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Extending/shortening multiple video layers at a time

New Here ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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I know you didn't used to be able to extend multiple video layers at one time, but has this been updated??

I am trying to move (extend) 50+ layers in the timeline in Photoshop CC 2017, but would like to be able to highlight (shift click) all of them and extend at the same time. How is this done??

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 03, 2017 Aug 03, 2017
HiYou can move them backward and forward together. But trimming (i.e. shortening or extending) can only be done on one clip at a timeDave

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Aug 03, 2017 Aug 03, 2017

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There has been no change.

You can move clips together but can only trim one at a time

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Aug 03, 2017 Aug 03, 2017

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Hi Dave, thank you for responding. Do you mean you can extend clips together? or just move them back and forth in the timeline?

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Aug 03, 2017 Aug 03, 2017

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Hi

You can move them backward and forward together. But trimming (i.e. shortening or extending) can only be done on one clip at a time

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
May 08, 2018 May 08, 2018

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Is this still the case in CC 2018?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2018 Nov 11, 2018

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Although you can only adjust them one at a time, I have found this method is pretty speedy.

  1. Select a layer and record a new Action in the actions panel.
  2. From the Timeline panel, drop down the menu in the top right and choose "Move and Trim > Trim End at Playhead" (This can only be done with one layer at a time ... I tried)
  3. Stop recording your action and set a keyboard shortcut (I use F2).

Now it's just a matter of dragging one layer out so you can move the playhead to where you want to extend your layers to, then select each layer and hit your shortcut key. I found it's a lot faster than dragging out each layer by hand.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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That's a good idea. Cheers!

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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I really cant understand why the function to adjust multiple layers is still not there. Being only able to this layer by layer is so tedious and time consuming.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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I can't understand why Adobe takes so long to make obvious updates like this.

Not advanced programmer, but I'm pretty sure they can do this in less than a day.

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Community Beginner ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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Adobe, please add this funtionality - ridiculous

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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"Adobe, please add..."

 

Hi

This is a user forum. If you want to make a feature request and want the Adobe product team to see it, then you can do so here:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family

 

Jane

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New Here ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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Thanks Horshack!  This solved it for me as well, great script!

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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I just created a Photoshop script that will let you resize multiple layers in a timeline and also reposition/stagger those layers. Here's a link to GitHub repository where you can download the script.

https://github.com/horshack-dpreview/Photoshop-Timeline-Layer-Resizer

 

Screenshot:

Photoshop Timeline Layer Resizer Screenshot.gif

 

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New Here ,
Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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thanks so much. This is brilliant

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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This is a super helpful script. Thanks @Horshack !!

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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There is this amazing extension by Stephane Baril and last year i started adding new stuff to this extension. I still need to do some work on and perhaps move to UXP. But that will take more time as im not familliar with it.

 

Ive added tons of new features to this extensen, like @Horshack shows above, it can also do multiple timelines. Though this script is for frames animation.

 

https://github.com/sbaril/Photoshop-Animation/issues/8

First add i madeFirst add i made

Last thing i added is a custom new document dialog. It is specially dedicated to animation formats, calculates time and frames. I can chop the frames automatically.
Dedicated new doc dialogDedicated new doc dialog

 

The thing im mostly proud of is a time line scrubber. Normally when your zoomed in, its tideouis to scroll around, especially with big timeframes. I was inspired a bit by the After Effects time line scrubber. I added it to it own panel or you can show it in the main animation tool panel.

Preview of how it worksPreview of how it works

 

Preview of scrubber in animation tool panelPreview of scrubber in animation tool panelPreview of seoarate scrubber panelPreview of seoarate scrubber panel

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New Here ,
Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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This is insane that it is still not possible..

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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@bt123 wrote:

This is insane that it is still not possible..


 

Hi @bt123 

Please read through this thread. Someone wrote a script that will do this and several people replied that it works for them.

~ Jane

 

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