Friday, November 26, 2010

HOW TO DRAW A COFFEE MUG IN MS WORD


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT NO. 2

 
TITLE:  A COFFEE MUG ON A COASTER

TYPE:   ILLUSTRATION
 
 
 

The tools needed to create the coffee mug are as follows: Can; Oval; Donut; Heart and Curve line. Draw a shape with the Curve line and then insert a picture into it by doing the following:  Shape Fill > Picture > Select a picture from a folder > Insert. To create the shadow effect, click the Oval shape at the bottom and then do the following: click Shadow Effects > Drop Shadow > Shadow Style 3 and then nudge the shadow into place using the Shadow Settings. Use the Edit Points function to adjust and fine-tune the curve lines.

 



HOW TO DRAW A MECHANICAL PENCIL IN MS WORD


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT NO. 1
 
TITLE:   PLASTIC MECHANICAL PENCIL

TYPE:    GRAPHIC DESIGN



THE DISSECTED DRAWING

 

The Masking Technique:

The masking technique is very useful in creating complicated drawings in Word. It is used to conceal certain parts of the drawing objects from view and thus making it possible to draw many types of complicated drawings. In other words, without this masking technique there are many things that you cannot draw with Word.



HOW TO DRAW THE IMAGE OF THE MECHANICAL PENCIL


Tools and Commands needed to create the illustration:

AutoShapes: 

Basic Shapes > Can; Rounded Rectangle; Oval; Moon; Trapezoid

Flowchart      > Flowchart: Stored Data  

Draw:    Group; Order; Rotate or Flip  

Others:  Select Objects; Fill Colour; Copy; Paste

How to arrange the drawing objects position using the Order commands:

 
 

        Send to Front             Send to Back           Send Backward    

 


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

INTRODUCTION

The main reason I created this blog is to share my views on the subject of creating various  types of pictures with the Microsoft Word Drawing Toolbar. I plan to post a few sample Word drawings on my blog with tips on how to create them so that Word users can also learn to use the word processor to create impressive graphics.

        Before I continue, let me introduce myself. I am an Art Education teacher and also an Art book writer from Malaysia. I have written several books on the subject of Art Education and Computer Graphics (Adobe Photoshop and Drawing with Word). I have found an alternative to the problem faced by many computer users  who can’t afford to acquire costly computer graphics software or programs to produce  illustrations. Since many computer users in Asia are familiar with the Microsoft Office suite, learning how to draw with Word can be an added advantage too.

       Therefore, I’ll be posting graphics projects on my blog from time to time to demonstrate how the Word drawings are done and how to use them in a variety of ways. I hope you like them.