Man painted at all times. In the entire history of a huge number of tools and materials for this lesson. In the age of information technology one such tool is a personal computer that was created a huge variety of free and paid programs to work with graphics. In this article we will tell you how to draw on the computer.

In the Windows operating system has a built-in drawing program. To find it is quite simple: you will need to enter the menu Start. select All programs. then enter the folder The "standard". where to click on "Paint"{!LANG-f4f8a892bd080c1383f82b566c8532a7!}

However, to create a serious of images will need a much more advanced program. It should be noted that a two-dimensional computer graphics is divided into two types: raster and vector. The first involves a grid of pixels of a fixed size. To draw on the computer using this kind of graphics is possible in the program Adobe Photoshop{!LANG-9467dafff50f56c52b7b5b781af81760!}

There are also free programs of this kind, one of them is called Gimp"{!LANG-c0805046ccd41f4c20a684ab9af9e893!}

As for vector graphics, its principle is based on the use of elementary geometric objects: points, splines, lines, and polygons. In addition, each object is a mapping of a certain mathematical functions. The biggest advantage of such graphs is the ability to increase image size without losing its quality.

{!LANG-7cad601dc15d46ce52a1fcb3305f4645!}Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator{!LANG-8befb0934697ab50ff8a43860840b2a5!}

However, free software is a vector graphics editor Inkscape{!LANG-fa804c6e104c9d2d9d37aaecfb29ffbe!}

{!LANG-e76ed4c700c11fecee4c4f4c0edf1973!}graphic tablets . created for drawing on the computer by hand. Their principle of operation is that a special pen you drive on a surface tablet, and the software translates the touch pen with the plane of dots and lines. In addition, modern expensive models of these devices are able to detect even the amount of pressure, allowing you to draw thinner or thicker lines.

The most well-known manufacturer of graphics tablets is considered Wacom{!LANG-e745fd222e09c0ced2f096de778c869c!}