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Install Plugins
Paint Shop Pro 7, 8, 9, X, XI, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 (Ultimate & Photo)

Plugins are excellent extras for Paint Shop Pro; allowing users to further explore and enjoy their software, and although most plugin filters were originally designed for Adobe
Photoshop, by installing DLL files and Plugin Commander Light, most Adobe .8BF files will become compatible.
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Table Of Content (This Free Tutorial)
Test Your Plugins
Raster Layer Note
Install PSP Plugins
Free Online Plugins
Plugin Commander Light
Install Harry’s Filters 2 & 3
Two-step Installation Notes
Download Plugins To A PC
Installing Future PSP Plugins
Browse For Folder Dialogue Box
PSP XI, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 Folder Contents
Run PSP As Administrator - Windows 7
Install Plugins In General And DLL Files
Create A New Plugin Folders Windows 7
Create A New Plugin Folders Windows XP
Hooking Up The Plugins File Location Preferences
PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7 : 4-step Plugin Installation Instructions
Hooking Up To Photoshop Plugins Via Paint Shop Pro’s File Location Preferences: Warning!!

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Paint Shop Pro X2/3/4/5/6/7 Photo - Important!
Before installing your Plugins, you first need to create a Plugins Folder in Corel Paint Shop Pro’s main programme files. To do this, navigate to Corel’s main programme files via Windows Explorer - Windows 7 Here - Windows XP Here

Once you have arrived inside Corel’s main programme files; right-click an empty part of the workspace, then from the subsequent drop-down list, choose New then choose Folder - then name the new folder Plugins - or something similar - as illustrated below.

PSP X2 Photo Example


Alternatively, you can create a Plugins Folder in Paint Shop Pro’s My PSP Files folder found in My Documents.

PaintShop Photo Pro X3
Your newly created Plugins Folder will resemble the following.

Paint Shop Pro X3 Example


PaintShop Pro X4 & X5 & X6 &X7
Your newly created Plugins Folder will resemble the following.

PaintShop Pro X4 Screen Capture

PaintShop Pro X’s 4-step Plugins Installation Process
PaintShop Pro X4: Step 1 - Create A Plugins Folder - As Demonstrated Here!



PaintShop Pro X4:
Step 2 - Transfer/Copy Plugin Programs To The New Plugins Folder
Now that you have created a Plugins Folder, it’s time to transfer, or copy, your Plugin Installation Programs (the actual Plugins) into it. Therefore, Copy your Plugins and Paste them into your new Plugins folder.

 Newly Created Plugins Folder Example

Plugin Installation File Examples


PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7 Step 3 - Unzip/Install Your Plugins
Now that your Plugins have been transferred to the Plugins Folder: Unzip them if they have been compressed - (zipped); and then install them into Paint Shop Pro in the usual manner - as outlined in this Install Plugins Tutorial. You must ensure that when installing the Plugins, the final installation destination Folder is your newly created Plugins Folder.

PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7 Step 4 - Point The File Locations To Your New Plugins Folder
Now that you have transferred, and unzipped/installed your Plugin Installation Files into your newly created Plugins Folder, you must finish by pointing (linking) PaintShop Pro X4/5/X6/X7 (& Newer)’s Plugins File Locations towards the newly created Plugins Folder - As Fully Demonstrated Here.

Note
The following tutorial is suitable for Paint Shop Pro 7, 8, 9, X, XI, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7

Note (Raster Layers)
Plugins will only work on Raster Layers - therefore, if you are working on a Vector layer, convert it to a Raster layer prior to applying your plugin. (From the top menu, Layers then Convert to Raster Layer). 

Two-step Plugin Installation Notes
(X4 Notes Here)
There are two steps to installing Plugins - once they have been downloaded to your PC - (or opened), they have to be installed into Paint Shop Pro’s Plugins folder; they then have to be directed to Paint Shop Pro’s File Locations dialogue box. This tutorial demonstrates how to do this. 

Link
Here for a plethora of free plugins.

Downloading Plugins To Your PC
Left-click the file download link, then from the
File Download dialogue box, select Save, and save it to your Desktop, or My Documents; remembering where you have downloaded it to. Now locate the Plugins file, and unzip it, (unzipping software Here if necessary), and you are ready to install it into Paint Shop Pro’s Plugins folder.

Installing Plugins
Many Plugins such as
Ulead Art Textures, Eyecandy and Harry’s Filters, etcetera, will have their own installation instructions (Shields).  Once they have been clicked open, follow their installation instructions, then link Here to finish the installation into Paint Shop Pro’s Plugins folder.

Remember
Plugins with Installation Shields will not install identically; (for example, Harry’s Filters 2 & 3, are slightly different). However, at some point you will be asked to select a folder to install your plugin to - that is when you need to locate your Paint Shop Pro Plugins folder; in order to complete the installation.

Tip
There will be occasions when the Plugin you have downloaded - and unzipped, if necessary, does not include an Installation Shield, and it may resemble the following
Eliminate White filter.



However, simply transfer this file - with any images supplied with the download - to your Plugins folder as usual.

Important DLL Files
To enable most third-party Plugins to be compatible with Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 you will need to download and install the following DLL files.

Plugin Commander Light - may not be required; e-mail address required.
MSVCRCT10 (91.9KB)
Plugin (15.6 KB)

Installing Plugin Commander Light
Once your Plugin file has been downloaded, left-click it and select Install then select Agree and install your file into Paint Shop Pro’s Plugins folder, as described Here.

Installing Harry’s Filter - 2 or 3

To download Harry’s Filters link Here - you need a valid e-mail address. Harry’s Filters are a good starting point, and are free - my link takes you directly to Harry’s Filter’s website, where you can download the filters.

Note
Most Plugins with Installation Shields are similar to the Harry’s Filters installation, and the aim is to install them into Paint Shop Pro’s Plugins folder.

Once you have downloaded your Plugin, exit (close), Paint Shop Pro, then double-left-click the Harry’s Filters download, and you will notice the following dialogue box - (Version 3 will open with the licence screen, click Yes, and your Browse for Folder dialogue box will appear).



Left-click Install (illustrated above), then select I Agree to the Licence Agreement dialogue box, and you will then be presented with the following dialogue box.



Browse For Folder Dialogue Box
Left-click the Browse tab - shown above - and from the subsequent Browse for folder dialogue box - illustrated below.



Locate your Paint Shop Pro Plugins folder, in exactly the same way as described Here
(It is the Jasc folder you are looking for with Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 and Corel for Paint Shop Pro X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 once you have located your version’s Plugins folder - as illustrated below.



Left-click OK - as shown above. And you will see the following dialogue box - select OK - as illustrated below.



And the files will then be copied into Paint Shop Pro’s Plugins folder.



Once installed, you will be presented with a Notepad Help Files document; exit this. Your Plugin will now be loaded into your Plugins folder, and needs to be pointed towards Paint Shop Pro’s File Locations dialogue box. 

File Locations Dialogue Box Here!

Installing DLL Files And General Plugins
Once you have downloaded your Plugin - if it is a zipped file, it will have to be unzipped before it can be installed, link Here for full instructions.



1/
Once unzipped, (depending on the Plugin), it may look similar to the following Install Shield screen capture.


Alternatively, your Plugin may look like this.



For the first (Install Shield) type plugin, follow its instructions then transfer the Plugin to your Plugins folder in the same way described as follows.

Left-click and highlight the file, (if you have more than one file to transfer - to highlight
all - hold down the Ctrl key of the keyboard, and carefully, left-click to highlight each file).



2/
Once your file; or files, have been highlighted, from the left-side menu (shown by the above arrow), left-click Move the selected items.

And in the subsequent Move Items dialogue box, illustrated below, scroll, locate - and
double-left-click Local Disc (C). Or where your main Program Files are located.



3/
Now, scroll - locate and double left-click Program Files - as illustrated below.



4/
Then scroll, locate and double-left-click Jasc Software Inc, as illustrated below.
You are looking for Corel with Paint Shop Pro X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7.





5/
Scroll, locate and double-left-click Paint Shop Pro - and select your version, as illustrated below.



6/
Then scroll, locate and double-left-click your Plugins folder, as illustrated below.



7/
Finally, select Move - as illustrated below.



You have completed the Transfer process, and your Plugins have been installed into your Plugins folder, you now need to direct (point), the Plugins/DLL files to Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 - as described below.

Open Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 - there is no need to open a New Canvas at this stage.

File Locations Dialogue Box (Important Plugin Optimisation)
From the top menu of Paint Shop Pro, select File then Preferences then File Locations.
You will then be presented with the following File Locations dialogue box



Paint Shop Pro 7



Paint Shop Pro 8



Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3



Paint Shop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7 File Locations



Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7, scroll the left-side pane, locate and click open Plugins.
Paint Shop Pro 7, left-click the Plugins tab - top right of the File Locations dialogue box.

Paint Shop Pro 7
You will then be presented with the following box, select the first entry line, as indicated below by the arrow, and click open the Browse tab. You will then see a Browse for Folder dialogue box - as illustrated
Here.

Note
If this is the first time you have installed Plugins - Folder 1, Folder 2 and Folder 3, will be blank.



Paint Shop Pro 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7

Highlight then left-click the Browse tab.



Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 - Identical instructions for the rest of this tutorial

You will then be presented with the following Browse for Folder dialogue box, now, scroll the folders - and highlight then left-click the Plugins folder, then select OK.



In the File Locations dialogue box, you will notice that Folder 1 - indicated by the red arrow for Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 - has (C:\Program File), etcetera, entered into it - this indicates that your Plugins folder is being recognised by Paint Shop Pro, and your Plugins are loaded and installed correctly.  Click OK to complete the process.






Paint Shop Pro 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7

X XI X2 +


Installing Future Plugins
Now that your Plugins folder has been loaded - and is recognised by Paint Shop Pro, whenever you install a new filter, simply unzip it to your Plugins folder, (or Copy and Paste it - depending on the Plugin type), and it will automatically be available from Paint Shop Pro’s Effects menu.  (Close - then reopen Paint Shop Pro, to complete the installation).

It is now time to load and test your new filters.  Therefore, close down any files and exit Paint Shop Pro, then reopen it.  Open the text or image you would like to apply your new filter to - ensuring it is on a Raster Layer.

And from the top menu, select Effects then scroll down - and highlight Plugins.
 


Then select Harry’s Filters.

Version2


Version 3


Select your choice of effect - then select OK.



Make A New Plugins Folder - Windows XP -
Windows 7 Click Here.
If you would like to file your Plugins in separate folders - or you find you have no Plugins folder to begin with - then make a new one. First, locate Jasc’s - or Corel’s main folders, (from Windows Explorer). 

Navigate To Core’s/JASC Main Program Files Folder: Windows XP

First, left-click Windows XP’s Start Menu.
 


Locate and double-left-click My Computer, and then locate and double-left-click Local C.



Now, locate and double-left-click Program Files.
 


Then locate and double-left-click Jasc Software Inc.
 


Paint Shop Pro X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 you are searching for Corel and not Jasc.



Locate and double-left-click your version of Paint Shop Pro.



And your Paint Shop Pro files will be displayed.



From the left-side menu, left-click Make a new folder as indicated by the arrow above, and you will be presented with a new folder, which will be highlighted, and ready to name.


Clear the text and enter a unique name for your new folder.
 


Then press the Return/Enter key, and a new folder will be created.
 


Remember, your Plugins folder will then have to be pointed to the
File Locations dialogue
box.


If you have followed my tutorial closely, your filters should be ready to apply and have fun with.

However, be prepared, sometimes Plugins will refuse to work with Paint Shop Pro;  I have many different filters added to Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 and after installing the DLL files and Plugin Commander Light; (all the best ones), are working well.

Note
If, for some reason, you need to reinstall Paint Shop Pro; the installing and directing your Plugins process needs to be repeated.

Navigate To Corel’s/JASC’s Main Program Files Folder:
Windows 7 (64 Bit)

First, left-click Windows 7’s circular Start Menu.



Then left-click Computer.



Double-left-click to open the Hard Disc where your main program files reside.



Then double-left-click to open the folder where your main program files reside.



Double-left-click to open the Corel Folder.



Now, double-left-click to open the Corel PaintShop Pro X4 folder.



Once inside, right-click over an empty area. Then select New and select then Folder, from the subsequent pop-up menus.

Right-click over an empty area.

Then type in a name for your new Plugins Folder - as demonstrated below.



Congratulations, you have successfully created a Plugins folder for PaintShop Pro X4, and it is ready to utilise. (It’s safe to close down all open Window Explorer Windows).

Run PSP As Administrator: Windows 7
If when running PaintShop Pro, it prompts you to Run As Administer: - right-click over PaintShop Pro’s Start Icon. And from the subsequent pop-up menu, right-click over the Corel PaintShop Pro menu, (this is found directly above the Unpin this program from taskbar menu). Now, from the subsequent pop-up menu, left-click Run as administrator - as illustrated below.

run as administarter

Warning! (If You Have A Copy Of Adobe Photoshop On Your Computer).
If you have any version of Adobe Photoshop on your computer, be warned: changing Paint Shop Pro’s File Location Preferences to hook-up with Adobe Photoshop’s Plugins is
Not Recommended. Hooking up Paint Shop Pro’s File Location Preferences to utilise Photoshop Plugins will almost certainly break Paint Shop Pro, requiring you to uninstall and reinstall Paint Shop Pro. (I speak from experience, so please, don’t do it).

You can still use Photoshop Plugins with Paint Shop Pro; however, install them into Paint Shop Pro - as fully demonstrated in this tutorial. It’s perfectly safe for Photoshop students to share plugins that have been installed into Paint Shop Pro’s program files simply by setting up Photoshop’s Preferences; as demonstrated here.

Paint Shop Pro XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 Folder Contents

Corel_01   Brushes
Corel_02   Bump Maps
Corel_03   Deformation Maps
Corel_04   Displacement Maps
Corel_05   Environment Maps
Corel_06   Gradients
Corel_07   Masks
Corel_08   Patterns
Corel_09   Picture Frames
Corel_10   Picture Tubes
Corel_11   Preset Shapes
Corel_12   Selections
Corel_13   Styled Lines
Corel_14   Swatches
Corel_15   Textures

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