#1 Open Corel PSP
In upper right hand corner, go to File and open..
open a file that is stored on your computer in one of the folders that holds your art or designs
Open a creation of your choice..I opened this pink and blue background design..
Then open another document that you would like to layer onto the first one..I chose this flower design I had created a while ago…dont forget your old designs will be turned into new creations over and over again
To layer the two..you right click at the top where the pointer is..(on the one that goes on the top)..hit copy…and then go to the other one and right click in the top and hit paste/paste as transparent section
now you have one layered on top of another..now you can use the “pick” tool, second from top..click on it and then click on “pick”…and this will make mover bars around your top image so you can resize it to cover the whole bottom image.
..click on image which makes mover blocks appear and slide them to make image bigger
now top image covers bottom image..now the layering and effects can begin..
now go over to the layers box on the right..click on the arrow where it says normal and a dropdown box appears..the first choice is darken..click on that and see your image transform
..now go down the list and click each one to see the different effects..”save as ” each one in the file/save as option to a folder on your computer for future use
..next I chose “lighten”…some may not be to your liking but I save them anyway for future altering..
the “difference” option…
…so just play around with layers..have fun…save each piece and experiment..im here for any questions..just comment or email me….Have fun..!..until the next lesson..practice, practice practice..this seems long but when you know each step, it takes only seconds to change..