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    Default Creating a circle filled with colors

    I tried paint but cannot get it to work.

    Need to create a globe logo with 3 solid colors for business cards. In this case, blue, green and white equal size from top to bottom.

    Thank you.
    Keith

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    It would be better to use a vector application for creating logos, then you can export the design at different resolutions to suit different purposes.

    Paint works fine here, but it's not the easiest to use for drawing circles of a precise size. Holding shift will constrain the aspect ratio, but there is no feedback on the size.

    Do you have any vector apps?
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    It can be done.

    You may already know this: first be aware that every image is rectangular, so you need to create your circle on a background colour, e.g. black or gray. You can later make the background transparent by saving the image as .gif

    Now for the "painting":

    Create a new image via Shift+N, size e.g. width=600 x height=300. Also choose your background colour here.
    Now select a rectangle of width=300, height=100 in the top right corner and use the floodfill bucket tool in IrfanPaint to make it blue. Make green and white boxes below that in the same way.

    Now use the IrfanPaint stamp tool, define diameter=300 and copy (right click) from the right half of your image onto the background in the left half (left click). - Done!

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    Last edited by jazzman; 18.04.2017 at 06:54 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Thank you both for your helpful replies.

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    I'll suggest learning to use a more apropriate editing program such as Inkscape.
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