Is it possible to import an Excel file into Photoshop such that each item on a list has its own individual layer, with each layer located in the exact same place? E.g. there is a document with a blank for a name, a list of names in the Excel file, and the list is imported so that the names fill the blank when the layers are selected.

Other suggestions as to how to accomplish this are welcome.

  • 1
    You seem to be describing Photoshop's data driven graphics functionality. It's a bit like mail merge but for Photoshop. If you want a tutorial there's one here on youtube that goes through the process.
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 18 at 21:38
  • In an office suit this would be called mail merge. In Scribus it can be done, via the Scribus Generator ad-on. Why would you use Photoshop specifically? Do you have actual graphic effects happening on those list-items? Or could you generate a "background" in Photoshop and make the text-magic happen in some other tool? Maybe share a hand-made example with two different list-items. Apr 27 at 22:38
  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – Community Bot
    Apr 27 at 22:38


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.