Join Julieanne Kost to discover tips and tricks for selecting and changing the stacking order of layers, applying commands to merged layers, and adding the correct type of layer mask while recording actions.
- [Narrator] There are a few common pitfalls that I want to…make sure that you avoid when you're recording actions.…And the pitfalls have to do with layers.…So let's start by looking at how we should select layers…and how we can reposition layers…in the layers panel.…Because when you're recording,…if you click on a layer…to select that layer,…the action will record the exact name of that layer.…Let me show you.…I'm going to click to create a new action.…We'll call this layer.…And then click record.…If I select this heart four layer,…we can see that in the action…it's actually selected that specific layer.…
Which means if I try to run this action…on an image that doesn't have a layer called heart four,…well, the action's going to say,…"Sorry it's not available"…and stop running.…So how can we avoid this?…Well we can use keyboard shortcuts to select layers…and also to reposition layers.…So let's say for example,…I want to select the top most layer in the layer stack.…I can use the keyboard shortcut option on the Mac…
- 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
1. Quickly Saving Images as Different File Types
2. Action Essentials
3. Tips and Tricks for Recording Actions
4. Using the Batch Command
5. Droplets, Variables, and Scripts
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