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Lesson 11. Advanced Layer Techniques > Importing a layer from another file

Importing a layer from another file

In this part of the lesson, you’ll import an existing layer from another file into your artwork. Although the imported layer contains the word diesel and was originally created with the Type tool, the text has been converted to a graphic. You can no longer edit it with the Type tool, but the advantage here is that you also don’t have to worry about whether or not anyone who works on the file has the same font installed in order to see the image correctly.

1.
Select the Words layer set in the Layers palette.

2.
Use Bridge or the File > Open command to open the Diesel.psd file, located in the Lessons/Lesson11 folder, in Photoshop.

3.
With the Diesel.psd file active, drag the Diesel layer from the Layers palette into the 11Start.psd image window.

Because the Words layer set was selected in the 11Start.psd image, the Diesel layer is added to that set.

4.
Select the Move tool () and drag the Diesel layer image to position it in the center of the 11Start.psd image and near the bottom.

5.
Choose File > Save to save your 11Start.psd file.

6.
Close the Diesel.psd image file without saving it.


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