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PhotoImpact Basics - Beginner Tutorials

Tutorials for getting started and learning the basics, tools, and user interface of Ulead PhotoImpact.

Rotate Crop Resize
These basic functions are the first steps for preparing your photos for the Web. Learn how with step-by-step instuctions from your Guide.

Quick Command Panel & Batch Tasks
Automate repetitive tasks in PhotoImpact by learning how to record commands and using the batch task function to process a series of images.

Palette Ramps
Using the Palette Ramp Editor to create custom multicolor gradients in PI 4.2.

Adding Text
How to add text in PhotoImpact 4.2.

A New Image
"The object of this tutorial is to teach you how to create a new image with your choice of size, background color, image resolution, and how to store the size for later use." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Capture, Crop & Save
"This tutorial will show you how to capture any image on your screen, how to crop it and how to save the cropped image." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Color Range Selection Command
From Ulead: Learn how to replace backgrounds using the Selection Menu Command. Version 8.

Continue Draw
"Learn how to use the Continue Draw feature in PhotoImpact to create some unique and interesting shapes." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Creating Custom Shapes
Combine and subtract basic shapes, then use the trace command to make custom path shapes.

Custom Color Swatches
From Stephanie Baker-Thomas: "Select colors from an existing image, then save custom color swatches to your Color Panel."

Customize Your Workspace
"PhotoImpact lets you do it your way! Add buttons for frequently used tools to the tool bar, learn to dock your tools where they're convenient for you and learn how to customize your EasyPalette Popup." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Easy 3D Beveled Button
Create a simple 3d beveled button.

Enhancing Clipart with the Buttonizer
How to give ordinary clipart a 3 dimensional look with the buttonizer tool.

Erase It!
"This tutorial will cover both the Object Paint Eraser Tool and the Object Magic Eraser Tool. A good understanding of these two tools will save you many hours of work and frustration." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Exploring the Layer Manager
An overview of layers and how they work in PhotoImpact 5 and 6.

Line It Up!
"Learn how to align objects and images to make picture perfect finished results. This tutorial includes a small 'practice' packet to use along with the tutorial." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Managing your Easy Palette
"Learn how to create your own material galleries and libraries in the Easy Palette and how to save your work in a folder on your hard drive so they are separate from those that came with PhotoImpact." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Managing Your Image Library
Learn how to create your own image galleries so your personal files are not stored along with PhotoImpact's default files.

Managing Your Material Gallery
Learn how to create your own material galleries so your personal files are not stored along with PhotoImpact's default files.

Masks Made Easy
Learn to use masks for adding edge effects to photos with PhotoImpact 6.

Merge Modes
A tutorial to help you better understand the object and color merge modes. Available as a zip file for offline reading.

My Stamp Gallery
"Add stamps to your own stamp gallery in the Easy Palette. Makes them easier to find and you can arrange them in categories. Also makes a quick visual reference when using stamps." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

New Shapes from Old
Use existing shapes from the path library to create new shapes. This tutorial show you how to make a lovely little candle using nothing but the shapes in PhotoImpact 6.

Object Paint/Magic Eraser
Learning how to use the Object eraser can save you many hours of work. It has a number of powerful little features to help speed things up and is a wonderful tool for cleaning up clip art. Version 6

Objects and Layers PI4
An exploration of objects and layers in PhotoImpact 4.

Painting On Edges
"The Paint On Edges (POE) effect can be used in conjunction with a number of other tools to create some very interesting and dramatic effects. We will explore several different uses for this technique." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

PIRC PhotoImpact Beginners Workshop
Work through tutorials with an experienced mentor to guide you as you complete the projects.

Print Multiple Images
From Ulead: Printing multiple images or photos on your color printer is simple in PhotoImpact 7.

Print Multiple
From Stephanie Baker-Thomas: "My first PI7 tutorial shows you how to use the fabulous new Print Multiple command."

Quick Control Panel Basics
"The Quick Command Panel (QCP) allows you to record and store repetitive tasks so that you can use them over and over again with just the click of a mouse. For this tutorial, we will cover only the basics of using this tool." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Saving an Image
"This is a very basic beginner tutorial to show how to save an image in PhotoImpact. It covers saving a .gif, a .gif with a transparent background, a .jpg and a .ufo. There are other methods of saving files but using the Image Optimizer screen is recommended for new users when saving .jpg and .gif files." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Selection Method - Part 1
From Ulead: PhotoImpact 8 introduces its new selection techniques: Editable Lasso Selection.

Selection Method - Part 2
From Ulead: PhotoImpact 8 introduces its new selection techniques: Color Range.

Selection Method - Part 3
From Ulead: PhotoImpact 8 introduces its new selection techniques: Selection within Objects.

The Shape of Things
"Make your own collection of custom shapes and store them in your Easy Palette for future projects. It's extremely easy and you are only limited by your imagination." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Using the EasyPalette to Add Effects
From Ulead: The EasyPalette makes it easy to preview an effect, customize and save your own galleries. Version 7.

Where Is It In PI 7
When you first open PhotoImpact 7 it can look so confusing and you wonder how you're ever going to get your head around it all. This tutorial aims to show you the basic layout of the programme to get you started.

Working With Layers
"Layers can be very confusing to new users. This tutorial will give you a basic understanding of what layers are and how layers work." Beginner level for PhotoImpact 8

Z-Merged Menubar Technique
Create a menu bar using the new Z-Merge feature in PhotoImpact 7.

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