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Information | Mini-tutorials—Making various shapes using only Windows Paint | Making Fancy Text in Paint | Symbol and Picture Fonts | Charts of Symbol Fonts to Print | Seamless Tiles for Stationery Backgrounds | Different Tiles to Make Step-by-Step | Sample Seamless Backgrounds | Backgrounds for You to Save and Use
Finding the pictures in fonts like Wingdings Make Paint's Zoom Tool Behave Nicely
What is dithering and how can it cause problems? Symmetry: getting pictures the same on both sides
If you're used to Paint's colors and upgrade to Vista Re-using Pictures from Web Pages
Graphics Formats—Choosing the Appropriate One Photos in Email | Free Graphics Programs
Preparing a workspace and
making cutouts in Windows Paint |
Concentric circles to make a wheel
Attaching_spokes to a painted bicycle wheel | Twenty-four evenly spaced spokes for a bicycle wheel
Decorative hub for the centre of a wheel | A regular hexagon | A six-pointed star
A five-pointed star | Five petalled flowers | Distribute numbers evenly around a clock face
Simple faces | The sort of rose window pattern you make with a compass and pencil
An octagon with a point at the top | An octagon with a flat side at the top
fontchartsdoc.zip Chart and instructions for easily finding all characters in any font.
Useful to use with decorative fonts or picture fonts.
These tiles repeat all over the background of a piece of stationery and add much less to the upload/download size of an email than do those designed to go right across the page.
How to Make Seamless Tiles The whole process, step by step.
Seamless Tiles—How to Cut Detailed explanation of turning a tile inside-out so that edges meet seamlessly.
Text can be hard to read if it doesn't contrast with the background, or if the background is busy and distracting. On these sample pages you can see and compare differences.
Hundreds of patterned and textured backgrounds, subtle or bold, tartans, florals, novelties.
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