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Posted 12/4/2012 by ashionista in Digital Scrapbooking
 

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Posted: 12/4/2012 11:31:55 AM
I downloaded a calendar template from Sweet Shoppe designs and once I opened it, realized the files are PNG files. I realized I cannot use clipping masks since the template is just one layer. One of the templates has spots for 2 photos. What is the easiest way to get my pictures in the template? I know I have to drag them underneath the template layer, but then one of them is overlapping the other. Do I have to crop them before putting them into the template? I hope my question makes sense!


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Beatrice
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Posted: 12/4/2012 12:12:39 PM
As long as you are not on a MAC you can separate the single png into layers by dragging a box around each spot and clicking cntrl J which will copy the photo spot onto it's own layer. If there's an easier way, I hope to read it here. I think you can also use the magic wand tool.
If you are on a Mac- sorry no help but I'm sure someone else will respond.

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Posted: 12/4/2012 12:29:33 PM
Thank you, Beatrice! I actually am on a MAC. But I did some googling and found an easy way is to use the eraser to erase the part of the picture I don't need after I place the first picture, but before placing the second. Is there really no way to separate a PNG into layers on a MAC? That seems so wrong! I'd love to be able to do that.


Ashley

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lizj
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Posted: 12/4/2012 12:44:24 PM
It's actually just the same on a Mac, but you would use command J instead of control J. There are a number of ways to do this, and erasing is one way (which, if that worked for you, go with it!). Another easy way, if, for example, the spot for the photo is at an angle, is once you've dragged the photo onto the template, use the lasso tool and draw the shape you need on the photo layer. Once you get the marching ants, click on inverse and delete and it will delete any part of the photo that exceeds the shape. Post again if you need more help, there is always more than one way to get it done!



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Posted: 12/4/2012 1:58:25 PM
Thank you, Liz!


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