Splash opens by default with French labeling. You may switch to English
labeling using the 'english' button.
Splash comes with an impressive array of tools and requires Macromedia's
free Flash plug-in to function. Splash weighs in at 110kb, and will
take around 30 seconds to fully open.
On the left is a screenshot of Splash and the three main working
Top Buttons: The top horizontal buttons allow you
to delete everything on the 'stage', undo. change the button labeling
from French to English, and call up Help and About.
The Stage: The painting area.
The Controls: The 'tools' selector, the 'effects'
selector and modifier, 'colour picker', 'brush' selector and sizer,
and a 'bgd' (background) colour selector.
Choose one of six shapes from the 'brushes' panel, and a colour from
the 'colour picker' panel'. Select the painting tool (brush icon) from
the 'tools' panel, then paint on the 'stage' by holding down the mouse
By clicking on the 'object' button in the 'tools' panel, you can draw
shapes one by one.
Using the selection tool allows you to move the last created shape.
Modify shapes with the 'effects' panel by clicking the tiny rectangular
buttons to activate or deactivate special effects. Each effect has different
modifiers so experiment by using the sliders.
In addition to selecting a brush you can resize the brush by using the
slider situated underneath the six brush icons.
One of the great features of Splash is the ability to undo your actions.
You'll find the undo command among the row of top horizontal buttons