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    Unhappy Put new file into an open file (in its own layer)




    Expert advice needed!

    OK, this is surely something extremely simple...

    I have an open file - we'll call it the 1st file. I will add a background and some other images to it that are located in other psd files. But how? How do I get them in there?

    I want to add 2 images, (don't worry about getting into selection and pixels, shadows, edges, etc. the complex stuff is easy LOL) Anyhow, I have another file that I open. How do I get that entire image(or file) into the 1st file - into it's own layer - so I can edit, position, and transform it etc. as I need.

    make sense?

    What if there's a 3rd image/file that I want to open and add to yet another layer.

    Do I simply select the entire image and copy/paste it? I tried dragging it, knowing that would probably be futile. Anyhow, any and ALL advice on this surely simple procedure would be appreciated.

    There are some files with at least 8 files that I want to bring together into one image. Same thing, do I cut and paste them, or is there another way?

    All of these are psd files, btw. Would it make a difference if one was different, say a jpeg or tiff etc.

    THANKS!!!
    Emme

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    You are right, select all or part of your image and then Copy and paste.

    Automatically Your file will be on its own layer.

    It doesn't matter what sort of file it is.

    Resolution will affect what size your image comes in though.

    This is how i've always done it.

    BTW: so long as you have all or part of your image selected
    you should also be able to drag your files accross
    using the move tool.
    Last edited by benno32; April 26th, 2007 at 10:00 PM. Reason: Typo!
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    Smile benno's the best :-)


    Benno, you're a babe! Thanks! And you explain it so easily. Love it. I will try to drag the file like you suggest, because I remember reading that its best to try to avoid using cut and paste.


    Seriously, thanks so much for answering (and so fast too!)
    - Emme

    Originally Posted by benno32
    ....BTW: so long as you have all or part of your image selected
    you should also be able to drag your files accross
    using the move tool.
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    No problemo.
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    in PhotoShop Elements 7 I have never been able to get the 'copy n paste' nor the 'drag n drop' option to work, but I did find that if you got to 'File/Place...'' it will open a browser, you can then select the image you want to add, n it places the image into whichever layer that you had selected, afterwards it doesn't need simplifying to edit, either.

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