Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Dearest Darling,

yet more google image searching... forgiveness

I know, I know, our relationship's a little out of balance lately. I feel like we really need to have a talk. Early on, when we were just getting to know one another, we fueled each other. You certainly excited and inspired me, and hopefully, at least occasionally, I did the same for you. But lately, work (in its varied forms) has just got me wiped out, I'm not getting any exercise, I'm eating all this shitty food (don't tell my wife, but I've gone to Taco Bell at least 3 times in the past 2 weeks), and in terms of this, our relationship, I realize that I've become a taker and not a giver. Don't think that I don't know that it's been little more than the occasional foul joke and witty photo-related banter, but I know that if I can't give you what you need, you'll go find it elsewhere. I promise, I'll try again. Soon. It'll get better, I promise.

In the meantime, and I know it's asking a lot to ask for more help when I give you so little these days, but still if you can find a spark of what we used to have...
for the life of me I can't figure out how the hell to copy multiple layers in Photoshop and paste them in place within another document as an Action.

As a gesture of how much I appreciate your tips, and how much you mean to me, I'd love to send you a copy of Michael Bishop's incredibly popular postcard book Michael Bishop's Views of the NYS Barge Canal. I remember how much you liked it.


p.s. Thanks Liz, Mel, Jacinda (& Kelli & Betsy), I'm still working on my plans, but hope to book it all tomorrow.


Mel Trittin said...

I don't think it can be done. Not to be accusatory but, you're too lazy to select multiple layers and drag them into the new document? You need an action? You're applying these same layers to 10, 25, 50, 100 new documents? I could well be wrong, but I can't find a single way to make that an action.

Brilliant post, by the way. It's the kitten that gets 'em every time.

shawn said...

Mel, you underestimate me. 100 new documents? try 800.

yeah, really. maybe that's why i'm tired.

LKB said...

Bruce says he thinks he can do it...hold on...

What kinds of layers do you need to apply? Text? Watermark? What do you need to do? Are all the documents the same size? several possibilities...smart object, or bridge, he needs more info.

He used to edit, prep, silo, drop shadow, you name it on tons of images for a web store.

shawn said...

thanks leslie... i just wrote to bruce to find out if he's got any tips for me.

Mel Trittin said...

800?? In the immortal words of Emily Litella, "Never mind."