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Our next presentation

Date: May 4th, 2014

Time: 5PM Eastern time (GMT-5)

Topic: Great Gradients with PSP - Part 2

Gradients are like a rainbow...

... with so much to discover

  • all those scary settings
  • creating your own gradients without fear
  • using those gradients in unique ways (I am sure they are new to you!)

 

What is a tube...

... and what it isn't

  • a new tool to discover
  • many settings to play with
  • images that can follow your cursor!

 

Transform your photos...

... even the bad ones (and nobody will know)

  • convert your photo into a text portrait
  • add a splash of color with brushes and mask
  • explode your subject at will

 

There is MAGIC in the air

... just catch it with PSP

  • add fairy dust
  • light up with energy
  • display big dreams on the wall

 

Stretch your imagination even more

... with a sketch that will turn into art

  • create custom cards and envelopes
  • embellish your signature
  • create custom calendar for yourself or as presents

 

Stretch your imagination

... with a sketch that will start it all

  • create your own layered template
  • modify the basic template in many ways
  • create cards
  • create Facebook cover images

 

Even more ways to show off!

... what is important

  • use your papers or even just solid colors
  • frame or journaling: two in one
  • those elements in a kit can also be used
  • give a hand made look with delicate or bold accents

 

Show off what is important!

... photos and more

  • a trick to avoid gaining weight
  • square and rectangular frames
  • a simple command with so many possibilities
  • use the photo to frame itself
  • create unique frames with tubes

 

Make your title the star!

... it deserves it, doesn't it?

  • Cutout, reflection (even with water)
  • Glass, or overlapped
  • Extruded or interlaced
  • Folded up

 

It is not just black or white

... but it is not grey either

  • What tools do you use for shading?
  • How do you get a 3D effect without the shadow?
  • Add shading that you CAN remove later
  • No more flat element!

 

More secrets about Text

... to play and create

  • Discover some hidden tricks
  • Use text to display photos
  • Go wild with text
  • Create custom Subway art

 

There is more to the Text tool than text

... even some non-text effects

  • Add text on path, even in reverse
  • Add text INSIDE a shape
  • Create chains with your own fonts
  • Discover new fonts for unique results

 

Now you can extract just about anything

... even those impossible curly hair

  • See how and when to use the masking technique
  • Use a new tool in PSP to do the hard work for you
  • Use an old favorite tool in much easier way
  • And just a little trick to finish off those "imperfect" extractions

 

Turn your photos into something unique

Even bad photos can make great art

  • Draw on a traditional blackboard with chalk
  • Even blurred photos can become a pop art poster
  • Get a blueprint without an architect

 

A masterpiece at your fingertips

No photo is left ordinary anymore

  • Create a cartoon out of your photo
  • Sketch it (perfect for bad colors!)
  • Watercolors can look magical
  • Combine those techniques for even more stunning results

 

Let it do the work automatically

Save time by telling PSP to work on its own

  • See how you can record basic scripts
  • What can it do?
  • Open up those scripts and tweak them to get different results

 

In a hurry to finish a project?

Save time before and while you scrap

  • Get organized from the start
  • Create some shortcuts
  • Use time-saving tools

 

Going back in time?

You are a real time machine, did you know?

  • Add old fashion photo border
  • Control the color of the photo
  • Change the texture from neat to grainy and scratched
  • Add creases, folds, rips, bends, and more scratches

 

Are you afraid of your shadow?

Add real depth to flat images!

  • Is a shadow really black?
  • How do you add shadow to colored glass object?
  • What is an anti-shadow?
  • Shadows on the ground and the wall: some tricks.

 

Get me out of there!!

Take things and people out of their photos!

  • Is the Magic Wand really magic?
  • Selection tools that you can twist and turn?
  • Extract fuzzy and plushy objects with this ONE tool.
  • Make smooth curves SO MUCH easier with this tool.
  • Let's be creative with all those tools now!

 

What are you hiding?

There is a reason to play hide and seek!

  • What are masks anyways?
  • Use pre-loaded masks
  • Use overlays you already have
  • Create masks and save them

 

 

How do YOU work with PSP?

Just make it fit

  • Choose the color
  • Choose the toolbars and palettes
  • Move things all around
  • Make it fit YOUR need and YOUR workflow

 

What the heck is a Tube?

Something unique to Paintshop Pro

  • What are they?
  • How do I install them?
  • How do I use them?
  • How do I create my own?

 

What are YOU using brushes for?

Brushes are more than just for stamping!

  • Install brushes you gather from the net, even older versions
  • Play with the basic brush tool settings
  • Even more options with the Brush variance palette
  • Brush precisely along an edge, like a pro!

 

Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

You can be a master painter!

  • Colorize black and white element
  • Change colors of only parts of elements
  • Add colors where there is none
  • Add colors to black and white or old sepia photos
  • Change the color of your outfit

 

Are you afraid of Vectors?

They are easier to tame than you think!

 

  • Draw your own vector shape
  • Export your custom shape
  • Write text along the edge of elements
  • Add tubes and brushes along a path

 

More layers, more fun!

You will find layers all around you

 

  • Layered Templates
  • Element Templates
  • Paper Templates
  • Texture Templates

 

Seamless designs you won't find elsewhere

 

  • use the Seamless Tiling tool in PSP
  • turn a png element into a seamless tile
  • turn a photo into a seamless background
  • create seamless design from scratch

 

Add magic to your night photos

 

  • create your own starry sky
  • add lit windows
  • add street lighting
  • keep closer subjects in the light
  • add Christmas decorations
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    Fall or winter photos in minutes

    No need to wait for next season!

     

    • turn a daytime photo to an evening or night time photo
    • turn a summer photo into a fall or winter photo
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    Get the best shadows ever!

    • simple shadows
    • lifted elements
    • cluster shadows
    • fantasy shadows
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