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PAINTERS APPRENTICE is a bitmap editor like PC Paintbrush or Dr Halo. MacPaint users will find its black and white screen and pull down menus familar. For those who want to create detailed images that take advantage of high resolution printers, this program is faster and intuitively easier to use than its commercial counterparts. PAINTERS APPRENTICE has all the functionality one would expect from the newest generation of quality paint programs. Mouse control and full use of drawing icons make for easy image manipulation. Cut and paste, zoom and expand, multiple paint texture and painting tools (brushes and spray cans) are all at your fingertips. Special drawing tools for circles, rectangles and other geometric shapes are also available. There is even the ability to rotate and flip selected images.
Disk No: 1645 Disk Title: Painter's Apprentice PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: Painter's Apprentice Author Version: 1.0 Author Registration: $35.00 Special Requirements: Microsoft Mouse, EGA, and Epson, IBM, Okidata, or PAINTERS APPRENTICE is a bitmap editor like PC Paintbrush or Dr Halo. MacPaint users will find its black and white screen and pull down menus familar. For those who want to create detailed images that take advantage of high resolution printers, this program is faster and intuitively easier to use than its commercial counterparts. PAINTERS APPRENTICE has all the functionality one would expect from the newest generation of quality paint programs. Mouse control and full use of drawing icons make for easy image manipulation. Cut and paste, zoom and expand, multiple paint texture and painting tools (brushes and spray cans) are all at your fingertips. Special drawing tools for circles, rectangles and other geometric shapes are also available. There is even the ability to rotate and flip selected images. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
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Beginner's Guide to Painter's Apprentice The easiest way to learn Painter is to browse through the program. Install your mouse driver. You only need to do this once after booting the computer. Run painter by executing 'pa'. To comprehend what the program is doing, imagine that you are a painter. You have a canvas (the largest rectangle), a tool (indicated by the shape of the pointer), and a paint color (indicated by the pattern at lower left). We need to define a few terms first, though. _Click_ means to position the pointer, press and release the mouse button. _Drag_ means to position the pointer, press the button, move the mouse, and release the mouse button. Unless otherwise stated, use the &dleft button. The right button is reserved for advanced functions. To use the current tool, drag on the canvas. To use the menus at top, drag the menu title. Release the button when the desired command is highlighted. To change the icons at left, click to select a new tool. The current tool is highlighted, and the pointer is in the shape of the tool. To change the current pattern used by various tools, drag in the box at lower left to select a new pattern. Release the button when the desired pattern appears at the lower left. The pattern is initially black. Press the Home key for an explanation of the tools. Commands: Only those commands that are not obvious are listed below. File-Restore will reload the image from disk if it was originally loaded from disk otherwise it will Scratch. File-Select Drive shows the current default drive outlined. Click on a letter to select a new default drive. The default drive is used for all file operations. File-Load... gives you a menu of images on the default drive. Click on the desired name, click in the arrow boxes to scroll it into view, or click on cancel. File-Save will simply save the current image. If you haven't given the image a name yet (name is NONAME), you will be asked for one. File-Save as... will always ask you for the file name to save it under. File-Print will print the image with the selected printer driver. A printer driver (.PRI) is selected by copying it to a file called PAINT.PRI before running painter. All of the Edit menu commands except Undo and Paste require a selection box, created using the upper left tool. Edit-Cut is identical to Edit-Copy followed by Edit-Clear. Edit-Copy will copy the contents of the selection box to a file called SCRAP.SCR. The function key shift-F1 will Copy to a file called SCRAP01.SCR, likewise for key shift-F2 which copies to SCRAP02.SCR, all the way through shift-F10. Edit-Paste will copy the contents of the file called SCRAP.SCR to the screen and put a selection box around it. The function key F1 will Paste from a file called SCRAP01.SCR, likewise for key F2 which pastes from SCRAP02.SCR, all the way through F10. Edit-Clear will remove the selection box and its contents from the screen. Assist-Grid, if on, will restrict the following tools to eight by eight grid points: Select, Scroll, Text, Line, Circle, Rounded Rect, Rect Printing: To configure Painter's Apprentice to a particular printer, copy the desired printer driver (*.PRI) to PAINT.PRI. Note that many printers are compatible with the Epson MX, so if in doubt, try EPSONMX.PRI. When Painter's Apprentice starts up, it looks for PAINT.PRI on the default drive and loads it into memory. Not all printers can print the entire page, so Painter establishes margins for your printer. When Assist-Margins are turned on, you are restricted to that part of the page that your printer will print. Expert's Guide to Painter's Apprentice Pressing the right button while also using the left button to move a select box around causes the select box to become transparent. Very useful for abutting two items. The pattern with the fewest dots has those dots aligned with the grid points. If you paint the entire screen with that pattern, each dot will be a grid point. This is useful for designing a library component that will later be connected to other components on grid points. If you never use a font, or don't use a certain size in a font, delete that file from your working disk and Painter's Apprentice will start up that much faster. If you don't use any fonts, delete them all. When you run painter from MS-DOS, you may specify an image name on the command line. When you are entering text using the Text tool, press enter to cause the current line of text to be frozen in the current size, font, etc. Press return to do the same and also move down a line. If you want a library of shapes that you can paste in at will, use the shifted function keys to cut them, and unshifted function keys to paste them back in. Each function key xx is associated with a scrap file called SCRAPxx. Double clicking on the select icon causes the entire window to be selected. The three files INTRO.SCR, HELP.SCR and QUICKIES.SCR are just scrap files. You may rename one of them to SCRAP.SCR, paste it, modify it, select the entire window by double-clicking on the select icon, copy it, and rename SCRAP.SCR to whichever one you were modifying. --------------- Many of the commands on the menus may be typed directly from the keyboard using a single key. In most cases this is the control key that appears to the right of the command in the menu. Some of the other commands are executed with other non-control keys. Still more commands are executed by double-clicking on the appropriate icon. A double click is two clicks in quick succession without moving the pointer. The following table gives a list of all the quickies. Table of Quickies Command Double-Click Key Files-Change Drive Alt-C Files-Load Pg Up Files-Save Pg Dn Files-Save As Ctrl-Pg Dn Files-Quit Alt-X Edit-Undo Ctrl-Z Edit-Cut Ctrl-V Cut 1 sF1 Cut 2 sF2 etc. etc. Cut 10 sF10 Edit-Copy Ctrl-X Edit-Paste Ctrl-D Paste 1 F1 Paste 2 F2 etc. etc. Paste 10 F10 Edit-Clear Del Edit-Outline Ctrl-E Select entire window Select Assist-Magnify Pencil Assist-Preview Page Scroll Assist-Brush Shape Brush Assist-Clear Window Eraser Assist-Help Home Assist-Quickies Ctrl-Home up Font Uparrow down Font Downarrow up FontSize Leftarrow down FontSize Rightarrow Style-Plain Ctrl-P Style-Bold Ctrl-B Style-Italics Ctrl-I Style-Underline Ctrl-U Style-Outline Ctrl-O Style-Shadow Ctrl-S Style-Align Left Ctrl-L Style-Align Center Ctrl-C Style-Align Right Ctrl-R Key quickies: The keys described under Paint Quickies are in effect at all times. Other keys are ignored except: In Letter mode: Ctrl-H and BACK SPACE remove the rightmost letter. Ctrl-M and RETURN enter the text and moves the blinking cursor down a line. ENTER enters the text and starts anew at the blinking cursor. In prompt mode: Ctrl-H and BACK SPACE remove the rightmost letter. Ctrl-M and RETURN enter the text. --------------- Button quickies: Several of the tools (Pen, Brush, Air Brush, and Eraser) allow scrolling by using the right button. Pressing the right button is identical to selecting the Scroll (fingers) tool and scrolling with the left button. You may also quickly enter Magnify mode by the following sequence: right press, left press, right release, left release. Right button: Several of the tools (Pen, Brush, Air Brush, and Eraser) allow scrolling by using the right button, as described above under Button quickies. The Select tool uses the right button to stretch or shrink a selection box. Position the pointer just inside the box outline and press the right button. Now move the pointer to a new position and wait. Eventually you will see the selection box resized. Release the button when the image is at the desired size. The right button causes the rubber band tools (Line, Square, etc.) to draw the border using the current pattern instead of white.
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