Jun 8, 2009

Paint Shop Pro tutorial How to use .png files

I'm really happy to see how many of you have find the fascinating world of digital art. I started about 4 years ago. My children helped me in the beginning, cause I had no idea what to do. But I got so hooked from the very first trial, that I wanted to learn more and more. And I'm happy to share some of my knowledge with you.

This time I want to show, how practical .png files are. You can use ready made files, like my digital design kits, which I've designed specially for digital working. Or there is of course lot of more available. Or you can make your own files.

But here I used my Digital Design Kit Marie Antoinette Turquoise and Pink as an example.

First you pick the images you might want to use. Files in .png format are so easy to use, cause they have transparent backgrounds.

Then you copy the chosen image.

And paste it as a new layer to the chosen background.

You can edit now the image, add for example drop shadow.

Same way you can add more images, and if you need to scale them to fit better, the pick tool is very practical, you can also turn images with it.

After you add more images, you can arrange the order of the images.

And until you still have all image on their own layers, you can adjust then individually. You can change colors, sizes order. Or you can add special effects. Try new things, there is endless possibilities.

Here is my result. I wanted to play with colors and with some of my favorite special effects.

Feel free to ask, if you want to know more, but best way to learn is to try everything.

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  2. Itkupilli, you're such an adorable person.
    Thank you for these lessons in editing graphics! They're exactly what I've been interesting in learning and you make it so easy to understand.
    I believe your children taught you well ;-)
    Have a lovely day.

  3. Hi I just found your beautiful blog and just wanted to thankyou for letting us use your blogger templates and header's for our blogs.....
    I'm not a digi person at all but your tutorial on changing from a two column to a three column was just awesome the instructions were just so easy.....
    Thankyou I'll be buying some Marie Antoinette collage prints off of you real soon....

  4. Thank you, this looks easy peasy when you explain it:) *snatches a button*

  5. You are so sweet and kind for sharing what you have learned! You really are a good teacher because you make everything so easy to understand! I only have learned a few things about PSP and I am very greatful for your tutorials! Just love this digital art!
    Thanks so much!
    Carol Anne

  6. You have inspired me to try editing graphics. I am at the very, very basic stage, but I did manage to superimpose your ballerina image into one of my backgrounds.

    See http://jestercrafts.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Found your blog through Creative Souls, and I'm so glad I did! Thank you so much for the tutorial. If I ever want anything digital done, I have to e-mail my daughter at college, then we go back and forth until it's done exactly the way I want it. I'm sure my daughter thanks you for the tutorial, too! LOL! Your free backgrounds and accessories are almost too beautiful to use as backgrounds!

    You are truly an inspiration, and such a kind person to share your art and knowledge! Hope to see you around Creative Souls, too!


  8. OH MY GOSH!
    I am SOOO beside myself to have found you!
    I am fascinated with this stuff and have no idea how to do it...I had a photoshop book that sat and collected dust and now I have a MAC so I can't use it. I can't even imagine if I "learned" how to use my computer in this kind of way the things I could do!I am SO inspired!
    ...uh, but still totally lost.

  9. Wow! Thank you so much for your beautiful backgrounds and blog accessories. I'm just getting started (didn't even enter my first post yet!) and am so grateful to have found your site. Your designs are gorgeous, your instructions east to understand.

  10. OH MY GOSH! I just added this blog to my favorites to revisit when I have time. I just lost my job and am scurrying about the blogging scene. I'm a total novice at blogging and this is what I was looking for. It came through a friend, of course!
    Thank you so much!

  11. I have been using elements and my daughter is always trying to get me in photoshop. You give my inspiration to try something new! THANKS!

  12. Yes, I'm still love your blogg!

    Agneta from Sweden

  13. Great blog...I would like to add you to my freebie background list on my blog...


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  15. I thank you so very much for this tutorial, I need to learn this so bad.... NOw, back to learn it and see your other tips! By the way, I came here from your background links, I adore them!

    Smiles, Cyndi

  16. Your work is like nobody else. So adorable and creative. Thank you so much for sharing all of this. :)

    I've had a wonderful time browsing and uploaded one of your templates and headers. It was so difficult settling on just one!

  17. First time to your blog. Pretty! I love digital collage and have been doing it for years with Photoshop. Endless possibilities, no mess!
    Nice to find you.

  18. well this was great. i've had photoshop elements 4 since it came out and i still cannot even do layers! geesh. i probably shouldn't own a computer! haha but i sure hope your site helps me learn how to use it. thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Excellent again. well done and many thanks.

  20. Just wanted to thank you for this tutorial that I will definitely try! I've been playing with Photoshop, just the basics, and find it fascinating. Thanks once again!

  21. Hei ja kiitos tutoriaaleista! Mutta kuinka vaihdat kuvien väriä??? Se on minulle ihan arvoitus. Voitko tehdä siitä pientä näytettä? -Carita-

  22. Thank you everyone for th encouraging comments, I will post more tutorials soon.

    Moi Cassu
    Ma teen lisaa tutorialeja, ja jossain vaiheessa tulee kylla varienkin saatoa. Tosin se on aika helppoa, kokeilemalla itse sen opin. Mutta tietty helpottaa, jos tietaa joitain perusjuttuja, koitan kerita tekemaan sellasen opastuksen mita pikimmin. :)


  24. WOW---you must listen better than I do. My kids gave up on me. Your directions were absolutely wonderful...easy to understand, and fun to work on. I think it's been there awhile, but I feel as though I have just found a treasure. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art and free stuff for blogs. you're the one, geogems xo

  25. You've only been doing it 4 years???? Good lord, girl - you're a genius! Just admit it to yourself already! On top of that, you're a wonderfully generous person.

    Have a great day!

  26. Thank you so much! I love this and you are very talented!

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