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Titanium22

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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: Using Paint Reply with quote

FatherChristmas wrote:
Its probably a good idea to learn how to solve this using paint, you never know when you might needs these sorts of skills again. I didnt find it in Tips for new puzzlers or Back to basics and both are good learning places. Some basic paint manipulations could usefully be added, for me if no-one else.

Good thinking, FC. Thumbs Up

I'll try and prepare something in the next couple of days or so with tips for using Paint in puzzle solving. At the moment, the things that seem most useful to me are (not in any particular order):-

* removing the general background colour
* removing a specific colour
* checking whether two or more colours match
* enlarging images
* checking whether anything is "hidden" in an image
* adding text
* overlaying sections of an image
* rearranging layout (e.g flipping, rotating, changing the order of columns/rows etc)
* measuring the height or width of an image (or part of it) in pixels
* colouring in parts of a grid

But if there's anything else which would also be useful to anyone, post here and I'll add it to the list.


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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent idea FC & T22. It will be very much appreciated.

I had no idea that you could do some of those things in Paint Embarassed

Will that include cutting out or removing sections and moving them around?

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Why do I do this to myself?
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Titanium22

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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WickedPlans wrote:
Will that include cutting out or removing sections and moving them around?

Yes... Very Happy


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PostPosted: 22 Apr 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is now a Paint Basics section on Puzzletome (below Back To Basics).

If you can't see it, you will need to go here to register.

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Rosie Ragdoll

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PostPosted: 22 Apr 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Titanium22 wrote:
There is now a Paint Basics section on Puzzletome (below Back To Basics).


What a wonderful addition to BTB. The times I've known what I want to do with a puzzle but haven't known how are too many to count Embarassed but now I have a nice handy reference section for when I forget, which is often

Thank you T22 for taking the time to write it Smile

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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant. I wish I had known these tips a year ago. I can think of dozens of puzzles that I have printed out and cut up, needlessly. I can't wait to get onto a puzzle where I can try them out.

Thanks T22, great job

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2006 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please note: You will need to register at Puzzletome and start the "Back to Basics" section (this can be be done from the 'Content' link on the main page).
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PostPosted: 30 Apr 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SparkPlug wrote:
Please note: You will need to register at Puzzletome and start the "Back to Basics" section (this can be be done from the 'Content' link on the main page).

It should now be visible for anyone registered for the site. We still recommend that new puzzlers register for Back to Basics anyway. Smile
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PostPosted: 01 May 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a nightmare. I registered and I get this message when trying to view Paint Basics.

Sorry, but only users granted special access can read topics in this forum.

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PostPosted: 01 May 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Werewolf wrote:
What a nightmare. I registered and I get this message when trying to view Paint Basics.

Sorry, but only users granted special access can read topics in this forum.

My fault! Now it should be both visible *and* accessible as long as you're registered. Sorry about that.
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PostPosted: 01 May 2006 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xyphic wrote:
Werewolf wrote:
What a nightmare. I registered and I get this message when trying to view Paint Basics.

Sorry, but only users granted special access can read topics in this forum.

My fault! Now it should be both visible *and* accessible as long as you're registered. Sorry about that.


YAY! thanks. I feel special now. Wink

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PostPosted: 02 May 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I don't seem to see this. Should it be in "content", below "Back to Basics" in the menu?

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PostPosted: 02 May 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baritone wrote:
Hmm... I don't seem to see this. Should it be in "content", below "Back to Basics" in the menu?

"I see nothing... nothing..." - Sgt. Schultz

It's in the forum below Back to Basics, rather than in the content section. We didn't add it as an additional 'contest' on the site because there are no puzzles associated with it.

For your convenience, here's a direct link to the forum: http://www.puzzletome.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=235
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PostPosted: 02 May 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah... very easy to find Laughing Thanks!

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Titanium22

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PostPosted: 02 May 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baritone wrote:
Ah... very easy to find Laughing Thanks!

If you have any problems or questions with it, please give me a shout. Smile

And the same goes for Back to Basics, obviously. BTB is a run down of common puzzle solving techniques with explanations, worked examples and illustrative practice questions.


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