Master classes

Master Classes

Live Workshops are available on a monthly basis, usually the first Sunday of the month. Register ahead of time to the workshops to be sent reminders ahead of time. Join us, ask questions, chat with other participants.

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Date: July 1st, 2018

Time: 5PM Eastern time (your time)

Topic: Let's Fix It (again)

Date: Your name will also be added to our mailing list so you can stay informed of the activities in the Campus

When you want to go from flat …

… to pop

  • create a whole decor
  • turn flat elements into standing ones
  • add 3D shadows
  • arrange your elements creatively

When one frame …

… is just not enough

  • create depth
  • play with out-of-bounds
  • and make your photos pop out

Turn something ordinary …

… into something spooky

  • turn people into vampires
  • turn a house into a haunted one
  • turn a relative into a ghost
  • make that ghost appear in a window

Black and white …

… can still dream in colors

  • use the blend modes
  • use the adjustment layers
  • use the hue/saturation/lightness

No need to search for kits …

… when you can display your photos without them

  • create a custom mosaic
  • show your photo through text
  • weaving with photos can be a unique project

Let’s Fix it (again) …

… instead of tossing those damaged photos

  • revive colors
  • fix damaged frames
  • replace missing sections
  • perform near miracles

Sharing your story …

… and reading it like in a magazine

  • create a simple cover
  • display text in columns
  • showcase photos in a unique way
  • build a table of content for all those pages

Your photos might be good but …

… you can use a few tools to make them better

  • improve the colors
  • remove unwanted objects
  • align crooked photos
  • re-frame photos of photos

You can frame your photos…

… to add depth and mystery to them

  • look through a window
  • add a fence layer
  • layer with trees and branches
  • even peek through a keyhole

It’s cold outside …

… and you can make it look even colder

  • add gentle snow falling (or a winter storm if you prefer)
  • add frost and snow on window panes
  • turn anything into blocks of ice

Don’t get intimidated …

… make it look and work the way YOU want

  • choose the workspace
  • change various attributes to suit your workflow
  • create your own toolbar
  • set the program to use your supplies, wherever they are

Don’t get framed …

… but frame everything else

  • save time with multiple borders
  • keep a template to reuse over and over
  • add fancy corners
  • create uniquely shaped frames with vectors

Let’s have fun this Christmas …

… all with PaintShop Pro

  • make your paper tree
  • create a custom bauble
  • print out gift tags for everyone

Words and art merge …

… to create unique messages

  • create a crossword effect on a theme
  • shape your words and phrases
  • follow a path of your choice

You can make art with words …

… for all kinds of projects

  • turn a phrase into a fun title
  • create a frame with an inspirational quote
  • make a word cloud on a theme

Textures can make a world of difference…

… in your project

  • see what all those settings are for
  • can you create your own textures?
  • textures or patterns?
  • some graffiti are at your fingertips

Don’t worry about taking a perfect photo…

… you can cheat just a little

  • correct the color
  • add depth with a blurred background
  • change the sky
  • add a Bokeh effect

You don’t have to settle for ordinary photos …

… when you can create a whole new world

  • change the surrounding
  • add some magical glow
  • combine unique elements
  • make a completely new world

Don’t blend in everywhere …

… when you can stand out

  • change the color of elements to match your project
  • have fun with photos (especially if they are not perfect)
  • paint grey designs
  • create those double exposure effects

No kit is needed …

… when you know how to use your PaintShop Pro

  • tweak characters in text
  • use spaces between text
  • create a cutout effect
  • and more…

Don’t discard those old damaged photos …

… because there is so much you can fix

  • replace missing sections
  • remove scratches
  • remove stains
  • remove blurred edges
  • and more…

Don’t get too distracted …

… and find a way to focus on the important things

  • add frames (different kinds)
  • add arrows and paths
  • add colors
  • and more …

Distortion is easy…

… and sometimes unexpected

  • you can curl a ribbon
  • you can flip papers
  • you can make waves
  • you can add shadows

Distortion is easy…

… and always fun to do

  • Make funny faces
  • Thread ribbons into smaller holes
  • Turn straight lines into doodles
  • Make a colorful sky appear
  • and more

Christmas is coming…

… always sooner than you think

  • Create a 3D star with realistic shading
  • Create a template to make more stars
  • Add custom glitters for a festive effect
  • A few tricks to create a holiday swag with decorations

A threaded option…

… without a needle

  • Stitch with regular fonts
  • Stitch with special fonts
  • Stitch with a brush
  • Create a realistic shadow for stitches

A different perspective…

… that you can create yourself

  • Flip elements
  • Curve elements
  • Straighten angled photos

How about a new perspective…

… and create it from scratch

  • Build a deck
  • Add some railings
  • lift some papers

Templates, left and right…

… to help you complete your projects faster

  • Add photos without measuring
  • Clip papers to fun shapes
  • Cluster elements faster
  • Add shadows easily

Ribbons, straight or not…

… you CAN get tied into a knot

  • make it easy and know what example to pick
  • measure and warp as needed
  • add the correct light and shading to make it look real

Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons…

… and stuff to do with all of them

  • go from straight to curled
  • create an alphabet or title with them
  • weave them to make a unique frame

Get your photos to stand…

… out, and in your photo

  • a simple out of bound technique
  • a double out of bound (and in of bound)
  • use elegant frames too

How to turn your boring ribbon…

… into something much more fun?

  • fold your ribbons correctly
  • thread your ribbon through obstacles quickly
  • add frayed ends with a secret tool in PSP

What is there to adjust?

Much more than you know

  • make changes that you can change back, anytime
  • combine effects and adjustments

What is new in the world?

Let’s read about it

  • create your own newspaper project
  • imagine the cover of your own magazine

Digital Patchwork…

… without a needle

  • create your own pattern
  • fill the sections with different effects
  • edge the pieces the way you want

Christmas is coming

… very soon

  • create Bokeh effect
  • draw a custom ornament
  • build a tree out of ribbons

A little blur here and there

… for something different

  • add focus
  • add speed
  • even create elements from scratch

Let’s compete with Mother Nature

… and play with the weather

  • add rain
  • add falling snow
  • add snow and icicles to buildings
  • add frost to window panes

Use a tight rope…

… in many different ways

  • can you draw with a rope?
  • how can you be very accurate?
  • how can you loop a rope on a tag?
  • and how can you create more intricate designs?

Lines, lines and more lines…

… with tools you might not use yet

  • you know about the brush tool, right?
  • and you know about the vectors
  • but you can also use paint (yeah, like artist paint)
  • and you can draw lines with … the eraser too!

More selections fun for you…

… where you probably didn’t expect them

  • more about the freehand selection tool
  • auto-selection; does that exist?
  • vectors can be used for selections?
  • you can even “paint” a selection for fine details

Make your selection…

… the way you want it

  • learn what those modes are for
  • anti-alias… what does that mean?
  • add and remove selections and change settings
  • a Magic Brush that really works like”magic”

You really know your alphabet

… and can create more too

  • add stitching and thickness
  • make it into glass or acrylic
  • 3D letters can be fun and are easy to make
  • old metal letters need rust too

You know your alphabet

… and can sing it too

  • create a full alphabet on a single sheet
  • separate them into individual files
  • complete the process the long way
  • or use tools to make it faster

You can do everything yourself

… using PaintShop Pro

  • create an even mosaic of photos
  • create ribbons, eyelets and gold elements
  • insert photos just like on a real board
  • decorate with the photos themselves

Gold Rush

Everybody loves gold

  • create glitter tiles
  • embellish edges with glitters
  • sprinkle gold dust along the edges
  • manufacture your own gold coin

Don’t fall over…

… the edges

  • use tubes and brushes along a vector path
  • use fonts to add stitching
  • draw perfectly parallel lines along the edges
  • create a distressed edge

Get rid of anything you want

… or anyone

  • use some obvious tools
  • use some lesser known tools
  • discover the newest tool and how to use it
  • add all those to your toolbox and pick the best

Stitch without threading a needle

… and always have the perfect color thread

  • use fonts you have to stitch
  • use Line Styles
  • use unique fonts for a fantastic effect
  • see how to add realism to your stitches

Monogramming in Style

… how to make ordinary letters steal the show

  • edit those vector letters for a new look
  • embellish simple letters with elements
  • create a patchwork to display multiple papers

The Brush Variance – Part 2

The hidden palette with even more gems in it

  • play with the Eraser tool
  • add spots with the Eraser tool
  • create fun backgrounds

The Brush Variance Palette

… the hidden palette at your fingertips

  • what is that scary looking palette?
  • create some neat shapes and elements
  • draw some intricate lacy edges
  • create a unique Bokeh background for your project

Titles that stand out

… and cannot be ignored

  • hand writing with a cheat
  • coloring like a kid
  • doodling lines (like you are bored in a meeting)
  • even using alphas in a dynamic way

Black and white gradients…

… can also show some colors

  • colorful flowers
  • unusual text
  • mask unwanted areas of photos
  • add intriguing effects to ordinary photos

Gradients are like a rainbow…

… with so much to discover

  • all those scary settings
  • creating your own gradients without fear
  • using those gradients in unique ways (I am sure they are new to you!)

What is a tube…

… and what it isn’t

  • a new tool to discover
  • many settings to play with
  • images that can follow your cursor!

Transform your photos…

… even the bad ones (and nobody will know)

  • convert your photo into a text portrait
  • add a splash of color with brushes and mask
  • explode your subject at will

There is MAGIC in the air

… just catch it with PaintShop Pro

  • add fairy dust
  • light up with energy
  • display big dreams on the wall

Stretch your imagination even more

… with a sketch that will turn into art

  • create custom cards and envelopes
  • embellish your signature
  • create custom calendar for yourself or as presents

Stretch your imagination

… with a sketch that will start it all

  • create your own layered template
  • modify the basic template in many ways
  • create cards
  • create Facebook cover images

Even more ways to show off!

… what is important

  • use your papers or even just solid colors
  • frame or journaling: two in one
  • those elements in a kit can also be used
  • give a hand made look with delicate or bold accents

Show off what is important!

… photos and more

  • a trick to avoid gaining weight
  • square and rectangular frames
  • a simple command with so many possibilities
  • use the photo to frame itself
  • create unique frames with tubes

Make your title the star!

… it deserves it, doesn’t it?

  • Cutout, reflection (even with water)
  • Glass, or overlapped
  • Extruded or interlaced
  • Folded up

It is not just black or white

… but it is not grey either

  • What tools do you use for shading?
  • How do you get a 3D effect without the shadow?
  • Add shading that you CAN remove later
  • No more flat element!

More secrets about Text

… to play and create

  • Discover some hidden tricks
  • Use text to display photos
  • Go wild with text
  • Create custom Subway art

There is more to the Text tool than text

… even some non-text effects

  • Add text on path, even in reverse
  • Add text INSIDE a shape
  • Create chains with your own fonts
  • Discover new fonts for unique results

Now you can extract just about anything

… even those impossible curly hair

  • See how and when to use the masking technique
  • Use a new tool in PSP to do the hard work for you
  • Use an old favorite tool in much easier way
  • And just a little trick to finish off those “imperfect” extractions

Turn your photos into something unique

Even bad photos can make great art

  • Draw on a traditional blackboard with chalk
  • Even blurred photos can become a pop art poster
  • Get a blueprint without an architect

A masterpiece at your fingertips

No photo is left ordinary anymore

  • Create a cartoon out of your photo
  • Sketch it (perfect for bad colors!)
  • Watercolors can look magical
  • Combine those techniques for even more stunning results

Let it do the work automatically

Save time by telling PaintShop Pro to work on its own

  • See how you can record basic scripts
  • What can it do?
  • Open up those scripts and tweak them to get different results

In a hurry to finish a project?

Save time before and while you scrap

  • Get organized from the start
  • Create some shortcuts
  • Use time-saving tools

Going back in time?

You are a real time machine, did you know?

  • Add old fashion photo border
  • Control the color of the photo
  • Change the texture from neat to grainy and scratched
  • Add creases, folds, rips, bends, and more scratches

Are you afraid of your shadow?

Add real depth to flat images!

  • Is a shadow really black?
  • How do you add shadow to colored glass object?
  • What is an anti-shadow?
  • Shadows on the ground and the wall: some tricks

Get me out of there!!

Take things and people out of their photos!

  • Is the Magic Wand really magic?
  • Selection tools that you can twist and turn?
  • Extract fuzzy and plushy objects with this ONE tool.
  • Make smooth curves SO MUCH easier with this tool.
  • Let’s be creative with all those tools now!

What are you hiding?

There is a reason to play hide and seek!

  • What are masks anyways?
  • Use pre-loaded masks
  • Use overlays you already have
  • Create masks and save them

How do YOU work with PSP?

Just make it fit

  • Choose the color
  • Choose the toolbars and palettes
  • Move things all around
  • Make it fit YOUR need and YOUR workflow

What the heck is a Tube?

Something unique to Paintshop Pro

  • What are they?
  • How do I install them?
  • How do I use them?
  • How do I create my own?

What are YOU using brushes for?

Brushes are more than just for stamping!

  • Install brushes you gather from the net, even older versions
  • Play with the basic brush tool settings
  • Even more options with the Brush variance palette
  • Brush precisely along an edge, like a pro!

Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

You can be a master painter!

  • Colorize black and white element
  • Change colors of only parts of elements
  • Add colors where there is none
  • Add colors to black and white or old sepia photos

Are you afraid of Vectors?

They are easier to tame than you think!

  • Draw your own vector shape
  • Export your custom shape
  • Write text along the edge of elements
  • Add tubes and brushes along a path

More layers, more fun!

You will find layers all around you

  • Layered Templates
  • Element Templates
  • Paper Templates
  • Texture Templates

Unique seamless designs

… you won’t find elsewhere

  • use the Seamless Tiling tool in PSP
  • turn a png element into a seamless tile
  • turn a photo into a seamless background
  • create seamless design from scratch

Add magic to your night photos

… without fear

  • create your own starry sky
  • add lit windows
  • add street lighting
  • keep closer subjects in the light
  • add Christmas decorations

Fall or winter photos in minutes

No need to wait for next season!

  • turn a daytime photo to an evening or night time photo
  • turn a summer photo into a fall or winter photo

Get the best shadows …

… ever!

  • simple shadows
  • lifted elements
  • cluster shadows
  • fantasy shadows

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