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Art in Paint

Art in Paint

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Waldir Pimenta Lima

Art in Paint
Taking advantage of the tools in Microsoft ® Paint for drawing and manipulating
images with success in 2003

I - Introduction 1. What is Paint? 2. Image Formats 3. Starting ... II - The Too
ls 1. Drawing Tools Line Pencil Straight Curve Brush 2. Drawing Tools Areas Rect
angle Rounded Rectangle Ellipse Polygon 3. Other tools Magnifier Rubber Spray Pa
int (Spray) Eyedropper Free Text Select Rectangular Selection III - A Practical
Example IV - Summary V - Conclusion "" 4 "" 6 "7" 8 "9" 10 11 "12" "13

2I - Introduction

1 - What is Paint? Paint is a drawing program for Microsoft Windows, used to cre ate images (drawings). Despite its initial vocation for drawing amateur, a leisu re component, the paint can be used to treat images (drawings or photographs), p rovided that conveniently used. The Paint program is a fairly basic and somewhat complex, so it uses very little of computer resources and does not require much effort from the processor or using too much memory, like other graphics program s more advanced and complex. In addition, a program is very stable (never had a blockage caused by a computer Paint), and despite not offer many options (so it is easy to learn and use), used with skill and patience conseguemse optimal resu lts. This, coupled with the fact that it is completely free (comes automatically with Windows), makes it one of the best known and popular image editors. Its us e greatly facilitates the understanding of new software, since all follow the sa me pattern of operation. 2 - The image file format image format used by Paint is a bitmap (bitmap), in which each bit is a point of the image - more specificall y, a square. We can see that if we use the Loupe tool to zoom the image: So, a d ocument of Paint is characterized by extension BMP (eg desenho.bmp).

There are other image formats, including the most popular are jpg and gif. Jpg f ormat allows storage of an image occupying much less space (memory) that the sam e image in bitmap format, which can be useful in case of insufficient space on t he computer, or if we spend a relatively large image to a floppy or sending it o n the internet, but on the other hand makes us lose quality because the image is analyzed by areas instead of points, with a little "blurry" each time we save c hanges to the image, going slowly becoming more diffuse and less faithful to the original image. In fact, jpg arose because the evolution of the use of images o n computers grew faster than the memory and speed of them, so often the computer became slow to open files (which occupied much space in the bitmap, the first o f image formats), or quickly filled his memory with images only.

3However, now computers are having more and more memory capacity, so the bmp is n

o longer a problem in this regard. In fact, in terms of fidelity, bmp is the bes t image formats that exist. Then there is the gif, which is an image format that allows the alternation of several small images to form animations that are repe ated continuously, producing the effect of "micro-film." Paint can work with the se three formats (bmp, jpg and gif). But since moving images are not the special ty of Paint, lay aside the use of gif format. 3 - Starting ... Paint is usually in Acesssórios that come with Windows, and can therefore be accessed by clicking Start> Programs> Accessories> Microsoft Paint. In so doing, opens a window with a "leaf" in white, título.bmp name No name, one that can be changed with the fo llowing File> Save. The window has more or less like this:

then we move to the next chapter, which will show how to work in Paint.
4II - Tools

To work in Paint, the main tool is the mouse, allowing the transfer of movement more or less free hand to the computer. Personnel can also use the keyboard, but everything can be done with the keyboard can also be so with the mouse, althoug h the reverse is not true - at least that much harder. But the mouse movement ca n influence the design of Dives forms we see on the monitor, as we change the in strument (pencil, brush, etc.). An actual drawing. The mouse cursor moves across the screen vertically reproducing the moves we make in the horizontal plane in the mouse pad, and only interact with our design (ie, only the changes) when cli cking the right or left mouse button.€This interaction is only possible due to t he Paint Tools. These tools are:

1 - Drawing Tools Lines

Pencil The Pencil is the basic tool of Paint. Serves to draw an irregular line - that is, freehand. It is not advisable to draw, if we want a technical drawing or with more quality. But it is useful, especially if we already have a certain skill to move the mouse. Usable in any color, but has only a thickness of 1 pixe l, that is the only option available is to choose the color. It is a very useful tool for detailed edits. Usage: load on the left mouse button at the point wher e we want to start line, and without releasing the button, drag the mouse to the point where we finish line. At this point, we take your finger off the button. The entire route that the mouse pointer on the screen is done it checked. Exampl e:

Trick: to draw straight lines (horizontal, vertical or diagonal 45), press the S
hift key on the keyboard during the layout
5Straight Line is a tool to draw straight lines in any direction (horizontal, ver

tical or diagonal). It is also a useful tool, especially in more rigorous design s. Usable in any color. And this tool, we can use more choices: those that appea r at the bottom of the toolbox: This means we can choose the thickness of the li ne we want to draw (the options vary 1-5 pixels). Usage: load on the left mouse button at the point where we want to start line, and without releasing the butto n, drag the mouse to the point where we finish line. At this point, we take your finger off the button. The straight line between the point of beginning and end is marked on the screen. Example:

Trick: as with the pencil, many of the other tools in the paint, also with the S traight if we press the shift key while we have the mouse button pressed obtain lines of 0, 45 and 90. Brush The brush is like a pencil more advanced, it has op tions for color, size and shape, and uses the same. The effects achieved are mor e interesting than the simple pencil drawings. Example:

Curve Curve allows us to draw smooth open curves. It is a difficult tool to use, especially for beginners, but with time there are curves can produce just the w ay we want them. Method of Use: Works like the Straight, but after we determine the points of beginning and end of the line that we have outlined, we can pull i t up to two times to give you the desired curvature. are always needed three mou se clicks to complete the curve. For example, if you click on a point and keep t he mouse button down, dropping it elsewhere, we will have a straight line joinin g these two points. But this line is still active, or 6

that it can be deformed. For this, we click at a point near where we want to def
orm the line, and without releasing the mouse, "pull" the line, dropping the mou

se when it has acquired the desired curvature. If we are satisfied with the line so we have to complete the operation by clicking the mouse where you dropped th e 2nd time, thus completing three clicks. If the curve is not already on our tas te, we can pick another point and twist our turn again. But now, to let go of th e mouse, the curve will be final, not to be able to change more, because we have already used the 3 clicks available: 1, to define the beginning and end of the curve, the 2 to set the first deformation, and the 3rd to set the second and fin al deformation. Example: The red curve was made as described above, with the "po kes" were made for each one side; The blue curve was made by clicking at a point (at the point of beginning and end of the curve will be the same for not having dragged the mouse), and pulling the curve both times available; The green curve was made by deforming the line once and then clicking the point where it droppe d the mouse in the first deformation. As stated above, the curve is a complicate d tool, and will be frustrating their use of the first times. Only practice can give skills in using this tool. 2 - Drawing Tools Areas

The rectangle Rectangle allows us to draw squares and rectangles. It is as strai ght a useful tool in drawing tighter. Usable in any color. This tool also can us e the options here are:

, Or A with the first option selected (to select an option by clicking on it), j ust draw a rectangle with the boundary line with the previously chosen color. Wi th the second option, we designed a rectêngulo not only bounded by a line, but a lso with the interior filled. In this case, the external line will be the color chosen,€and the interior with the background color of pre-selected (the subject of the background color will be addressed later). With the third option, draw a rectangle with a line and fill. Method of Use: Rênctângulo uses basically the sa me way that straight. Example:

7Trick: To draw a square, draw by pressing the Shift key. If we have previously s

elected the thickness 5, the outline of the rectangle will also be 5 pixels wide , although the size options are not included in the framework of options for Rec tangle.

The Rounded Rectangle Rounded Rectangle works pretty much like the Rectangle. Th is tool allows us to draw rectangles whose corners are not on bill, but rounded, with a curvature equivalent to that of an ellipse of 18x18 pixels. Example of a figure obtained with this tool: It can be seen in the figure, the options here are also the same for the rectangle. Another feature: since the cuvatura corners of the rectangles is always the same, the effect of Rounded Rectangle is the sa me as the Ellipse, for pictures smaller than 18x18 pixels (as shown in the "circ le" yellow, which was created with the Rounded Rectangle) Trick: to draw rounded square, hold down the Shift key while drawing. Tip: the most appropriate use fo r the rounded rectangle is to create speech bubbles BD, in fact, seem to have be en created for it!

The Ellipse ellipse is simple to use, if you know how the rectangle. In a nutshe ll, designs, instead of a rectangle, the ellipse circumscribed to it. An example :Trick: to draw perfect circles, hold down the Shift key Polygon The Polygon is a

tool interressant: creates irregular polygons with any number of vertices. Meth od of Use: click on the point at which we place the first vertex, click successi vely at the points where we place the other vertices, then click again at the po int of origin to close the polygon (note: it is necessary accuracy in the final step, because err 8

the "aim" for few pixels can leave the form still open waiting for another verte

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