is it possible to have an action copy a layer from one doc to another

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Sui T, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Sui T

    Sui T Guest

    Per the subject...
    I am trying to create an action to add "photocorners" that are in
    layers in one document to an image in another document.

    I would like to do this as an action as I have over 30 images to add
    the photocorners to. I thought creating an action to copy the
    photocorners layer from the model file would do it.

    However I haven't found any advice on how to successfully copy a layer
    from one document to another document.

    Any advice ?

    Sui T, Oct 2, 2007
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    Ed Hannigan Guest

    Try using Duplicate Layer with the other (open, current) document as the
    target (Destination).

    Another way is to Copy the photocorners to the Clipboard before running
    an action that simply Pastes. You don't need to Copy it every time.
    Ed Hannigan, Oct 2, 2007
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Create a dummy document, click the action's record button, record the
    process of copying the corners to it, and click stop.
    Mike Russell, Oct 2, 2007
  4. Hi there,

    I use a script to do this. You can see a sample of what my script does

    The script is available here.

    D:\My Documents\My Webs\\pages\Downloads.html

    It's the second one down.

    Have fun.
    Bye for now,

    George Dingwall

    Invergordon, Scotland
    George Dingwall, Oct 2, 2007
  5. George,
    you have slightly answered a question I was going to post...

    I want to make an action for CS3 that can be used as a batch file too,

    This action would be to put a watermark on my images that I post on the net,
    or preview image CD's. I would like the action to be placed in the same
    position on all of my images. on your site is a java action, but it does not
    say where to put it, and how to modify it to put "my name" ...

    I have tried, but the action I make puts the wmk '(c) 2007 / Kevin Kienlein'
    in various places and sizes so I have not done the right things yet...

    if you or anyone else has a hint, a site, or an action I could use it would
    be most appreciated... (I am pretty new to CS3, so it would be helpful to
    know where to put it too...)

    tnx a bunch kk

    => Looking @ You Photography
    =>Kevin Kienlein
    =>Vernon, BC, Canada
    =>Never give in, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!
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, Oct 3, 2007
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    granny Guest

    I would like the action to be placed in the same position on all of my
    A QuickTime tutorial by Russell Brown called "Watermark Branding" at:
    and the sample watermark action used in the movie can be downloaded at: under "Adobe Photoshop CS2
    tips" then down to "Digital Watermark Branding"

    I think this does what you want (watch the Movie)
    granny, Oct 3, 2007
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