Using Masks in Paint Shop Pro X4 (and upwards)
It's always a joy to discover you can do something in Paint Shop Pro that Photo Shop afficionados believe can only be done in Photo Shop. I had read somewhere that masks could be used easily in PSP X4 but couldn't find a tutorial anywhere. So I wrote my own - with the aid of the PSP manual. When in doubt read the instructions!
You do need paint Shop Pro X4 for this method. Whilst I prefer my beloved version 8 for some things, version earlier than X4 need such a clumsy and time-consuming way of using masks that you might as well save your time and buy X4.
Do NOT miss out any steps in this tutorial. I have people say to me in Facebook groups, "I couldn't get it to work. I think I missed a step." Duh.
The layout below was made with a background from Seashells and Seashores by Raspberry Road Designs.
How to do it
Click HERE to go to the tutorial pages. Double click on the first page then work your way through using the arrows at the side.
Advanced tutorial coming soon!