Copy a layer to multiple files?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Chris J. Popp, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Hi everyone.

    I tried to create an action of duplicating a layer to about 100 other
    open file images. It did not work due to the fact when you duplicate
    and are presented with where to duplicate the layer to, you must select
    the file that is open that you want to duplicate to.

    What I want to do essentially is have a logo appear in the same spot in
    the lower right hand corner of all 100 images. I'm trying to cover a
    date stamp that was placed by the client's digital camera.

    Chris J. Popp
    Chris J. Popp, Oct 7, 2005
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  2. Chris J. Popp

    Harry Limey Guest

    Hi Chris

    I notice that there is a facility in Irfanview (free very useful app) to set
    up a batch process to include a text overlay to images, and you can set the
    coordinates, I also noticed there seems to also be an option to add a file
    at the same coordinates? I have not tried this myself but it must be worth
    I know that a lot of what Irfanview does is also possible in PS but I tend
    to use Irfanview as it seems easier for this sort of job.

    One thing - if you are going to put the same message in two similar groups
    you might as well cross post so that users can see all the previous answers!

    Harry Limey, Oct 7, 2005
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  3. Thanks for the info. Infanview was of no use to me.

    Actions - tried doing these but could not figure out how to do it.

    Chris J. Popp, Oct 7, 2005
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    Lorem Ipsum Guest

    Forget about duplicating a layer.
    Make sure all the images you want to effect are in the same folder.

    Create the image you wish to overlay the timestamp so that it is large
    enough to cover the timestamp.
    Merge the layers.
    Select all

    Now create an action thus:
    New action
    Now drag the new pasted layer over the timestamp
    stop the action recording

    Now go to File - Automate - Batch
    The dialog box "Action:" should include the action you just created.
    Under Source Folder, choose the folder of images
    Under Destination choose a folder to receive the new images
    Under File Naming, choose Document Name + 3-digit number + extension

    Press Okay

    Works for me.
    Lorem Ipsum, Oct 7, 2005
  5. Wow. Worked like a charm! Thanks!
    Chris J. Popp, Oct 17, 2005
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