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Load a transparent PNG on top of a PNG

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I don't use AD very often, so skill set very poor.


I have two map files one the base map and one a transparent one that I want to overlay the first map with.


I open the first one and it becomes the background - that is what I wanted.


I create a new layer.


But how do I get my transparent image into the new layer.


Secondly on achieving the transparent layer loaded, what is the best way of making them the same size, just stretching or compressing with the usual handles on the corner.



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Hi mcl,

Just drag the transparent PNG from the Finder to your document's canvas. It will be placed as a new layer.

To align them (assuming they have the same size) select the transparent image you added as a new layer and go to menu Layer ▸ Align Centre, then Layer ▸ Align ▸ Middle. If not use the Move tool to scale the transparent PNG dragging from the corners to keep the proportions of the image intact and enable snapping (the red magnet icon on the main toolbar) to help you align the image with the document's canvas.

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