This tutorial is made using version X3 of Paint Shop Pro, but they’re more or less similar so it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out how to do the same on a different version.
In all the tutorials I have used the same palettes and menu options.
Please make sure you read/do the three first tutorials first. I will no longer be showing how to open/save an image.
Use the Selection Tool:
Click on the Selection Tool – use Selection.
Chose selection type (circle used on example). Make sure Mode is set to Add. Play around with the Feather settings. If the image is small, use a low setting, if the image is large, go high.
Left click on the image and drag to make selection
Click Selections – then Invert
Click on Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur
Play around with the settings until you’re happy. Click OK.
Your image will now how a blurred effect: