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Photoshop Elements 11 New File Help

Feb 18, 2013 11:20 AM

I am trying to create a new file in Photoshop Elements 11 (Trial Edition). I click new file and it pulls up. I resize the work area to what I need and all. I am waiting to place multiple images in the file but am not sure how to do this. I am sure it is something with layers but messed around for a few hours and still couldn't figure it out. Basically my file size needs to be 980x250px and I want to place 3 images in the work area plus add text. Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

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Mark

 
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:27 AM   in reply to firstcapfire

    Hi Mark

     

     

    Click File >> Open and select all of your photos

    That will add them to the photo bin

    Then select File >> New >> Blank File

    Select background color White (or whatever you prefer) and add your width and height for your final image (set resolution 72 for web usage or 240 to 300 for printing) then click OK

    In the project bin click your first photo and drag it up into the main window on top of your new background.

    Click on the move tool and click in the center of the photo and drag to arrange it where you want on the background - you can hold down the shift key to maintain original proportions whilst dragging the corner handles of the bounding box to get the size you want.

    Do the same with the next photo (drag it up into the main window) and use the move tool to position it. Then continue with each image.

    Finally Click Layer >>Flatten image and save as jpeg. (Save as PSD if you want to preserve the layers for editing again)

     

     

    N.B. as you add images they get dropped in the center. So you need to use the move tool to drag them apart. Click in the middle of one and move it around, and then the others until you get them positioned as you want.

     

      

     

     
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 18, 2013 11:36 AM   in reply to firstcapfire

    Have a look at "The Missing Manual" by Barbara Bundage. It's very good.

     
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