Float the layer issue

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by big fish, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. big fish

    big fish Guest

    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

    Does anyone have an answer for this?
    big fish, Jun 29, 2011
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  2. big fish

    Paul Burdett Guest

    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 Burdett, Jul 2, 2011
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  3. 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'.
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jul 2, 2011
  4. You can do the same by holding the shift key as you drag.
    John J Stafford, Jul 3, 2011
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