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ZPaint

Version: 1.4
Author: Steffen Gerlach
Release: May 13, 2000
Download file size: 282 kB
OS: Windows XP / 2000 / NT / Me / 98 / 95

ZPaint

Introduction to ZPaint

ZPaint is a program specialized in drawing 3D-looking rectangular shapes. It is not an all-in-one solution since it does not provide common image editing functions such as pens or text output. Thus you will probably have to use ZPaint in cooperation with a universal image editor. Also, your image editor will let you save the created graphics in the required format with adequate quality and file size. Data transfer between ZPaint and your image editor is possible using saved bitmap files and via clipboard.

To paint a shape, make the desired settings and then click into the painting area and drag the bounding frame of the shape. When drawing, the position display in the upper right corner changes to display the size of the frame. If the frame you drag is too small to contain the adjusted extrusion depth and corner radius, it will automatically be enlarged.

ZPaint has 16 undo levels.

Example: How to make a button from an existing image

Load the image to your image editor and copy it to the clipboard.
Start ZPaint and paste the image from the clipboard.
Adjust the opacity trackbar to zero (left end).
Adjust the desired depth, gloss and 3D contrast.
Paint the 3D frame around the button. Start drawing at (0,0) and draw a frame of the same size your button has.
Click "Copy", paste as new image in your image editor and save it as GIF or whatever you like.

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