Automate your life with Actions

posted by Sarej, Sep 10, 2007 9:47 AM — 20 comments

About actions:
An action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files: menu commands, palette options, tool actions, and so on. For example, you can create an action that changes the size of an image, applies a filter to the image for a particular effect, and then saves the file in the desired format.


Where to look for the Actions ?
The fastest way is to use shortcut: Alt+F9



In short Actions palette overview.



Open photo
Open some photo to test an Actions on it.



Step 1
Create new set (4)



Step 2
Create new action (5)



Step 3
Begine recording (2)



Step 4
While you are recording do what you like with your phpto: change levels, curves, brightness, image size and save it.



Step 5
When you are done press stop playing/recording (1)



Step 6
Open new photo. you need to select your action and Play selection (3) on it. its working, cool right?



Important !!!
By default, actions are completed using the values specified when they were originally recorded. To enable a modal control for a command within an action, click the box to the left of the command name.

Toggle dialog on - enable a modal control



Modal control
If you want to change the settings for a command within an action, you can insert a modal control. A modal control pauses an action so that you can specify values in a dialog box or use a modal tool.

Toggle dialog off - disable the modal control.



How to save an Action?
Select a set. Choose Save Actions from the Actions palette menu. Type a name for the set, choose a location, and click Save. You can save the file anywhere. You can save only the entire contents of a set in the Actions palette, not individual actions.




After automation



quotes
from: Adobe Help Viewer 1.1. Actions made in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Thx for the comment and rating :)

Comments | RSS

1. posted by mpralon, Sep 10, 2007 3:45 PM

Nice post.


2. posted by Essiexxx, Sep 12, 2007 11:14 AM

Thanks! Just what I was looking for!


3. posted by raxd, Sep 12, 2007 8:59 PM

ty

:P


4. posted by ta2m, Sep 14, 2007 12:02 PM

u can even use it in as many images as u can.....all u have to do is to automate then choose batch file.... then input the desired filename and the destination for the images u saved.


5. posted by pankajkd, Sep 26, 2007 1:20 PM

An action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files: menu commands, palette options, tool actions, and so on. For example, you can create an action that changes the size of an image, applies a filter to the image for a particular effect, and then saves the file in the desired format.


6. posted by pankajkd, Sep 26, 2007 1:21 PM

Nice post.

Thanks! Just what I was looking for!


7. posted by fiba66, Sep 28, 2007 5:50 PM

Really nice post I like how you used the screenshots and the little box with details. It took me less than a minute to get it. Very visual and educative tutorial.


8. posted by zidan, Oct 5, 2007 1:18 PM

thanx


9. posted by 6AM6O0M, Oct 10, 2007 12:18 AM

thank you.. refreshing tip :)


10. posted by onindor_ch, Oct 16, 2007 8:54 AM

Thanx,
Igot few action script, how do i able to write or edit the script generate at backend of any action i saved?


11. posted by jcfreak63, Oct 16, 2007 5:18 PM

Can anyone tell me how to create the dialog boxes inside an action which tells the user what the action does or how to use the action?

Thanks.


12. posted by omega007, Oct 16, 2007 6:57 PM

And for those of you interested in actions, check out this site http://users.skynet.be/TheRock/ featuring a massive amount of actionsets!


13. posted by louislkh, Dec 18, 2007 5:53 AM

thanks for sharing. it's really useful.


14. posted by Muffenz, Jan 3, 2008 4:33 AM

That is a vary helpful feature, but im wondering if i would be able to get a hold of that action you have created?


15. posted by s_soft, Jan 7, 2008 12:28 PM

GREAT JOB THANKS


16. posted by toureg, Feb 21, 2008 5:23 PM

good thank you...


17. posted by juras322, Apr 25, 2008 2:02 PM

thanks ;) I've been looking for it


18. posted by bluefu5ion, Apr 28, 2008 12:41 AM

what is that theme you are using?


19. posted by arun_sathy, Jun 9, 2008 11:10 AM

how to use action plugin


20. posted by jenschaibl, Jun 21, 2013 2:31 PM

Really well done, impressive!

You have to log in to add comments to this post.
Toolbox

freeimages blog archive


RSS feeds

All blog posts
Tutorial posts only

Contribute

» Add your own post!
Visit our partners

iStockphoto.com
Affordable inspiration: royalty-free photos, illustrations, video, audio and Flash® files from $1.

Recent blog comments

The Best of HiRes Photo Sharing Worlds
Nov 6, 2013 3:44 AM inizjall wrote
morgue is good option

Cloudy Scotland
Nov 6, 2013 3:43 AM inizjall wrote
thank you so much michel

Flayer Brochure
Nov 6, 2013 3:43 AM inizjall wrote
good share

Free Christmas mistletoe wreath with bells
Nov 6, 2013 3:42 AM inizjall wrote
perfect for christmass

Valentines Day Backgrounds
Nov 6, 2013 3:41 AM inizjall wrote
such a romantic background


This site uses cookies

By continuing to browse freeimages you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.