Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This is quite beginner question. I want to choose right color of some area because the thing i want to get color is not homogeneous area. How can i choose some area with color picker in paint.net ?

share|improve this question
    
this is for SO. – soandos Jun 4 '11 at 20:36
    
@soandos how so? It has nothing to do with programming, and is about using a piece of software (Paint.NET) – nhinkle Jun 4 '11 at 20:48
    
@Freshblood you can only choose a single color at once. Are you trying to get an "average" color for an area or what? You can't have an "area" of color selected to then fill something else with. – nhinkle Jun 4 '11 at 20:49
    
Apologies. was mixed up. – soandos Jun 4 '11 at 21:00
    
@nhinkle - Yes, you are right. I want to get avarage color of an area.Sorry for late answer – Freshblood Jun 4 '11 at 22:30

Here is my trick that works, some of the time, in these cases:

  1. Using lasso selection or magic wand (playing with the tolarance) I select an existing area with the color area that I want. (It doesn't need to be perfect, but preferably bigger than the area you are looking to fill).
  2. CTRL+C (copy) the selected area.
  3. Create a new layer.
  4. Paste the selected area into the new layer.
  5. Remove the areas until it looks like it blends well. Blurring the whole layer also help get rid of some of the pixelation difference between layers.
  6. (Optional) Merge the layers once you have something you like.

I know this is considerable more work and is more of an art than a science, but it has worked for me in the past.

share|improve this answer
    
Execuse... I thought this is quite beginner question. – Freshblood Jun 4 '11 at 23:38
    
I wish it was, but what you are trying to do is actually not so beginner. Congrats! You are no longer a beginner if you find a way to solve your problem! ;-) – Ben Jones Jun 6 '11 at 14:02

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .