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PSP 8 Tutorials

MISCELLANEOUS TUTORIALS
Airbrush Painting
       (also in German)
Beaded Curtain Using Custom Line Styles (1): Creating Line Styles
Beaded Curtain Using Custom Line Styles (2): The Beaded Curtain
Bird House
       (also in German)
Blue Moon Photo Enhancement
Chocolate Bar in Paper
       (also in German)
Christmas Ornament
The Chrome Effect: A Vase with Flowers
Circles in Circles
Circus Tent
Cleaning Images with the Freehand Selection Tool
A Covered Swing (1): The Arch
       (also in German)
A Covered Swing (2): The Swing
       (also in German)
Creating Gradients and Patterns Using Images
Designer Candles
A Different Melt
       (also in German)
Easter Egg
       (also in German)
Glass Bowl
       (also in German)
A Golden Goblet
Greeting Cards
Hot Wax and Polar Coordinates
Initial Fill
Inserting Images into Shapes
Italian Blown Glass Candy Dish
       (also in German)
Jack-o'-Lantern
       (also in German)
Lace Doily
The Legend of the Dogwood
       (also in German)
Lidded Boxes as Preset Shapes
(1): Making the Preset Shape

       (also in German)
Lidded Boxes as Preset Shapes
(2): Using the Preset Shape

Making an Oil Painting from a Photo
       (also in German)
Masks as Frames
       (also in German)
Note Cards
October Wreath
       (also in German)
Offset Frame
       (also in German)
Patchwork Heart
       (also in German)
Plaids from Gradients
PopUp Text
Quick Sparkle Tube
       (also in German)
Reflections - Using 'Balls and Bubbles'
Round Picture Frames from Gradients
Satin Background
Ship of Dreams
Square Picture Frames from Gradients
Stained Glass Text
User-Defined Filters
       (also in German)
Using the Polar Coordinates Effect: "Digital Ikebana"
Watermelon
       (also in German)
Wavy Banner
Window Reflections
       (also in German)


PROF'S PSP 8 INTRO TUTORIALS
PSP v.8 Introduction
       (also in German)
Setting up PSP v.8
       (also in German)
Creating a New Image
       (also in German)
The Materials Palette
       (also in German)
Photo: Auto-Enhancement
The Lens Distortion Effect
Vectors 101
Vectors 201 - Node Types
Brushes: A Relief and Cutouts
Brushes: The Variance Palette
Vectors 202 - Edit Functions
Importing Brushes and Other File Types


ZONIA'S PSP 8 LESSONS
Lesson 1: New Image and Materials Palette: Creating a Background
Lesson 2: Framing a Photo with Patterns
Lesson 3: "Word Art" Text Effect with Mesh Warp
Lesson 4: Creating and Exporting a Frame
Lesson 5: Working with the Background Eraser
Lesson 6: Using the Paint Brush: Painting a Teddy Bear
Lesson 7: Working with Vectors: a Heart Preset Shape
Lesson 8: Fixing Photos and Creating Tubes
Lesson 9: Creating a Cupcake
Lesson 10: Creating a Frame Using Masks
Lesson 11: Fixing Photos with Straighten & Perspective Correction
Lesson 12: Using the Text Tool
Lesson 13: A Signature Tag (Various Features)
Lesson 14: Creating a Background with the Retouch Tools

 

The tutorials listed on this page were first written for PSP 8 only; now, as later versions have been released, most newly added tutorials also include instructions for PSP 9, and now PSP X as well (but of course also the earlier tutorials with instructions for PSP 8 only can be done with the later versions). Thus, the version numbers behind the tutorial titles in the table below only mean that this tutorial has special instructions for the version(s) indicated.

There are three sections: 1) Miscellaneous Tutorials for PSP 8 and later (using various effects and features); 2) Prof's PSP 8 Intro Tutorials (basic introductory and illustration tutorials for PSP 8, great for beginners with PSP); and 3) Zonia's PSP 8 Lessons (learning to use PSP 8 and its features, also great for beginners).

We have also begun to translate our PSP 8 tutorials into German. The German versions are indicated by this flag in the table below: German version. (Wir haben auch angefangen, unsere PSP 8 Tutorials ins Deutsche zu übersetzen; klickt in der Tabelle unten einfach auf die kleine deutsche Flagge unter dem Tutorial-Titel, um zur deutschen Version dieses Tutorials zu gelangen.)

If you have any queries about any of our tutorials, please contact the Tutorials Coordinator by email. Also, don't hesitate to ask your questions in our forums where there are many talented members providing great help and information. When asking your questions, please don't forget to state which PSP version you're using.

To download a trial version of the current Paint Shop Pro X2, go to the Corel site.

 

Miscellaneous Tutorials for PSP 8 and later
Airbrush Painting
Airbrush Painting (v.8)

German version: "Airbrush-Gemälde"
Beaded Curtain Using Custom Line Styles (1)
Beaded Curtain Using Custom Line Styles (1):
Creating Line Styles
(v.8)
Beaded Curtain Using Custom Line Styles (2)
Beaded Curtain Using Custom Line Styles (2):
The Beaded Curtain
(v.8)
Bird House
Bird House (v.8)

German version: "Vogelhäuschen"
Blue Moon Photo Enhancement
Blue Moon Photo Enhancement (v.8)
Chocolate Bar in Paper
Chocolate Bar in Paper (v.8)

German version: "Eine Tafel Schokolade in Papier"
Christmas Ornament
Christmas Ornament (v.8+9)
The Chrome Effect: A Vase with Flowers
The Chrome Effect: A Vase with Flowers (v.8+9)
Circles in Circles
Circles in Circles (v.8+9+X)
Circus Tent
Circus Tent (v.8)
Cleaning Images with the Freehand Selection Tool
Cleaning Images with the Freehand Selection Tool (v.8+9)
A Covered Swing (1): The Arch
A Covered Swing (1): The Arch (v.8)

German version: "Überdachte Schaukel (1): Das Dach"
A Covered Swing (2): The Swing
A Covered Swing (2): The Swing (v.8)

German version: "Überdachte Schaukel (2): Die Schaukel"
Creating Gradients and Patterns Using Images
Creating Gradients and Patterns Using Images (v.8)
Designer Candles
Designer Candles (v.8)
A Different Melt
A Different Melt (v.8)

German version: "Ein etwas anderer Verlauf"
Easter Egg
Easter Egg (v.8)

German version: "Osterei"
Glass Bowl
Glass Bowl (v.8)

German version: "Glasschale"
A Golden Goblet
A Golden Goblet (v.8)
Greeting Cards
Greeting Cards (v.8)
Hot Wax and Polar Coordinates
Hot Wax and Polar Coordinates (v.8)
Initial Fill
Initial Fill (v.8)
Inserting Images into Shapes
Inserting Images into Shapes (v.8+9+X)
Italian Blown Glass Candy Dish
Italian Blown Glass Candy Dish (v.8)

German version: "Bonbondose aus italienischem Glas"
Jack-o'-Lantern
Jack-o'-Lantern (v.8)

German version: "Kürbislaterne"
Lace Doily
Lace Doily (v.8)
The Legend of the Dogwood
The Legend of the Dogwood (v.8)

German version: "Die Legende vom Hartriegel"
Lidded Boxes as Preset Shapes (1)
Lidded Boxes as Preset Shapes (1): Making the Preset Shape (v.8)

German version: "Kiste mit Deckel als vordefinierte Form (1): Erstellen der Form"
Lidded Boxes as Preset Shapes (2)
Lidded Boxes as Preset Shapes (2): Using the Preset Shape (v.8)
Making an Oil Painting from a Photo
Making an Oil Painting from a Photo (v.8)

German version: "Ein Photo in ein Ölgemälde verwandeln"
Masks as Frames
Masks as Frames (v.8)

German version: "Masken als Rahmen"
Note Cards
Note Cards (v.8+9)
October Wreath
October Wreath (v.8)

German version: "Herbstlicher Kranz"
Offset Frame
Offset Frame (v.8)

German version: "Versetzter Rahmen"
Patchwork Heart
Patchwork Heart (v.8)

German version: "Patchwork-Herz"
Plaids from Gradients
Plaids from Gradients (v.8+9)
PopUp Text
PopUp Text (v.8)
Quick Sparkle Tube
Quick Sparkle Tube (v.8)

German version: "Schneller Glitzer-Bildstempel"
Reflections - Using 'Balls and Bubbles'
Reflections - Using 'Balls and Bubbles' (v.8)
Round Picture Frames from Gradients
Round Picture Frames from Gradients (v.8)
Satin Background
Satin Background (v.8)
Ship of Dreams
Ship of Dreams (v.8)
Square Picture Frames from Gradients
Square Picture Frames from Gradients (v.8)
Stained Glass Text
Stained Glass Text (v.8)
User-Defined Filters
User-Defined Filters (v.8)

German version: "Benutzerdefinierte Filter"
Using the Polar Coordinates Effect: "Digital Ikebana"
Using the Polar Coordinates Effect: "Digital Ikebana" (v.8+9)
Watermelon
Watermelon (v.8)

German version: "Wassermelone"
Wavy Banner
Wavy Banner (v.8+9)
Window Reflections
Window Reflections (v.8)

German version: "Spiegelungen im Fenster"
     
Prof's PSP 8 Intro Tutorials
PSP 8 Introduction
PSP 8 Introduction

German version: "PSP 8: Einführung"
PSP v.8 - Set Up
PSP v.8 - Set Up

German version: "PSP 8 einrichten"
Creating a New Image
Creating a New Image

German version: "PSP 8: Ein neues Bild erstellen"
The Materials Palette
The Materials Palette
German version: "PSP 8: Die Materialpalette"
Photo: Auto-enhancement
Photo: Auto-enhancement
The Lens Distortion Effect
The Lens Distortion Effect
Vectors 101
Vectors 101
Vectors 201 - Node Types
Vectors 201 - Node Types
Brushes: A Relief and Cutouts
Brushes: A Relief and Cutouts
Brushes: The Variance Palette
The Brush Variance Palette
Vectors 202 - Edit Functions
Vectors 202 - Edit Functions
Importing Brushes and Other File Types
Importing Brushes and Other File Types
Zonia's PSP 8 Lessons
Lesson 1 - Creating a Background
Lesson 1 - New Image and Materials Palette: Creating a Background
Lesson 2: Framing a Photo with Patterns
Lesson 2 - Framing a Photo with Patterns
Lesson 3: Curved Text with Mesh Warp
Lesson 3 - "Word Art" Text Effect with Mesh Warp
Lesson 4: Creating and Exporting a Frame
Lesson 4: Creating and Exporting a Frame
Lesson 5: Working with the Background Eraser
Lesson 5: Working with the Background Eraser
Lesson 6: Using the Paint Brush: Painting a Teddy Bear
Lesson 6: Using the Paint Brush: Painting a Teddy Bear
Lesson 7: Working with Vectors: a Heart Preset Shape
Lesson 7: Working with Vectors: a Heart Preset Shape
Lesson 8: Fixing Photos and Creating Tubes
Lesson 8: Fixing Photos and Creating Tubes
Lesson 9: Creating a Cupcake
Lesson 9: Creating a Cupcake
Lesson 10: Creating a Frame Using Masks
Lesson 10: Creating a Frame Using Masks
Lesson 11: Fixing Photos with Straighten and Perspective Correction
Lesson 11: Fixing Photos with Straighten and Perspective Correction
Lesson 12: Using the Text Tool
Lesson 12: Using the Text Tool
Lesson 13: A Signature Tag (Various Features)
Lesson 13: A Signature Tag (Various Features
Lesson 14: Creating a Background with the Retouch Tools
Lesson 14: Creating a Background with the Retouch Tools