Category Archives: Tips & Tutorials

Fun with titles

Fun with titles

Typically, a scrapbook page will include a title. It is not mandatory but it is quite common. But what kind of title could you use? In fact, the decision is made difficult mainly because there are so many possible options that it is hard to pick only one. Sometimes, we have certain preferences and tend to use the same type of title, but there are many more. How about exploring new ideas for your next project? Continue Reading

Using the Straighten tool in PSP

Using the Straighten tool in PSP

When taking pictures, it is common to have it slightly angled. This will show up more if you have an obvious vertical or horizontal element and it might look odd. Sometimes, it could be the horizon, sometimes, it could be a door frame or a wall. But you can fix this with Paintshop Pro. Continue Reading

How to use scrapbooking templates

How to use scrapbooking templates

A few weeks ago, another post was explaining how to use PSP templates as they are available in recent versions of Paintshop Pro. However, digital scrapbookers have a wide array of possible layered templates available in various online stores. Let’s have a look at how they are used with Paintshop Pro. Continue Reading

Shadows or no shadow

Shadows or no shadow

Digital scrapbooking is often a digital representation of traditional paper scrapbooking, and as such, it would require some shadowing to show the 3D effect that you would get. Not adding shadows will leave your work look flat. However, there are times when digital scrapbook projects will NOT need shadows. Let’s see what those are. Continue Reading

How to use masks in PSP

How to use masks in PSP

Masks can be a great tool to create a different cut out for photos or papers or to create a frame around elements we want to focus on. Masks come in a variety of shapes and are available just about everywhere. Let’s see how you can use those resources in your Paintshop Pro. Continue Reading

How to use PSP templates

How to use PSP templates

With version X9, Corel introduced templates to its Paintshop Pro. Those templates are meant to help users create graphic projects faster. They range from social media headers to greeting cards or even to business brochures. For anyone new to the process, let’s have a look at how you can use those. Continue Reading

Folding a Ribbon the Right Way

Folding a Ribbon the Right Way

Ribbons (or tapes) are common elements in digital scrapbooking kits and layouts. If you have straight ribbons, you might want to use them in a different way, and fold them to create various elements. Folding a ribbon is more than just layering two pieces to make them “look” folded. An incorrect fold will often give… Continue Reading

What is the compression?

What is the compression?

When you save files, in Paintshop Pro or other programs, it has a certain “size”. If a file is too big, we often mention “zipping” the file to make it smaller and easier to store or send by email. In the case of a JPG image, there is another type of “compression” that can be… Continue Reading

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