• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
4

Ho to batch export folders in photoshop layers as CMYK

Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have a CMYK photoshop file with 150 folders within the layers palette. Each folder contains a cut out image layer, a coloured background layer and a retouched layer. Each of the 150 folders has a specific name.

 

I now want to batch exports all folders as indivual flattened files, which feels like a straight forward task. But... I can only seem to do this as RGB, by selecting all the folders and side click and select "Export as" or "Quick export".  The colours are already set to a specific CMYK colour breakdown, so they cant be converted to RGB. Does anyone know of a way that I can batch export my folders as CMYK? I don't want to have to export 150 folders manually.

 

Thanks for any advice.

TOPICS
Actions and scripting , macOS

Views

144

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Community Expert , Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Take a look at the following scripts:

 

https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/blob/master/Layer%20Saver%20Plus.jsx

https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/blob/master/Layer%20Saver.jsx

 

Even the default File > Export > Layers to Files script might suit, depending on your requirements.

 

Batch renaming the output files as a second pass may be required.

Votes

Translate

Translate
Adobe
Community Expert ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You'll probably need a script. Let's see if @Stephen_A_Marsh has something.

 

Anything that uses the Export module (or Save For Web) is out. Export doesn't support CMYK.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you! It would be great to hear from @Stephen_A_Marsh with any ideas.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Take a look at the following scripts:

 

https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/blob/master/Layer%20Saver%20Plus.jsx

https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/blob/master/Layer%20Saver.jsx

 

Even the default File > Export > Layers to Files script might suit, depending on your requirements.

 

Batch renaming the output files as a second pass may be required.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Tank you Stephen, I'll take a look now. 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I converted the folders to Smart Objects and then File > Export > Layers to Files and that did the job nicely.

Thank you!!

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST
quote

I converted the folders to Smart Objects and then File > Export > Layers to Files and that did the job nicely.

Thank you!!


By @nicholasa40467469

 

I'm glad you got the result, but you shouldn't need to convert layer groups to smart objects, they are still treated as a single top-level layer (the Layers to Files script doesn't go into the set).

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If one of the Scripts meets your needs please remember to mark the »Correct Answer«, otherwise please provide the layered file and a sample of the images you want to save off of that. 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines