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I scan an image-I click on layers tab-the small window opens but the opacity, lock windows are grayed out and there are no A_B+C_D etc. Just one small window?...

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    Default OPening layers palette

    I scan an image-I click on layers tab-the small window opens but the opacity, lock windows are grayed out and there are no A_B+C_D etc. Just one small window?
    almichaud Guest

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    Default Re: OPening layers palette

    Almichaud,

    That's because the single layer is a background. Backgrounds have limited
    functionality (to protect them, I think...)

    You can convert the background to a layer by double-clicking on it in the
    Layers palette. Then the items you mention would no longer be greyed-out.

    I would recommend, however, that you leave your background intact and,
    instead, work on a copy of it as a layer.

    You can do this via the menu (Layer -> Duplicate Layer), or the Layers
    palette (click-drag the background to the "new layer" icon at the bottom of
    the palette... the center one that looks like a small square with one
    corner turned up), or, also in the Layers palette, right-click on the
    background and choose Duplicate Layer from the context menu (don't fiddle
    with the Destinaton portion of the dialog).

    HTH,

    Byron


    Byron Gale Guest

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