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PaintShop Photo Pro X3 for Photographers

Book Description

If you are a digital photographer who's new to Paint Shop Pro Photo or digital imaging in general, or have recently upgraded to the all-new version XX, this is the book for you! Packed with full color images to provide inspiration and easy to follow, step-by-step projects, you'll learn the ins and outs of this fantastic program in no time so you can start correcting and editing your images to create stunning works of art. Whether you want to learn or refresh yourself on the basics, such as effective cropping or simple color correction, or move on to more sophisticated techniques like creating special effects, everything you need is right here in this Corel-recommended guide. Useful information on printing and organizing your photos and a fantastic supplemental website with tons of extras rounds out this complete PSPP learning package.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1: The Basics - Introducing PaintShop Photo Pro X3
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. Introduction: Basic Tools and Functions
    3. Toolbars
    4. PaintShop Photo Pro X3: Advanced Features
    5. New Features
    6. Nearly New Features
    7. Other Features
    8. Equipping Your Digital Darkroom
    9. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Exploring the Learning Center
      2. Straightening an Image
      3. Perspective Correction
      4. Cropping Pictures
  8. Chapter 2: The Organizer - Managing Your Photos
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. The Tree Panel
    3. Using the Computer Tab
    4. Using the Collections Tab
    5. Using the General Info Panel
    6. Adding a Rating
    7. Adding Keyword Tags
    8. Adding a Caption
    9. Advanced Info
    10. Changing the Date and Time Stamp
    11. IPTC
    12. Searching and Smart Collections
    13. Using Search and Advanced Searching
    14. Saving Searches as Smart Collections
    15. Working with Camera RAW Images
    16. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Using Camera RAW Lab to Restore Detail in Overexposed Photos
      2. Technique: Using The Organizer to Apply a Series of Image Edits to Multiple Photos
  9. Chapter 3: Improving Your Photos - Basic Editing
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. One Step Photo Fix
    3. Smart Photo Fix
    4. Using the Histogram
    5. Color Balance
    6. Other Tools for Correcting Color Problems
    7. Other Tools for Correcting Exposure Problems
    8. Using Fill Flash and Backlighting
    9. Making Photos Appear Sharper
    10. Adding Soft Focus Effects
    11. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Improving Your Photos Using Smart Photo Fix
      2. Technique: Sharpening Photos Using the High Pass Sharpen Filter
  10. Chapter 4: Image Manipulation - Beyond the Basics
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. Removing Scratches and Blemishes from Scans
    3. Controlling Digital Noise
    4. Retouching Using the Clone Brush
    5. Creating Black and White Pictures
    6. Tinting Black and White Photos
    7. Creating Color Overlay Effects
    8. Using the Warp Tools
    9. Scripting
    10. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Restoring Badly Damaged Photos
      2. Technique: Hand-Coloring Black and White Photos
  11. Chapter 5: Using Selections - Controlling Change
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. Understanding Selections: Adding Creative Power
    3. What Else Can You Do With Selections?
    4. Using the Geometric Selection Tools
    5. Alpha Channels and Masks
    6. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Creating an Artificial Point of Focus
      2. Technique: Fixing an Overexposed Sky
      3. Technique: HDR Photo Merge
      4. Technique: Object Cut-Out
  12. Chapter 6: Combining Images - Layers and Masks
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. Understanding Layers
    3. Combining Pictures
    4. Advanced Layout Tools
    5. Using Adjustment Layers
    6. Creating Layer Blend Mode Effects
    7. Using Mask Layers
    8. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Creating the Perfect Shadow
      2. Technique: Creating Graduated Effects with Masks
  13. Chapter 7: Text and Shapes - Understanding Vector Graphics
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. How Text and Vectors Work
    3. Adding Basic Text
    4. Special Text Effects
    5. Vectors: Learning the Basics
    6. Working with the Pen Tool
    7. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Creating a Greetings Card
      2. Technique: Creating a Type Effect Using Text Selections
  14. Chapter 8: Special Effects - Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. Using the Materials Palette
    3. Working with Brush Tools
    4. About Deformation Tools
    5. Applying Filter Effects
    6. Adding Lighting Effects
    7. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Creating a Panorama
      2. Technique: Creating Realistic Depth Effects Using Displacement Maps
      3. Technique: Having Fun with the Picture Tube
      4. Technique: Adding Edge and Framing Effects
      5. Technique: How to Add an Edge or Frame to a Picture
      6. Technique: Using the Color Changer Tool
  15. Chapter 9: Printing
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. Image Resolution
    3. Resampling
    4. Printing with PaintShop Photo Pro
    5. Color Management
    6. Step-by-Step Project
      1. Technique: Printing Multiple Photos with Print Layout
  16. Chapter 10: The Web - Optimizing Images
    1. What's Covered in this Chapter
    2. How the Web Displays Images
    3. Web File Formats
    4. Special Internet Graphics
    5. Step-by-Step Projects
      1. Technique: Creating a Rollover Navbar
      2. Technique: Uploading Web Files to a Web Server
  17. Appendix 1: Jargon Buster
  18. Appendix 2: Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. General
    2. Paste
    3. View
    4. Image
    5. Adjust
    6. Layers
  19. Index