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Avatar retouch

Published by Vlasta on April 23rd 2013
How to modify a photo of a person to look like a member of the Na'vi from the Avatar movie. Read more.

Copying objects from photos

Published by Vlasta on April 8th 2013
Learn how to copy animals or people from one photo to another one. Read more.

Draw animated smiley

Published by Vlasta on October 25th 2011
Learn how to draw a simple animation of a smiley falling asleep. Read more.

Introduction to picture brush

Published by Vlasta on October 15th 2011
Learn how to use the picture brush and how to design your own picture brushes. Read more.

Inside RWPaint splash

Published by Vlasta on October 13th 2011
Learn how the layer styles were used while making the new RealWorld Paint splash. Read more.

Drawing a metallic ring with glass bubble icon

Published by JDDellGuy on January 17th 2011
Learn, how to use the Ellipse tool and the Linear and Radial gradient fill styles to draw an icon with metallic rings and a glass bubble in it. Read more.

Making a lifebuoy icon

Published by Vlasta on January 14th 2011
Learn to use textures when creating 3D models for icons. Read more.

Exclamation mark 3D model

Published by Vlasta on September 18th 2010
Learn how to make a 3D model for an exclamation mark icon from Surfaces of revolution. Read more.

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user icon Kururu registered user on May 17th

It seems like whenever I go to make new cursors, my custom cursor set that I use (my Kururu set) goes away and it reverts back to the normal Windows set. I have to go back to Customize and click "Apply All" to get them back. Is this intentional, or a bug?

user icon Anonymous on May 17th

I'm looking for a cursor set. 1st, the pointer (like the one I youst to have)was Transparent, but always seen. I never had a problem finding it. everyone liked it too. also my busy thingy was a fully automated running red hoarse. I had this pack in a windows vista desk top.
the cursor set I'd like to have should have some features which I can change... not just a cookie cutter set.
thanks, johnny
johnnylincoln@live.com

oops...
I am using a HP laptop, with windows 8. In my vista set I could make changes, keeping stuff I liked and make my own preferances... till, I don't know something happened and I was not able to make the changes any more.
but I had kept the transparent pointer, and the red horsey... hahaha.
Johnny

user icon Anonymous on May 31st

how do you get the icon ;-).

user icon Anonymous on June 2nd

it wont let me run the icon on my surface ( I cant open it) :-(

user icon Vlasta site administrator on June 2nd

You need real Windows (Surface Pro) to run RW software, not the RT wannabe.

user icon Anonymous on June 11th

how can i put a circle?

user icon Anonymous on July 10th

i cant find colors

user icon Vlasta site administrator on July 10th

they will appear when needed

user icon Anonymous on July 13th

Portable rw-paint (tablet) - I downloaded it, but when I hit run, it refuses to open. Why, and how do I get it to open? (Android software)

It says i don't have something to open it.

Linda Evans

user icon Vlasta site administrator on July 14th

It is a Windows only application. Portable means that it can be just copied from one computer to another computer.

user icon Anonymous
Vista & Win 7 icons
I wish there were...