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Saving layers as files in PhotoShop 7?
Thanks a million (which is about how many little pictures I'll end up with!)
Last edited by Michael B.; 03-23-2004 at 10:42 AM.
Once upon a time I looked at the code for this script and recall there is no limit to the number of layers an image can have. The script figures it out.
I don't recall how it names the files (by layer name? by numbered sequence?) and that might be an issue. Modifying the script to meet your filename requirements wouldn't be a hard one to make if you're into that sort of thing.
A non-glamorous, but functional way to skin this cat would be to craft an action that separates a multi-layer image into separate layers (inside Photoshop's window), and a second action invoked through File > Automate > Batch that would save/close and assign custom names en mass to the open images. It would leverage PS's ability to assign custom file names that include a sequentially numbered field.
* File consisting of Top layer would be file name 001-xxx.psd
* File consisting of next layer down would be 002-xxx.psd
. . . .
* File containing background: 110-xxx.psd
...where xxx can be anything you like or nothing.
If this sounds like something that would work for you, I've done a little testing and I'm pretty sure I can make this work. I'll be glad to help you so you don't have to reinvent the wheel. (Click my name above this post and send me e-mail and we'll do this offline.)
Last edited by DannyRaphael; 03-23-2004 at 03:21 PM.
Just to be sure I wasn't imagining things, I wrote the actions mentioned in the previous post. The process works very well.
E-mail me so I can reply with .atn file attached.
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