In creating digital projects, we have to be well aware of the power of shadows so we can replicate their effect and avoid a flat digital look, especially if we want to have a realistic layout. You already know that shadows will indicate the source of the light, the thickness of the element, and its distance from the surface the shadow is cast on. However, there is another way to use the Drop Shadow command in PaintShop Pro to mean something else.
We are getting close to the end of our scrapbook project. We have all the elements we wanted, and they are placed pretty much at their final location. Of course, you can still tweak your project, as long as you keep a .pspimage version of it. The beauty of digital scrapbooking.
When you have a photo, sometimes, you would like to add a little something that was not in the photo. It could be for a laugh or something more serious but adding a new element to a photo can be used in many contexts. Let's see how we can add a simple element to an ordinary photo.
In various projects, adding text is essential, whether it is for a title, a name or additional information. By default, text will be displayed in a straight line. However, with PaintShop Pro, one can get very creative and place the text in different ways, following a different path.
After building the base of your page, with photos, papers and text, you already have a very good idea of what your project will look like. At this point, although you can still tweak here and there, the changes are likely to be minimal. In this 10-minutes, let's add some embellishments.
When you work with PaintShop Pro, you have the option to use one of the default display for the workspace or customize it to suit your own needs and preferences. Once you are set, it is important to SAVE your workspace. Follow this tutorial to learn how to do so. However, once in a while, some palettes or toolbars seem to disappear or misbehave. What is happening? And how do you fix that?
When working with text in PaintShop Pro, you are likely to need to go back to it, to edit the spelling, to add more text, to change some attributes, etc. But how do you get that cursor to appear or the text to get highlighted? Let's have a look at a few tips that could help you.
Although you can get some stitching that was photographed and then extracted, you might want to create your own, with a different color, or length, or path. You can do that easily using simple tools in PaintShop Pro.
Pic-to-Painting is a new plugin available starting with PaintShop Pro 2019. It is free and can generate some very interesting results from any photo, whether they are particularly great to start with, or maybe not that great!
At this point, you should already have your project "almost" done. With the photos fixed, the papers chosen, layered and arranged, it will be time to add some journaling and a title. Although a picture is worth a thousand words, it does not always convey all the information YOU know about it, so anyone else looking at it won't get the whole story if you don't write it.
Glitters can come in many formats, whether they are seamless tiles, papers or brushes. You can use any of those to add a festive touch to any element, text or design. The process is simple and there are a couple of basic techniques that you can use.
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.
This time around, I am proud to introduce a Campus member that I actually met in real life.