Paint Shop Pro Tutorial: Materials Palette

The Paint Shop Pro is one of the most effective tools for material selection. Several things can be done with the help of it, but it can seem little difficult to the beginners. Therefore, here is the well-devised Paint Shop Pro Tutorial that will assist you to follow the basics of the interesting software. It will surly help you to get acquainted with the different options and structures of the Material palette.

Step1- Working with the Tabs

There are three tabs, each of which serves as a means to choose the material. If you want to select the hue, saturation, and brightness from the inside of the rectangle, then click on the Frame. Colors can directly be chosen with the help of the Rainbow Tab. Direct Access to the materials will ensure this by using Swatches.

Step 2- Swapping the colors or the materials

If you are using type, then the upper swatch should be used for stroke and the lower one will be used for fill.The upper Swatch is accessed by the left click of the mouse and is used for painting and fill. The lower swatch is accessed with the right click of the mouse. They are the modes similar to layers. Click the arrows to swap either colors and materials.

Step 3- Toggle on Texture

There are icons for each of the swatches and they allow selecting either a color or a gradient and even a fill option. Two other icons toggle the transperency and texture. Check the "All Tools" box. If you are looking for global colors, constituting all tools then checking the box is necessary. The tool can have its own set of materials, if the box is left unchecked. Left-click on either side of the swatches and the dialog boxes will come up from below. A right-click will put forward the materials used recently.

Step 4- Alter the Choice of Materials

The selection of any of the three basic materials can be altered, as the dialogue box will open up. The basic materials include, color, pattern and gradient. Click the right tab.

Step 5- Choosing Color

In order to choose color, click on the ring to select hue. Move the point of selection around the square. Then select the saturation and the lightness level. Click on the basic color rectangle, to select color. The colors available are primary and secondary colors with steps of lightness plus greyscale. Numeric entry to the RGB or HSL fields is another means of choosing colors.

Step 6- Choosing Texture

If you will choose a Texture with any of these dialog box. The color, gradient, and pattern get blend with a variable transparent texture. If any of the material or color is chosen very frequently then add it the swatch palette. Click on "Add to swatches" for doing this.

Step 7 - Choosing Gradients

The four types of gradients, rectangular, circular, linear, and radial can be chosen from the gradient dialog box... There is a window with a little traingle beside it. It will allow you to preview the different combination of colors installed. For further changes, click 'Edit'.

Step 8 - Choosing Patterns

Select any pattern from the pattern dialog box. It can be rotated and scaled from 10% to 250%

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