Paint Brush and Computer Games

In our previous chapters, we have learned all about the computer, parts of the computer, how it works and the application of computers in different fields.

In this chapter, we will learn how the computer is used in art and games? How to paint, fill colours and lots of exciting things.

How to Open Paint Brush?

The paintbrush is used to paint, create pictures, and fill colours in the pictures.

Here is a list of instructions used to open a paintbrush:

  • Drag the mouse pointer to the start button.
  • Click on the left button of the mouse.
  • The start menu will appear on the screen.
  • Search for the program in the start menu and click on it.
  • Search for the accessories option in the program menu and click on it.
  • Go to its sub-menu and click on the paint.

As the paintbrush is opened, the user can find a toolbox on the left side and a white screen in the centre to paint. There are different symbols in the toolbox, which perform different functions. With the help of these tools, the user can quickly draw pictures, select colours and fill colours in the pictures.

How to Work in Paint?

There are different types of tools used to paint or draw a picture.

The table below explains the different types of tools used in a paintbrush and how they are used on a drawing sheet.

Tools

Functions

Line Tool

This tool is used to draw a line on a drawing sheet by clicking on the line tool option in the toolbox, with the help of a mouse.

Select the favourite colour in the colour box with the help of a mouse.

Place the cursor on the drawing sheet and drag the mouse to the point you want to draw a line.

Now leave the left button of the mouse.

The thickness of the line can be selected by clicking on the ‘Size’ option.

Pencil Tool

This tool is similar to the ordinary pencil and is used for drawing a line and other images.

A user can open this tool by left-clicking on the pencil in the toolbox.

Once after selecting the pencil tool, drag the mouse on the drawing sheet and then leave it.

Eraser Tool

The eraser tool is similar to the ordinary eraser and is used to erase the line or any other image on the drawing sheet.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the eraser tool in the toolbox.

After selecting the eraser tool, drag the mouse pointer to the work area and move the mouse where the image has to be erased.

Circle Tool

The circle tool is used to draw circles.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the ellipse tool in the toolbox.

Once after selecting the circle tool, drag the mouse cursor on the drawing sheet.

Click on the mouse’s left button while dragging it and then release the mouse.

With the help of this tool, a user can draw a full circle, semi-circle and other round images.

Rectangle Tool

The rectangle tool is used for drawing rectangular or square shapes.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the rectangle tool in the toolbox.

Once after selecting the rectangle tool, drag the mouse cursor on the drawing sheet.

Round Rectangle Tool

The round rectangle tool is used for drawing rectangular and square shapes.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the round rectangle tool in the toolbox.

With the help of this tool, a user can draw rectangular and square shapes with rounded corners.

Polygon Tool

The polygon tool is used to draw polygons.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the round polygon tool in the toolbox.

With the help of this tool, a user can draw polygons like pentagons, rectangles, triangles, etc.

Curve Tool

This tool is used to draw curves or any other required shapes.

Colour Tool

The colour tool is used to fill colours in a closed shape.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the “fill with colour” tool in the toolbox.

A user can select the colour from the colour box.

Now press the left button inside the shape to be coloured. This colour will fill the closed shapes.

Pick Colour Tool

This tool is used to select the colours of a previously made picture.

Air Brush Tool

The airbrush tool is used for filling or spraying the colours on the drawing sheet.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the airbrush tool in the toolbox.

A user can select the colour from the colour box and spray the colour in the picture on the drawing sheet.

Brush Tool

The brush tool is used for filling colours in the picture.

A user can select the colour from the colour box and fill the colour in the picture on the drawing sheet.

With the help of this tool, a user can draw images, fill colours, etc.

Text Tool

The text tool is used for inserting texts into the picture.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the text tool in the toolbox.

With the help of the text tool, a user can write and clear texts.

Zoom Tool

The text tool is used for inserting texts into the picture.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the magnifier tool in the toolbox.

With the help of the text tool, a user can write and clear texts.

Select Tool

This tool selects the part of a whole picture drawn on the drawing sheet.

A user can open this tool by clicking on the select or selection tool in the toolbox.

The tool selects the picture in square or rectangular shape only.

With the help of the text tool, a user can select, cut, copy, paste, drag and delete the image.

  • Select the image, go to the edit menu and select the cut option to cut the image.
  • Select the image, go to the edit menu and select the copy option to copy the image.
  • Select the image, go to the edit menu and select the paste option to paste the image.
  • Select the image and press the delete button on the keyboard to delete the image.
  • To drag the image: Select the image which needs to be replaced. Now drag the mouse by clicking the left button of the mouse, place it at the right place and release the mouse button.

File Menu

A file is a collection of data and records and is also called an electronic file. The newly created file is saved by giving a specific name on the computer.

How to create a new file?

To create a new file:

  • Go to the File menu.
  • Select and click on the `New” option.

How to open an existing or created file?

To open any required files:

  • Go to the File menu.
  • Select and click on the “Open” option.
  • The dialogue box opens.
  • The user can choose the required file.
  • Click on the open button.

How to save a file?

Once after creating a file, it is necessary to save the file. Users can save a file for their further reference.

To save a file:

  • Go to the File menu, select and click on the “Save as” option.
  • Now a dialogue box opens.
  • Give a specific name to the file.
  • Now click on the Save button.
  • The file has been saved successfully for the user’s further reference.

How to close a file?

Once users are done with opening and working on the file, they must save and close the file. By doing this, the data will remain safe.

To close the file:

  • Go to the File menu.
  • Select and click on the “Exit” option.

Computer Games

The computer is a source of entertainment. Along with painting and creating pictures, we can also play games. There are different types of games available on the computer.

Here is the list of instructions used to open a game on a computer:

  • Drag the mouse pointer to the start button.
  • Click on the left button of a mouse.
  • The start menu will appear on the screen.
  • Search for the program in the start menu and click on it.
  • Search for the accessories option in the program menu and click on it.
  • Go to its sub-menu and click on the games.
  • Select the type of game you want to play from the game menu.

There are different types of games in the game menu, such as Chess, Solitaire, FreeCell, etc. Apart from these games, we get many types of games on CDs. We can either use these games by downloading or inserting them into a CD drive. Roda race, F1 race, Mario, etc., are examples of games on CDs.

Frequently Asked Questions on Paint Brush and Computer Games

Why do we use the pick colour tool?

The pick colour tool is used for filling colours in the blank pictures.

Why do we use the polygon tools?

The polygon tool draws polygons like squares, triangles, etc.

How do we open and close a file?

To open any required files:

  • Go to the File menu.
  • Select and click on the “Open” option.
  • The dialogue box opens.
  • The user can select the required file.
  • Click on the open button.

To close the file:

  • Go to the File menu.
  • Select and click on the “Exit” option.

Why do we use paintbrushes?

A paintbrush is used for creating pictures and filling colours in the pictures.

What is a drawing sheet?

A drawing sheet is a white space used for drawing lines, circles, images and pictures in the paint window.

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