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". In this program there are all the necessary tools for creating the most elementary pictures: brush, pencil, eraser, pouring a closed area and much more. Paint is perfect for spending time drawing.

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. which is paid, but at the same time this program is considered the most powerful tool for working with raster graphics. It is used by many professional designers and photographers around the world.

There are also free programs of this kind, one of them is called Gimp". Many people mark it as a pretty good alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Gimp has all the necessary tools for free drawing, and for processing photos.

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.

The brightest representatives of paid programs for working with vector graphics areCorel Draw and Adobe Illustrator. They are widely used by graphic designers, font designers and illustrators.

However, free software is a vector graphics editor Inkscape  . which is great for drawing on the computer. Moreover, this program can be used as an automated design system for creating technical illustrations.

Separately it is necessary to tell aboutgraphic 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. Prices for its products can vary from 100 to 6000 dollars.

As you could see, in order to draw on a computer, you just need to install some graphics editor, and if you want to buy a tablet. If this is not possible, you can use the standard image editor that comes with the operating system.