With PSE 6 on OS X , I have the problem that whenever I want to alter the crop feature selection, it annoyingly wants to know better than me and snaps to the borders of the picture - but I just want to cut off some pixels. Which is simply impossible. This had not been the case with PSE 2.
Is there any way to turn off this "snap to"-feature? "Snap to grid" and "Snap to guides" are disabled.
Ah, and another one: How can I make an automatic selection of the complete content of a specific layer? Under PSE 2, this worked well in the Layer preview screen, now the feature has vanished.
Thanks for any help!
Try holding in the Command key as you move near the edge of a document while cropping.
Edit: Not sure what you mean about the layer preview screen. I have PSE2 on my old XP...just relooked and didn't see any feature like that.
Edit: If you mean that you can't load a layer's selection by command clicking on the layer's name in the layers palette, you now have to command click on the layer's thumbnail in the layers palette.
Sorry, Command wouldn't work; it snaps anyway.
As for selection (I meant the layer palette, sorry) I will try that.
Thanks for the quick answer!
Sorry, selction doesn't work with key combinations either. I must say I am quite upset that adobe cut down essential, though simple, functions they had already integrated in PSE2.
Not such a good product promotion indeed.
First enable viewing the grid in View>Grid, then you can uncheck Snap to Grid.
Sorry, still no change. It snaps right before the border of the available space to the border.
Well, I don't know why it's not working for you, but you can also fix it by setting the grid to a very tiny size so that it can't jump very far.
I'm using PSE8 with OS 10.6, and I experience the exact same problem. I've disabled "snap to," but to no avail. I did not experience this with an older version of PSE. It is immensely frustrating. In a similar manner PSE8 often will not allow me to position things precisely where I want them, instead it will "auto-align" them. Very annoying. Thus far I have discovered no setting or preference to overcome this.
I take it that your taking about the Select Layer Transparency command
in the pse2 layers palette?
To illustrate the points Terri and Barbara wrote:
Command-Click (on a two button mouse, thats left -click) on the layer thumbnail
in the layers palette to load the layers transparency (selection).
Holding down the command key while cropping should override the snap to edges.
THis has been really annoying me too!!!
It is a bug that needs to be fixed, but for the time being you can go into the second full screen mode and it doesn't happen. Just press 'TAB' and your tools will come back to the screen and you can work normally.
What are you having trouble with?
Which version of photoshop elements and operating system are you using?
Agreed, this is super annoying. My workaround... For example, let's say you want to crop a fine line off the top of the image.
Hope that's helpful.
Interesting that none of these answers resolved the problem for me.
To disable the snapping feature in Illustrator, I opened the 'view' tab and unchecked the 'smart guides' feature.
I will never understand software engineering's obsession with autoformattng features. They are ridiculously unhelpful and strangely difficult to disable.
Hope this helps!
Sorry. Still doesn't work.. the same problem still exists.