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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

File → Scripts → Export Layers to Files Or in newer versions of Photoshop: File → Export → Export Layers to Files
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How to export/import a Photoshop action from one Windows computer to another?

Found instructions for exporting just the actions you need. View your actions by going to Window > Actions. If your actions aren't contained in a set, create one by clicking the folder icon at the ...
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How to batch rotate image to make them all landscape?

You can put a Conditional step in an action: use the Insert Conditional... command in the Actions flyout menu: So first create an action to rotate and save a document. Then create an action with a ...
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How to batch rotate image to make them all landscape?

Easier solution: Use Bridge, which has a filter for orientation. Drop the images into a folder, click the 'portrait' filter, which selects every portrait image in your folder, then the rotate tool at ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

You can use File->Scripts->Export layers to files to create PDFs. Choose PDF under File type in the Export Layers to Files dialog box. It's easy to miss since it's the option just above PSD. ...
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How to repeat a gradient multiple times in Illustrator and Photoshop?

Use scripting! As others have answered, you should use scripting. But some of the other solutions here only use RGB, whereas mine uses colours you choose from your document. Also some solutions didn'...
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Photoshop Local Zoom?

You might find the navigator window helpful. You can pull the window off the tabs, and resize. When you zoom in on the image the navigator displays where you are in the image. It also updates ...
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How to repeat a gradient multiple times in Illustrator and Photoshop?

You can achieve this with Illustrator scripting. Checking the documentation for CC15.3 in the JavaScript Reference PDF under Gradients on page 68. Create the colors: // Create the colors var ...
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how is this picture made?

That is basicly a simple Inverted solarization. On Photoshop 1) Open Curves (Ctrl+M) 2) Use a U shaped curve. (The normal solarization is an inverted U shape) But of course you can prepare some ...
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how to create a UV mapping (?) of a texture onto a product photograph based on a calibration pattern

To my knowledge there's no way to use UV data in Photoshop and I'm not sure it would help with this example because the deformation is quite strong: it'd be a job for vector displacement filter (which ...
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Is it possible to automate this grid pattern in Photoshop?

You say the pattern is binary, but in fact it consists of 4 different "tones": Create a pattern for each of the middle tones (with the circles) by making a selection and choosing Edit > Define ...
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Can I modify text within Photoshop files programmatically?

There's quite a lot you can do with custom scripting. There's a lot to learn and it's got kind of a steep learning curve at first because they have a lot of their own stuff, but it's pretty powerful ...
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Is there a way to get a text value from the user in a Photoshop script?

It looks like I can use prompt to get a value: var value = prompt("Type in the name of the file", "filename.png"); If we run the code in Photoshop, http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/...
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How to center text vertically within a textbox in Photoshop

I found a way today that I didn't know, it is partly as Michael Osterhus says, but I didn't really get what he meant to begin with. You need to write your text with just a single click, not a ...
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How can I include a Photoshop file inside another Photoshop file?

In Photoshop CC it is possible to link PSDs inside other PSDs. See here for reference: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/photoshop-linked-smart-objects.html
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How to repeat a gradient multiple times in Illustrator and Photoshop?

This will only work if you are using the gradient as a stroke (as in your question). If you want to repeat the gradient endlessly (as opposed to a specific number of repeats) then you can skip steps 2 ...
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How to repeat a gradient multiple times in Illustrator and Photoshop?

Based on the Illustrator JS manual I've come up with the code below. This code does exactly what you want: Creates a gradient with two color stops: black and white Repeats it five times Applies it as ...
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Make 15 lines / ticks with Photoshop, each of them rotated of 20°

RotateMe script is as close to Illustrator's Effect > Distor & Transform > Transform as you get with PS. The link seems to be down so code at the bottom of this answer ↓ Alternative method ...
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Can I automate saving different combinations of layers?

Photoshop Composition Composer will do just what you need. In your case use only a single top-level folder. Usage See the Example and the Preview below to learn how it works Download and unzip ...
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How to automatically save each layer as its own png/jpeg while keeping one main layer above

You should try this script that user Johannes graciously shared: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/1962/24301 It's basically an improved version of the built-in PS "Export Layers to Files" ...
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Can I add 'Export As' to an action script?

Not quite sure that you can add that exact option to an action. But here's what you can do instead: Go to File -> Export -> Export Preferences then change your preferences to something like ...
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What is the difference between .jsx and .js?

The scripting engine Adobe uses is called ExtendScript which is a dialect of JavaScript, or more accurately EcmaScript. There are many dialects of JavaScript with different libraries around, and some ...
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Photoshop to SVG path?

This open-source script for Photoshop CS3 or later will convert the currently selected path to SVG code and display it in a dialog text field where you can either save it to a file or copy all or part ...
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Replacing a smart object in bulk with Photoshop's variable data or scripts

I found this page that has an answer that looked close to what you're looking for, I modified it to work with the latest version and to hopefully fit your needs better. Here's how to use it: Save the ...
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How to find the nearest color from a list of 9 in Photoshop?

Because the nearest color isn't universally accepted concept, I give my own formula. The problematic color is in the bottom layer and the palette is above it. The palette layer has blending mode = ...
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I need to create 60 unique framed mirrors for product images, looking for a way to automate

If it's not for print, you might be able to use this Image Framer jquery plugin that I've made. It basically stretches frames around practically any size image. The website (that had been down forever)...
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Explanation of a function line by line for learning purposes!

// make new function named getAllShapeLayersData function getAllShapeLayersData() { // make empty list lyrs (for returning later) var lyrs = []; //if the thing in try fails go to catch ...
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How to automate four-up photo creation

This can easily be automated in Photoshop. Before you begin make sure all your 4 x 6 images are in one folder, and take a note of the folder location. You may wish to split up the job using several ...
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Photoshop scripting. Get image dimensions to clipboard

Eureka! This script will use active document's width and height as the file name and open the save dialog box with the file name preset for you. Choose a folder and save. var saveOptions = new ...
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Combinations and Permutations of Photoshop Layers?

I had no idea you could script with JavaScript in Photoshop prior to reading @horatio's answer, so I gave it a go. If you're new to scripting (first do some tutorials, then) I recommend stealing as ...
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