How do I apply a text layer to multiple images?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dan E, May 15, 2005.

  1. Dan E

    Dan E Guest

    Re. my previous question about embossing SAMPLE on photographic art - is
    there a way to save the embossing layer, then apply it to other images
    (Photoshop CS - PC)? I know I'm giving strong hints about the depth of my

    Thanks in anticipation,

    Dan E
    Dan E, May 15, 2005
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    Harry Limey Guest

    The best way would be to create an action - for that you need to read the
    help files!!
    Harry Limey, May 15, 2005
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    Dave Guest

    By saving it as a action, Dan.

    Where do you live in South Africa?
    And if you do not live in SA
    why on earth does your
    email address says 'preferredcountry'?:)))
    Dave, May 15, 2005
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    Dan E Guest

    Thanks, Dave. OT - Odd you should mention preferred country - spent half my
    life in Australia, which is my preferred country - now living in Tennessee,
    working as a Realtor - trying to find a cricket pitch for a bunch of ex-pats
    from SA, Zambia etc.....

    Dan E
    Dan E, May 15, 2005
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    Dan E Guest

    Thanks, Harry. Sigh. There was me hoping there was a nice easy way to save
    the layer, then apply it (manually) to a succession of photos. Ah well.
    Guess I'll have to hit the books some more.

    Thanks again,

    Dan E.
    Dan E, May 15, 2005
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    Dave Guest

    lol... found it surprising that there could be a 'preferred country'
    other rhen SA, Dan.

    recording a action is quite simple, Dan. But you must know beforehand
    which road you intend following (talking about commands).
    To add commands to an action
    Do one of the following:
    Select the action name to insert a new command at the end of the
    Select a command in the action to insert a command after it.
    Click the Record button, or choose Start Recording from the Actions
    palette menu.
    Record the additional commands.
    Click the Stop button to stop recording.

    Dave, May 15, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Save whichever set of instructions you used as an action. Then run the
    action over each image.


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    Dan E Guest

    Many thanks, Dave - I get the gist. Preferred Country (Realty) is the name
    of our real estate company. Spent first half of my life in England, 2nd
    half in Oz, last 3 years in TN - and I'm a retired physicist, of all

    Thanks again.

    Dan E.
    Dan E, May 15, 2005
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    Peadge Guest

    If creating an action is too hard, just copy the text layer to a new file
    and save it as a PSD file. Then open it and drag it to each file and
    position it where you want it to be. Make sure it's the top layer!

    Peadge :)
    Peadge, May 15, 2005
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    Dan E Guest

    Many thanks, Peadge - I only have a dozen or so to do, and this way will do
    me fine, thanks. Actions I'll work on when I really have to :) - It's not
    that it's too hard, but it all takes time....

    Thanks again,

    Dan E
    Dan E, May 15, 2005
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    Dan E Guest

    Thanks, Hecate.

    Dan E
    Dan E, May 15, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    The best thing to do is Copy your new Layer to a New File, Save, then call the
    New File, Ctrl-a (Select All), Ctrl-c (Copy), then make your target File
    active, and Ctrl-v (Paste) as a new Layer. Be aware that the resolution/image
    -size of the files (Layers in this case) must be the same, to get the "Sample"
    to look as you plan. If you have many different rez/sized files, you can do
    several versions of this "logo" file, sized to match. For this you might want
    to forego some of the above mentioned steps, and manually Open (specific image
    sized logo file) do a Crtl-a, Ctrl-c, to place its Layer into memory, and then
    run an action to do the Paste into each target file, of that size. From the
    File>Automate menu, you can do it to an entire target folder. First place all
    images of a particular rez/image size into a folder, say 1024x1280, 640x480,
    etc. so you have each rez/size together, then File>Automate>Action on that
    entire folder. File>Automate is in CS/CS2, but I cannot remember if it is also
    in PS v7 - someone will comment on that, I hope.

    Hunt, May 16, 2005
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    KatWoman Guest

    I already answered that in my orignal reply..
    use the action palette, record the embossing action, run it on any photo.,
    or run it on a batch.
    KatWoman, May 16, 2005
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    KatWoman Guest

    actions are to SAVE time, but if you want manual do what peadge said
    KatWoman, May 16, 2005
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    KatWoman Guest

    sorry my original reply does not seem to be here

    KatWoman, May 16, 2005
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    Dan E Guest

    Many thanks, Hunt.

    Dan E
    Dan E, May 18, 2005
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    Dan E Guest

    Thanks, Kat - your original reply was in my (slightly) earlier post on a
    similar topic.

    Dan E
    Dan E, May 18, 2005
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