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Sumo Paint

Sumo Paint is a free, web-based painting and photo editing application. Without even having to create an account, users can edit images from a URL or personal desktop file. Simply go directly to the site and begin editing images or creating work directly from a web browser (Firefox and Google Chrome only). The painting tools included are layering, cloning, blur effects, a magic wand, shape tools, paint bucket, lasso selecting, filters, and the ability to add text. The photo editing tools allow for the adjusting contrast, hue saturation, and color balance. The application works with JPGs, GIFs and PNGs and saves work as a JPG and PNG format. The support tutorials provide tips on how to use these various features. Sumo Paint also serves as a global network of artists and is available in over fifty different languages. Without an account, users can view work but cannot share or post comments. Signing up for a free account will provide artists an opportunity to share their work, comment, view, and rate the work others artists. A free account also grants access to features such as the ability save the layer data incomplete artwork, back up files, and participate in collaborative image creation.
In the Classroom:
Skills required: Previous experience with layer-based design software editing such as Photoshop is extremely beneficial. Free account sign up requires an email address, username, and password. Access to the free account is immediate. The “Sumo Paint Help” page provides helpful tutorials but individuals without previous training may need additional support. A “Pro” account is available at a cost.

Safety and Security: Students can use this site without creating an account, but they will be able to view work and comments others have posted. Be sure to preview the “Image,” “Favorites,” and “Community” page before introducing the site to your class. A free account is necessary if students need to save unfinished work. Consider setting up a single teacher account and have all the students use that login to avoid safety concerns. (Information taken from Teachers First)

http://www.sumopaint.com/app/



pixler.gifPixlr

We bring you advanced online image and photo editing tools, just choose your flavor, jump in and start creating!
http://www.pixlr.com/


Bomomo

A cool art generator that runs in your browser. Select one of the dynamic brushes and start playing around, shortly after, you are likely to end up with something nice. Make sure to swap brushes from time to time though. If you are happy with the result you can save the painting on your PC. There are no ads or sign-up.
http://bomomo.com/



The Scribbler

This looks like a pretty basic online paint program but there is much more to it. Use your mouse to scribble a design. When you are done press the "done drawing" button and watch the design that is created from your scribble. Use the scribbler setting to change the componets used in the design.
http://www.zefrank.com/scribbler/


flowers.jpgZfrank Flowers

Create Your Own Flowers on zefrank.com. Click and drag in the white space to add petals to your flower.
http://www.zefrank.com/flowers/


Viscosity

Modern art generator. This online program begins with a series of white to black bars. Use your mouse to change the shape of the bars. Use tools such as brush size, color and actual points on the design to change your art.
http://windowseat.ca/viscosity/index.php


victor_Taba.jpgVictor Taba

Use your mouse to create beautiful new designs in this amazing web site.
http://www.victortaba.com/



Art Pad

Use the virtual paint brush to create beautiful art. When you are done use the replay button to watch your creation draw itself.
http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/


Spirograph

A Spirograph is a curve formed by rolling a circle inside or outside of another circle. The pen is placed at any point on the rolling circle. You do the creating by changing the radius, color, points and revolution. Don't forget to try the random button.
http://www.wordsmith.org/~anu/java/spirograph.html



Paintbox

Choose a background image or start with a blank slate, then draw something in PaintBox. Add WARP EFFECTS to make silly pictures. PaintBox is fun for children of all ages. Click the printer icon to save your art.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/paintbox.htm


Pixel Face

Pixel Face is an interactive portrait maker and drawing board. You have 49 colors and 24 brushes to play with Select a modelwith. Select a model to begin. The sliders adjust pixel size and transparency levels. The green arrows change brush menus. Click the red AUTO button and PixelFace will create a portrait for you in the style and resolution you've chosen. Experiment by changing brushes and transparencies, or continue drawing while AUTO portrait is on for some surprising effects!
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/pixelface.htm


Brushter

brushter.jpgThis is a painting machine for all ages. This interactive has more than forty brushes and many customizable size, transparency, and stroke options. A rainbow palette, along with a toolbox of special effects that blur, ripple, smudge, blend, and fragment your designs make BRUSHster a full-feature painting program. You can use it to draw pictures, but BRUSHster is programmed to create ABSTRACT art. Are you more interested in exploring color, gesture, shape, or line? BRUSHster can do it all.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/brushster.htm




Jackson Pollak

Create your own piece of art using style and technique similar to Jackson Pollack. Click on the arrow to be taken to your blank canvas. Just click your mouse and watch the painting begin. Using your mouse, drag and click to disperse paint. Left click to change the color of the paint. (Information taken from Teachers First)
http://www.jacksonpollock.org/


Flow

is a motion painting machine for children of all ages. Enjoy watching the changing patterns and colors as you mix pictures on two overlapping layers. Choose designs from four sets of menu icons, or add to the flow by clicking the pencil tool to create your own designs. The movie below shows how to make new icons and set your art in motion.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/flow.htm


Jungle Interactive

jungle.jpgCreate an imaginary landscape online with the NGAkids JUNGLE interactive. Mix and match the colorful characters, control the environment by changing weather and lighting conditions, or construct flowers, trees, and plants using special tools. An "AUTO" button generates random compositions, so you can sample program options and experiment with special effects as a starting point for your own designs. This Shockwave interactive is for all ages.
JUNGLE is inspired by the paintings of French artist Henri Rousseau.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/jungle.htm


Paintbox

Choose a background image or start with a blank slate, then draw something in PaintBox. Add WARP EFFECTS to make silly pictures. PaintBox is fun for children of all ages. Click the printer icon to save your art.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/paintbox.htm


Graffiti Creator

Wow man this is far out! Create some graffiti without getting in trouble. Play around with different fonts, colors, shapes and sizes. The only down side is that I have not been able to figure out how to save the final product. If anyone figures it out let me know.
http://graffiticreator.net/


Wallovers

Wallovers are symmetrical decorations painted on a virtual wall. Select a grid, pattern, and background color, then create your own designs, or click the autodraw button and watch the computer generate patterns for you. Click the printer icon to save your art.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/wallovers.htm


Muro

Creative way to express your inner artist. Not only can you use the basic drawing tool but you can select a variety of different brush styles. Try experimenting with the filters to see how that changes your project.
http://muro.deviantart.com/


Swatchbox

SwatchBox is a tool for mixing and drawing with millions of colors.
MIX COLORS: click and drag on the rainbow palette
SELECT COLOR: click in the swatchbox
CREATE: draw something in the empty box
PRINT: click the printer icon to save your art
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/swatchbox.htm



3D-Twirler

Use 3-d TWIRLER to design and texturize three-dimensional shapes. Learn how artists create these special effects without a computer.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/3dtwirler.htm


PVS Drawing Board

Love drawing on the whiteboard at school. Use this virtual whiteboard and marker to your hearts content.
http://www.pvsusa.com/pvsdrawingboard/pvsdrawingboard.php


Coloring

100% Free interactive online coloring pages. Color-in pages online and send them to friends or save them in your picture gallery.
http://www.coloring.com/


Kidopo

kidopo.pngOnline coloring, games, printables and crafts.
http://www.kidopo.com/



Sketchfu

Create a drawing, save and play back as a movie of the drawing being created. Embed into any webpage.
http://sketchfu.com/draw


Yandex

This is a really cool web site but it is not in English. You must play around and figure out what each tool does. With a little experimenting you can figure out most buttons and tools. When you are done press the play button at the bottom of the screen and see all of your drawings replayed.
http://kraski.yandex.ru/new.xml

Odosketch

It’s literally a blank canvas that you use your mouse to create sketches! You can change colors, erase, reload, or really whatever you like to do! It’s super easy
http://sketch.odopod.com/


Imagination Cubed

This is a multi user drawing tool. You can use a pen, stamp,shapes, line or you can type. You can also change the color of the background.
http://www.imaginationcubed.com/


This Sand

urn your computer screen into a virtual sandbox. Look carefully when you go to this site. The screen is NOT blank! When you open the site, a small box will appear - click on it and let the "Thisissand" create colorful landscapes with pixel size grains of sand. Click on screen and grains of sand slowly drip down to form colorful mounds. Select new colors by typing 'C' and then use left and right arrows to switch between colors. Save your work by submitting it to their online gallery. No-account, personal information, or sign up is necessary. (Information taken from Teachers First.)
http://thisissand.com/



Programs To Download To Your Computer

Art Rage

ArtRage is the easy to use, stylish painting software for Windows and Mac OS X! This is a favorite with the Middle School crowd

With ArtRage you can paint with oils, sketch with pencils, sprinkle sparkling glitter and much more. Stencils and rulers let you create precise shapes or smooth curves and straight lines freehand. Tracing and Reference images let you load photos to recreate as paintings either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors for you as you paint. For professional users, ArtRage offers Layers, Layer Groups and Layer Blend Modes compatible with the PSD file format.
Best of all, ArtRage doesn't force you to learn complex tool settings, it lets you get right down to painting with tools you already know how to use.
Download the free starter edition and install it on your computer.
http://www.artrage.com/artrage.html


tux_Paint.pngTux Paint

Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.
This program is downloaded and installed on your computer. It is a large file size so be prepared for a long download time.
http://www.tuxpaint.org/