Hey I'm trying to duplicate an image that has been titled (a specific name) into a PSD and keep the image title (a specific name).

I have a few titled images that need to be a certain size and effects. So I created a PSD with all the effects and the size I need. I want to duplicate the titled images into the PSD and then save as a new image but with the original title of each image.

I know I can do this the long way and copy and paste each title for each image but is there faster way to make the title of the image duplicate with the image it self into the new psd?

To be specific I use CS4 and I know how to duplicate images or drag them into a PSD. But when I do so the image (layer) renames its self background or layer and a number.

When I open the image in CS4 it has the title it was given in the topbar but the image layer is called layer0. When I right click duplicate on it I can name the image (layer) and choose the destination.

How can I make the title of that image appear in the layer name section automatically. So when it is duplicated to the new PSD that layer has the name that it was given when it was a single image.

Appreciate the help. Best Regards

  • I guess Photoshop is not really cares about file names and not move them to layer names.. and vice versa
    – Vnovak
    Jun 11, 2014 at 16:45
  • @Vnovak seems that way but I am no expert at PhotoShop. So I'm sure if I knew better PhotoShop put something in place to solve this.
    – user25889
    Jun 19, 2014 at 16:17

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In Photoshop CS6+ you can use File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack

No clue if that's possible in CS4.

  • I can verify that it exists in CS5 -- and apparently it's been around since CS3
    – Hanna
    Jun 11, 2014 at 17:21
  • If you drag a psd file into photoshop, it will keep the original file name as the layer. Couldn't you then just export the layers without a prefix? Jun 11, 2014 at 17:30
  • @Scott Hey yes this worked but whats happening is that its creating a new PSD, then I still have to duplicate them into the PSD I need. How can I add them to the PSD I need or choose the destination path?
    – user25889
    Jun 19, 2014 at 16:19
  • @GoofyMonkey Yes but I need to keep the orginal name of each image that I drag into a PSD not the PSD into Photoshop.
    – user25889
    Jun 19, 2014 at 16:22
  • @user25889 I don't understand.. load the files into a stack.... select all the layers of your stack, Group them... drag to whatever psd you need them in.
    – Scott
    Jun 19, 2014 at 16:45

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