pasting several small images in ONE layer

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by cb750, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. cb750

    cb750 Guest

    I was trying to paste 12 square images in one big file in 4 rows of 3
    pictures each. I made a blank file and am pasting the images, but can't
    figure out how to paste on one single layer, so that I can move them
    easily. If I simply paste the images on the big blank file, it creates
    a new layer everytime. Any suggestions?
    cb750, Aug 26, 2005
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    tacit Guest

    You cannot paste into one layer. Every time you paste you make a new

    Why do you want them to be in one layer? What makes you think that they
    will be easier to move around if they are in one layer? If you have
    multiple layers and you link them in the Layers palette, they will move
    as one.

    You can merge the layers if you really want them all on a single layer,
    but I'm a bit unclear why you want to do that. What advantage will you
    have if you make them all be on the same layer?
    tacit, Aug 26, 2005
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    Scruff Guest

    Just make sure you save a duplicate file to work with, because once you
    merge, you're done.
    Scruff, Aug 26, 2005
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    Roy Guest

    If each image is in its own layer, then it can be moved relative to the
    others easily. That is why PS creates the new layer, so that it can be

    If they are all the same size why not just put them in a folder, and then
    use File > Automate > Contact Sheet and let PS do it for you. Set the
    columns to 3 and rows to 4. At the end, once they are all positioned as you
    want, "Flatten Layers".

    Roy G
    Roy, Aug 26, 2005
  5. cb750

    cb750 Guest

    Thanks everyone for help. I thought it d be easier to work when each
    small figure can be independently moved and processed on one layer
    because then I will not have to go to that specific layer everytime.
    May be it was asking for too much, or I thought it d be possible
    because thats how I do in Apple iWork Pages (where the object can be
    selected and moved by clicking it)

    I liked the contact sheet automator verymuch. I wanted a particular
    order, but that can be easily done by giving names in alphabetical
    order, like putting a , b etc in front of the images. Now my question
    is, IS there a way to get rid of the file name below each image in the
    contact sheet?
    cb750, Aug 26, 2005
  6. cb750

    cb750 Guest

    sorry for asking the question without paying too much attention. I
    found the checkbox which allows you to keep or remove the filename as
    the caption. Alpesh
    cb750, Aug 26, 2005
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    tactic Guest


    This can be done in PS to,...just activate "autoselect layer" et voila
    tactic, Aug 29, 2005
  8. cb750

    cb750 Guest

    I find one problem with the contact sheet. Although it has fields for
    the vertical and horizontal gaps, a wide horizontal gap is ALWAYS
    present, even if you put zero (the gap where normally the filename
    would be present). Since I need a very small gap between the square
    images (both hori and vertical), I have to move all (but the top 3)
    images upwards.

    Is there a fix for this?
    cb750, Aug 29, 2005
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