Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Like 0

How to do a print screen in CS5

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

55% OFF new PortraitPro 12 - use code EPHZROS414.
Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 11:47 AM

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.

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links 
7 Oct 2012 - 11:47 AM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Phil_Restan
7 Oct 2012 - 12:04 PM

Nick, You need to open photoshop in 32 bit mode, works for me but not in 64 bit

Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
Phil_Restan
7 Oct 2012 - 12:15 PM

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
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:18 PM

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
Willpower  3161 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 12:21 PM

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
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:24 PM

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
Willpower  3161 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 12:27 PM

Why not once you have done the above, import it into your .psd as a new layer ?

Phil_Restan
7 Oct 2012 - 12:31 PM

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
Willpower  3161 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 12:43 PM

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
7 Oct 2012 - 12:46 PM

What you are understanding is that it works for you but not for some others!

Willpower
Willpower  3161 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 12:50 PM

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
7 Oct 2012 - 1:02 PM

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

Last Modified By Phil_Restan at 7 Oct 2012 - 1:02 PM
Bridgelayer
7 Oct 2012 - 2:57 PM

Try "AltGr" & "Print Screen" together and then paste into your new doc.
Wink

Last Modified By Bridgelayer at 7 Oct 2012 - 2:58 PM
Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 3:02 PM

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

manateevoyager
14 Oct 2012 - 3:19 PM

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

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.