ABC PSP - Tutorial 01
Open Image / Save Image
Revised May 2020
Skill Level: Absolute Beginner using PSP
This is Lesson 01 of a series of tutorials for the absolute beginner with PSP.
It is recommended that you complete the tutorials in numerical order, as each new one will build on the knowledge gained by the previous tutorials
This tutorial is my own creation, any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental
Program shortcuts will be given in parentheses
Settings are written out below the screen shots
Paint Shop Pro - I used X2
(Tutorial will work with other PSP versions, some adjustments might be necessary)
Free 30-day trial from Corel,
If you have another PSP version and do not understand the screen shots, email me and I will try to help you, I have several PSP versions from PSP 8 (the old Jasc version) to PSP 2020.
Open New Image
Whenever we want to do something with PSP, we need to open an image.
Depending on what we want to do, this is either a new image or an existing image.
File > New (Ctrl + N)
Width = 400 Pixels
Height = 400 Pixels
Resolution = 72.000 Pixels/inch
Raster Background = Checked
Color depth = RGB - 8 bits/channel
Color Transparent = NOT checked
File > Save as
Click on the little arrow
to make the changes
Save in: = Desktop
File name: = abc1
Save as type: = JPEG
To share an image with somebody else save it as a JPEG.
If it has non-animated transparent parts save it as a PNG.
If it has animation in the image save it as a GIF.
This Image is not transparent, so save it as JPEG.
We don't need the image anymore, so close it by simply clicking on the "X" in the
top right-hand corner
Open existing Image
File > Open (Ctrl + O)
Look in: Desktop
Double click on abc1 to open or
click on image and click "Open"
File > Delete
You can delete the file as we do not need it anymore
I hope that you found this tutorial helpful.
If you have any questions, please email me: Lismibaebi at gmail.com
A special "Thank you" goes to my Tester Group who helped me to get this tutorial first released in 2005.
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