|Project Information: • Skill level: Basic • MicrosoftR Paint|
In the race for graphic software companies to offer bigger and better products to the digital artist, the small MicrosoftR Paint drawing software has been overlooked. This drawing software has been included with the basic WindowsR package for several years. However, most Windows users do not even realize that they have this program on their computer.
Compared to most graphics programs on the market, Microsoft Paint is simple and easy to learn. It is good for the beginning digital artist and is used by many teachers in the school setting for this purpose. If you have never used a graphics program and would like to start out with a program that has a small learning curve, then Microsoft Paint is a good place to start. So, why don't we check out what's hiding behind the Paint program.
Step 1. Open the Paint program. To open the program click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint. After the program has started, click on the Maximize button at the top right corner of the window. This will expand the window to cover your entire desktop and give you more room to work. Let's take a look around the workspace.
Well that's what is under the hood of the Paint program -- a great program to get started with.
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