There is a new tool for creating shapes in paint.net: the
The different Shapes are selectable from the drop down menu in the
- Rounded Rectangle
- Right Angle Triangle
Polygons & Stars
- Three-point Star
- Four-point Star
- Five-point Star
- Six-point Star
- Notched Arrow
- Pentagon Arrow
- Chevron Arrow
- Rectangular Callout
- Rounded Rectangle Callout
- Ellipse Callout
- Cloud Callout
- Lightning Bolt
- Check Mark
To create a shape, click on the shape type in the
The draggable control nubs transform the shape. Click and drag these to relocate them. Dragging one nub over the one diametrically opposite has the effect of flipping the shape.
The shape's center point determines the center of rotation. It looks like a circle with a cross inside it. Click and drag the center point to relocate it. The center point can be moved outside the shape or even off-canvas.
When the cursor is rendered as a double headed curved arrow, the shape can be rotated about the center of rotation by clicking and dragging.
Shift the shape around the canvas by clicking and dragging the blinking four-arrows-in-a-square icon.
Commit the shape to the active layer by clicking outside of the bounding box of the current shape, clicking Finish or drawing a new shape.
Shapes are able to be drawn in three distinct modes;
Shapes can be forced to have equal height and width by holding down the
Brush Size and Style
Shapes are subject to the Brush settings in the
Shapes can be rendered using a
Fills utilizing a fill style will make use of both the
Shapes can be applied using a
With Draw Shape Outline selected in toolbar
With Draw Filled Shape selected in toolbar
With Draw Filled Shape With Outline selected in toolbar
Outline and Filled Shapes