Getting started with graphics software

Making an abstract picture using Paint or Paint.NET is a great way to get kids started with graphics software.

Here’s a simple three step process:

Step 1.  Use the outline shape tools to draw shapes on screen.

Step 2.  Use the bucket flood fill tool to fill the shapes with colour.

Step 3.  Add one or more visual effects to the picture and save it.

Here’s an example below:

Drawn with Paint.NET.  Animated with MS Gif Animator

Drawn with Paint.NET. Animated with MS Gif Animator

Click here to see an asymmetrical example by Sophie.