Elements 10: Novice Needs Help With Images Not Coming into the Workspace as Layers

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Hi. I'm a total novice at working with PSE. I just bought v. 10. I'm opening images of postcards I have scanned in as jpegs and stored in a folder in my picture library. The problem I'm having is that when I open any of my image files the entire postcard, foreground and background, are coming into the workspace as the background layer. They are not separating into two layers. What can I do to fix this so I can edit the image and background individually?
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Ellen McNeill

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Chris Cox

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You scanned the images as JPEGs (which can't have layers) into separate front and back files.

Did you combine those at some point and save them in a file format that supports layers (like PSD)? Otherwise, they are separate files, and supposed to open as separate documents.