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Project idea  –  Spot the difference

Project idea – Spot the difference

Have you ever played "Spot the differences" in newspaper or magazine publications? They can be fun and depending on the creator, they could be good for kids or adults. Have you ever considered making some yourself for your next family gathering? It could be a way to keep the kids quiet or get the adults scratching their head a bit. With PaintShop Pro, you have a great tool to make just that. Continue Reading

The Layers Palette in PaintShop Pro

The Layers Palette in PaintShop Pro

We all know the importance of layers in working on projects in PaintShop Pro. They are very important and can be manipulated in various ways to yield different results and effects. The Layers Palette includes a large number of icons, each of them giving you access to different functions to create a masterpiece. Let’s have… Continue Reading

How to use spiral binding

How to use spiral binding

In the fall, we have a lot of back to school theme projects, and notebooks could be part of those projects. Adding a spiral binding to a notebook we created to showcase a photo or artwork could give that unique effect to the image. Let’s see how to achieve a realistic look. Continue Reading

A simple way to extract elements

A simple way to extract elements

Whether you are doing scrapbooking, cards, or collages, you might want to extract a particular element from a photo to use separately as a decoration. There are multiple ways to select the outline of an element, ranging from the simplest Magic Wand to the Object Extractor. What tool you will use will depend on various… Continue Reading

The Perspective Correction Tool

The Perspective Correction Tool

When you take pictures of objects, buildings or surroundings, you might not always be able to place yourself perfectly straight in front of it to take a centered and proportional photo. You might be at a slight angle because of the physical environment, or maybe you were just too much in a hurry to move… Continue Reading

Scanning with your Paintshop Pro

Scanning with your Paintshop Pro

Do you have a scanner at home? Typically, you will likely be scanning images and photos, save them onto your hard drive, then open them in your Paintshop Pro. But did you know you could scan from Paintshop Pro too? It is a function that has been added in recent versions of PSP, and it… Continue Reading

Scanning resolution

Scanning resolution

If you have some older printed photos and you want to incorporate them into your next digital project, you will need to scan them. If you have a scanner at home, you are in luck, but there is one thing you need to be aware of: the scanning resolution. Continue Reading

6 ways to be nice to the Earth

6 ways to be nice to the Earth

Digital scrapbooking, by its very nature, will be an Earth-friendly alternative to traditional paper scrapbooking since it does not rely on physical products that need to be manufactured, that can generate waste and often require trips to a store to purchase them. So, if you are scrapbooking digitally, you are already doing something nice to the… Continue Reading

Are layers important?

Are layers important?

Some painting and drawing programs mostly relied on a single layer of paint as if the user was drawing on an actual layer of paper. Of course, skilled painters could managed to create masterpieces, but using a single layer has its limitations. Paintshop Pro, like other modern programs, use layers to give flexibility to the user.… Continue Reading

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