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  1. Newbie Question

    I have a question about element files. I have seen elements that have groups. Like 3 ribbons together, like a swatch or a sheet of rhinestones. What are you supposed to do with them? are you supposed to somehow separate them? I was hoping someone could tell me. thanks
    Wenda

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    What program do you use? Mainly, I use PSE5.

    I take either the marquee tool or lasso tool, select the item on the page that I want to use then change to the move tool and drag the item onto my page. Who knows if that's the correct way or not, but it works!

    Hope that helps...

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    I do the same as you do Mel. I use either the of those tools as well to seperate the items. The same is true when the alpha comes as one sheet rather then a seperate file for each letter.
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    I've always used the crop tool and cut the element out that I wanted. Your way sounds easier, so I'll have to try that!

  5. Thanks everyone. I have not had much luck with the lasso tool. But I was going to use the eraser and I think your ideas might be easier.

    thanks

  6. Thanks for your question, I also have a hard time with the lasso tool. I mostly use PSP X2. I actually avoid purchasing scrap items if I know they will be on one sheet and have not had any luck separating any of the sheets I do have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugar_skull View Post
    Thanks for your question, I also have a hard time with the lasso tool. I mostly use PSP X2. I actually avoid purchasing scrap items if I know they will be on one sheet and have not had any luck separating any of the sheets I do have.
    If you are using PSP, it is very easy to separate them. If it is a simple shape such as a rectangle, I use the rectangle shaped selection tool and just copy and paste. If it is a more awkward shape, I use the point to point freehand selection tool and then copy and paste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twirlyjoy View Post
    If you are using PSP, it is very easy to separate them. If it is a simple shape such as a rectangle, I use the rectangle shaped selection tool and just copy and paste. If it is a more awkward shape, I use the point to point freehand selection tool and then copy and paste.

    How about in PS CS3? I haven't figured it out yet. :I Stupid me.....but would appreciate any help. LOL! :)

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    In PS CS3 I usally use the marqee or lasso tool to select the item I want to use and hold the ctrl key and cut it from the page


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkles View Post
    In PS CS3 I usally use the marqee or lasso tool to select the item I want to use and hold the ctrl key and cut it from the page
    Thanks. I have to try this out. :)

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