Monday, October 6, 2014

♥ Lost Tools and Commands from Older Versions Of PSP ♥

This tutorial/guide was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon on August 28, 2011 and revised on October 5, 2014. Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental. Please abide my TOU

This tut was writtin for version X4, but I am pretty sure that it works for other versions as well.

I can't say that these tools are “no longer” used in PSP, they are still there, just hidden.

Just good ol' PSP

Ok, let's say for this tutorial's sake, that you need the Raster Deform Tool because you don't like that stupid Pick Tool. You have looked every where …. Menus, Palettes..... You just can't find the darn thing, and you know for a fact that the last version you had, had it!!! Well let's get it back!!!

At the very top of PSP go to VIEW>CUSTOMIZE.

 A window will appear with a bunch of tabs. The pop up opens on the Commands tab by default, which is good, this is the tab we want to be on.

Under Catagories you will see a long list. If you click on one of these categories, you will see a list under Commands of what can go in that particular MENU. Think this way...... we are looking for the Raster Deform TOOL... What is it? That's right, it is a TOOL So under Categories scroll until you find Tools, then click on it.
Under Commands, you will see that it is all in alphabetical order. Now just a little hint here,, some of the Tool names have been shortened, but they are still in alphabetical order according to their ORIGINAL name. In this case Corel did shorten Raster Deform to just Deform, but it is still located further down in the menu where the R's are. Does that make sense? When you click on a command, just at the bottom of the window, it will also tell you a short description of what the tool is.

Ok, so we found our missing tool, now how do we get it to show up so that we can see it? EASY PEASY I say!! Click and hold on Deform and Drag that baby any where you want it, within your menus, palettes or tool bars. I wanted mine right in my main tool bar nestled with my Move and Pick Tools, that is by default on the right hand side of my workspace.

When you have it where you want it, just let go of your mouse button. WAAALAAA!!! You now have your missing tool back! Hit Close on the Customize pop up.

It should still be there after closing PSP, and then opening it again, but if by chance it doesn't just take the proper steps to get it back and then SAVE your WORKSPACE.

Give it a name, then hit save.

To load your Workspace go to FILE>WORKSPACE>LOAD, click on the preset that you just saved and hit LOAD.
That is it! That's all there is to it!! I hope that I was helpful to you, and just remember, if you can't see it, no matter what it is, follow these steps and you should be able to get missing tools and commands back!

As always Happy PSPing...... and Photoshop too!!!

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