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Create a nice Wallpaper with MS Paint

Got this stuff from a forum. Everyone who has used Windows will be aware of MS Paint. Here's a trick to create a nice and simple wallpaper with Paint.

1. Open MS Paint by going to Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> MS Paint.

2. In Paint, go to Image >> Attributes. The 'Attributes' window opens. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl + E to open the Attributes window.

3. Set the Width and Height as 2 and 2. Make sure Pixels is selected in the Units section. Click Ok. (See image below; those who can't see it click here)


4. Go to View >> Zoom >> Custom and set it to 800%. Click Ok.

5. Your Paint window will show a small white box. Use the Pencil tool in Paint and fill the box in the following way:
a) Black colour in the bottom-left.
b.) Dark Gray in the bottom-right.
c.) Light Gray in the top-left.
Save the file.

6. Now set this file as your desktop wallpaper. Right-click on your desktop and click properties. Go to the Desktop tab and select the file. Remember to stretch it while setting it as your wallpaper. (See image below; those who can't see it click here)


Note: I have only tested this on a 800 x 600 screen.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, August 12, 2007


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