everyone who complimented me and some who gave me rep points! I'm glad that I helped some people!
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thanks but i have a question when i save it and try to use it still has the white and i deleted the white. how do i save it with out the white?
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thanks that helped me out
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