The simple method for working with multiple pictures is demonstrated in this Photoshop tutorial. To automate the process of adding photos to a layer stack, use Photoshop scripts. After that, use a non-destructive crop to separate each layer’s image.

Have you been working hard at it?

Step 1: Open Photoshop and load the images
Please don’t insert them one at a time. Select Load Files into Stack under File>Scripts.

Select Browse. Choose Add Open Files if Photoshop is already open and the files are already open.

Select the photographs you want to import by navigating to the folder containing them. I mouse-dragged all of them. All selection is also made using Ctrl/Cmd+A.

Press “OK”

You will see the files about to be added

Click OK

All of the photographs will now be shown loaded as layers. The largest image in the paper will be that size. They are not shrunk from their initial dimensions. (You can use File>Scripts>image processor to make them the same size.)

Decide on the crop tool.

In this instance, we will resize at a square 1080 by 1080 for Instagram.

Decide on W+H+Resolution.

To make them pixels, type 1080px and 72 for px/in.

IMPORTANT! By turning off Delete Cropped Pixels, the layers won’t actually be permanently cropped; instead, a window will be created around them.

Drag the corner of the crop window until it fits one of the smaller images.

Click the checkmark / press Enter to apply the crop

Decide on the top layer.

For a free transform, press Cmd/Ctrl+T.

Adjust the layer’s size and position to fit the crop window. Enter is needed to apply. Because you are utilising non-destructive cropping, you can move the layer without it being cut off. (Due to the fact that you disabled Delete Cropped Pixels)

Cover up the top layer.

Repeat steps 8 and 9 for the following layer to scale and position.

Position and scale the layers as you move through each layer to ensure that they all appear decent.

Don’t export each layer separately.

Choose File Export>Layers to Files

Click Browse next to destination to choose the folder to save the images in.

You can also add a name if you like, this will be appended before the original file name.

Choose jpg and 7 quality for web/social media.

Click Run

All the layers will be saved as individual images.

If you want to rename multiple photos at once, bridge is the fastest way.

Click the arrow next to the document looking icon at the top of bridge and choose Batch Rename

You can add or remove fields by clicking the – or + signs at the right of the fields.

Under New Filename Use Text and enter your desired name.

If you want to add incremental numbers, choose Sequence Number. Type the number you want to begin with. 1 in this case and choose the number of digits. (This will effect leading zeros).

Click Rename.

All done

I hope this little tutorial saves you lots of time.

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