Creative Graphics Practicum
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In this class youíll learn the basics of how to use Microsoft Paint to open, edit and save an image file (such as a scanned image that you create with your personal scanner, or an image that you draw or "paint" digitally from scratch).
Table of Contents:
This list of links is your quick-reference to get to any page within the Paint tutorial pages. After you've finished going through the class in the original presentation order, feel free to bookmark this page and return to it whenever you need to brush up on some topic.
Now let's start learning about Microsoft Paint!
Launch Microsoft Paint:
Click on the Start Button, move the mouse up to the Programs Folder. Then move the mouse up to the Accessories Folder. Mouse over to the Paint icon, and click on it. Paint will then launch, opened to a new (blank) picture.
The Paint window will look like this:
You will want to familiarize yourself with the look and layout of this window, as it is very similar to other paint/image manipulation programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Learning the basic features of Paint will make it easier for you to learn other, more complex programs that much more easily.
First, letís maximize the Paint window by clicking the rectangular button to the left of the X button on the right side of the Paint windowís Title Bar. The Paint window should now fill out the entire screen. (If youíre very new to using Windows, click on the Title Bar link to learn more about how the Title Bar works.)
You donít really use the Title Bar for anything, but itís good to know about it. Now that you do, you should be ready to learn about using the tools of Paint.
Click here to proceed to The Tools.