Synopses & Reviews
Paint Shop Pro 8 is a feature-packed graphics tool that enables you to edit and enhance your photos, as well as use its powerful drawing and text tools to create artwork from scratch. The scope of this program is immense: you can use it for all your graphic design projects at home, business, or just for fun. Photography, text, vector graphics, webpage interfaces... the combinations and possibilities are endless. For the inexperienced, knowing what you can achieve is just as difficult as learning how to do it.
Paint Shop Pro 8 Zero to Hero answers all these questions and enables you to create professional-looking graphics for your home and business projects. In fact, you'll learn to do everything the program can do?fast. From Paint Shop Pro beginner to master, this book is designed to get you up to speed in the blink of an eye.
Zero to Hero is more than a catchy slogan and an opportunity for puns and graphical representations of tights, capes, and phone booths. It's a style of learning designed by friends of ED to reach beyond dry technical explanations and dusty old authors who don't know how it is for real users and wouldn't know good design if it slapped them in the face with a wet fish.
With a Zero to Hero book, you can choose how you learn. Learn everything you need to know about Paint Shop Pro 8 by working through the first section of the book from start to finish?or, alternatively, you can dive straight in to the inspirational Hero chapters and refer back as and when you need. Then later, when you're a hero yourself, the book is easily used as a reference tool.
When you're done, you'll be ready to wear your underwear on the outside?metaphorically speaking, of course.
Table of ContentsChapter Zero - IntroductionChapter 1 - Selections and TextChapter 2 - Layers and MasksChapter 3 - Digital DarkroomChapter 4 Filter EffectsChapter 5 Drawing with Vectors Chapter 6 Special Image EffectsChapter 7 Web Graphics Chapter 8 Customizing Paint Shop Pro 8: Have it your way Hero 1 Digital DivorceHero 2 Creating Logos with Vector GraphicsHero 3 Webpage InterfaceAppendix: Online Resources
Paint Shop Pro 8 is a complete package for photo and graphics editing. You can use it to edit and enhance your photos, as well as use its powerful drawing and text tools to create art from scratch. This full-color book is designed to take the novice user through the program, and provide a thorough understanding of the software and its capabilities. The reader is empowered with the necessary skills and artistic knowledge to manipulate their photos and use the program's drawing tools to create stunning professional images for print and the web.
The reader requires a copy of Jasc Software's Paint Shop Pro 8.
OS: This is a Windows-only application.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Selections and Text.- Layers and Masks.- Digital Darkroom.- Filter Effects.- Drawing with Vectors.- Special Image Effects.- Web Graphics.- Customizing Paint Shop Pro 8: Have it your way.- Hero 1: Digital Divorce.- Hero 2: Creating Logos with Vector Graphics.- Hero 3: Webpage Interface.- Appendix: Online Resources.