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big fish
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      06-29-2011, 12:47 PM
I just recently purchased a new computer. I am now using Windows 7 Ultimate.
I upgraded my PhotoShop from CS2 to CS5. I have come across an issue that I
haven't been able to solve.

I create flyers that have a lot of layers. With CS2 I was able to open my
base file then drag new layers into it with no problem. Now when I open the
base file, I need to select "float the layer" before opening my other files.
Then when I open a new file to drag into the base file, it is opened
directly on top of the base file and I have to the float the layer before I
can continue. I have to do this with every new file I open which gets a bit
tedious after the 20th file.

I have searched the help with no results. I have gone through all the menu
commands to see if there was some setting I could change but I haven't found
it.

Does anyone have an answer for this?


 
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Paul Burdett
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      07-02-2011, 09:18 AM
Not sure if this is what you want, but you can put a file on another one by
selecting the move tool, dragging the opened file up to the tab of the other
file and without letting go of the left click on the mouse drag the mouse
back to the opened file. This will place the other file directly on top of
the opened one.

Paul


"big fish" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:iuf6tb$95d$(E-Mail Removed)...
>I just recently purchased a new computer. I am now using Windows 7
>Ultimate. I upgraded my PhotoShop from CS2 to CS5. I have come across an
>issue that I haven't been able to solve.
>
> I create flyers that have a lot of layers. With CS2 I was able to open my
> base file then drag new layers into it with no problem. Now when I open
> the base file, I need to select "float the layer" before opening my other
> files. Then when I open a new file to drag into the base file, it is
> opened directly on top of the base file and I have to the float the layer
> before I can continue. I have to do this with every new file I open which
> gets a bit tedious after the 20th file.
>
> I have searched the help with no results. I have gone through all the menu
> commands to see if there was some setting I could change but I haven't
> found it.
>
> Does anyone have an answer for this?
>



 
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Sir F. A. Rien
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      07-02-2011, 02:03 PM
Seems the later version have made it -=more=- difficult!

In PS7, just hold the control, click down and drag the image. It will be the
layer you have selected if the source has layers.

Adobe is well noted for making you repeat many steps each time. I suppose
the OP could create an 'action' and use it to 'float', select all, copy.
then move over and 'paste'.


"Paul Burdett" <(E-Mail Removed)> found these unused words:

>Not sure if this is what you want, but you can put a file on another one by
>selecting the move tool, dragging the opened file up to the tab of the other
>file and without letting go of the left click on the mouse drag the mouse
>back to the opened file. This will place the other file directly on top of
>the opened one.
>
>Paul
>
>
>"big fish" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:iuf6tb$95d$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I just recently purchased a new computer. I am now using Windows 7
>>Ultimate. I upgraded my PhotoShop from CS2 to CS5. I have come across an
>>issue that I haven't been able to solve.
>>
>> I create flyers that have a lot of layers. With CS2 I was able to open my
>> base file then drag new layers into it with no problem. Now when I open
>> the base file, I need to select "float the layer" before opening my other
>> files. Then when I open a new file to drag into the base file, it is
>> opened directly on top of the base file and I have to the float the layer
>> before I can continue. I have to do this with every new file I open which
>> gets a bit tedious after the 20th file.
>>
>> I have searched the help with no results. I have gone through all the menu
>> commands to see if there was some setting I could change but I haven't
>> found it.
>>
>> Does anyone have an answer for this?
>>

>


 
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John J Stafford
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      07-02-2011, 11:01 PM
You can do the same by holding the shift key as you drag.

In article <4e0ee271$0$3032$(E-Mail Removed)>,
"Paul Burdett" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Not sure if this is what you want, but you can put a file on another one by
> selecting the move tool, dragging the opened file up to the tab of the other
> file and without letting go of the left click on the mouse drag the mouse
> back to the opened file. This will place the other file directly on top of
> the opened one.
>
> Paul
>
>
> "big fish" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:iuf6tb$95d$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I just recently purchased a new computer. I am now using Windows 7
> >Ultimate. I upgraded my PhotoShop from CS2 to CS5. I have come across an
> >issue that I haven't been able to solve.
> >
> > I create flyers that have a lot of layers. With CS2 I was able to open my
> > base file then drag new layers into it with no problem. Now when I open
> > the base file, I need to select "float the layer" before opening my other
> > files. Then when I open a new file to drag into the base file, it is
> > opened directly on top of the base file and I have to the float the layer
> > before I can continue. I have to do this with every new file I open which
> > gets a bit tedious after the 20th file.
> >
> > I have searched the help with no results. I have gone through all the menu
> > commands to see if there was some setting I could change but I haven't
> > found it.
> >
> > Does anyone have an answer for this?
> >

 
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