The Print Shop 5.0 User Guide

This User Guide is designed to help you learn the software. Be sure to also check out the Video Tutorials and the Blog for additional ideas. To access the User Guide, either click on a topic to the left, choose a commonly accessed topic below, or search for a topic above.

In addition to the information available in The Print Shop 5.0 User Guide, Technical support is also available if you encounter an issue with the software. Solutions to common technical issues can be found using these links, or if necessary report a problem to our Support team.

Filling an Object with an Image

You can also fill an object with an Image.  To make this simple we are going to use this as a step-by-step example with a shape.

  1. Insert a Shape into your Project.
  2. Click on your Shape.
  3. The Shapes Tab will appear.
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  4. Click on the Fill Drop Down.
  5. Click on the option for image.
  6. Click on Fill with Clip Art.
  7. Choose an Image from the Image Gallery.
  8. Now your shape will have an image inside.

Fill Effects

Once your shape has a fill image the Fill Effects Tab will become available to you.


From the Fill Effects tab you can:

  • Change your Image - sets a different Image
  • Change the Fill options:
    • Fill - stretch the Image to fill the object completely
      Note:  This may cause distortion of the image if it is not the same shape as the object you are filling
    • Uniform - stretch the Image to fill the object as completely as it can without distorting the image
    • Uniform to Fill
    • None - does not stretch the image
  • Set your Tiling options
    • Click on the tile button to turn tiling on or off
    • Preserve Aspect Ratio - keeps your image from stretching too far in any one direction
    • Adjust Width - fits more in a row next to one another
    • Adjust Height - fits more on top of one another
  • Free-form - allows you to move your Image around by using the scale horizontal and vertical options
    • Change Scale - increases and decreases the size of your image
    • Shift Horizontally - moves your image to the left and right
    • Shift Vertically - moves your image up and down

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