Carole Asselin of Scrapbook Campus joins me for this episode of the Scrapbooking Inspiration Podcast.
Carole has been an avid PaintShop Pro user for over 10 years and has taught digital scrapbooking online and in-person to hundreds of users. Over the years, she has written hundreds of tutorials and since opening the Scrapbook Campus four years ago, she has converted the plain written tutorials into multimedia ones, including videos and detailed guidebooks. When time allows, Carole also likes to create scrapbook pages but is more interested by the technical aspect of digital scrapbooking.
Listen in as we chat about using Paintshop Pro for your digital scrapbooking.
What is PaintShop Pro?
PaintShop Pro is a graphic editing program. You can use PaintShop Pro for:
- photo editing
- vector work
- digital painting
New Features in Paintshop Pro
Just a few weeks ago, Paintshop Pro version X8 was released. Here are a few of the new features:
- Text wrapping - allows you to keep your text inside a shape
- Magic move - magic fill was added last year, this year magic move allows you to make a selection and move it and fill in the spot on the background
- Layer palette search - you can search for a layer name and it will highlight those layers.
- Layer palette collapse/expand - you can collapse or expand in groups with one button.
- Merge features - merge visible layers into one layer with one click or merge selected layers. You can also merge layers onto their own layer.
- Brush sizes - now 3000 pixels
- Fixed selection or fixed ratio - allows you to select items and they will always be the same size
- Real time gradient adjustment - adjusts the gradient live on your screen as you make changes
- Batch process - much more intuitive
- Plus easier ways to save, and other workflow details
You can take advantage of a free 30 day trial version of PaintShop Pro. No features are locked during the trial.
Scrapbook Campus Classes
Take advantage of some of Carole's Scrapbook Campus classes to learn more about how you can use Paintshop Pro in your digital scrapbooking.
Don't forget to check out the Lab - brand new for PaintShop Pro users!
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