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Try the New 2018 Trending Colors Palette

2018 Trending Colors - A Palette Freebie for ProShow 9

It’s a new year! This means that new color trends are making their debut. So we have created our very own complimentary hand-picked selection of ‘2018 Trending Colors’ to incorporate into your slideshows. This sharp and contemporary color palette is filled with strong hues representative of modern style and progression. This palette is perfect for a stylish year ahead and for savvy avant-garde slideshow creation.Continue reading

Candy Coated Colors Freebie Palette

Candy Coated Colors - A Palette Freebie for ProShow 9

It’s time to celebrate delicious sweets, sweethearts, & close friends! Are you ready to craft a colorful slideshow to share with your special someone? Enjoy this complimentary hand-picked selection of ‘Candy Coated Colors’ to incorporate into your super sweet slideshows.

This wonderfully fun color palette is filled with vivid hues similar to bursts of color found in super nostalgic candy coatings and sweets. This palette is perfect for Valentine’s day or for some super sweet slideshow creation.Continue reading

Masking Basics: Transparency Masks

In ProShow Producer you can use transparency masks to creatively control the visibility of images and videos in your slides. Any image can be used as a transparency mask unlike grayscale masks, which rely on light vs dark colors. The only things that matter when you use transparency masks are the size, shape and location of the masking layer.Continue reading

Masking Basics: Grayscale Masks

Create visually stimulating effects with masking in ProShow Producer. Masking is a powerful tool that gives you the ability to conceal and reveal underlying layers.

Follow along in this quick step-by-step tutorial video using the grayscale mask to control the visibility of your images. A basic rule to remember for grayscale masking is light reveals and dark conceals. Get started!Continue reading

Top 5 Transition FX for Winter Slideshows

It’s definitely felt like winter recently here in Texas! If you’re like us and rarely see snow then photographs are a must, or maybe you like taking photographs of the winter season regardless. Gather up your wintery landscape and falling snow photos, people enjoying the season, and anything else that screams winter to build a ProShow slideshow. We rounded up a few of our favorite winter transition FX that will help bring your photos to life. You’ll love the seasonal vibe your slideshow will have with these fun effects. Try them out!Continue reading

ProShow Plug-in for Lightroom

If you’re using ProShow and Lightroom, our free ProShow plug-in is a must-have tool. It makes exporting your photos and videos from Lightroom directly into a new or existing ProShow slideshow easy and hassle-free.Continue reading

Try the Slideshow Calculator Tool

Slideshow Calculator

Before you start building your slideshow do a little pre-planning with our ProShow calculator. This is a handy tool if you aren’t sure how long your slideshow should be. The calculator lets you gauge how many images to use in your slideshow to match the length of music. Try using different variations of pieces of content vs music to see what your slideshow’s pace will be like. Continue reading