Draw a freehand Shape
with the Lasso tool. (Use Ctrl/Command+1 to open or close
the Tools palette.)
Go to the Select menu and choose
Convert to Shape.
Go to the
Shapes menu and choose
Set Shape Attributes.
Uncheck the Stroke box; check the
Fill box. To pick a color, either double-click the color box
to the right of the Fill box, or click once on the color box
then, in the Art Materials palette's Color section, choose a color
and hit the OK button.
Your Shape is now completed
and filled with color. In the Layers section list (Painter 5/5.5
Floaters section list), you can double-click the Shape to open
the Set Shape Attributes dialog box and type a new name that will
make sense to you when you continue to work on the image and add new Shapes
and Layers (Painter 5/5.5 Floaters).
To keep the Shape and Layer
(Painter 5/5.5 Floater) information, when you save the file, save
it in Painter's native RIFF format. Later, if you want to save a
JPG, GIF, or TIFF, your original
will still be intact and you can go back to it and continue working or
alter it to make a new image.
To add some Bevel World effects
to your Shape, see:
a Balloon Effect to Shapes"