DNA Graphic Assignment

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Create a DNA molecule using whatever graphics software you can get your hands on and take a picture of your work while you are creating it in something called a "screenshot".

  1. Open up your graphics program and start creating your DNA molecule.

  2. Take a screenshot while you are working in your graphics program. To do this, press the Print Screen button on your keyboard. This will take a picture of your entire desktop and store it in the memory of your computer.

  3. Start a new document and then select Edit / Paste (or Ctrl-v) to paste the screenshot into the new document.

    Here's what my screenshot looks like. Notice that you can see the whole screen.

  4. Save the screenshot image as something like DNA_screenshot and use the jpg, gif, or bmp ending.

  5. Go back to your original DNA image and finish it up. When you're done, save the final image as something like DNA_final again in jpg, gif, or bmp.

    This is my final DNA molecule. Click on the image to see it full size.

  6. Submit your DNA_screenshot and DNA_final images on a CD or floppy disk. Include your full name.

    If you have any problems, just let me know. Have fun!