Introduction And Question
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:43 PM
My name is Cris... but according to my 5 yr old nephew my name is Aunty Zelda thanks to my brother. LOL
My digital scrapbooking journey started about 15 years ago. I started with Paint Shop Pro, then onto PS Elements, and now I'm using PS exclusively. I love the freedom and endless possibilities to digital scrapbooking and how "mess free" it is!
Although I'm not new to digital scrapbooking or scrap girls and am new to all these new and marvelous page templates. Well, they seem new to me. I don't know why I've held back on exploring these more. I do have a question about them. I understand the concept of the templates and know how to use the layers and masking in the psd files, but what are all the individual png files for? Some of the templates I've collected have upwards of 40 individual png files and just wondering what their use is.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:06 PM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:12 PM
You may have set a record for the time between you signed up and your first forum post. We're happy you're here!
I know some people who just use the psd files delete the png files. I think PSP can open the psd files too, but there are several more limited programs that will only accept the jpg and png files.
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:15 PM
Everyone has given you lots of information, so just wanted to say WELCOME to the friendliest little purple place on the planet for divi-scrapping, new friends, and a fabulous boutique.
And keep asking questions! We all do!
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:13 PM
I make a low-res jpg of the template PSD as a "Preview" and delete the PNG files, also, unless there's an interesting shape or texture that can function on its own as a mask. The PNGs are there for people who don't use PS or PSE (I used to be one of them, and really appreciated those files.)
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:52 AM
You can always go back to the zip file and extract them if you find that you need them in the future.
Looking forward to seeing your Layouts in the forum!
Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:16 PM
It is so nice to meet you!
Our more recent products include the PSD files but older products do not, as they were created when smaller downloads were needed because many of our customers were on limited bandwidth. So if you purchase a product and only receive the PNGs, just place them in your Photoshop document as separate layers.