PHOTOSHOP CS3: confused about layers

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My cs3 photoshop program puts layers on top of one another, what can I do.. I create a new layer but what I enter goes on background layer.. HELP
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Jean McClellan

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Chris Cox

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Can you provide a bit more information about what you are trying to do, and what is happening?
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I am an amateur at Photoshop plus I haven't used it in quite a while but will try to explain my dilemma: I am trying to start a new "scrapbook" and when I open my CS3 program and enter new it seems okay but when I pull things from the Bridge to create layers the "new layer" just go's over the "background layer". I thought at first it was because I had failed to create a new layer and make it active but that wasn't it. I also thought maybe I had unlocked the first layer but that isn't it either. Is there a setting that may have gotten fouled up to prevent the automatic creating of new layers?
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Ok, that still doesn't really make sense.

Files you open from Bridge will open in their own document window, with layers or not depending on the contents of the file you opened.
When you drag layers into another document (assuming that document mode supports layers), then they will come in as layers. If the document mode does not support layers (BitMap, Multichannel, and Indexed color), then they would come in as floating selections on the background.