With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be looking for filters or plugins to use in your Paint Shop Pro software. There are many plugins or filters you can download and use in your software. However, you may not know how to install them since there isn’t a filters folder in Paint Shop Pro. Since that is the case, you will have to make your own directory.
Some people call these plugins and some call them filters. We will refer to them as filters in this tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to create a new directory, download Paint Shop Pro filters, and install the filters.
Creating New Directories in Paint Shop Pro
Let’s begin this tutorial with creating a new directory for your Paint Shop Pro filters. Go to your main hard drive and double click it to open it. This could be C:/, D:/, or anything like that. Once the hard drive is open, browse for your Program Files folder and double click to open that folder. Inside the Program Files folder, you will need to find the Corel folder and open it. Then open the Paint Shop Pro folder. Inside the Paint Shop Pro folder is where you want to create your new directory.
At the top of the folder you are in, click File > New > Folder. When the folder appears, type the name Filters in the folder. Click off of the folder to save the name and new folder you have created. You can also name this folder Plugins. Whichever you want is fine. Now that your new directory is created, double click it to open it and minimize it to your taskbar.
Downloading Paint Shop Pro Filters
To download Paint Shop Pro filters, you will need to search for the filters and find some you want to use. Then use the download option to download them to your computer. Most of the filters will be zipped, meaning you will have to use a program like WinZip to unzip them.
Installing Your Filters in Paint Shop Pro
When your download is finished, you will need to double click the file to unzip it. In most cases, you will be asked where you want to unzip the file to. If this is the case, you can go ahead and have it unzipped to the Filters folder you created and finish the extraction. If you do not have this option, you will need to unzip the file, copy the file, and paste it in the Filters folder I just showed you how to create.
If the file is not zipped, you can download the file, and copy it. Then go to your Filters folder and paste the file in the folder. This is why I told you to minimize that folder you created.
Now you will need to open Paint Shop Pro and open your preferences. Once the Preferences is open, change the directory of the plugins to the folder you created. Click OK to save the settings and begin using your Paint Shop Pro filters.