RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Layer / grading help

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-22-2012, 07:43 AM
jonathan_k jonathan_k is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Layer / grading help

Hello

I've created a grade on a specific image using multiple adjustment layers. These layers are all contained in layer group.

The problem is that I now want to apply this grade to multiple other images from the same shoot (about 200). Is there some way to easily automate this? As in: import the layer group to multiple images, flatten and save.

Its a bit of a conundrum.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Jon
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 02-22-2012, 08:01 AM
Acid.Drop Acid.Drop is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 14
Re: Layer / grading help

In my opinion, the easiest way is by using actions.
It allows you to record everything you do, which will reproduced by Photoshop

Just google for how it's done.
It isn't that complicated but contains a few steps.

Perhaps it could be necessary to redo the whole process including the creation of the adjustment layers on one picture, but importing the adj.layer group into the new document should work... usually.

Maybe there is a way to use the batch function of AdobeBridge which would spare you the need for using Ps directly...
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 02-22-2012, 08:27 AM
jonathan_k jonathan_k is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Re: Layer / grading help

Thanks for the reply. I suppose I could redo the whole thing and record it. I mean, I understand how to make an action and batch process and all that, I just wish there was a way to somehow take the current complex layer grouping that I already have, and turn it into some sort of self-contained file that could be imported onto any image. So open an image for example, and then click 'import JON's LAYER GROUP' and then have the grade magically appear on the image. Alas, it seems not to be the case. As I can't save a layer group in any usable / accessible way.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 02-22-2012, 09:44 AM
chillin's Avatar
chillin chillin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 1,324
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Layer / grading help

Mark layers. duplicate, choose destination, done.
You could also export as a smart object.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 02-22-2012, 10:15 AM
jonathan_k jonathan_k is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14
Re: Layer / grading help

Hey chillin

What you suggested is basically where I'm at now, and can't figure out a way of taking it further.

Can you think of a way to automate that process? Its all good if I want to duplicate the layers or group onto a single open image, but if I want to do that in a batch of 300 hundred images, it becomes quite time consuming. I just can't think of a usable way of recording the duplicate layer option into some sort of workable action for a load of images. Feel like there must be something I'm missing.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 02-22-2012, 11:41 AM
chillin's Avatar
chillin chillin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 1,324
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Layer / grading help

Save the settings of your adjustment layers & create an action using them.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 02-22-2012, 01:15 PM
redcrown redcrown is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 87
Re: Layer / grading help

Instead of trying to copy layers from an existing document, write an action to simply recreate them from presets. Go to your "master", activate each adjustment layer and save it's settings as a preset.

Then create an action to add adjustment layer, load preset, repeat for next adjustment layer.

Then use that action in a batch, or better yet with the Image Processor, to do all 200-300 images. Should run farily fast. Faster and easier than trying to open the master, copy layers to target, close master, save target.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blank layer filter garnet01 Photo Retouching 7 01-10-2011 05:04 AM
select shape Peg Hidden Power Support 7 08-29-2004 07:10 PM
Tutorial 06: Pencil sketch DannyRaphael Photo-Art 101 19 04-10-2004 01:06 PM
Painting a layer having a Hidden Power's layer mask active in PE2? Rich10 Software 3 08-07-2003 06:43 AM
Tutorial 02: Line-art using Smart Blur / Edge Only DannyRaphael Photo-Art 101 0 03-02-2003 05:08 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved