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Creating a Shape
for Painter 5/5.5, Painter 6, and Painter 7
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Page 1 - Using the Lasso Tool

There's more than one way to create a Painter Shape, but here we'll use the Lasso tool and draw a freehand Shape.
 

1.  Draw a freehand Shape with the Lasso tool. (Use Ctrl/Command+1 to open or close the Tools palette.)

2.  Go to the Select menu and choose Convert to Shape.

3.  Go to the Shapes menu and choose Set Shape Attributes.

4.  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 RIFF file 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: 

"Adding a Balloon Effect to Shapes"

Have fun!
 

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Jinny Brown June 25, 2000
last modified on November 23, 2001
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