Paint Shop Pro 7 Fast and Easy

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Paint Shop Pro offers an inexpensive way to edit photos, create Web graphics, paint, draw, and animate. Readers of all levels will appreciate the easy-to-understand approach that Paint Shop Pro 7 Fast & Easy takes to learning Paint Shop Pro's digital imaging tools, artistic effects and productivity tools. Home users can use this guide to maximize the use of their scanners and/or digital cameras. Web designers can learn to use the Paint Shop Pro optimizer and dynamic animations. Whether you want to paint, ...
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Overview

Paint Shop Pro offers an inexpensive way to edit photos, create Web graphics, paint, draw, and animate. Readers of all levels will appreciate the easy-to-understand approach that Paint Shop Pro 7 Fast & Easy takes to learning Paint Shop Pro's digital imaging tools, artistic effects and productivity tools. Home users can use this guide to maximize the use of their scanners and/or digital cameras. Web designers can learn to use the Paint Shop Pro optimizer and dynamic animations. Whether you want to paint, draw, edit, or frame your images, Paint Shop Pro 7 Fast & Easy will tell you how!
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This guide devotes most of its page space to screen shots with the text and tips to one side, making it most accessible to the beginners for whom it's intended, although those who have some familiarity with the application could use it for a reference. The basics are covered in detail then developed in chapters on Raster graphics, vector graphics, using text, creating web graphics, and special photo projects. Koers is a trainer and author of numerous computer guides and software manuals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761532415
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1900
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xxi
Part I Getting Started with the Basics 1
Chapter 1 Exploring Paint Shop Pro Basics 3
Starting Paint Shop Pro 4
Setting File Associations 4
Viewing Tips 5
Examining Screen Objects 6
Identifying Screen Objects 6
Working with Automatic Rollup 8
Moving a Floating Screen Object 9
Closing a Screen Object 9
Redisplaying Screen Objects 10
Working with Files 11
Creating a New File 11
Saving a File 14
Closing a File 16
Opening an Existing File 17
Browsing Images 19
Setting Autosave 20
Changing Your Perspective 21
Viewing the Ruler 21
Displaying the Grid 22
Zooming In and Out 22
Seeing the Overview Window 24
Using Keyboard Shortcuts for Screen Objects 25
Chapter 2 Discovering Paint Shop Pro Tools 27
Identifying the Tool Palette Tools 28
Changing Tool Options 29
Drawing with the Tools 31
Painting with a Paintbrush 31
Operating the Airbrush Tool 35
Using the Draw Tool 36
Drawing a Preset Shape 39
Going Backward with Undo 41
Saving Time with Keyboard Shortcuts 42
Chapter 3 Working with Selections 45
Selecting with the Shape Selection Tool 46
Choosing a Selection Shape 46
Adding Feathering 48
Antialiasing 49
Removing All Selections 50
Using the Freehand Tool 51
Making Magic Wand Selections 52
Modifying Selections 54
Adding to a Selection 54
Expanding a Selection Area 56
Subtracting from a Selection 57
Chapter 4 Understanding the Color Palette 59
Defining Color Models 60
Understanding RGB 60
Appreciating HSL 60
Making Color Selections 60
Choosing from the Color Panel 61
Selecting from the Color Dialog Box 62
Reversing Color Selections 64
Adding a Border 64
Working with Styles 66
Selecting Styles 66
Tinkering with Textures 74
Locking Color Choices 77
Counting Colors 78
Creating a Negative Image 79
Introducing Greyscale 80
Creating a New Greyscale Image 80
Converting an Image to Greyscale 81
Chapter 5 Printing Images 83
Setting Options with Page Setup 84
Using Print Preview 87
Printing a Single Image 88
Producing Thumbnails 89
Printing Multiple Images 90
Placing the Images on the Page 91
Resizing Images for the Page 92
Moving Images on the Page 93
Using Auto Arrange 94
Chapter 6 Getting Help and Assistance 97
Searching the Program for Help 98
Using the Help Topics 98
Using the Help Index 100
Obtaining Context Help 101
Getting Assistance with a Dialog Box 102
Getting Help on the Web 103
Contacting Jasc Software 106
Part II Working with Raster Graphics 109
Chapter 7 Developing Layers 111
Creating Layers 112
Viewing Layers 115
Changing Layer Opacity 117
Naming Layers 118
Duplicating Layers 120
Moving a Layered Image 121
Deleting Layers 122
Chapter 8 Designing with Picture Tubes 123
Using Picture Tubes 124
Creating a Tube Layer 124
Painting with a Picture Tube 126
Modifying Picture Tube Size 128
Previewing Picture Tubes 129
Installing New Picture Tubes 130
Chapter 9 Forming Masks 133
Creating a Simple Mask 134
Saving Masks 137
Applying a Mask 139
Masking on Layers 141
Moving Images in a Mask 145
Editing Masks 147
Removing a Mask 151
Chapter 10 Adding Effects, Filters, and Deformations 153
Discovering Effects 154
Using the Effect Browser 154
Working with Effect Dialog Boxes 156
Applying an Effect 158
Working with Third-Party Filters 159
Installing Third-Party Filters 160
Accessing Third-Party Filters 162
Part III Using Vector Graphics 165
Chapter 11 Constructing Vector Objects 167
Creating a Vector Layer 168
Drawing Vector Shapes 169
Drawing a Rectangle 170
Drawing a Perfect Circle 171
Drawing Icons 173
Drawing Shapes with Style 173
Adding Vector Lines 175
Drawing Freehand 175
Drawing Single Lines 178
Drawing Point to Point 179
Chapter 12 Editing Vectors 181
Selecting Vector Objects 182
Selecting with the Object Selector 182
Selecting in the Layer Palette 185
Resizing a Vector Object 186
Deleting an Object 187
Rotating a Vector Object 187
Moving a Vector Object 188
Arranging Multiple Objects 189
Aligning Objects Together 189
Distributing Space between Objects 192
Grouping Multiple Objects 194
Altering Vector Properties 195
Editing Nodes 196
Converting Vector Objects to Raster 198
Part IV Working with Text 201
Chapter 13 Generating Text 203
Selecting the Text Tool 204
Understanding the Text Entry Dialog Box 204
Editing Text 214
Editing Vector Text 214
Editing Floating and Selection Styles 215
Resizing a Text Object 216
Moving Text 217
Defloating Text 220
Deleting Text Objects 221
Deleting Vector Text 221
Deleting Floating Text 222
Deleting Selection Text 223
Chapter 14 Creating Text Effects 225
Adding Effects to Your Text 226
Using 3D Cutouts 226
Filling Text with Tubes 228
Coloring Individual Letters 230
Creating Reflection Magic 233
Combining Effects to Create Cool Text Objects 237
Converting Text to Curves 241
Wrapping Text around Shapes 244
Part V Creating Web Graphics 249
Chapter 15 Desiginng Web Page Components 251
Creating a Simple Web Background 252
Understanding Web Graphic Formats 255
Saving Images in Paint Shop Pro Format 255
Saving Images as Transparent GIF 257
Saving Images as Compressed JPEG 260
Saving Images as PNG 263
Modifying Image Size 267
Previewing in a Web Browser 269
Chapter 16 Discovering Animation Shop 273
Starting Animation Shop 274
Starting from the Desktop 274
Starting from Paint Shop Pro 275
Peeking at the Animation Shop Window 276
Opening an Animation 277
Examining an Animation 279
Viewing an Animation 280
Pausing an Animation 281
Running Backward 281
Looking Frame by Frame 282
Closing Animation View 282
Closing Animation Shop 283
Chapter 17 Creating an Animation 285
Launching the Animation Wizard 286
Specifying Dimensions 287
Choosing a Background Color 288
Placing Images 289
Determining Timing 291
Selecting Images 292
Saving an Animation 294
Naming an Animation 294
Optimizing Image Quality 296
Editing Animations 298
Adding Frames 298
Removing Frames 300
Modifying Frame Timing 301
Changing Frame Order 302
Adding Transitions and Effects 303
Adding Transitions 304
Adding Effects 306
Printing Animations 308
Using Page Setup 308
Previewing 310
Printing 312
Chapter 18 Building Animated Banners 313
Starting the Banner Wizard 314
Choosing a Background 314
Determining Banner Size 316
Timing the Banner 318
Entering Banner Text 319
Choosing Text Color 321
Picking a Transition 323
Part VI Special Photo Projects 327
Chapter 19 Using Paint Shop Pro with Your Digital Camera 329
Installing Digital Camera Support 330
Configuring Your Camera 334
Downloading Images 335
Chapter 20 Removing Red-eye from Photos 339
Opening the Red-eye Removal Dialog Box 340
Selecting a Red-eye Removal Method 341
Using Automatic Selections 343
Adjusting Red-eye Options 344
Adjusting the Selection Area 346
Adjusting Settings 347
Getting Rid of Red-eye Manually 350
Chapter 21 Working with the Picture Frame Wizard 353
Starting the Picture Frame Wizard 354
Saving Images as Picture Frames 357
Part VII Appendixes 361
Appendix A Installing Paint Shop Pro 7 363
Discovering System Requirements 364
Installing Paint Shop Pro 7 364
Uninstalling Paint Shop Pro 7 369
Appendix B Exploring Useful Web Sites 375
New User Sites 376
General Tutorial Sites 376
Masks and Mask Help 379
Web Page Help Sites 379
Picture Frames 380
Picture Tubes 381
Free Effects Filters & Filter Help 382
Commercial Filter Sites 382
Customized Brushes 383
Outlook Express Stationery 383
Newsgroups 383
Appendix C Sample Effects 385
Glossary 393
Index 399
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