- Quickly saving images as different file types
- Creating single and multi-step actions
- Saving and loading actions
- Inserting stops, menu items, and conditionals
- Tips for working with layers
- Using the Batch command
- Creating droplets
- Automatically creating graphics from layers using generators
- Working with variables and scripts
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] Hi, and welcome to this course all about Photoshop automation, tips, tricks and techniques. My name's Julieanne Kost, and I've been working on the Photoshop team at Adobe for over 24 years. I started in technical support, worked as a designer on the customer education team, and today, I'm the Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist. Because Photoshop is such a complex program, I created this course on automation, so that we can accomplish more in far less time. Whether you're a production artist, a designer or a photographer, this course will show you how to automate repetitive tasks so that you can focus on the creative side of Photoshop.
We'll begin by discovering tools that help quickly save multiple images to different file types. Then, we'll take an in-depth look at how to increase our productivity by recording commands and sets of commands using the Actions panel. We'll create a basic action in order to execute just a single task, such as resizing an image, and then quickly progress to more complex actions, which will automate more elaborate tasks, like adding and distributing images in a template. We'll walk through the batch processing options, discover how to create droplets, and create data-driven graphics using variables and Adobe Generator.
Throughout the course, I'll be sure to cover little known tips and techniques, all while specifically targeting tasks that we use most often, and can be automated to make the most efficient use of our time. My goal is to remove any technical barriers so you can enable Photoshop to do repetitive tasks even faster than the best-trained power user. I'm excited to be your instructor, and I can't wait to share what I know about Photoshop, so let's get started.