View Full Version : OMGosh!!!! Check out this tip!

07-09-2007, 08:18 AM
How does everyone not know about this?!?!?! (I wish I had before! lol)


07-09-2007, 08:48 AM
That's so cool!!!
I'm going to try that now!!!

07-09-2007, 08:57 AM
Thanks Amy. I did read that somewhere but didn't have a chance to try it and forgot about it so thanks for the reminder.

07-09-2007, 09:17 AM
Ok...I'm doing something wrong. I use PS 7.0. When I try to use the place option, in the file type field it only shows Parsable Formats (.AI, .EPS, .PDF, .PDP) and it won't allow me to see any other file type. Anyone else having this issue??

I was so excited about this tip!!!!!!! ACK!

Mag Henrey
07-10-2007, 01:57 AM
I'm having the same problem. Have tried it in photoshop elements 2 and 3

07-10-2007, 06:54 AM
I wonder if it works with PSE5?

07-10-2007, 06:56 AM
Now I'm not ashamed to say I didn't knew that!! Thanks Amy!!

07-10-2007, 08:09 AM
Hmmmm, I wonder if it won't work with elements, just cs2/3........sorry gals! I was just so darned excited to find this! The only thing I don't like about this is that you don't get a little preview window, but often I know what I want it's just a matter of grabbing it anyway!

07-10-2007, 08:14 AM
If you have ACDSee, you can highlight the file, then CTRL-E to open in Elements (there's a tut about it on the digiscrapinfo site)

07-10-2007, 08:33 AM
I tried it and it works, thanks for passing this on

07-10-2007, 10:26 AM
I use PSE4 and it definitely works with that. I tried it last night and loved it!! You go file>place>then choose your file that you want to open. I think it even save a little memory to work with, since my computer is so full and I run low sometimes!

07-10-2007, 04:33 PM
Did you also know...if you use the selection tool and make a selection of where you want to place that item before you use the place command, it will center it in the selection rather than the whole document!!

07-10-2007, 06:49 PM
hey everyone! glad you found this useful - I saw a bunch of incoming links to my blog from this site so I had to come see what the hub-bub was about ROFL!! This does not work for Elements 2 or 3 - it DOES for 4 and 5. Not for Photoshop 6 (and I think not for 7, I can't remember right now) ....DOES for PSCS2 and PSCS3 and Goldscraps -- WOW --- that's a GREAT extra bit of info for this! I will add that to my blog.

Christine Smith

07-10-2007, 07:15 PM
Oh my goodness! This is going to save so much TIME and PAPER (from keeping track of credits). Thanks so much for sharing!

07-19-2007, 09:08 PM
I wonder if it works with PSE5?

I just tried it with PSE 5.0 & it worked :biggrin:

07-30-2007, 08:26 PM
This is so helpful! I'm on a free trial of PSCS3 and I had been struggling with it quite a bit. I tried this out and everything I had been fighting with was no longer an issue! Thanks for the tip!

09-06-2007, 08:41 PM
Oh my goodness! This is going to save so much TIME and PAPER (from keeping track of credits). Thanks so much for sharing!

This is for PSE 5 only

I used to write all of my file names down on a piece of paper too but there's another trick that also works if you're opening multiple files at a time.

Open the files you're going to use the regular way File>Open or Ctrl>O, use the Move Tool (V) and drag your file from the photo bin UP to your blank scrapbook page. The bigger files like digital paper and photos take a little bit but smaller items move really fast. Now your layer name is your file name. As compared to when you drag your file down to your blank page in your photo bin it's named Layer 1, Layer 2, etc.

Save your scrapbook page as a psd file and you'll always know the file name for each layer.

09-07-2007, 07:21 AM
Wow, great tips!! Thanks for sharing!

12-14-2007, 10:24 AM
I was amazed to see an incoming link to my blog again from this page. I have more info on jazzing up your workflow in Photoshop and Elements on my blog - just finished a few days of detailed tutorials.

12-14-2007, 03:15 PM
I'm sure glad it was bumped so I could find it. Great little tip!!! Thanks Amy!!

12-15-2007, 03:29 AM
This sounds like such a great tip. I tried real hard to find a similar function in PSP8, but failed. :cry: