Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Guide - Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate *Giveaway*



There was time when I spent my days not blogging, but creating graphics. I joined my first Myspace ( Yes, Myspace remember that) graphics group in 2004 and was amazed at what these ladies were doing. Someone gave me a link to try out a trial version of PaintShop Pro 7 and I was hooked. The very next week I ran out to buy my own copy.


I spent hours a day reading tutorials and learning how to make the most of what PaintShop Pro has to offer. Funny enough I never used it for photo editing but merely for creating graphics. I even hold licences to use copyrighted artist - I was that into it. Eventually I had more kids, Myspace became less popular and I started using my PaintShop program less and less. Fast Forward to almost two years ago when I found myself creating my blog. I slowly began to realize how useful PaintShop Pro could be to me again, after all how do you think those cute buttons and such are created? Why, through graphics programs like PaintShop of course. Here are some buttons I have created with PaintShop Pro


Another thing I have really been getting into when I have a spare second is photography. I was looking into a good photo editing software, when I got a review for PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate. This was perfect. Not only could I still do my graphics, but this version seemed a lot better equipped for photo editing then the OLD version I was using.


Corel® PaintShop™ Pro X4 Ultimate brings together the renowned photo-editing power of PaintShop Pro with additional pro-level tools including Nik® Color Efex Pro™ 3.0 Filters, royalty-free images from Fotolia (7-day subscription period), a custom photo book from Blurb® and a premium collection of Picture Tubes™. Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate provides exceptional value and countless creative possibilities.

Corel will require some time and no-how for producing graphics. It's a program that you have to take the time and learn the ins and outs of. As I said, I never used the program before this review for photo editing, yet I found it pretty simple to do the basics. Although, I am sure I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of it's photo editing capabilities. Just check out the video clip above.



I think I have shared some of my graphic work with you all before, but these are just a few things I have made with PaintShop Pro. I have albums full of this stuff. 

This is animated  with PSP animation shop but I can't get the animation to play in this post.
Buy It: You can purchase PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate for $59.99 Makes a great gift for a blogger, photographer, or graphic artist.


Win It: One lucky reader will win a full download of PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate.




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72 comments:

Tracy @ Mama-press said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been thinking about getting something like this. Sounds like exactly what I'm looking for!

Deb said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

For a long time I have wanted to learn to create my own graphics. I thought graphics programs were out of my reach financially, but this product seems to be a good one and very reasonably priced. I'd use it to create graphics for my blog.

tnshadylady at gmail.com

Lindsey Lee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for my design business so I wouldn't have to continue downloading trial versions of Photoshop and Illustrator every month XD

LeeLindseyErin@gmail.com

Jennifer Rogers said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am a Technology Specialist in a High School. I teach and train Teachers and Students. This software is uber awesome and I want it to use with students for training and Personally I have a lot of old family photos that need help!
j1man1r66@etex.net

Me said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would like to invite you to come over and link up with Couponing & Reviewing in Texas' 1st Hopping for you Honey Valentine's Giveaway Blog Hop

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humanecats said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm just starting my blog and need a program like this to better my blog posts.

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The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

let me in on this... hope its avail to canadian residents. i'm such a graphics nut. great giveaway.

starfirewitch AT gmail DOT com

JSweeps said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use this for editing wedding pictures, since I am a part time wedding photographer!

Kimberly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would give it to my husband. He would have fun creating new stuff
Kims2312@Verizon.net

Paula L. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would actually give it to my daughter who is the artist in the family. She would love it!

jandplee at att dot net

Julie D. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it to make buttons and banners for my blog.
luckyjd2k@gmail.com

Kay M said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use this software for my scrapbooking. I have eleven grandchildren, and pictures are VERY important to me. May even try a little photography business on the side too.

Misty said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

April G said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd also love to try VideoStudio Pro X4.

Kari said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it to edit our pictures from our Hawaii trip.

RaettigFamily said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it to make Christmas Presents with

eclairre said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd also love to try VideoStudio Pro X4.

Taryn L. McCracken said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Corel Draw. I use it a lot for work.

mummytotwoboys said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We would love this product to use for editing family photos

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

janell wagner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i like coreldraw

Amanda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use this to edit family photos...or at least try to! I have never used photo-editing software before so I'd love to have something that I could make family scrapbooks to give to family members.
tvpg at aol dot com

AJ said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use this program to do some nice graphics for my website! I have an outdated, and limited, version of psp7. Would love this awesome upgrade!
angella13 at gmail dot com

tammy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would organize all my photos ...i mean all

Jessica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd also like to try the printshop 2.0 because I print a lot of photo's

xporschex27@aol.com

Matt Ferrell said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd use it for my photography. Always have my camera on me, need nice software to go along with it!

animasou @ comcast . net

AmberFaith said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for a new blog design!

littleamberfaith at yahoo dot com

Yona Williams said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd use the Corel to touch up family photos for albums and graphics for my business. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

HSingMama said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This would be a gift for my daughter. She has turned into an amazing photographer and was talking the other day about wanting a good photo editing program.

VickieB said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5

Kathy Detweiler said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've used Corel Paintshop Pro products for 12 years, I'd use this new version to make tags and cards and online scrapbooking, thanks!
kathydetweiler@gmail.com

Biki said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd like to try to play around and see if I can edit some of my images for cleaner scrapbooking pages

Candy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd use this to play with the million photos of my son I have. :D

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this software is incredible! I would use it on the thousands of photos that I have of my kids and grandson. yes, I said thousands.....I alwsys have a camera in my hand because I don't want to miss anything...they grow up so fast!

jules said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love to try painter 12

crystletellerday said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

painter 12 crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Amanda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd use it for helping with my photography and graphic-making skills. I'm still very rusty on both.
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stacey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I Would give it to my Niece she is a artist.Graphic art I think she does all her stuff on the web.
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Kathy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for my scrapbooking.

NicoleakaMama said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for my scrapbooking and website

mama2kaylabug at aol dot com

channallocks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I WOULD USE IT TO IN HENCE ALL MY PICS I TAKE AT MY DAUGHTERS HORSE SHOWS

mary fallon said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

my daughter is an aspiring photographer and asked me to get this for her so i am excited to see this as a giveaway prize! she is 16 and is already quite the photographer...

sweetpea0861@yahoo.com

jakeremom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would also like to have the Digital Studio 2010.

Kimmie Barnes
shawnandkim@suddenlink.net

**Ashley P** said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I will be using this for my own use. I LOVE taking pictures and this will be awesome to edit them.
ashrules2@Yahoo.com

Tricia Nightowlmama said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it to make blog buttons and do some photo editing

nightowlmamablogs at gmail dot com

Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would use it to edit my pictures. it's one of my favorite hobbies! xo

kimberly.long at gmail dot com

polly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would love to try their photo album 7 deluxe
pkeintz@gmail.com

Tammy H. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use the program to edit my pictures for scrapbooking! That's my favorite hobby!

daisies0999(at)yahoo(dot)com

agatewood1 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

would also like to try the VideoStudio Pro X4.
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

Linda R. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it edit the many pictures I have of family members

lyromero77 at gmail dot com

tabitha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOULD LOVE THIS FOR MY PHOTO BUSINESS WOULD BE A GREAT HELP!!!

rj7777 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to use this for all my pictures. I learned it also can be used with a mac! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

Brad said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would like to try CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5

Isaiahsmom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Coral Draw

Gianna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

PaintShop Pro X4

Rachel M. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would like PaintShop Pro X4! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!

April said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for graphics work for book covers and the like.
april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

GrammyMouseTails said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have an older PSP8 and only learned basics in changing a graphic or adding to it, as well as basics in photo editing. now that I blog & do more photography I want to learn more & enhance my photos instead of just hit or miss . I have been hoping to save up to buy this program, so a win would be better! Thanks, Faythe @ GMT
gramousetails ATgmail com

catrinkaleigh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would give this to my housemate who is a designer and artist
catrinka.leigh@gmail.com

Tami said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to try CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5

greeneyedtami@gmail.com

brich2222 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I want their winzip 15 utility program
brich22 at earthlink dot net

Crunchy Beach Mama said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for soooo many things! I'd also like PaintShop Photo Express

Angel said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for photo editing.

dddiva said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for photo editing for the blogs - esp the food pics which we've been working on.

Sherry C
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KatieRox4You said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would also love to have the word perfect office suite :)

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pmh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

there are two reasons I need this; the first is to edit old photos to keep and the second is to use for the youth sunday school class at church. our resources are limited and this would help me out extremely.

lisa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

editing wedding pictures!

Hotsnotty2 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Corel Draw

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Rebecca Steele said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use it for editing pics for my scrapbooks

Laurie Pearsaon said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use this for my photography.

Kristy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use this to make a better button for my blog because my current one is seriously pathetic! LOL Thanks.

Cole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've always liked PSP but the most recent version I had wasn't windows 7 compatible. I don't have any graphics programs now, sadly.

Erica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I want to use this on all the family photos I take. I think it would really be great!

cinderwhims at gmail dot com

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