Category Archives: Tips & Tutorials

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

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

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