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           |  256 Paint - 256 Color VGA Image Workshop - Demo  |       1

Load the 256DEMO image into 256 Paint.  Notice there are 9 images that
have been condensed (using the size feature, incidentally) and numbered as
well.  The following sections will step through the process necessary to
create a previously full-size (200x150) image bearing the likeness of its 
numbered counterpart in this image.  For each attempt, make sure that you 
choose the new command and select a size of 200x150.  It is also important to
make sure that the 256DEMO.PAL palette is loaded.  If you have loaded the
256DEMO image, don't worry, it already is.  Points are described by the
notation "Pn-m (x,y)" with n meaning Polygon n and m being the point
located at coordinates x and y.  Thus, P1-3 (200,1) is point 3 of the 1st
polygon and it should be selected at location 200,1.  After the last point
of polygon 1, you always need to hit the right button to tell 256 Paint
that the last point entered was the final point in the polygon.  It is
assumed that in the instructions below you do so before choosing P2-1.  In
the first demo below, all instructions are spelled out, notive that they are
ommitted in demos 2-9.

1.  Select Color [191]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,1)       P1-2 (200,1)     P1-3 (200,150)   P1-4 (1,150)
    Hit [Right Mouse Button]
    Select [Yes] to "Continue?"
    P2-1 (100,75)    P2-2 (100,75)    P2-3 (100,75)    P2-4 (100,75)
    Select [32] Number of Colors
    Select [No] to "Colors Increase?"
    Select [Yes] to "Solid?"

2.  Select Color [128]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,1)       P1-2 (200,1)     P1-3 (100,150)
    P2-1 (200,1)     P2-2 (200,1)     P2-3 (100,150)
    Select [16] Colors, Increase [Yes], Solid [Yes]

3.  Select Color [255]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    Enter an odd shaped polygon like the one in 256DEMO2.
    Select all points in Polygon 2 at the center.
    Select [64] Colors, Increase [No], Solid [Yes]

4.  Select Color [112]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,1)       P1-2 (200,1)     P1-3 (200,150)   P1-4 (1,150)
    P2-1 (100,1)     P2-2 (100,1)     P2-3 (100,150)   P2-4 (100,150)
    Select [16] Colors, Increase [Yes], Solid [Yes]
           |  256 Paint - 256 Color VGA Image Workshop - Demo  |       2

5.  Select Color [192]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,70)      P1-2 (1,150)     P1-3 (200,150)   P1-4 (200,70)
    P2-1 (1,150)     P2-2 (1,150)     P2-3 (200,150)   P2-4 (200,150)
    Select [48] Colors, Increase [Yes], Solid [Yes]
    Select Color [64]
    Select [Advanced, Color Replacement]
    Select Whole Image for Rectangular Bounds
    Point to Color 0 (Black), Click Left Button
    Select [Advanced, Sunburst]
    Select Whole Image for Rectangular Bounds
    Select [16] Colors, Increase Outwardly [Yes]

6.  Select Color [80]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,1)       P1-2 (200,1)     P1-3 (200,150)   P1-4 (1,150)
    P2-1 (200,150)   P2-2 (200,150)   P2-3 (1,1)       P2-4 (1,1)
    Select [16] Colors, Increase [Yes], Solid [Yes]

7.  Select Color [255]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,1)       P1-2 (1,150)     P1-3 (200,150)
    P2-1 (1,1)       P2-2 (200,150)   P2-3 (200,150)
    Select [64] Colors, Increase [No], Solid [Yes]

    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,1)       P1-2 (200,1)     P1-3 (200,150)
    P2-1 (1,1)       P2-2 (200,150)   P2-3 (200,150)
    Select [64] Colors, Increase [No], Solid [Yes]

    Select [Resize], Select (100,75), Scale Image [Yes]
    Select [Resize], Select (200,150), Scale Image [No]

    Select [Rectangle Operation, Copy], (1,1) x (100,75), Copy to (101,1)
    Select [Zoom], (101,1) x (200,75)
    Select [Tools, Horizontal Flip]
    Select [Zoom], Keep Zoomed Changes [Yes]

    Select [Rectangle Operation, Copy], (1,1) x (200,75), Copy to (1,76)
    Select [Zoom], (1,76) x (200,150)
    Select [Tools, Vertical Flip]
    Select [Zoom], Keep Zoomed Changes [Yes]
           |  256 Paint - 256 Color VGA Image Workshop - Demo  |       3

8.  Select Color [128]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (200,150)   P1-2 (1,150)     P1-3 (100,1)
    P2-1 (100,110)   P2-2 (84,90)     P2-3 (116,90)
    Select [16] Colors, Increase [Yes], Solid [Yes]

9.  Select Color [191]
    Select [Shape, Interpolation]
    P1-1 (1,1)       P1-2 (200,1)     P1-3 (200,150)   P1-4 (1,150)
    P2-1 (140,35)    P2-2 (140,105)   P2-3 (60,105)    P2-4 (60,35)
    Select [48] Colors, Increase [No], Solid [Yes]

    Select Color [144]
    P1-1 (60,35)     P1-2 (140,35)    P1-3 (140,105)   P1-4 (60,105)
    P2-1 (104,72)    P2-2 (104,78)    P2-3 (96,78)     P2-4 (96,72)
    Select [48] Colors, Increase [Yes], Solid [Yes]

10. You're on your own here.  Try and recreate this image using the
    Interpolation routines.  Good Luck!


The following files should be on the 256 Paint Disk:

256PAINT.EXE  256 Paint main program executable file (version 2.0)
  VGADIR.EXE  Quick (*.VGA) file directory utility (version 1.1)

256PAINT.DOC  256 Paint main program documentation
 256DEMO.DOC  256 Paint Demonstration walk-thru documentation
  README.DOC  This file
REGISTER.DOC  A form you can use to simplify the registration process.

    EURO.CHR  .BGI Stroked Font from the BGI Toolkit
    SIMP.CHR  .BGI Stroked Font from the BGI Toolkit

 EXAMPLE.C    Turbo C code example
 EXAMPLE.PAS  Turbo Pascal code example
EXAMPLE2.PAS  Turbo Pascal Example using the Shortend PB256 Units.
              (See 256Paint.Doc p.20)

SPB256_4.TPU  Shortened PB256 Unit for use with TP v4.0 (See 256Paint.Doc p.20)
SPB256_5.TPU  Shortened PB256 Unit for use with TP v5.5 (See 256Paint.Doc p.20)
SPB256_6.TPU  Shortened PB256 Unit for use with TP v6.0 (See 256Paint.Doc p.20)

256PAINT.HLP  The Help File (Keep with 256 Paint.Exe)
 SVGA256.BGI  Jordan Hargave's 256 Color Graphics Device Driver
The following files are sample image files located on the 256 DRAW disk.
Some of them were originaly downloaded from a public domain Durham, NC
Bulletin Board System in the Compuserve (C) GIF format.  They were then
converted into ZSoft's (C) PCX format and then converted to VGA format
using 256 Plus.  Others were created using the 256 Draw environment.

 256DEMO.VGA  Sample VGA image, Look at this in conjunction with Demo.Doc
  PARROT.VGA  Sample VGA image, You'll remember this guy
   STONE.VGA  Sample VGA image, look for this from POD BAY in the future
SANDSTRM.PCX  Sample PCX image, A Current Pod Bay Release
   ALIAS.VGA  Sample VGA image, demonstrates the Anti-aliasing feature
   PHASE.VGA  Sample VGA image, demonstrates the Phase feature
SUNBURST.VGA  Sample VGA image, demonstrates the Sunburst feature
The following files are palette files that you may find useful.  Hint: If you
have converted a .GIF or .PCX file into VGA and really like the palette,
you can save the palette into its own palette file without saving the image
itself...just choose option 2 under the palette menu.

 256DEMO.PAL  Sample palette, used with the demo.
      BW.PAL  Sample palette, 64 color greyscale palette.
STANDARD.PAL  The Standard VGA palette used by 256 Paint, with a couple changes.
!!! A Note about device drivers
Version 1.0 of 256 Draw used Borland's VGA256.BGI device driver.  Due to
palette inconsistencies and the lack of ability to Putimage an entire screen,
Version 1.1 and all later versions use Jordan Hargrave's SVGA256.BGI device
driver.  For image's created with 256 Draw 1.0, don't worry, version 1.1
will comment about the image being non-compatible with the SVGA driver, but
will load it anyway, making the necessary adjustment.  The image will also be
saved as a version 1.1 compatible image!  For those of you who wish to create
images with version 1.1 but still prefer to use the VGA256.BGI driver, there
is a utility provided in 256 Plus.  For those of you who order 256 Plus, If you
have 720k capacity (default for orders not specifying), I will send you the
SVGA256.ZIP package as well.  You also might want to consider the PB256 Units
to avoid device driver usage altogether.  Those who wish to obtain more
information about the SVGA256.BGI driver, contact Jordan via the following:
| Jordan Powell Hargrave	|   Internet:	jh5y@andrew.cmu.edu	    |
| 1000 Morewood Ave, Box #3277  |     Bitnet:	jh5y%andrew.cmu.edu@cmccvb  |
| Pittsburgh, PA 15213		|       UUCP:	uunet!andrew.cmu.edu!jh5y   |
| (412) 268-4493	 	|    Prodigy:	HXNJ79A			    |
|			  	| Compuserve:	[72510,1143]		    |


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Disk No: 3028                                                           
Disk Title: *256 Paint                                                  
PC-SIG Version:                                                         
Program Title: 256 Paint                                                
Author Version: 2.0                                                     
Author Registration: $15.00                                             
Special Requirements: VGA and Microsoft compatible mouse. Hard drive rec
A 256 color VGA paint program and image editor. 256 Paint uses images   
in 320x200 mode. Images stored in Borland's .BGI format but .PCX        
loading and saving are also included. Many of the normal routines you   
would expect in a paint program are included: text, lines, circles,     
rectangles, ellipses and polygons. In addition, many advanced features  
such as color phasing, sun-bursting, anti-aliasing, and polygon         
interpolation have been implemented as well.                            
Full-screen image editing and palette RGB editing make this program a   
must-have for artists and programmers alike. Example code shows         
programmers how to load and display images in Pascal or C. Registration 
entitles you to even more support.                                      
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(408) 730-9291                                                          
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