Advanced Action/Batch - Need help

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  01 January 2014
Advanced Action/Batch - Need help

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I have multiple (400+) folders, each containing 3 .tga files. The names of those 3 files are the same in every folder (beauty, ambient & outline). I'm looking for a way to do the following:

Step 1: Open beauty.tga
Step 2: Use the alpha channel to duplicate the subject into a new layer
Step 3: Rename this layer to "beauty"
Step 4: Delete the Background layer
Step 5: Open ambient.tga
Step 6: Use the alpha channel to duplicate the subject into a new layer
Step 7: Rename this layer to "ambient"
Step 8: Copy this "ambient" layer to beauty.tga
Step 9: Set the layer style of the "ambient" layer to Multiply
Step 10: Open Outline.tga
Step 11: Use the alpha channel to duplicate the subject into a new layer
Step 12: Rename this layer to "outline"
Step 13: Copy this "outline" layer to beauty.tga
Step 14: Save beauty.tga as a .PSD file
Step 15: Automatically repeat these steps for every single one of those 400+ folders.

Actually, I did manage to get the first 14 steps working, but...
Now the "open" commands within the action refer to actual files, instead to filenames within a certain folder. So every time I play the action, it just uses the exact files I used when I was recording. Makes sense of course, but that way I can't apply the action to multiple folders.

Any ideas/solutions?

Ferry Passchier [2D/3D Visualizer + Fan Photographer]
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Last edited by FerryP : 01 January 2014 at 10:12 AM.
  01 January 2014
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