Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating textures with actions, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Automation.
Another creative use for actions is creating textures.…This is a great way to make layers that you…blend over a photograph, to add a little bit of character.…Or maybe to create backgrounds that you use in some of your design projects.…Photoshop ships with a few textures to get you inspired.…What you see are a collection of textures that I've made using…the build in options I want to show you how flexible these are.…If you make a new document, you can choose…the Actions panel and then load up the textures category.…
You'll find several options here.…Choosing one of these and clicking Play will invoke the action.…Now, sometimes it's going to encourage you to enter in default values,…such as load the canvas texture, scale it, and adjust the light direction.…Well, you don't have to follow…that exactly.…It's up to you, and you can easily tweak that and play.…That looks pretty good to me.…I'll hit OK.…It updates and there's the parchment paper or perhaps you want a…recycle paper giving it sort of a rug leaf with some colored flax.…
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com library.
- 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
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
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1. Understanding Actions
2. Automate Commands
3. Using Scripts
4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge
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