How to create simple color gradients in MS Paint.

Step 1: Open Paint

Open paint. It is located under "Programs" and then "Accessories". After you have Paint open, press Ctrl+E. This will open the Attributes window (Attributes can be found under 'Image' too). Set width to 100, and height to 500. (Height can be any number, but 500 works well.) Make sure 'Pixels' and 'Colors' is checked and click OK.
<p>I'm confused. I did all of this, and it's just coming up as a bunch of huge blocks. Can I get any help? </p>
Actually, it's possible, I did it on my windows 7 PC
<p>Nope...it's possible...i just did i on my Windows 7 PC</p>
Y i can't did this? I get something like shit, not gradient!
Sooooo coool! This trick is so very out of this world. Please tell us how you found this trick. I would love to know the story behind this.
I have windows 7 and and mine does re size and skew not sketch and skew! so it does not work.
Still annoys me that they removed this feature<br><br>They actually made their program have FEWER features &gt;.&gt;
dude NICE this is a really good guide
I have to say this is quite cool. look what i made!
Hey those gradients rock!! How did you make the one on the left??
i made a cross with the 4 colours in, and did the same thing i think.
Thats pretty cool. I'm always finding new stuff in paint.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/pyrowuzzup/OMG.jpg">http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/pyrowuzzup/OMG.jpg</a><br/>
lol. I like your S.O.A.D. shirt.
yeah i didnt have room for the full mushrooms/ elephant design lol.
Mushrooms? Elephant???
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://_apaixonada_.blig.ig.com.br/imagens/soad.jpg">http://_apaixonada_.blig.ig.com.br/imagens/soad.jpg</a><br/><br/>That's the shirt I have.<br/>
thats cool!!!
Wow, that's a cool trick. Here's what I made (and what I made it from) using your technique. I skewed it horizontally as follows: 1, 500, 500, 1, 500, 500, 1, 500, 500, 1, 500, 500, 1, 500, 500 Then, in a fit of inspiration, I did it vertically: 1, 500, 500, 1, 500, 500, 1, 500, 500 Then I cropped it square (the right edge was not impressive). Neat, thanks!
It's nice, but I cannot stretch it the way you say. And I doubt you meant skew, you meant stretch right?
thanks it was interesting, this is what i made
this is cool
Im happy with using photoshop for this xD
Guess what DRADIS? I finally put up my Instructables!!!
you can do this with more colors i did 3 black then purple then blue
That's a good idea. Yes, Paint isn't a powerful or very user-friendly program, but you can use it to make some pretty interesting effects. (for example, try opening a photo in Paint and "posterizing" it by saving in 16 colours. Go File > Save As > then in the "Save as type" option, pick 16-color bitmap.)
i just did that, then inverted the colours, (under image) it makes all the shadows look a bit like fire!
I did it and got icy edges<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/gage871/bobbryar517.jpg">http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa111/gage871/bobbryar517.jpg</a><br/><br/>its bob bryer from my chemical romance<br/>
Its also one of the only programs I can find that will print an image across several pages the way I want.
I forgot to comment about this instructable lol. Here i have a few... 8 in total actually... examples of what i made. On all of them I bedazzled it and stuff.
Oh.. boy.... Just scroll to see them.... Sideways
Wow, that's a pretty cool technique! So long for a gradient though. Also, according to the Wikipedia article, there's a "weird lines" easter egg or something. Has anybody gotten that to work? Anyhow, I have high hopes for Windows 7's new Paint.
What do you mean Weird Lines easter egg? On paint?
Yeah, I have no idea. Check the Wikipedia entry for MS Paint. Doesn't work as far as I can tell. I just creates an error popup.
I made a strange gradient, with a square:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7407/weirdgradientbk8.jpg">link</a><br/>
Make an instructable for that dfd9!
wow i like doing this this is awsome
It produces interesting results if do the squish/stretch process with random stuff (using the spray can tool, for example) or using a picture.
Wow, I am impressed. Paint still sucks, but it's nice to know that I can do this if I need to.
Oh, now that's cool!
cool i always wanted to figure this out

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