I'm new here. In Photoshop Elements 8, I want to paste a transparent logo onto a artwork image. The artwork is a BMP file and the logo is a png file. When I drag the logo, it won't paste. I see a circle with a slash. I tried converting the file to RGB because it said an index color file won't work. After converting the logo to RGB color, I can paste, but now the white background is transferred. I want the transparent file to transfer. I verified that the logo file has a transparent background. Can't figure it out?
Are you dragging from the project bin?
One way to do it is to right click on the transparent layer, choose Duplicate Layer and then choose your other document in the Destination dropdown menu.
In the document with the transparent layer, make sure the transparent layer is the active layer, then Select>All, Edit>Copy. (not copy merged)
Then switch to the other document and Edit>Paste.
You can also drag layers between documents using the move tool, but it can be a little tricky if your using tabbed documents.
Go to the Arrange Menu to put the images side by side and use the move tool to drag your layer from one document to the other.
(drag from the document, not from the layers panel)
The first screen: The way I always paste images, I simply left click and drag. You can see that logo is transparent and left the screen. The circle with a slash thought it was in lower right hand side of the main image did not copy. Main image is a BMP rgb file. Logo image is a PNG index file. This particular logo image is giving me a problem. Never had a problem prior.Second image: When I drag the logo image from Project Bin into main image, I get this window. When I convert the index file into rgb, I can paste but the background copies like this:
You got the image into the target image, but your logo isn't transparent to begin with.
In other words in your first screenshot the skin base.org is on a white background
and that's why your seeing the white surrounding the logo.
Added: In photoshop elements transparency is represented by a checkered area like this:
Message was edited by: R_Kelly
Europe, Middle East and Africa