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07-08-2001, 11:11 AM
I'd like to do some skins, but have been unable to figure the layering process with this program. Anyone familiar with it, could you lend me a hand?
I followed the help topics where it says to open a new layer, but I can't apply it to the background.
07-08-2001, 11:49 AM
You need to double click on your "background" layer in your layers pane. This will turn it into a layer. You can name this layer if you want or can call it the default layer, which is Layer 0. It doesnt matter. Then you can add other layers as you wish. After you are finished, you have to flatten the image in order to save it as anything other than a .PSD file. You do this by going into the "layer" drop down box along the top right of the program. The "flatten layers" command is at the bottom. Then you'll be able to save it as a .jpg, .gif or whatever you desire. Hope this helps. Chris
07-08-2001, 10:10 PM
Thanks for your reply. However when I open a file to apply a new layer all this does is open a new image and I can't get the new one ( my photo ) on top of the GP-38 sample image.
I'm trying to overlay the nose with my photo. It is now in .jpg format. Should that be different? I also need to reduce the size of my photo to fit the sample image. I have to be missing something here.
07-09-2001, 07:48 AM
OK, when you open your new photo you can use the lasso tool or the marquee tool to select what you need. After that, you need to cut your selection out. Do this by pressing Ctrl + C. Create your new layer and hilite it. Then press, Ctrl + V to paste the nose (or whatever image) onto your new layer which is on top of your original layer. Then you can use the move tool to position it. To deselect your image after pasting it, use Ctrl + D. If you want to resize the image, do so before you cut and paste. Do this by finding the image size area. If you need to skew the image, make sure the "constrain proportions" box is not checked. Also, the original files are at a resolution of 72. You need to make sure your image is also set to a resolution of 72 so everything will size up right. Hope this helps. I kinda learned as I went. It got easier and if you know the least little bit about photoshop, then you'll get it in no time!
>Thanks for your reply. However
>when I open a file
>to apply a new layer
>all this does is open
>a new image and I
>can't get the new one
>( my photo ) on
>top of the GP-38 sample
>I'm trying to overlay the nose
>with my photo. It
>is now in .jpg format.
> Should that be different?
> I also need to
>reduce the size of my
>photo to fit the sample
>image. I have to
>be missing something here.
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