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Paint is a bitmap painting program with a full of painting tools and a wide range of colors. We can use this program to create, edit and view pictures. The pictures created by Paint can be pasted into the another document we have created, or use it as our desktop back ground. We can even use paint to view and edit scanned photos.

To start the Paint Click Start->Programs->Accessories->Paint

 The Paint window consist of workspace, or canvas, where we paint pictures. To the left of the canvas is the ToolBox, which contains a set of painting tools. The color palette is at the bottom of the canvas. The selection box is on the left side, where we select the width of lines or pen tips to use for the Brush, Line, Eraser and other tools. To paint, select a tool, a color and a line width, and then start painting on the canvas.

 ToolBox


Drawing


To draw a straight line

  1. In the toolbox, click Line .
  2. At the bottom of the toolbox, click a line width.
  3. To draw the line, drag the pointer.

Notes

To draw a free-form line

  1. In the toolbox, click Pencil.
  2. To draw the line, drag the pointer.

To draw a curve

  1. In the toolbox, click Curve.
  2. At the bottom of the toolbox, click a line width.
  3. Draw a straight line by dragging the pointer.
  4. Click where you want one arc of the curve to be, and then drag the pointer to adjust the curve. Repeat this step for a second arc.

To draw an ellipse or circle

  1. In the toolbox, click Ellipse.
  2. Drag the pointer diagonally.
    You can draw a perfect circle by holding down SHIFT while you drag.

Notes

To draw a rectangle or square

  1. In the toolbox, click Rectangle to create a square-cornered shape, or click Rounded Rectangle to create a round-cornered shape.
  2. To draw a rectangle, drag the pointer diagonally in the direction you want.
  3. To draw a square, hold down SHIFT while dragging the pointer.
Notes
  • The border width of the box is the same as the thickness selected for the line tools. To change the border thickness, click the line or curve tool in the toolbox, and then click the thickness you want in the box below the toolbox.

 

To draw a polygon

  1. In the toolbox, click Polygon.
  2. To draw the polygon, drag the pointer and click at each corner, and then double-click when done.

    To use only 45- and 90-degree angles, hold down SHIFT while dragging.

Erasing


Erasing a small area
  1. In the toolbox, click Eraser.
  2. At the bottom of the toolbox, click an eraser shape.
  3. Drag the pointer over the area you want to erase.

 

Erasing a large area

  1. In the toolbox, click Select to select a rectangular area or click Free From Select  to select a free-form area.
  2. Drag the pointer to select the area you want to erase.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Clear Selection.

Erasing entire Canvas

  1. If any part of the image is selected, click outside of the selected area.
  2. On the Image menu, click Clear Image.

Putting Text


To type the text into the Picture

  1. Click on the Text button from Toolbox.
  2. To draw the frame for text drag the frame diagonally to the size we wants.
  3. To format the text on the appeared Text Toolbar select the font type, font style, font size and the effect  as you wish.
  4. Click on to the Text Frame and type in the text.

Changing View


Flip and Rotate:- To Flip and Rotate a part of the picture. Follow these steps:-
  1. Select the portion of the picture using Select tool
  2. Click Image->Flip and Rotate option
  3. Select the option on which direction you want to rotate the image.

 

Stretch and Skew:- To stretch or skew the image follow these steps:-
  1. Select the part of the image using Select tool or either using Free form select  option.
  2. Click Image->Stretch and Skew option.
  3. Specify the value in percentage for Horizontal and Vertical to Stretch the selected portion of the drawing.
  4. Specify the value in degree for Horizontal and Vertical to Skew the selected portion of the drawing.
Zoom:-To zoom in or out of a picture
  1.  On the View menu, point to Zoom, and then click Normal Size, Large Size, or Custom.

Show Grid:- Grid lines are appear only we are using the large size of the drawing. It helps as the guide line for accuracy of the graphics. To show the grid lines:-

  1. On the View menu, point to Zoom, and then click Custom.
  2. Under Zoom to, click 400%, 600%, or 800%, and then click OK.
  3. On the View menu, point to Zoom, and then click Show Grid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Tips


Importing Bitmap Files:- Here importing means to insert a Bitmap file. To insert a bitmap file follow these steps.

  1. Using Select Tool create a rectangular area. This area will be used to fill by the drawing inserted.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Paste From.
  3. Locate and double-click the bitmap file you want to insert.
  4. Drag the bitmap where you want it, and then click outside the selection.

Setting Drawing as Wallpaper:- Wallpaper is the background of Desktop. If we wish to keep our drawing as the background of the desktop, then follow these steps:-

  1. At first save the Drawing.
  2. On the File menu, click either of the following commands:

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