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Inspiration and ideas from an Arkansas farm girl!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Using Paint Shop Photo Pro!

Did you know that you can get a 30 day free trial of Paint Shop Photo Pro?  Well you can here
I really love it and plan to buy it BECAUSE you can layer images!  I have been wanting a program that would do this but didn't know what to buy but after trying this for only a few days I love it.....
I just dove in.  Didn't read anything and just sorta figured out by myself so it can't be that difficult to use!
Here is the first image that I created using layers...



So I opened the friends document first then opened up the image below....

Then I used the erase background tool and got rid of the background shown in the picture below....
Then I used the layers tool and put the swinging children on top of the document!
Imagine all you can do with this picture!
Ok the top image has my watermark on it but the other two are yours to use for personal purposes only. 
I hope you go and check this program out and have as much fun as I am!  You can put a whole lot more layers on too! 
Ok here is an altered image I made that you can have....
:o)

Click on the image to make it larger and then copy it!  Remember personal use only.  These images came from women sweet enough to share them on their own blogs so out of respect for them lets be nice!
xoxo
Diane

10 comments:

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

That is so cool what you created ! I am not sure I would be able to figure it out on my own like you did though ~

xoxo
Lori

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Diane this is wonderful! I hope it works with windows Vista...I couldn't get Photo Shop to work with Vista so maybe this program will do the trick. LOVE what you did with putting all those elements together...it's beautiful! Glad you liked the pantry pictures...I love open shelves too and I'm so glad we put those ones up near the fridge. It was just a wasted wall with a picture before we bought the farm. OH and I'm very excited to recieve my pillow...can't wait to see it on the bed! I'll let you know when it arrives...thanks again. Maura :)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing this. I want to become better at working with my photos. I have an old Microsoft Picture It program from 2000 and I know it doesn't do enough. This was really inspiring.

debianne said...

I own this program...wish you lived closer you could give some lessons!!!
Love it!

debianne said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Diane. I'll try some things this week and report back!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have paint shop pro and haven't played around with it. You did amazing things with it!

Terri said...

Good job figuring it out for yourself! Sweet images thanks for sharing!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Diane,
You have a charming blog! I just found you and I've signed up to follow so I don't lose you. Love your images and music! What a nice job you made of the image. I will have to check that out. Hope you will stop by and pay me a visit too. Wishing you a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Scrappy Bug said...

This is so neat. What a great idea. Great job.

Deb said...

Very nice job! I've been using PSP since the late 90's and you can't beat it for the money. It's a very powerful program for such a good price. Have a blast!