Solved

Export Layers to Files (Background not appearing issue)

Posted on 2012-04-04
2
262 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-12
I'm using Photoshop CS5 with a PSD file that is a button image. The background layer is the button background with other layers being text layers.  When I export the layers to files, it's only creating a transparent text only image for each. The background layer is not coming through. I have tried exporting as JPEG and PNG, the results are the same.

How do I export the layers while maintaining the background layer?
0
Comment
Question by:greddin
2 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 37809340
At a guess you probably have to merge flatten at each stage of your layers so that you save that stage then undo the merge flatten so you keep the current project.
I don't use Photoshop but this applies with Coral Paintshop pro
So once you have your background which is not a layer right?
save that first background that way you have an original to use over again,  then add your text merge flatten export it then undo the merge flatten  then add your other effects again merge flatten to save it,
I have never heard of exporting layers.
But as it is layers over a background until you merge them they float.
A little sourcing I found this
Different versions
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WSfd1234e1c4b69f30ea53e41001031ab64-7760a.html

Photoshop: Export Layers to Files (Fast PNG version)
http://www.pretentiousname.com/ps_exportlayersfast/index.html
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
David Brugge earned 500 total points
ID: 37809372
Yes, Export Layers to Files does just that...it exports individual layers as separate files.

I don't think you want to use any of the export settings, you want to use the "Save As" or "Save for Web and Devices"

Because the jpeg standard does not support transparency, saving as a jpeg will turn any transparent pixels white. I'm guessing that this isn't what you want either.

In that case, save as a 24-bit PNG, or use the "Save for Web and Devices" and select 24-bit PNG for your output.

The difference between the two is that "Save for Web and Devices" has a preview window that you can use to see how the buttons will look in different formats and at different settings, and gives you the option to strop the meta-data which saves you a few kb per file.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I'll explain how to change the color of a selection in Photoshop. I'm sure there are a couple different ways to do this in photoshop, but this is my preferred method in Photoshop. I am using Photoshop CS6 and I will be adjusting the…
Read about why website design really matters in today's demanding market.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to restore old photos in Photoshop (an introduction to the Clone tool) Zoom into a damaged area: Click on the "Stamp" icon to use the Clone tool. Hold the Alt key and click to select a region. Click again, and…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to correct colors in Photoshop using the Color Balance adjustment Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Select "OK" on the dialogue: The Color Balance adjustment works b…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now