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Graphical challenge

  1. #1

    Graphical challenge

    It's a challenge for me to get the result I'd like anyway. Cut/ Paste doesn't always work.
    Hopefully someone with those skills could give my Mom a 'multi-colored' spike with some spikes leaning left & right.

    If you could help, I will appreciate it.
    Thank you
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    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Hello pc.
    No one was responding and I was curious what you meant by multi colored spikes "leaning"
    If you want to add leaning arrows (or spikes), you can do so with MS Paint.

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    I probably misunderstand.
    Paint Shop Pro can add layers to an image.
    Not sure what you mean by cut/paste doesn't work all the time?
    With what program? Why wouldn't it work? Copy/Paste? ok?
    Maybe you solved the graphical challenge already.
    Someone else may have better info.
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    Something like this. I don't have PSP now. I know about Gimp & others but I don't know how to work with layers. Just understand the basic concept of layers.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    This is probably not exactly what you wanted, and with all due respect to your Mom...
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    close enough WiFi Ed & thanks. It'll give her a chuckle.
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    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I don't have PSP now. I know about Gimp & others but I don't know how to work with layers. Just understand the basic concept of layers.
    PSP and GIMP's layer system works the same:
    If you paint something, let's say the spikes, on a new layer then the original picture (usually named background) remains intact. So layers provide a safe way to paint without destroying original footage. You can add as many layers as you want and paint different stuff on each: they will all form a nice result together. You can even disable (eye icon) some layers you don't need. Layers are stacked from top to bottom: the background image should be placed at the bottom and the layer(s) on top of it. Visibility is prioritized from top to bottom and It's good to make all layers coming on top transparent to see through them (you see through layers).

    if you try for yourself, you'll get the hang of it pretty fast.
    GIMP is free and works nice.

    General rule:
    Make sure you select a layer before painting otherwise you paint on a wrong layer or the background itself.

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