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How to Use Fresh Paint for Windows 10

Six Parts:

This wikiHow teaches you how to download and use the Fresh Paint app for Windows 10. Fresh Paint is a graphic design app which allows you to paint using styles such as oil, watercolor, and pen.

Steps

Downloading Fresh Paint

  1. Open Start .Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen. TheStartmenu will pop up.
  2. Type instore.This will search your computer for the Store app.
  3. Click Microsoft Store.It's at the top of the menu. Doing so opens the Store app.
  4. Click the "Search" text box.You'll find it in the upper-right side of the Store window.
  5. Type infresh paint.This will prompt several matching results to appear below the text box in a drop-down menu.
  6. ClickFresh Paint.It's in the resulting drop-down menu below the text box. Doing so takes you to the Fresh Paint app page.
  7. Click .This blue button is in the upper-left side of the page. Fresh Paint will begin to install; once it finishes, you'll receive a notification in the lower-right side of the screen.
  8. ClickLaunchwhen prompted.It's a button on the notification that Fresh Paint was successfully installed. This will open Fresh Paint, at which point you're ready to begin using the program.
    • You can also clickLaunchin the Microsoft Store once Fresh Paint is installed, or you can typefresh paintintoStartand then click theFresh Paintresult.

Preparing to Paint

  1. Review the painting presets.On the main Fresh Paint page, you'll see several images which correlate with preset paintings:
    • Paint with Watercolor- Represented by an image of a bird. This option allows you to paint with a watercolor-like brush.
    • Sketch with Pencil- Represented by an image of a fish. This option allows you to sketch with a pencil-like tool.
    • Draw with Pen- Represented by an image of a half-drawn fox. You can use this option to create simpler drawings with pen-like strokes.
    • Paint with Oil- Represented by an image of a half-painted tiger. This option allows you to create oil painting-like pieces.
  2. Click .It's in the top-left corner of the Fresh Paint window. Doing so opens the menu.
  3. Click .It's near the top of the menu. If you don't want to use a preset with Fresh Paint, you'll find the main options for painting here.
  4. Review the blank canvas options.You have two blank options:
    • Fresh Canvas- Allows you to jump right into painting with a standard, blank canvas.
    • Custom Canvas- Allows you to specific your canvas' size, background, and other options before creating it.
  5. Click again, then clickImport.This is the third and final option for creating a new painting.
  6. Review the different import options.You can import a photo that's already on your computer by clickingPhotosand then selecting the photo, or you can take a new photo with your computer's webcam by clickingCamera.
  7. Select a paint option.Depending on whether you want to use a preset, a blank canvas, or an imported image, your steps for doing so will differ:
    • Preset- Click one of the preset options on the main Fresh Paint page.
    • Blank Canvas- Click the redon the left side of the window, then click eitherFresh CanvasorCustom Canvas.
      • If you selectCustom Canvas, set it up as needed and then clickStart Paintingat the top of the menu.
    • Import- Click eitherCameraorPhotos, take or select a photo, and clickStart Painting.

Selecting Tools

  1. Open the palette.If the window with brushes, pens, and whatnot isn't already open, clickin the upper-left corner of the window, then clickSupplies.
    • The palette will usually already be open, but you can click theSuppliesbutton to move it off-screen if you're simply looking at your work.
    • You can move the palette by clicking and dragging one of its edges around.
  2. Select your style of painting.There are three main types of drawing in Fresh Paint:
    • Oil- This is usual the default. If not, click one of the white-tipped brushes on the right or left side of the palette, then select the brush width that you want to use.
    • Watercolor- Click one of the brown-tipped brushes on the left side of the palette, then select the proper brush from the palette.
    • Pen & Pencil- Click the pencil icon in the palette, then select the proper tool (e.g., a pencil or a pen) from the palette.
  3. Select a color.Click the color wheel in the lower-right side of the palette, then click the color that you want to use.
    • You can also mix colors by clicking the palette-shaped icon on the right side of the palette window, or create your own color by clicking the black circle in the lower-right corner of the palette window.
  4. Return to the palette's main window.Click the brush-shaped icon at the bottom of the palette window to do so.
  5. Adjust the brush stroke size.Click the-or+at the top of the palette window to decrease or increase your selected brush's stroke width. You're now ready to begin painting.

Painting

  1. Paint by clicking and dragging across the canvas.Your selected brush will be used, so feel free to select different brushes and drawing implements to experiment with different strokes.
  2. Undo your last stroke if needed.Click the backward-facing arrow in the lower-left side of the Fresh Paint window to do so.
    • You can also pressCtrl+Zto undo your last stroke.
  3. Erase specific lines.Click the "Eraser" icon, which resembles an eraser in the upper-left side of the palette, and then click and drag it across whatever you want to erase.
  4. Smudge colors to blend them together.Click the "Smudger" icon, which resembles a downward-facing pen in the upper-left corner of the palette, and then click and drag it across a section of the canvas. This will blend together different colors regardless of the tool that you used to create the colors.
  5. Use the color matcher to replicate a color.Click the crosshairs-shaped icon in the bottom-right corner of the palette, drag it to select the color that you want to replicate, and then click its icon at the bottom of the palette to remove it. The selected color will be applied to your current brush.
  6. Clear your brush of color.You can clear your brush's paint by clicking the white sponge icon in the upper-right side of the palette. This is especially useful when using oil paint, as it will allow you to blend together oil on the canvas.

Saving a Painting

  1. Click .It's in the top-left corner of the Fresh Paint window. A pop-out menu will appear.
  2. ClickSave As.This option is near the bottom of the pop-out menu. Clicking it prompts a File Explorer window to open.
  3. Enter a name.Type the name under which you want to save your painting into the "File name" text box.
  4. Select a save location.Click a folder in which you want to save the painting on the left side of the window.
  5. Click .It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Your painting will be saved as a high-quality file.

Deleting a Painting from Fresh Paint

  1. Find the painting that you want to delete.Scroll through the Fresh Paint homepage until you find the painting which you want to remove.
    • If you saved the painting as a file, deleting it from Fresh Paint will not delete it from your computer.
  2. Right-click the painting.Doing so will select it.
  3. Click .It's in the top-left corner of the window. A menu will appear.
  4. ClickDelete.This option is near the bottom of the menu.
  5. ClickDeletewhen prompted.Doing so removes the selected painting from Fresh Paint.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    When I zoom in, how do I move the page up and down? There are no scroll bars. I can only see the center of the canvas.
    Community Answer
    To move the canvas, move your mouse while right-clicking. On a touch screen, put two fingers on your screen and move them to move the canvas.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I undo something?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Press Control+Z to remove recent actions on Fresh Paint. This allows you to try and redo what you want to get rid of.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I exit the Fresh Paint app?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Hover your mouse over the top right corner of the screen if you are using a mouse. If you are using touch screen, exit the painting and then tap once in the top right corner of the screen. Then, the usual cross button should appear. Click that and the app will close.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What is the fan in Fresh Paint in Windows 10?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It dries the painting. If you paint on top of something that has been dried, it won't smudge/mix. If you paint on something that has not been dried, it'll smudge/mix.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What does the fan icon do?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    The fan icon dries the image if you are using paints. This makes it immune to the eraser or smear.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Is there a text icon in Paint?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, it is on top in the tool bar, look for the letter "A." Click on that and then click on the white space/drawing area and a text box will appear.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I change the background color?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You should be able to change the canvas color by selecting Canvas Options, then pressing the bottom circle.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I move one part of a picture to another area?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Select it with the selection tool and drag it where you want it.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • I'm using my Surface Pen to paint but the eraser won't work. I tried both ends of the pen, then exited tablet mode and tried with the cursor and mouse. It still won't erase. Any ideas?
  • How to change a photo to a pencil sketch?
  • Can you�use 2 canvases on 1 project?
  • How can I find paintings from last year that where created on Windows 8?
  • is it possible to add shapes (circles, squares, etc.) in freshpaint without importing them?
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This video gives a complete description on how to use Fresh Paint for Windows 10
  • It's possible to use Bob Ross' wet-on-wet oil painting method by covering your canvas with a layer of white before adding color with different brushes.
  • Use a touchscreen computer or tablet with a stylus to make painting easier. You can also use a drawing tablet if you have one.
  • Your paintings are automatically saved as .fppx files, but you can save your painting into any format you want by clicking the blue save icon on the sidebar to the left of your canvas.





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