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How do we export a single object, multiple objects, or selected layers?

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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How do we export single objects or groups of selected objects in a multi-layer image?

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Export to where?  Another open image?  If so (and if you do not have floating windows enabled), select Tile from the Window>Images> menu.  This will open up your two (?) images side by side.  Select your multiple layers and click and drag the layers to the other image.

 

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Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

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Thank you for the reply Greg.  Our desire was to save only the selected layers out as a new image file.  Initially, we tried to export, but the export option was dimmed.  Ultimately, we tried to use 'Save As' but it was including layers that were marked as hidden.  Not sure what the glitch was, but after a refresh of the program we can now save out the visible layers only as a new image file.  We appreciated your suggestions on dragging layers from one open image to a new image.  Thank you.

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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@LemonPeeler ,

It's not easy to understand your question because you are using two words which don't describe what you mean when dealing with Elements.

Object:

In other softwares like Illustrator or Indesign, objects are clearly defined as graphical components of an image. There is no precise meaning of objects in Elements.  It's "anything" in the image, in its components, its properties.

Export:

If you are curious about what that means for Photoshop, have a look at the hundreds of discussions following a recent change in the 'save', 'save as' or 'export' commands. We don't suffer the same issue with Elements, but really "Export" is only significant for the organizer, not for the editor.

 

"Layers" are clearly defined in Elements, and Greg has given a good answer about moving them between opened files. If you mean saving selected layers into new files, that's also possible. Thanks for giving more precisions.

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Dec 03, 2022 Dec 03, 2022

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Thank you for your reply, Michel.  We appologize for the confusion caused by our poor terminology as an infrequent user.  Thank you for clarifying the proper definitions.

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