Cropping is often used to fit an image into a limited space or to get rid of unwanted parts of a photo. Typically, cropping is done with a rectangle but it can also be done for other shapes. The process is similar but has a couple of slight differences. Let's see how you can crop a regular rectangular image into a circle.
Whether you are creating a collage, photo compositions or scrapbook elements, you might be looking for some realistic textures for wood, pavements, bricks, and others. Taking pictures yourself might be the best solution but it is typically less practical because you might not have that particular texture close by to photograph. That is why you can use a great resource site like Textures.com
You might have often seen references to choosing a color and been given codes that look like this #FA4502. But what does it mean and how can you use those codes? Let's have a look at how you can use those codes in your graphic projects in PaintShop Pro.
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You might have found some interesting fonts that you would like to use in PaintShop Pro, but typically, you might not want to install every single "cool" font because, although you might want to use them with a graphics program, installing a font means it will also be available in any other program, including text editors like Word, which might not be what you want, if you fall in love with hundreds of fonts!
Although our newest Gold Star is Britt, she is far from a newcomer in the Campus as she has been with us for a few years already. Let's meet her now.
You might have seen some fancy swirls as backgrounds for various projects, and might wonder how they were created. One possible plugin that could be used is Sinedots II. It is a plugin that works fine with PaintShop Pro.
PaintShop Pro has one command that is used very often, and it is the Drop Shadow. Typically, a user will take advantage of this command to add depth and volume to a project, to show the thickness of an element or make it look like it is coming off the surface. But it can also be used for other purposes. Let's look further into this command.
You might have some evening photos and you wish the lights were on to give a glow to the overall image. Maybe you took the picture just a bit too early in the day for the lights to be on or someone just didn't turn them on. Nevertheless, you can add some light with your PaintShop Pro.
PaintShop Pro is a program that offers a lot of options to customize the interface to suit every user's individual needs and preferences. Everyone might use a different set of tools and commands based on their workflow and type of work. One way to make this work faster and easier is by creating a custom toolbar that will include the most used commands in one place.
Scrapbooking is an activity that can mean many things to different people. Some will love the creative aspect of it and will do everything from scratch. Others will like to show photos and tell stories. Some people have a lot of time, others, not so much. Quick pages can be used by many scrappers, also for different reasons.
Creating a complete layout could take some time and feel overwhelming, especially if you have many photos to use and several pages you plan on doing. Did you follow the previous tutorials to work 10 minutes at the time? If so, you might already have several projects on the go, so let's see what you can do in the next 10 minutes.
With most projects you will create with PaintShop Pro, you will likely need to select a color. Although there are some swatches and palettes you can use, you will often need to pick a specific color for your project based on a photo or another element. That is when you will need the Dropper tool.
Whether you are creating scrapbook layouts, posters, greeting cards or other projects, you are likely to use the Text tool, and to make something unique, you will often want to use different fonts for different effects. Where do you find fonts for your projects without breaking the bank? DaFont is one of those reliable resources that you can count on.
Have you ever encountered the term "Pocket scrapbooking" and wondered what that is? Have you seen kits with strangely similar size of cards and asked yourself why those designers are always using elements that are so similar instead of being unique to their own style? Let's have a look at Pocket Scrapbooking.