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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:09 AM
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How to fade a photo into background to enable text on top

Hi all hope someone can help me with the above.
I have been asked to do some birthday invites and the request was for a chosen photo of a car to be in the background and their invite wording to show through on the top of the photo. (hope I have explained this ok)
As I'm still a novice with elements I would appreciate some help I have elements 6 .
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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Jackie,

The simplest way to do this is to have a photo of a car on top of a white background, and then just drop the opacity of the photo layer. Then you can just type on it and you'll be able to see the text.

Here's a picture to show what I mean:



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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:37 AM
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Hi Bayla
Thanks so much for you speedy reply I will give this a go.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:25 PM
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Another possibility is to simply put the picture into a frame that fades out at the top.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 03:21 PM
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The "frame that disolves at the top" is just what I am looking for.

How do I find that type of frame? I have Elements 6 and have not been successful in finding any built-in frames, nor can I find one that I uploaded/installed.

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The frames are in PSE6, click on the Create tab then artwork; you should get a dropdown list that starts with backgrounds, when you drop it down, frames is the second selection. The fade in frames are down close to the botton. Hope that helps.
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Hi Puzzle,

thank you so much for that explanation. I have been trying to figure out where frames are since I started using Elements.

It worked like a charm.
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Glad I could help, I am a real newbie myself so I amazed myself that I knew an answer
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 10:32 AM
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Smile How do you do this with elements 8?

I have elements 8 and would like to do the fading style like in the dogs picture.
It seems the method is different from elements 6!

How do you do it?
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