Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Actions panel, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Automation.
Let's start by exploring the actions panel, This is going to…allow you to run both prebuilt actions and create custom actions.…Now, you might be wondering what's an action.…Well it's Photoshop's way of describing a macro.…And for some of you that makes sense.…But for those of you who it didn't, a macro…is basically a series of commands played back in rapid succession.…The cool thing here, is that you can create your own macros or…actions and record some of your favorite Photoshop techniques and reuse them.…
Let's start by seeing how the actions panel works.…I'm going to begin by opening up an image. So I'll choose file browse in Bridge.…And I've downloaded the project files to my desktop, but…you can use any of your own files as well.…And let's just open up an image here.…And now I have an image ready to work with.…Make sure that you choose the essentials…workspace, and then reset the essentials workspace.…Chances are, you won't see the actions panel, but you can choose Window, Actions.…And you'll notice a button is added This brings up the actions panel.…
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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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