Lesson 6: Introduction to Paint

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The video below provides an introduction to the Paint application:


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Lesson 6: Introduction to Paint

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Supplemental material

    Here is a brief description of some common image formats, along with links to more in depth information.


Supplemental material - post production note

    One of my viewers sent me a shortcut that I did know, but I find it very useful, so I wanted to pass it on.

    At about 9:30 into the video, I demonstrate clipping an image using these steps:

       * Select the area to keep
       * Ctrl-X (put the clip into the clipboard)
       * Ctrl-N (say you are starting a new picture)
       * N (in response to "do you want to save?")
       * Ctrl-V (paste the clipboard content into the canvass)

    The shortcut method is:

       * Select the area to keep
       * Ctrl-Shift-X (Crop the picture)

    A huge improvement. Thanks to the viewer for this.


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