I have been looking at tutorials for the last 2 days, and I still cannot figure out how to even do the most simplest thing. I have photoshop cs2. I also purchased 2 different calendar kits. I figured out how to get my background but I am wondering how can I do the layers. So I can put the month name over the patterned background AND not have a hge white box surrounding the month name.
I am so frustrated right now, it is unbelievable!!
There is a layers pallette in Photoshop......and you'll see items on each layer. You just have to drag each layer in that pallette on top or below the other layers in that pallette. I believe it's under Windows/Layers. Anytime you "flatten" layers (Layer/Flatten Image) you may get that white background.
I bought both the kit by Christy Lyle and another one by Heather Ann Melzer & Gina Cabrera. The backgrounds are .jpg, and the accents & month titles are opened up through adobe image reader. I can't figure out how to move it from the image reader to photoshop without having the white around the image.
Also when I want to add a picture I open it in photoshop, resize it then layer it right?
Sorry to be so dense about all this. I thought this was easy, boy was I wrong.
It sounds to me like you need to unzip the files first by using an unzip program like Winzip. If you have Windows XP, it has a built in unzip program called "Extraction Wizard". Once your files are unzipped, you should be able to open them without getting any error messages. HTH!
I finally got it to work. WOO HOO!!! It is so basic because I just wanted to make sure I could add all the pieces together, save it and print one out to see the quality. I'm think I don't have enough brain power to figure out how to upload it now.
I am very embaressed to say that it was user error....i did not unzip the files properly.
Sorry for my stupidity, but thanks for all the patience!!!!!!!!!
I wonder if when you extract you're still trying to open the zipped file inadvertantly (very easy to do ) Make sure that the .png you're trying to open is in the new file that is created when you unzip, not the original one you downloaded.