When you record actions, you will discover that they are extremely literal. Actions record exactly what you are doing. What are some tips for creating better actions in Adobe Photoshop? In this video, Richard Harrington gives you some tips and tricks for creating better actions in Photoshop.
- When you create actions, there are many steps that…you can do to improve the overall efficacy of the action.…For example, if you click on a layer,…it's going to memorize selecting that layer by name.…However, if you use a keyboard shortcut to select things…like Previous or Next Layer, well,…then it won't matter what the layers are called.…Let's try creating an action from scratch,…and I'll show you how it can make things a bit more useful.…I'll navigate back to the desktop here,…and open up my exercise folder.…
And let's go to Tips for Creating a Better Action.…Let's open up the Action Practice set,…and I can go back and open up the practice image as well.…It's in folder 1-5.…What I'm going to do here is create a new action from scratch.…You can see here the steps that I did before,…and I'll make something similar now.…So in Action Practice, I'm going to click to make a new layer.…
And I'm going to call this Stylized Blur.…I've picked the set, and I'll click Record.…Now, it's going to memorize everything I do.…
- Saving images in different file formats
- Creating actions
- Recording actions
- Batch processing
- Creating droplets
- Working with variables
- Scripting in Photoshop
Skill Level Intermediate
Bridge CC 2015 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost1h 13m Beginner
1. Understanding Actions
2. Automating Commands
3. Using Scripts
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