Category Archives: Tips & Tutorials

Organizing your digital kits

Organizing your digital kits

Do you gather kit after kit, after kit? Do you take advantage of all good sales? Are you drawn to download free kits, and blog train kits? If so, you are not alone. That is very common in digital scrapbookers. However, having so many kits on your hard drive can be a nightmare when you… Continue Reading

Find that font

Find that font

Wherever you look, whether it is on the internet, in print media or any digital media, text is ever present. Fonts used are always more interesting than the previous ones. Although some fonts are pretty standard and easy to recognize, sometimes, our eyes will catch a font that is more unique and distinctive. Sometimes, we… Continue Reading

Resizing images the right way

Resizing images the right way

When you need to use an image for a project, it is unlikely that you will be able to use it just like that, without resizing it. New cameras take huge images and most of the time, that is just too large for what we need. What do we need to do? Simple: resize them.… Continue Reading

Add dimension with shadows

Add dimension with shadows

Sometimes, you might download or purchase a quick page and you would like to add shadows where there isn’t any. This can be a challenge or it can be easy. It all depend on the element you want to shadow. Single color elements or those with very defined edges will work better. Continue Reading

Some advanced settings for your PSP

Some advanced settings for your PSP

In a previous blog post, we looked at a few basic settings you might want to apply when you first start working with Paintshop Pro. I hope you found them useful. If you are using PSP often, you will find that there are more ways to speed up your workflow or make it easier with… Continue Reading

Terms of use – What is that?

Terms of use – What is that?

If you are doing digital scrapbooking or card making and download or purchase various supplies, you will often see some acronyms on the previews of those products. In addition, you will almost always find a document in the zip file with TOU in the filename. TOU means Terms of Use. But what the heck is… Continue Reading

Create your own alpha

Create your own alpha

Creating titles for layouts, if you choose to add one, can be done with the Text tool in Paintshop Pro or using an alpha. Some kits will have alphas, some won’t. And although some kits might have alphas, maybe it is not the way you would like to have one. So what can you do?… Continue Reading

Setting up your PSP

Setting up your PSP

Once you have worked with Paintshop Pro for a while, you likely have found some details in the customization of your workspace that will suit your own work flow. Can you improve on it? Possible. Maybe there are some basic customisation that you don’t know about, you never thought of. But if you are new… Continue Reading

What’s new in X9

What’s new in X9

Today, August 16, 2016, is the official release of Paintshop Pro version X9. Whether you have version X8 or an older version, what will you find in this one? Of course, everything that was in X8 is also included in X9, but it also has some new features. Let’s look at some of the most… Continue Reading

Which files do you need to export in PSP?

Which files do you need to export in PSP?

Paintshop Pro includes several functions to export various files and content so they will be used inside specific tools of the program. This export command will convert files from something generic, into a program specific file format. How do you know when you need to export a file and when you don’t need to? Let’s… Continue Reading

Text on path in Paintshop Pro

Text on path in Paintshop Pro

Paintshop Pro, like several other popular graphic programs, allow the user to add text along a specific path, to create various effects. The path could be a simple circle, but it could also be the contour of an element. Although the process is very simple, there are a few tips that could help you make… Continue Reading

Using the VectorTube script

Using the VectorTube script

In Paintshop Pro, you can place text along a vector path for some very creative effects, but what about picture tubes? Can you place them along a path quickly without having the move elements one by one and measure the spacing every time? Of course! There is a better way, and that is by using… Continue Reading

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