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Question re: Paste into Selection

Feb 20, 2013 6:34 AM

Tags: #pse11

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


- Gene


System info:

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

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    Feb 21, 2013 11:54 PM   in reply to DEHealy

    Hi ,


    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.

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    Feb 22, 2013 12:20 AM   in reply to DEHealy

    See if Filter>Render>Texture Fill works.

    (textures have to be in the grayscale image mode and .psd file format)


    Also File>Place

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    Feb 22, 2013 1:21 AM   in reply to DEHealy

    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:

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    Feb 22, 2013 3:11 AM   in reply to DEHealy

    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.





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