removing transform handles

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by JC Dill, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. JC Dill

    JC Dill Guest

    I have a file with my signature that I use as an overlay on my photos
    before printing. I want to pad the sides of the signature and then
    use "snap" to place it at the bottom right of the photo image, with
    the padding placing the sig inside where matting will lay over the
    edges of the photo when the photo is matted and framed.

    I enlarged the signature file's canvas size the right amount, but when
    I drag the layer onto my photo only the unpadded original "size" of
    the signature is copied and when I snap that layer into place the
    padding is ignored because it isn't there.

    When I view the signature file the text is surrounded by a box with
    transform handles. I can't get the transform handles to go away. I
    think this is why when I drag the layer I get just this portion of the
    file, not the entire file.

    Help!

    Thanks,

    jc
     
    JC Dill, Nov 16, 2006
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    edjh Guest

    When you talk about the "padding" are you talking about transparent
    areas? If there are no pixels there, the area will not be recognized.

    I would suggest you place your sig bottom right and then back off by
    using the Move tool. The arrow keys are handy for this. One click is one
    pixel; hold down Shift to move in ten pixel increments. If it's an
    action, write that into the action.
     
    edjh, Nov 16, 2006
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Try this - after you resize the canvas, set the pencil tool to one percent
    transparency, and draw a single pixel in one corner of the signature. This
    will extend the rectangular area around the signature, and give you the snap
    functionality.
     
    Mike Russell, Nov 16, 2006
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  4. JC Dill

    JC Dill Guest

    I put a pixel in the bottom right corner to protect the padding.
    There are several reasons this doesn't work well for my needs.

    jc
     
    JC Dill, Nov 16, 2006
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