Will you believe that you can get this image:
It took only a few minutes to first change it to look like the image below.
In paint not only can you change a solid colored background, but you can change each word to a different color if you'd like as well. As far as I know, you can only recolor solid colors in paint. A patterned paper would not be easy to change. If you have an image with a patterned paper, color the paper in another program and then copy and paste the image into Paint if you want to make the words different colors. When you're done editing it in Paint, click on select all, then copy, and paste it into a document where you can size and print it.
How to change the colors of an image in Microsoft Publisher
Publisher is what I use to make the prints. Photo shop is on my wish list. :) In Publisher, when you change the image color, it will be monochromatic. If you start with a medium shade, you can go lighter when you recolor, but not a whole lot darker in shade. Also, you're not able to change individual words to different colors, you'd have to copy and past it into Paint to do it.
To recolor an image:1. Right click on the image2. Select 'format picture'3. Click on recolor4. Select the color that you want to color it in. You can choose your own color and shade by clicking on 'more colors'. Click on the color you want to use.5. Click on 'apply' (if you need to go back to the original color of the image, click on 'restore original colors)6. If the image is the color that you want, click on 'ok', and then on 'ok' again and it's your new color.
I don't know if this tutorial is accurate (since I don't have this program), I hope it is! I'll check into it.
1. Right click on the image, it will say 'format picture' in your tool bar.2. Click on 'recolor' in the tool bar.3. You can either choose a shade already provided, or click on 'more variations' to choose your own color.
***How to change the color of the words and insert a digital scrapbook image for the background (in Microsoft Publisher, and Word)
1. Insert one of the subway art images with black words on a white background into a document.2. Recolor the image following the steps above.3. Click on the 'set transparent color' icon in your tool bar and then click on the background of the image. It will become transparent.4. Choose your digital paper and place it behind the words and size it.
Feel free to change the colors on any of my subway art prints.
I ask that you continue to print them for personal use only and that you not repost them on your website.
Knowing how to recolor an image will open up so many possibilities. You can design the prints to fit your own personalities and home decor by adding your favorite digital scrapbook paper. I think you'll see why I've had such a hard time narrowing down the number of prints that I post too. :)