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All Paint features for creating and editing images

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We continue to understand the functions of the graphical editor Paint. In the last lesson, you learned how to undo an action in Paint. Now I will tell you how to increase the eraser in Paint.

1. Open the editor Paint.

2. Select the eraser tool.

3. After choosing an eraser, its additional functions became available. Now we can resize it.

In total, the Paint program has 4 options for the size of the eraser.

And so you can make the eraser smaller or larger.

Also in Paint there are still many possibilities. You can read lessons on this topic. For example, how to crop an image in Paint, how to open Paint in Windows 8, etc.

Drawing lines in Paint

You can use several different tools to paint in Paint. The image of the line in the figure depends on the tool used and the selected parameters.

Here are the tools you can use. for drawing lines in Paint.

The Pencil tool is used to draw thin, arbitrary lines or curves.

  1. Tab home in Group Service click tool Pencil.
  2. In Group Colors click Color 1, select a color and drag onto the image to draw. To draw color 2 (background)hold the right mouse button while dragging the pointer.

The Brushes tool is used to draw lines of various types and textures, as when using professional brushes. Using various brushes, you can draw arbitrary and curved lines. with various effects.

  1. On the tab, click the down arrow in the list Brushes.
  2. Select a brush.
  3. Click The size and select the line size, determines the thickness of the stroke of the brush.
  4. In Group Colors click Color 1, select a color and drag to draw. To draw color 2 (background)hold the right mouse button while dragging the pointer.

The Line tool is used if you want to draw a straight line. When using this tool, you can select the thickness of the line, as well as its appearance.

  1. Tab home in Group Figures click tool Line.
  2. Click The size and select the line size, determines the line thickness.
  3. In Group Colors click Color 1, select a color and drag to draw a line. To draw a line color 2 (background)hold the right mouse button while dragging the pointer.
  4. (Optional) To change the line style, in a group Figures click Circuit and choose a line style.

Tip: To draw a horizontal line, hold down the Shift key and drag the pointer from one side to the other. To draw a vertical line, hold down the Shift key and drag up or down.

The Curve tool is used if you want to draw a smooth curve.

  1. Tab home in Group Figures click tool Curve.
  2. Click The size and select the line size, determines the line thickness.
  3. In Group Colors click Color 1, select a color and drag to draw a line. To draw a line color 2 (background)hold the right mouse button while dragging the pointer.
  4. After creating the line, click on the area of ​​the image where you want to position the curve curve and drag to change the curve.

Drawing Curved Lines in the Paint Graphics Editor

Drawing various shapes in Paint

Via Paint programs You can add various shapes to the drawing. Among the ready-made figures, there are not only traditional elements - rectangles, ellipses, triangles and arrows - but also interesting and unusual figures, such as a heart, lightning, footnotes, and many others.

To create your own shape, you can use the Polygon tool.

Finished Shapes

Using the Paint program, you can draw various types of finished shapes.

Below is a list of these shapes:

  • Line,
  • Curve,
  • Oval,
  • Rectangle and rounded rectangle,
  • Triangle and right triangle,
  • Rhombus,
  • Pentagon,
  • Hexagon,
  • Arrows (right arrow, left arrow, up arrow, down arrow),
  • Stars (quadrangular, pentagonal, hexagonal),
  • Footnotes (rounded rectangular footnote, oval footnote, cloud footnote),
  • Heart,
  • Lightning.
  1. Tab home in Group Figures Click the finished shape.
  2. To draw a shape, drag. To draw an equilateral shape, hold down the Shift key while dragging the pointer. For example, to draw a square, select Rectangle and drag the pointer while holding down the Shift key.
  3. When a shape is selected, you can change its appearance by doing one or more of the following:
    • To change the line style, in a group Figures click Circuit and choose a line style.
    • If the shape does not need an outline, click Circuit and select Without contour.
    • To resize the outline, click The size and select line size (thickness).
    • In Group Colors click Color 1 and select the outline color.
    • In Group Colors click Color 2 and select a color to fill the shape.
    • To change the fill style, in a group Figures click Pouring and select a fill style.
    • If the shape does not need a fill, click Pouring and select No fill.

Polygon

Polygon Tool used if you need to create a shape with any number of sides.

  1. Tab home in Group Figures click tool Polygon.
  2. To draw a polygon, drag to draw a straight line. Click each point where you want to outline the sides of the polygon.
  3. To create sides with angles of 45 or 90 degrees, hold the Shift key while creating the sides of the polygon.
  4. To complete the drawing of the polygon and close the shape, connect the last and first line of the polygon.
  5. When a shape is selected, you can change its appearance by doing one or more of the following:
  6. To change the line style, in a group Figures click Circuit and choose a line style.
    • To change the line style, in a group Figures click Circuit and choose a line style.
    • If the shape does not need an outline, click Circuit and select Without contour.
    • To resize the outline, click The size and select line size (thickness).
    • In Group Colors click Color 1 and select the outline color.
    • In Group Colors click Color 2 and select a color to fill the shape.
    • To change the fill style, in a group Figures click Pouring and select a fill style.
    • If the shape does not need a fill, click Pouring and select No fill.

Adding Text to Paint

In the Paint program on a drawing can add text or message.

The Text tool is used if you need to make an inscription on the image.

  1. Tab home in Group Service click tool Text.
  2. Drag to the area of ​​the drawing area where you want to add text.
  3. In section Service for working with text on the tab Text select font, size and style in the group Font.
  4. In Group Colors click Color 1 and select a text color.
  5. Enter the text you want to add.
  6. (Optional) To add a background fill to the text area in the group Background select Opaque. In Group Colors click Color 2 and select the background color of the text area.

Quick work with Paint

To speed up access to the commands that are most often used in Paint, you can place them on the quick access bar above the ribbon.

To add a Paint program command to the Quick Access Toolbar, right-click a button or command and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar.

Selecting and editing objects

When working with Paint You may need to change part of the image or object. To do this, select the part of the image that needs to be changed and change it.

Here are some actions you can perform: resize an object, move, copy, or rotate an object, crop a picture to display only the selected part.

The Selection tool is used to select the part of the image that you want to change.

  1. Tab home in Group Picture click the down arrow in the list Selection.
  2. Do one of the following, depending on what you want to highlight:
    • To select any square or rectangular image fragment, select Selection of a rectangular fragment and drag the selection to the desired part of the image.
    • To select any part of the irregularly shaped image, select Arbitrary selection and drag to select the desired part of the image.
    • To select an entire image, select Select all.
    • To select the entire image except the selected area, select Reverse selection.
    • To delete the selected object, click the Delete or Delete button.
  3. Make sure that color 2 (background) is included in the selected elements by following these steps:
    • To enable the background color for selected items, clear the Transparent selection check box. After inserting the selected elements, the background color is turned on, and it will become part of the inserted element.
    • To make the selection transparent without the background color, select the Transparent selection check box. After inserting the selection, any areas with the current background color will become transparent, so that the rest of the image will look harmonious.

The Crop tool is used to crop the image to display only the selected part of it. By cropping the image, you can change it so that only the selected object or person is visible on it.

  1. Tab home in Group Picture click the arrow in the list Selection and select the type of selection.
  2. To select the part of the image that should be left, drag the pointer over it.
  3. In Group Artwork select Pruning.
  4. To save the cropped image in a new file, click the Paint button, select Save as and file type for the current image.
  5. In field File name enter a file name and click Save.
  6. Store cropped image in a new file help avoid overwriting the original image.

The Rotate tool is used to rotate an entire image or selection.

Depending on what you want to return, do one of the following:

  • To rotate all images, on the tab home in Group Picture click Rotate and select a rotation direction.
  • To rotate an object or image fragment, on the tab home in Group Picture click the topic. Drag to select an area or object, click Rotate and select a rotation direction.

Delete part of an image

The Eraser tool is used to remove an image area.

  1. Tab home in Group Service click tool Eraser.
  2. Press button The size Select the size of the eraser and drag the eraser over the area of ​​the image that you want to remove. All deleted areas will be replaced. background color (color 2).

Resize the entire image

  1. Tab home in Group Picture click Change of size.
  2. In the dialog box Resize and Tilt check the Preserve aspect ratio box to have the resized image retain the aspect ratio as the original image.
  3. In the region of Resize select Pixels and enter a new width in the box Horizontally or new height in the field Vertically. Click OK. If the Save aspect ratio check box is selected, you only need to enter the value “horizontally” (width) or “vertically” (height). Another field in the "Resize" area is updated automatically.

For example, if the image size is 320x240 pixels and you need to reduce this size by half, keeping the aspect ratio in Resize check the box Keep proportions and enter the value 160 in the field Horizontally. The new image size is 160 x 120 pixels, that is, half the size of the original.

Resize part of an image

  1. On the tab, click Highlight and drag to select an area or object.
  2. Tab home in Group Picture click Resize.
  3. In the dialog box Resize and Tilt select the Save aspect ratio check box so that the scaled part has the same proportions as the original part.
  4. In the region of Resize select Pixels and enter a new width in the box Horizontally or new height in the field Vertically. Click OK. If the Save aspect ratio check box is selected, you only need to enter the value “horizontally” (width) or “vertically” (height). Another field in the "Resize" area is updated automatically.

Resize drawing area

Do one of the following, depending on how you want to resize the drawing area:

  • To increase the size of the drawing area, drag one of the small white squares on the edge of the drawing area to the desired size.
  • To resize the drawing area to a specific value, click the Paint button and select Properties. In the fields Width and Height enter new width and height values ​​and click OK.

Inclination of the object

  1. On the tab, click Highlight and drag to select an area or object.
  2. Press button Change of size.
  3. In the dialog box Resize and Tilt enter the value of the slope of the selected area (in degrees) in the fields Horizontally and Vertically in the region of Tilt (degrees) and click OK.

Cut and Paste

The Cut tool is used to cut a selected object and paste it into another part of the image. After cutting out the selected area, it will be replaced by the background color. Therefore, if the image has a solid background color, you may need to change it before cutting the object Color 2 on background color.

  1. Tab home in Group Picture click Selection and drag to select the area or object that you want to cut.
  2. In Group Clipboard click To cut (combination Ctrl + C).
  3. In the Clipboard group, click Embed (combination Ctrl + V).
  4. When an object is selected, move it to a new location in the image.

Copy and paste

The Copy tool is used to copy the selected object in the Paint program. This is convenient if the picture needs to increase the number of identical lines, shapes or text fragments.

  1. Tab home in Group Picture click Selection and drag to select the area or object that you want to copy.
  2. In Group Clipboard click Copy (combination Ctrl + C).
  3. In the Clipboard group, click Embed (combination Ctrl + V).
  4. When an object is selected, move it to a new location in the image.

Pasting an Image into Paint

To insert an existing image into Paint, use the command Paste from. After inserting the image file, you can edit it without changing the original image (provided that the edited image is saved with a file name different from the original image).

  1. In Group Clipboard click the down arrow in the list Embed select item Paste from.
  2. Find the image you want to paste into Paint, select it and click the Open button.

Working with color in Paint

The Paint program has a number of special tools for working with color. This allows you to use exactly the colors you need when drawing and editing in Paint.

Color fields indicate current color 1 (foreground color) and color 2 (background color). Their use depends on what actions are performed in the Paint program.

At work with the palette You can do one or more of the following:

  • To change the selected foreground colortab home in Group Colors click Color 1 and select a square with color.
  • To change selected background colortab home in Group Colors click Color 2 and select a square with color.
  • To draw with selected foreground color, drag the pointer.
  • To draw with selected background colorhold the right mouse button while dragging the pointer.

Color palette

The Color Picker tool is used to set the current foreground or background color. By choosing a color in the picture, you can be sure that it will use exactly the color that is needed to work with the image in Paint.

  1. Tab home in Group Service click tool Color palette.
  2. Select the color in the image that you want to make the foreground color, or right-click the color in the image that you want to make the background color.

The Fill tool is used if you want to fill the entire image or nested form with color.

  1. Tab home in Group Service click tool Pouring.
  2. In Group Colors click Color 1, select a color and click inside the area to fill.
  3. To remove a color or replace it with a background color, click Color 2, select a color and right-click inside the area to fill.

Color editing

The Color Editing tool is used if you need to pick a new color. Mixing colors in Paint allows you to choose exactly the color that you need.

  1. Tab home in Group Colors click tool Color editing.
  2. In the dialog box Color editing select a color from the palette and click OK.
  3. The color will be displayed in one of the palettes, and it can be used in Paint.

View images and photos in Paint

Various modes of viewing images in Paint allow you to choose how to work with the image. You can zoom in on a single section of an image or an entire image. Conversely, you can zoom out if it is too large. In addition, while working in Paint, you can display the rulers and the grid, which will facilitate the work in the program.

Screen magnifier

The Magnifier tool is used to enlarge a specific part of an image.

  1. Tab home in Group Service click tool Screen magnifier, move it and click on the image fragment to zoom in.
  2. Drag the horizontal and vertical scroll bars at the bottom and right of the window to move the image.
  3. To zoom out, right-click the magnifier.

Increase and decrease

Instruments Click to enlarge and Reduce used to zoom in or out. For example, to edit a small portion of an image, you might need to enlarge it. Or vice versa, the image may be too large for the screen, and it will need to be reduced to view the entire image.

AT Paint There are several different ways to enlarge or reduce the image, depending on the desired result.

  • For increase on the tab View in Group Scale select Increase.
  • For decrease on the tab View in Group Scale select Reduce.
  • For view image in actual size on the tab View in Group Scale select 100%.

Tip: To zoom in and out, you can use the “Zoom in” or “Zoom out” buttons on the zoom slider located at the bottom of the Paint window.

Zoom slider

The Rulers tool is used to display the horizontal ruler at the top of the drawing area and the vertical ruler at the left of the drawing area. With the help of the rulers, the image dimensions are better visible, which can be useful when resizing an image.

  1. To display the rulers, on the tab View in Group Show or hide check the Ruler box.
  2. To hide the rulers, clear the Rulers check box.

The Grid Lines tool is used to align shapes and lines when drawing. The grid helps you understand the size of objects while drawing, as well as align objects.

  • To display the grid, on the tab View in Group Show or hide check the Grid Lines check box.
  • To hide the grid lines, clear the Grid lines check box.

In full screen

Full screen mode is used to view the image in full screen.

  1. To view the image in full screen, on the tab View in Group Display select Full screen.
  2. To exit this mode and return to the Paint window, click on the image.

Using an image as a desktop background

You can also set the image as the background of the computer desktop.

  1. Click the Paint button and select Save.
  2. Click the Paint button, hover over Set as desktop background and select one of the desktop background options.

Email Image

If an e-mail program is installed and configured, send images as an attachment to an e-mail message and share them with others via e-mail.

  1. Click the Paint button and select Save.
  2. Click the Paint button and select Submit.
  3. In the email message, enter the recipient's address, write a short message and send an email with the attached image.

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