Step 1 - Download Paintshop Pro. You don't need to purchase it; just use the free trial and you will have a full 30 days to explore it, get comfortable with it, and complete your first projects.
PaintShop Pro and Photoshop Elements often come bundled with printers, digital cameras, scanners, and new computers. Before you purchase any of these programs, check to see if you already have some graphics software. There are many tutorials for these programs and the forum support for Adobe products exceeds any other program, so help is readily available when you are learning to digital scrapbook.
Adobe Photoshop Elements is the more affordable of the Adobe software. Photoshop Elements is often abbreviated to PSE, followed by a number that designates the version of the program. As of this article, the most current version of Elements is PSE It debuted in October Adobe releases a new version approximately every months. If you have an older version of PSE, it likely will be sufficient. Most of the tutorials will work no matter how old your version of PSE is. Even many tutorials for Photoshop can be used for Photoshop Elements with minor differences.
Each version builds upon the last, offering new tweaks and features, but the core of PSE remains the same. Disclaimer: I do not receive a penny for the purchase of any scrapbooking program, however I am one of the featured designers on the free disc in the Costco pack.
PSE is the perfect program for most digital scrapbookers. You can edit and enhance photos and make digital scrapbook layouts and projects with this software.
A free trial version of Photoshop Elements 10 is available for download directly from the manufacturer. Adobe Photoshop is the bigger, more powerful, and more expensive big brother to PSE. Photoshop is available as a stand alone product or in a package that includes other Adobe products.
PS CS5 was released in April A new version is released approximately every months. The expense of PS is fairly prohibitive for a beginning digiscrapper. Adobe educational discounts are generally available to students or teachers in public or private elementary school, secondary school, higher education, or homeschool. Throughly check the eligibility requirements before purchasing a product with the educational discount.
If the path to the folder where you stored the script is not already showing in the right pane, add it by clicking Add and then Browse to the location of that folder. Click OK when the folder path shows in the right pane. In PSP X, the process is the same, but the dialog looks slightly different. Now you're ready to convert a folder full of scrapbook elements!
Open Paint Shop Pro. Open the first image in the folder, as shown below. Check to make sure the Script Toolbar is visible on the workspace. It's the segment that starts with the name of the Resolution script in the image below. Once you see the Script toolbar, click on the arrow next to the script name and yours will likely NOT show that script name initially! Thanks, Joske, for the reminder! You will initially be greeted by the following dialog.