|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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