ParticleShop

ParticleShop Help Center

Find answers to commonly asked questions and access video tutorials. This page is also available in a print-friendly PDF format.

What are the minimum system requirements? Back to Top

Supported applications

* In Corel AfterShot 3 and Corel AfterShot Pro 3, you need to set ParticleShop as an external editor. For information on setting ParticleShop as an external editor, see External Editor preferences in the Corel AfterShot Help.

Windows

* Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Mac

What is new in ParticleShop 1.5? Back to Top
How do I add ParticleShop to my image-editing application? Back to Top

ParticleShop is installed automatically in the plug-in folders of the following applications: Adobe CS5, Adobe CS6, Adobe CC Suite 2014 and later, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 and later, CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 and later, Corel PaintShop Pro X6 and later. In Corel AfterShot 3 and Corel AfterShot Pro 3, you need to set ParticleShop as an external editor. For information on setting ParticleShop as an external editor, see External Editor preferences in the Corel AfterShot Help. To use ParticleShop with other image-editing applications:

Tips

How do I start ParticleShop? Back to Top

To start ParticleShop in other image-editing applications, refer to the documentation on using third-party plug-in filters provided with your image-editing application.

How do I use the ParticleShop Quick Launch panel (Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and later)? Back to Top

Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 or later) users can take advantage of a panel to quickly duplicate a layer and open it in ParticleShop.

Why is the ParticleShop menu in my image-editing application grayed out? Back to Top

In ParticleShop, you can open only images in the 8-bit RGB color mode. If your image is in a different color mode, the ParticleShop menu is disabled. If you would like to use your image in ParticleShop, convert it to the 8-bit RGB color mode.

How do I modify an image? Back to Top

In ParticleShop, you can open only images in the 8-bit RGB color mode. If your image is in a different color mode, convert it to the 8-bit RGB color mode.

Notes:

What is the recommended workflow for applications that support layers and objects? Back to Top

ParticleShop (1.1 and later) includes a nondestructive workflow for applications that support layers or objects.

Video tutorial: ParticleShop nondestructive layer editing

What is the recommended workflow for applications that do not support layers and objects? Back to Top
How do I access brushes? Back to Top

Tips

How do I modify brushes? Back to Top

When the Brush tool is selected, you can quickly change the settings of a brush variant on the property bar. Some basic attributes are common to all brushes:

Other attributes are specific to the brush variant that you’ve chosen:

Depending on the brush that you select, additional controls may appear on the property bar. Experiment with these controls to achieve different effects.

How do I adjust brush size? Back to Top
How do I adjust brush opacity? Back to Top
How do I make brushstrokes respond to changes in stylus pressure? Back to Top

Brushstrokes can vary their opacity or size in response to changes in stylus pressure. For example, as stylus pressure increases, brushstrokes widen, just as they would with a real brush. As stylus pressure eases, brushstrokes taper.

How do I choose a paper texture or flow map? Back to Top
How do I change colors? Back to Top
Why doesn’t my brush leave any marks in the document window? Back to Top
How do I display and move the Color palette? Back to Top
How do I add glow? Back to Top
How do I blend brushstrokes? Back to Top

Tips:

How do I erase brushstrokes? Back to Top
How do I navigate in the document window? Back to Top

 

How do I revert all changes and start again? Back to Top
What is the maximum number of undo and redo steps? Back to Top

The maximum number of undo/redo steps is 32.

How do I reset all brushes to their original defaults? Back to Top
What is the recommended document view in Adobe Photoshop? Back to Top

We recommend that you work in the Photoshop default tabbed document view. If your image is in a floating window when you launch the plug-in, the floating Photoshop window may appear above the ParticleShop window and you may not be able to access the plug-in controls. Dock the image window in Adobe Photoshop before you start ParticleShop.

What video tutorials are available for ParticleShop? Back to Top

Video tutorial: Introduction to the ParticleShop User Interface

Watch more ParticleShop video tutorials on YouTube.

How do I restore brush packs that I purchased from within ParticleShop? Back to Top

If you reinstall ParticleShop or install it on another computer, you can restore the brush packs that you have purchased from within ParticleShop. Direct purchases from websites or third-party creators are not supported.

Need help? Back to Top

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You can also visit the Corel Knowledge Base, which contains articles written by the Corel Technical Support Services Team in response to questions by users.


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