View Full Version : Is there an easy way?

12-10-2012, 12:28 AM
To place two templates in one tab/screen in photoshop CS or PSE? Basically I want to combine two tempaltes in the same 12X24 document so that I can work them side by side rather than flipping back and forth. Anyone???

12-10-2012, 12:31 AM
would love to know this as well. i hate that they lose their layers

12-10-2012, 12:34 AM
I open one side, then change the canvas size to 24x12. Then go to the other template, select all layers, then drag them into the new larger template.

12-10-2012, 12:34 AM
I tried "inserting" the png files, but they went in backwards (base paper on top) and it would take just as long rearranging them (and much more confusing) than just copy and pasting like i have been doing! lol

12-10-2012, 12:35 AM
Each layer one at a time or can you copy them all at once and keep the layers? I have been copying one at a time and wondering if there is an easier way. :)

I open one side, then change the canvas size to 24x12. Then go to the other template, copy all layers, then paste them into the new larger template.

12-10-2012, 12:36 AM
Can you select all of the layers at once and just drag them over to the 12x24 template? Then while all the layers are still selected, you can move them around together...

12-10-2012, 12:47 AM
Yes, you can. I change my view (Window/Arrange) to View all in Windows. The drag (edited my post above, from copy/paste to select/drag) them onto the larger template. They will be in the same order, you just need to put them in the correct position.

12-10-2012, 12:49 AM
2 ways to do this but found this to be the easiest (it is the same just opposite)

go to your first template and select all layers

in your layers palette go to the arrow where u find merger/duplicate/new layers etc. and look for GROUP LAYERS

click that and it will ask u for a name...ie template 1 (it doesn't matter its for u)

this will group everything in ONE sub folder...close the folder so that is all u see and drag that into your document while holding the SHIFT key to center it on your page.

NOW what i do is i have already done this to BOTH templates...u can do it first...last or never whatever works best...

is this what u r asking about????????

btw...with groups...u can turn off individual layers or by clicking on the group turn off the WHOLE GROUP

12-10-2012, 12:56 AM
Here's a couple screen shots... just literally drag the selected layers into the empty space!



12-10-2012, 01:00 AM
lisa is right...the only difference between this way and the way i said is:

one: u have to subfolders u can close and work with individually while also clicking on the group to change sizes without so much clutter

two: mine is for a 12 X 12 not a 2 pager but u can use groups that way too. i LOVE groups...use them all the time for templates...anything i have a LOT of that i want to minimize the visual for.

12-10-2012, 01:02 AM
I do it just like you, Lisa! :) I wasn't sure if Missi could with the program she is using. ;)

I don't like having things grouped for a couple of reasons, so I like the dragging all the layers over way. lol

12-10-2012, 01:47 AM
THANKS!! That is SO much easier!! YAY!!!

12-10-2012, 02:41 AM
Perhaps this can also help:

12-10-2012, 02:49 AM
I'm with Lisa, now just phrasing differently, only 'cuz' in case this works better for you.
Open your new document 24 x12
Open your PSD template 1...get ALL the layers highlighted, [switch to the move tool]-making sure all are highlighted in the layers palette ` drag to the new doc.
Open the other psd template and repeat. Should be good to go.
not to stir a new hornets nest..."all" the layers can get a bit confusing. Depending on your version of Adobe--right click the eye ball in the layers palette and change the color. It will assist in knowing what is where.

12-10-2012, 03:34 AM
no hornets nest here LOL honestly most things i do the long way because i taught myself for the first 10 yrs. however in school and work some of my projects could have hundreds of layers and no amount of colors or anything helped so we were taught to group/then minimize sections of work. its honestly what works best for each person...and the colors is a good idea too :)

12-10-2012, 03:44 AM
Thats how I do it as well Lisa!

12-11-2012, 05:29 AM
I Learn something new everyday. I always find it interesting to see how many different ways we all have to do the same thing. :)

12-11-2012, 05:41 AM
I Learn something new everyday. I always find it interesting to see how many different ways we all have to do the same thing. :)

i agree! my teacher told me that in photoshop there are NO LESS than 5 ways to do everything in the program

Tree City
12-11-2012, 05:23 PM
I do it the way Lisa does, which it seems like others do, too. :) But I loved reading how other people do it. I always love reading PS tips and tricks!