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.
Whether you are a designer creating a complete set of scrapbooking elements or just an avid card maker wanting to choose the perfect color, it is often useful to create a basic palette of colors that are harmonious to yield an eye-pleasing result. Various tools are available online to help you generate such a series of coordinating colors. Let's have a look at some you can use to create your own palette starting with your chosen color.
Whether you are following a tutorial from the DIAMOND membership, attending a live class in the Campus or watching a YouTube video where I demonstrate various techniques, you might be wondering if we are using the same version, because my workspace and tools seem to be different from yours. Don't worry. The reason they look different is that I have customized it to suit MY preferences. If you want to recreate the same workspace, you can follow the steps below. If you prefer your own, it is totally fine. Neither one is better than the other.
Starting with version X9, PaintShop Pro has a new gradient tool called the Gradient Fill. It added a level of flexibility to the regular gradient tool and makes its use so much simpler. Let's have a look at that tool in more detail and how you can use it in your next projects.
If you have looked through scrapbook galleries, you might notice that some layouts are square, and others are rectangular. Is there a difference and if so, what is it? what are the pros and cons of each size?
If you are a PaintShop Pro user, you might have found and used some scripts, which are a series of automated commands to accomplish various tasks for you, faster or more accurately (or both). However, running a script will occasionally lead to an error (and an annoying sound). Most failures will show an error message that will be meaningful to the user, or the one coding the script.