Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Learning Photoshop Automation.
- Before we dig into automation technology, I'd like to cover a few things that you should know before we start this class. First up, I'm going to assume you have at least a basic understanding of Photoshop. You can open up images. You know your way around the filter menu and a couple of basic tools. By no means do you need to be an expert. This course will help users of all levels speed up their workflows, but the more you know about Photoshop, the more you'll be able to take advantage of the time savings. After all, if you can do complex things in Photoshop, that means you can record those complex things as complex actions, and save even more time.
But no matter where you're at today, this course should help you get faster in Photoshop. Also, I'm going to be using Adobe Photoshop CC. As such, this is the latest version that's shipping at the time of this recording. If you haven't updated your software in a while, you might not see the exact same commands, or if you're using an older version of Photoshop, there may be a few differences between my screen and yours. But the bulk of the actions in automation technology has been in Photoshop for several years, so you won't see too many things missing, even if you're using an older version of Photoshop.
Alright, go ahead and make sure your computer is up to date, and we'll talk about the exercise files next.
- Saving images in different file formats
- Creating actions
- Recording actions
- Batch processing
- Creating droplets
- Working with variables
- Scripting in Photoshop