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Contents Tool Factory Workshop Deluxe Using Paint Effects within a Painting
Grade: K-12
Required products: Tool Factory Painter
While painting there are many different paint effects that you can use to add even more pizzazz to your paintings.

Step 1 - Paint a picture on the page.

Step 2 - On the Tool Factory Painter Toolbar click the Paint Effects button to open the Paint Effects panel on the right side of the page.

Step 3 - Click on the effect that you wish to use.

Step 4 - Move your mouse to the area you want to add the effect to. The mouse pointer will turn into a hand.

Step 5 - Click, hold, and drag your mouse over the area you wish to apply the effect to.

Step 6 - You may repeat use of the current effect until you select another tool.

Paint effects are a great way to spice up projects. To learn what the individual effects do read the tutorial on Descriptions of Paint Effects Tools.
Downloadable Worksheets
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