Picnik will stop working on 19th of april. And I don't like that because I always use Picnik for inserting text for a signature. So when Picnik stops I want a replacement. And that is Photoshop Elements 10. I allready have that so why shouldnt I use it. I also use Machinery HDR2. But that program doesnt have the option to insert text for a sig.
If I search for my question on Google all I get are youtube movies about how to custum made a sig in a picture using the text symbol. But that means I have to do it every time over and over again.
Q: Is there a way to create a layer with my signature in it, that I can use with ever new picture, just by inserting that layer? So I don't have to remake my signature every time?
asked Feb 19 '12 at 04:20
You are on the right track, what you need to do is create an image which contains your signature with a transparent background. Save this image as a Photoshop or GIF file because BMP and JPEG files can not be saved with transparent backgrounds.
Now whenever you need to add your signature to a new picture you can use the signature image as a layer.
There are a few different ways to use an image as a second layer. I use the full version of Photoshop with Adobe Bridge which allows you to open an image as a new layer. Not sure if you can do this with elements so if not try the following.
answered Feb 19 '12 at 11:43
I'm finding it hard to remember if the load files into stack command was introduced in CS3 or CS4 and I no longer have a copy of CS3 to test. However with CS3 you can definitely add the pictures as layers using the place command. Here is a step by step.
Open the first image in Photoshop, this is the one that you will be using as the background. Here I have used a picture that is just a yellow background but your picture can be anything you want.
Now click "File" then "Place"
Browse to where the second picture is stored on your computer
Click the image to select it then click "Place"
You will now see the image contained in a bounding box and on top of the original picture.
To resize the image press the shift key then click and drag any corner of the bounding box.
To reposition the image click inside the bounding box and drag the image.
When you have finished press "return"
Here I have made the image smaller and repositioned it to the bottom right hand corner.
If you still have problems then let me know what steps you get to and what happens.