1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 18, 2017 9:10 AM by JJMack

    Trying to make canvas wall template. Can't make an action that works for my batch images.

    aarono49318361

      I am trying to make an action that I can use for batch...  Multiple images at once.

      I am making a template where I can place my image to look like a canvas on a wall.

       

      I am doing this by making the edits I want to a layer and making it a smart object. I double click smart object thumbnail and it opens a blank document were I need to place my image. I place my image, then I File->save. I go back to original document after and the image I need is there.

       

      I don't know how to make an action to do this for batch images.

        • 1. Re: Trying to make canvas wall template. Can't make an action that works for my batch images.
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          It simple to do with scripts like contact sheet II,  Also with Photoshop data driven Variable graphic  templates. With Simple Templates that abide to four simple rules.  The scripts in my Photo Collages Toolkit can populate your templates.  You can even tilt then onto a wall without needing a template  just the wall size and tile size is needed.

           

          Actions can be created to populate a know number of images that have the right size.  Action can not use logic to resize place shape  any number of  images a template may have. Actions are just step step step no logic.

           

          Paste Image Roll script and Picture Package support documentation

           

          Populate a template with a script here 5 image will be populated

           

          Photo Collage Toolkit

           

          Photoshop scripting is powerful and I believe this package demonstrates this

           

          The package includes four simple rules to follow when making Photo Collage Template PSD files so they will be compatible with my Photoshop scripts.

          1. Size the photo collage templates for the print size you want - width, height and print DPI resolution.
          2. Photo collage templates must have a Photoshop background layer. The contents of this layer can be anything.
          3. Photo collage templates must have alpha channels named "Image 1", "Image 2", ... "Image n".
          4. Photo collage templates layers above the background layers must provide transparent areas to let the images that will be placed below them show through.

           

          There are fifteen scripts in this package they provide the following functions:

          1. HelpPhotoCollageToolkit.jsx - Online Help
          2. TestCollageTemplate.jsx - Used to test a Photo Collage Template while you are making it with Photoshop.
          3. CollageTemplateBuilder.jsx - Can build Templates compatible with this toolkit's scripts.
          4. LayerToAlphaChan.jsx - Used to convert a Prototype Image Layer stack into a template document.
          5. InteractivePopulateCollage.jsx - Used to interactively populate Any Photo Collage template. Offers most user control inserting pictures and text.
          6. ReplaceCollageImage.jsx - use to replace a populated collage image Smart Object layer with an other image correctly resized and positioned.
          7. ChangeTextSize.jsx - This script can be used to change Image stamps text size when the size used by the populating did not work well.
          8. PopulateCollageTemplate.jsx - Used to Automatically populate a Photo Collage template and leave the populated copy open in Photoshop.
          9. BatchOneImageCollage.jsx - Used to Automatically Batch Populate Collage templates that only have one image inserted. The Collage or Image may be stamped with text.
          10. BatchMultiImageCollage.jsx - Used to Automatically Batch Populate Any Photo Collage template with images in a source image folder. Easier to use than the interactive script. Saved collages can be tweaked.
          11. PasteImageRoll.jsx - Paste Images into a document to be print on roll paper.
          12. BatchPicturePackage.jsx - Used to Automatically Batch Populate Any Photo Collage template with an image in a source image folder.  Images Rotates for best fit.
          13. BatchPicturePackageNoRotate.jsx - Used to Automatically Batch Populate Any Photo Collage template with an image in a source image folder.
          14. PopulatePicturePackage.jsx - Used to Automatically populate a Photo Collage template Fill with the same single image and leave the populated copy open in Photoshop.
          15. PCTpreferences.jsx - Edit This File to Customize Collage Populating scripts default setting and add your own Layer styles.

           

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