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Ryan Hannah
baking overlay blend layer to all layers? how?
on May 2, 2007 at 2:26:18 pm

Hi, i'm wondering if photoshop can do this somehow.
I have a scene with about 100+ layers. I've added 'lighting' layers on top such as blanket white overlays, soft lights, and painted color multiplys to touch up the entire scene.

What i need is a way to crunch down, or bake, these 'lighting' layer blendings to all the layers under it. Basically applying the new lighitng and shadows ive painted onto all the individual layers.

I hope i make sense
Thanks
Ryan


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wuzelwazel
Re: baking overlay blend layer to all layers? how?
on May 2, 2007 at 3:36:24 pm

If I understand you, you have some global highlights/shadows on a few layers with overlay/soft light blend modes and you want the global highlight/shadow layers to be integrated into each of the underlying layers individually... If this is the case you have some annoying work ahead of you involving duplicating the highlight/shadow layers, putting them over each layer with a clipping mask and merging them down.

But this makes me wonder why you need each of the layers to have this highlight/shadow information 'baked' into it while still keeping the layers discrete. What are you going to do with this PSD?


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Ryan Hannah
Re: baking overlay blend layer to all layers? how?
on May 2, 2007 at 4:14:48 pm

yup, thats right.
i realize all the work involved in doing it by hand, mabey i can make some sorta action but i was really hoping for some sort of 'apply to all layers' kind of option in photoshop.

its for a game, we like to make elaborate scenes in photoshop then send the psd to the game engine, which can import the layers. this one is just especially large.

Thanks
Ryan


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Mike Gondek
Re: baking overlay blend layer to all layers? how?
on May 8, 2007 at 4:43:04 pm

I am seeing this as you having many image layers of different images, and a few adjustment layers on top which you would want to apply onto each image layer.

In that case you could bring you layers into after effects, and on layer 1 video import a filmstrip of lal your image, on layer2 import an image of your adjustment layer and dfo so for each adjusmtnet layer. I only say after effects instead of Premiere, because Premiere lacks many blending modes.

If you only have Phtoshop, you could make layer comps and then use file >> scripts >> layer comps to files.


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