Creative Discovery in PaintShop Pro
You will need an image for this lesson
We are using "NeuschwansteinCastle_Germany.jpg" - an image from Pixabay
Here is a zip file for you - Castle Zip File
Download, then unzip to a folder where you store your images
First - Wait for the Video player to load
Then - You need to watch the video before doing lesson below - it has a lot more important information and explanations for you
You may do the lesson as you watch the video though
Also - Click the full screen button on the player to watch it full screen or you may not see all of the settings properly
Let's use the 2nd one right now - Click on the File Icon
Now browse on your computer files for where you keep your images.
Locate the "NeuschwansteinCastle_Germany.jpg" - you just unzipped and stored
Open the image in your workspace by double Left clicking or click Open.
If you read the top bar of the image that you opened, you will see information about this image
The name of the image = NeuschwansteinCastle_Germany
What type of image = jpeg
How large the image is = it will say a % of the full size
What type of layer it is = Background (If you check the Layer Palette, it will also say Background
Down in the bottom right corner, you will have more information on this image
It will tell you the exact size = 1050 x 700
It will also tell you that it is RGB and 8 bits/channel
You can duplicate an image by either of the following
- Window > Duplicate
- Shift + D - This is the one that I use
Now Duplicate this image choosing one of the methods and minimize the original
Go to Selection Tool > Tool bar down Left side - Looks like a dotted box.
S on the keyboard - Shortcut to opening Selection Tool
The tool Options Palette opens across the top.
Place Mouse in the sky above the Left side of the castle and draw it out to bottom Right.
** Click & Hold left mouse button while drawing out the square. **
Release the mouse.
When drawing square/rectangle - start in the top left corner and pull to bottom right corner
When drawing circle/ellipse - start in the centre and pull outwards
If unhappy with selection - Undo & retry.
After you have drawn out your square, we will copy & Paste.
** To get the colour hover over until you see the Eyedropper Tool and left click**
Save as - YourName-Lesson2a.jpg
Now remember to save as a JPG
Bring up the image we and minimized earlier and undo the selection if it is still there.
Activate the Selection Tool and change the Selection Type to Rounded Rectangle - leave other settings.
Draw out a rounded rectangle on the image to enclose the whole castle.
1st Image - Square
Name this "YourName-Lesson2a.jpg"
2nd Image - Rectangle with rounded corners
Name this "YourName-Lesson2b.jpg"
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