I have 10 png images, each one is 48x48 (pixels). They all have a transparent background. I want to make a 480x48 sprite sheet, so I need to put each image side by side and that's where I'm having problems.
Everytime I copy one of the images, I only copy the shape inside of it (let's say an icon), so when I paste it into the sprite sheet layer, I don't have a 48x48 selection, but 32x32 or 20x20, or 48x10, etc, depending on how big the shape is. This is bad because I have to move it until I match the exact place where it needs to be. I want to copy and paste the whole image, including the transparent background, so the placement adjusts to a 48x48 selection.
The closest thing that I have tried is "Place...", it preserves the size of the original layer but I'm getting undesired results when I try to place certain images - they are placed but in a really small size and I need to resize them, which results in more work than I'm trying to avoid.
I really think this can be easily done, because it's very simple when you have "normal" pictures but in this case I'm working with transparent backgrounds and I can't seem to find a correct approach to solve this.
Btw, every png image that I open is opened just as a layer, if that's any help.