PaintShop Image Effects

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With PaintShop Pro you can make use of an unlimited number of fabulous image effects.  These adjustments differ from the automated editing solutions built into PaintShop Pro because you decide which ones to use and how to modify their settings.

The adjustments make use of many of the tools and techniques built into the program. What this means is that you need to understand what the different adjustments actually do and know how to use them correctly.

If you find, after reviewing the different image effects, that they seem beyond your capabilities don't be concerned.  All of the tutorials require an understanding of the basic, essential skills one needs to be successful with PaintShop Pro and you can find them right here ...

Now that we've got the ground rules covered, here are the image effects tutorials.



Image Toning

Italian Street

Toning images with the Curves dialogue in PaintShop Pro produces fabulous, dramatic  results.  In this tutorial you'll learn how to create 5 old timey toning effects on a black and white image.

Successful completion will mean you've got some understanding of curves.  Click the thumbnail image to go to the page.


Eliminate Shine

This eliminate shine technique demonstrates how to remove one of the most troubling problems with digital photos ... that nasty glare off of sweaty skin, light reflections on a nose, hotspots from a flash on eye glasses etc.

In this tutorial you'll discover that there is no single perfect technique because each shiny spot presents its own difficulty.  Click the thumbnail for the tutorial.


Creating Reflections

Now isn't that one awesome little pumpkin reflection.  The good thing is that it was done entirely with PaintShop Pro and this tutorial will guide you through the steps.  The tutorial makes use of layers, gradients selections as well as a host of other PaintShop techniques.

In the end you'll have a great reflection and you'll have a lot of fun along the way!  Click the thumbnail to start your reflection.


High Key Conversion

Of all the image effects, this one is really neat, fun to do and the end product can be stunning.  It begins with a full color image which is desaturated and then most of the background is gradually removed which draws attention to the subject.  

It can be done with a mouse but a graphics tablet is the preferred method to easily blend in all the dodging you'll be doing.  The tutorial includes both written instructions as well as a video demonstrating the steps.  Click the thumbnail to get started!


Color Correction

We've all done it, or at least our cameras or smart phone cameras have - messed up the white balance which created a truly nasty color cast on a can't miss, prize winning photograph - if it wasn't for that darn color cast.

Here's how to rescue that beauty in text form and, if you're really anxious, a video at the bottom of the page.  Click the thumb to get started.

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