Most of the time we work with multiple images in one single document in Photoshop. It comes to a point after we gather all the images needed for the project and open them in Photoshop, those files open as a single document. Then comes the tedious job of dragging those images into the main clipboard.
Starting from Adobe Photoshop CS4, adobe has created a new feature that enables us to import files in a one single document as layers. To begin, we will require Adobe Bridge. Open Adobe Bridge and navigate to the folder where the files are located.
Select your images by clicking once on the thumbnail. You can also use your cursor to move those highlighted thumbnails.
To quickly transfer all files, select or click on the first image, hold down the shift key then select the last image in your folder. If you would only like to select a few images, then instead of holding the shift key, hold the control key instead.
After all files have been selected go to your tools tab (on top of the adobe bridge), select Photoshop and Load Files into Photoshop Layers. This will open you Adobe Photoshop and load your files in one single document as layers.
Once Adobe Photoshop opens you’ll see that all the files will be stacked up in order. The first image clicked on Adobe Bridge will be the top layer visible on Adobe Photoshop and the last will be the one at the bottom. The images also pile up in top left corner of the canvas of the largest file used automatically.
We could also import all images as layers into Photoshop using Adobe Lightroom. Again, to highlight all images, select the first image, hold down shift and select the last image, just like in Adobe Bridge. After that, right click on the highlighted image, go to EDIT IN and Open as Layers in Photoshop.
Viola… You can now save more time by opening all the images as layers in a single canvass thus saving you precious time.