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Sun, Oct 10 2004

Hunting PSP Tutorials

I was looking for some help with Paint Shop Pro this morning and found several terrific pages. Check out the satiny look of the pearls picture tube at Teph's Tubes. And if you want foliage, Scented Nectar has some good Plant and Flower Tubes.

I also ran across a nice RGB to CMYK (and vice versa) code generator/converter application in VB6.

Bruce Beard did handy charts for common skin tones and hair color. They're each done as a .jpg on his site, but he also has a link to a zip file you can use to add the charts directly to PSP.

This tutorial (presented applet-style) shows how to add a sense of depth to a thumbnail graphic by creating a drop shadow. If you wanted to add interest to a tiny 2D image, this would be a great enhancement.

A black and white photo can be tweaked to look like a pencil drawing.

A color photo can have the look of an oil painting.

Here's a good way to get PSP images ready for high quality printing.

Put your images inside a film negative graphic.

Here's how to create and organize preset shapes.

If you need a room or outdoor setting with arched windows, columns and other elegant features get some help with the room setting tutorials at Jaddell's Graphics. That great double staircase on the home page comes with Room 31.

Plant a tree in front of a gorgeous African sunset.

There are so many more I'm still discovering. Keep in mind that most of these are for PSP 6 or PSP 7, because those are the ones I currently use, but a lot of tutorials are easily adapted to other versions of PSP. I'm going to get busy and create something right now.

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