Hi, my name is Denise and I would like to welcome you to the Paint Shop Pro online tutorial lecture series. These tutorials are based on Paint Shop Pro Version 6, a graphics software package. Our emphasis is on creating graphics for the Web.

This series of Paint Shop Pro tutorials is based on the concept that most people learn by doing. If you have never used a graphics package before, you�ll find that there are many new terms to learn, so we provide an introduction to several Paint Shop Pro topics. You can read the text of these topics or you can listen to the lecture, using RealPlayer. If you do not have RealPlayer, download a free copy by clicking here.

The meat of these tutorials is, however, the exercises and the sections on how to produce specific effects. To aid you, we provide images for you to download and use as you perform the exercises (click here to download the images). We take you step-by-step through producing each effect. We hope you enjoy these tutorials, and we invite your questions and comments. 

Things You Need to Know

Conventions Used

The following conventions are used throughout the tutorials: 

  • We use the greater than sign to indicate a menu path. For example, View > Toolbars. When you see View > Toolbars, it means select View from the menu bar then select Toolbars from the drop-down menu.
  • When an entry should be typed or selected by you, we present the entry in bold.
  • Click on the audio symbol Speaker to hear an audio lecture.

Note: While you are working with Paint Shop Pro, you may find it necessary to undo actions. To undo an action, choose Edit > Undo (Ctrl-z) from the menu. To redo an action, choose Edit > Redo (Ctrl-Alt-z) from the menu.