duplicate layer across multiple files at once?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' 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.

    I read this post from last year:

    COPY A LAYER IN THE EXACT SAME LOCATION: To make a copy of your current
    layer and have it appear in the exact same place in a different open
    Photoshop document, use the Duplicate layer command. MAC: Control-Click
    Right-Click) on the layer and choose Duplicate layer. In the Duplicate
    dialog, choose the other document from the Destination pop-up menu,
    click OK
    and the layer will appear in the same position.

    This I know already. 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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    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.

    Harry Limey, Oct 7, 2005
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    edjh Guest

    Mane an action pasting the logo in and position it. If the files are all
    the same size positioning will be easy. If they are different sizes use
    Select All> Align to Selection to position. Batch under Automate.
    edjh, Oct 7, 2005
  4. Thanks for the info. Infanview was of no use to me.. Could not get it
    to do what was needed.

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

    Chris J. Popp, Oct 7, 2005
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    edjh Guest

    Copy whatever you want to paste into image onto Clipboard. Open an
    image. Record Action: Paste, Then Select All, then position with Align
    to Selection. Then use the arrow keys to fine-tune placement, backing
    off to left or up or down for instance. Stop Recording.

    Automate: Batch.
    edjh, Oct 7, 2005
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