Is there a way to copy a layer from one file and paste it into multiple files using Actions? I already use actions to re-size the images, but I end up having to manually copy and paste the layer with our custom watermark.

I tried using the copy and paste in place to get the logo in correct position. Then I need to re-apply the styles to the layer - not an issue. I just need to select the same layer from the same file each time.

  • File > Automate > Batch... Should do this easily.
    – Joonas
    Aug 7, 2013 at 15:38

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I don't think it is possible to use an action to place your logo in multiple files, but you can use the duplicate layer function in Photoshop

  1. Right-Click the layer you want to duplicate.
  2. Click on "Duplicate layer..."
  3. Select the Document you want the logo to be transferred to.
  4. Click "Ok" and the logo will be duplicated to the other file, it will also be on the same spot as the old one.

Hope this answer helped you out! Goodluck

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