With a powerful
new paint engine PSP has V8 power to create!
Designed for both "painters" and "non-painters"
this series allows folks to really begin to
understand the new "V8" power of brushes and painting
modes and encourages them to try some power
user features they might otherwise overlook or be intmidated by. Try them and
you'll find that you don't have to be a Rembrandt to get results with these
Step by step, with lots of screen shots
and explanations of the "why" as well as the
using graphics software of one sort or another for nearly
a decade, but until recently I've managed to stay out
of the Usenet graphics newsgroups. What an
eye opener! In each of the 6 groups I've been monitoring
over the last few months, at least three or 4 times
a week someone writes in to ask "How do I blend
2 photos together?"
not an easy question to answer, because there are at
least 10 different ways to do this, and pros know that
you "choose your weapons" on a case by case
basis. But a skill at the core of successful and flexible image
compositing is understanding the power of the Mask.
have changed a bit in PSP 8, so I invite you to join
me in the Masks Unmasked series of tutorials- lessons
designed to help you understand the how, the why
and the fun of masks.
Has Balls....and Bubbles
I first saw this new effect, I dismissed it as a parlor
trick. I might still be ignoring it if Jasc's Kris Zaklika
hadn't grabbed me by the virtual hand and dragged me
over and dared me to play with it. Two days later, the
potential of this powerful 3-D spherical object generator
had finally "clicked" for me and I became
obsessed with it for a couple of weeks. A number of
the presets that shipped with the final version were
inspired by things that I and the other private beta
testers came up with in the early months of 2003. I'm
sure there will be a 1000 tutorials and presets for
this new toy out there rather quickly, so rather than
do all the typical things (snowglobes, buttons
and doorknobs) I've got 5 off-the-wall uses for this
nifty new feature to teach you.
- Just Like
Grandma Used to Make
Face to Face with the Pentagon
there be Peas on Earth