Hints, Tips, and Tuts
by Roxy Triebel
I have seen a lot of websites devoted to tutorials for Paint Shop Pro. Most, however, deal mostly with text effects and other web-related graphics. I have seen only a few websites with information about using PSP for working with photographs (there may be more out there that I haven't found yet), so I decided to put up a site of my own. I hope you find it useful.
This section of my web site is under heavy construction. More tips may be added as I think of them. The photography-related tips assume that your monitor has been calibrated (Jasc's website has instructions on how to calibrate your monitor).
Most of these were written back when I was using PSP 7. I have PSP 9 now, but have not yet found time to get around to updating all the tips yet.
Brush and Tool Tips
Links to other PSP web sites
I know there must be hundreds of PSP-related web sites. I will try to put links to some of the most useful ones here.
- Jasc - the makers of Paint Shop Pro
- Camp Ratty - A very comprehensive Paint Shop Pro site, with a list of frequently asked technical questions, links to PSP-related sites, several good photo retouching tutorials, and lots of other useful information.
- PSP Tutorial Links - This is a collection of links to other websites with tutorials for Paint Shop Pro. The links are categorized by subject (Image Effects, Photo Retouching, Sig Tags, etc.) and further rated by which version of PSP they are intended for.
- RetouchPro - A useful site for anyone interested in retouching photographs. They have forums, challenges (you can try your hand at restoring and/or retouching photographs provided by other users), tutorials, etc. Much of the information currently relates to Photoshop, but I have seen several of the challenge responses that were done using Paint Shop Pro, PhotoImpact, and various other image editing programs.
- Scan Tips - A very comprehensive site which explains how to get the most from your scans. The better your original scan, the less correcting you'll have to do with your image editing software. There is an excellent page here explaining why you should ignore the commonly found statement that "monitors can only show 72 dpi so scan all your web images at 72 dpi".
Some of my Favorite Plug-in Filters
- Alien Skin - makers of Eye Candy, Image Doctor, etc.
- Fantastic Machines - makers of Paint Engine (free), Tile Tools. "Paint Engine" is what I used to get the text effects for the titles at the top of the pages on this website.
- Flaming Pear - makers of Super Blade Pro, India Ink, Flood, Lunarcell, Mr. Contrast, Melancholytron, and many others.
Other sections of my web site:
Ancestral Photographs of Upstate New York
(also includes some genealogy information)
My photo album on Pbase
Graphics created with Paint Shop Pro
Web pages created with Arachnophilia
© 2002 by Roxy Triebel.