Picture Yourself Learning Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 / Edition 1

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Overview

Harness the power of Paint Shop Pro Photo and discover all the fun and practical techniques you can use to perfect your photographs and create dynamic graphic elements. "Picture Yourself Learning Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2" introduces you to the tools you need to correct and enhance photographs, beginning with the basics of working with toolbars, palettes, and rulers, and setting up your Paint Shop Pro Photo preferences. Once you are acquainted with the basic tools, you'll learn how to use layers to make brightness, hue, and color contrast adjustments; how resolution applies to your monitor, your images, and your prints; and how to use the various file and output functions. In addition to numerous retouching and repairing techniques, you'll discover how to use special effects to turn your photographs into works of art and create digital scrapbook pages and 3D images. In addition to the step-by-step instructions, tips, and notes, you'll find a glossary to help you define terms that are new to you, as well as appendixes featuring Paint Shop Pro Photo keyboard shortcuts and useful additional resources. Get ready to create beautiful scrapbook pages, panoramas, framed photographs, and more with "Picture Yourself Learning Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598634259
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/7/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Koers owns and operates All Business Service, a software training and consulting business formed in 1988 that services the central Indiana area. Her area of expertise has long been in the word-processing, spreadsheet, and graphics areas of computing, as well as providing training and support for Peachtree Accounting Software. Diane's authoring experience includes more than 45 books on topics such as PC security, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, PaintShop Pro, Lotus SmartSuite, Quicken, Microsoft Money, and Peachtree Accounting, many of which have been translated into other languages such as Dutch, Bulgarian, French, Spanish, and Greek. She has also developed and written numerous training manuals for her clients.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted Chapter 2: Working with Paint Shop Pro Photo Files Chapter 3: Discovering Drawing Tools Chapter 4: Making Selections Chapter 5: Understanding Color Chapter 6: Developing Layers Chapter 7: Becoming More Organized Chapter 8: Making Quick Fixes Chapter 9: Manually Editing Images Chapter 10: Adding Effects, Filters, and Deformations Chapter 11: Constructing Vector Objects Chapter 12: Editing Vector Objects Chapter 13: Working with Text Chapter 14: Printing and Distributing Images Chapter 15: Creating Panoramas and 3-D Photos Chapter 16: Making Digital Scrapbooks Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts Appendix B: Exploring Useful Web Sites Glossary Index

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Great Reference

    This is certainly a great book to familiarize yourself with Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. It covers all the basics, the tools and even clues you in on the shortcut keys for many functions. I have not completed all 400 or so pages, but I have used it to answer each question I have come up with when I got stuck trying out tools I had never used. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is buying Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 and wants to learn how to use all the functions.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Great Resource for those who use Corel paint Shop Pro Photo X2

    I am using this book as a reference book. I use Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. I find the book very helpful. The software program is wonderful, but at times it can be confusing. This book is very easy to understand and follow. When I need help, I take out this book and look up what I need to know. It has great illustrations.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    A truly outstanding manual for Paint Shop Pro X2

    Ms Koers has written a truly outstanding manual for users of Corel's Paint Shop Pro X2. She literally takes the user by the hand in using PSP X2. Her instructions are clear and concise and the illustrations are really outstanding for a book of this kind. The book is written so that the user may read it as a text and more especially as a reference when using the program. This is truly one of the best.

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