How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly
Hey there, this video, we're going to take a bunch of files that we've done okay, I've got all these kind of like screenshots, things that I really like and I just want to kind of add them to a Photoshop file on one big go rather than copying and pasting them. So I'll show you the feature that just dump them all into one Photoshop file all in layers easily. And then I'm just going to make it into a kind of a mood board, do this all the time when I'm getting kind of ideas for projects and especially if I have to deal with a client. I showed them a mood board like this to say this is this is not my work, this is what I'm looking to do this. Have I understood your brief, right? And I can really kind of save time. They might look at this and go and that is not what we want. Where's the comic sense. Alright let's go and do it now. Alright to get started. All you need to do, you don't have to have anything open. Okay. It doesn't really matter what looks like maybe work might be learn. All yo...
u need to do is go to file and go down to scripts and there's this one says load files into stack. You can choose whether you want to select the files or load a whole folder. I'm just gonna click files, thick brows in your 03 preferences and workflow. Let's click on the inspiration one, hold shift and click on inspiration seven. So we've got them all selected, click open, kick back and relax. Not yet click open and you can decide like for me, like we said at the beginning, we're doing kind of inspiration mood board. So I've just taken screenshots all over the place and just want to load them into a file. You might be say capturing something on a tripod that's maybe moving and you want to like attempt to align the images. They will kind of line up Exactly. Mine are just all very different images so it's not going to work. So I'm using it one way. But there are lots of other times where you're like actually just want to dump lots of images into Photoshop file and you might want to try and line them up. Maybe it's different exposures you've done of one image or some sort of time lapse. You can decide where you want to lump it all together as a smart object at the end. I don't want to do either of those things. I want to kick back, relax and watch Photoshop total because the alternative right? Is to file open and then copy paste, copy paste, copy paste, copy paste close, copy paste close. Did you want to save its drama. Cool. Huh? You see over here in my layers file. Okay, I've got a bunch of images or just laid up together. You can see the names of the files there and what I want to do for my kind of mood board here is I've grabbed my crop tool. I'm just going to drag this out over here. I have no idea how big it's going to be return and I'm just going to kind of slowly move them out and what I do when I'm doing a mood board is to decide how big I want different things in terms of like say I'm sending it to the client about my ideas about what we're doing. There be some things that I like say a prominent and some things that are just kind of subtle and I used to use kind of size to show how kind of, I guess important you feel to the overall theme. Different things are. So I like this kind of like cobbled together overlapping nothing is really like it's not, they're not your designs, right? So it's just kind of giving it an idea or a mood of what you want to do. So I might say something like that, drag it out there as well and that's what I guess we've learned what loading stack is pretty quickly now I'm just showing you what I do in terms of, I'm going to make a new layer, gonna be at the bottom. I'll fill it with Probably not black, I'll pick a grayish gray green and I'm gonna select all these fellas and put a drop shadow on them. Now. Weirdly you can't add a drop shadow into them all at once. You can use a trick where you put a folder, add a drop shadow to the folder and stick them all in. We're totally getting off topic now. Okay, um but hang around, there's a there's a tip in here somewhere. Okay, so I'm going to go for side, you can see how with them all in a group. I can add a drop shadow to that group and you can see they will get it there and that might be what you want. What I want though is I want them individually to have shadows. So I'm going to step backwards until I got rid of that group. I'll add drop shadow to one of them. Drop shadow and we'll go over here size. Now look when you right click one of them or the one you've got the drop shadow on, go copy. Then you can apply them more by selecting these other six hair. Right clicking it and say paced lifestyle. Now they've all got individual drop shadows rather than all in one group. It's up to you what you want to do, right? And you might play with the layers. Okay, bring this one to the front. Maybe over these guys get this kind of like, I don't know, mixed up college mood board thing going shortcuts for moving things up and down. Say I want this to be at the front now wanted to be there, but I want it in front. Command shift and the second of the square brackets, that's control shift, square brackets on a pc square brackets are the ones next to the Peaky. Okay. It brings it to the front and the first one, which means it all the way to the back, which is behind my gray box, so that's not what I want. I'm going to select them all except for that background and just kind of move them in there and there's dan's mood board. Now, other little tips where I get my inspiration from generally say I'm doing like this here is my kind of UI design mood board and I find most of it is from something called dribble. Trouble with three Bs and I've typed in uI here and it's just, it's the curation of this site is pretty amazing. Um is beautiful work, you can find all sorts of stuff, there's a very kind of dribble feel to it, but it's often stuff that I can really relate to, you can start following people, you can upload your stuff here. Another really good place and it has a really different kind of look to it is Beyonce dribble and behind for some reason, Yeah, just have different kind of vibes in terms of their quality were not the quality. The style dribble has this very more kind of illustration, clean victor. Like computer created graphics, whereas Behan's is tends to be a lot more of this type of stuff where there is a mixture of that, but there's a kind of, I don't know, there's a different vibe to it, a lot more pixels and grungy nous in Behan's up to you. Hopefully one of those is new to you. The other thing I want to show you before I go is because of Nice, nice. With two eyes. We love extra letters. Nice is free to sign up. Okay, and you create your own boards, basically just mood boards. So this is one, I was doing some hand lettering and I wanted ideas, so instead of dumping it into Photoshop, I dump them into this program here. And the cool thing about it is it makes kind of re sizing really quick and easy. Can you see this? Okay, so I can go, you, I want you to be a smaller part of this and it does pretty cool cropping and allows you to kind of say I like this one, I want to make it bigger, it gets really big, it's very cool. You can export these as PDFs as well, share them with a client like this. Very, very cool. You get a couple of boards free and then you have to pay, it's pretty cheap, you should totally sign up for these guys. I love Nice. Alright, that is going to be us, I will see you in the next video