using Paintshop

Giving a photo a "3D" effect

Click HERE to go back to the "Paintshop Index page."

Note how I blurred the background (and foreground grass) to emphasize the Argo. I could have left the foreground grass untouched.

Paintshop Paintshop

This is my ARGO A.T.V. with a small load of freshly-harvested Diamond Willow sticks and my "Stick-shaw" which I use in the bush in very tight areas where the Argo cannot get through the brush.

The instructions in PSP are quite complete and easy to follow. Look in:

Help / Learning center / Quick Guides / Graphic Projects / Create depth of field

First, I opened the picture, using a fairly large view of it rather than a small one, making sure that the entire Argo is visible.

Choose the "Freehand Selection Tool" (looks like a lariat/lasso)

If the "Tool Options Palette" does not show, make it show: View / Palettes / Tool options; this is how it should look:


Click anywhere near the Argo and draw a line around the entire Argo, making the end of your line meet the start of your line.

note the "ants running around it" like this:


Adjust / Sharpness / Unsharp mask

and Radius 2

Selections / invert

Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur and set the radius at 3.

selections / Select none


Note all the various options that are available to you for variations of this project.

Corel Store

how to get Diamond Willow

in fact, tell EVERYBODY!

Diamond Willow Sticks

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