Using Quick Clicks in PhotoImpact
1. Open the paper you want for your background.
2. Go to File and click on Browse. A new window will show, navigate to where your Quick Clicks are and choose one.
In Photoshop the png files are called OBJECTS and when you open them they will be selected with the “ants” going round and they will keep selected until you click out of them.
3. Open the first layer of the quick click. Duplicate the Image and close the original one.
4. Click on the object if it is not already selected..
A small window will open. Open the tab named Image.
Copy the settings below. Click on the small square next to the dropdown box to choose the paper you want for that piece. An Open dialog will come up, navigate to where your paper is, open the paper and its name will show in the dropdown box. If you want to preview before accepting it, click on Preview. If you are happy with what you got, click OK, if not click on CONTINUE and you can choose another paper.
5. Now you have the piece covered with the chosen paper. Right Click and choose copy.
Carry on doing the same to all the pieces of the Quick Click that uses paper.
6. Sometimes the photos templates in a Quick Click have a frame around it as is the case with the one I am using. In that case what you have to do is:
Duplicate the image file of the layer. Right click and choose MERGE ALL. You will get a white page with the frame merged to it.
7. Click on the Magic Wand tool ( click on the small arrow and you will get this little list)…see picture below.
8- Zoom out by clicking on FIT WINDOW in the VIEW menu. Copy the selection by doing a CTRL+C or right clicking and choosing COPY. Close this image you don’t need it any more.
9- Open the photo you want, in my case I left it big because I just wanted the little girls’ faces, CTRL+V to paste. Move the object around to cover what part of the photo you want to use. Make it transparent by right clicking and clicking on PROPERTIES ( last line in the list), change the transparency to 50% and keep all the other settings as shown.