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Got a bunch of separate image file that you plan to merge into one Photoshop composition? You can have Photoshop open all the images at once and add them as layers in a single document. Here are two ways to accomplish this:
Using Adobe Bridge
In Adobe Bridge, arrange the images in the order that you want them to be in the layer stack. Then select them all and choose Tools > Photoshop > Load Files as Photoshop Layers
A new document will be created with layers for each of the files, named with the file names.
Choose File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack.
Then in the Load Layers dialog box, you can specify either a folder or separate files, and choose them with the Browse button.
The Photoshop dialog box also offers some handy options to add open files, to create a single Smart Object from all the files, and to attempt to automatically align the layers.Tags