Step 1

Open up an image in PSP, or copy this one I’m using of Seth Green if you like:

Punk Dots Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 2

Go to ‘Colours’ > ‘Decrease Colour Depths’ > ‘2 colours’, and change your settings to these:

Punk Dots Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 3

Then go to ‘Colours’ > ‘Increase Colour Depth’ > ’16 million colours’.

Step 4

Press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘C’ (copies the layer) then ‘Ctrl’ and ‘Z’ (undoes the punk dots) then ‘Ctrl’ and ‘L’ (recreates the punk dots as a layer).

Step 5

Go to ‘Layers’ > ‘Properties’, and set the opacity to somewhere between about 12-30%. If you do it much higher, you’ll lose a lot of the image’s colour. Your end result should look something like this:

Punk Dots Paint Shop Pro Tutorial