PAINT SHOP PRO 5.0

TO OPEN A FILE:

1) Click on File, then on Open.

2) Click on the Down Arrow next to Look in:.

3) Click on the C: Drive folder.

4) Scroll down and click on the My Documents folder (or whichever folder has the file you want to open).

5) Click on the file you want to work on (e.g., pic001.jpg).

6) Click on the Open button.

TO BROWSE THROUGH A FOLDER:

1) Click on File, then on Browse.

2) Scroll down and find the folder where the images you want are (e.g., scroll down to the C: Drive and then click on the My Documents folder).

3) Click once on the folder. You will see "thumbnails" of every image in that folder on the right hand side of the window.

4) Double-click on the image to see it full size.

5) You can also right-click on the image then select:

i) Move - to move the image to another folder.
ii) Copy - to copy the image to the clipboard, then paste it into a Microsoft Word document or some other program.
iii) Delete - to delete the image.
iv) Rename - rename the image.

TO ADJUST THE BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST:

1) Click on Colors, then on Adjust, then on Brightness/Contrast.

2) Click and drag the Slider to the right to increase the Brightness or to the left to decrease the Brightness. Do the same for the Contrast. Click on OK.

3) If you make a mistake, just hold down the Control key and press Z once (for Undo).

TO ZOOM IN (MAGNIFY) THE IMAGE:

1) Click on the Magnifying Glass button.

2) Click on the area of the image that you want to zoom in on (magnify).

3) To zoom out, right-click anywhere on the image.

TO CROP THE IMAGE:

1) Click on the Selection Rectangle button.

2) Click and drag a Selection Rectangle around the area you want to keep:

i) Starting from the upper left hand corner of the image area you want to keep, click and drag the cross cursor (+) down and to the right.
ii) Release the mouse button when you have the area you want to keep completely within the Selection Rectangle.
iii) If you don't like the area you selected, just repeat step i) above.

3) Click on Image, then on Crop to Selection.

TO SHARPEN THE IMAGE:

1) Click on Image, then on Sharpen, then on Sharpen (the second one).

2) If you want to sharpen the image some more, click on Filter, then on Sharpen, then on Sharpen More.

3) If you make a mistake at any time, you can hold down the Control key and press Z once to undo your last action.

[4) Try experimenting with the other commands under Image, such as Blur, Noise, Dilate, Emboss, etc. for other special effects. Remember: You can undo your last action at any time by holding down the Control key and pressing Z once.]

TO CHANGE THE HUE AND SATURATION OF THE IMAGE:

1) Click on Colors, then on Adjust, then on Hue/Saturation/Lightness.

2) Click and drag the Slider under "% Hue" to the left to make the image more magenta or to the right to make it more green.

3) Click and drag the tiny triangle under "% Saturation" to the left to make the image less saturated or to the right to make it more saturated.

4) Click and drag the tiny triangle under "% Lightness" to the left to make the image darker or to the right to make it lighter.

TO ADJUST THE LIGHT AREAS (HIGHLIGHTS), MIDDLE AREAS (MIDTONES), AND DARK AREAS (SHADOWS) IN YOUR IMAGE:

1) Click on Colors, then on Adjust, then on Highlight/Midtone/Shadow.

2) Under Input:

i) Click and drag the Slider under "% Shadow" to the right to expand the shadows (darkest areas) in your image and make the whole image darker.
ii) Click and drag the Slider under "% Highlight" to the left to expand the highlights (lightest areas) of your image and make the whole image brighter.
iii) Click and drag the Slider under "% Midtone" to the left to make the midtones (middle brightness areas) darker or to the right to make them lighter.

TO DRAW ON THE IMAGE WITH A BRUSH:

1) Click on View, then on Toolbars. Then click to put a check mark next to Color Palette and Control Palette.

2) Click on the tab that says "Brush Tip." Click and drag the Slider under "Size" to change the size of the brush.

3) You can also change the "Opacity" (how transparent it is) and "Density" (how much paint it leaves on the paper) of the brush by clicking and dragging their respective Sliders.

4) Click on the small colored (or black) square that overlaps the other small square to select the "Foreground" color.

5) Use the Eyedropper to select a color on the Color Strip. Click once on the color you want for the Foreground color.

6) Right-click on the Color Strip to select the "Background" color. The Background color is the color that, for example, is used with the Erasing tool to erase a portion of your image.

7) You can click on File, then on Revert at any time to return the image to the way it was the last time you saved it.

TO CLONE PART OF THE IMAGE TO ANOTHER PART OF THE IMAGE:

1) Click on the Cloning tool button.

2) While holding down the Shift key, click once on the image with the Cloning tool cursor where you want to "pick up" the color and texture.

3) Release the Shift key and paint with the Cloning tool by clicking and dragging over the areas of the image that you want to change to the color and texture under the "pick up" area.

4) Notice that the "pick up" area cursor moves in conjunction with the movement of the Cloning tool cursor. If you begin to pick up the wrong color and texture (of adjacent areas of the image), then hold down the Shift key and click once with the Cloning tool cursor on a different area of the image, on an area that has the color and texture you want.

TO CHANGE THE IMAGE SIZE:

1) Click on Image, then on Resize.

2) Click on Actual/Print Size:, then type in a new value for the Width. The Height will automatically adjust itself to keep the ratio of the width to the height the same (but only if "Maintain aspect ratio of .xxxx" is checked).

3) If you type in a new value for the resolution (pixels or dots per inch), the image will automatically be updated with the new resolution when you click on OK. (Remove the check mark next to "Resize all Layers" before clicking on OK.)

Note: The size of the image file in kilobytes, however, may become very large. As a result, the image may take much longer to e-mail to someone or print out.

TO SAVE YOUR IMAGE (AFTER YOU'VE MADE CHANGES TO IT):

1) Click on File, then on:

Save = if you want to save the changes you have made to the same file (with the same file name) in the same image file format as the original (.jpg, for example).
Save a copy = if you want to save the new, modified image to a file with a new name (and keep the original intact).
Save as = if you want to save the image in a different image file format (.psd, for example), or with a different file name.

TO PRINT OUT YOUR IMAGE:

1) Click on File, then on Print.

2) Click on OK.


MAIN IMAGE FILE FORMATS

NAME (EXTENSION)       TYPE OF IMAGE FILE

BITMAP (.bmp) = Original Windows image file format.

Good for Microsoft programs.
Large files possible (not compressed).
Not good for the Internet or e-mail.

GIF (.gif) = Compressed image.

Good for logos and images that have large blocks of color.
Good for the Internet and e-mail.

JPEG (.jpg) = Compressed image (you can lose some detail using this image file format).

Good for the Internet and e-mail (takes less time to send or download).
Good for photograph-type images.

PHOTOSHOP (.psd) = Adobe Photoshop image file format.

Files saved in this format can have many layers in the image.
Not good for the Internet or e-mail.
Good for professional graphics design.

TIFF (.tif) = Not compressed (can result in large image files of many kilobytes).

Lots of detail - good for printing.
Not good for the Internet or e-mail.

WINDOWS METAFILE (.wmf) = Original Microsoft Windows image file format.

Not compressed - could result in large files.
Not good for the Internet or e-mail.