I want to do what you described, but I need to be able to do it automatically - to be able to program it into my action. With other things I can use keyboard shortcuts or menus to record into my actions, but I can't find a shortcut or menu item for copying a layer's name and/or pasting that name as a group's name.
Is there such a thing as a hotkey/keyboard shortcut or menu combination that I can use to make this process automatic? Or is there a way I can record this process of copying/pasting layer names so that it will be automatic in my action?
What you are trying to do is not possible with just an action, but all is not lost, a script can do this and can be called from an action.
This script requires that the layer you want to be placed inside the new layerset be the active layer.
Download, unzip and place the script into the relevant folder:
PC: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS#\Presets\Scripts
MAC: <hard drive>/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS#/ Presets/Scripts
# being the CS version
If Photoshop was open close and restart it so that it can pick up the new script.
As part of your action, you can call the script by : File - Scripts - Select the script.
He is using an earlier version of Photoshop perhaps. I just have the eye too (I'm on CS3). The paintbrush is image pixels (to lock them). That doesn't have any effect on what the tutorial is doing though.
I wanted to ask about the possibility of copying the name of the selected layer by means of a script. And paste it into any selected layer.
In PS6 this is not possible from the action level.
Or maybe there is a script for that?
Thanks so much!