This is a bit of a tricky one for me to figure out as it keeps failing but I hope one of you lovely people can help.
For instance, say if I had 10 images that 1000x1000 and I want to make an action which does the following :
1. Create a document of a 5.25 x8 inches
2. Paste one of the images into that document.
3. Make some transformations to that image and move the image in a desired location.
4. Save that document.
5. Repeat for other 9 images.
Is this possible?
This would be so helpful to know.
Drunken Mxnkey ! !
Look up template PSD. Scripting Photoshop is more powerful than Actions
Photo Collage Toolkit
Photoshop scripting is powerful and I believe this package demonstrates this here is a video showing a 5 image collage PSD template being populated with images
The package includes four simple rules to follow when making Photo Collage Template PSD files so they will be compatible with my Photoshop scripts.
There are fifteen scripts in this package they provide the following functions:
Thank you @JJmack I'll check it out
Why can’t you simply have the action make the opened image the correct canvas size - so no need for a copy paste.
I don't want the image to fill the entire canvas and I want the image to be centered in each new document
An action can do all that! However a human may still need to make a call on the image position/sizing/masking.
It is possible with Action but the actions would only be able to do a fixed number of images and images may need to be some particular size like their square 1000x1000px image. Action can not handle varying sizes well and can not use logic to know how many image need to be populated into a document. That is why I stopped creating action to populate template and turned using to Photoshop Scripting.
Agreed JJMack! Just as some projects require scripting, some don’t!
I have had a couple of offline messages with DrunkenMxnkey and I believe that a batch action or image processor or image processor pro batch can do what is required in this case, there is no need for operator interaction.
I used Image Processor to batch apply the action and create PSD files, which is why there there is no explicit save step in the action.
If I understand things correctly, it is just a simple case of sizing the image and positioning it on the centre of a specific sized white canvas. The two alignment steps in the action are redundant as the canvas was resized from the centre, however they are in there as an example of using the alignment tools in an action against a selection based on the document bounds.
This is perfect Stephen! Absolutely perfect!
Thank you once again