Inability to move and resize objects

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Jan 14, 2011 Jan 14, 2011

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Hi,

I'm new to photoshop and been taking a crash course in figuring things out to design a book cover for a cookbook I am publishing.  I've got everything pretty much how I'd like it, but several times I'm unable to acess certain items on the screen.

For instance I have a 1/2 inch blue bar I've inserted that runs across the top of the cover.  Under it I inserted a 1/4 inch red bar.  I realized the red bar wasn't exactly the same length as the blue bar but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get to it to adjust it.  I clicked on the layer it's on, on the side - tried moving the layer up and down - tried making all the other layers invisable.

I'm sure it's something very simple I'm missing, but it's really bothering me.  Other than that I love the program and it's perfect for designing book covers if you don't mind the learning curve.

cookbookwriter

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People's Champ , Jan 14, 2011 Jan 14, 2011

In photoshop elements, transform is under Image>Transform.

Also if you select the move tool and click on one of the corner handles

that lets you transform also. (show bounding box needs to be checked in the

tool options bar when the move is selected to see the corner handles)

transform.png

pse8-transform.png

For future reference there is a photoshop elements forum:

http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_elements

MTSTUNER

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Advocate ,
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Try this:  Select the layer that contains the bar you want to change in the layers panel and select Edit - Free Transform from the menu bar at the top of the screen.  You should then be able to change the size of the bar by dragging the edges or enter a value for width and height.

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New Here ,
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Thanks for your help.  I knew it had to be something simple I had missed.  I am using Photoshop Elements 9 and it doesn't have Free Transform listed in the edit menu.

Any other possibilities?

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This is the forum for Photoshop, not Photoshop Elements.  You might be lucky and someone here may have both programs, but your chances of getting help with Elements are much greater if you post your question in the Photoshop Elements forum http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_elements

Good luck!

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People's Champ ,
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In photoshop elements, transform is under Image>Transform.

Also if you select the move tool and click on one of the corner handles

that lets you transform also. (show bounding box needs to be checked in the

tool options bar when the move is selected to see the corner handles)

transform.png

pse8-transform.png

For future reference there is a photoshop elements forum:

http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_elements

MTSTUNER

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People's Champ ,
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I forgot to add, once you finish transforming, check the the green checkmark

to commit the transform.

transform2.png

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2011 Jan 15, 2011

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Thanks for taking the time to post the screen shots.  I was able to fix one bar, but another still won't let me highlight it to change it.  Guess I still have a lot to learn.  I'll keep playing around with it.

Thanks again for everyone's help.

cookbookwriter

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Thank you so much! Worked!

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LEGEND ,
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Edit - Transform?  There are a number of variants.

-Noel

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