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by joseph motto on Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:41 pm
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I was reluctant to post such a basic question here but I have spent too much time in tutorials and all and to date I have not made any progress in the Adobe forum so here goes. [font=adobe-clean-serif] I want to spread 9 images that have already been sized around the viewing field. I have done file>scripts>place in stack so I now have my nine images stacked. All have the visibility eye open. I want to slide them off the stack and place them around the screen with the move tool. I click the top icon on the stack of nine to select it. I then hold the move tool down, but when I drag it either nothing happens or it moves but the image disappears leaving a checkerboard rectangle where it had been. I have tried holding down the shift key, control key, and both keys but no dice. I feel there is a simple answer to this but thus far I haven't figured it out. What technique am I missing that will permit me to move these images one at a time out of the stack retaining their visibility as I do so?[/font]
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by Kim on Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:14 pm
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Why not simply open the nine images without stacking them and it will be easy to move them around by just placing the cursor on the top bar of each image.

What are you trying to achieve overall. If you want to make a poster type image with the images then you will need to create a new blank file in the size you want and drag each open image on to that with the move tool. Make sure it is in the same colour profile and the same resolution as your images.
 

by joseph motto on Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:50 am
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Kim, thank you very much. I did as you suggested and, although it is not quite the way I would like as it has borders and print that I would prefer not be there, I have a result that I can use (see below). I initially stacked the files because several tutorials and searches indicated that was an easier way to start. I still don't understand what I laid out in the beginning but I probably won't be needing to do it again in the near future and I have already pent enough time doing this. Again, thank you very much.
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by E.J. Peiker on Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:43 am
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If money is not an object, a RIP like Imageprint handles this sort of thing with ease and it insulates you from all of the nuances of poorly designed printer drivers.
 

by Jeff Colburn on Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:57 pm
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Hi,

When you tried to drag the image and got the checkerboard, it's because you were dragging the image and not the entire layer that the image was on. Click on the layer instead of the icon.

I'm not sure why the frames are showing as I've never had that happen.

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