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I have attempted to learn how to paint an a/c utilizing paint.net, but seem to run into an issue. Have searched for a tutorial but cannot find what I am looking for. I am attempting to repaint the Caravan from Feelthere utilizing their paint kit. I open it in DXTBmp and then load this into paint.net. I create a layer, paint the left side of the a/c but am confused about how to transfer this paint scheme to the right side. I have been duplicated the layer with the paint scheme, and using the move tool, have moved it onto the right side. When I do this, it appears as if it opens another window that is not in line with the previous windows. After the move, I flatten, save, and reload it into DXTBmp and it looks fine. I save as a DXT3 and insert it into the texture folder, but when I look at it in FS2004, the right side (the one I moved) is back, starting at the front door with the front of the scheme. Can anyone help me figure this out.
I think I figured out what was going on, and "fixed" it.
05-09-2010, 06:33 PM
I don't use paint.net so I was never in a position where I could help you out.
I am pleased to see that you found a solution to your problem though.
Perhaps if you have the time you could post a quick description of what you did , you never know, it help someone else out in the future.
I was kind of leery of explaining my solution, because I am not sure exactly which of the things I tried worked. What I did do was to make sure the paint kit image size matched other repaint images for the same aircraft. They did not, so changed these.
I also would not just duplicate the layer, but would "lasso" the image I wanted copied and then pasted this into a new layer. As I said before, I am not sure exactly what I was doing wrong, so can not say what fixed it.
Now I just need to start playing with repaints so that I can hopefully learn more.
BTW, there needs to be a disclaimer on this forum saying that repainting an aircraft can become addicting. My wife was upset with me just for the simming aspect, now with the repainting, she may not see me for entire weeks at a time.
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