Tutorials

Tutorials

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Contents Tool Factory Painter Shapes
Grade: K-12
Required products: Tool Factory Painter
Instructions
You're trying to paint a starry night sky but are not sure if you want to individually paint out all those stars. Luckily, there is a Shapes feature in Tool Factory Painter that can solve this problem, and others!

Step 1 - Click on the Shapes button in the Tool Factory Painter Toolbar to open the Shapes panel.

Step 2 - Choose the shape's color and the size of the line by adjusting the options on the Paint color panel on the right side of the screen of the screen.

Step 3 - Click on the shape you want and draw it.

Drawing Shapes
Line
Step 1 - After you have selected the Line option click on the page where you want it to begin.

Step 2 - Move your mouse to where you would like the line to end and click again.

Square or Circle
Step 1 - After having selected either of these options left click on the page, hold, and drag your mouse to create the shape. Simply let go of the mouse to end the creation of the shape.

Polygon or Star
Step 1 - Choose how many points you would like on your polygon or star by clicking on the arrows next to the word Points in the Shapes panel.

Step 2 - Position your mouse where you would like the polygon or star to begin, left click, hold, and drag your mouse to create the shape. Again, simply let go of the left mouse button to finish.

Spider Star
Step 1 - Click on the page where you would like the center of the Spider Star to be.

Step 2 - Move your mouse to where you would like the first line to finish and left click.

Step 3 - Repeat Step 2 for as many lines as you want to add to the Spider Star.

Step 4 - Right click to finish the Spider Star.

TIP: Whichever shape you choose will remain selected after you finish creating it until another tool is selected (such as the Paint Brush).

TIP: If you want the shape to be filled click the Fill check box in the Shapes panel.

Now get out there and create that shape filled starry sky with your new Painter abilities!
Downloadable Worksheets
  • Print Instructions on Shapes (DOC)
  • Print Instructions on Shapes (PDF)
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
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