Making Your Own Backing Papers.
Editors Note. This is the third part of the course which concentrates on making your own backing papers. Since Version 3 of Paint.net is no longer supported I will be leaving out the information related to that although you will still hear it mentioned in the video.
Plugins for Version 4
This is a set of plugins which include the “fill from clipboard” one which we use in all the backing paper demonstrations. (This set of plugins now seem to have an installer which makes the process of adding them simpler. See the linked page for more details).
Seamless Texture Maker.
This is a great plugin which we use in the 2nd and 3rd backing paper demonstrations.
Ed Harvey Effects v 3.5
Including Vignette. We use this is the 3rd Backing Paper demonstration.
One easy way of making repeated backing papers is to start with an image with a transparent background. Often this means having to remove the background yourself.
A nice image with a solid colour background which should be easy to remove. The green was remove mainly by the magic wand and finished with the rubber. This was a more difficult image to remove the background from. Again the majority of the work was done using the magic wand and then
finisher off with the rubber. We couldn’t keep the fine lines of the rigging as their colours were far too close to the background. Solution was to make a new layer and duplicate the main parts of the rigging. To do this we used the colour picker to get a suitable colour and then the line tool to duplicate the rigging on the new layer. Then we were able to delete that part of the background on the original image without worrying about the rigging.