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Paint Shop Photo Album - Creating Your Own Photo Keepsake

Use Paint Shop Photo Album to make your photos really interesting by adding special effects, photo edges, and picture frames to your photos. In this tutorial, we will show you how to turn an average photo into a keepsake by converting it to black and white, adding a photo edge, and picture frame.

What you'll need:

  • A digital photo
  • Paint Shop™ Photo Album™ 5

When you complete this tutorial you'll be able to:

  • Open a folder containing photos
  • Convert a photo to black and white
  • Add a Photo Edge
  • Add a Frame

Choose Your Photo

Choose Start > Programs > Jasc Software > Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album or double click the Paint Shop Photo Album icon on your desktop to open Photo Album.
Use the Find panel to open the folder that contains the photo you want to use. Thumbnails of the photos will display on the Organize tab. Once you find the photo you want to use, double-click it to open it in the Enhance tab.

Create a Black and White Photo & Add a Photo Edge

Once the photo opens, click the B & W button on the toolbar to give the photo a vintage appearance.

To give the photo more interest, let’s add a Photo Edge. Click the Edge button on the toolbar. In the Photo Edge dialog, use the scroll bar on the right to view the photo edges. Click a photo edge to preview the photo with the photo edge effect. We have chosen the Antique Vignette edge, and selected the Over the Image option so the Edge is added on top of the photo. You can use any edge you like.

The Over the image option places the photo edge on top of the photo, covering the edges of the photo. This option is recommended for oval shaped frames.

The Around the image option places the photo edge around the edges of the photo, retaining all of the original photo. This option is recommended for rectangular edges. Click OK to apply the Edge. When you find the edge you like, click OK.

Now we’ll add a Frame. Click the Frame button on the toolbar to open the Add Picture Frame dialog. We’ve chosen Gold 01 and placed it Around the Image, but you can choose any frame you like. When you find the frame you want to use, click OK to apply the frame.

To save your new keepsake, click the Save As button and enter a new name. Click OK to save it.

In just a few clicks, you created your own photo keepsake! Now you can print it, or share it with others by creating and sending an E-Card.

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