Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning actions to function keys, part of 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
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1. Understanding Actions
2. Automate Commands
3. Using Scripts
4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge
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