For my online shop, I have lots of product image to create based on a simple PSD template background.
Here the steps I would like to automate:
Is this possible with actions and batching? I would like to mention that I'm not an expert in Photoshop and it's scripting.
Here is the example of the final work that I've previously manually done.
Yes that's possible with Actions only I think, but I would recommend scripting
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 eighteen scripts in this package they provide the following functions:
Mockup Support Added
I created my Photoshop Photo Collage Toolkit nine years ago and Avoided supporting Templates that used Smart Object layers to warp, to add perspective, to rotate, add any distortion to images. Because replacement Image file needed to have exactly the same Aspect Ratio, Size and Print resolution as the Object in the Template's smart object layers object. Lately there have been some threads in Adobe Photoshop scripting forums dealing with updating/populating products Mockups Templates that have prototype smart object layers that need to be updated to create the output mockup files. These were good threads and prompted me to do some thinking.
So like my Photo Collage Template design has four simple rules. I came up with four simple rules for Mockup templates. I find that I can easily modify Photo Collage Templates and Mockup Template files I download from the web so they comply with my Photo Collage Template rules or my Simple Mockup Template rules. Mockup templates may be far from simple the only simple part is they are easy to update. So I have add support to my Photo Collage Toolkit to support Mockup templates.
Simple Mockup Templates Four Rules
For Details and Download use this link Documentation and Examples
Yes, this is relatively easy with actions and batch/image processor script/image processor pro script. There have been many topic threads where this has been covered in great detail. Here are four such examples that I can easily recall:
Here is a visual of the process described by myself in the previous links using your assets (click to enlarge):
First the OP wants at least two image in the composition.
Scripting is so much powerful than Action and batching an action. There are scripts you can download to do things like the OP want to do. All they need to do is create a Photo Collage or a Mockup template and point a script at the template a source image folder they have the images the want to populate into the template, and point to the output folder. The click a run. Scripts can populate 1 or more images into a template. My Photo Collage Template design has a limit of 53 images because Alpha Channels are used in the templates to map image location size and shape. Mockup template use smart object layer on the top of the layer stack the can have the script eithe replace the smart Object layer object or edit their content. Again just point the scripts to the templates source image and output folder. His example show they would need to create Mockup template for they want at lease one image rotated some.
It would be very difficult or impossible to support image rotation and multiple image in an action. Action are very easy to record but have many limitations and can not use logic without using some Photoshop Scripting. Action would need to be recorder for each layout they can not use logic to find our how many image need to be populated the action has to be recorder to populate two image and would most liken need to be interactive for the user to select images if more then one image need to be populated batch only open one image for a batched action. In you diagram above it look like Source square image folder is not references so I guess a second batch process would be needed for that and the first batch would need to save PSD and the second batch would need to be scripted to match the square images with the psd populated by the batched action. Most Action I have seen that populate template are used manually not batched.
Scripts can do much more than actions but you need to have programming skills to create you own custom scripts. However, there are many Script available for use. Photnerge, Lens Correction, Load files into a stack, Export layer to files, Image Processor, Image processor pro. Search the web there are many Photoshop scripts available for you to use.
Scripting is so much powerful than Action and batching an action.
Agreed, yet again, this is like groundhog day… JJMack, we must have had the same discussion at least a dozen times over the years. A question is asked on how to do something via an action using batch/IP/IPP and I show how it is done, often mentioning that actions can only do so much and that scripting may be required for some projects and that it will depend.
First the OP wants at least two image in the composition.
That was not clear to me from post #1, I was of course presuming that the “square” images already contained the large square image and the smaller rectangular image in the same photo. I also presumed that all images were already on a transparent background. One has to presume a lot sometimes and work with the info at hand or have better info provided which will then require a different workflow.
So again, I agree, scripting is powerful and can use logic and do many wonderful things beyond what is possible with actions.
Sometimes one needs the power and flexibility of a script. Sometimes finding such a script takes longer than a project deadline. Sometimes working out how to make existing assets work with a ready made script is challenging for a user, or perhaps working out how to use the script is the problem. Sometimes a user can’t write or hack a script, nor can they wait on the generosity of somebody that can script. Sometimes a user just has to get the job done and it is more pragmatic using a multi-step action + batch/IP/IPP workflow, where the job is finished long before an alternative technically better scripted solution can achieve the same end.
I sorry if I offended you. You are good with Photoshop your an ACP but it is very hard for me to believe that
was not clear to you. So I think your append are a bit off base and miss leading.
Hi! So I recently tried this, but i´m still having some issues with creating the actions. I´m still new to PSD is there a script temp that you have and can share with me?
I´m really tring my best but can handle to make this happen, or otherwise if there is a tutorial I can see to learn how to do it? Thank you very much for the help!
There isn't any useful info in your post to offer help or advice.
I'd recommend creating a brand new topic thread specifically for your situation so that it isn't buried in this topic. Include a link back to this topic if you like.
Provide cropped screenshots and or links to assets, such as a couple of sets of the source files and finished examples of what you are trying to achieve through automation.
Also a clear and concise explanation of the process to go along with the images.
That will be a better start to the discussion.
The forum is here to help.,,
It is not hard to make template or modify existing templates so they will work with my scripts. Here is a zip file for your card setup Temp Folder Zip
All you need to do is organize your assets the correct size and resolution for you will be replacing smart objects. If you do not have all your assets the correct size and resolution, if they have the correct aspect ratio you can have the script edit your assets into the smart object scaled to the object size. Just create templates then point the scripts to your templates, your Images Folders and output folder and click create.
If you use the wrong size image and use the script edit option the is what will be the result. Here I used 4K 3840x2160 replacement images to replace all smart object layer images