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  1. My sis wanted me to ask a question.....

    HI!

    My sister is learning PSE (6, I think) and every time she drags an element into her document, it brings a white background with it, even though the original embellishment document is a .png and shows a transparent background. It has happened with several different designers kits. I'm not terribly familiar with PSE, but can't help thinking it must be some kind of setting.

    Can anyone help? TIA!

  2. I think I can help. After she drags the element into the document she needs to right click on that layer in the layers palette and choose-simplify layer.
    Another way instead of dragging go: select the element -go-edit -copy, select the document-go- edit -paste. I hope this works.
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  3. THANK YOU, Bozena! I'll pass the info along!

  4. Jen, what's happening is that in 5.0 and above, they have changed the way you drag png elements. They are treated as Smart Object which does not allow for transparency and alot of other enhancements.
    In these newer versions you cannot drag from the photo bin, which is what she is doing. She will need to drag from another active window (so have the item and the page side by side on the workspace)
    It's a little frusterating because in 4.0 and older you didn't have this problem. So it's just something go get used to. ;)
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  5. #5
    I can drag elements from the photo bin just fine, and I use 5. I tend to drag from the active window to an inactive window, though. Maybe she could try that?
    (ie, have the element open, and drag it to the photo bin)
    ~~Julie P.~~

  6. Not if you are dragging to a layout page. It will still bring it but it will show it with a little plus in the corner of the layer in the layers palette and it will not be able to perform some enhancements.
    So the new rule is keep thing handy in the photo bin, but drag from active windows only. ;)
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