Drawing and Painting Your Own Illustrations

Clip art, photos, and scanned images are a great source of ready-made art, but when you need a custom illustration, why not draw it yourself? Most word processors and desktop publishing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs include their own drawing tools that enable you to draw lines, arrows, basic shapes, and other objects. Some programs even provide tools for creating organizational charts, flow diagrams, and pyramids.
In addition, Windows includes its own Paint program that transforms your monitor into a virtual canvas on which you can paint using an onscreen brush, pen, and “can” of spray paint.
Paint programs and drawing tools differ in how they treat objects. In a paint program, ...

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