Automate to batch resize and place on background for Instagram

New Here ,
Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Hello, I have figured out how to create an action to open a black square, place an image, and then save it to a specified folder. I created a droplet so that i can drag and drop images to the droplet to quickly process files for social media. However, instead of processing the diffferent files, it always process the same original file used in creating the action. How do I make this action relative to the files I am dropping on the droplet? Thank you. 

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Please post the atn or at least a screenshot of the expanded Action in the Actions Panel. 

 

When you start with a new image and via an Action place another image the placed image’s name and location are not relevant for the subsequently executed parts of the action. 

So I think you can either 

• restructure the Action or 

• use Scripts instead of Actions 

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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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Screen Shot 2021-05-03 at 10.41.35 AM.jpg

Screengrab attached.  Does that help? 

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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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Basically, my goal is to drag and drop a set of files on to a droplet that then places the images on a black square background. About 12 years ago I managed to make just such a droplet but I have completely forgotten how to make it work. 

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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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»it always process the same original file used in creating the action«

Naturally; you included that specific path in the Action after all. 

Maybe you had checked the »Toggle dialog on/off« for the opening previously. 

 

I recommend going the other way: 

• open the image (but do not include this in the Action)

• merge the layers 

• add a new black Layer 

• convert it to Background Layer 

• save or export the jpg

 

 

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May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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Thank you for your help. In this case, the photo is not the same size as the background. is it possible for me to create a new layer with different dimensions? I'm sorry, I'm not very experienced with photoshop. 

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May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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In batch/droplet, ensure that override action save as commands is checked.

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