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Picture Yourself Learning Corel® PaintShop® Pro X6

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PICTURE YOURSELF LEARNING COREL PAINTSHOP PRO X6 is the completely updated edition of Diane Koers' fun, visual guide to editing images with this popular graphics software. Whether you're new to digital image editing, new to PaintShop Pro, or switching to PaintShop Pro from another image editor, this entertaining and easy-to-use book will guide you every step of the way. You will quickly develop your photo- and image-editing chops using this powerful but inexpensive software, whether you're just out for fun--retouching family photos and displaying your creativity online--or looking to create business graphics and increase your value in the workplace. The popular PICTURE YOURSELF step-by-step visual format is the fun way to learn a new skill. With detailed pictures showing you just what to do at every stage, learning to edit digital images has never been simpler. With your images, your imagination, and a copy of PICTURE YOURSELF LEARNING COREL PAINTSHOP PRO X6 in hand, you'll be creating beautiful work in no time.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1 Getting Acquainted
    1. Getting Started
    2. Understanding Digital Workflow
    3. Viewing the Screen
    4. Modifying the Screen Appearance
    5. Setting PaintShop Pro Preferences
    6. Using the Help System
  10. Chapter 2 Working with PaintShop Pro Files
    1. Working with Files
  11. Chapter 3 Becoming More Organized
    1. Working in the Organizer
    2. Searching for Images
    3. Using Tags
    4. Recognizing Faces
    5. Applying Editing to Multiple Photos
    6. Creating Trays
    7. Working in Batches
    8. Making Backups
  12. Chapter 4 Making Selections
    1. Working with Selection Tools
    2. Modifying Selections
    3. Using a Selection
  13. Chapter 5 Making Quick Fixes
    1. Playing It Safe
    2. One Step Photo Fix
    3. Smart Photo Fix
    4. Identifying the Enhancement Tools
    5. Making Minor Retouches
    6. Discovering the Object Extractor
    7. Manipulating Images
    8. Using the Learning Center
  14. Chapter 6 Manually Editing Images
    1. Using PaintShop Pro Dialog Boxes
    2. Photo Improvement Steps
    3. Working with RAW Files
    4. Using Photo Blend
  15. Chapter 7 Understanding Color
    1. Describing Color
    2. Viewing Common Color Problems
    3. Working with Materials
    4. Reviewing Other Color-Related Features
  16. Chapter 8 Developing Layers
    1. Understanding Layers
    2. Using the Layers Palette
    3. Understanding Grouping and Merging
    4. Adding Adjustment Layers
    5. Masking with Layers
    6. Blending Layers
    7. Being Creative with Layers
  17. Chapter 9 Adding Effects, Filters, and Deformations
    1. Working with Blur
    2. Reviewing Effects and Filters
    3. Discovering the Effect Browser
    4. Using the Instant Effects Palette
    5. Using the Retro Lab
    6. Understanding Plug-Ins
    7. Inventing Image Imagery
  18. Chapter 10 Discovering Drawing Tools
    1. Identifying the Tools
    2. Discovering the Drawing Tool Options
    3. Viewing Your Work
  19. Chapter 11 Constructing Vector Objects
    1. Understanding Vector Versus Raster Graphics
    2. Drawing Vector Shapes
    3. Adding Vector Lines
    4. Managing Vector Graphics
  20. Chapter 12 Editing Vector Objects
    1. Understanding Vector Terms
    2. Working with Nodes
    3. Working with Curves and Contours
    4. Converting Vectors
  21. Chapter 13 Working with Text
    1. Creating Text
    2. Editing Text
    3. Defloating Text
    4. Deleting Text Objects
    5. Wrapping Text
  22. Chapter 14 Printing and Sharing Images
    1. Understanding Resolution
    2. Manipulating Image Size
    3. Determining Printing Options
    4. Printing with PaintShop Pro
    5. Emailing Images
    6. Posting Images
  23. Chapter 15 Creating Panoramas and 3D Photos
    1. Creating a Panorama
    2. Making 3-Dimensional Images
  24. Chapter 16 Making Digital Scrapbooks
    1. Scrapbooking the Digital Way
    2. Discovering Scrapbooking Components
    3. Creating a Scrapbook Page
    4. Working with Picture Frames
  25. Appendix A Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Tool and Menu Shortcuts
  26. Glossary
  27. Index