Half Invert a Color Picture on MS Paint

Have you ever had a picture that was nice, but you wanted to give it something to make it different? This simple trick can add a colorful and modern twist to any image, whether it's a photograph or a graphic.


  1. Pick an image. This works the best when the image is brightly colored or a photo.
  2. Click on the Select button on the toolbar.
  3. Surround only half the image as shown.
  4. Click on "Images" from the upper toolbar, then "Invert Colors". Or just press on your keyboard Ctrl+i. Your image should have the top half inverted.
  5. Surround the right or left half of the image. This is just like what you did earlier, but this time it is vertical.
  6. Click on "Invert Colors" again. You'll end up with four tiles, two of them inverted!


  • To make a more complicated inversion, experiment with selecting various parts of the image and see what happens.
  • Don't be afraid to get wild!
  • You can also simply hit CTRL+L to invert the colors
  • Use the free select tool to make obscure inverted pictures.

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