I have scoured dozens of web sites and forums online to bring you a compilation of all Paint.NET Plug-in effects I have found from the various forums and sites.Â All of these were found offered for free, and I am basically giving my fellow Paint.NET artists access to the same plug-ins so they don’t have to spend hours trying to find them on their own.
I found plug-ins to provide shadow effects, curve text, render all sorts of patterns. These plug-ins make Paint.NET much more efficient and useful at doing graphic art work, but still are shy of being as full featured as Adobe Photoshop, still for a free paint program based completely on .NET framework you will be surprised at just how powerful this paint program is.
To install these plug-ins, make sure you first download and install Paint.NET
then open the “Effects” folder where you Paint.NET installation directory is.
Download and Unzip all of the .DLL files directly into your Paint.NET Effects folder and restart your program, and you will see all of the new options in your drop downs.
Enjoy, and let me know if you find any that I haven’t found yet, you can click here to get and download the plugins that I use. Paint.NET Effects
Here is just a screen shot of some of the plug-ins in the Render Dropdown: