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Corel Photo-Paint X5

Updated on September 23, 2014

Photo Shop isn't the only program that has photo effects

I had been working with Photo Shop at work for a few months (I had previously worked with Photo Shop on a Mac when Reagan was president) and I really like the program. But Photo Shop is quite expensive and after upgrading my Corel 8 to the current version, and I noticed that part of the package was Corel Photo-Paint X5. I decided to try it out and it does a lot of the same things as Photo Shop.

I Started with one of my Shoe Designs...

I wanted to try out a few different effects on Corel Photo-Paint X5. First off, here is the sketch I started with:

I tried the Charcoal effect:

... and this is what I got: (after color masking)

And I tried the Conte Crayon effect...


I also tried the Embossed effect...

I really did have to experiment with this one!

And the Needlepoint effect...

Which I thought was SOOO cool!

And the Stained Glass effect:

... because, when I was a tween and a teen, I went to a summer program run by our local public school system in which one of the classes I took (several times) was "Stained Glass" and this effect reminded me of that time in my life...

And the Tiled effect:


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And, last but not least, the Pastel effect:

This only scratches the surface of the different effects that I (and you) can do with the Corel Photo-Paint X5. On some of these effects, I just stayed with the settings that came up, but on many of them I had to adjust the settings (or try other sub-effects within a specific effect). I'm sure I'm going to be doing a lot of experimenting with this program (I only got it for the first time a few months ago).

Do you create interesting graphics with a photo program?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I think this is a very interesting lens. I like the way you illustrate the different effects.I liked the

      psychedelic effect myself.Good work! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 2/7/2011. Have a great day!