By James C. Moberg
Are you looking for an affordable alternative to PhotoShop
? I downloaded Paint Shop Pro 4.14 by Jasc, Inc.
. (In fact, I interviewed for a Tech Support position at their facilities before I had ever started developing any of YouthPastor.Com.)
I immediately feel in love with this program. I was able to:
- automatically convert lots of graphics from one format to another,
- make transparent GIF images,
- Opens & Saves Progressive JPEG & PNG with transparency (PSP was the first paint program I found that used the PNG format),
- and use Photoshop Compatible Plug-ins like Eye Candy 3.0 and Kai's Power Tools 3.0.
There are many websites that offer free information on how to do some of the coolest effects without having to purchase additional software. Filters are also available online, for example, NVR's BorderMania 2.0
(FREE) allows you to make rectangular and circular beveled buttons.
Give this program a test drive for free... It's shareware and well worth the download to evaluate. Be sure to check out the Help File for short cuts and the many online tutorial links available at Jasc's Design Studio. Paint Shop Pro 3.11 is also available for Windows 3.01.
James has been designing graphics since 1984 when PCs only had a maximum of 16 colors. He uses Paint Shop Pro to design all the graphics at YouthPastor.Com.|
486 CPU, Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, 8 MB RAM, 256 Color resolution.
Pentium CPU, Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, 16 MB RAM, 24 Bit Color resolution (True Color).
Useful Paint Shop Pro (& graphic related) Sites:
- Paint Shop Pro - Product Info and shareware download.
- Jasc's Design Studio - Your source for the latest Paint Shop Pro techniques and Web development resources.
- Eye Candy 3.0 - Eye Candy is a set of 21 Photoshop & Paint Shop Pro compatible filters. Eye Candy will help you create special effects in seconds that would normally requires hours of hand tweaking.
- Kai's Power Tools 3.0 - An excellent set of add-on effects filters for Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop.
- FREE Windows Wallpaper - Professional graphics you can use for learning how to manipulate graphics.
- Michael Clark & GrafX Design - Author of Paint Shop Pro Web Techniques.
- Microsoft Gif Animator - the fast and easy way to create and customize animations for your Web sites. No code is required to make your Web sites more eye-catching. And... it's FREE..
- WWW Gif Animator 1.1 - Easy to use, 23 Effects, 26 Transitions. Intuitive User Interface - designed for Beginners and Experts.
- ACDSee 2.22 - The fastest image viewer for Windows 95/NT.
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