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.

Resizing Images

See how you can resize images using different techniques in PaintShop Pro, to fit specific dimensions or a specific area like a photo frame.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Add Text to your Photos

Learn how to add text to your photos, from simple captions to colorful word art filled with textures, gradients, patterns or even other images.

Introduction to Selection Tools

In this introductory tutorial you’ll learn the basics of using PaintShop Pro’s Selection tools to create regular and irregular shaped selections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adding Picture Frames to your Photos

PaintShop Pro comes with lots of frames you can use as a finishing touch for your photos. Learn how to add a picture frame in this tutorial.

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