Can't seem to edit an Adobe PS 8.0 file

Posted on 2006-06-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Hello.  We have a PS 8.0 file which shows several barcodes in the image that we use to print out for our company products occasionally.  The girl who normally does works with these is out on maternity leave, and we're in a bind.  We need to edit one of the barcodes, but the file seems to be one large image, instead of separate objects on the page.  Most of the menu items across the board are grayed out and inactive as well.  Is there a way to "change to edit mode" so to speak and edit a part of the page?

Your help is much appreciated.

La-Co Industries
Question by:Damian_Gardner
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ID: 16904835
False alarm.  turns out the file my user thought was an Adobe PS file is only .TIF.

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ddhamm earned 500 total points
ID: 16904918
Is the layer locked (look for a lock image in the layers window -- at the top of the window is a lock image that you can click to lock and unlock a layer)

Or you might possibly have to go to image > mode and change the type of color mode (you may need to use RGB or CMYK mode)... some color modes don't allow all types of edits.

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ID: 16904929
Oh!  I didn't see your post... i was answering while you were posting.... hehe

You might be able to get this question deleted and get your points refunded.

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ID: 16905299
I'm not worried about it.  Free points for you just for answering!


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