Category Archives: Tips & Tutorials

Adding texture to papers

Adding texture to papers

Whatever project you want to create, sometimes a perfectly even background paper would look “fake” so you might want to add some unevenness to it in order to give a more realistic look. There are different ways to create such variations. Whatever approach you use might depend on your supplies and your own preferences. Continue Reading

Creating your own preset shapes in PSP

Creating your own preset shapes in PSP

Preset shapes can be very useful when doing graphic work for several reasons: you can reuse them over and over again, and being vector format, they can be used in any size you need without losing quality. And furthermore, there are some advantages in having some vector shapes to use with other tools and commands. But… Continue Reading

Framing your project

Framing your project

Whether you are working on a scrapbook layout or a card, you might want to add a final touch to wrap it up, and adding a frame around it might be just that little extra detail that will complete it. Of course, we are not talking about an actual frame, like you would use around a… Continue Reading

How to use the Batch Process in PSP

How to use the Batch Process in PSP

It is common when working with photos and graphics, to want to execute the same edits or the same adjustments on several photos. Doing it manually on a dozen photos might be still manageable, but if you have hundreds of them, it definitely becomes tedious. But there is one function in Paintshop Pro that allows… Continue Reading

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… 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

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