MS Paint Art - Gradients ... Do you have them?

VathrisVathris Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Artist's Corner
Hello all,

I was board today at work so I decided to redo my PA avatar, with nothing but MS Paint as my medium I decided to make a PA style character.

The following is the result:
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For complete honesty, the background was created in PowerPoint. I am actually happy how this turned out! If you see something that is wrong in the picture please let me know.

I would actually like to see everyone else's MS Paint work.

Take Care,

Vathris

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    i'm curious as to how you saved a file done in ms paint as a png

    also when you zoom in there is aliasing which suggests that it was done in flash or illustrator... either that or you are a robot with the patience and skill to edit each pixel's opacity to make the lines appear smooth, or you're just straight up full of shit and wasting our time.
    you're not a robot, you simply used a piece of software that does those meticulous calculations for you, which leaves us with the obvious "you are full of feces, good sir" response.
    which begs the question... why the hell would you lie about doing something in ms paint?
    like, is it supposed to make us think you're better than you actually are because you did it pixel for pixel?
    because it's still a pretty generic, boring character drawing, whether it was done in paint or flash.

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  • GrifterGrifter BermudaModerator mod
    edited April 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    i'm curious as to how you saved a file done in ms paint as a png

    I think he went to save as>drop down list> PNG

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    i think otherwise.

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  • VathrisVathris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    i'm curious as to how you saved a file done in ms paint as a png

    SEEEE.png

    Riposte my friend!

    I drew the pic three times as what you see above and then shrunk it to get the fake "antialiased" look.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I am curious as to how you got those clean curves in MS Paint.

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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    I am curious as to how you got those clean curves in MS Paint.
    You can do curved lines, you know. I'm more interested in how he did the gradient.

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  • VathrisVathris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I am curious as to how you got those clean curves in MS Paint.

    It's really easy!

    Here look:
    Start of by making your canvas 3x the size you want your finished work to be.
    1.png

    Paint, draw sketch your image and then go to: Image->Stretch/Skew
    2.png

    Tada! you now have fake "antialiasing"
    3.png

    Take Care,

    Vathris

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  • VathrisVathris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    I am curious as to how you got those clean curves in MS Paint.
    You can do curved lines, you know. I'm more interested in how he did the gradient.


    In the OP I said that I used PowerPoint for the background, but you can still get a gradient effect by using the technique above, it does take a long, long time to do tho.

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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    That still doesn't explain how you got the gradient!

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  • VathrisVathris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    That still doesn't explain how you got the gradient!

    Oh do you mean the face lines? So sorry misundersood. I did it the same way, heres an example:

    A.png

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm glad there are people out there that get paid to screw around in mspaint all day.

    PS:

    Nice.

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  • AwkAwk Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Well, this isnt with MS Paint, but I drew this in MSN Messenger using the handwriting tool.

    cara2.JPG

    Needless to say, you rock.

    ps: its a mord-sith.

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  • VathrisVathris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Awk wrote: »
    Well, this isnt with MS Paint, but I drew this in MSN Messenger using the handwriting tool.

    cara2.JPG

    Needless to say, you rock.

    ps: its a mord-sith.

    Good stuff man! mord-sith are creepy SOB's

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  • multimoogmultimoog Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The red scribble-circle guy is a lot more interesting than the 'PA style' guy.

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  • Asamof the HorribleAsamof the Horrible Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    multimoog wrote: »
    The red scribble-circle guy is a lot more interesting than the 'PA style' guy.

    agreed

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    This thread is destined to be a train wreck.

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  • VathrisVathris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    This thread is destined to be a train wreck.

    Wow people were right about this sub forum being a weee bit pessimistic. GJ!

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  • multimoogmultimoog Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    That wasn't meant do be a dig (completely). The polished PA guy is polished, but doesn't have the energy, urgency or downright personality of the little scribble doodle.

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    i fucking love mspaint

    potana.png
    ldld.png
    hellboy.png

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I wish my retard hands could produce something not horific.

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  • anableanable Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Vathris wrote: »
    This thread is destined to be a train wreck.

    Wow people were right about this sub forum being a weee bit pessimistic. GJ!

    I have to admit that I didn't believe the first image was done in mspaint. That being said, it would have been more constructive to ask how you did it rather than come up with our own answers (beavotron). Also, people have a tendency to rough around the edges to anyone new.

    Take it in stride. I swear we aren't all assholes.

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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    I still don't understand how you get that gradient. Stop dodging the issue!

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    I still don't understand how you get that gradient. Stop dodging the issue!

    the only gradient i see is the background and he said he generated that in powerpoint

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    stop making the argue and start making the artpost

    also, dig the op

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    MSPaint is good times. I really should practice pixel art more.

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  • Captain UglyheadCaptain Uglyhead Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Behold, the unholy alchemy of image blending with MSPaint.

    uholyalchemyno3.png

    You make the grid/checkerboard pattern, copypaste it onto the first pic you want to blend so its white spaces are transparent. Then you copypaste the new checkered image onto the second image you want to blend, making sure that the background transparency in the new paint window is set to the same color as the checker/grid.

    At least, I -think- that's the process. I'll have to test it out a couple more times.

    Be careful, sometimes saving the image changes the color used for the checkerboard, if the board is overlaid on something. It's best to do it all in one go without saving.

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  • Captain UglyheadCaptain Uglyhead Registered User
    edited April 2008
    MSPaint can manage a crude gradient, too.

    crudegradientml7.png

    You make a diagonally bisected square and fill each triangle with what you want to blend. Stretchskew it to one pixel wide, then stretchskew it back to however wide you need.

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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    Why won't anyone tell me how he got the gradient?! Augh!

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    boooommbbbsss

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I heard Barack Obama supports this thread

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    NOW WHAT

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  • multimoogmultimoog Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also: I'm on a Mac, so I don't have MS Paint. I have to make due with (eww) Photoshop.

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  • HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    What a fantastic excuse to procrastinate:

    mspaintdoodle001.JPG

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  • SublimusSublimus Artist. nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Sick gradient trick!

    paint.jpg
    Yeah, ok. I got lazy and flipped the elephant
    Yes, I did it in paint
    get over it

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  • VathrisVathris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Projeck wrote: »
    i fucking love mspaint
    potana.png
    ldld.png
    hellboy.png


    Dude let me say I have been trolling on your art topic for a few days now, I really enjoy your style man. Have you explored other 'classic' mediums yet?

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  • The DoctorThe Doctor Registered User
    edited April 2008
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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Vathris wrote: »
    Projeck wrote: »
    i fucking love mspaint
    potana.png
    ldld.png
    hellboy.png


    Dude let me say I have been trolling on your art topic for a few days now, I really enjoy your style man. Have you explored other 'classic' mediums yet?

    i dont think you understand what 'trolling' is

    but anyways, thanks! and most of my stuff is traditional, i just don't have a scanner

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Projeck wrote: »
    Vathris wrote: »
    Projeck wrote: »
    i fucking love mspaint
    potana.png
    ldld.png
    hellboy.png


    Dude let me say I have been trolling on your art topic for a few days now, I really enjoy your style man. Have you explored other 'classic' mediums yet?

    i dont think you understand what 'trolling' is

    but anyways, thanks! and most of my stuff is traditional, i just don't have a scanner

    I think he means "trawling". Yeah, Vathris, if you'd been trolling Projeck's thread, then you would have been making jackass posts just to get a reaction.

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I discovered the image blending myself a long while ago, but the gradient trick is new, and useful.
    Pity I can't do mouseart to save my life.

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  • Captain UglyheadCaptain Uglyhead Registered User
    edited April 2008
    The only other mspaint trick I got up my sleeve is custom brushes.

    custombrushrw3.png

    First make a shape, I made a S-thing. Make sure the selection thing is set to background-transparent, then make the box around the shape. Hold shift and drag it around, and you're leaving trails of crap!

    This can also be used to "stamp" whatever you have selected repeatedly. Just stop painting with it, and drag it to where you want to stamp it. Hold shift, left click once, and release shift, and you'll have stamped it.

    Edit; Oh wait, yeah I remember another. When using the preset brushes, Ctrl and + or - on the numpad can change the brush size.

    plusbrushyl1.png

    I guess it could have applications where you want to imply perspective?

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The sequence of this thread is an absolute conundrum.

    So I guess I'm a super genius, 'cause I realized that he resized the picture right away.

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