Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning actions to function keys, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Automation.
As you work with Actions, you may quickly find some of your favorites.…The good news is, is that you can map these…to the F keys or function keys on your keyboard.…This will save a lot of time, because instead of having to mouse…over and pick them, you could just press the F key to invoke it.…However, you need to make sure that the…action is actually loaded It also possible to load…up too many actions that have the same F key assigned and you can get a conflict.…But, normally the process is pretty simple.…Here's how it works.…I've opened up an image here, and I…want to take an action that I recently created.…
You can use any Action.…The ones we've made in earlier lessons, or…one of the standard ones that are built in.…If you double-click on that action, it brings up the Actions options.…This allows you to do things like assign a color, if you want to make it stand out.…Or a…Function key.…In this F2 through F12 are available on my keyboard.…You might be saying wheres F1.…Well, F 1 is reserved for the Help menu on certain systems.…
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- Loading actions
- Creating a custom action
- Assigning keyboard shortcuts to actions
- Creating a droplet for an action
- Performing quick lens corrections
- Automating merging to HDR Pro
- Creating event-based scripts
- Working with layers more efficiently with actions
Skill Level Intermediate
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
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1. Understanding Actions
2. Automate Commands
3. Using Scripts
4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge
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