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Contents
Welcome to Corel PaintShop Pro X4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What’s in this user guide? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What’s new in Corel PaintShop Pro X4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and uninstalling Corel programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting and exiting the program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registering Corel products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Corel Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Corel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The digital workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Learning how to use Corel PaintShop Pro . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Documentation conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using the Help system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the Learning Center palette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the Corel Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using Web-based resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Workspace tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Exploring the workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching between workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using toolbars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Getting photos into Corel PaintShop Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Opening and closing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Saving images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Deleting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Reviewing, organizing, and finding photos . . . . . . . . . . 41
Setting up the Manage workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Browsing folders for photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding images on your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with saved searches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding keyword tags to images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing photos by tags. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the calendar to find images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with thumbnails in the Manage workspace . . . . . . . .
Capturing and applying edits to multiple photos . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying and editing photo information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-mailing and sharing photos from the Manage workspace . . .
Using Quick Review to review photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Working with camera RAW photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Supported RAW file formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Camera RAW Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying edits to multiple RAW photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converting RAW photos to another file format . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Rotating images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cropping images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Straightening images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Correcting photographic perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making basic photo corrections automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing digital noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting color balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Adjusting brightness, contrast, and clarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Controlling depth of field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Retouching and restoring images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Removing red-eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Applying cosmetic changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Removing scratches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Removing flaws and objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Erasing image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Cutting out image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Recoloring image areas for a realistic effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Adding borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Scaling photos by using Smart Carver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Merging exposures and content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Understanding HDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taking photos for HDR processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combining photos by using HDR Exposure Merge . . . . . . . . .
Merging batches of photos into HDR images . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combining photos with Photo Blend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Working with colors and materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Using the Materials palette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Choosing colors by using the Color Picker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Choosing colors from an image or the desktop . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Applying effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Choosing effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying Photo Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating vintage-style photos with the Time Machine . . . . . .
Applying film and filter effects to photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adding picture frames to images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Using the Picture Tube tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Warping images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Working with layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Understanding layers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Layers palette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Renaming layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing layers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the order of layers in an image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting layer opacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Working with selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Creating selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Modifying selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Inverting and clearing selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Working with text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Applying text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Formatting text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
E-mailing and sharing photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
E-mailing photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Uploading photos to a sharing site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Printing images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
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Welcome to Corel PaintShop Pro X4
Corel® PaintShop™ Pro sets the standard for affordable, professional
image editing. You can manage, adjust, and edit photos, work with
RAW image files, apply effects, and more — all with a set of easy-touse workspaces.
This section presents the following topics:
• What’s in this user guide?
• What’s new in Corel PaintShop Pro X4
• Installing and uninstalling Corel programs
• Starting and exiting the program
• Registering Corel products
• Updating the program
• Corel Support Services
• About Corel
What’s in this user guide?
This user guide contains the information that you need to become
familiar with the Corel PaintShop Pro workspaces and to get started
with basic tasks and creative possibilities. It is designed to accompany
the more comprehensive Help, which is available from within the
program, as well as other learning resources. For more information
about additional learning resources, see “Learning how to use
Corel PaintShop Pro” on page 15.
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What’s new in Corel PaintShop Pro X4
Corel PaintShop Pro X4 combines speed and performance
improvements with a range of new pro-level tools and features that let
you explore your passion for photography. We’ve been listening to
your suggestions and following the latest photography trends so we
can bring you an application that does what you want, and helps you
discover something new. There is something for everyone — whether
you’re pushing the creative boundaries with your DSLR camera or
quickly fixing and sharing images from your mobile phone or pocket
camera.
New! HDR tools
The HDR (high dynamic range) tools have been completely redesigned
to give you more control over your results and help you take full
advantage of photos taken with auto-bracketing features on DSLRs.
• Exposure Merge lets you combine photos taken with different
exposure settings to create stunning, perfectly exposed images.
For high-contrast backlit scenes, such as sunsets and interior
window shots, you can bring out color and detail in the
foreground, midground, and background areas. For more
information, see “Combining photos by using HDR Exposure
Merge” on page 109.
• Batch Merge lets you merge multiple bracketed sets of photos. If
you use an auto-bracketing feature often, you’ll find this to be an
invaluable tool for processing HDR sets quickly. For more
information, see “Merging batches of photos into HDR images”
on page 116.
New! Photo Blend
Combine photos of the same scene to remove, swap, or add details in
the final image. For example, remove cars and people from a street
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scene, swap in the best smiles from a series of group photos, or include
multiple poses of the same person in one image. For more information,
see “Combining photos with Photo Blend” on page 118.
New! Selective Focus effect
Selective Focus lets you create a miniature effect (also called a tilt-shift
effect), transforming a real scene into a toy-like miniature model. You
can also use Selective Focus to bring attention to important parts of
your images — it's perfect for blurring out busy details around your
subjects. For more information, see “To apply a miniature effect by
using Selective Focus” on page 136.
New! Vignette effect
Vignette is a classic effect that lets you bring attention to the most
important part of your photo by applying a soft outer border that fades
to white or black. For more information, see “To apply a Vignette
effect” on page 138.
New! Fill Light/Clarity filter
Fill Light brightens shadow areas of photos without affecting other
areas of the photo. Clarity enhances subtle yet important details. For
more information, see “To brighten dark areas and adjust clarity” on
page 80.
New & Enhanced! Built-in sharing to Facebook® and Flickr®
Share to Facebook® or Flickr® with the click of a button. For more
information, see “Uploading photos to a sharing site” on page 170.
Enhanced! Camera RAW Lab
The Camera RAW Lab now has a larger preview area and an improved
histogram that makes it easier to assess your adjustments. New
highlight recovery options can help reconstruct detail in overexposed
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areas. For more information, see “Working with camera RAW photos”
on page 61.
Enhanced! Tabbed workspaces
The application has been redesigned so you can move easily between
photo workflows. Click the tabs at the top of the Corel PaintShop Pro
window to switch workspaces. The Manage workspace gives you all
the power to review and organize your photos. It also lets you access
multi-photo processing options. The Adjust workspace puts
commonly-used editing tools at your fingertips. Finally, the Edit
workspace provides you with a full range of professional-level editing
tools. No matter which workspace you’re in, the Organizer palette is
always there — no need to go to a separate workspace or application
to find more photos. For more information, see “Workspace tour” on
page 21.
Enhanced! Performance
With new performance updates, including GPU optimizations,
Corel PaintShop Pro is even faster than previous versions. Effects, such
as Noise Reduction, Vibrancy and Tone Mapping, can now be applied
and adjusted in real time.
Enhanced! Full-screen review
Quick Review lets you review your photos in a full-screen window. The
feature now focuses on speed and simplicity. You can quickly view,
delete, rotate, and rate your photos. For more information, see “Using
Quick Review to review photos” on page 59.
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Installing and uninstalling Corel programs
The Installer makes it easy to install Corel® programs and components.
Before installing
• Close all open programs. Note that antivirus software and firewall
applications may affect installation.
• Ensure that you are logged in to your computer as Administrator
or as a user with local administrative rights.
To install Corel PaintShop Pro
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Close any open applications.
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Insert the DVD in the DVD drive.
If the setup does not start automatically, navigate to the DVD drive
on your computer, and double-click Setup.exe.
3
Follow the instructions on your screen.
To uninstall Corel PaintShop Pro
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Open the Windows® Control Panel.
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In the Programs category, click the Uninstall a program link.
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In the Programs and Features window, click
Corel PaintShop Pro X4 in the list of applications.
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Click Uninstall/Change.
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Follow the instructions on your screen.
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Starting and exiting the program
You can start Corel PaintShop Pro from the Windows taskbar or your
desktop icon, and exit the program from the File menu.
To start Corel PaintShop Pro
• On the Windows taskbar, click Start  All Programs 
Corel PaintShop Pro X4  Corel PaintShop Pro X4.
If you associate specific file formats, such as JPEG and TIFF, with
Corel PaintShop Pro, you can double-click the associated file to
start the program. For information about setting file format
associations, see “Setting file format associations” in the Help.
To exit Corel PaintShop Pro
• Choose File  Exit.
Registering Corel products
Registering Corel products is important to ensure that you receive
timely access to the latest product updates, as well as valuable
information about product releases. Registration also gives you access
to free downloads, articles, tips and tricks, and special offers.
You can register the program immediately after you install it, or you
can register at a later date.
You can register the program in one of the following ways:
• online — If you are connected to the Internet when you are
prompted to register, you can launch the online registration. If no
Internet connection is detected, you are presented with a list of
options.
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• by phone — You can call the Corel Customer Service Center
nearest you.
For more information about registering a Corel product, visit
www.corel.com/support/register.
Updating the program
You can check for product updates. Updates notify you of important
new information about your program.
To update your program
• Choose Help  Check for Updates.
You can turn automatic program updates on or off by clicking
Help  Corel Guide. In the Corel Guide, click the Product
information and preferences button
, and choose Message
preferences. Mark the options that you want.
Corel Support Services
Corel® Support Services™ can provide you with prompt and accurate
information about product features, specifications, pricing, availability,
services, and technical support. For the most current information on
available support and professional services for your Corel product,
please visit www.corel.com/support.
About Corel
Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100
million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that
helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting,
creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a
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reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to
learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The
industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software
innovation, design and value.
Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's
most widely recognized and popular software brands, including
CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER®
Technical Suite, Corel® PaintShop™ Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®,
Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel®
Digital Studio™.
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The digital workflow
The digital workflow outlined below can help you understand how to
best use Corel PaintShop Pro. It suggests a sequence for working with
your digital images. Whether you want to organize, retouch, print or
share, you can use the workflow described below as a guide.
Bring photos into Corel PaintShop Pro
Bringing photos into Corel PaintShop Pro is as simple as opening the
application in the Manage workspace and navigating to your favorite
photo folders on your computer. The application automatically
catalogs the folders that you navigate to, essentially “importing” them
into the application, without duplicating any files.
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For more information, see “Getting photos into Corel PaintShop Pro”
on page 35.
Manage your photos
Digital photography gives you the freedom to experiment. The result is
a large number of digital files, so photographers understand the need
to manage those files by reviewing, culling, and identifying photos as
early in the process as possible.
The Manage workspace lets you access all the tools you need to cull,
rate, tag, and prepare photos for editing or sharing. Double-clicking a
thumbnail opens a full-screen review mode called Quick Review. Search
options and collections make it easy to find and work with the photos
that you currently store on your computer.
Quick Review is a full-screen review mode that opens when
you double-click a thumbnail in the Manage workspace. You
can use arrow keys to zoom and navigate.
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For more information, see “Reviewing, organizing, and finding
photos” on page 41.
Adjust photos quickly
The challenge for many
photographers is finding the time
to edit photos, so the Adjust
workspace lets you move from
photo to photo quickly and puts
commonly-used editing tools at
your finger tips. In some cases, this
will be all the editing your photos
will need.
After you edit photos, you can
return to the Manage workspace to
take advantage of multi-photo
editing features such as Capture
editing and Apply editing. Capture
and Apply editing lets you copy
edits made to a single photo and
apply the edits to multiple photos.
Images photographed under
similar conditions can be fixed with
amazing speed — no scripting
required.
For more information, see the
following topics:
The Adjust pane in the Adjust
workspace gives you quick access to
commonly-used editing options.
• “The Adjust workspace” on page 23
• “Capturing and applying edits to multiple photos” on page 54
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Advanced editing and RAW files
Professional-level tools and features are available in the Edit
workspace. For example, you can apply effects, add text, and use
custom painting tools. You can also use layers to create highly editable
composite images, isolate image areas with selections and masks, and
access tone curves, histograms, and other advanced adjustment tools.
If you like the full control of working with RAW files, you can use the
Camera RAW Lab to process your photos.
For more information, explore the following topics:
• “Adjusting images” on page 65
• “Retouching and restoring images” on page 83
• “Working with selections” on page 157
• “Working with layers” on page 147
• “Applying effects” on page 129
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• “Working with text” on page 165
• “Working with camera RAW photos” on page 61
Share photos
After you adjust and enhance your photos, you’ll want to share them.
Along with printing, layout, and e-mailing options, there are sharing
options that let you post to Facebook and Flickr directly from the
application.
For more information, see the following topics:
• “Printing” on page 171
• “E-mailing and sharing photos” on page 169
Expanded creative options for DSLR photography
Many DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera owners are expanding
their knowledge and looking for creative options. HDR (high dynamic
range) features in Corel PaintShop Pro help you take advantage of
bracketing features on your camera. You can also combine multiple
photos with Photo Blend.
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For more information, see the following topics:
• “Taking photos for HDR processing” on page 108
• “Combining photos by using HDR Exposure Merge” on page 109
• “Merging batches of photos into HDR images” on page 116
• “Combining photos with Photo Blend” on page 118
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Learning how to use
Corel PaintShop Pro
You can learn how to use Corel PaintShop Pro in various ways: by
accessing the Help and videos, by using the Learning Center palette,
or by exploring the Corel Guide and by visiting the Corel website
(www.corel.com), where you can access tips, tutorials, and
information about training.
This section presents the following topics:
• Documentation conventions
• Using the Help system
• Using the Learning Center palette
• Using the Corel Guide
• Using Web-based resources
Documentation conventions
The following table describes important conventions used in the Help.
Convention Description
Example
Menu 
Menu
command
A menu item followed by a
menu command
Choose File  Open.
drop-list
A list of options that drops
down when a user clicks a
down arrow button
Choose an option from
the Selection Type droplist on the Tool Options
palette.
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Convention Description
Example
palette
A window containing
available commands and
settings relevant to a
specific tool or task
Double-click the name of
the group on the Layers
palette.
mark and
unmark
Terms that refer to enabling
or disabling check boxes by
clicking them
To preserve the current
print size, mark the
Maintain original print
size check box.
Enter
The Enter key on your
keyboard
To save this gradient as a
swatch that you can
access later, click the Add
to swatches button, type
a name, and press Enter.
A tip related to
photography
For best results, use a
tripod when taking
photos for HDR
processing.
A video is available
Watch a video: Smart
Carver™.
A note containing
information that is
important to the preceding
steps. It may describe
conditions under which the
procedure can be
performed.
Although you can apply
the Texture Preserving
Smooth command to the
entire image, the
command works best
when you select the
problem area.
A tip containing
suggestions for performing
the preceding steps. It may
present alternatives to the
steps, or other benefits and
uses of the procedure.
You can also right-click in
the image to set the
source point for the Clone
tool.
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Using the Help system
The Help that is available from within the program is the most
comprehensive source of information for Corel PaintShop Pro. The
Help system provides two ways to find information. You can choose a
topic from the Contents page, or use the Search page to search for
specific words and phrases. You can also print topics from the Help.
If you are connected to the Internet, the application displays the Webbased Help. If no Internet connection is available, the application
searches the local Help system.
To use the Help system
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Do one of the following:
• Click Help  Help topics.
2
In the Help window, click one of the following tabs:
• Contents — lets you browse through topics in the Help
• Search — lets you search the full text of the Help for a particular
word or phrase (no quotation marks required). For example, if
you are looking for information about a specific tool or
command, you can type the name of the tool or command,
such as Backlighting, to display a list of relevant topics.
You can also
Print a specific Help topic
Open a Help topic, and from the
Internet Explorer® menu, choose
File  Print.
View Help for a dialog box
Click Help at the bottom of the
dialog box.
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Using the Learning Center palette
The Learning Center palette contains helpful information about
Corel PaintShop Pro tasks, commands, and tools to help first-time
users as well as experienced users get their work done faster. The Home
page of the Learning Center palette provides a task-based workflow,
which begins with getting your photos into the program. From there,
the workflow takes you through tasks such as organizing your photos,
adjusting and retouching photos, using layers and selections, adding
text, graphics, and effects, and printing and sharing your creations.
Back button
Home button
From the Learning Center Home page, click a
task, and then click a topic.
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To display or hide the Learning Center palette
Edit workspace
• Choose View  Palettes  Learning Center.
The Learning Center palette is displayed by default. It appears
along the right side of the Edit workspace.
To use the Learning Center palette
Edit workspace
1
From the Home page, click a task.
The topics related to the task appear.
2
Click a topic.
The procedure related to the topic appears.
• For topics describing a tool, the tool becomes active. The Tool
Options palette and any other relevant palettes appear.
• For topics describing a command associated with a dialog box,
the dialog box appears.
3
Read the procedure for using the tool or command.
Some tasks and commands are not available unless an image is
open.
Using the Corel Guide
The Corel Guide provides the most up-to-date information and content
for your program. You can find tips and tricks, download new content
for your projects, explore new ways to share your photos, and access
the latest updates for your program.
To access the Corel Guide
• Choose Help  Corel Guide.
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Using Web-based resources
From the Corel PaintShop Pro Help menu and the Corel website, you
can access a number of Web pages dedicated to customer support and
communities. You can find resources such as downloads, tutorials,
tips, newsletters, newsgroups, and other online resources
To access Web-based resources
• From the Help menu, select one of the following website links:
• Contact Information — this link takes you to a Customer
Support page listing customer service and technical support
contact information
• Online Support and Resources — lets you access the Corel
Support Services page to search for answers in the Corel
Knowledgebase and newsgroups, submit questions to Technical
Support, provide feedback, or look for software updates
• Check for Updates — checks the Corel Update Service to see if
there are updates to your copy of Corel PaintShop Pro
You can also visit www.corel.com, and click the Support link to
access the Support page.
To access Corel community sites
• Use your Internet browser to go to www.corel.com, click the
Resources link, and click Community Sites.
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Workspace tour
Corel PaintShop Pro includes three main workspaces that let you
organize and edit your images: Manage, Adjust, and Edit.
This section presents the following topics:
• Exploring the workspaces
• Switching between workspaces
• Using palettes
• Using toolbars
• Using tools
Exploring the workspaces
Corel PaintShop Pro consists of three workspaces:
• Manage
• Adjust
• Edit
Each workspace contains specific tools and controls to help you
accomplish the task at hand quickly and efficiently.
You can save the workspaces, including all open images and their
magnifications and screen positions, as well as positions and
preferences of palettes, toolbars, dialog boxes, and windows. For
information about using custom workspaces, see “Using custom
workspaces” in the Help.
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The Manage workspace
When you open Corel PaintShop Pro, the Manage workspace appears
as your default workspace.
Navigation palette
Organizer palette
Preview area
Info palette
Organizer toolbar
Thumbnails
The Manage workspace in Preview mode
The Manage workspace consists of the following components:
• Navigation palette — helps you find and organize photos. You can
use the Search box or click the Collection tab or Computer tab to
display the folders on your computer or you can sort photos by
collection, tags, or ratings.
• Preview area — lets you choose between two views — a large
single-image view or a multi-thumbnail view (expanded Organizer
palette)
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• Info palette — displays information about the selected image. It
consists of a camera-style display of the settings used to take the
photo and a tabbed area that lets you add information, such as
tags and ratings, and access a full list of EXIF or IPTC data.
• Organizer palette — Available in all three workspaces, this palette
lets you select photos (as thumbnails) and includes a toolbar with
a range of commands and options for managing photos.
For more information about the Manage workspace, see “Reviewing,
organizing, and finding photos” on page 41.
The Adjust workspace
Adjust is your workspace for quick edits. It lets you fix and enhance
your photos by offering a set of the most commonly-used tools.
Adjust palette
Status bar
Toolbar
Preview area
Organizer palette
Set rating
Thumbnails
A photo displayed in the Adjust workspace
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The Adjust workspace includes the following components:
• Preview area — displays the photo selected in the Organizer
palette
• Organizer palette — lets you select photos. It includes a toolbar
with a range of commands and options for managing photos.
• Set Rating control — lets you assign ratings to each photo, so that
you can quickly find your favorites
• Toolbar — displays buttons for accessing common saving and
viewing commands
• Adjust palette — displays tools and controls for adjusting photos
• Status bar — displays information about the selected tool
For more information about the Adjust workspace, see “Using the
Adjust workspace” in the Help.
The Edit workspace
The Edit workspace lets you access in-depth editing features. It
includes menus, tools, and palettes that you can use to create and edit
images. In addition to photo editing, it lets you perform painting and
drawing tasks.
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Menu bar Standard toolbar
Tools toolbar
Status bar
Tool Options palette
Image window
Learning Center palette
A photo displayed in the Edit workspace
The Edit workspace includes the following components:
• Menu bar — displays commands for performing tasks. For
example, the Effects menu contains commands for applying
effects to images.
• Toolbars — display buttons for common commands. For more
information, see “Using toolbars” on page 29.
• Palettes — display image information and help you select tools,
modify options, manage layers, select colors, and perform other
editing tasks. For more information, see “Using palettes” on
page 26.
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• Status bar — displays information about the selected tool or
menu command, as well as information about image dimensions,
color depth, and pointer position. The status bar appears at the
bottom of the workspace, and unlike other toolbars, it cannot be
customized or moved. For more information about viewing image
information, see “Displaying and editing photo information” on
page 56.
Switching between workspaces
Corel PaintShop Pro lets you switch between different workspaces
quickly and easily so that you can accomplish your photo managing
and editing tasks in the most efficient manner.
To switch between workplaces
• At the top of the application window, click one of the following
tabs:
• Manage
• Adjust
• Edit
Using palettes
Corel PaintShop Pro contains many palettes that organize information
and commands to help you edit your images. Some palettes appear
automatically, others appear when you activate certain tools, and some
palettes appear only when you choose to open them. You can easily
turn a palette on and off by choosing View  Palettes. Some palettes
are available only in specific workspaces.
Palettes display information and may contain both controls and
command buttons. Like toolbars, palettes can be moved from their
default docked position.
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Palette
Description
Navigation palette
Lets you find and organize photos
Info palette
Displays information about the selected image. It
consists of a camera-style display of the settings
used to take the photo and a tabbed area that lets
you add General information, such as tags and
ratings, and access a full list of EXIF or IPTC data.
Learning Center
Displays information about workflow, tools, and
commands to help you complete common tasks
quickly and efficiently
Organizer
Lets you gather display photos from various folders
so that you can select, edit, e-mail, or print them.
You can add, remove, and rename custom trays
within the palette to match your workflow.
Tool Options
Displays settings and controls for the active tool
Materials
Lets you choose colors and materials for painting,
drawing, filling, and retouching
Layers
Lets you view, organize, and adjust settings for
image layers
Overview
Displays a thumbnail of the active image; lets you
set a zoom level, and displays image information
History
Lists the actions taken on the active image; lets you
undo and redo adjacent or nonadjacent actions;
and lets you create a Quickscript that can be
instantly applied to other open images
Histogram
Displays a graph of the distribution of red, green,
blue, grayscale, hue, saturation, and lightness
values in an image. You can analyze the distribution
of detail in the shadows, midtones, and highlights
to help you decide how to make corrections.
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Palette
Description
Brush Variance
Lets you set additional brush options when you use
a paint brush or any other raster painting tool. This
palette is particularly useful when you use a
pressure-sensitive tablet or a four-dimensional
mouse. For example, you can vary the opacity of a
brushstroke by applying pressure with the stylus.
Some options also work well with a mouse.
Mixer
Lets you place and mix pigments to use with the
Oil Brush tool and the Palette Knife tool, allowing
you to create realistic strokes with oil paints on
Art Media layers
Script Output
Displays a list of your actions and results when you
run scripts
To display or hide a palette
Edit workspace
• Choose View  Palettes, and click the palette name.
Palettes that are currently displayed are denoted with a check
mark
.
To resize a palette
Edit workspace
• Drag the corner or edge of a palette.
You can also resize a docked palette by clicking the Minimize
palette
or Maximize palette
button in the upper-right
corner of the palette’s title bar.
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Using toolbars
All three workspaces contain toolbars with buttons that are useful for
performing common tasks. When you position the pointer over a
button, its name appears in a tooltip, and the status bar displays
additional information about the command. In addition, in the
Edit workspace, the Learning Center provides advice on using the tool.
The Edit workspace is the main access point for the following toolbars:
• Effects — displays commands for applying effects to your images
• Photo — displays commands for enhancing photos
• Script — displays commands for creating and running scripts
• Standard — appears by default toward the top of the workspace
and displays the most common file-management commands,
such as saving images, undoing a command, and cutting and
pasting items
• Status — appears by default at the bottom of the workspace and
displays information about the selected tool
• Tools — contains tools for painting, drawing, cropping, typing
text, and performing other image-editing tasks
• Web — displays commands for creating and saving images for the
Web
To display or hide a toolbar
Edit workspace
• Choose View  Toolbars, and choose the toolbar that you want to
display or hide.
A check mark beside the toolbar name in the menu indicates that
the toolbar is displayed.
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To hide a specific toolbar, click the Close button
title bar.
on its
Using tools
You can use the tools to perform a variety of image editing and creative
tasks. When you hold the pointer over a tool, a tooltip displays the tool
name and shortcut key, and the status bar displays hints for using the
tool.
While the Adjust workspace contains a limited number of tools for
quickly touching up your images, the Edit workspace contains a wide
selection of tools for advanced image creation and editing. In the
Edit workspace, some of these tools, such as the Crop, Move, and Text
tools, reside in their own space on the Tools toolbar. Most tools,
however, are grouped with other tools that perform similar tasks. A
group of tools is denoted by a small flyout arrow on the right side of
the active tool.
Flyout arrow
Some tools are grouped together in flyouts. You can access all
tools in a flyout by clicking the flyout arrow beside the active tool.
For information about moving, hiding, and displaying the Tools toolbar
in the Edit workspace, see “Using toolbars” on page 29.
The following table briefly describes each tool on the Tools toolbar of
the Edit workspace. Some of these tools are also available in the Adjust
workspace.
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Tool
Description
Pan
Lets you control which part of the image is
visible in the image window
Zoom
Zooms in when you click, or zooms out when
you right-click. You can drag to define an area
for zooming.
Pick
Moves, rotates, and reshapes raster layers, and
selects and modifies vector objects
Move
Moves a raster layer or a vector layer on the
canvas
Selection
Creates a geometrically shaped selection, such as
a rectangle, ellipse, or triangle
Freehand
Selection
Creates an irregularly shaped selection
Magic Wand
Makes a selection based on pixel values within a
specified tolerance level
Dropper
Lets you choose the foreground/stroke color by
clicking or the background/fill color by rightclicking
Crop
Trims or eliminates unwanted edges
Straighten
Rotates a crooked photo to straighten it
Perspective
Correction
Squares the perspective of buildings or other
objects that appear to be leaning
Red Eye
Quickly corrects the red-eye effect commonly
seen in photos
Makeover
Provides five modes — Blemish Fixer, Toothbrush,
Eye Drop, Suntan, and Thinify™ — which let you
apply cosmetic fixes to subjects in your photos
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Description
Clone
Removes flaws and objects by painting over
them with another part of the image
Scratch Remover
Removes wrinkles, wires, and similar linear flaws
from digital photos, and removes scratches from
scanned photos
Object Remover
Covers unwanted elements of a photo with a
neighboring texture in the same photo
Paint Brush
Lets you paint on your image with colors,
textures, or gradients
Airbrush
Simulates painting with an airbrush or spray can
Lighten/Darken
Lightens areas as you drag, or darkens areas as
you drag with the right mouse button. This
effect is stronger than the effects produced by
the Dodge and Burn tools.
Dodge
Lets you lighten areas of a photo by clicking or
darken areas by right-clicking
Burn
Lets you darken areas of a photo by clicking, or
lighten areas by right-clicking
Smudge
Smears pixels by picking up new colors as you
drag, or pushes pixels by not picking up new
colors as you drag with the right mouse button
Push
Pushes pixels by not picking up new colors as
you drag, or smears pixels by picking up new
colors as you drag with the right mouse button
Soften
Softens pixels as you drag, or sharpens pixels as
you drag with the right mouse button
Sharpen
Sharpens pixels as you drag, or softens pixels as
you drag with the right mouse button
Emboss
Creates an embossed effect by suppressing color
and tracing edges as you drag
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Description
Saturation Up/
Down
Makes colors more vivid as you drag, or less vivid
as you drag with the right mouse button
Hue Up/Down
Shifts pixel hue values up as you drag, or shifts
them down as you drag with the right mouse
button
Change to Target
Recolors pixels while retaining detail
Color Replacer
Replaces the background/fill color with the
foreground/stroke color when you click and
drag, or replaces the foreground/stroke color
with the background/fill color when you rightclick and drag
Eraser
Erases raster layer pixels to transparency
Background Eraser Erases around the edges of the areas you want
to keep in a photo
Flood Fill
Fills pixels of a similar tolerance level with the
current foreground/stroke material when you
click, or with the current background/fill material
when you right-click
Color Changer
Changes the color of an object while preserving
the shading and luminosity of the original color
Picture Tube
Places picture tubes, theme-based artistic
elements, in your image
Text
Places text on your image
Preset Shape
Adds predefined shapes (such as callouts,
arrows, and starbursts) to your image
Rectangle
Creates a rectangle or square
Ellipse
Creates an ellipse or circle
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Description
Symmetric Shape
Creates symmetric or star-shaped objects
Pen
Creates connected or unconnected lines,
freehand curves, and Bézier curve segments
Warp Brush
Shrinks, grows, twists, or distorts pixels
Mesh Warp
Distorts a photo by dragging points along an
overlay grid
Oil Brush
Simulates oil brushstrokes on an Art Media layer
Chalk
Simulates drawing with chalk on an Art Media
layer
Pastel
Simulates drawing with pastels on an Art Media
layer
Crayon
Simulates drawing with crayon on an Art Media
layer
Colored Pencil
Simulates drawing with colored pencil on an Art
Media layer
Marker
Simulates drawing with an ink marker on an Art
Media layer
Palette Knife
Simulates applying oil paint with a knife (instead
of a brush) on an Art Media layer
Smear
Smears whatever pigment you’ve applied to an
Art Media layer
Art Eraser
Erases whatever pigment you’ve applied to an
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Getting started
You can bring your images into Corel PaintShop Pro in various ways:
you can import photos that you have transferred to your computer,
scan images directly into the application, capture images from the
computer screen; or you can create an image.
After you bring your images into the application, you can access many
basic commands that help you view images and image information.
You can perform basic actions such as cut, copy, undo, and repeat.
For more information about performing basic actions, see “Getting
Started with Corel PaintShop Pro” in the Help.
This section presents the following topics:
• Getting photos into Corel PaintShop Pro
• Opening and closing images
• Saving images
• Deleting images
Getting photos into Corel PaintShop Pro
After you transfer your photos to your computer (by using Windows or
the software for your camera), you can import your photos into
Corel PaintShop Pro. You import photos by browsing to folders. The
photos in the folders are then cataloged automatically in a database.
This makes it easy to find, edit, and update the information for your
photos.
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Although you can browse to folders from any workspace, the Manage
workspace is designed to make it easy to review and manage multiple
photos.
To import your photos into Corel PaintShop Pro
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab, and click
Browse More Folders.
2
In the Browse For Folder dialog box, navigate to the folder you
want.
3
Click OK.
The folder is added to the folder list and all the images are
cataloged in the application database.
You can open the Navigation palette from any workspace by
clicking the Show/Hide Navigation button
on the Organizer
palette.
Opening and closing images
You can open most image formats in Corel PaintShop Pro. You can
open the images by using the menu bar or by using the
Manage workspace. You can associate specific file formats with
Corel PaintShop Pro, such as JPEG, TIF, or PNG, so that these files will
open in Corel PaintShop Pro when you double-click them. For more
information about setting file format associations and supported file
types, see “Setting file format associations” and “Files supported by
Corel PaintShop Pro” in the Help. For information on RAW files, see
“Supported RAW file formats” on page 61.
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To open an image
Edit workspace
1
Choose File  Open.
2
In the Look in drop-list, choose the folder where the file is stored.
3
Click the name of the file that you want to open.
If you want to open multiple files, hold down Ctrl, and click the
filenames.
4
Click Open.
You can also
View information about an image
In the Open dialog box, click the
filename, and click Details.
View a thumbnail in the preview
area
In the Open dialog box, mark the
Show preview check box.
To open an image from the Manage workspace
Manage workspace
• Click a thumbnail to select the file.
To view thumbnails from another folder, click Browse More Folders
on the Navigation palette, and from the Browse For Folder dialog
box that appears, choose the folder you want. The folder appears
in the Folders list.
You can work with the file in the Manage workspace, or click the
Adjust tab or Edit tab to edit the file in another workspace.
To open a RAW photo image
Edit workspace
• Do one of the following:
• Choose File  Open.
• Double-click on a RAW image thumbnail.
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• Hold down Ctrl, and click the filenames or thumbnails to open
multiple files.
The Camera RAW Lab dialog box opens. This dialog box lets you
adjust the settings that are stored with the RAW photo file.
To close an image
• Choose File  Close.
In the Edit workspace, you can also close an image by clicking
the Close button
above the image.
Saving images
Before you save an image, you need to consider the file format in
which you want to save it, and you must ensure that you don’t
overwrite an original image that you may need in the future.
The PspImage file format of Corel PaintShop Pro supports layers, alpha
channels, and other features used in creating images. It is
recommended that you save and edit your images as PspImage files.
You can then save the files to common file formats. You can also use
the Save for Office command if you want to optimize your images for
placement in another application, such as a page layout, e-mail, or
Web page design application.
For more information about options available when saving images, see
“Saving images” in the Help.
Important! The Auto-Preserve Original preference setting can help
you avoid overwriting original images. By default, this feature is on.
For more information on this preference setting, see “Setting AutoPreserve preferences” in the Help.
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To save a new image
Edit workspace
1
Choose File  Save.
The Save As dialog box appears.
2
From the Save in drop-list, choose the folder in which you want to
save the file.
3
In the File name field, type a name for the file.
4
In the Save as type drop-list, choose a file format. The most
commonly used formats are listed first.
If you want to change the default settings for the file format (for
example compression or color profile), click Options, and choose
the settings you want.
5
Click Save.
You can also save your work by clicking the Save As button
on the Standard toolbar to avoid overwriting your current file.
You can save in the last-used file format by choosing File 
Preferences  General Program Preferences, and clicking Display
and Caching from the list on the left side. In the Presentation
group box, mark the Re-use last type in the file save-as dialog
check box.
To save your work
Edit workspace
• Choose File  Save.
If the Auto-Preserve Originals preference setting is enabled, and
this is the first time you’ve attempted to save changes to this
image, you are prompted to save a copy of the original unedited
image. If Auto-Preserve Originals is not enabled, the original
image is overwritten by the modified image.
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You can avoid overwriting the current file by using the Save As
command.
You can also save your work by clicking the Save button
the Standard toolbar.
on
Deleting images
You can delete image files by using the Organizer palette.
To delete an image
Edit workspace
• Right-click a thumbnail in the Organizer palette, and choose
Delete from the context menu.
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Reviewing, organizing,
and finding photos
The Manage workspace is a multifaceted digital image management
feature that lets you preview, organize, and streamline your photoediting workflow.
This section presents the following topics:
• Setting up the Manage workspace
• Finding images on your computer
• Working with saved searches
• Adding keyword tags to images
• Viewing photos by tags
• Using the calendar to find images
• Working with thumbnails in the Manage workspace
• Capturing and applying edits to multiple photos
• Displaying and editing photo information
• E-mailing and sharing photos from the Manage workspace
• Using Quick Review to review photos
• Working with trays
Setting up the Manage workspace
When you start up Corel PaintShop Pro for the first time, the
Manage workspace appears as your main workspace with the
following four components: Navigation palette, Preview area,
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Organizer palette, and the Info palette. For information about each of
these palettes, see “The Manage workspace” on page 22.
Depending on your specific needs, you can customize the
Manage workspace by choosing the Preview or Thumbnail mode,
resizing, moving, or hiding the palettes, and selecting display and file
preferences. For more information, see “Setting Manage workspace
preferences” in the Help.
Navigation palette
Organizer palette
Preview area
Info palette
Thumbnails
Organizer toolbar
Manage workspace in Preview mode
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Navigation
palette
Preview
area
Organizer
toolbar
Thumbnails
Info palette
Manage workspace in Thumbnail mode
To switch between preview and thumbnail modes
• In the top-right corner of the Manage workspace, click one of the
following buttons:
• Preview mode
image
— displays a large preview area of a single
• Thumbnail mode
— expands and locks the Organizer
palette content in the preview area
To hide or show the Navigation palette and Info palette
Manage workspace
• In the Organizer palette, click any of the following buttons on the
Organizer toolbar:
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• Show/Hide Navigation
palette
• Show/Hide Info
— shows or hides the Navigation
— shows or hides the Info palette
A convenient way to minimize the Organizer palette (or any
palette) is to click the Auto Hide button
on the palette title
bar. For more information, see “To roll up a toolbar or palette”
in the Help.
Browsing folders for photos
You can browse for photos on your computer by using the Collections
and Computer tabs in the Navigation palette:
• The Collections tab is your library of virtual and physical folders. It
offers an easy way to find and search for favorite photos.
• The Computer tab displays a complete list of all folders on your
hard drive and desktop.
When you select a folder in the Navigation palette, the photos in this
folder appear as thumbnails in the Organizer palette. When you
browse to a folder, you are essentially importing the content of the
folder into Corel PaintShop Pro. For more information, see “Getting
photos into Corel PaintShop Pro” on page 35.
To view the photos in a folder
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click one of the following tabs:
• Collections — displays a custom list of cataloged folders and a
list of virtual collections
• Computer — displays a list of all folders and devices on your
computer
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Double-click a folder to display the subfolders it contains.
3
Click the folder that contains the photos that you want to view.
The thumbnails of all supported photo or video files in the
selected folder appear in the Organizer palette.
You can also hide the list of subfolders in a folder by clicking the
minus sign next to its name.
To add a folder to the Collections page
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
In Folders tree, click the Browse More Folders icon
.
The Browse for Folder dialog box appears.
3
Navigate to the folder containing the images you want to view,
and then click OK.
The folder is added to the Folders list.
You can also create a folder on your computer by clicking the
Make New Folder button in the Browse for Folder dialog box.
To view all cataloged folders
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
In the Smart Collections tree, click the All Photos icon
.
Finding images on your computer
When you import photos into Corel PaintShop Pro by navigating to
them from the Navigation palette, they are cataloged automatically.
Cataloged images can be searched for quickly (real-time filtering) and
easily from the Search box. You can do a simple text-based search, use
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more advanced search options, or use a calendar to search for images
associated with a particular date or date range.
When you perform an advanced search, you can save the search rules
and results as a Smart Collection.
To search for images quickly
Manage workspace
• In the Navigation palette, type a search term in the Search box.
The search results appear in the Organizer palette.
Note: Search terms may be filenames (including extensions),
names of folders in which images reside (including letters
designating drives), tags, caption text, or image metadata (EXIF or
IPTC data).
For more information about the tags that you can assign to
images, see “Adding keyword tags to images” on page 47. For
more information about caption text and image metadata, see
“Displaying and editing photo information” on page 56.
To do an advanced search
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
Double-click Smart Collections to open the list, and click Add
Smart Collection.
The Smart Collection dialog box appears.
3
In the Find photos that match drop-list, select one of the
following options:
• All — searches for images that match all of the specified rules
• Any — searches for images that match any of the specified rules
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From the first drop-list on the left, select a search option.
5
From the next drop-list, select an option to refine the search
further.
The options that appear in the drop-list depend on the search
option that you chose in the previous drop-list.
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In the text field, type or choose a search term.
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Click Preview.
The search results appear in the Organizer palette.
Working with saved searches
After you save a custom set of search criteria as a Smart Collection, you
can run the search again simply by clicking it on the Collections tab.
You can also edit, rename, or delete a saved search.
To run a saved search
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
Double-click Smart Collections to open the list.
3
Click the Smart Collection you want to use for your search.
Adding keyword tags to images
Keyword tags let you assign descriptive, natural-language terms to
images. By creating tags such as “family,” “children,” or “birthday,”
you can identify specific photos, and then simply click a tag from the
list to view thumbnails of photos associated with the tag. You can
create and assign as many tags as you like to an image. The
Manage workspace provides several ways to create and assign tags.
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To add a keyword tag to the tags catalog
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
Double-click Tags to open the list.
3
In the Tags list, click the Add Tags button
.
The Add Tag dialog box appears.
4
Type the tag text, and click OK.
The new tag appears in the Tags list.
To delete a keyword tag from the tags catalog
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
Double-click Tags to open the list.
3
Right-click a tag, and click Delete.
To assign a keyword tag to one or more images
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
Double-click Tags to open the list.
3
In the Organizer palette, select one or more thumbnails of the
images that you want to tag.
4
Drag the thumbnails onto a tag in the Tags list.
You can also assign one or more tags to the selected
thumbnails by typing the text in the Tags box on the General
page of the Info palette, and clicking the Add Tag button
to
the right of the text field.
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To remove keyword tags from one or more images
Manage workspace
1
In the Organizer palette, select one or more thumbnails.
2
In the Info palette, click the General tab to view the tag
information.
3
In the list that appears below the Tags box, click one or more tags
that you want to remove, and click the Delete Tag button
appears to the right of the tag name.
that
If the General info panel is not displayed, select the thumbnails,
and then click the Image information button
on the
Organizer toolbar.
Viewing photos by tags
After you assign a tag to an image, you can find the image simply by
clicking on the tag.
To display photos by tags
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
Double-click Tags to open the list.
3
Click a tag.
Photos associated with the tag display as thumbnails in the
Organizer palette.
You can also type a tag name into the Search box at the top of
the Navigation palette.
You can also display photos that have no tags by clicking the
No Tags button
in the Tags list.
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Using the calendar to find images
The Calendar Search lets you find photos according to the date they
were taken. You can search by a specific date or select a date range.
The image creation dates are highlighted on the calendar.
Note: When you edit and save a photo, the modification date is also
captured in the Calendar Search.
To find images by using the calendar
Manage workspace
1
In the Navigation palette, click the Collections tab.
2
Click the Calendar button
.
The Calendar Search dialog box appears. Dates shown in red
indicate images created on that date.
3
Choose one of the following options:
• For photos taken today, click the Today button
.
• For a specific date and month, click the Previous (Year/Month)
and Next (Month/Year)
buttons, and select a date.
• For a date range, use the Previous and Next buttons to select the
month and year, hold down Shift, click the first date in the
range, and then click the last date in the range.
• For multiple dates not in sequence, use the Previous and Next
buttons to select the month and year, hold down Ctrl, and click
the dates.
When you click a date or a range, the Organizer palette displays
thumbnails of the photos that match the date criteria.
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Working with thumbnails in the Manage workspace
The Manage workspace makes it easy for you to preview and organize
photos by using thumbnails.
For a larger view of photos, use Preview mode, zoom in and out on
thumbnails, or use Quick Review to view photos in full-screen mode.
You can also sort and rotate photos by using thumbnails, or delete and
rename the files.
Thumbnails let you edit multiple photos by using Capture editing and
Apply editing. For more information, see “Capturing and applying edits
to multiple photos” on page 54.
In addition, you can select one or more RAW file thumbnails to convert
the files to another format. For more information, see “Converting
RAW photos to another file format” on page 64.
To preview an image in the Manage workspace
• In the Organizer palette, click a thumbnail.
If you are not in Preview mode, click the Preview mode button
in the top-right corner of the application window.
The photo displays in the Preview area.
You can also
Display the previous or the next
image in the Preview area by
using the keyboard
Press the Left arrow or the Right
Preview an image in full-screen
mode
Click View  Full Screen Preview,
or double-click a thumbnail to
open Quick Review.
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To zoom in or out on thumbnails
1
If the Manage workspace is not in Thumbnail mode, click the
Thumbnail mode button
Manage workspace.
2
in the top-right corner of the
On the Organizer toolbar, move the Zoom slider to the left to
zoom out, or to the right to zoom in.
The Zoom slider is not available when the Manage workspace
is in Preview mode.
To sort thumbnails
Manage workspace
1
On the Organizer toolbar, click the Sort by drop-list.
2
Choose a sorting option.
To select more than one thumbnail
Manage workspace
• Do one of the following:
• To select adjacent thumbnails, hold down Shift, and click the
first and the last thumbnail in the sequence of thumbnails.
• To select nonadjacent thumbnails, hold down Ctrl, and click the
thumbnails.
To play a video from a thumbnail
Manage workspace
1
If the Manage workspace is not in Preview mode, click the Preview
mode button
in the top-right corner of the
Manage workspace.
2
In the Organizer palette, click a video thumbnail.
3
Click the Play button
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Example of a video thumbnail
You can extract a frame from a video and save it as an image
by clicking the Pause button to stop the video on the frame that
you want to save, and clicking the Capture button
.
To rotate one or more images in the Organizer palette
Manage workspace
1
Select one or more thumbnails.
2
On the Organizer toolbar, click one of the following buttons:
• Rotate Right
— rotates thumbnails 90 degrees clockwise
• Rotate Left
— rotates thumbnails 90 degrees
counterclockwise
You can also right-click a thumbnail and choose Rotate Right or
Rotate Left from the context menu.
To delete one or more photos in the Manage workspace
1
Select one or more thumbnails, and press Delete.
The Delete File dialog box or Delete Multiple Items dialog box
appear.
2
Click Yes to send the images to the Recycle Bin.
You can also right-click selected thumbnails, and choose Delete
in the context menu.
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To rename a file in the Manage workspace
1
Right-click the thumbnail that you want to rename and choose
Rename.
2
In the Rename dialog box, type the new file name, and click OK.
Capturing and applying edits to multiple photos
In the Manage workspace, you can copy the edits you make to one
photo and apply them to as many photos as you want. For example,
you can easily apply a lighting correction to multiple photos, or apply
the same border and resizing options to a set of photos that you’re
preparing for a website.
After you edit a photo in the Adjust or Edit workspace, a small editing
icon appears on the photo’s thumbnail. When you return to the
Manage workspace, you can access the Capture editing and Apply
editing commands to copy the changes to other photos.
Capture Editing and
Apply Editing buttons
An icon in the bottom-left corner of a thumbnail indicates that the
edits to the photo can be copied and applied to other photos.
You can capture and apply edits to most file types, but edits to RAW
files can be applied only to other RAW files. You can undo the edits you
apply to one or more photos.
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To capture edits
Manage workspace
1
After editing an image in the Adjust workspace or Edit workspace,
or the Camera RAW Lab, save the changes, and return to the
Manage workspace.
2
Select the thumbnail of the photo that you edited.
A pencil icon or RAW icon appears in the bottom-left corner of
thumbnails to indicate that the image has been edited.
3
Click the Capture Editing
button on the Organizer toolbar.
You can capture the edits of both open or closed files for the
current session only. When you close the program, all captured
edits are automatically deleted.
You can also capture the edits by right-clicking the selected
thumbnail and choosing Capture Editing.
To apply captured edits
Manage workspace
1
In the Organizer palette, select one or more thumbnails.
2
Click the Apply Editing
3
Click OK in the Batch Process dialog box.
button on the Organizer toolbar.
For RAW files, the saved settings from the Camera RAW Lab dialog
box are applied.
When you close the program, all captured edits are
automatically cleared.
You can also apply the captured edits by right-clicking the
selected thumbnails and choosing Apply Editing.
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To undo Apply Editing
1
In the Organizer palette, select one or more thumbnails.
2
Right-click a selected thumbnail, and choose Revert Current
Editing from the context menu.
You can also undo the editing to multiple photos by selecting
the thumbnails of the edited photos, right-clicking a selected
thumbnail, and choosing Revert All Editing from the context
menu.
Displaying and editing photo information
The Info palette in the Manage workspace lets you view, add, and edit
information about your photos, such as the filename, size, and
creation date, as well as EXIF and IPTC metadata. You can also add
tags, captions, and apply star ratings to photos. For more information
about adding tags, see “Adding keyword tags to images” on page 47.
Adding and updating photo information makes it easier to organize
and search for your photos. For example, you can search by caption
text.
At the top of the Info palette there is a camera-style display that helps
you quickly review the camera settings were used for the selected
photo.
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White Balance Symbols
Custom
Flash
Daylight
Overcast
Fluorescent
Shade
Tungsten
Partial metering
Auto-white balance
Metering Symbols
Custom metering
Spot metering
Averaged metering
Multi-spot metering
Center-weighted metering
Pattern metering
To assign a rating to one or more images
Manage workspace
1
Select one or more thumbnails.
2
In the Info palette, click a star, starting from left to right, to set a
Rating. For example, if you want to assign a five-star rating, click
the right-most star and all stars will be selected.
You can also
Assign a rating by using the
context menu
Right-click one or more thumbnails,
click Set Rating, and then click the
number of stars you want to assign.
Assign a rating by using keyboard
shortcuts
Select one or more thumbnails, and
press Ctrl + the number of stars you
want to assign. For example, if you
want to assign one star, press
Ctrl+1.
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To remove the rating of an image
Manage workspace
• Right-click a thumbnail, choose Rating, and the number of stars
that are currently assigned to the image. For example, to remove
the rating of a three-star image, you would choose Rating  * * *.
To add a caption to one or more images
Manage workspace
1
Select a thumbnail.
2
In the Info palette, click the General tab, and type text in the
Caption box.
To delete a caption from one or more images
Manage workspace
1
Select on or more thumbnails that have the same caption text.
2
In the Info palette, click the General tab.
3
Highlight the text you want to delete in the Caption box.
4
Press Delete.
To view advanced image information
Manage workspace
• In the Info palette, click the EXIF or IPTC tab.
Note: You can edit only the EXIF or IPTC data that have entry
fields.
E-mailing and sharing photos from the
Manage workspace
You can e-mail and share your photos from the Manage workspace, or
any other workspace, by accessing the Share menu on the Organizer
toolbar. For more information, see “E-mailing photos” on page 169
and “Uploading photos to a sharing site” on page 170.
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Using Quick Review to review photos
You can use Quick Review to review images in full-screen mode. For
example, after downloading photos from your camera, you can use
Quick Review to quickly review all photos, delete the ones you don’t
want, rotate photos, and apply star ratings.
To review images in full-screen mode
Manage workspace
1
In the Organizer palette, double-click a thumbnail in the folder or
tray that you want to review.
The Quick Review window opens.
2
Perform a task from the following table.
To
Do the following
View the next photo
Click the Next button
View the previous photo
Click the Previous button
Apply a star rating
Click a star below the photo,
starting from left to right, to set a
Change the Zoom level
Drag the Zoom slider, click the Zoom
In
or Zoom Out
buttons, or
.
.
rating.
click the Zoom to 100% button
or the Zoom to Fit button
.
Delete a photo
Click the Delete button
Rotate a photo
Click the Rotate Right button
Rotate Left button
Exit Quick Review
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Click the Exit button
Esc.
.
or
.
or press
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Working with trays
You can use trays to gather images from various folders. The images
remain in their original location, but are referenced in the tray and can
be accessed by clicking a thumbnail.
You can add, remove, and rename trays to suit your workflow. For
instance, you can create a tray for images you want to edit, use for a
project, print, or e-mail. Trays are created in the Organizer palette.
The default tray automatically displays the photos from the folder or
collection that is currently selected in the Navigation palette. A custom
tray, called My Tray, is a blank tray that is created automatically. For
more information about trays, see “Working with trays” in the Help.
To add a tray
Manage workspace
1
In the Organizer palette, click the More Options button
Organizer toolbar, and click Add Tray.
on the
2
Type a name for the new tray in the Name field, and click OK.
To remove a tray
Manage workspace
1
In the Organizer palette, select the tray that you want to remove.
Note: Removing a tray does not delete the photos in the tray.
2
Click the More Options button
click Remove Tray.
on the Organizer toolbar, and
The custom tray, “My Tray”, cannot be removed.
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Working with camera RAW photos
Most DSLR cameras give you the option to take photos in RAW mode.
RAW mode records more image data than a typical JPEG. A RAW
photo is a 12-bit or 14-bit image and comprises of up to 16,384 levels
of brightness. The camera records information, such as ISO, color
temperature, and saturation settings, but stores this information in a
header. The RAW image data itself remains uncompromised and
uncompressed, making it similar to a photo negative that you can print
as you like. Compare this to an 8-bit JPEG photo which contains 256
brightness levels, and which has already had some irreversible
processing applied by the camera. The Camera RAW Lab in
Corel PaintShop Pro acts like a digital darkroom and lets you apply a
personal touch to your RAW files.
After processing a RAW image, you can leave it as a read-only RAW file,
or export it to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file so you can edit it.
This section presents the following topics:
• Supported RAW file formats
• Using the Camera RAW Lab
• Applying edits to multiple RAW photos
• Converting RAW photos to another file format
Supported RAW file formats
Camera RAW Lab works with common RAW formats from the major
camera manufacturers. You can find an updated list at
www.corel.com.
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To find supported RAW file formats
1
Go to www.corel.com.
2
On the corel.com Web page, click Support.
3
On the Support page, click Knowledgebase.
4
In the Search Text box, type PaintShop RAW support list.
A list of related Knowledgebase articles is displayed.
Using the Camera RAW Lab
The Camera RAW
Lab lets you develop
a RAW image by
saving a variety of
processing settings.
After processing a
RAW image, you can
leave it as a read-only
RAW file, or open it
in the Edit workspace
and save it to a
different file format,
such as JPEG, GIF, or
PNG.
To launch the Camera RAW Lab
• Do one of the following:
• In the Manage workspace, select File  Open  Filename.
• In the Edit workspace, drag a thumbnail from the Organizer
palette to the image window, or double-click the thumbnail.
The Camera RAW Lab dialog box opens with the image.
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To adjust settings for a RAW photo
1
In the Camera RAW Lab dialog box, do any of the following:
• Drag the Brightness, Saturation, or Shadow sliders for a quick
overall image adjustment.
• In the White balance area, adjust color by clicking a preset
lighting option from the Scenario drop-list, or by clicking the
preview area to set the white point with the Dropper tool. You
can also adjust or fine-tune color with the Temperature and Tint
sliders.
• In the Highlight recovery area, click an option in the drop-list.
Highlight recovery works particularly well on images that are
overexposed — it can help restore detail in blown-out areas.
• Drag the Threshold slider in the Reduce noise area to smooth
digital noise.
You can preview the changes to the photo in the Preview area.
If you want to keep the settings for future use, check the Save
image settings checkbox.
2
Click one of the following:
• Reset — resets the settings to their original values
• Edit — applies the settings and opens the photo in the Edit
workspace. When you edit a RAW photo, you must save it to a
JPEG, TIFF, or another writable file format.
• Apply — applies the settings, and exits the Camera RAW Lab
• Cancel — exits the Camera RAW Lab without adjusting the
photo’s settings
Image settings for RAW images are saved to a database.
Changes to the file name or file location can be tracked in the
database only if you make the changes in Corel PaintShop Pro.
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Applying edits to multiple RAW photos
With Corel PaintShop Pro, you can copy the edits you made to a photo
in the Camera RAW Lab, and quickly apply the same edits to a batch
of photos. For more information about applying edits to multiple
photos, see “Capturing and applying edits to multiple photos” on
page 54.
Converting RAW photos to another file format
The RAW file format is read-only and the settings for a RAW file are
stored as a separate header. It is these settings that you can adjust in
the Camera RAW Lab. However, to use the editing features in the
Adjust and Edit workspaces, you need save the RAW file to a different
file format, such as JPEG, TIFF, or the native format, .pspimage. To
quickly convert the file, you can use Convert RAW.
To convert a RAW file to another file type
Manage workspace
1
In the Organizer palette, select one or more RAW file thumbnails.
2
Right-click a selected thumbnail, and click Convert RAW.
3
In the Batch Process dialog box, choose a file format from the Type
drop-list.
If you want to change the default conversion settings, click
Options, and adjust the settings.
4
Click Browse and choose a folder in which the converted file will
be saved.
5
Click Start.
You can rename converted files by clicking Modify, choosing an
option from the Rename Options list, and clicking Add.
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Adjusting images
When you view your photos in Corel PaintShop Pro, you may notice
problems that you want to correct. In some photos, the problems are
obvious, such as when the subject is too dark. In other photos, you
may sense the need for improvement but not know what to fix. With
Corel PaintShop Pro, you can correct specific aspects of a photo or
allow the program to make basic photo adjustments.
This section presents the following topics:
• Rotating images
• Cropping images
• Straightening images
• Correcting photographic perspective
• Making basic photo corrections automatically
• Removing digital noise
• Adjusting color balance
• Adjusting brightness, contrast, and clarity
• Controlling depth of field
For more information about adjusting images, including correcting
light and lens distortions, controlling noise, adding blur, or sharpening
images, see “Adjusting images” in the Help.
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Rotating images
You can rotate an image by 90 degrees to change its orientation to
landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical). If your camera contains
sensors that tag photos taken in portrait orientation, your photos are
automatically rotated to the correct orientation.
You can rotate an image in Corel PaintShop Pro.
You can also rotate an image to any angle by specifying a degree of
rotation or by rotating it interactively on the canvas. For information
about rotating an image to straighten it according to reference points
within the image, such as the horizon, see “Straightening images” on
page 70.
You can also use the Manage workspace to apply lossless rotation to
JPEG images while retaining all of the original image data.
To rotate an image
Edit workspace
• Select an image, and perform a task from the following table.
To
Do the following
Rotate an image 90 degrees
clockwise or counterclockwise
Choose Image  Rotate Right, or
choose Image  Rotate Left.
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Do the following
Rotate an image to a specific
angle
Choose Image  Free Rotate. In
the Free Rotate dialog box,
choose either the Right option or
the Left option to set the direction
of rotation. In the Degrees group
box, choose the Free option, and
type or set a value in the control.
Rotate an image interactively
On the Tools toolbar, choose the
Pick tool
. Rotate the image by
dragging the rotation handle (the
square connected by a line to the
rotation pivot point). The cursor
changes to two curved arrows
when it is positioned over the
rotation handle.
You can also rotate an image by clicking the Rotate Right
Rotate Left
button on the Standard toolbar.
or
If you want to change the center of rotation before you
interactively rotate the image, hold down Ctrl, and drag the
rotation pivot point (the circle at the center of the image) to a
new position.
Cropping images
You can remove unwanted portions of an image to create stronger
compositions or to draw attention to another area of the image.
Corel PaintShop Pro helps you crop by providing presets to common
image sizes, such as 4 × 6 inches or 10 × 15 centimeters.
Cropping reduces the amount of hard drive memory required for
storing the image. In addition, cropping can improve color corrections
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by eliminating extraneous areas of color. If a photograph requires both
cropping and color correction, you should crop the image first and
then apply the color correction.
Floating toolbar for the Crop tool
Important! Cropping permanently removes the image
area outside the crop rectangle. To preserve the original
photo, use the Save As command, and save the
cropped version of your image to a new filename.
To crop an image
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Crop tool
.
By default, the crop rectangle appears on the image, and the area
outside the crop rectangle is shaded.
2
Adjust the crop area size by dragging any of the handles or edges.
To reposition the crop rectangle, place the cursor inside and drag.
You can use a preset crop size by choosing an option from the
Presets drop-list on the floating toolbar for the Crop tool, or from
the drop-list on the Tool Options palette.
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When you’re ready to crop the image, click the Apply button
on the Tool Options palette or on the floating toolbar for the Crop
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You can also
Apply the crop by using your
mouse or keyboard
Double-click inside the crop
rectangle, or press Enter.
Set the size of the crop rectangle
on the Tool Options palette
Specify the values in the Width,
Height, and Units controls.
Constrain the crop area to its
current proportions
Mark the Maintain aspect ratio
check box on the Tool Options
palette. This option is available
only for custom-defined crop
rectangles.
Rotate the crop rectangle by
90 degrees
Click the Rotate Crop Rectangle
Freely rotate the crop rectangle
Drag the square end of the
rotation handle. This feature can
be helpful when, for example, you
want to straighten and then crop
a crookedly scanned photo.
Clear the crop area
Click the Clear button
on the
floating toolbar for the Crop tool.
button
toolbar.
on the floating
To crop an image for printing
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Crop tool
2
Define the crop area by dragging within the image.
3
On the Tool Options palette, mark the Specify Print Size check box.
Note: If the Specify Print Size check box is marked, the image
resolution changes when you change values in the Height and
Width controls. The current resolution appears to the right of the
Units drop-list.
4
In the Units drop-list, select Inches or Centimeters.
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Note: The Pixels option is unavailable for this method of
cropping.
5
Type or set position values in the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right
controls.
6
Type or set the dimension values in the Height and Width controls.
The final crop area is sized as specified, and the image resolution
is reduced or increased as needed.
7
Click the Apply button
on the Tool Options palette, or on the
floating toolbar for the Crop tool.
Straightening images
You can easily straighten crooked images by aligning a straightening
bar with an image feature. Corel PaintShop Pro rotates the image so
that this straightening bar is perfectly horizontal and vertical. This
feature is especially useful when an image has a strong vertical or
horizontal feature, such as a building or horizon.
The Straighten tool lets you position a straightening bar
within an image.
To straighten an image
Edit workspace
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A straightening bar with end handles appears on the image.
2
Drag each handle of the straightening bar to align it with the part
of the image that you want to straighten.
3
On the Tool Options palette, choose one of the following options
from the Mode drop-list:
• Auto — automatically straightens the image based on the
position of the straightening bar
• Make vertical — rotates the image to make the straightening
bar vertical
• Make horizontal — rotates the image to make the straightening
bar horizontal
4
Click the Apply button
.
You can also
Choose a specific angle for the
straightening bar
Type or set a value in the Angle
control on the Tools Options palette.
Crop the edges of the image to
make it rectangular after
straightening
Mark the Crop image check box on
the Tools Options palette.
Fill the edge areas of your image
with the background color
Unmark the Crop image check box
on the Tools Options palette.
You can also double-click the image to apply the command.
Correcting photographic perspective
When you take pictures of tall or wide objects, the resulting
photographs may have perspective distortion — that is, the objects
may seem to be leaning or angled. This distortion occurs when the
camera is at an angle to the subject.
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By using the Perspective Correction tool, you can fix perspective
distortion, such as the angled sides of a building. You can also fix
photographic perspective in an entire layer by using the Pick tool.
Using the Perspective Correction tool changes the angle of the building.
To correct perspective in a photo
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Perspective Correction tool
.
A bounding box with corner handles appears on the image.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose settings for the following
controls:
• Grid lines — lets you type or set the number of gridlines to
display
• Crop image — recrops the image to a rectangular shape after
the perspective is applied
Note: Marking the Crop image check box deletes the areas of the
image that fall outside the rectangle.
3
Drag each handle to the corner of the object that should be
rectangular.
4
Click the Apply button
.
You can also apply the command by double-clicking the image.
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To reset the perspective correction box to the original rectangle,
click Cancel
on the Tool Options palette.
Making basic photo corrections automatically
If you are not sure what adjustments to make to a photo, you can
apply either the One Step Photo Fix command or the Smart Photo Fix
command and see if you like the results. The One Step Photo Fix
command automatically applies a predetermined set of color
balancing and sharpening corrections to your photo — all you need to
do is select the command. If you want the option of fine-tuning the
same corrections before applying them, you can use the Smart Photo
Fix command.
You can use the One Step Photo Fix command to improve the
exposure and color balance of images quickly and easily.
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The Smart Photo Fix feature gives you control over the
amount and type of corrections applied to an image.
The advanced options of the Smart Photo Fix feature let you adjust
color balance by identifying the neutral areas in the photo (black, gray,
and white), which are used as sampling points. The advanced options
also let you modify the darkest and lightest pixels of the photo without
affecting the photo’s color balance. For information about advanced
options, see “To use advanced options of Smart Photo Fix” in the Help.
To apply basic corrections with One Step Photo Fix
Edit workspace
• Choose Adjust  One Step Photo Fix.
After a brief pause, several basic corrections are applied to your
photo.
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The corrections applied are identical to what would be applied
by accepting the suggested settings of the Smart Photo Fix
feature.
If you are not satisfied with the changes made to your
photo, choose Edit  Undo. Then, choose Adjust  Smart
Photo Fix, and adjust the available settings. You can also
try using other Adjust menu commands, such as
Brightness and Contrast  Curves or Brightness and Contrast 
Levels.
To fine-tune basic corrections with Smart Photo Fix
Edit workspace
1
Choose Adjust  Smart Photo Fix.
The Smart Photo Fix dialog box appears. In the upper portion of
the dialog box, the Before pane shows the original photo. The
After pane shows how the photo would appear after applying the
suggested set of basic adjustments.
2
Perform one or more tasks from the following table, and click OK.
To
Do the following
Brighten or darken the photo
In the Brightness group box, type
or set a value in the Overall,
Shadows, and Highlights controls,
or adjust their corresponding
sliders.
Note: Positive settings brighten
the photo, and negative settings
darken the photo.
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To
Do the following
Increase or decrease saturation
Type or set a value in the
Saturation control, or adjust the
slider.
Note: Positive settings make
colors more vibrant; negative
settings make colors less vibrant.
Sharpen the edges of the photo
Type or set a value in the Focus
control, or adjust the slider.
You can reset all settings to their initial values by clicking
Suggest Settings, or to null settings by clicking the Reset to
Default button
.
To use advanced settings of the Smart Photo Fix feature, mark
the Advanced Options check box.
Removing digital noise
The term “noise” as it relates to photos refers to small specks of color
that interfere with image clarity. These specks are usually caused by
poor lighting conditions or the limitations of the sensor in your digital
camera. For example, when you zoom in on a photo of a clear blue sky,
you may see tiny specks of orange, red, purple, green, or other colors.
Corel PaintShop Pro gives you two fast, powerful commands for
removing noise from your photos: One Step Noise Removal and Digital
Noise Removal. When you use a noise removal command, the program
analyzes your photo, identifies the noise artifacts, and applies
corrections based on these identified areas, while preserving the
important edge details of your photo.
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The image on the left looks grainy because of digital camera
noise. The image on the right appears smoother and less
grainy after the noise has been removed.
You can automatically apply noise correction to your photo with the
One Step Noise Removal command. You can also control more
precisely how the same corrections are applied by using the more
comprehensive Digital Noise Removal command. For more information
about this command, see “Removing digital noise” in the Help.
To remove digital noise quickly
Edit workspace
• Choose Adjust  One Step Noise Removal.
After a brief pause, the noise is automatically removed.
Adjusting color balance
You can often improve a photo dramatically by adjusting the colors.
Different types of lighting, cameras, and the processing that occurs
inside the camera can cause incorrect coloring in photos. Scanned
images may have unnatural color casts.
To adjust color balance
Edit workspace
1
Choose Adjust  Color Balance.
The Color Balance dialog box appears.
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2
Mark the Smart White Balance check box.
This allows Corel PaintShop Pro to evaluate and make minor
corrections to the image automatically.
3
Drag the temperature slider to the left for cooler colors (more
blue), or to the right for warmer colors (more orange).
4
Click OK.
If you know what color temperature the photo should be, you
can set precise tonal balance values by marking the Advanced
Options check box and typing or setting the temperature values
in the Temperature and Tint controls in the White Balance
group box. You can tweak the colors by adjusting values in the
Temperature and Tint controls in the Enhance Color Balance
group box.
To correct faded colors
Edit workspace
1
Choose Adjust  Color  Fade Correction.
Drag in the Before pane to center an important part of the image
(such as a face).
2
Adjust the value in the Amount of correction control until the
image looks the most natural.
The default value is 45.
Note: Use the minimum value that produces a good correction. If
you apply too much correction, highlight and shadow areas may
lose detail, and objects may blend together.
3
Click OK.
To change color cast
Edit workspace
1
Choose Adjust  Color  Red/Green/Blue.
The Red/Green/Blue dialog box appears.
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In the Red, Green, and Blue controls, type or set a value to change
the percentage for each color.
A value of 0% preserves the original value. To add more of a color,
use a positive number. To remove some of a color, use a negative
number.
Note: Reducing the amount of blue adds a yellow cast to the
image, reducing the amount of green adds a magenta cast to the
image, and reducing the amount of red adds a cyan cast to the
image.
3
Click OK.
Adjusting brightness, contrast, and clarity
Corel PaintShop Pro lets you adjust the brightness, contrast, and clarity
in your photos. Contrast is the difference between the photo’s lightest
and darkest pixels. Clarity lets you adjust the level of detail in the image
by analyzing contrast within localized areas.
For more information about adjustment filters in the Brightness/
Contrast group, including Curves, Levels, and Histogram Adjustment,
see “Adjusting brightness, clarity, and contrast” in the Help.
To change brightness or contrast
Edit workspace
1
Choose Adjust  Brightness and Contrast  Brightness/Contrast.
2
Type or set a value in the Brightness control.
The Brightness/Contrast dialog box appears.
A positive number lightens the photo; a negative number darkens
the photo. A value of zero preserves the original setting.
3
Type or set a value in the Contrast control.
A positive number increases contrast; a negative number
decreases contrast. A value of zero preserves the original setting.
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4
Click OK.
You can use the zoom control in the dialog box to set your view
of the image in the Before and After panes.
To brighten dark areas and adjust clarity
Edit workspace
1
Choose Adjust  Brightness and Contrast  Fill Light/Clarity.
2
Type or set a value in the Fill Light control.
The Fill Light/Clarity dialog box appears.
A positive number lightens the darkest areas of the photo; a
negative number darkens the light areas of the photo. A value of
zero preserves the original setting.
3
Type or set a value in the Clarity control.
A positive number increases detail; a negative number decreases
detail and focus. A value of zero preserves the original setting.
4
Click OK.
To enhance depth and clarity
Edit workspace
1
Choose Adjust  Brightness and Contrast  Local Tone Mapping.
The Local Tone Mapping dialog box appears.
2
Type or set a value in the Strength control.
Use the smallest value that produces a satisfying result. Values
that are too high cause unwanted artifacts to appear in the photo.
3
Click OK.
You can use the zoom control in the dialog box to set your view
of the image in the Before and After panes.
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Controlling depth of field
You can control the depth of field to create an area of focus that draws
attention to the subject in your photo. For example, in a photo of a
person surrounded by a field of flowers, you can defocus (blur) the
surrounding flowers while retaining a clear focus on the person.
You can apply the Depth of Field effect to draw attention to
the subject in your photo.
To create an area of focus by using the Depth of Field effect
Edit workspace
1
In the Edit workspace, select the area that you want to keep in
focus.
For information about selecting image areas, see “Creating
selections” on page 157.
2
Click Adjust  Depth of Field.
The Depth of Field dialog box appears.
3
Move the Blur slider to adjust the amount of blur applied to the
out-of-focus area.
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You can also
Invert the selected area
Mark the Invert check box.
Control the aperture shape for the
blurred area
Click one of the following
buttons:
• Circular Aperture Shape
• Hexagonal Aperture Shape
Adjust the transition between the
area in focus and the blurred area
Move the Feather edge slider.
Moving the slider to the right
increases the feathering; moving the
slider to the left decreases the
feathering. Note that a setting of 0
produces a hard, undefined edge,
which is probably not what you
want. In general, do not set this
slider to less than 2 or 3.
Fine-tune the size of the area in
focus
Move the Focus range slider to the
left to shrink the area in focus. Move
the slider to the right to expand the
area in focus to the edge of the
selection.
If you don’t have a pre-existing selection, you can select an area
of focus using any of the selection tools in the Depth of Field
, Freehand , Rectangular , or
dialog box: Circular
Raster Selection
.
Make your selection slightly larger than the area you want to
keep in focus, and then fine-tune the edge of the selection by
using the Focus range slider.
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Retouching and restoring images
Corel PaintShop Pro provides you with many ways to retouch your
images. Whether you want to remove a small scratch, erase the entire
background, or simply correct red-eye, you’ll find the tools you need.
This section presents the following topics:
• Removing red-eye
• Applying cosmetic changes
• Removing scratches
• Removing flaws and objects
• Erasing image areas
• Cutting out image areas
• Recoloring image areas for a realistic effect
• Adding borders
• Scaling photos by using Smart Carver
For more topics related to retouching images, such as dodging and
burning, filling image areas (with colors, gradients, or patterns),
flipping, scaling, or transforming images, see “Retouching and
restoring images” in the Help.
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Removing red-eye
Red-eye in photos is a common problem. When light from the
camera’s flash reflects off the retina of a photo subject, a red-eye effect
is captured in the photo. Corel PaintShop Pro has two methods of
removing red-eye from a color photo.
The fastest method of removal is to use the Red Eye tool. A more
powerful method is to use the advanced Red Eye Removal command,
which lets you change the eye color. For more information about the
advanced red-eye removal method, see “To use advanced options for
red-eye removal” in the Help.
The Red Eye tool replaces the red color in the subject’s
pupil with a dark gray color, restoring a natural look.
To remove red-eye quickly
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Red Eye tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, adjust the Size of Red-Eye control so
that the pointer is about twice the size of the red area needing
correction.
3
Position the pointer directly over the eye, and click.
You can zoom in on the photo, if necessary, for better control
of the Red Eye tool.
You can size the pointer interactively by holding down Alt while
dragging the Red Eye tool over the eye area.
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Applying cosmetic changes
You can quickly improve the appearance of the subjects in your photos
by performing the following cosmetic changes:
• removing blemishes — by using the Blemish Fixer mode of the
Makeover tool
• whitening teeth — by using the Toothbrush mode of the
Makeover tool
• fixing bloodshot eyes — by using the Eye Drop mode of the
Makeover tool
• adding a suntan — by using the Suntan mode of the Makeover
tool
• thinning a photo subject — by using the Thinify mode of the
Makeover tool
• removing wrinkles — by using the Scratch Remover tool
• smoothing skin tone quickly — by using the Skin Smoothing
command in the Adjust menu
You can remove blemishes, whiten teeth, and apply a suntan.
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To remove facial blemishes
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Makeover tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the Blemish Fixer
mode.
The pointer changes to concentric circles.
3
On the Tool Options palette, adjust the Size control to the smallest
size that allows the inner circle to enclose the blemish.
The outer circle is for the material used to cover the blemish.
4
On the Tool Options palette, adjust the Strength control.
Values range from 1 to 100. Higher values apply more of the
source material (enclosed in the outer circle) to the blemish area
(enclosed in the inner circle).
5
Click directly over the blemish.
You can zoom in on the photo for better control of the
Makeover tool.
To whiten teeth
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Makeover tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the Toothbrush
3
On the Tool Options palette, adjust the Strength control as
desired.
mode.
Higher settings produce more intense whitening but may also
produce an unnatural appearance.
4
Click directly over the teeth.
If the teeth are separated or partially obscured, you may need to
apply this tool to each tooth individually.
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The Toothbrush mode of the Makeover tool works only with
color photos.
To apply whitening eye drops
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Makeover tool
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the Eye Drop
3
Type or set a value in the Strength control.
.
mode.
Higher values whiten more of the eye area but may spread the
whitening beyond the affected area of the eye.
4
Zoom in as necessary, and then carefully click over the bloodshot
portion of the eye.
To apply a suntan
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Makeover tool
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the Suntan
3
Type or set a value in the Size control.
4
Type or set a value in the Strength control.
.
mode.
Higher values produce a darker tan.
5
Carefully drag over the skin of the photo subject.
To apply a thinning effect
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Makeover tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the Thinify
mode.
3
Type or set a value in the Strength control.
Higher values compress more pixels in the horizontal axis.
4
Click the middle of the photo subject.
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The pixels compress on either side of the point you click. You can
continue clicking to enhance the thinning effect.
To remove facial wrinkles
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Scratch Remover tool
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose either the square edge
the beveled edge
.
or
selection box.
3
Type or set a value in the Width control so that the wrinkle fits
inside the inner portion of the selection box you drag.
4
Position the pointer just outside the wrinkle, and carefully drag
over the wrinkle so that the wrinkle is enclosed in the inner
rectangle.
The wrinkle is covered by the surrounding skin texture.
If you need to start again, you can undo the correction, adjust
the Width control, and redrag.
For wrinkle lines that are not straight, correct just one portion
at a time.
To smooth skin tone
Edit workspace
1
2
Choose Adjust  Skin Smoothing.
In the Skin Smoothing dialog box, adjust the Amount slider.
Moving the slider to the right applies more smoothing; moving
the slider to the left applies less smoothing.
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The Skin Smoothing command smooths skin tones and diminishes
the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes quickly.
The Skin Smoothing command automatically detects and
smooths skin tones without affecting eyes or lips. However, if
other areas in your photo are affected because they are similar
in color to the skin tone, you can use a selection to isolate the
area you want to smooth. For more information about
selections, see “Creating selections” on page 157.
Removing scratches
The Scratch Remover tool lets you remove scratches, cracks, and other
unwanted image areas from photos.
You can repair individual scratches by using the Scratch Remover tool.
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You can use the tool to enclose the flawed area and fill it with the
surrounding content that you want to keep. If the background is
relatively smooth, the result is usually satisfying. Scratches on a
textured or more complex background may be more effectively
removed with the Clone Brush tool. For information about the Clone
Brush tool, see “Removing flaws and objects” on page 91.
For images containing many small scratches, you can use the
Automatic Small Scratch Remover command. For more information,
see “To remove scratches automatically” in the Help.
To remove scratches
Edit workspace
1
On the Layers palette, select the layer that contains the area you
want to remove.
2
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Scratch Remover tool
3
On the Tool Options palette, choose one of the following options
to define the shape of the Scratch Remover tool:
.
• square edge
— corrects scratches that are perpendicular to
object edges, in an open area, or of uniform color
• beveled edge
object edges
— corrects scratches that are at an angle to
4
Position the pointer just outside the scratch on one end, hold
down the left mouse button, and drag to set a selection box over
the scratch.
5
Release the mouse button.
The enclosed area is replaced with the surrounding pixels.
You can also
Move the selection box starting
point in 1-pixel increments
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Increase or decrease the width of
the selection box in 1-pixel
increments
Before releasing the mouse
button, press Page up or Page
down.
Use surrounding pixels to fill the
area perpendicular to the edge of
the selection box
Before releasing the mouse
button, press Shift.
This technique is ideal for photos
in which the background contains
areas with defined borders and
lines, such as a brick wall.
To avoid removing important details from areas surrounding
the scratch, you can limit the correction by creating a selection.
For information about creating selections, see “Creating
selections” on page 157.
If you are not satisfied with the result, click the Undo button
, reselect the scratch, and try varying the width of the tool.
If the scratch extends over several different backgrounds, you
can try removing the scratch one section at a time.
Removing flaws and objects
You can remove flaws and objects in your images by using the Clone
Brush tool or the Object Remover tool. The Clone Brush tool lets you
remove flaws and objects by painting over them with another part of
the image. The paint source can be a part of the same layer, another
layer in the image, a merged image, or a layer from another image.
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The Clone Brush tool was used to remove the garbage bag from
the photo on the left.
The Object Remover tool lets you remove objects when the
surrounding area is fairly uniform in color and texture. This tool is
similar to the Clone Brush tool in that it lets you identify the area to
remove and then choose a background for covering that area.
The Object Remover tool was used to remove one boat from the water.
To clone a part of an image
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Clone Brush tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the brush tip, size, opacity,
and other settings.
If you want the Clone Brush tool to reset the source point each
time you resume painting, mark the Aligned mode check box. You
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can continue dragging over the target area to fill in the source
image. Unmark the check box if you want every stroke to copy the
same data from the original source point.
If you want to clone data from all layers merged together, mark
the Use all layers check box. If you want to clone data from the
current layer only, unmark the check box.
3
On the source image, right-click the center point of the source
area.
If the image has more than one layer, click the name of the layer
on the Layers palette before you define the source area.
4
Drag in the image where you want to paint the cloned area.
When you clone an image area, you must select a source area
with data.
If your image contains a selection, you must right-click within
the selection to set your clone source. If you are using a pen
tablet, you can achieve the same result by holding down Shift.
You can also hold down Shift and click the image to set the
source point.
You can resize the brush interactively by pressing Alt while
dragging in the image window.
To remove objects from a photo
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Object Remover tool
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the Selection Mode
button
.
.
3
Drag around the object that you want to remove.
4
On the Tool Options palette, choose the Source Mode button
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A rectangle is displayed in the image window.
5
Position the rectangle over the area that will replace the previous
selection.
6
Drag the handles on the rectangle to resize it, or drag the rotation
handle on the rectangle to rotate it.
It is recommended that you make the rectangle as large as, or
slightly larger than, the area you are removing.
7
On the Tool Options palette, click the Apply button
.
8
Choose Selections  Select None to deselect the selection.
You can also create a selection by using any of the selection
tools before you activate the Object Remover tool.
You can deselect the selection by pressing Ctrl + D.
Erasing image areas
You can use the Eraser tool to erase areas of a layer to transparency.
When you use the Eraser tool on a raster layer, all pixels in the tool’s
path become transparent. A gray-and-white checkerboard pattern
indicates transparent areas.
You can quickly remove the background from
an image by using the Background Eraser tool.
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You can use the Background Eraser tool to erase pixels selectively. For
example, in a photo of a mountain range, you can erase the sky, or you
can isolate an object from the surrounding image area.
For information about the settings available for the Background Eraser
tool, see “Erasing image areas” in the Help.
To erase an image area
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Eraser tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the brush options you want.
3
Drag in the image to erase.
You can also
Restore erased pixels
Hold down the right mouse
button, and drag over the erased
area.
Erase a straight line
Click at the beginning of the line,
hold down Shift, and click the end
of the line. To continue erasing
the line, move to the next point,
hold down Shift, and click again.
If you erase the background layer, the Eraser tool erases to
transparency, and the layer is automatically promoted to a
raster layer.
To erase the background area of an image
Edit workspace
1
On the Layers palette, click the layer that contains the image
element that you want to isolate.
2
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Background Eraser tool
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On the Tool Options palette, choose the brush options you want.
4
Drag around the edges of the image area that you want to isolate.
Slow, careful strokes give you the best results. Keep the center of
the brush on regions you want to erase, while keeping the edges
of the brush on regions you want to preserve.
You can also
Restore erased pixels
Right-click and drag.
Erase a straight line
Click once at the beginning point,
hold down Shift, and click the
endpoint. To continue erasing the
line, move to the next point, hold
down Shift, and click again.
Switch to the Eraser tool
Hold down the Backspace key
while you drag the mouse.
The background layer is automatically promoted to a raster
layer when you work on it with the Background Eraser tool.
Cutting out image areas
You can use the Object Extractor to cut out an image area from the
surrounding background. You can then edit the cutout separately from
the background, display it against a different background, or combine
it with other images.
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2
4
5
3
Object Extractor workflow: (1) Outline the edges of the image area; (2) add
a fill; (3) preview the cutout, and touch it up if necessary; (4) bring the
cutout into the image window; (5) place the cutout against a different
background image (optional).
To cut out an image area
Edit workspace
1
On the Layers palette, click the layer that contains the image area
that you want to cut out.
2
Choose Image  Object Extractor.
The Object Extractor dialog box appears, with the Brush tool
activated by default.
3
Adjust the brush size by moving the Brush size slider.
4
In the preview area, draw a line along the edges of the image area
that you want to cut out.
Ensure that the selection outline slightly overlaps the surrounding
background and completely surrounds the area in a closed ring.
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5
Choose the Fill tool
out.
, and click inside the area you want to cut
An overlay covers the image area that you clicked.
Note: If the selection outline is not closed, the fill covers the entire
image. If this is the case, click the Eraser tool
to clear the fill,
and then complete the selection outline with the Brush tool.
6
Click Process to preview the result.
If you are not happy with the result, click Edit Mask to return to
the previous view and touch up the cutout.
You can also
Erase parts of the selection outline
Choose the Eraser tool
and
drag over the selection marquee
that you want to delete.
Refine the edge detail in the final
result
Move the Accuracy slider to a
higher value if the object has an
intricate or complex outline.
The Accuracy slider is available
only after you click Process.
Revert to the original image
Click Reset. The Reset button is
available only before you click
Process and clears both the fill
and the selection outline.
Hide the fill overlay and the edge
outline
Mark the Hide Mask check box.
Specify an exact size for the brush
or eraser nib
Type or set a value in the Brush
size box.
Zoom in and out
Type or set a value in the Zoom
box.
Display an image at its actual size
Click the Zoom Image to 100%
button
.
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You can also
Display an image in the entire
preview area
Click the Fit Image to Window
button
.
Pan to another area of the image
Using the Pan tool
drag the
image until the area you want to
see is visible.
The background layer is automatically promoted to a raster
layer when you use the Object Extractor command.
You can switch from the Brush tool to the Eraser tool by rightclicking and dragging in the preview area.
Recoloring image areas for a realistic effect
You can use the Color Changer tool to realistically recolor an object or
a region in an image. What sets the Color Changer tool apart from
other tools and commands (such as the Flood Fill tool, some of the
retouching brushes, or the Colorize, Hue/Saturation/Lightness, or Hue
Map commands) is that it takes into account the shading of the
specified color. The Color Changer tool detects and analyzes variations
in image brightness and applies the recoloring based on that
illumination.
It lets you adjust Tool Options palette settings for Tolerance and Edge
Softness, and it updates the current recoloring as you modify settings
on the Tool Options palette or modify the color in the Materials palette.
The Color Changer tool works best on matte objects such as clothing,
carpet, and painted objects that are a solid color. It may not work as
well on shiny or reflective objects and is not designed to work with
gradients or patterns.
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One click can change the color of the girl’s dress.
To recolor by using the Color Changer tool
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Color Changer tool
.
The Color Changer tool is grouped with the Flood Fill tool.
2
On the Materials palette, click the Color button
drop-list, and choose a solid color.
on the Style
If the Materials palette is not displayed, choose View  Palettes 
Materials.
For realistic-looking colors, set the Saturation value (in the
Material Properties dialog box) closer to 100 than to 255 (full
saturation).
3
Position the Color Changer pointer over the color you want to
change in the image, and then click to recolor with the
Foreground/Stroke color, or right-click to recolor with the current
Background/Fill color.
4
Click Apply to set the color change on the object.
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You can also
Use a color from the current
image
Choose the Dropper tool
click the
color you want in the image, and then
choose the Color Changer tool to
reactivate it.
Instantly change the color you
want to apply
Before clicking Apply, click a color on
the Materials palette.
Adjust the color application
Before clicking Apply, adjust any of the
following controls on the Tool Options
palette:
• Tolerance — determines how
closely the current color needs to
match similar colors for recoloring
to be applied. Higher settings
cause more pixels to be recolored.
• Edge Softness — determines how
pixels that border the recolored
pixels are affected. Higher settings
cause more “bleeding” of the
recoloring.
While using the Color Changer tool, you can undo and redo
actions such as adjusting colors or adjusting settings on the
Tool Options palette.
To isolate the area you want to recolor, you can create a
selection. For more information about creating selections, see
“Creating selections” on page 157.
To prevent the Color Changer from affecting areas of the photo
that you do not want to change, you can duplicate the layer on
which the photo resides, apply the Color Changer to the new
layer, and use the Eraser tool to erase the areas of changed
color that you want to restore. You can then merge the layers.
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Adding borders
You can add a colored frame or border around an image. When you
add a border to an image, the dimensions of the image are expanded
to the border.
For multilayer images, Corel PaintShop Pro prompts you to flatten the
image before adding the border; however, you can also add a border
without flattening the image by changing the canvas size. For more
information, see “Resizing the canvas” in the Help.
It’s easy to add a border around your image.
To add a border to an image
Edit workspace
1
Choose Image  Add Borders.
The Add Borders dialog box appears.
2
Do one of the following:
• To create an equal-width border on all sides, mark the
Symmetric check box.
• To create borders of varying widths, unmark the Symmetric
check box, and set border width values in the controls in the
Size In Pixels group box.
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Click the Color box to choose a color for the border.
4
Click OK.
You can change the units of measurement for the border by
choosing an option from the drop-list in the Original
Dimensions group box.
Scaling photos by using Smart Carver
Smart Carver lets you make a photo narrower, wider, shorter, or longer
without distorting the content. By automatically detecting and
removing zones in the picture that have little structural detail, this
feature lets you change the aspect ratio without noticeably changing
the image. You can also target a specific zone to remove from the
photo, regardless of its level of detail, or preserve specific objects or
image areas.
Smart Carver lets you selectively remove or protect areas when
you scale an image.
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To remove or preserve an object by using Smart Carver
Edit workspace
1
Choose Image  Smart Carver.
The Smart Carver dialog box opens.
2
To remove or preserve an object or area from a photo, do one or
both of the following:
• Click the Remove button
and apply the Remove brush to the
areas of the photo that you want to remove.
• Click the Preserve button
and apply the Preserve brush to the
area of the photo that you want to protect.
In the Object Removal area, you can move the Brush Size slider to
the left to decrease the size of the brush, or to the right to
increase the size of the brush.
3
Scale the photo by applying one or more of the Smart Carving
options.
.
You can also
Delete brushstrokes
Click the Eraser button
, and
apply it to the brushstrokes that
you want to erase.
Zoom in or out
In the Zoom box, enter a
magnification level, or use the
slider or the arrows to adjust the
zoom level.
Pan to view hidden areas of the
photo
Click the Pan button
in the preview area.
Hide the brushstrokes in the
preview area
Mark the Hide Mask check box.
Reset the photo to its original
state
Click Reset.
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To scale a photo by using Smart Carver
Edit workspace
1
Choose Image  Smart Carver.
The Smart Carver dialog box opens.
2
In the Smart Carving area, perform one or more tasks from the
following table, and click OK.
You can view the scaling results in the preview area.
To
Do the following
Set a photo width
Type or set a value in the Width
box.
Note: The maximum width is
double the width of the original
photo.
Set a photo height
Type or set a value in the Height
box.
Note: The maximum height is
double the height of the original
photo.
Reduce the photo width by
1-pixel increments
Click the Contract the image
horizontally button
until the
image is the desired width.
Reduce the phot height by 1-pixel
increments
Click the Contract the image
vertically button
until the
image is the desired height.
Increase the photo width by
1-pixel increments
Click the Expand the image
horizontally button
until the
image is the desired width.
Increase the photo height by
1-pixel increments
Click the Expand the image
vertically button
until the
image is the desired height.
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To
Do the following
Reduce the photo width by
automatically removing the areas
to which you have applied the
Remove brush
Click the Auto-contract
horizontally
button to remove
red-painted areas.
Reduce the photo height by
automatically removing the areas
to which you have applied the
Remove brush
Click the Auto-contract vertically
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Merging exposures and content
When you combine two or more photos, you can achieve some
impressive results. What can you do?
• Use HDR (high dynamic range) Exposure Merge to create a
perfectly exposed image.
• Seamlessly replace unwanted areas (cars, people, birds that flew
into your frame) with the correct background.
• Creatively combine elements from multiple photos into one
image.
If you have a DSLR camera, you likely have features that can help you
take multiple photos of the same scene.
This section presents the following topics:
• Understanding HDR
• Taking photos for HDR processing
• Combining photos by using HDR Exposure Merge
• Merging batches of photos into HDR images
• Combining photos with Photo Blend
Understanding HDR
In photography, HDR refers to high dynamic range. “Dynamic range”
is the range of luminance that can be captured in a photo, from the
darkest shadows to the brightest highlights.
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Unlike the human eye, digital camera sensors (or film in traditional
cameras), can only capture a limited dynamic range when
photographing scenes with both very bright and very dark areas, such
as an interior with a large window. HDR processing creates a 32-bit
image which has twice as much information, and therefore many more
steps between tones, than an ordinary JPG. This HDR image is then
evenly exposed, resolving details in the darkest areas, without losing
definition in the brightest areas. And when pushed beyond the
“corrective” boundaries, HDR can produce an unreal, plastic, or even
“hyper-real” tone, and as such has become a creative technique in
itself. Typically, an HDR file needs to be converted back to a 16-bit
image format for final output.
The photos along the top were taken with different
exposure levels, then they were combined to create a
single beautifully exposed image.
Taking photos for HDR processing
If you are new to HDR processing, the information below can help you
get started.
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What camera features work well with HDR?
You can use automatic exposure bracketing if your camera offers it or
use the aperture priority mode and adjust the shutter speed to achieve
different exposures. Avoid aperture changes because the depth of field
may shift enough to cause blurring in some of the photos. Review the
user manual for your camera for information about bracketing options
and aperture priority mode.
How many photos should I take for my HDR set?
Usually, three photos is a good base (minimum is two), but to capture
a very high contrast scene, take five or more (up to a maximum of
nine).
What exposure settings should I use?
Try an initial setting of 2.0 exposure value (EV) between photos. If you
are taking a greater number of photos, you can set the exposure at
lower increments, but make sure that the number of shots is enough
to cover a wide range of exposure. If you’re using auto-bracketing,
your camera might limit the EV interval (sometimes to a maximum of
+/- 1.0).
Should I use a tripod?
Yes, it’s best to use a tripod, but at the very least, you need to ensure
that you have a steady hand (for example, stabilized against a wall).
Using a tripod means that you are less likely to have alignment issues
with the photos when you use HDR processing.
Combining photos by using HDR Exposure Merge
You can use Exposure Merge to combine two or more photos by using
HDR (high dynamic range) processing.
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Exposure Merge (Step 1 window)
For more information about taking photos that work well with
Exposure Merge, see “Taking photos for HDR processing” on
page 108.
Exposure Merge uses a three-step process:
• Merge — Choose your merge settings, and if required, apply
custom editing.
• HDR Adjustments — After merging your photos, you can adjust
them and save the results to an editable HDR file before finalizing
the merge and fine-tuning.
• Fine-Tune — Refine your image with noise-reduction, sharpening
options, and other familiar tools from the Adjust workspace.
When you’re done, you can save to a standard file format and
close Exposure Merge.
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Please see the topics below for more detailed information about each
step.
Step 1: Merge
Merge settings include:
• Camera response curve profile — applies a curve adjustment to
the image, based on the known characteristics of the sensor in
your camera
• Alignment — Choose between Feature-based (detects features in
the photos) or Edge-based (detects edges within the photos).
• Custom editing — Choose which areas you want to keep (Brush
in) or remove (Brush out) from each photo. Often, custom editing
is applied to remove “ghosting” — the semitransparent effect
caused by merging photos that captured moving objects.
Step 2: HDR Adjustments
After you merge your photos, you can adjust the resulting HDR image
by applying a preset, customizing a preset, or by creating the look you
want from scratch. The key is to experiment. You can save your custom
settings as a new preset. You can manage your presets by saving,
loading, deleting or resetting them.
All the adjustment options in the HDR Adjustments window let you
work on an HDR, 32-bit file. You can save the HDR file with all settings,
so you can reopen and modify it again in the future. When you are
finished with Step 2 and move to Step 3, the final step, the application
prepares the image for output by saving it to a 16-bit image.
Step 3: Fine-Tune
The final step is fine-tuning the merged image before you exit Exposure
Merge. The controls in the Fine-Tune window are based on the controls
in the Adjust workspace.
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Some fine-tuning tips:
• Digital Noise Removal is a great tool for cleaning up noise that can
result from merging photos.
• High Pass Sharpen can help reduce blurred areas that may result
from movement between photos.
• Smart Photo Fix and Color Balance let you tweak the colors.
• To brighten the entire image, try adjusting Brightness/Contrast. To
brighten only the dark areas, try Fill Light/Clarity.
• Local Tone Mapping and Fill Light/Clarity can be used to further
enhance details in the image.
To choose merge options for Exposure Merge (Step 1)
1
In the Manage workspace, select the thumbnails for the photos
that you want to merge.
An orange outline appears around the thumbnails of selected
photos.
2
Click File  HDR  Exposure Merge.
3
In the Step 1: Merge pane, choose a profile from the Camera
response curve profile drop-list.
If you are not sure what to choose, select Auto Generate.
If the EV interval slider displays, set the exposure value that you
used between photos.
4
In the Alignment area, choose an alignment type from the
Method drop-list.
If you want to crop any edges that don’t overlap, mark the Auto
crop check box.
5
Click Align.
You will not see the alignment in the preview area immediately.
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To check the alignment of photos taken without a tripod, click the
Process button, review the alignment, and click Back to return to
the Step 1 pane. To try a different alignment option, in the
Alignment area, click the Reset button, and choose an alignment
method.
6
If you want to keep or remove specific areas from individual
photos, use the controls in the Custom editing area. See “To brush
in or brush out artifacts in Exposure Merge” on page 113.
7
Click Process.
The merge settings are applied and the Step 2: HDR Adjustments
window appears.
Review the results in the preview area for alignment issues and
ghosting issues. If you want to tweak your merge settings, click
Back to return to the Step 1 window.
HDR Exposure Merge and Photo Blend are part of the same
merge utility and therefore cannot be opened simultaneously.
If your photos were not taken with a tripod or steady rest, there
is likely some misalignment between shots. If the misalignment
is significant, you may not be able to use the photos for HDR.
You can also add photos to or remove photos from the merge
tray by clicking the Add Photo button , or Remove Photo
button
in the tray at the bottom of the Exposure Merge
window.
To brush in or brush out artifacts in Exposure Merge
1
In the tray that appears below the Step 1: Merge preview area,
click a thumbnail.
2
In the Custom editing area, do any of the following:
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• Click Brush in, and in the preview area, drag over the area that
you want to preserve. You don't need to be exact.
• Click Brush out, and in the preview area, and drag over the area
that you want to remove.
• Click Auto brush if you want the application to auto-detect and
remove ghosting. Auto brush works well for removing ghosting
along feature edges in photos taken without a tripod. It is not
recommended for larger ghost objects, such as cars and people.
3
Repeat the process for each of the photos that you want to edit.
You can also
Change the brush size
Drag the Brush size slider.
Refine or erase brushstrokes
Click Eraser, and drag across a
brushstroke in the preview area.
Remove all brushstrokes
Click Clear.
Change the color of brushstrokes
Click the arrow beside the Brush
in or Brush out color swatch and
click a new color.
Hide or display brushstrokes in
the preview area
Mark or unmark the Show
brushstrokes check box.
To adjust HDR images in Exposure Merge (Step 2)
1
In the Step 2: HDR Adjustments window, do any of the following
to achieve the look you want.
• In the Presets area, click a preset thumbnail.
• Mark the White Balance check box, and click Auto or click the
and click the image to set the white point. Drag
Dropper tool
the Temperature slider to warm or cool the colors in the image.
• Drag Contrast, Highlights, Midtones, and Shadows sliders to
adjust the overall tone and contrast.
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• Drag the Vibrancy slider to saturate or desaturate the colors.
• From the Detail drop-list, choose Natural detail or Creative
detail, and drag the respective sliders to adjust the amount of
local detail.
2
To save your HDR image for further editing, click Create HDR file,
navigate to the folder you want, type a file name, and click Save.
3
Click Process.
The settings are applied to the image and it is saved as a 16-bit file
in preparation for the final output. The Step 3: Fine-Tune window
appears.
To manage presets in Exposure Merge
• In the Presets area of the Step 2: HDR Adjustments window,
perform a task from the following table.
To
Do the following
Save your adjustments as a preset
Click the Save Preset button
and type a name in the Save
Preset dialog box. A thumbnail is
added to the preset area.
Import a preset file
Click the preset menu icon
,
click Load, and navigate to the
file.
Delete a preset
Click the thumbnail for the
preset, click the preset menu
icon, and click Delete.
Restore the default presets list
Click the preset menu icon, click
Reset. Click OK in the
confirmation dialog box. All
customized presets are deleted.
Hide or display presets
Click the arrow
bar.
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To fine-tune and save an HDR-processed image (Step 3)
1
In the Step 3: Fine-Tune window, apply any of the tools or
adjustment options to adjust the final image.
2
Click Save and close.
3
In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the folder that you want,
type a file name, and choose a file type from the Save as type
drop-list.
The file is saved to a standard, 16-bit file and the Exposure Merge
window closes.
When the size of a zoomed-in image exceeds that of the
preview area, you can click the Pan tool
and move the
rectangle to choose a preview area.
Merging batches of photos into HDR images
If you use auto-bracketing on a regular basis, you may accumulate
many sets of photos that can be processed as HDR (high dynamic
range) images. You can use the Batch Merge feature to quickly merge
each of your bracketed sets into HDR images. You can then evaluate
which sets make good candidates for the more powerful HDR tools in
the Exposure Merge feature. In some cases, Batch Merge might be the
only HDR processing you need to do.
Batch Merge organizes photos into sets, based on the time between
photos (within a defined timeframe) or a defined number of photos
per set.
To merge batches of photos into HDR images
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Click Add files, navigate to the folder you want, select the files,
and click Open.
The photos are sorted into groups of three by default.
3
Click the folder icon beside the Save processed files in box, and
browse to the folder where you want to save the processed files.
4
Choose a file type from the Save as drop-list.
5
Drag the JPEG quality slider to set the file size and quality for the
processed images.
If you want to save .hdr versions of the processed files (so you can
edit them in Exposure Merge), mark the Save .hdr file check box.
6
In the Group photos by drop-list, choose one of the following:
• Sets — lets you choose a number in the Photos per set box. This
option works well if you consistently shoot bracketed photos in
predetermined batches.
• Time — lets you choose a time interval in the Seconds per group
box. This option works well if you vary the number of photos in
a bracketed set.
7
If the photos were taken without a tripod, enable the Auto-align
check box and choose an alignment option form the Method
drop-list.
If you want to crop unaligned edges along the borders of the
photos, mark Auto crop.
8
Click Process.
Processing might take a few moments, depending on the size and
number of photos.
You can now navigate to the location where you saved your
process files and evaluate them.
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Combining photos with Photo Blend
Photo Blend lets you combine two or more photos of the same scene
and choose exactly what you want to keep and remove from the scene.
Here are some examples:
• Remove moving objects, such as people or cars, from a photo —
you can create an empty street in a busy city.
• Fix a group shot where one person blinks or looks away — simply
swap in a better pose from another photo.
• Get creative by showing the same person multiple times in a single
photo.
Photo Blend can be used to create perfect group shots.
How do I take photos that work with Photo Blend?
From a tripod or with a steady rest, shoot two or more photos a few
seconds apart. Use the same camera settings for all the photos.
Photo Tip: Use the manual setting on your camera, so you can
ensure that the photos have the same size, aperture, shutter
speed, and ISO.
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To use Photo Blend
1
In the Manage workspace, select the set of photos that you want
to blend.
2
Click File  Photo Blend.
3
In the Alignment area, click Align.
If you want to crop unaligned edges along the borders of the
photos, mark Auto crop.
4
Click a thumbnail in the tray.
The corresponding photo displays in the preview area.
5
In the Custom editing area, do any of the following:
• Click Brush in, and in the preview area, drag over the area that
you want to preserve. You don't need to be exact.
• Click Brush out, and in the preview area, and drag over the area
that you want to remove.
• Click Auto brush if you want the application to auto-detect the
differences between the images. Leave the brushmarks as they
are to remove ghosting and other differences, or use it as a
starting point for custom brushstrokes.
6
Repeat the editing process for other photos by clicking thumbnails
in the tray and applying brushstrokes.
7
Click Process.
Review the results in the preview area. If you want to adjust your
settings or continue editing, click Back.
8
In the Step 2: Fine-Tune panel, use any of the tools or adjustment
controls to fine-tune the image.
9
Click Save and close.
10 In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the folder you want, type a
file name, and choose a file type from the Save as type drop-list.
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You can also
Change the brush size
Drag the Brush size slider.
Refine or erase brushstrokes
Click Eraser, and drag across a
brushstroke in the preview area.
Remove all brushstrokes
Click Clear.
Change the color of brushstrokes
Click the arrow beside the Brush
in or Brush out color swatch and
click a new color.
Hide or display brushstrokes in
the preview area
Mark or unmark the Show
brushstrokes check box.
For best results, in the tray of the Step 1 window, click the
thumbnail of the image that will change the least, and click the
to use the selected image as background. To
lock button
unlock the background, click the lock button again.
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Working with colors and materials
Whether you are applying color to an image or adjusting
photographic colors, it’s important to understand how
Corel PaintShop Pro works with color. This section describes how to
choose colors and materials that you can use in your images for
painting, drawing, and filling.
This section presents the following topics:
• Using the Materials palette
• Choosing colors by using the Color Picker
• Choosing colors from an image or the desktop
For more information about working with colors and materials,
including using gradients, pattern, and textures, see “Working with
colors and materials” in the Help.
Using the Materials palette
Corel PaintShop Pro lets you paint, draw, and fill with a variety of styles
and materials.
• A style is a color, gradient, or pattern.
• A material is the style plus an optional texture.
Both styles and materials can be selected from the Materials palette.
You can display the Materials palette at any time. You can leave it open
while you work, or you can display it only when you need it.
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You can also reverse the foreground and background colors or
materials.
The Materials palette
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
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4
11
5
10
9
8
7 6
Frame tab
Rainbow
Swatches tab
Foreground and
Background color boxes
5 Swap Colors button
6 Transparent option
7 Texture button
8 Style — Color,
Gradient, Pattern
9 Set to Black and White
button
10 Swap Materials
11 Background and Fill
Properties
12 Foreground and Stroke
Properties
Main components of the Materials palette
• Frame tab — displays an outer Hue rectangle and an inner
Saturation rectangle, as well as a strip containing white, three
shades of gray, and black. You can drag the vertical slider to adjust
lightness, and drag the horizontal slider to adjust saturation.
• Rainbow tab — displays the Available Colors panel, where you can
click to select a color. At the bottom of the tab you can click to
select white, black, or three shades of gray.
• Swatches tab — displays swatches, which are materials you can
save to use again.
• Foreground and Stroke and Background and Fill Properties boxes
— display the current foreground and background materials,
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which consist of the style (color, gradient, or pattern) and optional
texture. You can click either box to display the Material Properties
dialog box, in which you can set material options.
• Foreground and Background Color boxes — display the current
foreground and background color and let you set colors
regardless of current material
• Style button
— shows which style is currently selected: color
, gradient , or pattern . To change between the most
recently selected color, gradient, and pattern, you can click the
Style button and select a new style from the drop-list.
• Texture button
— turns the current texture on or off
• Set to Black and White button
— sets the foreground to black
and the background to white. This is helpful when you use the
Edit Selection command.
• Transparent button
— specifies whether the foreground or
background material is transparent. You use a transparent
material primarily with vector objects and text. A transparent
foreground has no outline (only the objects or letters are filled),
and a transparent background has no fill (only the objects or
letters are outlined).
• All tools check box — specifies whether the selected foreground
and background materials apply to all tools. If the check box is
unmarked, the selected materials apply only to the active tool.
To display or hide the Materials palette
Edit workspace
• Choose View  Palettes  Materials.
To swap the foreground and background colors or materials
Edit workspace
• From the Materials palette, click the Swap Colors button
click the Swap Materials button .
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Choosing colors by using the Color Picker
When you edit images in Corel PaintShop Pro, you often need to
choose a color before painting, drawing, or filling, making manual
color corrections, or choosing a background for a new raster image.
The Color Picker is the most versatile tool for choosing colors.
The Color Picker appears when you click the Foreground/Stroke
Properties box, the Background/Fill Properties box, or one of the two
smaller Color boxes. It also appears when you click a Color box found
in other dialog boxes.
Hue wheel
Saturation and
Lightness box
Basic Colors
panel
RGB values
HSL values
Link colors
check box
HTML color code
The Color Picker
The appearance of the Color Picker depends on the color depth of the
active image (16 bits/channel, 8 bits/channel, 256 colors, 16 colors, or
2 colors).
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The Color Picker offers many ways to select colors:
• The Color (hue) wheel and Saturation and Lightness box let you
select and preview a color.
• The Basic Colors panel displays commonly used colors.
• RGB or HSL values let you choose a color based on its red, green,
and blue values or its hue, saturation, and lightness values.
• HTML color code lets you enter HTML color values.
• The Color Picker lets you select a color from the active image.
By default, Corel PaintShop Pro displays decimal (base 10) numbers in
the Color Picker. You can also display hexadecimal (base 16) numbers
— the format of HTML color codes.
To choose a color by using the Color Picker
Edit workspace
1
On the Materials palette, do one of the following:
• To choose a foreground color, click the Foreground and Stroke
Properties box or the Foreground Color box.
• To choose a background color, click the Background and Fill
Properties box or the Background Color box.
The Material Properties dialog box or the Color dialog box
appears.
If the Materials Property dialog box appears, click the Color tab.
2
Click or drag the hue wheel to select the approximate color.
3
Click or drag inside the Saturation/Lightness box to set saturation
and lightness for the color you have selected.
Move from left to right to adjust the saturation; move from top to
bottom to adjust the lightness.
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You can also
Choose a basic color by clicking a
color swatch
Click a color swatch in the Basic
Colors panel that appears under
the color wheel.
Choose a color by specifying its
Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) values
Type values in the R, G, and B
boxes.
Choose a color by specifying its
Hue, Saturation, and Lightness
(HSL) values
Type values in the H, S, and L
boxes.
Specify a color by using its HTML
code
Type an HTML color code in the
HTML box.
View each individual RGB or HSL
color value separately or in
combination with the other color
values
Unmark the Link Colors check box
to display the selected color in the
drop-down slider for each RGB or
HSL value (for example, the Red
slider displays only degrees of red,
from 0 to 255). Mark the Link
Colors check box to display the
current color in combination with
the other two colors.
You can also choose a color directly on the Frames tab or the
Rainbow tab of the Materials palette. The Frames tab contains
a more compact, rectangular version of the color wheel and its
controls. The Rainbow tab presents every available color. Click
to choose the foreground color, or right-click to choose the
background color.
You can access recently used colors by right-clicking the Color
box on the Materials palette. In the Recent Colors dialog box,
click Other to display the Material Properties dialog box.
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To use the current colors with all tools, mark the All tools check
box on the Materials palette. If you unmark this check box, the
current materials are used by the active tool only.
Choosing colors from an image or the desktop
You can choose a foreground or background color from any open
image, or from any color within Corel PaintShop Pro (such as a color
on a toolbar). This feature is useful when you want to use the color of
a specific icon, or when you want to match the Windows desktop
colors. If you have Windows 2000 or a later version of Windows, you
can choose a color from other applications (such as a color displayed
in a word processor).
To choose a color from the active image
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Dropper tool
2
On the Tool Options palette, set the options you want:
.
• Sample Size drop-list — specifies the pixel area for sampling
• Use all layers check box — mark this check box to sample from
all image layers
3
Click a color in the image to make it the foreground color, or
right-click to make it the background color.
You can also choose a color from the image while using brush
tools, such as the Paint Brush or the Eraser tool, by holding
down Ctrl and clicking in the image to choose a foreground
color or right-clicking to choose a background color.
When the Color Picker is open, you can choose a color from any
open image regardless of the currently selected tool.
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To choose a color from the desktop
Edit workspace
1
Make sure that the color you want is displayed on the screen.
2
Position your pointer over a color or properties box on the
Materials palette or in a dialog box.
3
Hold down Ctrl, and position your pointer over the area of the
desktop that has the color you want.
4
Click to select the color.
The selected color appears in the color or properties box that you
chose.
If you want to change the color selection, continue to hold down
Ctrl, and click a different part of the desktop.
When positioned over areas that can be sampled, a small
window follows the pointer and indicates the RGB value of the
color you are sampling.
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Applying effects
Corel PaintShop Pro has many special effects that you can apply to
your images, including 3D, artistic, illumination, reflection, and
photographic effects. You can also add frames to your images, paint
with images, or warp image areas to create unique effects.
This section presents the following topics:
• Choosing effects
• Applying Photo Effects
• Creating vintage-style photos with the Time Machine
• Applying film and filter effects to photos
• Adding picture frames to images
• Using the Picture Tube tool
• Warping images
For a complete list of the effects available in Corel PaintShop Pro, see
“Applying effects” in the Help.
Choosing effects
You can choose effects by using the Effects menus or the Effect
Browser.
You can customize most effects by adjusting their settings in dialog
boxes. The dialog boxes for applying effects contain several common
features:
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• The Before pane shows the original image, and the After pane lets
you preview the image with the current settings applied.
• The Load Preset drop-list is set by default to Last Used. Presets let
you apply the same settings to multiple images.
Show/Hide
Preview
button
Preview on
Image check
box
Zoom control
for preview
panes
Randomize
Parameters
button
Load Preset
drop-list
Reset to Default
button
Color box
Resize handle
An example of a dialog box for an effect.
Using the Effect Browser
You can use the Effect Browser when you want to preview multiple
effects before applying them to your image. The Effect Browser
displays the presets that come with Corel PaintShop Pro as well as any
that you create.
To display the thumbnail previews that you see in the Effect Browser,
Corel PaintShop Pro applies an effect’s default preset and any presets
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that you saved to the image. The preset is saved as a script in the file
format for Corel PaintShop Pro (PspScript).
The Effect Browser displays thumbnails that let you
preview and choose effects.
To choose an effect from the Effects menu
Edit workspace
1
From the Effects menu, choose an effect category, and choose an
effect. (For example, choose Effects  Distortion Effects  Twirl.)
For most effects, a dialog box appears.
2
Specify the desired settings, or choose a preset from the Load
Preset drop-list.
You can preview the effect in the After pane.
Note: Presets are not available for all effects.
3
Click OK.
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You can also
Save settings for reuse
Click the Save Preset button
type a name in the Preset name
box, and click OK.
Reset settings to default values
From the Load Preset drop-list,
choose Default.
Limit an effect to a specific area
Make a selection before choosing
the effect.
For information about creating
selections, see “Creating
selections” on page 157.
To choose an effect from the Effect Browser
Edit workspace
1
Choose Effects  Effect Browser.
The Effect Browser appears.
2
From the hierarchical list in the left pane, do one of the following:
• To preview all effects applied to the image, click the Presets
folder.
• To preview an effect category, click a subfolder of the Effects
folder (for example, 3D Effects, Artistic Effects, or Photo Effects).
Corel PaintShop Pro scans the selected folder and creates
thumbnails of the image with each effect applied to it.
3
Click a thumbnail image to choose an effect preset.
4
Click Apply.
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You can also
Modify the selected preset
Click Modify, and adjust the
settings in the dialog box for the
effect.
Note: This button is unavailable
for effects that cannot be
adjusted.
Resize the thumbnail preview
Choose File  Preferences 
General Program Preferences, and
click Display and Caching along
the left side. In the Effect browser
thumbnails group box, set a value
in the Size (Pixels) control.
Limit an effect to a specific area
Make a selection before choosing
the effect.
For information about creating
selections, see “Creating
selections” on page 157.
Applying Photo Effects
You can apply different Photo Effects to your images to simulate some
traditional photo techniques and processes.
Time Machine
The Time Machine lets you recreate some popular photographic styles
from the past. It lets you choose from seven styles, which range from
the year 1839 to the 1980s. For information about the Time Machine,
see “Creating vintage-style photos with the Time Machine” on
page 139.
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Film and Filters
Corel PaintShop Pro lets you experiment with effects that are inspired
by different types of camera film and filters. For information about
applying film and filter effects, see “Applying film and filter effects to
photos” on page 139.
Black and White Film
You can simulate taking a photo with black-and-white film. To modify
the effect, you can apply a wide range of RGB values as well as adjust
image brightness and clarity.
Filter color adjustments in the Black and White Film dialog box
can create very different results from the original photo (leftmost image in top tow).
Sepia Toning
You can simulate the look created when you take a photo with sepia
film. Sepia-toned images are similar to black-and-white photos (also
known as grayscale photos), except the tones are brown instead of
gray.
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Selective Focus
You can create a quick miniature effect (also known as a tilt-shift effect)
so that the scene in a photo resembles a miniature model or toy. The
illusion is created by adjusting the depth of field, usually across a
specified horizon line, and increasing the saturation of the photo.
An urban scene (left) appears to be transformed into
a miniature model (right).
You can also use Selective Focus to apply a quick depth of field effect
to any photo. For general information about depth of field, see
“Controlling depth of field” on page 81.
Photo tip: Photos taken from high vantage points usually make the
best candidates for a miniature effect.
Vignette
You can fade the edges of a photo to create a vignette effect. You can
control the appearance of the edges by choosing a shape and color
(light or dark), and adjusting the amount of blur, glow, and feathering.
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To apply the Black and White Film effect
Edit workspace
1
Choose Effects  Photo Effects  Black and White Film.
The Black and White Film dialog box appears.
2
Modify the settings you want and click OK.
To apply the Sepia Toning effect
Edit workspace
1
Choose Effects  Photo Effects  Sepia Toning.
The Sepia Toning dialog box appears.
2
Type or set a value in the Amount to age control to determine the
strength of the effect.
To apply a miniature effect by using Selective Focus
Edit workspace
1
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The Selective Focus dialog box appears. You can maximize the
dialog box to increase the size of the Before and After panes of
the preview area.
2
In the Area of focus, click one of the following tools:
• Planar Selection Tool
— the default tool for setting a linear
area of focus. It is effective at setting an area of focus along a
road, bridge, or other linear element that isn’t along the edge of
your photo.
• Half Planar Selection Tool
— lets you set a linear area of
focus along the edge of a photo
• Radial Selection Tool
3
— lets you set a circular area of focus
In the Before pane of the preview area, when your pointer displays
the move cursor
want.
, drag the area of focus to the position you
4
Drag the rotation handle (the box at the end of the short line) to
rotate the area of focus.
5
Drag a sizing handle (on the solid lines) to set the edges for the
area of focus.
6
Fine-tune the results by dragging any of the following sliders:
• Blur amount — determines the amount of blur outside the area
of focus
• Feather edge — determines the softness of the transition
between the area in focus and the blurred areas. You can also
adjust feathering interactively by dragging a feathering handle
(on the dotted lines) in the Before pane.
• Saturation — determines the intensity of the colors in the
photo. Increasing saturation can help simulate the vivid paint
colors used for models and toys.
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Interactive elements in the Before pane: (1) Center
line (for Planar Selection Tool), (2) Rotation handle,
(3) Sizing handle, (4) Feathering handle
You can use the Selective Focus effect to apply a quick depth of
field effect. Adjust the settings to achieve a natural look.
To apply a Vignette effect
Edit workspace
1
Click Effects  Photo Effects  Vignette.
2
In the Area of focus, choose a selection tool and drag in the
Before pane to set the edge for the effect.
3
Drag the Dark/Light slider to set an edge color.
4
Fine-tune the results by dragging any of the following sliders:
• Blur amount — determines the amount of blur outside the area
of focus
• Diffuse glow — adds a luminescent brightening effect and
softens details in the entire photo
• Feather edge — determines the softness of the transition
between the area in focus and the edge effect
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Creating vintage-style photos with the Time Machine
The Time Machine lets you recreate some vintage photographic styles.
It lets you choose from seven styles, which range from the year 1839
to the 1980s.
The photo on the left is the original photo, and the photo on the right
has the Time Machine’s Daguerreotype style applied to it.
To create vintage-style photos with the Time Machine
Edit workspace
1
Choose Effects  Photo Effects  Time Machine.
2
Click one of the thumbnails above the timeline to choose an
effect.
3
Move the Intensity slider to adjust the appearance of the effect.
You can add or remove edge effects for photos. Unmark the
Photo Edges check box below the Intensity slider to remove the
edges, or mark the check box to apply the edges.
Applying film and filter effects to photos
Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, you can
experiment in Corel PaintShop Pro with effects that are inspired by
different types of camera film and filters.
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Film Looks
Film Looks are inspired by the effects achieved when you use different
types of film in a traditional camera. Unlike the Creative Filters, which
apply a color to the entire photo, Film Looks can change what is
emphasized in a photo by making some colors more dramatic or more
subtle. Some Film Looks also change the contrast or softness of
photos.
The Vibrant Foliage Film Look enhances blues and greens.
Creative Filters
Creative Filters simulate the effect achieved when you use color filters
on the lens of your camera. Although the color is applied across the
entire photo, Corel PaintShop Pro maintains the luminance of the
image, to achieve a color toning effect. You can use a preset color or
choose a custom color.
The Sunset filter adds a warm orange tone to your photos.
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To apply film and filter effects to a photo
Edit workspace
1
Choose Effects  Photo Effects  Film and Filters.
2
In the Film and Filters dialog box, perform one or more tasks from
the following table, and click OK.
To
Do the following
Apply a Film Look
Choose a style from the Film looks drop-list.
Apply a filter
Choose a filter from the Creative filters drop-list.
Choose a custom
filter color
Click the Filter color swatch, and choose a color
from the Color dialog box.
Change the
amount of color
applied by a filter
Type a value in the Density box. Higher numbers
increase the amount of color; lower numbers
decrease the amount of color.
Adding picture frames to images
You can add picture frames to your images to provide an eye-catching
final touch. You can choose square or oval frames, modern or classic
frames, mats or photo edges, or a variety of other styles.The frame is
applied on a separate layer, which can be edited like any other layer.
You can add a frame around your image.
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To add a picture frame to an image
Edit workspace
1
Choose Image  Picture Frame.
The Picture Frame dialog box appears.
2
In the Picture Frame group box, choose a frame from the drop-list.
3
In the Orientation group box, choose one of the following
options:
• Frame canvas — sizes the frame to the canvas. The frame layer is
named “Picture Frame” on the Layers palette. Successive frames
reside on layers named “Picture Frame 1,” “Picture Frame 2,”
and so on.
• Frame current layer — sizes the frame to the current layer
(which may have a different size than the canvas). For example,
if you are creating a collage of photos for a scrapbook and each
photo is on a separate layer, you can frame each photo by
choosing this option. The frame layer is named after the original
layer with the words “Picture Frame” appended to the name.
4
Choose one of the following options:
• Frame inside of the image — resizes the frame to fit within the
image canvas
• Frame outside of the image — increases the canvas size to
accommodate the frame. The added canvas uses the current
background color if the frame is applied to the Background
layer. If the frame is applied to any other layer, the extra canvas
is transparent.
5
Mark any of the following check boxes:
• Flip frame — reverses the frame along its horizontal axis
• Mirror frame — reverses the frame along its vertical axis
• Rotate frame right — lets you rotate the frame clockwise when
the image is taller than it is wide
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Using the Picture Tube tool
You can use the Picture Tube tool to paint with a collection of objects.
For example, you can add butterflies and beetles to a picnic setting or
frame a picture with flowers. You can use one of the picture tubes
included with Corel PaintShop Pro or create your own.
The Picture Tube tool lets you apply various preset images to
your photos to create unique effects.
Picture tubes are PspTube files. Each picture tube file is made up of a
series of images arranged in rows and columns, called cells. Picture
tubes may have any number of cells. As you paint with the Picture Tube
tool, Corel PaintShop Pro paints one image from the picture tube after
another. Many picture tubes create discrete images (such as zoo
animals), and others create the effect of a continuous image (such as
grass).
Each picture tube file contains a series of images.
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To make picture tube elements easier to edit, it is helpful to paint them
on a separate layer.
Important! You cannot use the Picture Tube tool on vector layers.
For more information about picture tubes, see “Using the Picture Tube
tool” in the Help.
To paint with a picture tube
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Picture Tube tool
2
On the Tool Options palette, select a picture tube from the Picture
Tube drop-list.
Note: Most picture tube previews show the first image rather
than all images in the picture tube. To view all images, select the
desired picture tube and then paint with it, or open the .PspTube
file in Corel PaintShop Pro.
.
3
If necessary, adjust the settings on the Tool Options palette, such
as Scale and Step.
4
In the image window, click to paint with one picture tube image,
or drag to paint with multiple picture tube images.
You can make further changes to the behavior of the current
picture tube by clicking the Settings button
on the Tool
Options palette and adjusting settings in the Picture Tube
Settings dialog box.
Warping images
You can distort image areas by using the warp brushes on image pixels
to produce a warping effect. You can twirl areas of images, contract or
expand parts of images, and create many interesting effects. The effect
of the Warp Brush is often time-dependent, which means that the
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longer you hold the brush over an area, the more the brush produces
the effect.
The Warp Brush tool can be used to create caricatures.
You can also warp images by using a grid. When you use the Mesh
Warp tool, a grid or mesh is placed on the image. The grid intersections
have mesh points, or nodes, that you drag to create deformations.
For more information about warping by using a grid, see “To warp
image areas by using a grid” in the Help.
To warp image areas by using a brush
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Warp Brush tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose the type of warp in the Warp
Modes group box:
• Push
— pushes pixels in the direction of the stroke for an
effect similar to smearing paint. This warp mode is timeindependent.
• Expand
• Contract
• Right Twirl
the brush
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— pushes pixels away from the center of the brush
— pulls pixels into the center of the brush
— rotates pixels clockwise around the center of
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• Left Twirl
— rotates pixels counterclockwise around the
center of the brush
• Noise
brush
— causes random movements of pixels under the
• Iron Out
— removes unapplied warps. This warp mode is
time-independent.
• Unwarp
— removes unapplied warps
3
Specify the brush options, such as size and hardness.
Note: Unlike other brushes, the size of the Warp Brush tool can
be adjusted only by using the control on the Tool Options palette,
not by using the keyboard.
4
Type or set a value in the Strength control to determine the
strength of the warping effect.
Full strength is 100%; minimum strength is 1%.
5
Choose settings for the Edge mode, Draft quality, and Final apply
controls.
6
Drag in the image.
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Working with layers
When you work with layers in Corel PaintShop Pro, you can add
elements to your images, create artistic effects and illustrations, and
edit your images more easily. You can add or delete layers, rearrange
the order in which they are stacked, and blend their pixels in various
ways. Unless you merge the layers, you can edit each one
independently of the others.
This section presents the following topics:
• Understanding layers
• Using the Layers palette
• Creating layers
• Renaming layers
• Viewing layers
• Changing the order of layers in an image
• Setting layer opacity
For more information about layers, including promoting, duplicating,
grouping, linking, and blending layers, as well as information about
using adjustment layers, see “Working with layers” in the Help.
Understanding layers
When you create or import an image in Corel PaintShop Pro, the image
has a single layer. Depending on the type of image you create or
import, the single layer is labeled as Background, Raster, Vector, or Art
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Media. When you open a photo, scan, or screen capture, the single
layer is labeled as Background on the Layers palette.
For most simple corrections and retouching, you do not have to add
layers to an image. However, it is a good practice to duplicate the
single layer before making image corrections, so that you preserve the
original image on its own layer. If you intend to do more complex work
— such as adding elements to the image, creating photo
compositions, adding text, or applying other effects — the use of
layers is highly recommended.
Layers are like separate sheets that you combine to create
a final composition.
The following table provides examples.
To
Do the following
Preserve the original
image before making
changes
Make a duplicate of the background layer by
choosing Layers  Duplicate. To work on the
duplicate layer, make it the active layer by
clicking it on the Layers palette.
Make color and tonal
corrections
Use adjustment layers instead of changing
the image directly. For more information
about using adjustment layers, see ”Using
adjustment layers” in the Help.
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To
Do the following
Add text or graphics
Create text and graphics, such as lines and
shapes, on vector layers to make them easier
to edit. For more information about adding
text, see “Working with text” on page 165.
For more information about vector graphics,
see “Drawing and editing vector objects” in
the Help.
Create effects
Duplicate the background layer, apply an
effect to the duplicate, and then blend the
two layers by changing the opacity or blend
modes of the layers.
Create a painting
Choose an Art Media tool from the Tools
toolbar and mark the Trace check box on the
Tool Options palette (an Art Media layer is
created automatically). Use the Art Media
brushes to create impressionistic effects.
Combine photos to
create a photo collage
Open the photos that you want to combine
and decide which image to use as your base
image. Copy the other images into the base
image by clicking an image, choosing
Edit  Copy, clicking the base image, and
choosing Edit  Paste As New Layer. Position
.
each layer with the Move tool
Use the opacity setting and blend mode to
control how much of each layer shows
through. Use a mask layer to hide parts of a
layer or to create soft edges around it.
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To
Do the following
Create a panoramic
photo
Take a series of photos with overlapping
subject matter.
Create an image with a canvas large enough
to display a panorama, and then copy each
photo onto a separate layer. Decrease the
opacity of one layer so that you can see
through it, and use the Move tool
to
match up the edges of the next layer. After all
layers have been positioned, return their
settings to 100 percent opacity.
Using the Layers palette
The Layers palette lists all layers in an image. The order of layers on the
palette is the order of layers in the image. The top layer is listed first,
and the bottom layer is listed last. You can change the stacking order
of layers on the Layers palette, depending on the layer types.
Active layer settings
Layer type
indicator
Layer name
(customizable)
Layer visibility
toggle
Layer thumbnail
New layer drop-list
The Layers palette
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You can create layer groups to organize the Layers palette. You can also
link layers or groups so that they move together when you use the
Move tool in the image.
By default, a thumbnail view of the layer’s contents appears to the left
of the layer name. You can set the size of the thumbnail or turn the
thumbnail off. By default, the settings of the active layer appear above
the topmost thumbnail preview, but you can modify the appearance
of these settings.
If an image has more than one layer, you must select the layer that you
want to work on. Changes to the image affect only the selected layer
(also called the active layer). You can select only one layer at a time.
For more information about layer types, see “Understanding layers” in
the Help.
To display or hide the Layers palette
Edit workspace
• Choose View  Palettes  Layers.
This command toggles the display of the Layers palette on and off.
To select a layer
Edit workspace
• On the Layers palette, click the name of a layer.
To expand or collapse a vector layer or layer group
Edit workspace
• Perform a task from the following table.
To
Do the following
Expand the group
On the Layers palette, click the
plus sign
in front of the layer
or layer group name.
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To
Do the following
Collapse the group
On the Layers palette, click the
minus sign
in front of the layer
or layer group name.
Creating layers
You can create a layer from the Layers palette. When you create a layer,
you can specify properties such as the layer type, opacity, or blend
mode. These properties can be modified as you work with the layer.
You can also create layers from selections, vector objects, or other
images. For more information, see “Creating layers” in the Help.
Layers are created automatically when you use the Text tool, Art Media
tools, or vector drawing tools, such the Pen tool or the Preset Shape
tool.
To create a layer from the Layers palette
Edit workspace
1
On the Layers palette, click the layer above which you want create
a layer.
2
From the drop-list on the toolbar of the Layers palette, choose a
layer type:
• New Raster Layer
• New Vector Layer
• New Art Media Layer
• New Layer Group
• New Mask Layer
• New Adjustment Layer
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Click OK.
The new layer is added above the active layer. It is named with the
layer type and a number, such as “Vector 1.”
For more information about renaming layers, see “Renaming
layers” on page 153.
Only grayscale and 16 million–color images can have multiple
raster-based layers (Vector layers are the only non raster-based
layers). When you add a new raster-based layer to an image of
another color depth, such as a 256-color indexed image,
Corel PaintShop Pro automatically converts it to 16 million
colors.
Renaming layers
As you add layers to an image, you may find it convenient to rename
them so that they are easy to identify on the Layers palette.
To rename a layer
Edit workspace
1
On the Layers palette, click the layer you want to rename, pause a
moment, and click again.
The name appears highlighted in a box.
2
Type the new name in the box, and press Enter.
You can also rename a layer by double-clicking the layer to
display the Layer Properties dialog box and typing a new name
in the Name box.
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Viewing layers
You can make layers, layer groups, or vector objects visible or invisible
in the image. The invisible layers remain in the image but are hidden
from view.
To display or hide a layer
Edit workspace
• Click the Visibility Toggle button for the layer that you want to
display or hide.
— Visibility Toggle button when the layer is displayed
— Visibility Toggle button when the layer is hidden
Hiding a layer group hides all layers within that group.
To show one layer only, right-click the layer, and choose View
 Current Only.
To show or hide all layers
Edit workspace
• Perform a task from the following table.
To
Do the following
View all layers
Choose Layers  View  All.
Hide all layers
Choose Layers  View  None.
You can also show all layers by right-clicking a layer and
choosing View  All or hide all layers by right-clicking a layer
and choosing View  None.
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Changing the order of layers in an image
The order of layers within an image is critical to the appearance of the
image. To rearrange layers in the image, you can easily change the
stacking order of layers in the Layers palette. If a layer or a layer group
has components, such as vector objects or grouped layers, all of the
components move with the layer or layer group when its position in
the stacking order is changed.
To move a layer or layer group
Edit workspace
• On the Layers palette, select the layer or layer group, and drag it
to a new position in the stack.
A gray line shows the layer’s position as you drag.
When you drag a layer, the cursor changes to a hand. A cursor
displaying a null symbol
indicates that the selected item
cannot be moved to a particular position.
You can also move a layer or layer group by choosing Layers 
Arrange and then choosing an option.
Setting layer opacity
To create interesting effects, you can vary the opacity of a layer from
the default of 100 percent (fully opaque) down to 0 percent (fully
transparent). When a layer is partially transparent, the underlying
layers show through.
You can also change the opacity of a layer group.
The Opacity setting on the Layers palette determines the opacity of
each layer. The overall opacity of a layer and the opacity of individual
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pixels are independent of each other. For example, if a pixel starts at
50 percent opacity and the layer is set to 50 percent opacity, the pixel
appears as 25 percent opaque. If the layer is in a layer group that is set
to 50 percent opacity, then the pixel appears as 12.5 percent opaque.
To set the opacity of a layer
Edit workspace
1
On the Layers palette, select the layer or layer group.
2
Drag the Opacity slider
to the desired percentage.
You can also set layer opacity by double-clicking the layer,
changing the Opacity setting in the Layer Properties dialog box,
and clicking OK.
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Working with selections
Selecting the parts of images to edit is an important step in your
workflow. By creating a selection, you can edit an area while leaving
the rest of the image unchanged. You can use drawing or painting
tools to modify selected areas of your image. You can also apply
commands to flip, copy, crop, or perform other actions on the
selected areas.
The border of a selection is identified by a selection marquee, which is
a series of black and white dashes that outlines the selection.
This section presents the following topics
• Creating selections
• Modifying selections
• Inverting and clearing selections
For more topics about selections, including moving and modifying
selections, and using feathering and anti-aliasing, see “Working with
selections” in the Help.
Creating selections
You can create a selection when you want to isolate part of an image.
For example, you can use a selection to adjust or retouch one area of
a photo, or to copy a portion of a photo and paste it into another
photo. The way you make a selection depends on whether you are
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working on a raster layer or a vector layer. For more information about
raster and vector layers, see “Understanding layers” in the Help.
You can create a selection by using a Selection tool shape (left),
by creating a freehand selection (center), or by using the Magic
Wand tool to select specific areas of color or opacity (right).
The following selection tools can be used to create raster selections:
• Selection tool
— lets you create a selection of a specific shape,
such as a rectangle, square, ellipse, circle, or star
• Freehand Selection tool
— lets you create a selection around
the edges of an object, such as petals of a flower or fingers on a
hand. You can make four types of selections with the Freehand
tool:
• Edge Seeker — finds the edges between two areas with color
differences when you click on the edges of irregularly shaped
areas
• Freehand — lets you quickly select an area by dragging
• Point to Point — lets you draw straight lines between points to
create a selection with straight edges
• Smart Edge — automatically finds the edges of irregularly
shaped areas when you click along the edges
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• Magic Wand tool
— makes a selection based on the color,
hue, brightness, or opacity of an object. This tool is designed to
select an area that has distinctly different pixels than those in
other areas of an image — for example, a pink rose surrounded by
green leaves.
You can make a selection with one tool and then switch to another tool
to add to or subtract from the selection. For more information, see
“Modifying selections” on page 162.
To create a selection by using the Selection tool
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Selection tool
.
2
Check the settings of the following controls on the Tool Options
palette, and modify them if necessary:
• Selection Type — specifies the shape of the selection area
• Mode — specifies whether to replace, add, or remove an
existing selection. Replace is the default setting.
• Feather — softens the edges of a selection by specifying a fade
width (0 to 200 pixels)
• Anti-alias — applies a smooth edge to a selection by making the
pixels along its edges semitransparent
3
Drag to make the selection.
As you drag, a border indicates the selection. When you finish
dragging, the selection’s border becomes a selection marquee.
After you create a selection, changes to the settings on the Tool
Options palette apply to the next action, not to the current
selection. You can modify the options for the current selection
by choosing Selections  Modify and choosing a command
from the menu.
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To create a selection by using the Freehand Selection tool
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Freehand Selection tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose one of the following from the
Selection Type drop-list:
• Edge Seeker
• Freehand
• Point to Point
• Smart Edge
3
Check the settings of the following controls on the Tool Options
palette, and modify them if necessary:
• Feather — softens the edges of a selection by specifying a fade
width (0 to 200 pixels)
• Smoothing — specifies the amount of smoothing to apply to
the selection border
• Anti-alias — applies a smooth edge to a selection by making
pixels semitransparent
• Use all layers — searches for an edge in all layers of the selected
area. This option is available when you use the Edge Seeker or
the Smart Edge selection type on multilayer images.
4
Depending on the selection type you chose, perform a task from
the following table.
To
Do the following
Make a Freehand selection
Drag to select an image area.
Make an Edge Seeker selection
Click precisely along the edge of the
area you want to select, and doubleclick or right-click to complete the
selection.
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To
Do the following
Make a Smart Edge selection
Click along the edge of the area that
you want to select, ensuring that the
rectangular cursor encloses the
edge. Double-click or right-click to
complete the selection.
Make a Point to Point selection
Click around the area you want to
select, and double-click or right-click
to complete the selection.
When making an Edge Seeker selection, you can set the
distance used to search for an edge by typing a value in the
Range control on the Tool Options palette.
You can increase the accuracy of Edge Seeker and Smart Edge
selections by clicking more frequently along the edge you are
following.
You can delete a previous point by pressing Delete.
To create a selection by using the Magic Wand tool
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Magic Wand tool
.
2
On the Tool Options palette, choose a Match mode option.Check
the settings of the following controls on the Tool Options palette,
and modify them if necessary:
• Tolerance — controls how closely the selected pixels match the
pixel you click in the image. At low settings, only similar pixels
are chosen; at high settings, a wider range of pixels is selected.
• Feather — softens the edges of a selection by specifying a fade
width (0 to 200 pixels)
• Use all layers — searches for matching pixels across all layers in
the image
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• Contiguous — selects only pixels that connect to the pixel you
click
• Anti-alias — produces a smooth-edged selection by partially
filling in pixels along the edge, making them semitransparent.
You can use this option inside or outside the selection marquee.
3
Click the image area that contains the pixels you want to match.
The selection marquee surrounds all matching pixels.
You can change the number of pixels you select by undoing the
selection, adjusting the Tolerance setting, and making a new
selection.
Modifying selections
Selections can be modified in various ways. You can modify a selection
by adding image content to it or by subtracting image content from it.
For example, in a picture of a person carrying a large sign, you can
select the sign by using the rectangular Selection tool and then add the
person to the selection by using the Freehand Selection tool.
After you create a selection, you can add to it.
For more information about modifying color-based selections and
removing specs and holes, see “Modifying selections” in the Help.
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To add to or subtract from a selection
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose a selection tool (Selection
Freehand
, or Magic Wand
,
tool).
2
Choose settings for the tool on the Tool Options palette.
3
Perform a task from the following table.
To
Do the following
Add to a selection
From the Mode drop-list, choose
Add, and select the image areas that
you want to add to the selection.
The areas do not need to be
adjacent.
Subtract from a selection
From the Mode drop-list, choose
Remove, and select the image areas
that you want to remove from the
selection.
You can also add to a selection by holding down Shift while
clicking the image areas that you want to add, or subtract from
a selection by holding down Ctrl while clicking the image areas
that you want to remove.
Inverting and clearing selections
Sometimes, the easiest way to make a complicated selection is to select
the part of the image that you don’t want and then invert the
selection. For example, in a picture of a person against a solid-color
background, you can select the background and then invert the
selection, so that the person is selected instead of the background.
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By selecting a solid background (left) and inverting the selection,
you can isolate a complex, multicolored foreground (right).
You can also clear a selection, which removes the selection marquee
and integrates the selection back into the image. After clearing the
selection, you can resume your editing of the entire image.
To invert a selection
Edit workspace
• Choose Selections  Invert.
The selection marquee now encloses the previously unselected
image area and excludes the previously selected image area.
To clear a selection
Edit workspace
• Choose Selections  Select None.
You can also clear a selection by right-clicking in the image
outside the selection marquee or by pressing Ctrl + D.
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Working with text
Corel PaintShop Pro lets you add text to images and create interesting
text effects.
This section presents the following topics:
• Applying text
• Formatting text
Applying text
Corel PaintShop Pro lets you apply different types of text to your
images. You can apply vector text, raster text, and text as a selection.
The type of text you apply depends on the effect you want to create.
Vector text, which is used in most instances, is the most versatile type
of text because you can edit the text characters at any time. For more
information about different types of text, see “Applying text” in the
Help.
You can add text to your photos.
You can delete vector, raster, or selection-based text at any time.
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To create text
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Text tool
.
2
On the Materials palette, click the Foreground and Stroke
Properties box, and choose a color for the text outline.
If the Materials palette is not displayed, choose View  Palettes 
Materials.
If you want to create text with no outline, click the Transparent
button
3
below the Foreground and Stroke Properties box.
On the Materials palette, click the Background and Stroke
Properties box, and choose a color for the text fill.
If you want to create hollow text, click the Transparent button
below the Background and Fill Properties box, and on the Tool
Options palette, set the Stroke width control to 1.0 or greater.
4
On the Tool Options palette, choose one of the following text
types from the Create As drop-list:
• Vector — creates fully editable text that resides on a vector layer.
This text type is the default and is used in most instances.
• Selection — creates a selection marquee in the shape of the text
characters. The marquee is filled with the underlying layer.
• Floating — creates raster text as a floating selection. The
selection can be moved, but the text characters cannot be
edited.
5
On the Tool Options palette, choose a font, font size, units, and
font style.
Note: The Units drop-list offers two options — Points (for print
output) and Pixels (for Web output).
6
In the image window, click where you want the text to appear,
type the text, and click the Apply button
palette.
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A bounding box appears around the text.
7
Do any of the following to adjust the text position:
• Position the pointer in the centre of the bounding box until the
pointer changes its shape to a four-way arrow, and drag the text
to the desired location.
• Position the pointer over a corner of the bounding box until the
pointer changes its shape to a two-way arrow, and drag up and
down to rotate the text.
For information about using the Materials palette to choose
colors for the text outline and fill, see “Using the Materials
palette” on page 121.
You can also apply the text after you have typed it by doubleclicking the area outside the text object.
To delete text
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Pick tool
.
2
Click the vector text you want to delete to select it.
3
Press Delete.
You can also use the following text selection methods: doubleclick a word to select it, triple-click a line to select it, and
quadruple-click in the text or press Ctrl + A to select the entire
text.
Formatting text
The text formatting options in Corel PaintShop Pro let you control the
appearance of text. You can set these options when you create vector,
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raster, or selection text. If you create vector text, you can reformat the
text at any time by changing your text formatting settings. You cannot
change the characters or formatting of raster text. You can modify
raster text only by using the Pick tool.
For more information about formatting options, see “Formatting text”
in the Help.
To change font attributes
Edit workspace
1
On the Tools toolbar, choose the Text tool
2
Select the vector text characters you want to change by dragging
over them.
Note: You can also select the entire text by pressing Ctrl + A.
3
On the Tool Options palette, perform a task from the following
table, and click the Apply button
.
.
To
Do the following
Change the font
Choose an option from the Font
drop-list.
Change the font size
Choose an option from the Size
drop-list.
Change the units of measurement
for the font
From the Units drop-list, choose
Points for print output or Pixels for
Web output.
Apply bold formatting to text
Click the Bold button
.
Apply italic formatting to text
Click the Italic button
.
Underline the text
Click the Underline button
Apply a line through text
Click the Strikethrough button
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E-mailing and sharing photos
Corel PaintShop Pro gives you options for e-mailing your photos or
sharing them on a sharing site.
This section presents the following topics:
• E-mailing photos
• Uploading photos to a sharing site
E-mailing photos
You can e-mail photos directly from any Corel PaintShop Pro
workspace.
To e-mail photos
Edit workspace
1
Choose File  E-mail, and choose one of the following options:
• Active image — lets you send the photo that is currently active
in the image window
• All open images — lets you send all the photos that are open in
the image window
• All selected items — lets you send all the photos that you
currently have selected
2
In the E-mail dialog box, choose one of the following options:
• Embedded photos — displays photos in the body of your e-mail
message
• Attachments (original file format) — sends photos as individual
file attachments. This option preserves the original file formats.
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3
Choose a size setting from the Maximum photo size drop-list. The
total size of your e-mail is displayed beside the preview.
You can review the items you are sending by clicking the
playback arrows that appear under the Preview thumbnail.
You can also e-mail photos from the Organizer palette by
selecting the photo thumbnails, clicking the Share button
on the Organizer toolbar, and choosing E-mail.
Uploading photos to a sharing site
You can upload your photos to sharing sites, such as Facebook and
Flickr, directly from the application when you are connected to the
Internet.
To upload photos to a sharing site
1
In the Organizer palette (available from any workspace), select the
photos that you want to share.
If the Organizer palette is not displayed, click View  Palettes 
Organizer, or press Shift + F9.
2
Click the Share button
, and click one of the following:
• Facebook
• Flickr
3
Follow the instructions to upload the photos to your account.
If you are unable to log in to the sharing site, make sure that
you have entered the correct e-mail address or username and
password.
If you are unable to log in from a corporate network, you may
need to modify the Proxy Server settings on your computer.
Check with your Network Administrator to get the Proxy Server
information for your corporate network.
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Printing
Corel PaintShop Pro provides extensive options for printing your work.
This section covers basic printing topics. For more information about
working with layouts and preparing files for professional printing, see
“Printing” in the Help.
Printing images
Corel PaintShop Pro offers many ways to print images. You can print
from the Manage workspace, Edit workspace, or Adjust workspace.
You can use a template, or use a custom layout to meet specific size
and layout requirements.
You can print contact sheets (left), print to standard photo
sizes (center), or create custom print layouts (right).
Templates help you simplify image placement and sizing. You can use
templates to lay out and print images in standard sizes, including 4 ×
6 inches, 5 × 7 inches, and 10 × 15 centimeters. You can use a
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Corel PaintShop Pro template, or you can create your own custom
template from a page layout that you create.
Creating your own layouts gives you the flexibility to print images to
any size and lets you create a custom page for projects such as
scrapbooks. For more information about creating layouts, see
“Creating layouts” in the Help.
To print the active image
Edit workspace
1
Choose File  Print.
2
In the Printer group box, click Printer.
The Print dialog box appears.
3
Choose a printer from the Name drop-list, and click OK.
4
Click the Placement tab, and type or set a value in the Number of
copies control.
5
In the Orientation group box, choose one of the following
options:
• Portrait
• Landscape
6
In the Size and Position group box, set any of the following
controls:
• Width and Height — lets you specify width and height values to
set the image size
• Scale — lets you resize the image by entering a percentage
• Fit to page — fits the image to the printed page
• Center on page — centers the image on the printed page
• Upper left of page — positions the image in the upper-left
corner of the printed page
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• Custom offset — lets you enter values in the Left offset and Top
offset boxes
7
Click the Options tab.
8
In the Print Output group box, choose one of the following
options:
• Color
• Greyscale
• CMYK separations
If you choose the CMYK separations option, you can print CMYK
labels on each color plate or page by marking the CMYK plate
labels check box in the Print Marks group box.
9
Click Print.
To print a contact sheet
Manage workspace
1
In the Organizer palette, select the files that you want to print.
2
On the Organizer toolbar, click the Organizer menu button
and choose Print Contact Sheet.
3
Specify the settings you want in the Print Contact Sheet dialog
box.
4
Click Print.
For more information about printing options, see
“Understanding printing” in the Help.
To print images by using a template
1
In the Manage or Edit workspace, select thumbnails in the
Organizer palette.
2
Choose File  Print Layout.
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The Print Layout window appears.
3
Click File  Open Template.
The Templates dialog box appears.
4
In the Category group box, choose a category from the list.
Thumbnails of the templates in each category appear in the
window on the right. Custom templates that you saved appear
under the User Defined category. If the custom template was
saved with images, the cells are filled with color.
5
Select a template, and click OK.
Note: If you previously saved images with the template, the
images appear in the template cells and in the thumbnail list. Cells
are grayed in the template thumbnail for templates with missing
images.
6
Drag images into the template cells.
If you want to fill the template with copies of the same image,
click a thumbnail and click the Fill Template with Image
button
7
.
Click File  Print.
You can remove an image from a template by selecting the
image and pressing Delete.
You can also open images by choosing File  Open Image.
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Index
A
blemishes, removing 86
Adjust workspace 11, 23
bold text formatting 168
adjusting images 65
automatically 73
in one step 74
with Smart Photo Fix 75
borders, adding to images 102
Airbrush tool 32
angles, straightening 71
attaching
photos to e-mails 169
bracketing 109, 116
brightening shadows 80
brightness and contrast
adjusting 79
Brush Variance palette 28
Burn tool 32
automating
basic photo corrections 73
C
B
Camera RAW Lab 62
and RAW photo settings 63
changing preferences 64
background
erasing areas from 95, 97
erasing straight lines from 96
filling cropped edges with 71
restoring erased pixels 96, 98
swapping with foreground 123
Background Eraser tool 33
switching to 96, 98
Batch Merge, HDR 116
Black and White Film effect 136
Index
Calendar, finding images 50
captions
adding 58
deleting 58
Chalk tool 34
Change to Target tool 33
clarity 79, 80
Clone tool 32
cloning images 91
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closing
images 36
compressing
images 38
collages, photo 149
collapsing layer groups 151
constraining
crop areas 69
Color Changer tool 33, 100
contact sheets, printing 171,
Color Picker 124, 125
Color Replacer tool 33
Colored Pencil tool 34
colors
adjusting balance 77
adjusting cast 78
changing 99
choosing 126, 127
correcting 148
correcting faded 78
displaying values 126
from desktop 127
from HSL values 126
from HTML codes 126
from images 127
from RGB values 126
swapping foreground and
background 123
using the Color Picker 124
combining
batches of HDR photos 116
images 149
photo content 118
photos with Exposure Merge
109
173
contrast, adjusting 79
converting
photos to black and white 136
RAW files 64
Corel Knowledgebase 20
Corel products, updating 7
Corel Support Services 7, 20
correcting
color cast 78
colors 148
faded colors 78
images cosmetically 85
photographic perspective 71
scratches 89
tone 148
Crayon tool 34
Crop tool 31
cropping 67
straightened images 71
customer support 7, 20
cutting
objects from background 97
community sites 20
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D
darkening
photos automatically 75
deleting images 40, 53
details, adjusting Clarity 80
dialog boxes
displaying Help for 17
digital photos
getting 35
removing noise 76
digital workflow 9
documentation conventions 15
Dodge tool 32
Dropper tool 31
DSLR features 13
E
Edge Seeker selections 160
edges
adding borders 102
filling with background 71
sharpening 76
Edit workspace 24
editing
applying captured editing 55
capturing image editing 55
images. See adjusting images
Effect Browser 130
Index
effects
applying 129
browsing 132
choosing from Effects
menu 131
choosing in Effect Browser 132
creating 149
modifying preset 133
Photo 133
resetting values 132
saving settings 132
types of. See name of specific
effect
Ellipse tool 33
e-mailing photos 169
embedding
photos in e-mail 169
Emboss tool 32
enhancing 80
Eraser tool 33
switching to 96, 98
erasing
background areas 95, 97
image areas 94, 96, 103
lines from backgrounds 96
straight lines from images 95
EV settings for bracketing 109
EXIF information
editing 58
expanding
layer groups 151
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Exposure Merge 109
extracting, objects from
background 97
Eye Drop mode 87
eye drops
applying 87
F
Facebook, uploading to 170
facial blemishes
removing 86
facial wrinkles
removing 88
features
new 2
file formats
choosing 38
files
compressing 38
opening from the Manage
workspace 37
Fill Light/Clarity 80
filling
cropped edges 71
properties for 121
film effects
applying 134, 139
Film Looks
applying 141
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filter effects
applying 139
filters
applying effect 134
Creative 140
Film 141
finding images 45
by tag 49
Smart Collections 47
using Calendar 50
fixing
images in one step 74
images with Smart Photo Fix 75
flaws, removing 91
Flickr, uploading to 170
Flood Fill tool 33
focus
sharpening photo edges 76
using depth of field 81
folders
browsing for images 51
viewing all cataloged 45
fonts
changing attributes 167
foreground
swapping with
background 123
formatting
text 167
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frames
picture 141
HTML codes
specifying colors with 126
Freehand Selection tool 31
creating selections with 160
Hue Up/Down tool 33
Freehand selections 160
I
Full-screen viewing 10
image information 56
advanced 58
captions 58
creation date 57
in the Open dialog box 37
Info palette 56
rating 58
G
graphics
adding to layers 149
H
Info palette 22, 27, 56
HDR (high dynamic range) 107
Batch Merge 116
Exposure Merge 109
taking photos for 108
Help
training videos 15
Web-based resources 20
Help system 17
high dynamic range (HDR),
about 107
information, image
See image information
installing applications 5
inverting
selections 163
IPTC data 38
editing 58
italic text formatting 168
Histogram palette 27
J
History palette 27
JPEG files 38
HSL color model
choosing colors from values
K
126
displaying values 126
Index
keyword tags
See tags
179
L
layers 147
adding text or graphics 149
collapsing groups 151
creating 152
expanding groups 151
mirroring 102
moving 155
rearranging 155
renaming 153
selecting 151
setting opacity 155
viewing 154
Layers palette 27, 150
displaying or hiding 151
expanding or collapsing layers
151
selecting layers 151
loading
images 35
Local Tone Mapping 80
M
Magic Wand tool 31
creating selections with 161
Makeover tool 31
applying eye drops with 87
applying suntans with 87
applying the Thinify effect 87
removing blemishes with 86
whitening teeth with 86
Manage workspace 22, 41
choosing display mode 43
setting up 41
Marker tool 34
learning 15
marquee, selection 157
Learning Center palette 18, 27
displaying or hiding 19
using 19
materials 121
swapping foreground and
background 123
Lighten/Darken tool 32
Materials palette 27, 121
displaying or hiding 123
lightening photos
See brightening photos
lines
applying through text 168
erasing straight from
backgrounds 96
erasing straight 95
menu bar 24
merging photos 107
Mesh Warp tool 34
Mixer palette 28
montages 149
Move tool 31
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moving
layers 155
N
Organizer palette 27
e-mailing photos from 169
organizing images 41
Overview palette 27
Navigation palette 27
new features 2
P
newsgroups 20
Paint Brush tool 32
noise
removing 76
removing quickly 77
painting
with picture tubes 144
O
Object Extractor 96
Object Remover tool 32
objects
cutting from background 97
image, removing 91, 104
Oil Brush tool 34
one-step fixes
noise 77
photos 74
paintings 149
Palette Knife tool 34
palettes 24
displaying 28
hiding 28
resizing 28
types of 26
using 26
Pan tool 31
panoramic photos 150
Pastel tool 34
Pen tool 34
opacity
setting for layers 155
perspective
correcting 71
opening
application 6
images 36
images from the Navigation
palette 37
RAW photos 37
Perspective Correction tool 31
Index
Photo Blend 118
Photo effects 133
Black and White Film 134
film and filter effects 134
181
Selective Focus 135
Sepia Toning 134
Time Machine 133
Vignette 135
active images 172
contact sheets 171, 173
cropped images 69
Help topics 17
images 171
images with templates 173
photos
creating vintage-style 139
Pick tool 31
picture frames 141
Picture Tube tool 33, 143
picture tubes 143
painting with 144
pixels
restoring to background 98
playing videos 52
PNG files 38
Point to Point selections 161
preserving
images 148
Preset Shape tool 33
Preview images 22
previewing
images 37
images in the Manage
workspace 51
print layout templates
printing images with 173
print layouts 174
printing
182
Push tool 32
Q
Quick Review 10
Quick Review mode
using 59
quitting 6
R
rating images 57, 58
RAW files 38
RAW photos 61
adjusting settings 63
capturing edits 64
converting to another format
64
editing 64
opening 37
supported file formats 61
using the Camera RAW Lab 62
rearranging
layers 155
Rectangle tool 33
Red Eye tool 31
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red-eye, removing 84
with Red Eye tool 84
renaming
files 54
layers 153
resizing
palettes 28
resources
learning 15
restoring
erased pixels to background
96, 98
erased pixels to images 95
images 83
retouching
images 83
reusing effects 132
reversing
foreground and background
123
RGB color model
choosing colors from values
126
displaying values 126
rotating
image thumbnails 53
images 66
images to specified angles 67
S
saturation
increasing or decreasing 76
Saturation Up/Down tool 33
saving
effect settings 132
images 38
scaling
photos with Smart Carver 103
Scratch Remover tool 32
scratches, removing 89
Script Output palette 28
searching for images 45
advanced search 46
quick search 46
selecting
layers 151
multiple thumbnails 52
Selection tool 31
creating selections with 159
selections 157
adding to 163
clearing 163
creating 157
inverting 163
mirroring 102
modifying 162
subtracting from 163
Selective Focus 135, 136
Index
183
sending
photos by e-mail 169
starting the application 6
Sepia Toning effect 134
applying 136
stitching photos 150
sharing
photos 169
sharing services
uploading photos 170
Sharpen tool 32
sharpening
edges 76
Skin Smoothing feature
smoothing skin tone with 88
status bar 24
straight lines
erasing 96
straight lines, erasing
from images 95
Straighten tool 31
straightening
angles 71
cropping images after 71
images 70
strikethrough text formatting
Smart Carver 103
168
Smart Collections searches 47
strokes
setting properties 122
Smart Edge selections 161
Smart Photo Fix
fine-tuning basic corrections
with 75
Smear tool 34
smoothing
skin tone 88
styles 121
suntan, applying 87
support, customer 7, 20
swapping foreground and
background 123
Smudge tool 32
swatches
choosing colors 126
Soften tool 32
Symmetric Shape tool 34
sorting image thumbnails 52
special effects
See effects
spraying images 143
184
T
tags 47
assigning to images 48
creating 48
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find nontagged images 50
find tagged images 49
removing from images 49
tanning effect 87
Technical Support 20
teeth, whitening 86
templates
print layout. See print layout
templates
text 165
adding to layers 149
creating 166
deleting 167
formatting 167
Text tool 33
Thinify effect 87
thumbnails 51
browsing for folders 45
displaying in preview area 37
playing videos from 52
rotating 53
sorting 52
viewing for folders 44
zooming in and out 52
tilt-shift 135, 136
Time Machine effect 133
tones
adjusting balance 77
correcting 148
Index
smoothing skin 88
Tool Options palette 27
toolbars 29
tools
types of 30
Tools toolbar
using tools 30
tooltips
for toolbars 29
for tools 30
trays 60
adding 60
removing 60
tripod, for bracketing 109
tutorials 15
U
underlining text 168
uninstalling applications 5
updating Corel products 7, 20
uploading photos to sharing
services 170
V
vector layers
collapsing 151
expanding 151
videos, playing 52
185
viewing
layers 154
Vignette 135, 138
W
Warp Brush tool 34, 144
warping
image areas 145
images 144
Web-based resources
accessing 20
workflow 9
workspaces 21
Adjust 23
deleting current images 40
Edit 24
Manage 22
switching between 26
Z
Zoom tool 31
zooming
image thumbnails 52
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