Jarrod Compton


Paintshopblog tutorials back under new domain

Paintshopblog is now known as TorQQue’s Tutorials here at torqque.com. I spent countless hours creating Corel Paint Shop Pro tutorials that I felt were very helpful and easy to follow for readers and fans of the program. The site had been online for 5 or 6 years and it always got decent rankings in the search engines up until 2012.

How to change the color of a car in Paint shop pro? (HD Video included)

In this tutorial I will demonstrate how to change the color of a car and make it look realistic using Paint Shop Pro X5. These same techniques could be easily applied to virtually anything that you want to change the color of in PSP.

Photo2text paintshop pro brush

How to create a text portrait brush in Corel Paintshop Pro X4

This process is often referred to as photo to text, portrait to font, and/or photo to ASCII. I have seen similar effects created in Photoshop, but I haven’t seen a tutorial demonstrating the process in Corel Paintshop Pro.

paintshop pro blending collage

How to create a photo blending collage in Corel Paintshop Pro X4?

I originally created this blended collage of my oldest son Gage in Paintshop pro a couple years ago to hang on our wall. A few days ago I shared the photo on the Facebook Fan page and a user requested a tutorial for this and another collage. I will share the other one later this week once I complete it. If you have a tutorial request contact me on the Paintshopblog Facebook Fanpage and I will try my best to complete it for you.

custom paint shop pro menus

How to customize right click context menus in Corel Paintshop Pro?

The context menu is the menu that comes up when you click a particular area, tool, or palette in Corel Paintshop Pro. I recently made the move from PSPX2 to PSPX4 and I noticed some of the context menu commands had changed. I had really came accustomed to the default context menu layout in X2 and really wanted the those same menus in X4.

How to change eye color in Corel Paint Shop Pro X4?

This tutorial will teach you how to quickly change eye color in Corel Paintshop Pro. This tutorial should be compatible with all versions of Paintshop Pro and will only take a couple minutes to complete. For this demonstration, I used a beautiful photo of wife that my youngest son took of her this summer.

High Definition Corel Paintshop Pro video tutorials

I have created several (around 40) Youtube video tutorials for Corel Paintshop Pro over the years. Most were created from 2006-2008 and had very poor video quality that made them more difficult to follow along.

Corel Paint Shop Pro X5 Unofficial Boxart

Corel Paintshop Pro X5 release date?

Recently, I was researching new features and release dates for Corel Paintshop Pro X5 when I stumbled on a preorder listing at nuLime.com. According to their website it is estimated that X5 will be available for shipping on September 6, 2012. BTW, the X5 boxart is obviously not official. It was something that I created specifically for this post. I like it though because it features my beautiful wife 🙂

How to create custom brushes for Corel Paintshop Pro

Creating brushes in PSP is really simple. To create custom brushes there are basically three things you need to do when you are preparing to export an image to a brush.

25 Free Decorative Swirl and Flower Brushes for Paint Shop Pro

I have put together a unique set of swirl brushes combined with several decorative flower/floral brushes from various stock photography images at www.sxc.hu. The links to all the originals are included below and in a separate text file within the zipped brushes.