Thread: CS2: Cannot raterize layer
April 5th, 2008, 01:54 PM #1
CS2: Cannot raterize layer
I don't know what my problem is but I can not raterize my layer. I am following the instructions to a T.
Heres the tutorial I am following: My First Globe Tutorial
I get all the way to step 2 and all is fine, except that when I draw my circle with the shape tool, it comes out as just a circle line unfilled on my screen. It also says that when I create the circle it will automatically create a new layer for me. This does not do this.
So I back track and selected new layer and named my layer circle then drew my circle and right click on layer to raterize layer and its all greyed out. (according to the tutorial it appears that with my colors selected it should automatically make my circle that color which is in my foreground.
I thought it may have been the tutorial leaving out some steps, but searched the net for other similar tutorials and steps are pretty much the same with the exception of layer style differences. (that is personal choice on artist) anyways......
I know I must be doing something stupid so anyone care to help me?
EDIT: Correct me if I am wrong here, I manage to get my circle filled in without filling the entire screen via the create new fill and adjustment layer. now i have my raterize button working.
So then these tutorials (all of the ones i read) left an important step out eh???
correct me if i am wrong.
Last edited by NeoStarO1; April 5th, 2008 at 02:00 PM.
April 5th, 2008, 02:49 PM #2
well i know I am still not doing something right.
edit: well not sure what im doing wrong because from all the work i have done using layers, i have not had it where color overlay or gradient overlay takes over the whole entire screen.
Almost as if layers are not working or something. not sure what the deal is here. I can't seem to get just the map to color in darker than the rest. I can not just apply map then raterize. won't let me raterize in that way because there is nothing there but an outline shape of map.
When drawing it, it doesn't fill in.
Edit: Now im back to not being able to raterize layers again.
Last edited by NeoStarO1; April 5th, 2008 at 03:42 PM.
April 5th, 2008, 10:35 PM #3
wow 41 views and not one response. how lame.
April 5th, 2008, 11:48 PM #4
I think I found your problem...stand by for a screenshot.
April 5th, 2008, 11:51 PM #5
Okay will wait.
April 5th, 2008, 11:52 PM #6
Okay, before you draw your circle, make sure the 'shape layers' button is pressed...after you select 'custom shape tool', press the 'shape layers' button shown in this attachment. That should take care of your problem. I tried the tutorial and unless I used that button, the 'fill pixels' button was selected and drawing a circle did not create a new layer. I'm able to right click and rasterize the layer just fine.
April 6th, 2008, 12:10 AM #7
thanks for helping out the lady, I got it now, it was one little button. Stupid. hahaha now if i can just get through the rest of the tutorial and i might come out with something decent.
trying working on the magic eraser now, I guess that tutorial doesn't explain everything.
thank you thank you thank you thank you.
Shall we keep moving forward?
April 6th, 2008, 12:14 AM #8
okay i am finding this is not a very well written tutorial, its written as for someone who knows what they are talkinga bout. magic eraser does not work like they say it suppose to. Again i know its me.
Don't ask me how I did it because I dont know. switched to regular eraser and erased what i could then used block eraser and it finished cleaning up the edges without going into the circle. I'm cool with that.
Now if I can just do it again in the futgure. LOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOL
Last edited by NeoStarO1; April 6th, 2008 at 12:18 AM.
April 6th, 2008, 12:15 AM #9
I'm no OuT, but I sure feel great about helping you!
(I'm heading back downstairs to watch the 3rd Lord of the Rings movie again)
April 6th, 2008, 12:18 AM #10
nah OuT will be here soon enought. I already pm'd him.
Edited when you posted.
April 6th, 2008, 12:29 AM #11
i'll still need outs help.
that tutorial doesn't explain things well. now i am troubling iwth the magic eraser.
April 6th, 2008, 11:36 AM #12Quote from tutorial
Either way you've made the "map", you will need to get rid of all the stuff that goes outside the lines of our globe. Click on your circle layer and use your magic wand to select outside the circle. Then, select your map layer by clicking on it and hit the backspace key on your keyboard. Wa-la! All the extra "stuff" is gone.
Step 1. click on circle layer
Step 2. Select your magic eraser then click (on screen working on) on outside of circle.
Step 3. Click on your map layer. then hit the back space key on keyboard.
This does not give me the "Wa la" "All the stuff is gone"
Okay so wheres the button I forgeting to select before all this?
April 6th, 2008, 11:11 PM #13
Finally I have mastered this tutorial. Whoo Hooo
I see what my problem was. I thought tutorial was saying to use the magic eraser, and upon reading it again for the thousandths time I realized it said magic wand.
See told you that I was doing something stupid.
OuT Where the heck are you man!
April 7th, 2008, 12:35 PM #14
Sorry I wasn't around at the exact time you needed help Neo. But I am glad to see that all those years I spent with Martoch tied up in the basement, toothpicks holding his eyelids open, forcing him to learn Photoshop 24/7 is finally starting to pay off.
But I don't know where he learned to make big 'ol gay arrows like that.
April 7th, 2008, 05:35 PM #15
I still have that poster in my room...and you wish you had me tied up in your basement!
Where were YOU when the lady needed help?
April 7th, 2008, 07:11 PM #16
You guys crack me up! that is what I love about you guys!
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