Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Paint 101 – Hidden Tricks – Trails

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, Photo Editing, Software Reviews
 
Loading...


I’ve been showing you the basics of Microsoft Paint – the free image editor that’s included with Windows – in a series of articles. To learn more about the basics of Paint, click here.  We’ve also moved on to some hidden tricks that aren’t on the Tool menu. We’ve learned all about the stamp/clone tool and now we’ll move on to making trails.

We’ll start out assuming you know how to open or create an image in Paint and have a basic understanding of the function of each of the tools pictured on the menu.  I’m going to show you a trick not pictured on the menu.

We will start out with this basic image.

I’ll use the Select tool to choose the square.

Simply left-click and drag over the image you wish to choose.

Now hold down the Shift key while you drag that selection and you get a trail.

Or we could use this photo of bats and the moon

Let’s choose the freehand selection tool.

We’ll zoom in on a bat with the magnifying tool.

Then we’ll outline a bat. You’ll do a much nicer job than I managed.

Then hold down the shift key and drag that bat wherever we’d like it to fly.

Have fun playing with Paint!

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , , ,

Comments are closed.

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: