Sue, sometimes when I’ve been using Paintshop Pro for a while and it starts to slow, if I exit, delete temporary files by either using a program such as Ccleaner or you can go to Start-Run- type in……..cleanmgr /sagerun: 99 and hit enter.
The first time you type this in a box will pop up and you choose which things you want it to clean or you can get there by typing into Run cleanmgr /sageset: 99 (don’t forget the space following cleanmgr and space following the colon)…Then run the first one and it will automatically run.
After I do this PSP will often run much faster again. I had the same problem trying to make the garland. As I was following Carole’s excellent instructions, and changing the Brush Variance settings, I couldn’t get the garland to run slowly across, not until I performed the above.
Hope this helps.