In this tutorial, I'll be showing
you how to make drawings on your computer!
note: The accessories
folder placement may differ from our screenshot
then highlight Accessories and click
The Microsoft® Paint program
window will appear as a white surface surrounded by the program's menu
and buttons . Think of this white surface as your painting's canvass!
On the left hand side you will see
a series of buttons, one of which will appear depressed.
This depressed button is the drawing
tool you are using. In our example, the
tool is already selected.
You will notice that a line will
form, tracing your motion! With a little bit of practice you will
be able to make drawings that more or less resemble what you have in mind!
Move the mouse pointer above the white
surface (your canvass), click your mouse and while keeping the mouse
button pressed move the pointer
To switch drawing tools, left click on
another tool button. For instance, if you want to use the airbrush
tool, click on the
Experiment with other drawing
tools and colours and when you're done....
To switch colours, click on one of the
colors on the colour-palette
To erase ... left click on the eraser
button, and while keeping the mouse button pressed start moving
your pointer along the area you want to erase!
Click on File, then highlight
and click on Save As...
When you save a drawing, you
are taken to the "My pictures" folder. This is where you'll
look for your drawing whenever you want to impress a friend with your artistic
type in a name for your drawing (e.g.
"masterpiece") and click on the
note: the "My pictures"
folder is located inside the "My documents" folder
To print your drawing...
The printing dialogue box will
appear. Make sure your printer has paper, ink, is turned on and..
Is it printing? If not and, then
you probably haven't set your printer up properly. Read your printer's
manual and specifically the instructions on connecting and installing it.
If you're not keen on reading instructions, call the printer manufacturer's
technical support department. You will find their phone number on
the manual. In any event, did you succeed in printing your drawing?
When you're done, take a magnet and place your drawing on your refrigerator!
File, then select and
click on Print...
Now you know
how to draw, save and print your drawing on your computer!!!
Screen shots reprinted
by permission from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft® Paint is a
registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.