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Opening multiple images

Feb 8, 2013 8:26 AM

Tags: #photoshop_elements_9

I have been unable to open multiple images and retain them on separate layers

 
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    Feb 8, 2013 9:17 AM   in reply to wordswoth

    How are you going about this? What happens?

     

    Do you want entire images (pictures) to be on separate layers, or, do you want objects that are selected to be on separae layers?

     
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    Feb 8, 2013 10:50 AM   in reply to wordswoth

    If you're using PSE 11, you must go to the editor preferences>general and turn on Allow floating documents in Expert Mode, then to window>float all in windows, if you want to have several image windows open in the workspace at once. Or you can use the layout menu at the bottom of the screen to arrange image tabs, if you prefer them.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 3:43 AM   in reply to wordswoth

    What are you trying to do?

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:41 AM   in reply to wordswoth

    Open all the images then select the A4 sheet by double clicking on it in the photo bin or create a new blank file.

     

    Then drag each image separately up into the main window (e.g. drop on top of the A4 sheet)

     

    Aeparate layer should be created automatically for each image.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 10:41 AM   in reply to 99jon

    Bob,

     

    You can open both images and have them on separate layers, but the top layer is the one visible on screen at full layer opacity. In order to see part of the layer below, you need to "punch a hole."

     

    In this example there is a sky picture for the background, and a picture of cabanas with a drab sky above this.

     

    I used the magic wand tool to select the drab sky, then deleted the drab sky, allowing the "new" sky to to be visible..

     

    You can do this with a mask as well.

     

    http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1QhxKReyGGdNHNtOOGy15nekbNe8 h

     
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:32 AM   in reply to wordswoth

    You're welcome.

     
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