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Sunday, 21-Jan-2007 08:14 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Lesson 17: Adding Automation Using Actions - Part 3: Loads

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This is a continuation of the previous tutorial on saving and sharing actions. After all, what good is saving a new action without knowing how to load it? Also, if you're working with actions a lot, it's likely you'll be downloading them from websites such as the Adobe Studio Exchange (http://share.studio.adobe.com). You'll need to know how to get those actions into Photoshop so that you can use them.



Step 1: Before you load an action, make sure you have an action to load. This could be an action that someone else has given you, one that you've saved and are relocating to another computer, or one that you've downloaded from the Web. Whatever the source, the action will be a file with a name and an ATN extension. Make sure that you have that action somewhere on your computer.


Do visit this websites to download actions;

graphicssoft

atncentral

digital thread






Step 2: To load the action in Photoshop, click the small, right-facing triangle at the top right of the Actions palette. From the flyout menu, choose Load Actions and you'll see the Load dialog appear.





Step 3: Locate the action file that you've previously saved or that someone else has given you. It should have an ATN file extension after the name. (Honestly, the only files that should even appear in this dialog have that extension after it, so you shouldn't have to worry.) Once you locate the action in the Load dialog, select it, and click Load to load it into the Actions palette.






Step 4: You should now see the action set in the Actions palette and if you expand the set, you'll see the action (or actions) that belong to that set. Now, you're free to use it just as you would any other action.


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Sunday, 21-Jan-2007 07:58 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Lesson 17: Adding Automation Using Actions - Part 2: Save

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If you have computer at home @ office, you can use the 'actions' on both of the PCs, without re-creating them from scratch.

You can also share the 'actions' with friends and co-workers.

For this example, let's save the 'Caption: My Dream Holiday' action that we created back in the previous tutorial.






Step 1: Click once on the My Action set. Then click the small, right-facing triangle at the top right of the Actions palette. From the palette's flyout menu, choose Save Actions, and the Save dialog will appear.





Step 2: In the Save dialog, choose a location for the action. It's usually best to place them into the Photoshop Actions folder (in Adobe Photoshop CS2's Presets folder) with the other actions, but you can choose somewhere else if you'd like. Then click the Save button, and the action will be saved.


Step 3: To share this action with other people, just copy and provide the Sharpen Photos.atn file to whomever you're sharing the action with. They'll be able to load it right into Photoshop and use it the same way you did (see the Lesson 17: Part 3 to find out how).


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Sunday, 21-Jan-2007 06:55 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Lesson 17: Adding Automation Using Actions - Part 1: Create

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Have you ever felt like there just aren't enough hours in the day to get all of your work done? Think of all the small, repetitive tasks that you do every day in Photoshop. Sure, some of them may require that you pick specific settings to make the image look right, but I'll bet that if you look at your Photoshop workflow you'll find many tasks that don't require your interaction. That's where actions come in. Actions are tiny little macros that record the changes and adjustments that you do in Photoshop.







Step 1: In Photoshop, open an image. For this tutorial, we're going to create an action that not only writes caption to a photo but will do that to other photos for you, as well. If you don't already see the Actions palette, open it by choosing Window>Actions


The Actions Palette




Step 2: Now, click the Create New Set icon at the bottom of the palette to create the folder for the action. The New Set dialog will appear. Here's where you can enter a descriptive name for your folder. For this example, call this folder My Action.


Step 3: Then, click the Create New Action icon at the bottom of the palette to begin creating a new action. The New Action dialog will appear. Here's where you can enter a descriptive name for your action. For this example, call this action Caption: My Dream Holiday.


Step 4: Choose which set you'd like to add this action to from the Set pop-up menu. A set is like a folder for actions, it helps keep them organized. You can just put this one into the My Action set that we have created before.


Step 5: Next, you can choose a function key to assign as a shortcut for your action. This will allow you to just press a single key to run your action, instead of always opening the Actions palette. Choose F12 from the Function Key pop-up menu for this action. Leave the Color setting to None, and click Record to start recording your action.


Step 6: You're now ready to start actually recording steps in the action. For this tutorial, type the caption: My Dream Holiday onto the image.

This is the example that i used. You can ignore this step by completing your editing work, before proceed to Step 7.


Step 7: Then, press the Stop Recording icon (it's the little square icon on the bottom left of the action palette) to stop recording the action.





Step 8: You can now open another photo and press F12 to run the action on it (remember, that was the shortcut key we assigned back in Step 5). Your photo will automatically get captioned using the same settings and you won't have to lift a finger (well, you'll only have to lift one finger).

If you do not want to use shortcut F12, use the Play button, bottom 3rd from left of the action palette




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Friday, 12-Jan-2007 20:16 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Fellas

Good Day.

Im dedicate this FP to all my friends that love the art of photography. "2 heads is better than 1". Therefore, im really appreciate to receive any TIPS/ TECHNIQUES contributed by others. Each contribution will be credited.

Love you all.
Palpatine, Private

P/S: Please do not hesitate to contact me at; mis.bates@gmail.com


Friday, 12-Jan-2007 20:06 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Fellas

Assalamualaikum.


Tujuan FP ini adalah ntuk berkongsi pengetahuan mengenai Fotopages & Photoshop. Namun seperti kata bijak pandai, "2 kepala adalah lebih baik dari 1", maka saya amat mengalu-alukan sebarang sumbangan TIPS dan TEKNIK daripada anda semua. Jangan resau, setiap sumbangan akan mendapat CREDIT.


Majulah Fotografi Demi Negara.
Palpatine, Private

P/S: Sebarang pertanyaan/ sumbangan, jangan malu-malu ntuk berhubung di mis.bates@gmail.com


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