Drawing different shapes, Polygon tool, Adding text...

Drawing different shapes

The program Paint has the ability to create or add to the image various shapes. Ready figures include both standard figures (rectangles, ellipses, triangles, arrows), and unusual (among them: heart, lightning, callouts). If you want to create your own shape, you can use the Polygon tool, which allows you to draw a polygon - a shape with any number of sides.

Set of figures in Paint

Fig. 16.4. Set of shapes in Paint

The set of ready figures Paint includes (Figure 16.4):

• Line;

• The curve;

• Oval;

• a rectangle and a rounded rectangle;

• a triangle and a right triangle;

• rhombus

• pentagon;

• hexagon;

• Arrows (right, left, up, down);

• stars (four-, five- and six-pointed);

• Callouts (rounded rectangular, oval, callout-cloud);

heart;

• Lightning.

To draw a shape, on the Home tab, in the Shapes group, select the finished shape. To draw a shape, smoothly move the cursor, creating the desired shape. To draw a shape with equal sides, press and hold the Shift key and move the mouse cursor. For example, to draw a square, select the Rectangle shape and hold down the Shift key and drag the mouse.

Selecting a shape, you can change its display. To change the style of the contour line, in the Shapes group, select Path, and then define the style of the contour line. If the outline for the shape is not needed, select No contour. To change the size of the outline, select Size, and then determine the thickness of the line.

In the Colors group, select Color 1, and then select the color of the outline. In the Colors group, select Color 2, and then select the fill color of the shape. To change the fill style, in the Shapes group, select Fill, and then fill style. If you do not need a fill for the shape, select No fill.

Polygon Tool

The Polygon tool is designed to create your own shapes with any number of sides. To draw complex shapes using the Polygon tool on the Home tab, under the Shapes group, click the Polygon tool.

To draw a polygon, draw a straight line by moving the cursor over the image. Then click each point in the image where you want to place additional sides. To represent sides that are at an angle of 45 or 90 °, hold down the Shift key while drawing each side. To finish drawing the polygon and close the shape, connect the first line to the last one.

Selecting the drawn shape, you can perform the following actions to change its display. To change the line style, in the Shapes group, select Path, and then define the line style. If the outline for the shape is not needed, select No contour. To resize the outline, select Size, and then determine the thickness of the line. In the Colors group, select Color 1, and then select the color of the outline. In the Colors group, select Color 2, and then select the fill color of the shape. To change the fill style, in the Shapes group, click Fill, and then define the fill style. If you do not need a fill for the shape, select No fill.

Adding Text

You can add a simple label, title or message to the image. To add text to an image in Paint , use the Text tool, which is located on the Home tab in the Tools group.

Under Text Input Tools (or Text Tools) on the Text tab, select the headset, size, and font in the Font group (Figure 16.5).

Toolbar View Text

Fig. 16.5. Toolbar View Text

Font . In the Colors group, select Color 1, and then select the color for the text. Enter the text you want to add. If you want to fill the text area background with a color, in the Background group, click Opaque. In the Colors group, select Color 2, and then select the background color for the text area. If you want to change the representation of some part of the text in the text field, select the text that you want to change, and then select a new typeface, size, style, or color for the selected text.

When creating a dice for text, the Opaque option is used in the Tools for working with text group, the indent from the edge of the dice to the text is very small. The plate can be enlarged by pulling at the corner or side squares, but you can not move the text from the top left edge.

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