Experience with Photoshop Actions

Is there any link or guides on using and creating photoshop actions?

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Jody Campbell

Posted on 8/12/14 12:04:25 AM Permalink

Actions are great but Droplets are AWESOME....big time saver and in my professional business a money maker.

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 5/1/13 12:52:51 PM Permalink

You can create an action to automate the processing of image files with Camera Raw. You can automate the editing process, and the process of
saving the files in formats such as PSD, DNG, JPEG, Large Document Format (PSB), TIFF, and PDF. In Photoshop, you can also use the Batch
command, the Image Processor, or the Create Droplet command to process one or more image files. The Image Processoris especially useful for
saving image files in different file formats during the same processing session.
Here are some tips for automating the processing of camera raw image files:
When you record an action, first select Image Settings from the Camera Raw Settings menu in the Camera Raw dialog box. In this way,
the settings particular to each image (from the Camera Raw database or sidecar XMP files) are used to play back the action.
If you plan to use the action with the Batch command, you may want to use the Save As command and choose the file format when saving
the camera raw image.
When you use an action to open a camera raw file, the Camera Raw dialog box reflects the settings that were in effect when the action was
recorded. You may want to create different actions for opening camera raw image files with different settings.
When using the Batch command, select Override Action “Open” Commands. Any Open commands in the action will then operate on the
batched files rather than the files specified by name in the action.Deselect Override Action “Open” Commands only if you want the action to
operate on open files or if the action uses the Open command to retrieve needed information.
When using the Batch command, select Suppress File Open Options Dialogs to prevent the display of the Camera Raw dialog box as each
camera raw image is processed.
When using the Batch command, select Override Action “Save As” Commands if you want to use the Save As instructions from the Batch
command instead of the Save As instructions in the action. If you select this option, the action must contain a Save As command, because
the Batch command does not automatically save the source files. Deselect Override Action “Save As” Commands to save the files processed
by the Batch command in the location specified in the Batch dialog box.

When creating a droplet, select Suppress File Open Options Dialogs in the Play area of the Create Droplet dialog box. This prevents the
display of the Camera Raw dialog box as each camera raw image is processed.

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Pete MacKay

Posted on 3/20/13 3:35:12 PM Permalink

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Posted on 2/26/13 2:54:52 AM Permalink

Wendy Golski

Posted on 2/24/13 8:05:58 PM Permalink

If you Google "Photoshop Actions" you should be able to find a bunch of ones that you can download. Put them in the correct folder, and then in Photoshop, from the Window menu, check Actions so you can see them. They basically will run themselves, and then stop when you need to add text or something like that. Once you see how they work, you will be fascinated! They are way cool. Plus, once you see how they work, you can figure out how to make your own. There are buttons at the bottom of the window that look like tape recorder buttons. You record, stop, pause, play, etc. I recommend trying to make an action like resizing images to all be a certain width, height and dpi, then make it save and then close. Once you have recorded it, open a couple images and press the play button to watch it do it for you. Hope that helps, and good luck.