I've recently purchased PSE11 after years of using Jasc & Corel's Paintshop Pro (PSP).
When adding textures to an image in PSP, I would:
a) copy the image of the texture into the clipboard,
b) create a new raster layer in the image I wish to add the texture,
c) select all and then Paste into Selection.
PSP would paste the texture into the new layer and resize it to fit the dimensions of the background layer.
in PSE11, I can duplicate steps a through c, but I must then select the new layer and apply free transform and manually resize the layer to fit the underlying image.
Is there anyway of forcing the free transform commend to automatically resize the layer? Or is there a better command to use to achieve the same thing?
Any help appreciated. TIA
Adobe Photoshop Elements Version: 11.0 (11.0 (20120922.r.32287)) x32
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:7, Stepping:7 with MMX, SSE
After reading your compairing workflow to Corels PSP.
In PSE Editor you don't have the direct option to directly fit the paste part to background .
please do as-
1)Paste the texture on the image.
2)Press ctrl+T- for transformation.
3)Adjust it to fit the background as you want.
Here's a script that should work:
Unzip and copy the Add Texture.jsx to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11\Presets\Scripts folder
Then start or restart the pse 11 editor and the script should be Under File>Automation Tools>Add Texture
I didn't write the script, but just made it available under the automation tools menu.
The script came from here: http://www.scriptsrus.talktalk.net/
If you would rather have a plugin, then this is good one:
Put the unzipped folder into:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11\Plug-Ins
and start or restart the pse 11 editor.
Many thanks, Bridge_Maestro and R Kelly for yoru many suggestions.
- The Flie --> Place command does partially automate what I want in that it creates a new raster layer and appllies the transform command to the texture. I then need to manually resize.
- Applying texture as greyscale would defeat the effect of some textures to effect the tone (colour) of the image.
I'll play with R. Kelly's other two suggestions, and hope one of them will give me what I want.
Again, thank you both for all your help