Software & Apps Design How to Cut an Image Into a Shape With PaintShop Pro Make hearts, stars, and more with the Shapes tool in PaintShop Pro by Sue Chastain Writer Sue Chastain is a former Lifewire writer and a graphics software authority with web design and print publishing credentials. She's also skilled in WordPress administration. our editorial process LinkedIn Sue Chastain Updated on June 23, 2020 Design Graphic Design Photoshop Animation & Video 3D Design Tweet Share Email If you know how to cut pictures into shapes in PaintShop Pro, you can create photo collages and other fun projects. The Preset Shape tool offers a number of cutout options such as stars and hearts. Instructions in this article apply to Corel PaintShop Pro 2020. How to Cut an Image Into a Shape With PaintShop Pro To cut images into preset shapes in PaintShop Pro: Open PaintShop Pro, then open the picture file you want to cut out. Make sure either Essentials or Complete is selected under Workspaces so that you have access to the tools you need. Select Layers > Promote Background Layer. Select the down arrow beside the Shapes tool and choose Preset Shape. If you don't see the Preset Shape tool, select the plus (+) at the bottom of the toolbar to search for it. Select Shapes List under Presets. Choose a shape for your cutout. Place the mouse pointer in the center of the area in the picture you want to cut out. Click and drag to create the shape and make it the size you want. It doesn't have to be perfect yet; you'll be able to further adjust the shape as needed. Using the handles that surround the shape, adjust the size and rotation of the cutout shape. You can also reposition the shape to encompass what you want to cut out in the image by clicking and dragging. You can reduce the opacity of the shape layer so that you can better see how the shape is positioned in relation to the picture beneath it. When you are happy with the position of the shape, go to Selections > From Vector Object. Go to Image > Crop to Selection. In the Layers palette, either delete (by selecting the trashcan icon) or hide the vector shape layer. If the layers palette isn't visible, go to Palettes > Layers. Now you can copy and paste the cutout image to use it in another document, or save it as a transparent PSB or PNG file to use in other software.