Playing Peek a Boo


When I first got my Corel program and had not a clue as how to use it, I started by experimenting with some of the features. For practice, I made this little game sheet for my grandchildren to either cut out and paste, or to draw the squares into the squares. These types of puzzles were (and maybe still are popular) in the activities sections of some newspapers. Of course, you can draw the picture, then cut out the blocks and paste over your drawing too if you are really bored. Please feel free to print off and cut out these squares for your own use if you would like. Hopefully this will be big enough to work with. The original sheet I gave to my grandchildren to cut out is 8 1/2″ x 11″. I used card stock to print it on for better results.

Magi playing Peek a boo . game cutout sheet

Below is the actual photo I used as my ‘test’ subject. First, I obviously cropped the photo, then bit-mapped it. Corel has some cool features to distort the original photograph for an artsy look.

Magi playing peek a boo with me before our ride

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15 responses to “Playing Peek a Boo

  1. It’s a lot of fun, isn’t it?! Your grandchildren must have enjoyed that a lot … especially with a horse they knew ๐Ÿ™‚

    These programmes are huge ..there are so many different things you can do!

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    • I’m illustrating my books with Corel. It is a monster unless you have a purpose in mind. Corel is a cool program, but can be aggravating at times. I’ve learned to hit save a lot as I go, in case the program crashes on me. The kids love paper, pens, scissors, glue, crayons… etc., So they enjoyed this little project.

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      • Yes, you must have a purpose ๐Ÿ™‚ and yes, I’ve learnt [the hard way] to hit Save often LOL I’ve lost hours and hours of work some times..

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    • I did this more or less to practice learning corel. It was harder than the finished product makes it look, but a good exercise in learning the commands. The upside is once done, I can print off as many copies as I want for the kids to color. I use grid paper all of the time for some of my projects,usually dealing with plan design though.

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    • Thank you Anne. I loved Magi’s stance in that shot. Those little squares are a good way to encourage kids to draw. You can’t see it in my post, but the big square was subdivided into 25 smaller squares, each market with a letter and a number accordingly. I used the lightest grey I could so the markings wouldn’t show up once the picture was mimicked.
      Thanks for dropping by.

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