MS Paint: Creating an Invitation Card

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MS Paint: Creating an Invitation Card

  1. 1. MS Paint: Creating an Invitation Card by Zuateg
  2. 2. Step 01: You must have a prime idea. Here we have a party. Wintertime. Backyard. Starry sky. Balloons. Bonfire. Fireworks. Attention: give a name and save each step individually.
  3. 3. Step 02 With the tool “Line”, 2nd thickness, I draw a few stars. We will multiply them. We can edit them: “copy”, first. Then “paste”. Do this once, twice... You can also select the stars, and modify them: So, you will have a b&w sky, plenty of stars, each one different from the other. With the few tools of MS Paint.
  4. 4. Step 03 Colouring your draw. Use primary colours: yellow and cobalt blue. Use zoom to see the results. The 8x zoom shows to you some quite invisible imperfections in areas that are closed to colours: they remain still white and your draw seems dirty. In these “ white bits”, the tool “pencil” can fill with colour the remained white spaces. Name and save this file.
  5. 5. Step 04 With the balloon the procedure is the same. Remember you are creating independent files to each step of your drawing. At the final edition you will have all parts put together. But now, each one is to be kept in his own file. Use tool “line” drawing the balloon. Then, choose how much colour you want to fill the surface. Remember: You have to much options in colouring: 16, 256 colours, and... 24 bits. Are in doubt? Try each one of these solutions.
  6. 6. Step 05 The flags. I’ve grouped them to save space in the screem. The tool “select” gives you the power to construct any composition you would imagine. Select each one of the flags and put it where you want. Just ahead you will apply them to the string.
  7. 7. Step 06 The flag tied to the string. You can draw how much flags you want. And change them individually. And combine each one to make an unique rope ornamented with party flags.
  8. 8. Step 07 Use the sketch as a guide To put each draw in right place
  9. 9. Step 08: all flags
  10. 10. Step 09: insert balloon: “select”, “copy”, “paste”
  11. 11. Step 10: the balloon fire trace
  12. 12. Step 11: Inserting the text box . Remember: MS Paint menu bar has “Image” choice. Changing the option “Opaque” you make transparent your image. It is useful for applying layers over layers.
  13. 13. Step 12 <ul><li>Title. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe this brazilian portughese title: June Party, in English. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital letters in red. </li></ul><ul><li>Illuminated with yellow (it will be put upon a cobalt sky!). </li></ul><ul><li>And contoured by a fine black line. </li></ul><ul><li>Underlined with same colours. </li></ul><ul><li>I spent 2 hours to create this title. </li></ul><ul><li>Too much work made under 8x zoom, bit after bit. </li></ul><ul><li>With the option “Show Grid”, on menu “Image”. Using grid gives you total domain over MS Paint. Eliminate all possible errors. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step 13 Superior text box. Inferior text box. Title. Observe the black frames around the text boxes. I used frames also to contour all the card. With the tool “Rectangle”, and “Circle” you can create countless different frames. Have a nice party. Thanks.
  15. 15. Text Illustrations Edition by Zuateg

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