1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 22, 2016 1:21 AM by SuperMerlin

    duplicate layer into new document with layer name


      Hello all!


      I'm trying to find a script that can duplicate a layer into a new document with the layer name as the new document file name. I can barely eek my way through code so I'm hoping someone here can provide a script solution.


      I did find a similar post that provided the following:

      function newDocFromLayer(docName,layerName){  
           docName == undefined ? docName = "Untitled":docName;  
           layerName == undefined ? layerName = activeDocument.activeLayer.name:layerName;  
          var desc = new ActionDescriptor();  
              var ref = new ActionReference();  
              ref.putClass( charIDToTypeID( "Dcmn" ) );  
          desc.putReference( charIDToTypeID( "null" ), ref );  
          desc.putString( charIDToTypeID( "Nm  " ), docName );  
               var ref1 = new ActionReference();  
              ref1.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID( "Lyr " ), charIDToTypeID( "Ordn" ), charIDToTypeID( "Trgt" ) );  
          desc.putReference( charIDToTypeID( "Usng" ), ref1 );  
          desc.putString( charIDToTypeID( "LyrN" ), layerName );  
      executeAction( charIDToTypeID( "Mk  " ), desc, DialogModes.NO );  


      I saved this out of extendscript and ran it and nothing happens. I thought possibly because it was for an older version of Photoshop?


      Thanks a billion to anyone that can read this and figure out the correct solution.

        • 1. Re: duplicate layer into new document with layer name
          SuperMerlin Level 5
          function dupLayers() { 
              var desc143 = new ActionDescriptor();
                  var ref73 = new ActionReference();
                  ref73.putClass( charIDToTypeID('Dcmn') );
              desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref73 );
              desc143.putString( charIDToTypeID('Nm  '), activeDocument.activeLayer.name );
                  var ref74 = new ActionReference();
                  ref74.putEnumerated( charIDToTypeID('Lyr '), charIDToTypeID('Ordn'), charIDToTypeID('Trgt') );
              desc143.putReference( charIDToTypeID('Usng'), ref74 );
              executeAction( charIDToTypeID('Mk  '), desc143, DialogModes.NO );