1 (edited by It the it 2018-02-03 17:26:43)

Topic: some winxp mspaint tips

This makes mspaint more usefull than it seems to the eye (at first)...

https://tpenguinltg.wordpress.com/2013/ … -could-do/

I find the tertiary color (I donot think I have seen GIMP with this! yikes ) and 1000% zoom useful.

Have Fun smile

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According to the Wikipedia page, the win98 version of MS Paint can make a certain color transparent if you have certain plugins. (When copying my old jetpack levels from an old computer, I also copied this version of Paint. It works in Windows 10 without requiring any setup.) I have done a bit of Internet searching for these plugins, without any luck (so far). If you know where to get these plugins, could you please post a link? Or if you have them, could you plz attach them if that would be permissible?

I know how easy it would be to make part of a mspaint image transparent with GIMP, or how much you might recommend I only use GIMP. (I actually know many of or all of the basics of using GIMP.) The thing is I am hoping having the transparency feature in Paint would add another level to "the art of being clever with Paint", which I want to practice. tongue smile

Off-topic: Someday I want to try to obtain all the versions of Paint and, with the help of the source code of OpenPaint, make a program with the aggregate of all of the features of all of the versions of Paint.

thx.It the it

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3 (edited by NeverHacker 2018-02-23 12:08:40)

Re: some winxp mspaint tips

mspaintphile... the platonic love of the people prevented its imminent death

¿what´s up? *Gus

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You seem to me a bit of a poet or something. Maybe you should practice writing some pieces?

Part of my inspiration to practice "the art of mspaint" comes from playing ht-never's notepad levels. (I am thinking of some ones you can now download from this thread.) When I played these levels some years ago, I thought they seemed a bit subpar, at least in a visual sense. These days when I play them, I sense resourcefulness in the creative and level-building processes and the fun that ht-never must have had when building them with notepad, the comparatively dismal counterpart of Radiant (in this case). (Not to mention I have also come to like the notepad visuals, such as the missing and misaligned targets and the missing trim textures at brush edges.) With this in mind, I was thinking that trying to make interesting (pixel or not) art with Paint would be a scintillating process involving the discoveries new drawing and time-saving techniques. tongue

BTW, here in this spoiler I place one such technique. I did it with the win98 version, though the same thing could be done with the winXP version. Both versions are (very) similar, but with the difference mentioned in the last post and at least one other.   If you look at the spoiler, you can see that the technique is merely a compensation for its simplicity compared with other programs like GIMP; in this case, layers. However, in this silly mindset of mine, I do not really care. Instead I see it as a place where the resourcefulness of "the art of MS Paint" comes in.  smile

Spoiler

(Plz see attached images)

1. Let's suppose you have this background image.

2. Let's suppose you have a white square with some blobs of pink background color. The goal is to fill the background color with the checks from step 1. To do this, set the pink as the bg color and uncheck "image > draw opaque". Push ctrl+A and then ctrl+X.

3. This is the result. Right click and click "paste from...". Choose the checks image. Then press ctrl+V.

4. The pink bgcolor has been replaced with checks.


(Yet another tip: It turns out that there are three ways (as far as I can tell) to paste a graphic in Paint: *Selecting something and shift+drag or ctrl+drag. *"Paste from..." from "Edit" or "rightclick". *Paste)

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It's gonna be so much fun when I get around to trying to make fine art and Neverball textures in mspaint  big_smile

@NeverHacker: I wonder what you think / will think of this smile

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I remember that I made a paint piece of a fictitious Neverball level... It was a nice experience

Come on, try it!

¿what´s up? *Gus

7 (edited by It the it 2018-04-15 06:03:55)

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As I said I really do want to get around to doing what I said I wanted to do, but I am so often busy with other things these days

smile tongue :0 smile tongue :0

EDIT: ps some years ago I thought what if you tried painting Neverball things with water color (in the space of reality)

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NeverHacker wrote:

I remember that I made a paint piece of a fictitious Neverball level... It was a nice experience

Good idea! ...   I might also try this, but if I do, I dunno when . . .
tongue

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Before I try making fine art etc. with paint, I would like to know a way, if there is one, to reset to default the selection of colors on the bottom of the window that you click to change the foreground/background/tertiary color you draw with (I think it is called the color box), in paint 98/xp. I know that, by default, the color box has colors that come from the basic colors in the color menu. But I really like the default selection of colors in the color box, and sometime(s) I will want to try drawing with only this color selection.

It the it's level set: http://neverforum.com/fmpbo/viewtopic.php?id=2922
6/19/17: a bit of help needed here, plz: http://neverforum.com/fmpbo/viewtopic.php?id=2988

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