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How can I rotate text in Paint.NET?

OS is Windows XP.

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Download the dpy plugins. There are tools in there for rotating, spiraling, and doing other such things to text. Here is the link:

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/16643-dpys-pack/

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Thanks, you both get +1, but the accept has to go to @typoknig. fnnuy. – Xavierjazz Sep 21 '10 at 1:38
    
@Xavierjazz - it's actually the same plugin I linked to - but never mind ;) – ChrisF Sep 21 '10 at 7:44

You could write the text to a separate layer and then rotate that layer (Layers > Rotate/Zoom), though it might be difficult to get the exact rotation you want.

A more direct approach is to select the text with the selection tools, choose the Move Selected Pixels tool and then right-click and drag to rotate.

There is also an extension which is part of the "dpy plugins" pack, that adds an option to create text at an angle. Disclaimer - I haven't used this.

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