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.

How to Convert Color Photos to Black and White

In this tutorial you will learn some simple techniques to convert color photos to black and white in PaintShop Pro, using scripts and different effects.

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.

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.

How to Add Text

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

How to Resize Images

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

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.

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 in PaintShop Pro.

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.

Using Templates to Create Custom Calendars

See how easy it is to create custom calendars using your own photos and a calendar template. Download the free template and follow along with the tutorial.

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 types of selection tools, what are the different options and modes available for each selection tool, and how to use them.

Removing the Red-eye Effect

Learn how to correct the red-eye effect - a common problem in photos - with the Red Eye Removal tools in PaintShop Pro.

Applying Film and Filter Effects

This tutorial will show you how to add preset film effects and colorful creative filters to your photos for a unique look.

How to Use Collage Templates

Download the free template and follow along as we show you how to add your own photos to create a beautiful collage to decorate your walls or give as a gift.

Cropping and Resizing Images

In this tutorial you will learn how to crop your photos to fit a standard print size, and how to resize your photos for sharing and printing.

Rotating and Mirroring Images

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 Perspective and Straighten Tools

Learn how to fix crooked horizons using the Straighten tool and change the angle of your photo with the Perspective tool.

Using Fill Light and Clarity

See how the Fill Light and Clarity tool brightens shadows or darkens light areas without affecting other portions of an image

Using the Makeover Tools

Let PaintShop Pro be your makeup artist! Learn how to use the Blemish Fixer, Toothbrush, Scratch Remover, and Skin Smoothing tools, to produce flawless faces.

Adding Instant Effects

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Instant Effects palette to enhance your images with photo filters for artistic, portrait, landscape and other styles.

How to Use Scripts

Scripts are the easiest way to transform your photos from ordinary to extraordinary and this tutorial will show you just how easy it is.

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