re Photoshop elements 1

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ironsheikh, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Ironsheikh

    Ironsheikh Guest

    the scene:
    I have a photo , call it X, open in elements. I then cut a portion from
    another photo and paste it into/ontop? of X. I am then required to clone
    portions of X onto the new pasted bit. I am unable to do this as it is
    treating the pasted portion as a layer (I think).
    question: Is there anyway of getting elements to treat the above scenario as
    a single flat layer (thereby allowing me to treat the pasted portion equally
    as the rest of X)????
    thanks
    The IronSheikh
     
    Ironsheikh, Jan 7, 2004
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  2. Ironsheikh

    Charley Guest

    Go to "Window" and select "Show Layers". This will bring up a small window
    that will display thumbnails of the layers that you have. "Help" will tell
    you more about how to use this window.

    Your added image is on a second "layer" as you suspect and by merging or
    flattening you can combine the images of the layers into one. Go to "Layer"
    and then select "Flatten Image". This will combine the layers and you should
    then be able to do what you want to it.

    --
    Charley

    "Ironsheikh" <> wrote in message
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    > the scene:
    > I have a photo , call it X, open in elements. I then cut a portion from
    > another photo and paste it into/ontop? of X. I am then required to clone
    > portions of X onto the new pasted bit. I am unable to do this as it is
    > treating the pasted portion as a layer (I think).
    > question: Is there anyway of getting elements to treat the above scenario

    as
    > a single flat layer (thereby allowing me to treat the pasted portion

    equally
    > as the rest of X)????
    > thanks
    > The IronSheikh
    >
    >
     
    Charley, Jan 7, 2004
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  3. Ironsheikh

    Ted Kerin Guest

    Yes, but Ironsheikh should also learn that you really don't have to flatten
    the image in order to clone part of Layer 1 onto Layer 2 (although it sounds
    like the Sheikh doesn't think he wants or needs to keep the layers
    separate).

    In the alternative, Iron, you can go to your Layers window, select Layer 1
    (your X image), then go back to the image and use your clone tool to select
    the spot on image X where you want to start cloning from (in Windows it's
    Alt-click). [If you don't see the window that displays your different
    layers, go to Windows >>> Show Layers. You can choose which layer to work
    on, by clicking on it.]

    Then, go back to the Layers window, select layer 2 (the pasted-in bit); then
    return to your image and proceed to clone onto Layer 2.

    Like many things in Photoshop, it's easier to do it than to describe it.

    When you're happy with the result, you can flatten the image. Until then,
    you might find it handy to keep the layers separate, in case you mess up on
    Layer 2 or you want to move it a little.
     
    Ted Kerin, Jan 8, 2004
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