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How to do a print screen in CS5


Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
7 Oct 2012 11:47AM
I promised I would upload a tutorial in my next upload, but I'm having problems with print screen.

I can't believe I'm asking this. But I can't get print screen to work in CS5, I do print screen, and try then to paste it in another document, but no luck. It works in other applications ( eg I can paste the result in word) I'm sure I used to do it in CS2

I've tried paste, Ctrll+v etc.

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Phil_Restan 9 280 9 Scotland
7 Oct 2012 12:04PM
Nick, You need to open photoshop in 32 bit mode, works for me but not in 64 bit
Phil_Restan 9 280 9 Scotland
7 Oct 2012 12:15PM
Nick, don't know if this will help you but I just got print screen to work in the 64bit version by suspending my firewall.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
7 Oct 2012 12:18PM
Thanks Phil, I will try both options - when I can get back on the computer !!!

I think my daughters making a point "she needs" her own PC for Christmas.
Willpower 3 217 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:21PM
Works for me.

Hit screen print key. in CS5 do File/New, create a new space of whatever size you wish. Then, Edit/Paste Voila!

screenprint.jpg

Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
7 Oct 2012 12:24PM
Hi Will, yes that works but I can't do the same action into a new photoshop document. Tho I will try the 32 bit version ( I normally work in 64 bit)
Willpower 3 217 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:27PM
Why not once you have done the above, import it into your .psd as a new layer ?
Phil_Restan 9 280 9 Scotland
7 Oct 2012 12:31PM
Graham, Works every time from outside ps, the problem seems to occure when doing a print screen from within ps, certainly in the 64 bit version.
Willpower 3 217 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:43PM
screen-print-2.jpg



Screen print from within CS5 showing CS5 Matrix and original inside. Saved as .jpg. 32bit

Am I just not understanding this properly ?
Phil_Restan 9 280 9 Scotland
7 Oct 2012 12:46PM
What you are understanding is that it works for you but not for some others!
Willpower 3 217 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 12:50PM
Ok Just trying to help. Other than the 32 vs 64 situation which may be the answer, then it is possible in 32 bit.
Phil_Restan 9 280 9 Scotland
7 Oct 2012 1:02PM
It may be that a number of factors come into play here, with me it would seem to be Outpost internet security, but googling turns up a number of users finding that various plugins may be to blame. So looks like the complete setup has to be looks at if it doesn't work including firewalls and plugins - photoshop is wonderfulWink
Bridgelayer 7 567 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 2:57PM
Try "AltGr" & "Print Screen" together and then paste into your new doc.
Wink
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
7 Oct 2012 3:02PM
Thanks for all your help. The problem seems to lie in the version of CS5 - the 64 bit version it doesn't work. When I tried the 32 bit version it worked straight away. Ive now posted some screen shots in the tutorial on todays image (more to follow and I will tidy up the text).


Once again thanks for all your help Smile
14 Oct 2012 3:19PM
Hi nick I use the 64bit version of PS6 and it works fine.

The way to go is:

Ctrl + Print Scr. - This will copy the screen shot to the clipboard.

Then to get it back again you go file new, the size in the dimensions box will be whats on the clipboard.

The edit paste and the screen shot drops into the new file.

then its just a case of resizing and copying to your tutorial PS File.
If your putting it into word then just paste works directly

hope this helps

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