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Rynonut Mom
07-18-2005, 12:08 AM
I have PS7 and am having problems using the template from the Endless Summer Chat. Am I having a brain fart (excuse me :) )? Because the directions aren't working for me. Are they written for a different version of PS? Can anyone give me directions on how to use them in PS7? Thanks so much!!!

07-18-2005, 03:27 AM
It came with directions?...lol...I didn't even bother to look.

Here is what I did(I also use PS7):
-First open up the paper that you want to use with your template, the paper that you want to cut out.

-Create a new layer by dragging the template on top of the paper.

-In your Layers palette(sp?), click on the layer with the paper.

-Click 'Ctrl' and click on the layer with the template. This should give you the marching ants.

-Now click 'Ctrl' and j at the same time. This will give you a new layer in your palette that has your cut out made from the template and the paper.


Hopefully I didn't confuse you further, let me know if you need help =)

07-18-2005, 11:04 AM
The way I use templates is:

create a new layer and put your template on that layer

put your paper on a layer on top of the template layer

hit ctrl-g to group those two layers together

now you can play with the position of the paper to get just the right part showing (use the move arrow to do this)

once you've gotten the paper in the right position, link the paper layer and the template layer together

then merge linked layers

continue with your LO :)

HTH and that I didn't confuse you even more.

Rynonut Mom
07-18-2005, 12:49 PM
Thanks you guys! When I have time later, I will try it and see if I can get it to work. Off to vacuum!