Category Archives: Tips & Tutorials

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

The old ways of using Paintshop Pro

The old ways of using Paintshop Pro

Paintshop Pro has gone through many versions, and if you are a long time user, you probably used more than one version yourself. With each new release, come some new features, new settings, and sometimes, new ways of using the program. At times, those new elements are great. At other times, we miss “the old… Continue Reading

What is anti-alias?

What is anti-alias?

You might have seen the check box for Anti-Alias when you are activating a selection tool in Paintshop Pro, but what is it really? Why would you need to check that box? How will it affect your selection? Let’s have a look at this function. Continue Reading

I need to reinstall Paintshop Pro

I need to reinstall Paintshop Pro

We all have experienced the pain of reinstalling our programs, whether it is after a reformat of our existing computer, when upgrading to a new one or just when we need to reinstall a specific program that started misbehaving. It is long and tedious and something nobody really is looking forward to go through. If… Continue Reading

How to paint wordart elements

How to paint wordart elements

It is common that you will find some great wordart and they are only in black. Of course, you can use them like that, or you can adjust the brightness to make them white or grey. But what if you want them in a different color altogether? What if you want them green or blue,… Continue Reading

4 ways to use small pictures

4 ways to use small pictures

Although now, everyone seems to have a camera or a smart phone that will take very large pictures, maybe you have some printed photos that were scanned a long time ago and ended up with a smaller size than you would like to have. Getting a photo that is 3000 pixels wide is quite common… Continue Reading

How to install brushes in Paintshop Pro

How to install brushes in Paintshop Pro

Paintshop Pro has great tools, and they come with a certain number of supplies to use. Brushes can be used for lots of projects and effects, but the number of brush tips available by default is quite limited, which means that you might want to add to your collection. Let’s see how you can do… Continue Reading

Are you a pirate?

Are you a pirate?

Ever since the arrival of digital content, we have started hearing about piracy. People have copied and shared songs, movies, games and programs. A formal definition of piracy would be “the unauthorized use or reproduction of another’s work”. In the digital world, it basically means “sharing what you should not share”.   Continue Reading

Everything needs a shadow… almost

Everything needs a shadow… almost

In working with graphic projects, we have to create the illusion of realism on our own, but in order to accomplish that, we have to initially observe and understand what nature shows us, every single day. Shadows are one of those elements that we don’t usually notice unless it is wrong or odd, or until… Continue Reading

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