Duplicating Layers within Layouts Tutorial
would be very similar)
Let’s say you’ve changed the colors of the Winter
Wonders.psd layout (see tutorial on changing colors) and now want to
delete the two red brads that clash with the plum color you’ve changed
the photo mats to. It’s so simple!
Open Adobe Photoshop Elements
Open “Winter Wonders.psd” from your CD drive (File/Open)
and open the Layers Palette on the right as shown below. Note: the
layouts on your CD will have the photos faded out.
Select the top red brad by clicking on it in the Layers
Right click on this top red brad layers and the
following selections will appear. Click on Delete Layer and then
Click on Yes when asked to confirm Deletion.
Delete other red brad in same manner.
So now, your layout really needs some help as you’re
missing two brads! Don’t worry; we’ll fix that in a jiffy.
Open the Layers Palette again and select any of the
black brads. Right click on the brad layer, and select Duplicate
Duplicate Layer Dialog Box will appear. Rename new brad
to name of your choice and the default destination is the current
layout. Press OK. Note: you can duplicate layers to other files, as
well, which is very useful for copying embellishments from one layout
With the Select Tool, select the new brad, which will
have been placed right on top of the brad you duplicated.
Once selected, just drag where you want it, which should
be where the red brad was.
Repeat for second copy of brad.
Now you can look with pride on your color coordinating
brads! Remember to save as a new file on your hard drive.