I’m using Photoshop CS5. I have a PSD file. We’ll say it’s 600×400. I have guides set up at, let’s say, 100 pixels over and 27 pixels down, which I am using to position a layer correctly.
I have to do this in ten more PSDs. They are all the same 600×400. I want the guides at the same spot so when I drop in my new element, it’s always at the same coordinates.
Is there a way to copy or export the guides from my original PSD to the other PSDs? I know that I can create a template with the guides and drag in my ten new images… I want to know if there’s a quicker way.
The best way I know to “save guides” is to create an action which actually creates the guides. Some notes:
- When recording the action, it is better to create the guides using
New Guide…rather than dragging.
- Also note that while you can type whatever unit in the guide creation box (e.g. “95%” or “2px”) the action will convert the value to whatever the ruler unit is set to while recording.
- And when you later run the action, it will use the converted value regardless of what the current ruler unit is set to.
It’s unfortunate that guides can’t be copied in Photoshop in the same manner as they can be in other programs like InDesign.