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How do I use a PNG or .png frame?
In order to use the frames, you'll need to download and unzip them. Your computer probably came with unzip software already loaded. If not, there is a list of free unzip programs at TheFreeSite.com: Unzipping and Compression Freeware
We can't recommend any of these specifically, but it will give you a starting place.
Once the file is unzipped, open the .png frame in Photoshop or PSE by
selecting File | Open, then browsing your computer for the unzipped folder.
Make sure you are selecting the .png frame (not the preview.)
Open a new document or a piece of background paper the same way (File | Open.) Also open a photo using the same steps.
Click and drag the photo onto your background paper.
Click on the frame to make it active (which makes it the large preview in the editing window.) Now click and drag the frame on top of the photo/background paper document in the Project bin (or onto your background layer if you are in Photoshop.)
To change the order of your layers:
Resize your photo using the corner handles.
Another way to erase away the excess photo area is to
delete it. Here's how:
1. After you have placed the photo behind
the frame, select the frame layer in the Layers Palette.
3. Click once inside the frame window that you are filling with the photo.
4. Type Ctrl + Shift + I (Mac: Cmd + Shift + I) or Select > Inverse from the Menu bar to select the inverse (marching ants around your area and the outer perimeter of the page).
5. Select the photo layer.
6. Press the delete key or backspace key on your keyboard. This will delete all of the picture that was outside of your desired area.
7. Type Cmd + D (Mac:Ctrl + D) to deselect (get rid of the ants).
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