Smart Layer Replace is a Photoshop script for Mac and Windows that will automate the placement of several images one by one on an open document and save each to a folder as JPG, PNG, TIFF or PSD files. Technically, the content of a smart layer is replaced and transformed to fit the original dimension of the smart object. This is a useful tool for placing several or hundreds of product images on a background template.
Please view a demonstration video below.
The script can be accessed in the File > Export menu of Adobe Photoshop. A smart layer must be selected in the Layers panel first before the script can be used. It has been tested to work in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 up to 2019 for both Windows and Mac.
Auto Scale of Replacement Content
If the source image dimension is too tall or too wide to fit in the original smart layer, the smart layer is automatically transformed to proportionally fit within the original boundaries of the smart layer.
To prevent cropping if the new image is proportionally taller than the original smart layer dimension, the smart layer is transformed to maximum height. The same will be true for proportionally wider new images.
Replace or Edit Smart Content Methods
The content can either be replaced immediately or edited so that the replacement happens inside the smart content document. The smart content is temporarily saved as a linked file and deleted after the replacement export job is completed. If the export output is PSD, the linked file is not deleted.
Multiple Image Output Formats
Export to JPG, transparent PNG, TIFF or PSD.
When saving to PSD with the Edit Contents… option enabled, the replacement content is saved to a linked PSD file.
Multiple Smart Layer Instance Support
If the Edit Contents… option is disabled, any other layers using the same smart layer content as the selected smart layer will still auto scale proportionally.
Multiple Smart Layer Content Support
With the Job Queue add on, the script can also be applied to more than one smart layer.
Warp Transform Support
Enabling Edit Contents… is strongly recommended for preserving warp transforms correctly. If Edit Contents… is off, replacement content with a different aspect ratio may not properly fill the warped content area. However, this can be compensated with the offset input value.
Below is a demonstration of warped content being replaced:
How to Buy the Script
By Credit Card at Adobe Exchange
To buy instantly using a credit card or Paypal, purchase the script at Adobe Exchange. You can instantly download the script after payment is completed.
By Sending Money with Paypal
To purchase this script with Paypal, send 9USD to https://paypal.me/pixelsplasher and mention Smart Layer Replace as the script name and the email address where you want the script to be sent to in the message. Your payment is processed manually and may take up to 12 hours before the script is received in your email inbox.
The Job Queue add on demoed in the features section is sold separately for 7 USD.
You can buy both the Smart Layer Replace and Job Queue add on in one bundle for 14 USD. You will save 2 USD.