5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2017 1:29 AM by malcolmp56190882

    Applying hundreds of different files as layers to a single base file. Automating it.

    malcolmp56190882 Level 1

      Hello, I don't know where else to ask for help. I dont really know how to word this request for help either.

      I have a sequence of 500 images showing movement in the sky.

      I have a base image (image 1 of the sequence) representing the landscape I want to use.

      I would like to sequentially layer each of my other 499 frames as a layer over frame 1, with blending mode screen.

      The point then is to create a timelapse movie sequence out of the new files.

      Put another way.

      I have files 1, 2, 3,4 ,5 ,6 etc where file 1 is my foreground.

      I would like to create an action that layers file 2 on file 1 in screen blend mode, saves it in a new folder with the same name.

      Then in a new document it layers file 3 on file 1 in blend mode, and saves it in that new folder.

      Then in a new document it layers file 4 on file 1 and so on until I have a folder full of files with File 1 layered under each of the other files.

       

      I could do this manually, but theres got to be a way to automate this?

       

      thanks for any suggestions

      cheers,

      Malcolm