Pasting and BuildingOpen Paint.
Leave Paint open.
From the panel on the left side, choose Artwork.
Select an item for the banner.
Construction Tip: It's best to start with the foundation or floor tiles.
Construction Tip: Foundation blocks are usually grouped with front steps.
Note the Model Number of the item, you'll need that.
Right-click and choose copy.
Now go back to Paint and paste the item on the left side.
Click the A icon to go into text mode so you can write the Model Number next to the item.
Click again on "Select" (or the rectangle) to get out of Text mode.
Now you can use your mouse to draw a rectangle around the item you'd like to use in the banner.
Press ctrl and 'c' at the same time to copy the item you've selected.
Press ctrl and 'v' at the same time to paste that copy into the image.
You can move the copy around and build your picture with it!
Do that with all the pieces of the banner.
Be sure to save several versions as you go along! It's sometimes easier to undo by going back to a previous version.
HuesThere will be many items for which the art is useful for the banner but not the color.
When you find that color, look at the first number, the one with the arrow under it in this picture.
Add 2 to that number.
Now write the hue number and the color in the picture for the items you'd like dyed that color.
For example, the hue in the illustration says 1172. So you'd write Hue 1174 (Blaze).
If the hue doesn't have a word written next to it, just write a descriptive word.
Pure black is"Hue 0 (black)", but shades of black usually look better.
Names and InscriptionsSeveral of the items will need to be renamed as well and the banner or sign will need an inscription.
Exploded and In Situ PicturesWe have a white-background picture. Now we should add an exploded picture or an in situ picture.
Now paste this background into an empty spot.
COPY the white-background image.
Paste that COPY into the correct spot of the site.
Viola! The banner proposal picture is done. It's not perfect, but it makes clear what the town wants.
Save the bitmap a final time, then save a copy as a jpeg.
Email the jpeg to me.
I'll pass it along to the Royal Surveyor and also post it. Lady Louisa will write her official opinions on the banner proposal in a book in your town's bookshelf. Don't be disheartened if she doesn't approve your first picture. Make the suggested changes and keep the lines of communication open.