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Create a Drop Shadow Effect

I have written this tutorial to cover the basics of how to create a drop shadow effect for photographs such as shown in the example below. For this tutorial I am using Paint Shop Pro X, but the steps are almost identical as previous versions and very similar to many other programs. There is certainly more than one way to …

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Optimize GIF Files With PSP X

Before you start learning how to optimize GIF files with PSP X, I highly recommend taking some time to become familiar with the help files located within the program. Although it may sound like a foreign language at first, the more you work with Paint Shop Pro X, the easier things will become. Quite often people have mentioned that they …

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Optimize Website Photographs

The first step to properly optimizing your images is choosing the correct image format. In most cases, photographs for web use should be saved and optimized as a jpg. This tutorial will cover the basics of how to optimize website photographs using Paint Shop Pro X. Although Paint Shop Pro X offers instructions in their help files for saving and …

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Choosing Image File Formats

Before you can properly optimize your images, it helps to have at least a basic understanding of image file formats. Saving images in the wrong file formats can affect the quality of the image. It can also lead to much longer download times than necessary. I almost always publish photographs to the web using the JPG file format. This file …

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Unsharp Mask in Paint Shop Pro

One of the most frequent questions I receive concerns frustration about images losing their sharpness when they are resized. Learning to effectively use the unsharp mask makes it possible for your resized images to maintain a high quality appearance. This is especially important when you are creating thumbnail images of your products for quick download time on the page, but …

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Resizing With Paint Shop Pro

I will be covering very basic image resizing using Paint Shop Pro X in this tutorial. Because we are trying to break these tutorials up into tiny bite-size pieces, I will be covering image editing and optimization in later tutorials. The first thing I do when I open an image is make either a PSP, Tiff, or PNG copy of …

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Open Image In Paint Shop Pro

In Paint Shop Pro X, there are several ways to open the image that you would like to work on. Some people prefer to right click on the file and select Paint Shop Pro X to open the file. This will automatically open the image in the editor you select. See Screen Shot If Paint Shop Pro is already open, …

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