PNG or PSD files in scrapbooking terms, are files that you can use to produce pieces of elements using custom colors or patterns. This kinds of files come with several layers as you see in the picture above and all you have to do is fill the appropriate layers with the colors or patterns you want to use. This will change the appearance of the shape with the colors or patterns you selected. There is no action to run or anything else to do. All you have to do is grab the bucket tool and fill the layers with you selection. You can also click on Edit-Fill and then choose the pattern or color needed to make the element.
The element comes with one color already selected. In this case, we have a frame ribbon in pink and when we look at the layers wee see two of them filled with colors or patterns and those are the ones you need to work on. If you look to the right, there are some padlocks in some of the layers. This means that you don't need to change anything there and they have been secured to protect them against accidents. Of course, you can unlock them by selecting the layer and then clicking the little padlock icon on top. I only recommend you to do this if you are experienced and you know what you are doing. For most users, you can ignore all that and focus on the layers that we need to work on.
Many actions come in one single piece and all you have to do is select one single color or pattern while others have two or more depending on the complexity of the artwork. The layers to fill with patterns and colors are easily identifiable because they are marked that way or because they already have colors or patterns on them. Select one of them and then fill that layer with any color or pattern you want. In my case, I selected a lovely red for the bow on top. As soon as you fill the layer, the pattern or colors changes into the shape we see in the picture.
Now that we accomplished the first part, lest select the next layer and for this one I am going to select a different pattern. If you want to create a piece of artwork with the same color or pattern, simply select it again to make it look like it is all in a single piece. As you can see, it is very simple to create this elements. No actions to run, no additional work. All that is left to do is save it as a png file. To do so, click on File-Save and then find the .png extension from the drop down menu and click OK. Of course, you can change this to any other type you need.
Now all you have to do is fill your document with other colors and patterns and create all the pieces you need. PNG files are great for designer who hate installing action scripts or those who are in a bit of a hurry. One last thing I want to mention is to keep your PSD file in a safe place and always work with a copy to avoid damaging the original document. Accidents do happen and it is convenient to keep a copy you an always go back to when you run into trouble.