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i am new and overwhelmed with photoshop. I know what i am trying to do is easy but.....
I am creating a thank you picture for the tutors in our church.
I have created a background in "window 1" which has my kids names they have written in an oval. around that i want to put their pictures. When i go to File -> open and get a picture of one of the kids and then crop it that image is in WIndow 2. How do i get that image into the original window where my centerpiece of their signatures is?
Using PS4
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Simple, put the two windows beside each other and click and drag the one picture onto the other. This will create a new "Layer" in your original. To see your "Layers" select  "Window >> Layers" from your "Window" menu at the top.

Photoshop works with "Layers." every "Layer" is unique and editable individually from other layers.
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I see different layers for each window. But how do i put the two windows beside each other. i can only seem to switch between them so far.
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There are a couple of ways.

1. Use the "Window >> Documents >> Tile or Cascade" option from the Window menu.

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2. Use the window resize button in the upper right corner to resize each window so you can see both.

See attached image.
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by:kagoffice
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Thank you. In PS4 it is windows -> arrange -> tile. and there is a button drop down box on the top called "arrange documents."
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