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this example, I also made the job title text layer and the
name text layer into variables.

records in your text file by clicking on the small arrows
to the right of the Data Set field. Note: When you click
OK, your document will return to its “placeholder” look.

Step Two: Next, create a text file that contains two
things: the variables by name on the first line separated
by commas, and then one line per person that contains
their name, the name of the photo file (with the exten-
sion), and their job title. Save that file as a plain text file.

Step Three: Put all the files into the same folder: the
text file, along with each person’s photo (making sure
the filenames match up with the text file).

Step Four: Now, go back to the document, this time
choosing Image>Variables>Data Sets. Click on the
Import button, then click on the Select button, navigate
to your text file, and click Load. Click OK, and as soon
as you turn on the Preview checkbox, you should see
the first photo, name, and position displayed in your
document. You can scroll through (and preview) all the

Step Five: The final step to creating the actual files
is found under File>Export>Data Sets as Files. In the
dialog, select a folder in which to put the files, and
set up a naming system, if you like. Click OK and new
documents will be created, one for each line (each per-
son) in your text file.

The resulting files are PSD documents in case you
need to edit any of the results. Then you can use Image
Processor to save JPEG versions of all the PSD files.

Q: I have two layers, each with a drop shadow.
When I move one shadow, the shadow on the
other layer moves too. Why is this happening,
and how do I stop it?
A: By default, the Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, and Bevel
and Emboss layer styles use a setting called Use Global

The results, shown in Bridge
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