PaintShop Pro Tools

PaintShop Pro Tools

In this series of tutorials, we’ll review the key tools on the PaintShop Pro toolbar. From beginner tools for selecting, moving, straightening and cropping your images, to more advanced tools for adding text, making selections, and removing backgrounds, you’ll learn how to use each tool and get helpful tips, tricks and shortcuts that may surprise even the most experienced user.

Overview of the Tools Toolbar in PaintShop Pro

This tutorial provides an overview of PaintShop Pro’s Tools toolbar, where you will find all the key tools for basic to advanced photo editing tasks.

How to Pan in PaintShop Pro

Learn how pan in PaintShop Pro using the Pan tool, the Overview palette, and time-saving keyboard shortcuts to move around on your image.

How to Zoom in PaintShop Pro

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the Zoom tool in PaintShop Pro to zoom in and out while you are editing your images and photos.

How to Use the Pick Tool in PaintShop Pro

Learn the basics of selecting and moving objects with the Pick tool in PaintShop Pro, plus transformation options like rotate, resize, and shear.

How to Use the Move Tool in PaintShop Pro

This tutorial will show you how to use the Move tool to move multiple elements or layers together as one on your PaintShop Pro canvas.

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.

How to Use the Magic Wand Selection Tool

Learn how to use the Magic Wand selection tool in PaintShop Pro to select an object, and how to adjust the various settings to achieve a perfect selection.

Making a Fine-detail Selection

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Smart Selection tool and Edit Selection mode to create a fine-detail selection, then remove and replace the background.

Sampling and Selecting Colors with the Dropper Tool

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Dropper tool to sample a foreground or background color from any open image.

How to Crop Photos

PaintShop Professional Carole Asselin shows you the different ways you can crop your photos to remove unwanted elements or improve your composition.

How to Straighten a Photo

Learning how to straighten a photo is a key step in photo editing. You can easily correct your crooked photos with PaintShop Pro’s Straighten tool.

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 in PaintShop Pro.

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.

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.

Using the Clone Brush

Learn the basics of using PaintShop Pro’s Clone Brush to cover unwanted parts of an image or to copy areas or objects from one image to another.

How to Use the SmartClone Tool

From simple retouching to intricate composite images, the new SmartClone feature in PaintShop Pro 2020 is clone technology at its finest.

How to Use the Object Remover in PaintShop Pro

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Object Remover tool to remove people or objects and replace with source material from another part of your photo.

How to Use the Scratch Remover Tool in PaintShop Pro

Learn how to use the Scratch Remover tool in PaintShop Pro to easily remove scratches, cracks, and other linear elements from your photos.

Using the Brush Tools

The brush tools in PaintShop Pro offer countless ways to work creatively with your images. This tutorial will show you how.

How to Add Dodge and Burn Highlights

Get some tips from PaintShop Professional Bob Taylor on how to add subtle light and dark highlights to enhance your photos.

How to Use the Eraser Tool in PaintShop Pro

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use PaintShop Pro’s Eraser tool to erase unwanted areas of your photo to transparency or semi-transparency.

Creating Transparent Backgrounds with the Background Eraser

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Background Eraser to remove the background of a photo, creating a transparent background you can fill with a new photo.

How to Use the Flood Fill Tool in PaintShop Pro

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Flood Fill tool in PaintShop Pro to fill areas of your images with colors, gradients, or patterns.

How to Change the Color of an Object

This tutorial will show you how to use the Color Changer tool in PaintShop Pro to change the color of an object or selected area in your image.

Creating Gradients in PaintShop Pro

With the Gradient Fill tool in PaintShop Pro, you can save time by dropping a gradient directly onto an image, and then drag and drop color swatches and move nodes to alter the gradient to your liking.

How to Use the Picture Tube Tool

PaintShop Pro's Picture Tube tool allows you to stamp a graphic onto your image with a single click, or even spray a number of graphics to create a streamer effect.

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 Use the Frame Tool

See how to use PaintShop Pro’s new Frame tool to quickly and easily create digital layouts and add your images to a variety of frame shapes and sizes.

How to Use the Pen Tool in PaintShop Pro

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s Pen tool to create lines and curves using different line modes and adjusting the various tool option settings.

Painting with the Art Media Tools

Discover the artist in you with the Art Media tools in PaintShop Pro. Learn how to use the paints, palettes and brush settings.

How to Use the Shape Tools in PaintShop Pro

Learn how to use PaintShop Pro’s shape tools to create and customize rectangles, ellipses, and polygons, plus preset shapes like callouts and arrows.

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