Have you ever dreamed of becoming an artist, stand on the top of a hill or in a wide valley or in a studio with a paintbrush in your hand and create true masterpieces? How would you like to make the dream come true if you werent to spend years in studies or building up your drawing techniques, could start right off and have your masterpiece complete in a few minutes?
The name of the game is SegPlay, and this is a computer edition of it. If you arent familiar with the subject — its painting by numbers; each segment on the pattern is to be painted in a certain color. You pick up a brush, «dip» it in the color on the palette and then fill all the segments with the corresponding number on the image pattern.
In the computer edition, you can take advantage of the full-screen canvas and feel the freedom of using much wider space, as well as of choosing much larger images. By adding a higher level of detail to the pattern and expanding the palette, you can make the picture more precise and realistic.
The software has advanced painting tools, such as zooming, panning, mouse-wheel painting, to speed up the job. Nevertheless, if you arent done by a certain moment, you can save your work and get back to it later, and when you are done — print it on paper and hang it on a wall.
Despite the serious tools that it carries, the application is simple enough to use, and new artists can take off with it immediately. Its a great escape from the routine and a nice educational tool at the same time.
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