Using the Brush Tools

Using the Brush Tools

By Discovery Center Team

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The brush tools in PaintShop Pro offer countless ways to work creatively with your images. For example, you can apply soft- or hard-edged brushstrokes of any color or material, paint with another image as a source, retouch images to correct colors or contrast, replace colors, or paint with picture tubes. In this tutorial we’ll review the different types of brushes and show you how to use the various brush options to modify how each brush works.

Want to learn more about brushes? See our related tutorials:

Using the Clone Brush

How to Create Custom Brushes

Want to get FREE Brushes?

Along with the default brushes that are included with PaintShop Pro X8, you can also get a free Creative Brush Pack that includes 30 unique new brushes? You can download this free brush pack in a few simple steps:

  • in PaintShop Pro X8, click on the Help menu and and select “Welcome”
  • on the Welcome page, click on the “Get More” tab and select “Brushes” from the drop-down menu to display the Creative Brush Pack offer
  • click on the “Learn More” button and install the brushes

Once you have installed you can find them in the Brush menu. Use them to add embellishments, create textures and patterns and really make your next photo project stand out!

If you own an earlier version of PaintShop Pro, you can download your free creative content here.

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