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Madi
05-14-2008, 03:13 AM
I use PSE 5

I am always having trouble moving around elements that are transparent, like acrylic elements.
I select the right layer, use the move tool but mostly end up moving something in another lower layer.

I have already tried with making other layers invisible but there has to be an easier way!

Any suggestions anyone?

Thanks,

seniorgal
05-14-2008, 05:20 AM
I take a small element like a button or flower, anything I may be using, and link the layers. Then I move the transparent element with that, and delete it when I'm done.

Cat
05-14-2008, 06:23 AM
Have you tried zooming right into the element, my zoom tool is my friend in PSE especially when moving tiny or transparent elements. The shortcut in PSE is ctrl and +

Cynthia
05-14-2008, 10:14 AM
Or you could click on auto select layers so only the layer you need to move is active, until you select another one.

madigirl
05-14-2008, 12:29 PM
Okay Mom, i'll explain how I do it one more time, especially for you;)


This is your page:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/madigirlscraps/vb1.jpg

Select the layer of the object you want to move in the layer palette, you'll see this:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/madigirlscraps/vb2.jpg

Now just click on a corner or the little circle below, like this:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/madigirlscraps/vb2b.jpg

Then you get this:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/madigirlscraps/vb3.jpg

Now click in the square and drag your object to the place you want it:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/madigirlscraps/vb3b.jpg

Now if it's on the right place:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/madigirlscraps/vb4.jpg

Click on the green V and your object is moved.

madigirl
05-14-2008, 12:31 PM
oops, they turned out bigger than I expected

~*Lainebean*~
05-14-2008, 03:36 PM
LOL great tips, everyone!! :D yeah, i just usually try to grab the edge, where it ususally isnt transparent... if you kwim.. thanks for the tips dudes.. lol.. and awesome ss' maya.. LOL ;)

VickiStegall
05-15-2008, 05:41 PM
WOW Maya & Barb - I never thought of doing it either of your ways.

The way I normally do it is to select the layer in the layer palette, then tediously and slowly move it over using the arrow keys on my keyboard lol

faerywings
05-16-2008, 05:54 AM
Maya- too funny!!!

t_a_l_i
05-16-2008, 10:00 AM
:) Great tips everyone! Maya - that is the same way I do it. It took me forever to figure that out!

Madi
05-16-2008, 11:03 AM
Thanks for all the great tips everyone. Fun to read how many different ways there are to do the same thing.

digiVixen
05-17-2008, 02:49 AM
ditto what Maya said! :D

Amanda1201
05-18-2008, 09:25 PM
Dang Maya!! you should pop that over in the tutorial section!!!!!! GREAT step by step directions!!! (that's how i do it too!!)

LSlycord
05-19-2008, 05:29 AM
Amanda's right Maya. That was a great step-by-step tutorial. You should get it out there where people can see it.

madigirl
05-19-2008, 10:58 AM
Dang Maya!! you should pop that over in the tutorial section!!!!!! GREAT step by step directions!!! (that's how i do it too!!)

Amanda's right Maya. That was a great step-by-step tutorial. You should get it out there where people can see it.

Would love to do that, but then i need a tutorial on how to do that.. LOL

Amanda1201
05-19-2008, 11:15 AM
lol!! i'll do it for you! do you mind?

Amanda1201
05-19-2008, 11:55 AM
ok... it's out there! :) great work Maya!!!! THANKS!!!!