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Accessing Glyphs in PaintShop Pro

Posted on 24th October 2016
This tutorial will cover accessing glyphs in PaintShop Pro.

Glyphs enable you to create much more fancy designs very easily, as seen in our recent blog post Five Fancy Fonts to Enhance your Designs

fancy fonts blog post

Let's Begin...


1. Install the fancy font you wish to access glyphs in and open a design in Paint Shop Pro, We're using Lovely Melissa Font.

paintshop pro

2. Select the text tool and click within your document.

paintshop pro text tool

3. Select your fancy font at the top where it says 'Fonts'.

paintshop pro lovely melissa

4. Type in the text you wish to use in your design.

PSP typing font

5. Open Character Map on your PC.

character map windows pc

6. Select the 'Lovely Melissa' Font.

lovely melissa character

7. At the bottom of the window, check 'Advanced View', set Character Set to 'Unicode' and go to Group By > Unicode Subrange.

character map unicode subrange

8. In the new window that opens, click Private Use Characters.

private use characters

9. You will now see the fancy characters for the Lovely Melissa Font.

character map PUA glyphs

10. Find the character you wish to use, select it and click 'Copy' under the character panel.

copy glyph from character map

11. Go back into PaintShop Pro and double click your text with the select tool to edit it, highlight the character you wish to replace.

edit text paintshop pro

12. Press Control-V or go to Edit > Paste to replace the highlighted character with your fancy copied character.

paste glyphs paintshop pro

You can now use Fancy Glyphs and PUA encoded fonts with PaintShop Pro! Here are five recommended fancy fonts again:-
recommended fancy fonts

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