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Using “reversed” shadows

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.

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Fixing your workspace

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?

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10 minutes to scrap – Text and Title

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.

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Featured Resource –

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

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