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I am very new to digital scrapbooking. I have PSE 3.0. I have downloaded some background paper and have put a couple of them in the tagged catalog on PSE. My problem is getting the paper to my work space in PSE (which would be the "Starting from Scratch" area). I really do not want to put all my paper in PSE. How do you get it from the desktop folder to my workspace in PSE? I hate to sound so dumb but I can't even get it to work in PSE from the tag photo organizer in PSE. When I hide my work space and go to "organizer" and hit Control C and then go back to my workspace in edit and hit Contro V it will put the paper there but real small. I tried to enlarge it by going to Image>Resize>Scale and it does make it bigger but then when I go to get the photos and bring them in they are real big and I cannot seem to get them back to the size I want them to be. I hope you can understand what I am trying to say. I just want to get the downloaded paper to my workspace and do all the neat things I see on the different sites I have visited. Thankyou so much for any help you can give me.

An alternative to minimizing Photoshop to look around the actual file folders for the elements/papers/pics/whatever you're looking for is to use Photoshop's "browse" function under the file menu. (I have PSCS and am just assuming Elements has this too)? It's awesome - you can move the lines around the preview box to make it bigger, so you get much more than just a thumbnail view of each item. And, you can flag items when you're trying to narrow down what you want to use (using the flag icon at the top) and then just view the flagged items (by dropping down the "view" menu function). Once you select one, you just double-click on it in the preview box to open it in PS. There are tons of other cool things you can do with this too - just explore the menu bar.

I'm SO new to all of this, but that's one of the few things I DO know about PS. Thanks so much for the time you've put into this blog - I'm learning a TON. I have yet to find a site that explains PS functions so basically - which is exactly what I need!


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