How to Layer Photos in a Batch

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Hi There! 

 

I'm in the process of crafting some custom icons for a video game that I play, and I'm really struggling to figure out how I can automate this process. I made a background that will be a static image for all of the items, but I'm not sure how I can layer the multiple png files over the static background using the actions process. Any guidance, if this is at all possible, would be greatly appreciated. 

 

*I've included an example of a static background and an icon that I've placed inside of it manually. I'd essentially just be constantly filling the center area with a folder of png images*

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Use the load files into stack script that ships with Photoshop. 

Once you have the single static background image and the variable icon images as separate layers, create two layer sets/groups/folders. The upper set will contain all of the variable icons. The lower set will contain the static background.

 

Then run this script: 

 

https://github.com/mechanicious/photoshopCompositionComposer/blob/master/photoshopCompositionComposer-v0.1.jsx

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html?m=1

Otherwise, this can be done with only an action and the batch command... There are many examples in the forum, I'll try to dig up some links.

 

EDIT:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/batch-processing-question/td-p/9734639

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/simple-action-to-replace-image-from-walls/td-p/8989024

 

 

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How to Layer Photos in a Batch

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Hi There! 

 

I'm in the process of crafting some custom icons for a video game that I play, and I'm really struggling to figure out how I can automate this process. I made a background that will be a static image for all of the items, but I'm not sure how I can layer the multiple png files over the static background using the actions process. Any guidance, if this is at all possible, would be greatly appreciated. 

 

*I've included an example of a static background and an icon that I've placed inside of it manually. I'd essentially just be constantly filling the center area with a folder of png images*

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Correct answer by Stephen_A_Marsh | Adobe Community Professional

Use the load files into stack script that ships with Photoshop. 

Once you have the single static background image and the variable icon images as separate layers, create two layer sets/groups/folders. The upper set will contain all of the variable icons. The lower set will contain the static background.

 

Then run this script: 

 

https://github.com/mechanicious/photoshopCompositionComposer/blob/master/photoshopCompositionComposer-v0.1.jsx

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html?m=1

Otherwise, this can be done with only an action and the batch command... There are many examples in the forum, I'll try to dig up some links.

 

EDIT:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/batch-processing-question/td-p/9734639

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/simple-action-to-replace-image-from-walls/td-p/8989024

 

 

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Use the load files into stack script that ships with Photoshop. 

Once you have the single static background image and the variable icon images as separate layers, create two layer sets/groups/folders. The upper set will contain all of the variable icons. The lower set will contain the static background.

 

Then run this script: 

 

https://github.com/mechanicious/photoshopCompositionComposer/blob/master/photoshopCompositionCompose...

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html?m=1

Otherwise, this can be done with only an action and the batch command... There are many examples in the forum, I'll try to dig up some links.

 

EDIT:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/batch-processing-question/td-p/9734639

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/simple-action-to-replace-image-from-walls/td-p/8989024

 

 

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Thank you SO very much Stephen. You're a gem. 

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