Using Microsoft Paint in Windows 7 to create greeting cards
Microsoft Paint is an easy to use tool in Windows 7 with which you can create pictures, add text and simple effects to images, and do lots more. You can also make personalized greetings cards for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., and gift them to your friends and family members. In a blog post, Michelle McGraw, CEO of Mom Geek Media, describes how to make personalized photo cards and birthday cards by using Microsoft Paint in Windows 7.
Michelle likes the features of Microsoft Paint and she uses this utility to create greeting cards. According to Michelle:
[quote]Microsoft Paint is like this little hidden gem inside Windows. It may be a small program, but it packs a lot of punch.[/quote]
Steps to make a photo card using Microsoft Paint in Windows 7
- First of all, click the ‘Start’ button, type ‘Paint’ in the ‘Search’ box and click ‘Paint’ in the results that are displayed.
- Press the keys ‘Ctrl’ + ‘O’. This will display a dialog box for opening a file. Browse the path of the image that you want to use for your card.
- You can insert callout bubbles to the image by selecting one from those displayed under ‘Shapes’. After choosing a shape, click and drag it where you want it on the image.
- You can also use the Pencil tool to draw lines or curves on the image. To use it, click on ‘Pencil’ under ‘Tools’. A color can be selected from ‘Colors’ in the toolbar.
- To erase a part of the image, use the ‘Eraser’ tool which is there in the Tools. The eraser’s size can be increased or decreased by selecting an appropriate option under ‘Size’.
- After completing the card, save and print it.
- Stick the card to construction paper and fold it according to the design you want.
Michelle also presents to steps to make a birthday card by using Microsoft Paint in Windows 7.
Read the full article on the application of Microsoft Paint to make personalized gifts.
(Via Windows Experience Blog).