Merge layers with vector graphics

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Raoul
Nov 27, 2005
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Dear Friends:

I really have tried hard all week to figure this out on my own but to no avail.

I have a logo. I want a box around the logo. I used the rectangle tool to create the shape I wanted. I messed with the opacity bar in Color Overlay in the Layer Styles menu. I got exactly what I wanted.

The layer in the Layer palette has two little boxes in it and it’s my understanding I created a vector mask.

Darn are these vector masks tricky! I can’t get more than one to show up at the same time. If I try to copy and paste a selection the border is gone when I paste.

I have tried rasterizing, flattening, merging down, merging something else and nothing seems to work.

I would love take my logos with their boxes around them and make them one happy layer but I can’t do that.

I’ve actually resorted to screenshots. I take a shot of my photoshop doc and insert it into my webpage as a gif. But this method (apart from being pathetic) is also not very exact.

Can anyone tell me how to merge a vector layer with an image layer? That alone might do the trick.

I’m using PS v.7.0.

Thanks!
Raoul

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HL
Harry Limey
Nov 27, 2005
"Raoul" wrote in message

I have a logo. I want a box around the logo. I used the rectangle tool to create the shape I wanted. I messed with the opacity bar in Color Overlay in the Layer Styles menu. I got exactly what I wanted.
The layer in the Layer palette has two little boxes in it and it’s my understanding I created a vector mask.

Darn are these vector masks tricky! I can’t get more than one to show up at the same time. If I try to copy and paste a selection the border is gone when I paste.

I have tried rasterizing, flattening, merging down, merging something else and nothing seems to work.

I would love take my logos with their boxes around them and make them one happy layer but I can’t do that.

I’ve actually resorted to screenshots. I take a shot of my photoshop doc and insert it into my webpage as a gif. But this method (apart from being pathetic) is also not very exact.

Can anyone tell me how to merge a vector layer with an image layer? That alone might do the trick.

I’m using PS v.7.0.

Thanks!
Raoul

It’s difficult to understand exactly what you are attempting – maybe you could provide a link to your screenshot!!
What I do know is that you are using the wrong programme! you should be using a draw or illustration programme that uses vector graphics, Photoshop is essentially raster based with very limited vector capabilities!
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Raoul
Nov 27, 2005
Thanks for the reply!

(A link to those screenshots follows.)

Maybe this makes more sense:

I have two layers that I want to combine. Merge, Merge down, flatten, rasterize, anything is fine.

One of my layers is a GIF, a "logo."

The second is a vector graphic, a thin lined "box" that goes around the "logo." I built it using the Rectangle Tool and by adjusting opacity to reveal the "logo."

I don’t know how to do this and I’ve tried a million ways. In every case the layer with the vector graphic "box" dissappears.

Here are some screen shots that show exactly what I’m talking about:

http://www.geocities.com/gaycat56/photoshop

Any help would sure be appreciated!
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Brian
Nov 27, 2005
Raoul wrote:
Thanks for the reply!

(A link to those screenshots follows.)

Maybe this makes more sense:

I have two layers that I want to combine. Merge, Merge down, flatten, rasterize, anything is fine.

One of my layers is a GIF, a "logo."

The second is a vector graphic, a thin lined "box" that goes around the "logo." I built it using the Rectangle Tool and by adjusting opacity to reveal the "logo."

I don’t know how to do this and I’ve tried a million ways. In every case the layer with the vector graphic "box" dissappears.
Here are some screen shots that show exactly what I’m talking about:
http://www.geocities.com/gaycat56/photoshop

Any help would sure be appreciated!

Hi Raoul,

I must be missing something here. If I have a graphic on my page and draw a rectangle around it, in my case I drew a rectangle with no fill, then flatten the image, I end up with a single layer image of a graphic with a rectangle around it.

There must be more to this that I am not reading into?

Brian.
HL
Harry Limey
Nov 27, 2005
"Raoul" wrote in message
Thanks for the reply!

(A link to those screenshots follows.)

Maybe this makes more sense:

I have two layers that I want to combine. Merge, Merge down, flatten, rasterize, anything is fine.

One of my layers is a GIF, a "logo."

The second is a vector graphic, a thin lined "box" that goes around the "logo." I built it using the Rectangle Tool and by adjusting opacity to reveal the "logo."

I don’t know how to do this and I’ve tried a million ways. In every case the layer with the vector graphic "box" dissappears.
Here are some screen shots that show exactly what I’m talking about:
http://www.geocities.com/gaycat56/photoshop

Any help would sure be appreciated!

Definitely think you should use a more appropriate programme – I have sent you an email!!
Hope it is your correct address?

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