Paint Shop Pro: Part 2 of our Free PSP Training Course

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting

You can cut or copy a selection or a layer and then paste it to a new layer, or to a new canvas in a different Paint Shop Pro file. The Paste command you choose will depend on the type of selection you’re copying (raster or vector) and where you want to paste it (on the same layer, on a new layer, or in a new Paint Shop Pro file).

To copy a selection:

  1. Use one of the selection tools to select the area you want to copy. Or, select a layer by clicking on it in the Layers palette.
  2. From the Edit menu, select Copy, or press Ctrl + C.

To copy all layers, select Copy Merged from the Edit menu.

To cut a selection:

  1. Use one of the selection tools to select the area you want to cut. Or, select a layer by clicking on it in the Layers palette.
  2. From the Edit menu, select Cut, or press Ctrl + X.

The selection is now copied to the clipboard. To paste it on the same layer, select Paste, and then Paste As New Selection (for a raster selection), Paste As Transparent Selection (for a raster selection), or Paste As New Vector Selection (for a vector selection). The raster options create a floating selection over the current layer.

You can also create a new selection area—in the same image, or in a new one—and paste the copied data into it by selecting Paste Into Selection.

To paste the selection as a new layer in the same image, from the Edit menu, select Paste, and then Paste As New Layer.

To paste it as a new image (a new Paint Shop Pro file), from the Edit menu, select Paste, and then Paste As New Image, or press Ctrl + V.

Cropping

The Crop tool removes the portions of an image outside the area you select:

  1. From the Tools toolbar, select the Crop tool.
  2. Click and drag a rectangle around the area of the image that you want to keep. The remainder of the image will be deleted.

The area outside the crop lines is shaded.

Note:

You can also use the Tool Options palette to precisely define the crop area. Simply enter values into the Height and Width fields or into the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right fields. A number of presets are also available by clicking the Presets button.

If necessary,
you can adjust the crop area by clicking and dragging one of the handles, or by moving the crop rectangle to a new position.

  1. Double-click the crop rectangle.

Everything outside the rectangle is removed from the image.

Free Paint Shop Pro Training Course: Section 1 Review

In this section, you learned about:

  • Selecting vector objects
  • Editing object properties
  • Moving vector objects
  • Resizing vector objects
  • Duplicating vector objects
  • Flipping and mirroring objects
  • Rotating vector objects
  • Arranging vector objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping vector objects
  • Aligning vector objects
  • Distributing vector objects
  • Positioning vector objects on the canvas
  • Editing paths
  • Selecting raster images
  • Using the selection tool
  • Using the freehand selection tool
  • Using the magic wand tool
  • Adjusting the selection marquee
  • Moving raster selections
  • Resizing images
  • Rotating images
  • Scaling and deforming images
  • Cutting, copying, and pasting
  • Cropping

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