Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Process multiple layers and effects, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Automation.
If you use Photoshop as a design tool, there are some…great scripts for cleaning up your Photoshop documents or layered TIFF files.…These can go through and flatten things like layer styles, apply layer masks…or even get rid of empty layers, making the files that much cleaner.…This is particularly useful if you need to exchange a…layered Photoshop file with an application like maybe QuarkXpress for printing.…Or you want to prepare a layered file and…import it into another tool, like maybe Final Cut Pro to animate the layers.…Some of the advanced options like layer…masks and layer styles, may not translate correctly.…
But by flattening those, you can get them ready.…Instead of having to do this one at a time, it gets really simple.…Let's just drag the Layers panel off, make this a bit…bigger, and you'll notice that we have a couple things here.…I've got some Layer Styles, I've got some Layer Masks,…and a couple of empty layers that I no longer need..…Well, but choosing File > Scripts, I can work through this.…
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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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