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John Russell
Merging multiple files consecutively
on Jul 12, 2020 at 11:08:09 am

Hi any advice on this would be gratefully received.

To try and make problem understandable

1. I have two files (call them File 1 snd File 2) each with 120 layers.

2. I want to drag all the layers form one File 1 into File 2 and position them (they are animations so I just make one layer visible and use this to position all 120 layers).

3. I want to merge the layers from each file consecutively so that the top layer from one File 1 merges with the top layer of File 2. Then the second layer from File 1 with the second layer from File 2. And so on until I am left with 120 layers merged form the two Files.

So far I have been doing this manually (dragging the layers into the correct order and using Cmd 4 to merge down) and it is very time consuming because I have over 100 files to merge in this way. Is there a way I can automate this process? Would be grateful for any feedback ...!

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Filip Vandueren
Re: Merging multiple files consecutively
on Jul 13, 2020 at 5:31:27 pm

It can be possible with an extendscript that is written for this specific task.

Photoshop scripting is harder and less intuitive than say after effects scripting though

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