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Neil Anderson
Render layered photoshop sequence
on Jun 28, 2011 at 9:03:14 pm

Is there any way to render a photoshop sequence with layers?
I want to run a photoshop action on all the frames in a clip, but require a mask layer. Since AFAIK photoshop actions can't grab the mask from another file (in an automated way) I need to have the mask for each frame available in the same PSD file on a different layer.

The filmstrip format would also make this possible, but I can't seem to find that in the output modules.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Render layered photoshop sequence
on Jun 29, 2011 at 1:24:16 am

[Neil Anderson] "Is there any way to render a photoshop sequence with layers?"

Not that I know of. This would be a great feature request [link], though.


[Neil Anderson] "I want to run a photoshop action on all the frames in a clip, but require a mask layer. Since AFAIK photoshop actions can't grab the mask from another file (in an automated way) I need to have the mask for each frame available in the same PSD file on a different layer."

Perhaps you can accomplish what you need with Photoshop Extended's video layers [link]?


[Neil Anderson] "The filmstrip format would also make this possible, but I can't seem to find that in the output modules."

Filmstrip has been deprecated.

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Neil Anderson
Re: Render layered photoshop sequence
on Jun 29, 2011 at 4:51:37 am

Thanks. I did end up using photoshop's video layers. I hadn't realized you could import more than one of them into a document.


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