I’ve searched high and low for the past 6 months for a Photoshop action script that will automate the process of placing playing card suites and numbers on top of a folder full of images. Having admitted defeat, I made my own template document, which goes half way towards completing the task.
This is a Photoshop template containing all the characters needed to insert a picture into a complete set of playing cards.
To download the 14MB Photoshop CS4 document, click the below link to download the PDS document from Filefactory.com.
Inside the file you’ll see that each of the layers containing the back card pattern, the suites, red and black numbers on opposite corners and the border mask are each in separate layer groups.
All you need do is print out each image, with alternating layer items hidden and revealed, with either your own design or photograph placed on the bottom blank layer, either on photo paper or card.
Click this link: Filefactory and download the template.
If anyone knows how to write a complete action script, which will automatically apply this template to a folder of images, alternating each suite and number card to make a complete set of playing cards, without having to do this manually, I’d like to give cards made in this way as a gift next Christmas—so you’ve got 12 months to get in touch!
Thanks in advance.