Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Experiment - Dodge Truck

I just won Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 in a contest, (@corelapps on Twitter hosted it) and downloaded the program today. It took a while to install and search for all my photographs and images, but I have quite a few on my PC. (All backed up on an external hard drive.)

I opened my pictures and chose a folder or two to see what I might play with. I found my Dodge Truck folder and opened one of the photographs.

I went to the editor and fooled around with some adjustments. This one a painterly brush stroke and used the default settings. I then applied a Light filter which made it look like the sun was shining. This was also in the default setting.

Next I tried out the cropping tool and narrowed the focus of the image to the Truck and sun flare. I saved that iteration.

I wanted to do a bit more so I opened that with PhotoPaint and applied Filter Forge's Photo Effects Vibrance with each setting set at 100%. This really enhanced the texture and the light, as well as deepen other colors in the image.

I added a twenty pixel black border and my signature to complete my experiment.

I must say I am impressed with Paintshop Photo Pro X3 and it's ease of use. I did not read any of the help files to begin using some of the features, which is my playful way of approaching new software. I would recommend this software to those who want great control over the photographic process.

Listening --- The Beatles --- She Loves You


  1. Looks like you are having fun with this. Great results.

  2. Jo, Thanks again for your kind comments! I really enjoy new software! So much to play with!