Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating actions in Photoshop, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
I don't know about you, but I really hate doing boring repetitive tasks, so I'm a …great fan of anything that makes my work faster and less tedious. …Photoshop actions allow you to record a process of commands and then play them …back on selected layers. They're kind of like the macros that can …be used within the Microsoft Suite of tools. …But they work in PhotoShop. PhotoShop comes with some free actions …that we'll have a look at, that you can use on your layers. …And I recommend that you experiment with these.…
But I'm going to teach you how you can create your own actions based around your …own unique workflow, as these will ultimately be more useful than any others …that you can download. If you want to follow along with me, you …can open 02actionstart.psd which is in the project files folder inside the …Photoshop files sub-folder. Now in this example, what I want to do is …create several duplicate layers from the single text layer, here in the layers panel. …This is a process I often use when creating multi-layer text documents.…
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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