Most personal computers installed with Windows operating system come equipped with "Microsoft Paint" as a graphics program. Chris Sanyk, of the Lakewood Public Library Learning Lab, says " It is perhaps most useful as an tool for introducing new users to working with graphics programs, as its simplicity and small size makes it easier to learn." Paint provides a limited color palette consisting of only 28 different hues. With a few steps, you can expand the palette by adding your own "customized" colors.
Things You'll Need
- Personal computer
- Microsoft Paint
Creating A Customized Palette
Open the "Edit Colors" screen by clicking the "Colors," "Edit Colors" selections in the menu bar at the top of your page. This will open a separate pop-up on top of your basic window.
Use the "Define Custom Colors" button to expand the window to include the color selection chart.
Choose the color to add to your palette either visually by placing your cursor on a color and clicking or by adding the Red, Green, Blue (RGB) formula if known.
When you get a color you like choose the "Add To Custom Colors" button. You will see your color appear in the "Custom Colors" palette.
At this point, you may continue to add colors to the palette by repeating the process. If you are happy with your colors, select the "OK" button. You are now ready to create using your new color palette.
- Photo Credit computer work image by Marina Bartel from Fotolia.com
How to Color an Image in Microsoft Paint
Microsoft Paint has color enhancement capabilities that even novice computer users can master. As a standard Windows program, chances are you already...
How to Add Texture to Wall Paint
Most textured paint effects are created by using varnishes, sealants and special brushing techniques. Often, more than one coat is involved in...
How to Find Specific Colors in MS Paint
Microsoft Paint, sometimes called MS Paint or just Paint, is the default graphics program included with Windows. While it's not as sophisticated...
Adding Color for Bellagio Faux Finish Painting
Learn how to add color and paint a Bellagio faux finish on the interior walls of your home in this free online...