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Launch, Manage & Organise PaintShop Pro X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 (Ultimate’s) Workspace
 
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Understand the workspace
X8 & X9x9

This Paint Shop Pro tutorial demonstrates how to manage PaintShopPro X4/X5/X6/X7X8/X9’s Workspace, and how to operate its Tabbed Image Navigation.
(Disable Tabbed Documents Here).

Table Of Content
Save Your Workspace
Open A New (Single) Image Onto X4/5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Workspace
Manage Images Using PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s New Tabbed Navigation
Redesigned Workspace Note
Automatically Launch An Image-free Edit (Manage or Adjust) Workspace
How To Disable PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Default Tabbed Documents Function
Change The Workspace & The Background Colours
Open Multiple Images Onto X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Workspace - Untabbed Together
How Do I Run PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9 As Administrator - Windows 7
PaintShop Pro X6/X7/X8/X9’s Edit Workspace Example
PaintShop Pro X8/X9’s Redesigned Open New Image Dialogue Box
PaintShop Pro X8 & X9 Quickly Centralise A Single Image On The Workspace

1/ (150+ Beginner PDF Tutorials Available Here - Understand X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Toolbar).
The first thing you’ll notice upon opening PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9 is that it appears to be slightly different to earlier Paint Shop Pro versions. However, it operates in exactly the same way. When you launch PaintShop Pro X4, X5, X6, X7, X8, X9’s workspace by clicking the launch button in your usual manner, you’ll see the following dark grey workspace.

PaintShop Pro X9
PaintShop Pro X9

PaintShop Pro X9 Features
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PaintShop Pro X4
 PaintShop Pro X5 PaintShop Pro X6

Paintshop Pro X7 Paintshop Pro X8

PaintShop Pro X7/X8/X9’s Newly Designed Materials Palette & Colour Picker

Materials Palette PSP X7

Paint Shop Pro X( Workspace

Paint Shop Pro X( Workspace

Paint Shop Pro X( Workspace

PaintShop Pro X7 (Ultimate's) Workspace














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Now, if you prefer, take a little time to read the smaller (central) Getting Started dialogue box, because there’s lots of helpful and interesting information gathered there. However, if you are experienced with Paint Shop Pro, and would rather not see the Getting Started dialogue box every time you launch PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9, then simply mark the tiny
bottom-left Don’t show this window box - as illustrated below. 



Now that you have marked Don’t show this window again, click the Close tab, as illustrated
above-right. Next time you launch PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9, you won’t be bothered by the Getting Started dialogue box.

Redesigned Workspace Note
The workspace has been redesigned so you can move easily between photo workflows.
Click the tabs at the top of the Corel PaintShop Pro window to switch workspaces. The Manage workspace gives you all the power to review and organise your photos. It also lets you access multi-photo processing options. The Adjust workspace puts commonly used editing tools at your fingertips. Finally, the Edit workspace provides you with a full range of professional-level editing tools. No matter which workspace you’re in, the Organiser Palette is always there. This means, there’s no need to go to a separate workspace or application to find more photographs.

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If you look at the top of the workspace, you will notice three tabs. 
They are named Manage, Adjust and Edit

Manage Workspace Tab
You would click the Manage tab if you would like to access PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9 Navigation, Organiser or Info Panels.

Manage Workspace Example

Adjust Workspace Tab
You would click the Adjust tab if you would like to Adjust or Fix a photograph.

Adjust Workspace Example


Edit Tab Continued
To edit a photograph in the usual manner, click the following Edit tab.



 After clicking the Edit tab, PaintShop Pro’s “editing” workspace will then open, as illustrated below.

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As you can see by my screen capture above, PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s (more familiar) workspace will then appear. Now to further de-clutter your workspace, close down any Dialogue Box Panels that you won’t be using on a regular basis. For example, I cannot work with a cluttered workspace, and I am there closing the Learning Centre Panel by clicking its
top-right X tab - as demonstrated below.

(Beginners, please take a little time to familiarise yourself with PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X/X8/X9 by exploring the Learning Centre dialogue box).
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In the interest of tidiness, I went ahead and closed down the Organiser Panel.



I then closed down the Text Image that opened automatically upon Launch, in exactly the same way.



 My workspace looks neat and tidy, and I am now ready to save it.



Save Your Workspace
Now that you are happy with your workspace’s appearance, it’s a good idea to save it. To save your workspace, from the top menu, choose File then choose Workspace and then choose Save.



And from the subsequent Save Workspace dialogue box, (remember to either Mark or Unmark the Include Open Images box), and then enter a unique name for your workspace into the New Workspace Name box, and then click Save.



Open A Photograph/Image Onto X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Workspace
To open a New photograph onto X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s workspace, from the top menu, choose File and then choose Open - (Ctrl then O).



And from the subsequent Open dialogue box, navigate to a Folder, and then left-click to highlight an image of your choice. And then click Open - as illustrated below.

PaintShop Pro X9’s Redesigned Open Dialogue Box - Click Here



Your choice of image will then open onto PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s workspace, as illustrated below.



PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9 SP1 - Colorised Icons Example -
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X4 SP1 Workspace Example (Colourised Icons)

Open Multiple Images (Untabbed) Onto PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Workspace
To open Multiple (Untabbed) Images onto PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s workspace, from the top menu, choose File then choose Open. (Ctrl then O). Now, from the subsequent Open dialogue box, press and hold the Ctrl Key, and then left-click to highlight all images, and then click Open. As illustrated below.

PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9, disable the Tabbed Documents setting prior to opening multiple images onto PSP’s workspace - As Demonstrated Here.

Hold down the Ctrl Key; and then left-click to highlight 
                   all five images. Then click the Open tab.


Your Multiple Images will then open onto PaintShop Pro’s workspace, and they won’t be tabbed together - as illustrated below.



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Congratulations, you have successfully organised, and saved PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s workspace, and have opened an image of your choice, and you are now ready to work with PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9.

4/ (Beginners)
Please refer to my
150+ Beginner PDF Tutorials for step-by-step Beginners advice. Alternatively, you are welcome to read my 40+ free Paint Shop Pro Tutorials to give PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9 a workout.

Best Wishes.
Wendi E M Scarth.  
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Manage PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Tabbed Navigation
(How To Disable The Tabbed Documents Function Here)
 Redesigned Workspace Note
The workspace has been redesigned so you can move easily between photo workflows.
Click the tabs at the top of the Corel PaintShop Pro window to switch workspaces. The Manage workspace gives you all the power to review and organise your photos. It also lets you access multi-photo processing options. The Adjust workspace puts commonly used editing tools at your fingertips. Finally, the Edit workspace provides you with a full range of professional-level editing tools. No matter which workspace you’re in, the Organiser Palette is always there. This means, there’s no need to go to a separate workspace or application to find more photographs.

PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X/X8/X9 groups your images together on one workspace. This means, when you open multiple images onto PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s workspace, (as demonstrated, for example, in my
Layers Tutorial), your images will be Tabbed together, as illustrated below.



After clicking Open, (above) - all highlighted images will open onto PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s workspace, and they’ll be Tabbed together - as illustrated below.

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Now, to Layer the Four Transparent Flowers onto the Sky Background Image, activate one of the Transparent Images; (for example the Orange Flower Image), by clicking its Upper Tab - as illustrated below.



Then from the top menu, choose Edit and then choose Copy.



Now, activate the Sky Background Image by clicking its Upper Tab.



Then from the top menu, choose Edit and then choose Paste As New Layer.



Your first Flower Image will then be Pasted onto the Sky Background Image - as illustrated below.



And your Layers Palette will resemble the following.



Now, activate the Sunflower Image by clicking its Upper Tab.



And from the top menu, choose Edit and then choose Copy.



 Again, activate the Sky Background Image by clicking its Upper Tab.



Then from the top menu, choose Edit and then choose Paste As New Layer.



Your second Flower Image will be pasted onto the Sky Background Image - as demonstrated below.



And your Layers Palette will reflect the change.



Now, (one at a time), Copy and Paste the Yellow Daisy and the Orchid Images onto the Sky Background Image, just as you did with the Orange Flower and the Sunflower.

Scroll Arrows Tip
You can navigate along multiple tabs by clicking either the left-side or the right-side Scroll Arrows - as illustrated below.





Move Tool Tip
Activate the left-side Toolbar’s Move Tool.



And then separate the Four Flower Images by dragging them away from each other - as demonstrated below.



Congratulations, you have successfully Layered your Four Transparent Flower Images onto the Sky Background Image, and your Layers Palette will now resemble the following.

Now is a good time to save your Layered Image as a Paint Shop Pro File.



Close All Single Images
To close down all single images, first activate a Single Image by clicking its Upper Tab. And then click the top-right Tab’s Close X, as demonstrated below.



After you have successfully activated, and then Closed all Single Images, your workspace and Layers Palette will display just the Five Layered Image - as illustrated below.



Congratulations, your Layered Image is now ready to work with in the usual manner.
(Understand Layers Tutorial).

Best Wishes.
Wendi E M Scarth.  
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Automatically Launch (An Image Free) Edit X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9 Workspace
If you would like to open an image-free Edit Workspace every time you launch PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9, then, first Launch PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X/X8/X9 in the usual manner by clicking the launch button. 



Note: Manage & Adjust Workspace
You can set the Preferences to automatically open the Manage or the Adjust workspace every time you launch PSP X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9, in exactly the same way.

 Once PSP X4 has launched, click the following Edit tab to launch the Edit workspace.



Now, close down any images that automatically opened when you launched PaintShop Pro X4 by clicking the image’s top-right Close X - as illustrated below.



You should now have an image free (clear) workspace.



 Now, from the top menu, choose File and then choose Preferences then choose General Program Preferences



And from the subsequent Preferences dialogue box, click to highlight the bottom-left Default Launch Workspace tab - as illustrated below.

And from below the right-side Default Workspace panel, mark the following Edit tab. 
Then finish by clicking OK.



Congratulations, you have reset the Default Launch Workspace. Now, close down PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X/X8/X9, and when you next launch PSP X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9, it should automatically open the Edit workspace, and the workspace should be image free, if you followed my image free steps.

How To Disable PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s Default Tabbed Documents Function

Tabbed Documents Example



Tabbed documents are “tabbed” together - as illustrated below.

Tabbed Documents Example


To disable PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9’s default Tabbed Documents function: first, click the Edit tab.



Then from the top menu, choose Window and then left-click to un-tick Tabbed Documents - as illustrated below.

Un-tick Tabbed Documents


Un-ticking Tabbed Documents positions all open images separately over the workspace - as illustrated below.

Tabbed Documents Unmarked


PaintShop Pro X6/X7/X8/X9’s Edit Workspace Example

PaintShop Pro X6's Edit Workspace
                                              (Molly & Her Squeaky Balls)










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Workspace Examples - How To Change The Workspace & The Background Colours
PaintShop Pro X6 X7 X8 & X9 - to change the workspace’s colour - from the top menu of Paint Shop Pro - click View then click Workspace Colour and then click your choice, as illustrated below.



How To Change The Background Colour
View
, then Background Colour.



Default Dark Grey Workspace (Graphite) - Click To Enlarge
Dark Grey Workspace - Click To Enlarge

Medium Grey Workspace - Click To Enlarge
Medium Grey Workspace - Click To Enlarge

Light Grey Workspace - Click To Enlarge
Light Grey Workspace - Click To Enlarge

Blue Workspace - Click To Enlarge
Blue Workspace - Click To Enlarge

PaintShop Pro X8 & X9’s Redesigned Open New Image Dialogue Box
Although there are some extra/different options - the Open New Image dialogue box works in a similar way to earlier Paint Shop Pro versions.





PaintShop Pro X8 & X9 - Quickly Centralise A Single Image
PaintShop Pro X8 & X9, you can quickly centralise an open image by double-left-clicking the image’s menu bar - as illustrated below.





Best Wishes.
Wendi.

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