11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2013 1:07 AM by pennyt4 RSS

    Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools

    pennyt4

      Unify Layer Style - I have found the section in Adobe Help PDF, but for the life of me, I cannot find the tools within PS6 .... These are the instructions:

      Unify layer properties

      1.In the Animation panel (Photoshop Extended CS5) or Timeline panel (CS6), change the attribute to one frame.
      2.In the Layers panel, click Unify Layer Position , Unify Layer Visibility , or Unify Layer Style  to have the changed attribute apply to all other frames in the active layer.

       

      I have multiple photographs I would like to create a video of. I want the fade affect to be applied to each picture, but so far I have only been able to update the fade on each idividual frame. I have searched and searched all over google and cannot find specific instructions of how to duplicate the fade affect to all my frames.

       

      I have Photoshop CS6

       

      Please help

        • 1. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
          JJMack MVP

          There in the top section of the layer palette when you in a frame animation in the timeline palette. Note the options they can be hidden...............

          LayersPalette.jpg

           

          Unifying layer properties in animation frames

           

          The unify buttons (Unify Layer Position, Unify Layer Visibility, and Unify Layer Style) in the Layers panel determine how the changes you make to attributes in the active animation frame apply to the other frames in the same layer. When a unify button is selected, that attribute is changed in all the frames in the active layer; when that button is deselected, changes apply to only the active frame.

          The Propagate Frame 1 option in the Layers panel also determines how the changes you make to attributes in the first frame will apply to the other frames in the same layer. When it is selected, you can change an attribute in the first frame, and all subsequent frames in the active layer will change in relation to the first frame (and preserve the animation you have already created).

           

          Unify layer properties

          1. In the Animation panel (Photoshop Extended CS5) or Timeline panel (CS6), change the attribute to one frame.
          2. In the Layers panel, click Unify Layer Position , Unify Layer Visibility , or Unify Layer Style to have the changed attribute apply to all other frames in the active layer.

           

          Propagate frame 1

          1. In the Layers panel, select the Propagate Frame 1 option.
          2. In the Animation panel (Photoshop Extended CS5) or Timeline panel (CS6), change the attribute for the first frame.The changed attribute is applied (in relation) to all subsequent frames in a layer.
          You can also propagate frames by Shift-selecting any consecutive group of frames in the layer and changing an attribute in any of the selected frames.

           

          Show or hide Unify Layers buttons

          Choose Animation Options from the Layers panel menu, and then choose one of the following:
          Automatic
          Displays the unify layers buttons when the Animation panel is open. In Photoshop Extended, the Animation panel must be in frame animation mode.

           

          Always Show
          Displays the unify layers buttons whether the Animation panel is open or closed.

           

          Always Hide
          Hides the unify layers buttons whether the Animation panel is open or closed.

           

          • 2. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
            pennyt4 Community Member

            OMG I knew there was going to be a simple answer to something that was making me tear my hair out

             

            Thank you, Thank you, Thank you JJMack for your wonderful and quick reply

             

            I could kiss you

            • 3. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
              pennyt4 Community Member

              Sigh

               

              I have powered along with learning PS6  - but for the first time have been beaten: these Unify layers are killing me

               

               

              I have found the buttons .. YAYYYYY ........ but they are greyed out

               

              The frames are individual photographs.

               

               

              • 4. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                JJMack MVP

                The first girl I ever had a crush on name was Penny never did get a kiss from her either.

                • 5. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                  JJMack MVP

                  Did you load your images into a Photoshop layered stack. Background only grayed out layered not grayed out.

                  Try menu File>Scripts>Load Files into Stack...

                  Layered.jpg

                  • 6. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                    pennyt4 Community Member

                    BIg smooches for JJMack for continuing to help me and LOL about the comment about your first crush

                     

                    But, alas, still greyed out

                     

                    Will have to hunt for some video tutorials after work.

                    • 7. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                      JJMack MVP

                      If you have all you images in layers and are in frame animation mode in the timeline I do not think they should be grayed out. If they are try resetting you Photoshop preferences.  I also do not think you will need then either.  Using the timeline palettes fly-out menu you should be able to have Photoshop make frames for all of your layers. Then select all the frames and set some time duration each should be displayed for.  Then convert your frame animation into a video timeline.  Then drag the layers out into the video timeline one after the other add then add the transition  you want between them. Add an audio track it you want to. When you convert to a video your layers will be in a group you need to spread out. Also the unify icon will be gone.video.jpg

                      • 8. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                        JJMack MVP

                        pennyt4 wrote:

                         

                        I have multiple photographs I would like to create a video of. I want the fade affect to be applied to each picture, but so far I have only been able to update the fade on each idividual frame. I have searched and searched all over google and cannot find specific instructions of how to duplicate the fade affect to all my frames.

                         

                        Please help

                        Have not seen anything new from you lately.  How are you doing??

                         

                        Let me see if I can help some.  If your picture collection is anything like mine. Your collections contains images that have many different pixel sizes  images and images with many different aspect ratios from wide panoramas to square to tall portraits.   Video frames all have the same size and aspect ratio....  Therefore you need to decide what size and aspect ratio frames you want your video to have and how you want to display you images in these frames. If your images have a different aspect ratio the your video frame you need make new image from them the have the same aspect ratio as your video frames.  Basicly you have two choices fit the images into you video frame size in which case your images with different aspect ratios then you video frames' aspect ratio will have borders on the sides or the top and bottom. The other choice is to crop you images so the have the same aspect ratio as your video frame.  Images that had aspect ratios that were not close the your video frame aspect ratio compositions will be greatly altered.  Often a center crop will be poor and sometimes it impossible such an aspect ratio crop have a good composition.  

                         

                        As for creating a slide show video from your images with Photoshop CS6 it is easy to do either type and add an audio track by creating a frame animation that you convert to a video timeline and add a audio track.

                         

                        If in addition you want to add transitions between images you will find that will greatly increase the size of your video file and will also be very time consuming to do. For each image must be positioned on the timeline and the transition added between the images.  I have not found a supplied automated way to do this. 

                         

                        Perhaps a  Photoshop script could be written to do that, or a Photoshop Action could be recorded that could do one image frame and transition each time the action is played where the next layer is targeted as the actions last step. 

                         

                        I do not do video so have not tried to record any action.  I have only done a few manually.  I could upload some examples and post links to them.

                        • 9. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                          pennyt4 Community Member

                          Hi JJMack - very nice of you to keep in touch.

                          I have come to the conclusion (as you confirm in your 3rd last paragraph above) that I only have the choice to manually put the fade on each individual picture.

                          That would be ok for a few pics, but not for 700

                           

                          So, they are only popping up, and with a nice back ground it is not looking too bad.

                           

                          I was lucky enough to view a great tutorial that showed me the audio - so I already have some nice modern songs accompanying my pics of cheerleaders

                           

                          At least, with your assistance, I now have those pesky missing buttons in view ...... just have to get them un greyed out ........ but that will have to wait till the weekend

                           

                          Thank you again

                           

                          Penny

                          • 10. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                            JJMack MVP

                            pennyt4 wrote:

                             

                            I already have some nice modern songs accompanying my pics of cheerleaders

                            Cheerleaders!!!!

                            • 11. Re: Unify Layer Style - cannot find the tools
                              pennyt4 Community Member

                              Cheerleaders!!!!

                               

                              Bahahahahahahahaaa thought u might like that

                               

                              My daughter is a cheerleader and I have become their personal photographer