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Paint Shop Pro 8 Zero to Hero

  • Authors
  • Comprehensively illustrated in full color throughout

  • Value-added content includes free third-party resources on

  • Both technical reviewers are also active community members who will back up the resources page with their own plugins, filters, pre-built brushes and tools

  • Written by the two most visible contributors in the PSP community who will actively support the book after publication


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 1-26
  3. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 27-55
  4. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 57-82
  5. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 83-108
  6. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 109-132
  7. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 133-160
  8. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 161-180
  9. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 181-203
  10. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 205-222
  11. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 223-236
  12. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 237-248
  13. Sally Beacham, Ron Lacey
    Pages 249-265
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 267-289

About this book


Paint Shop Pro 8 is a feature-packed graphics tool that enables you to edit and enhance your photos, as well as use its powerful drawing and text tools to create artwork from scratch. The scope of this program is immense: you can use it for all your graphic design projects at home, business, or just for fun. Photography, text, vector graphics, webpage interfaces… the combinations and possibilities are endless. For the inexperienced, knowing what you can achieve is just as difficult as learning how to do it.

Paint Shop Pro 8 Zero to Hero answers all these questions and enables you to create professional-looking graphics for your home and business projects. In fact, you'll learn to do everything the program can do—fast. From Paint Shop Pro beginner to master, this book is designed to get you up to speed in the blink of an eye.

Zero to Hero is more than a catchy slogan and an opportunity for puns and graphical representations of tights, capes, and phone booths. It's a style of learning designed by friends of ED to reach beyond dry technical explanations and dusty old authors who don't know how it is for real users and wouldn't know good design if it slapped them in the face with a wet fish.

With a Zero to Hero book, you can choose how you learn. Learn everything you need to know about Paint Shop Pro 8 by working through the first section of the book from start to finish—or, alternatively, you can dive straight in to the inspirational Hero chapters and refer back as and when you need. Then later, when you're a hero yourself, the book is easily used as a reference tool.

When you're done, you'll be ready to wear your underwear on the outside—metaphorically speaking, of course.


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About the authors

Sally Beacham is an instructor at, specializing in Paint Shop Pro as well as Photoshop-compatible plugin filters, Xara X and FrontPage. She's been a private tester for Jasc Software, Corel, Alien Skin, Auto FX, The Plugin Site, and many other software companies. She also teaches Paint Shop Pro, graphics, and web design at community education programs in southern Maine. Sally writes a column for or, more accurately, takes dictation for the FilterMunky, who tests and reviews plugin filters specifically for use in Paint Shop Pro. You can visit Sally's website, which features Paint Shop Pro resources and tutorials as well as resources for Photoshop-compatible plugin filters, at    

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