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Something about shadows

Date: August 8th, 2021
Time: the presentation will start at 5PM Eastern time (your time)
Topic: Something about Shadows

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Heritage Scrapbooking – part 2

  • create a fan-shaped family tree
  • showcase written documents
  • wrap text between your photos

Heritage Scrapbooking 

  • create a pedigree family tree 
  • showcase photos as a timeline
  • add the stories that you have gathered

Art Media with PaintShop Pro

  • discover the Art Media tools
  • showcase unique textures
  • mix colors to expand your palette
  • paint or draw a masterpiece 

Using element templates

  • use paper templates, whether they are layered or not
  • colorize with the hue/saturation/lightness
  • colorize with blend modes for other colors
  • and you can paint details as needed too

Using Filter Forge with PSP

  • see what the plugin offers
  • see how the plugin works
  • create a unique alphabet with custom textures
  • turn a regular Google image into a pirate map

Use overlays on your photos

  • use png overlays like regular layers
  • add Bokeh, lights and fog to emphasize your subject
  • create a totally new scenery
  • turn ordinary photo into an extraordinary one

Playing with your PaintShop

  • use your workspace as a background
  • use out-of-bound outside your canvas
  • distort the Layers palette so someone can climb the layers
  • a powerful vacuum can suck out the color swatches

PaintShop Christmas – 5

  • create custom garlands
  • draw Christmas trees
  • design unique gnomes in the color and pattern to match your project

A Beautiful Mess

  • create a basic Bokeh effect
  • use random brush strokes for unique results
  • apply textures
  • play with blending modes

Ding! Ding! Dingbats!

  • find out what they are
  • find out what you can use them for
  • find out how versatile they can be
  • and where to get more once you get hooked on them

More scripts for PaintShop Pro

  • They can ask you to choose a font
  • They can ask you to open an image
  • They can ask you to make marks on the project
  • And you can use the Batch process if you have more work to do

Using scripts in PaintShop Pro

  • What are they?
  • How to install them?
  • How to use them?
  • How they save you so much time?

Templates to Go

  • Create templates from your existing projects
  • Turn the elements into reusable shapes
  • Find out tools to make this process faster

Get started with Templates

  • Quick-pages versus templates
  • templates in .psd format versus .pspimage format
  • trim photos and papers manually
  • or use scripts to finish even faster

Back off!

  • remove a boring background
  •  replace it with something better
  • create a new scenery
  • travel anywhere in the world

Further vectors

  • find the right way to export and name your preset shapes
  • create your own shapes from an image
  • create your styled lines
  • use vector paths to make templates

Vectors in action

  • Vector or Raster? What is the difference?
  • manipulate those nodes
  • play with the existing vector tools
  • edit letters in creative ways

It’s cold outside

  • use the Color Replacer tool
  • use the Magic Wand tool
  • use the color channels
  • create some icicles 

Pocket scrapbooking with PSP

  • use templates made for simple design
  • use tools to speed up your process
  • create your own custom templates
  • add your story with the Text Wrapping tool

PaintShop Christmas – 4

  • create a snow globe
  • create your own holiday cards

Shadow Challenges in PSP

  • transparent elements have shadows
  • laces are picky with the shadows
  • clusters need extra attention 
  • use shadows to tell a story

Spooky 2

  • create a zombie face
  • turn a person into a witch
  • learn various tools to make such transformations

Hold on!

  • paperclips can hold papers and photos
  • they can hold a name or a date
  • they can take any shape you want

Gradually Speaking

  • play with the saturation
  • play with the angles of the slats
  • play with the brightness and contrast
  • play with any other settings you want

Picture tubes in PaintShop Pro

  • what types of tubes do you have?
  • what are all those settings?
  • how can you create your own?

Get the scissors

  • find creative ways to cut photos
  • cut them straight
  • cut them at an angle
  • cut them all around

Over the top

  • use extra layers to add leaves 
  • add flower petals 
  • add snow 
  • add confetti 

Date it

  • create a ticket with a date
  • add dates on the photos in a different way
  • add a calendar like you rarely saw before

String Theory

  • create art with strings
  • explore various arrangements for the strings
  • add shadows
  • create a whole scene

Jewelry Making with PSP

  • create necklaces of custom pearls
  • create emeralds, rubies, and more precious gems
  • create gold or silver chain links
  • embed gems in gold elements

Lights and shadows

  • size of shadows matters
  • offset and blur
  • know where the light is coming from

Pop Up

  • create a whole decor
  • turn flat elements into standing ones
  • add 3D shadows
  • arrange your elements creatively

Overflowing

  • create depth
  • play with out-of-bounds
  • use multiple frames
  • and make your photos pop out

Spooky

  • turn people into vampires
  • turn a house into a haunted one
  • turn a relative into a ghost
  • make that ghost appear in a window

COLOR them Beautiful

  • colorize black and white photos
  • use the blend modes
  • use the adjustment layers
  • use the hue/saturation/lightness

No Kit Scrap – 3

  • create a custom mosaic
  • show your photo through text
  • weaving with photos can be a unique project

Let’s Fix It (again)

  • revive colors
  • fix damaged frames
  • replace missing sections
  • perform near miracles

Editor’s Note

  • display your story like a magazine
  • create a simple cover
  • display text in columns
  • showcase photos in a unique way
  • build a table of content 

Photo Fixes for Beginners

  • improve the colors
  • remove unwanted objects
  • align crooked photos
  • re-frame photos of photos

Peek-a-boo

  • look through a window
  • add a fence layer
  • layer with trees and branches
  • even peek through a keyhole

Winter Wonderland

  • add gentle snow falling 
  • add frost and snow on window panes
  • turn anything into blocks of ice

Customizing your PSP 2018

  • choose the workspace
  • change attributes to suit your workflow
  • create your own toolbar
  • set the program to use your supplies, wherever they are

Framing 101

  • create your own frames
  • save time with multiple borders
  • keep a template to reuse again
  • add fancy corners
  • create uniquely shaped frames with vectors

PaintShop Christmas – 3

  • make your paper tree
  • create a custom bauble
  • print out gift tags for everyone

Word Art with PSP – 2

  • create a crossword effect on a theme
  • shape your words and phrases
  • follow a path of your choice

Word Art with PaintShop Pro

  • turn a phrase into a fun title
  • create a frame with an inspirational quote
  • make a word cloud on a theme

Touch it!

  • see what all those settings are for
  • create your own textures
  • textures or patterns?
  • create graffiti

Photo cheats

  • correct the color
  • add depth with a blurred background
  • change the sky
  • add a Bokeh effect

Fantasy World

  • change the surrounding
  • add some magical glow
  • combine unique elements
  • make a completely new world

Blending through

  • change the color of elements to match your project
  • have fun with photos (especially if they are not perfect)
  • paint grey designs
  • create those double exposure effects

No Kit Scrap – 2

  • tweak characters in text
  • use spaces between text
  • create a cutout effect
  • and more…

Let’s Fix It

  • fix those old photos
  • replace missing sections
  • remove scratches and stains
  • remove blurred edges

Know where to Focus

  • add frames (different kinds)
  • add arrows and paths
  • add colors
  • and more …

Distorted on purpose – 2

  • you can curl a ribbon
  • you can flip papers
  • you can make waves
  • you can add shadows

Distorted on purpose

  • Make funny faces
  • Thread ribbons into smaller holes
  • Turn straight lines into doodles
  • Make a colorful sky appear
  • and more

PaintShop Christmas – 2

  • Create a 3D star
  • Create a template to make more stars
  • Add custom glitters 
  • A few tricks to create a holiday swag with decorations

Stitches everywhere

  • Stitch with regular fonts
  • Stitch with special fonts
  • Stitch with a brush
  • Create a realistic shadow for stitches

A question of perspective – 2

  • Flip elements
  • Curve elements
  • Straighten angled photos

A question of perspective

  • Build a deck
  • Add some railings
  • lift some papers

Template temptation

  • Add photos without measuring
  • Clip papers to fun shapes
  • Cluster elements faster
  • Add shadows easily

Ribbons and Bowa

  • make it easy and know what example to pick
  • measure and warp as needed
  • add the correct light and shading to make it look real

Made with Ribbons

  • go from straight to curled
  • create an alphabet or title with them
  • weave them to make a unique frame

Out of this World

  • a simple out of bound technique
  • a double out of bound (and in of bound)
  • use elegant frames too

Cuttin the Ribbon

  • fold your ribbons correctly
  • thread your ribbon through obstacles quickly
  • add frayed ends with a secret tool in PSP

Adjust what?

  • learn more about the Adjustment layers
  • make changes that you can change back, anytime
  • combine effects and adjustments

In the News with PaintShop Pro

  • create your own newspaper project
  • imagine the cover of your own magazine

Patchwork scrapping

  • create your own patchwork pattern
  • fill the sections with different effects
  • edge the pieces the way you want

PaintShop Christmas

  • create Bokeh effect
  • draw a custom ornament
  • build a tree out of ribbons

To Blur or Not to Blur

  • add focus
  • add speed
  • even create elements from scratch

Weather Wise with PSP

  • add rain
  • add falling snow
  • add snow and icicles to buildings
  • add frost to window panes

Learn the Ropes

  • can you draw with a rope?
  • how can you be very accurate?
  • how can you loop a rope on a tag?
  • and how can you create more intricate designs?

Lines Aligned

  • you know about the brush tool, right?
  • and you know about the vectors
  • but you can also use paint (yeah, like artist paint)
  • and you can draw lines with … the eraser too!

Selections Everywhere – 2

  • more about the freehand selection tool
  • auto-selection; does that exist?
  • vectors can be used for selections?
  • you can even “paint” a selection for fine details

Selections Everywhere

  • learn what those modes are for
  • anti-alias… what does that mean?
  • add and remove selections and change settings
  • a Magic Brush that really works like”magic”

Alpha Making – 2

  • add stitching and thickness
  • make it into glass or acrylic
  • 3D letters can be fun and are easy to make
  • old metal letters need rust too

Alpha Making

  • create a full alphabet on a single sheet
  • separate them into individual files
  • complete the process the long way
  • or use tools to make it faster

No Kit Scrap

  • create an even mosaic of photos
  • create ribbons, eyelets and gold elements
  • insert photos just like on a real board
  • decorate with the photos themselves

Gold rush

  • create glitter tiles
  • embellish edges with glitters
  • sprinkle gold dust along the edges
  • manufacture your own gold coin

On the Edge

  • use tubes and brushes along a vector path
  • use fonts to add stitching
  • draw perfectly parallel lines along the edges
  • create a distressed edge

Get rid of it!

  • use some obvious tools
  • use some lesser known tools
  • discover the newest tool and how to use it
  • add all those to your toolbox and pick the best

PSP in stitches

  • use fonts you have to stitch
  • use Line Styles
  • use unique fonts for a fantastic effect
  • see how to add realism to your stitches

Monogramming in Style

  • edit those vector letters for a new look
  • embellish simple letters with elements
  • create a patchwork to display multiple papers

The Brush Variance – 2

  • play with the Eraser tool
  • add spots with the Eraser tool
  • create fun backgrounds

The Brush Variance

  • what is that scary looking palette?
  • create some neat shapes and elements
  • draw some intricate lacy edges
  • create a unique Bokeh background for your project

Title Work – 2

  • hand writing with a cheat
  • coloring like a kid
  • doodling lines (like you are bored in a meeting)
  • even using alphas in a dynamic way

Great Gradients in PSP – 2

  • colorful flowers
  • unusual text
  • mask unwanted areas of photos
  • add intriguing effects to ordinary photos

Great Gradients in PSP

  • all those scary settings
  • creating your own gradients without fear
  • using those gradients in unique ways (I am sure they are new to you!)

Tubes with Direction

  • a new tool to discover
  • many settings to play with
  • images that can follow your cursor!

Photo-Graphics with PSP – 3

  • convert your photo into a text portrait
  • add a splash of color with brushes and mask
  • explode your subject at will

Create Magic with PSP

  • add fairy dust
  • light up with energy
  • display big dreams on the wall

Stretch-a-Sketch – 2

  • create custom cards and envelopes
  • embellish your signature
  • create custom calendar for yourself or as presents

Stretch-a-Sketch

  • create your own layered template
  • modify the basic template in many ways
  • create cards
  • create Facebook cover images

Framed with PSP – 2

  • use your papers or even just solid colors
  • frame or journaling: two in one
  • those elements in a kit can also be used
  • give a hand made look with delicate or bold accents

Framed with PSP

  • a trick to avoid gaining weight
  • square and rectangular frames
  • a simple command with so many possibilities
  • use the photo to frame itself
  • create unique frames with tubes

Title Work

  • Cutout, reflection (even with water)
  • Glass, or overlapped
  • Extruded or interlaced
  • Folded up

Many Shades of Grey

  • What tools do you use for shading?
  • How do you get a 3D effect without the shadow?
  • Add shading that you CAN remove later
  • No more flat element!

Texting again with PSP

  • Discover some hidden tricks
  • Use text to display photos
  • Go wild with text
  • Create custom Subway art

Texting with PSP

  • Add text on path, even in reverse
  • Add text INSIDE a shape
  • Create chains with your own fonts
  • Discover new fonts for unique results

Advanced Extraction Techniques with PSP

  • Learn to use the masking technique
  • Use a new tool in PSP to do the hard work for you
  • Use an old favorite tool in much easier way
  • Finish off those “imperfect” extractions

Photo-Graphics with PSP – 2

  • Draw on a traditional blackboard with chalk
  • Even blurred photos can become a pop art poster
  • Get a blueprint without an architect

Photo-Graphics with PSP

  • Create a cartoon out of your photo
  • Sketch it (perfect for bad colors!)
  • Watercolors can look magical
  • Combine those techniques for even more stunning results

Scripting in PSP

  • See how you can record basic scripts
  • What can it do?
  • Open up those scripts and tweak them to get different results

Scrapbooking on a Deadline

  • Get organized from the start
  • Create some shortcuts
  • Use time-saving tools

Getting it Old with PSP

  • Add old fashion photo border
  • Control the color of the photo
  • Change the texture from neat to grainy and scratched
  • Add creases, folds, rips, bends, and more scratches

Advanced Shadowing with PSP

  • Is a shadow really black?
  • How do you add shadow to colored glass object?
  • What is an anti-shadow?
  • Shadows on the ground and the wall: some tricks

Basic Extraction with PSP

  • Is the Magic Wand really magic?
  • Selection tools that you can twist and turn?
  • Extract fuzzy and plushy objects 
  • Make smooth curves with this tool.
  • Let’s be creative with all those tools now!

Masking in PSP

  • What are masks anyways?
  • Use pre-loaded masks
  • Use overlays you already have
  • Create masks and save them

Customizing your PSP

  • Choose the color
  • Choose the toolbars and palettes
  • Move things all around
  • Make it fit YOUR need and YOUR workflow

Picture Tubes in PSP

  • What are they?
  • How do I install them?
  • How do I use them?
  • How do I create my own?

Brush Word in PSP

  • Install brushes you gather from the net, even older versions
  • Play with the basic brush tool settings
  • Even more options with the Brush variance palette
  • Brush precisely along an edge, like a pro!

Color Your World

  • Colorize black and white element
  • Change colors of only parts of elements
  • Add colors where there is none
  • Add colors to black and white or old sepia photos

Playing with Vectors

  • Draw your own vector shape
  • Export your custom shape
  • Write text along the edge of elements
  • Add tubes and brushes along a path

Using Layered Templates with PSP

  • Layered Templates
  • Element Templates
  • Paper Templates
  • Texture Templates

Seamless Design with PSP

  • use the Seamless Tiling tool in PSP
  • turn a png element into a seamless tile
  • turn a photo into a seamless background
  • create seamless design from scratch

Details in the Night

  • create your own starry sky
  • add lit windows
  • add street lighting
  • keep closer subjects in the light
  • add Christmas decorations

Be the master of Time

  • turn a daytime photo to an evening or night time photo
  • turn a summer photo into a fall or winter photo

Realistic Shadows in Scrapbooking with PSP

  • simple shadows
  • lifted elements
  • cluster shadows
  • fantasy shadows