Here’s a few quick Paint Shop Pro tutorials. Starting with the very basics.
The first 6 tutorials will teach you how to make an image like this:
Into an image like this:
I have used version X3 in all of them, but just about all versions are similar, so it shouldn’t be too hard to do them on a different version.
You can download a trial version of PSP online. If I remember correctly it’s 30 days free. If you like it, buy it. If you don’t delete the program from your device.
I got my version on ebay, and it cost me approximately £40 (it’s the Photo edition, so cheaper than the full one… and that was years ago, so should be much cheaper now). As I use it on all my images, it works out very cheap indeed if you divide the price over all the times I’ve used it. 😀
These 6 tutorials might seem like a lot of work. And they might be the first couple of times around… but this is something that now altogether takes me less than a couple of minutes to do: