How to export individual layers with one layer ALWAYS on?

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May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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Here's a tricky one. Is there any way to export each layer of my psd individually but with keeping the top layer (a custom border) ALWAYS exported and visible on top of each layer?

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May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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Yes, there are different scripts:

 

You can use the Layer Saver or Layer Saver Plus scripts:

 

https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts


Or this script:

 

https://github.com/mechanicious/photoshopCompositionComposer

 

More on saving and installing here:

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html

 

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May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022

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I'm sorry maybe I wasn't clear again: my working document is a psd with 100 layers, I want to export them as 100 png images though, each with their own name and with the top most layer visible in each.

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May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022

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Which user account are you???!!!

 

Are you @warpigs666 or are you @dadelphi or are you both users?

 

Did you actually try these scripts?

 

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May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022

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With all layers selected before running the script, Paul Riggott's Layer Saver Plus script can mark a common layer and output the common layer combined with each individual layer to individual files with different names:

 

Layer Saver Plus.png

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May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022

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With the common layer as the top layer, Paul Riggott's Layer Saver script produces files with different names without overwriting the same file:

 

Layer Saver.png

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Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2022 May 29, 2022

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Thanks! I tried Save Incrementally but it seems buggy, it works but PNGs save as PSDs and I need PNGs, it also overwrites the previous file despite setting it to increment the file name, unless you use the 'date and time' option. The other options work though. I posted my response here https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/save-copy-incrementally-with-javascri... (One username is old one new, I don't know why it's showing both.) 

 

This Layer Saver Plus works. I tried it previously but it's glitchy in 2022 and shows up as white on white dialog window so I didn't bother with it. But I just tried it anyways now and it does work. Someone who has the know how should update it. Thanks very much for the help though! I need to explore scripts more...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 29, 2022 May 29, 2022

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I have used these scripts in version 2021 without issue.

 

The scripts are old, they pre-date the "dark" interface. I changed the code to use a dark interface for my personal use.

 

The white interface:

win.graphics.backgroundColor = win.graphics.newBrush(win.graphics.BrushType.SOLID_COLOR, [0.99, 0.99, 0.99, 1]);

 

The dark interface, values such as 0.1, 0.2, or 0.3 etc:

win.graphics.backgroundColor = win.graphics.newBrush(win.graphics.BrushType.SOLID_COLOR, [0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 1]);

 

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May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022

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Make layer comps. then use file >> Export >> Layer Comps to files

 

Other way is to use file >> export layers to files, than run batch action that adds the extra layer and flattens teh fodler fo files you jsut made.

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Community Beginner ,
May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022

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Thanks. Comps would be too much work but exporting layers as files then doing some sort of batch edit could work. Currently I've sent the layers to frames and I can move through the timeline from one to the next, I just wish I could easily hit an export shortcut without having to enter a name each time. The Save Incrementally script looks promising but there's a bug or something because it saves psd instead of png...

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May 28, 2022 May 28, 2022

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Except that it doesn't work... 😞 Actions can't record Adobe's "new" export menu... So all I could do is save each one as a psd. I'm really starting to dislike this suite of products. Every week I'm finding it unable to do basic things.

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