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Shaun Gish
Photoshop Layer Search
on Sep 20, 2006 at 3:10:10 pm

Anyone know of a way to search via keyword the layers of a psd file? I wish this functionality was built into photoshop.

I work at a TV news station that uses photoshop for all of the on air daily graphics. Because of the quick turn around we store all of the graphics we create as layer sets in a master photoshop file. Every layer is named and organized as well as photoshop will allow (i.e. all mugshots are in a mugshots layer set with a naming convention of "lastname, firstname").

I know that this can be accomplished with a script, but the only one that I have found is incredibly slow (and I can understand that it may be - the files are huge - 1.5 gigs with around 1,000 layers) but I figured I would ask...

Thanks,


Shaun Gish
shaun@redblok.com
http://www.redblok.com


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Richard Harrington
Re: Photoshop Layer Search
on Sep 27, 2006 at 11:26:13 am

Unofrtuantely NOPE

I wuld suggest using other features of laers

Sets within Sets (to organize things)

Color Coding

Alphabetizing

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork


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