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Open MULTIPLE Images as Layers In Photoshop [Quick & Easy]

September 25, 2019


Hi, welcome back to the PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com. I’m Jesus Ramirez. In this video, I’m going to show you how to
load multiple files as layers. Okay, let’s get right to it. So the first thing that you need to do is go into file, scripts and select “Load files into stack.” This is going to bring up the load layers
window. From here, you can select the files that you
want to load or a folder. I recommend placing all the images that you
want to load as layers into a single folder, that way, it makes things a little bit easier. Then, you can click on browse and select the
folder where you have your files. So I have my images here in this folder labeled
images and I’m going to press okay. All these images are simply composites and
other pieces that I worked on. You can decide to sort the files by name if
you like. This is the order that they will appear on
in the layer stack. And if you don’t like the order, you can sort
them by name. You could also select one and click on the
remove button if you would like to remove it. In this case, I want to load all these files. Also, you don’t need to click on any of these
checkbox, you can leave those unchecked. And then just press okay. Photoshop will then load all those files as
layers and you can see all the different images that were loaded into one single Photoshop
document. Sometimes, you may be working with a file
that already has other layers. And if you want to bring in layers as files,
what you need to do is go into file, scripts, load files into stack and do the same process. Select the folder that contains your photos
and press okay. Now, you can click on add open files and it
will add the currently open file. In this case, it’s not going to work because
the file hasn’t been saved. Do you see the asterisk on the document tab? Asterisk mean that the file hasn’t been saved
so you won’t be able to load it. Also, I don’t really wanna use this button
because if I add the open file into the layer stack, Photoshop will flatten the image and
that’s what it will place in the layers stack. And I don’t really want that. So I’m not going to use the add open files
button. Instead, I’m just going to press OK and it’s
gonna load all those same files again as layers. And if I want to move all these layers to
my working document, then I can simply press Ctrl Alt A, that’s Command Option A on the
Mac, to select all the layers in the layers panel. And you can see how they’re all highlighted
now. And I can just click and drag them into my
working document. I’m hovering over the tab, when the tab opens up,
I’m still holding down the mouse button and I’ll release. Photoshop will then place all
those layers in that document. You can see that here and I’ll click-and-drag
’em up above the layers stack and you can see all the images that I brought in as layers. And by the way, if you want to
learn a really cool trick to remove people from photos
using a very similar technique, then check out the
video below. It uses a very similar script. And it will allow you to easily remove people
from photos. So check it out, I highly recommend that video. I’ll place the link right below in the description
and you can watch that right after this tutorial. And by the way, if you’re watching this video
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