Adobe Photoshop 2.0

  hayeside 19:37 03 Oct 03

I am trying to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop 2,0 to create a set of layered photos that I can then transfer to CD to have printed. I have acoloured background which I can scan in ona Canoscan 8000, plus several colour photos I need to set up over the top. Each time I try to set up the background and then select one of the photos as 'layer 1', the program changes the photo to 'background'. No where in the help or tutorials can I find out how to set each one up. I am desperate to create a photo montage of local buildings over a hand painted road map.

You fellow computerists have always come up trumps in the past, so hopefully somebody out there acn help me out. I wait to hear from you.

  marjted 23:13 03 Oct 03

I'm not familiar with PS2 my earliest experience of the PS family was Photodeluxe HE3, but have used more current versions.
In order to 'layer' the photos on your background, are you opening them in the active window and then dragging each one into place on top of the background? Each one, when it is opened will be the 'background' layer, it is only when it is laid on top of the background by dragging it that it can become a layer in your new image.
Hope this is of use but do post again with more details of what you are doing to get the images into the new layered image and we'll have another shot at helping.

  minter 19:22 06 Oct 03

Are you sure it is Photoshop that you are using, I think it is more likely to be Adobe Elements.

Elements is a cut down version of Photoshop, which is quite often given away with scanners, cameras, etc.

When you start in either, your first layer is always the "background" layer. If you want to move is over another layer copy it (activate the "background" go down to the bottom of the layers pallete and click on the copy icon). You can then switch the background layer off and move the copy anywhere you want.

Hope this helps, if not give a little more details of your prob.

  hayeside 18:16 26 Oct 03

Am using Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0.

Problem is how to load each photo as a seperate layer. How do I load each photo and then give it a layer number.

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