Making Palettes in MS Paint

Although I don't use Paint much, when I do, the most annoying thing for me is the lack of colours.
With that in mind, I have written this quick tutorial on making and saving colour palettes to use on future dolls.
1. Double click on any of the colours in the colour palette. It doesn't matter which one as we are just using this to get into the Edit Colours screen. 2. On the Edit Colours screen, click on Define Custom Colours 3. Move the cross-hair around the until you like the range on colours showing on the bar on the right hand side of the screen.
4. Press the ALT + Print Screen keys on your keyboard to take a screen shot of the palette. 5. Click on Cancel to go back to your canvas. Go to Edit/Paste or press CTRL+V to paste the screen shot onto the canvas.
If you receive a message that the Image is larger than the Bitmap, click on OK to resize.
6. Now we just need to neaten it up & crop the edges. Your image should still be selected, so just drag it so that the palette is flush against the top and left margins, getting rid of any grey.
7. Click on any of the other tools & hover over the little dot on the bottom, right-hand corner of the canvas. 8. An resize cursor should appear. Click & drag the canvas edge inwards & upwards... 9. ...until it is right against the palette. Let go of the edge.
Your first palette is complete! I suggest saving this as a BMP with a useful name (like a description of the colour) in a folder devoted to palettes so you know where they are when you need them.
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