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Imageshirley
Feb 5, 2010 10:37 AM CST
Name: shirleyt thompson
Pearl River, Louisiana
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Computer art looks like fun anyone want to show theirs here.
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ImageJeannie63
Feb 5, 2010 11:47 AM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
I've been doing "computer art" for quite awhile (since the 80's).

I don't use PhotoShop or any of the other "high-end" programs. I use the Paint program that comes free with Windows.

The Paint program has only the pencil, brush, fill, spray, eraser, line draw, box draw, and oval draw for tools.

You can also achieve some interesting effects by saving an original picture in a lower-color format. For example, here I opened a picture of my daylily drawing (originally in 24-bit color format), and saved it as a 256-color file (8-bit color).

I think this is kind of cool:

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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
ImageJeannie63
Feb 5, 2010 11:57 AM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
One of the tools I use the most is the color eraser. Choose the eraser tool, then set the foreground color to the color you want to remove, and the background color to the color you want to replace it with.

To select the colors, you can either use the color picker tool, or use the palette at the bottom of the screen. Left-click on the color to set the foreground color, and right-click on the color to set the background color.

Once you have your eraser set up with the colors you wish to change, swipe over your image with the right mouse button held down. Magically, only the foreground color you chose will be 'erased' (i.e. set to the background color). All other colors in your picture will remain as they were. (If you use the left mouse button, it will erase everything - just like an eraser!)

So for the picture above, I selected the light green on the right side of the picture as my foreground color, and white as my background color. Using the color eraser allowed me to get rid of the green, even within the flower petals, without erasing the petal outlines:

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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
ImageSugarweed
Feb 5, 2010 12:36 PM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Thanks, I tip my hat to you.
I will check out what Windows 7 has.
I bet we can find all sorts of free on the internet too.
I know shirley does one she swears by.
Shine
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
ImageJeannie63
Feb 6, 2010 7:06 AM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
Shine, for me the whole point of using Paint is not that it is free, but it has only very 'primitive' tools.

Here is a drawing that my brother did quite awhile ago. This was also done with the paint program that comes with Windows.

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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Imagesjweld
Feb 6, 2010 11:48 AM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

That had to take some time!
Imagesjweld
Mar 1, 2010 11:21 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

I was so hoping to see some new computer art Crying
ImageJeannie63
Mar 2, 2010 11:52 AM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
You might recognize this one.

Again, done with Paint. I took a picture of a cross stitch that I had done, and saved it on my computer. Then I opened it with Paint, and re-saved it as a 16 color image. I then used the color eraser to change all the darker colors to black, and the lighter colors to grey:

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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Imagesjweld
Mar 2, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

That really looks cool!! I am not into art as in drawing, painting and all that stuff but maybe I'll have to play with the paint program!!
ImageJeannie63
Mar 2, 2010 1:22 PM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
I can give you quite a few tips and pointers!
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Imagesjweld
Mar 2, 2010 1:27 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

I'll see if I get a chance to play around in the next few days and then we can play together this weekend!! Big Grin
Imagesjweld
Mar 3, 2010 5:44 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

I can't seem to get the background to set to anything other than the default white so here is what I did.

This is the original picture

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Imagesjweld
Mar 3, 2010 5:46 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

And here is the "end" product:

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ImageSugarweed
Mar 3, 2010 5:48 PM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Wow!
Thumbs up
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
ImageJeannie63
Mar 3, 2010 9:41 PM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
Cool!

To change the background color, place your cursor over the color you want in the palette (the rows of colored little boxes) and right click with your mouse.
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Imagesjweld
Mar 3, 2010 9:44 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

Ah ha!! That darn right click gets me every time. I never think to try it until someone tells me too!!
ImageJeannie63
Mar 3, 2010 9:48 PM CST
Name: Jeannie
North of Milwaukee, WI
zone 5A
Glad to see you here, Sunshine!
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Imagesjweld
Mar 3, 2010 10:05 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

Smiling I am having fun with this!!

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ImageKatg
Mar 18, 2010 12:14 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Hi Everybody...I love computer art. I usually use Photoshop but I've also used Paintshop.

Here's how I feel when I have a ton of weeds to pull and pruning to do and don't have the time! Big Grin

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ImageKatg
Mar 18, 2010 12:15 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
A photo of a boat I took in a canal and just painted with a smudgetool

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