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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Is there a good tutorial on how to use Microsoft Paint program
to make or enhance flags?
Stuff like re-sizing and reversing images, filling in colors, cutting and pasting and things I can use to make flags.

I don't need tutorials on how to attach them to flagpoles, just on how to make and print flags.

Thanks in advance.

IanKHemm Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

Get photoshop.

cfielitz21 Mar 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

You could also give GIMP, or Inkscape a try.

TNE230021 Mar 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

start up MS Paint
then press F1

Stuff like re-sizing and reversing images, filling in colors, cutting and pasting and things I can use to make flags.

all there in the manual

gamershs21 Mar 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

Made a Hawaiian flag for my one Hawaiian ship for the first battle of Hawaii(Russia vs US that started in 1907). The Russians won and both the American and Russian fleets are converging for the next set of battles.

Download state flag for Hawaii (was the flag for the Hawaiian kingdom before US annexed it) into Microsoft excel and the did a flip of it and reduced.

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

Seriously … GIMP!

(or Photoshop, if you're torrent-savvy)

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 2:06 a.m. PST

Get a vector drawing tool – flags need vectors not bitmaps. I always recommend xara (xara.com). Trial versions available to see if you like it.

Stryderg22 Mar 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

All of you Photoshop/GIMP/XARA guys are missing two very important points.
1. He asked about MS Paint, not the others
2. MS Paint has a pretty shallow learning curve compared to the ones recommended.

Thank you for listening to my rant, I feel much better now.

For resizing and reversing: pay attention to what you have selected. If you select the whole image (ctrl-a), you will rotate the whole image. If you have a small square selected, you can rotate just that square.

For filling in colors: make sure the area you want to fill is completely surrounded by another color…any gaps will allow the fill color to 'leak' out.

Colors: You've got 2 active colors, one for the right mouse button and one for the left mouse button.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

Google "ms paint tricks and tips" and you will find a whole bunch of videos.

Dan 055 Inactive Member23 Mar 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

What Stryderg said.

I've used paint to create/edit many flags for the AWI period in 15mm. Some examples can be found here -

link

DHautpol05 Apr 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

"For filling in colors: make sure the area you want to fill is completely surrounded by another color…any gaps will allow the fill color to 'leak' out."

Done that a few times, thank God for "UNDO".

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