Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting multiple layers, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Automation.
Sometimes when you've designed a layered Photoshop file, you're going to…have another user ask you to give them all the layers independently.…Perhaps you're working with a web designer who's doing a web-based animation or…a multimedia presentation where they want to reveal one layer at a time.…Or maybe a video editor who wants to animate those layers…and their system can't properly interpret the layered Photoshop file That's okay.…Photoshop has a script, to make it…easy to spit out all those files independently.…What I have here is a multi-layered document, with just…some different textures that I pulled together for a PowerPoint presentation.…
I want to save these off as single files for the designer to use.…So I'll choose File > Scripts.…Export layers to files. This allows me to choose a destination.…Let's go to our processed folder. I'll make a new folder called slides.…And choose OK. And I can now spit these out.…If I want transparency, either use the PSD format, or the PNG-24 format, which…will embed transparency into the document if you have a complex layered file.…
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- Loading actions
- Creating a custom action
- Assigning keyboard shortcuts to actions
- Creating a droplet for an action
- Performing quick lens corrections
- Automating merging to HDR Pro
- Creating event-based scripts
- Working with layers more efficiently with actions
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Understanding Actions
2. Automate Commands
3. Using Scripts
4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge
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