Posted on October 29, 2016 by CathyW
Windows 10 is about to go 3D with its Paint programme. The video shows the sorts of things it can do even if it is a bit sugary sweet. The website is better. 3D is where it is all headed and we shall have the tools to do it which will make us think 3D instead of 2D. We are no longer the flat planet even if all our icons and interfaces have gone that way. Bit odd really, but 2D allows for greater speed and delivery and a less cluttered interface. I am looking forward to this update and I have a 3D monitor now so all is good.
Windows 10 Creators Update
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Posted on January 1, 2016 by CathyW
The site VIP TALISMAN has over 6000 really good photo effects so you can frame images and create custom albums if you wish. It’s free and runs in several languages. I alert you to the fact that the men’s photo section has some semi clad but not horrendous women and the women’s section has hundreds of lovely floral images. If it weren’t for the stereotyping of women it would be a safe site for students to use. Adult supervision and input needed I would think. They have probably seen a lot worse on TV or elsewhere on other internet sites but that is not the point. A great site which I use to upgrade my own images but letting the team down by gender stereotyping and representation. I went to the men’s section to get this cool car.
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Posted on December 26, 2015 by CathyW
Because everyone needs to know how to add fireworks to their images. New Year’s Eve is coming. Ten minutes well spent if you want to know how to do this.
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Posted on August 28, 2015 by CathyW
Tux Paint is a very versatile app for creating your own images. There are computer and HD versions too. It has been designed with younger children in mind but if you want to get in touch with your inner child , or you want an easy, straight forward app to able to explore creating your own images , then Tux Paint is worth a look. Graphically it is very smooth and slick. It has a clean, well designed interface which gets you going quickly. You feel like exploring and experimenting. It doesn’t have the subtlety in brushes of other paint apps but it’s a good place to start and it produces very clear images which would show well on an IWB. The sounds which come with it make you laugh but you can turn the sound off if you don’t like it. Those who use it , love it. With the new, upsurge in colouring books for adults, Tux Paint is a good electronic version of that because it is very calming to create the images. As you can see , the free version comes with some unobtrusive advertising.
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