I'm hoping someone can give me a little help. I started digiscrapping last year when I lost my job and had more free time at home to spend on this wonderful hobby. I actually turned out a couple of pages from scratch! Then my motherboard died, and RadioShack sent my computer off for repairs to Puerto Rico in early January. Well, it didn't come back in 6 weeks like the salesperson said; it was more like 2 months. That was actually okay, though, because my apartment was robbed in February, and if my computer had been there, it would have been gone for good.
In the meantime, I also managed to bust my Achilles tendon while on vacation in Dominica, the "nature island" of the Caribbean. What a beautiful island! I'm lucky that I didn't fall while hiking to the Boiling Lake or Trafalgar Falls! Long story short, I couldn't sit with my feet down for a long time because of the swelling, so now, between the injury to my computer and to my foot, I seem to have forgotten everything I figured out how to do last fall. I was using Adobe Elements at the time, and now I can't even find that program on my machine.
When I opened the program I could find--Photoshop 7, I believe--I didn't know how to get the layer function to work for me. I opened a new 12x12 page and imported a background paper all right, but everything else after that went on top of the background paper and I couldn't move anything around. When I tried to use PaintShopPro, the .png files didn't work.
What do I have to do to get the layers working again?! Thanks very much for your help in advance. I am really puzzled by this ...