PaintShop Pro for Beginners

PaintShop Pro for Beginners

Welcome to PaintShop Pro for Beginners! This series of short easy-to-follow video tutorials is designed to make your introduction to photo-editing as simple and pleasant as possible.

PaintShop Pro for Beginners introduces you to a number of basic photo-editing techniques, allowing you to alter your photos with ease and confidence. This series of video tutorials provides detailed and straightforward instructions on techniques like photo cropping, straightening a crooked image, and removing the background from a photo, among many other basic techniques. Jump right in and discover the potential behind your photos – PaintShop Pro for beginners has got you covered.

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Cropping and Resizing Images

Cropping and resizing images are two of the most commonly used functions in any photo editing program. In this tutorial, you will learn all the different ways you can crop or resize your images for different purposes.


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Using Fill Light and Clarity

The Fill Light and Clarity filter simplifies brightening shadows or darkening light areas without affecting other portions of an image. This tutorial will teach you how to turn a simple picture into an interesting work of art by bringing out the detail that may be under exposed or is obscured by backlighting.


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Black and White Techniques

Converting color photos to black and white is a great way to convey mood or add emotional appeal to your photographs. There are several ways to convert photos to black and white in PaintShop Pro – this tutorial covers some basic techniques, and also demonstrates how to further make a subject stand out in a black and white image.


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Using Screen Capture

PaintShop Pro’s Screen Capture tools let you capture what appears on your computer screen as an image. You can then use that image in presentations, for training documents, or for marketing materials.


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How to Use Collage Templates

Creating a photo collage can be a very simple project – but with very professional-looking results! In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use a collage template with your own photos in just a few easy steps.


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Using the Selection Tools

This in-depth video tutorial will give you a look at the selection tools in PaintShop Pro: what are the different tools, what are the options and modes available for each selection tool, and how to use them.


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Fixing Dark or Underexposed Photos

In this tutorial we’ll show you two easy ways you can fix your dark, underexposed photos using Fill Flash or Fill Light Clarity.

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Rotating and Mirroring Images

Sometimes your best images are facing the wrong way, or taken at a sideways angle. In this tutorial, you will learn how to mirror an image in PaintShop Pro, and rotate an image that was taken on an angle.


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Using the Makeover Tools

Sometimes the model of a photo just needs some touching up. Thanks to PaintShop Pro, a digital makeover is quick and painless. This tutorial will teach you about the various makeover tools you can use to improve your subjects appearance.


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Working with Transparency

Working with transparency is an extremely useful photo editing technique that can be used to make collages, website banners or even overlay tracks in video projects. This tutorial will show you how to use the Background Eraser tool to make areas of an image transparent.


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Create a Tilt-Shift Effect

Tilt-shifting, or sometimes referred to as miniature faking, can create some eye popping visuals that seem to defy reality. The tilt-shift effect is most often used in architectural photos and portraits for its ability to create a stark and ultra-sharp contrast between the object of focus, and the background.


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Applying Film and Filter Effects

Experiment with effects that are inspired by different types of camera film and filters. This tutorial will show you how to find these effects, how to apply them, and how to tweak the settings to get the look you want.


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Using Templates to Create Custom Calendars

Learn how to easily create a unique, personalized calendar by adding your own photos and text to a calendar template.


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Installing Plugins for PaintShop Pro

Learn how to install and use PaintShop Pro plugins, which are add-on programs designed to enhance or add extra functionality.

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Using the Perspective and Straighten Tools

This tutorial will show you how to use the Straighten and Perspective tools to make quick adjustments to your photos in PaintShop Pro.


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Adding Instant Effects

The new Instant Effects in PaintShop Pro allow you to spice up your photos by adding fun filters to them! You will learn how to apply mood to your photos in one click.


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How to Change a Photo Background

This tutorial will teach you how to remove the background from an image or photograph. If you want to get rid of a white background, it’s easy with the background eraser tool!


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How to Use Scripts

Have you been struggling to turn your ordinary photos into professional-looking, dramatic shots? Sometimes it can be difficult to know which photo editing techniques to use, and how to use multiple techniques on one photo. You may eventually end up with the results you wanted, but only after considerable time spent. This is where scripts come in.


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Removing the Red-eye Effect

The red-eye effect is a common problem in photos. It is caused by the light of a camera’s flash reflecting off the retina of the person (or pet) and can ruin an otherwise great photo. PaintShop Pro has tools that can help you fix this, and this tutorial will show you how.


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Correcting Perspective Distortion

If your photos of buildings are looking crooked or skewed, you can fix this quickly and easily using the Perspective Correction tool.

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