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Sams Teach Yourself Paint Shop Pro 7 in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672320304

ISBN-13: 9780672320309

Edition: 3rd 2000

Authors: T. Michael Clark

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List price: $24.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 11/6/2000
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction
Getting Started in Paint Shop Pro
Paint Shop Pro Basics, Tools, and Preferences
Introduction to Paint Shop Pro
Overview of New Features
Using Online Help
Overview of the Paint Shop Pro Interface
The Standard Toolbar
Other Toolbars
The Toolbox
The Arrow Tool
The Zoom Tool
The Deformation Tool
The Crop Tool
The Mover Tool
The Selection Tool
The Freehand Tool
The Magic Wand Tool
The Dropper Tool
The Paint Brush
The Clone Brush
The Color Replacer
The Retouch Tool
Scratch Remover
The Eraser Tool
The Picture Tube
The Airbrush
The Flood Fill Tool
The Text Tool
The Draw Tool
The Preset Shapes Tool
The Object Selector Tool
The Menus
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The View Menu
The Image Menu
The Effects Menu
The Colors Menu
The Layers Menu
The Objects Menu
The Selections Menu
The Masks Menu
The Window Menu
The Help Menu
Using the Palettes
The Color Palette
The Tool Options Palette
The Layer Palette
The Tool Palette
The Overview Window
Setting Preferences
General Program Preferences
CMYK Conversion Preferences
File Format Preferences
File Format Associations
File Locations Preferences
Color Management Preferences
Monitor Gamma Adjustments
Autosave Settings
Opening, Saving, and Printing Files
Opening a File
Opening a New File
Opening an Existing File
Browsing for an Existing File
Importing Files
Saving Files
Exporting Files
Printing Basics
Multi-Image Printing
Creating Your First Image
Issues to Consider Before Constructing an Image
Choosing an Image Size
Choosing an Image Type
Creating a Simple Image
Using the Present Shapes Tool
Avoiding Aliased Images
Using Brush Tips
Editing a Simple Image
Fixing Errors
Editing Your Images
Creating and Working with Selections
Using the Selection Tools
The Selection Tool
The Freehand Tool
The Magic Wand Tool
Editing Selections
Adding to a Selection
Subtracting from a Selection
Expanding and Contracting a Selection
Growing a Selection
Selecting Similar Areas
Loading and Saving Selections
Working with Deformations
Using the Deformation Tool
Rotating Text
Using the Perspective, Shear, and Distort Options
Adding a Shadow Effect
Drawing Tools and Techniques
The Drawing Tools and Their Options
Drawing Shapes
Drawing Lines
The Single Line Tool
The Bezier Curve Line Tool
Painting Tools and Techniques
Painting and Drawing with the Paint Brush Tool
Using the Tool Controls
Custom Brush Tips
Using Patterns and Textures
Using the Airbrush Tool
Using the Flood Fill Tool
Filling an Area with a Solid Color
Filling with a Gradient
Creating and Editing Multicolored Gradients
Filling with a Pattern
Learning the Mysteries of the Clone Brush Tool
Using Color Effectively
The Color Tools
Using the Dropper Tool
Using the Color Palette
The Color Models Used with Paint Shop Pro
The RGB Model
The CMYK Model
The HSL Model
Adjusting Highlights, Midtones, and Shadows
Adjusting Hue, Saturation, and Luminance
Creating Cool Text Effects
Using the Text Tool
Creating Wooden Textured Text
Creating Chrome Text
Adding a Drop Shadow
Adding a Glow to Your Text
Creating Text on a Path
Vector Text
Tools to Work Efficiently
Working Progressively with Layers
Understanding Layers
The Layer Palette
The Layers Menu
Using Layers Effectively
Moving Layers
Grouping Layers Together
Changing the Opacity and Visibility Options
Understanding the Blending Modes
A Real-World Blending Mode Example
Utilizing Masks for Precision
What Are Masks?
The Masks Menu
Creating Your First Mask
Creating a More Complex Mask
Saving and Loading Masks
Understanding Advanced Mask Topics
Using Channels Effectively
What Are Channels?
Splitting Channels
Combining Channels
Identifying the Information in Channels
Putting Channels to Work
Testing Your Understanding of Channels
Using Channels to Create Masks
Working with Flexible Vector Tools
Using Vector Tools
Creating Vector Objects
Editing Nodes
Creating Vector Lines
Drawing Single Lines
Drawing Bezier Curves
Drawing Freehand Lines
Drawing Point to Point Lines
Type as Vectors
Vector Object Properties
Rasterizing Your Vector Objects
Using and Creating Picture Tubes
What Are Picture Tubes?
Using Picture Tubes
Finding New Picture Tubes
Creating Your Own Picture Tubes
Applying Filters
Why Filters?
Where You Can Get Plug-ins
Using Built-In Filters
Buttonize Filter
Chisel Filter
Cutout Filter
Drop Shadow Filter
Filter Effects with Layer Blending Mode Variations
Using Third-Party Filters
Installing Plug-ins
Alien Skin's Eye Candy
Auto F/X's Photo/Graphic Edges
Flaming Pear's BladePro
Other Plug-ins
Special Effects
Adding a Page Curl Effect
Mastering Metallic Effects
Using Bevels
Advanced Paint Shop Pro Tasks
Retouching Your Images
Using the Retouching Tools
Fixing the Brightness and Contrast
Removing Dust Marks and Scratches
Using the Unsharp Mask Filter
Retouching to Remove Portions of an Image
Coloring and Color Correction
A Little Color Theory
Understanding Gamma Correction
Using the Gamma Correction Feature
Using the Histogram Palette
Playing with Other Color Adjustments
Adjusting the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness
Working with the Hue Map Command
Adjusting the Reds, Greens, and Blues of Your Image
Using Adjustment Layers
Color Correction in a Nutshell
Compositing
Creating Collages
Creating Photo Montages
Combining Advanced Techniques
Outlining Objects
Filling Text with Photos
Creating an Interface
Setting Up the Interface
Adding the Finishing Touches to the Interface
Paint Shop Pro for the Web
Preparing Your Graphics for the Web
Working with File Formats
GIFs
JPGs
Adjusting Color Depth
8-Bit Color
16-Bit Color
24-Bit Color
Using Palettes
Problems with Limited Palettes
How to Build or Select a Palette
Loading a Palette
Previewing Your Images in SmartSaver
Understanding Dithering
Understanding Anti-aliasing
Aliasing
Anti-aliasing
Buttons and Seamless Tiles
Creating Buttons
Ordinary Buttons
More Elaborate Buttons
Complex 3D Textured Buttons
Using the Buttonize Effect
Creating Seamless Tiles
The Basics of Seamless Tiles
Creating Seamless Tiles with Paint Shop Pro
Using the Convert to Seamless Pattern Option
Animation
Animation Concepts
Why Use Animation?
Building an Animation
Creating Your First Animation
Saving and Previewing an Animation in Your Web Browser
Editing Your First Animation
Using the Mover Tool to Edit the Animation
Using Transitions
Creating Text Effects
Advanced Animation
Using Layers and Masks in Animation
Putting Your Own Spin on the World
Creating the Animation
Spreading Your Wings
Appendixes
Installing Paint Shop Pro 7
Paint Shop Pro Resources
Index