This software offers a solution to users who want to search for layer text in one or more PSD files. The user can specify a list of files or an entire folder and type in the text for the search. There is an option to match or ignore case. The results are displayed with filename and layer name. There are options to open the file or to save the results to the clipboard, a text file or Excel file. Photoshop 7.0 or higher required.
Photoshop Search Multiple Files Layer Name Software is a solution for users who want to search for layer text in one or more PSD files. The user can specify a list of files or an entire folder and type the search text. There is an option to match or ignore case. The results are displayed with the file name and layer name. . There are options to open the file or save the results to the clipboard, a text file, or an Excel file
You cannot use the painting tools or filters on layers that contain vector data (such as type layers, shape layers, vector masks, or Smart Objects) and generated data (such as fill layers). However, you can rasterize these layers to convert their contents into a flat, raster image.
- Image layers. These layers are pixel-based (see The Open Dialog Box)—in fact, Photoshop also calls ’em pixel layers—and you’ll work with them all the time. If you open a photo or add a new, empty layer and paint on it (Chapter 13), you’ve got yourself an Image layer.
- Fill layers. When it comes to changing or adding color to an image, these layers are your best friends. They let you fill a layer with a solid color, gradient, or pattern, which comes in handy when you want to create new backgrounds or fill a selection with color. Just like Shape layers (which are explained in a sec), you can double-click a Fill layer’s thumbnail to change its color anytime. The next time you’re tempted to add an empty layer and fill it with color (Copying and Pasting Layers), try using one of these layers instead.
- Adjustment layers. These ever-so-useful layers let you apply changes to one or all the layers underneath them, though the changes actually happen on the Adjustment layer. For example, if you want to change a color image to black and white, you can use a Black & White Adjustment layer (Black & White Adjustment Layers) and the color removal happens on its own layer, leaving the original unharmed. These layers don’t contain any pixels, just instructions that tell Photoshop what changes you want to make (which is why you can’t use any of the program’s painting tools on them). Adjustment layers are also handy for creating reusable effects; to apply the same effect to another image, just drag the Adjustment layer from one document to the other.
- You can access these handy helpers in the Adjustments panel on the right side of the Photoshop window (if you don’t see it, choose Window→Adjustments), via the Adjustment layer menu at the bottom of the Layers panel (its icon is a half-black/half-white circle), or in the Layer menu (choose Layer→New Adjustment layer). There are 16 kinds of Adjustment layers, and you’ll learn how to use ’em in Part Two of this book.
- Smart Objects. Adobe refers to this kind of layer as a container, though “safe layer” is a better description. You can put anything you want into a Smart Object—pixel-based images, raw images (Working with Raw Files), vector files (The Open Dialog Box), other layers, or even whole Photoshop documents—and Photoshop keeps that content safe by making changes to the container instead of the content. This lets you resize the contents of a Smart Object without trashing its quality (as long as you don’t exceed the file’s original pixel dimensions, unless it’s a vector), swap content with another image, run filters non-destructively, and much more. Flip to Using Smart Objects for more info.
- Shape layers. These layers are vector-based, meaning they’re made from points and paths, not pixels (see The Open Dialog Box). Not only can you create useful shapes quickly with these babies, but you can also resize ’em without losing quality and change their fill color by double-clicking their layer thumbnails or using the Fill and Stroke settings in the Options bar. Photoshop creates a Shape layer automatically anytime you use a shape tool, unless you change the tool’s mode as explained on Drawing Multiple Shapes on One Layer.