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06-06-2005, 06:24 PM
I have to go through 90 psd files and save out 3 separate jpeg files.
I was wondering if i can output 3 different files from a psd file using actions (im using photoshopCS2)
each of the psds and foldered up the same, the folders are:
Save 1 must be
Save 2 must be
Save 3 must be
Is there anyway to batch do this?
06-07-2005, 01:31 AM
i'm a little confused by your specifics but your basic question seems to be 'can you use a layered psd file and create a batch process to save it in three different locations'? if that's the question yes. just make sure that when you're recording the process you have a definite naming convention for saving and channels and layers. If you have different names for layers and channels the original action will be looking for those names to be repeated and will stop when the conditions aren't met. if you're flattening a series of files where effects, line art, and color base are separate for example name them all exactly that.
i don't know what foldered up the same means i'm sorry. Are you talking about the order of the folders they're saving into or are you talking about folders (sets) used to organize your layers within photoshop? if you're talking about the location it doesn't really matter. all you have to do is make sure 'close window' isn't a step until your last save is completed
your process would roughly be:
open (if you're batching you don't really need this actually but whatever)
flatten image (again keep them all in the same order with all layers and channels named the same)
image size if required
save as>location 1
change to jpeg (you'll want your psd file names to be the same as your jpeg names i assum, with only the extension changed
select jpeg quality and hit ok
save as>location 2
save as>location 3
close ( i assume you don't want to keep your files open and waste ram)
so when you say 'output 3 different files' i'm not sure if you mean that or 'save same file to three different location. you'll have to be more specific. otherwise this is a pretty straightforward batch. if you mean save 3 different files you have to say how they differ
06-07-2005, 01:31 AM
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