Paint.Net is a free image and photo editing software created for Windows Computers only. The system has an easy to use interface with layer support, unlimited undos, special effects, and bunch of powerful tools packed in this program. This image editor has been compared to other powerful editors such as Adobe PhotoShop, Corel, and GIMP. Although this editor isn’t as powerful as PhotoShop, it is the perfect tool for someone, who needs a little more editing power than most other free image editors have.
Using image editors for the first time can be a bit of turn off and can be even worse for those that aren’t familiar with image editors in general. A few years ago, I was in the same situation as some of you may be. I am no expert with image editors, but I know enough that I can generally figure the tools outs if I can be patient. But I am not a very patient person, so I find it a lot easier to look over tutorials and try them out. Then trying to figure how things work. The easiest way to get familiar with any piece of software is introduction and beginner videos over whatever software you want to learn.
For the longest time, I have wanted to do an article on beginner tutorials for Paint.Net. So today, I decided to compile a list of some of the better tutorials for Paint.Net. Most of these of these tutorials were created last year, but some are a little older. But even the older tutorials will help you get to know Paint.net. All of the tutorials I have listed are designed for beginners, or those with the basic understanding of Paint.Net. For those that are interested in the more advanced tutorials, you should be able to complete those once you have learned and practiced the basic tutorials.
NOTE: Latest version of Paint.Net is 3.5.6 was released on November 18th, 2010 and the beta version is 3.5.7 and was released on February 12th, 2011
1. A Beginner’s Guide to Layers in Paint.Net Part 1
2. A Beginner’s Guide to Layers in Paint.Net Part 2
3. A Beginner’s Guide to Layers in Paint.Net Part 3
4. A Beginner’s Guide to Layers in Paint.Net Part 4
5. Photo retouch using Paint.NET vol.2(for beginners)
6. The Very Basics of Paint.Net (part 1)
7. The Very Basics of Paint.Net (part 2)
8. The Very Basics of Paint.Net (part 3)
9. Removing Backgrounds and Manipulating Layers in Paint.net (Part 1)
10. Removing Backgrounds and Manipulating Layers in Paint.net (Part 2)
After researching tutorials for Paint.Net, there were not to many and many of the ones I found were not my favorites, and most didn’t even advice. The creators either did the video to silence, added music or wrote out the instructions write there on the video. Those videos are good to get an idea how the tools and the interface works. The videos, that I have shared on this articles, are some of the best tutorials available for the tool. If anyone knows of anymore videos or written tutorials for Paint.Net. Let me know….