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? Visit our PaintShop Pro brushes page to see more tutorials and download FREE samples from our various brush collections.

Want to get FREE Brushes?

Along with the default brushes that are included with PaintShop Pro, 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 2018, click on the Home icon and select the Creative Content tab to display the Creative Brush pack offer
  • in PaintShop Pro X8 and X9, go to Help > Welcome, 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.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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  • ep giovannini Reply

    Nice presentation guys, but let’s add variety and more creativity to the colors and samples!

    EP Giovannini

    January 3, 2019 at 6:19 pm

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