Questions about series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files—menu commands, panel options, tool actions, and so on. For example, you can create an action that changes the size of an image, applies an effect to the image, and then saves the file in the desired format.

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Is there a Photoshop action to create bump, normal and reflection maps for rendering software?

Does anyone know of a Photoshop action, or set of actions to produce a defuse, bump, normal and reflection map for use in 3d rendering software? It seems like quite a simple thing and I have searched ...
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photoshop - Set selection to transparency channel of layer

I am trying to stepping a photoshop action, and I am confused when I get to this step: Set selection to: transparency channel of layer "layername". What does that mean?
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Photoshop CC: How do I set distance between two objects (for Actions)

I've got a ton of objects I'd like to set spacing between (vert & horizontal) in PS CC. I'd like to be able to select two objects and automatically set spacing between them relative to each other ...
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Auto Crop Photoshop Quick Export

In Photoshop CC, you can right click on a layer, and in the context menu, there will be an option, "Quick Export as PNG". This will make a PNG out of the current layer, but it has an issue: The new ...
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Photoshop Rotate & Export?

I have a single image in Photoshop, and I'm trying to create a flip-book animation. I'd like to do the following 90 times: "Save for Web" and save as a PNG (numbered 01 through 90) Rotate the (only) ...
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Action or script for saving files in Photoshop using text from clipboard as the file name

I make images for an online retail site and I've made several actions to make it go faster. I have an action that automatically saves multiple files for web using generic filenames such as ...
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Photoshop batch image action: how to change background to white

I am trying to create an action in Photoshop cs6 to Batch Change image background to white. I’ve attached a few samples of the JPEGs to change. If you can show the techniques for this,it would be ...
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Creating Action using Photoshop

How to create our own Action using Photoshop? Can anyone guide me with a simple example? Thanks in Advance.
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PS CC Filter Selections used in Actions

The new layer filters is nice but doesn't record when making actions. Before I was able to add 'Select similar layer' in an action and edit all similar layers (because they have different layer names) ...
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Using an action to apply color overlay

In brief, I need a way of applying a layer colour overlay with dynamic values in an action. This is a hard one to describe but I have three source theme files which have many layers which correspond ...
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Add file prefix in Photoshop droplet

I'm trying to setup a Photoshop droplet that will: Resize to fit 2500x2500px Save for Web (or Save as JPG) in a specific folder Resize to fit 600x600px Save for Web (or Save as JPG) in the same ...
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Print all layers as thumbnails with their names on one page [duplicate]

I want to print all layers preview on one page with the names. I 'm looking for a .atn action or other simple way to do it
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Photoshop Action - Incremental Save?

I'm trying to create an action, but when I run it, all the save points save over the same filename I used when I created the recording. I can get around this by clicking the box (asking for user ...
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Can a photoshop action or script load/save swatch, and choose color from it

I was wondering if it is possible for a photoshop action to choose foreground or background color from the swatch. I have tried doing it, but instead of picking from swatch it is always taking a ...
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Can you execute a PS action on windows explorer search results, rather than a folder path?

In windows explorer I search a folder for something like image.jpg. Is there any way to apply a photoshop action to the results of this search like I would to a folder of images? Could I plug in the ...
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Animation: “Snapping a frame” with actions?

I'm using Photoshop CS5 extended for handmade 2d animation. It works just like the old cel technique: I have a background, and then I move or redraw something in the foreground on a different layer, ...
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Easy Photoshop action or other Adobe automation to generate stylised stacked images

In my job I need to often showcase screens of our work. I find it's very stylish to showcase images like this one: Beautiful stack of screens Resting iPad screen Is there an easy way to do this in ...
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Recording an action to define pattern CS3

I am trying to write an action in Photoshop CS3 to turn a bunch of images into patterns by running a batch. I was able to record an action to get this done, but they all have the same name as the ...
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How to create a Photoshop Action for a tool with user input

I'm using Photoshop CC. I'm using the Edit > Perspective Warp tool for a lot of images on a big project. Basically I need an action/script that grab the tool then let me manipulate the points then ...
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How can I create an animation from stills in photoshop without importing to layers? [duplicate]

Assuming there is a folder containing 200+ sequentially named jpeg files, would there be a simple way to import each of these stills into photoshop to create an animation, without the need to manually ...
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Creating a Photoshop Action that includes Open As Smart Object

I’m trying to create an "Action" in Photoshop that does the following: 1 - open PNG files as Smart Object from a folder 2 - resize the PNG file to a new size (this new size is the same for all ...
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Launching external program from Adobe Illustrator Actions

Is it possible to record/create an Actions-macro in Adobe Illustrator that first saves a copy of the currently open file as an SVG-file into a certain directory and then executes an external Windows ...
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Copy value from textbox in action

I would like to copy a value from a textbox (image size) and paste it within an action. This will be a different value each image so copy and paste doesnt seem to work (the action just records the ...
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Placing the names of layers in Photoshop into Illustrator as text

I'm using a linked .psd file to quickly make a series of images for screen-printing and web all at the same time. I use it to place images from Photoshop into Illustrator. The linked file is really ...
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Photoshop Actions: How to import multiple vector files into PS, then export such files as different names, via an action?

All, I am looking to solve the following production problem using a photoshop (or Illustrator) action: The problem in a nutshell: My production team is constantly exporting files with different ...
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Create action with “Extract assets” as one of commands

I'm trying to automate assets generation with batch file processing and few actions applied to each file. Everything is fine, except I need to run "Extract Assets" command from new 14.1 CC and when I ...
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Photoshop Actions: Export with exact pixel size, not percentage

When I record actions, I put in the pixel size I want it to save as (1000x1000) for web export. For some reason, it will only replay this action and resize based on a scaling percentage. Is there a ...
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“On the fly” actions in Photoshop

I use actions regularly. Sometimes I just need to resize a bunch of images to a certain size, and will never use that action again. So I create an action, use it and then delete it, or let it rot in ...
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Prompting to make a selection in a Photoshop action

A little help with creating an action. I'm trying to crop a bunch of photos and apply some filters to them. The problem is I want to crop each photo differently. Is it possible to stop the action and ...
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How can I import a multipage PDF as a multipage page layer in Adobe Acrobat

I've got a 288 page 4-colour PDF and a 288 page text black PDF. is there a way that I can import the text black PDF as a layer across all the 288 4-colour pages? At the moment I can only seem to do ...
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Is this a photo or 3D render, and how would I give a photo a similar effect?

Is this a photo or rendered image? How can I achieve a similar affect post production with a photo? Are there any actions already available that might do this? EDIT: After comments below, are ...
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How do I transfer actions from Adobe Phtotoshop CS 5.1 to the latest version in Creative Cloud?

The question title says it all. I'm not a Photoshop guy myself, but my wife got a new computer and we can't transfer her old CS 5.1 to the new one (lost the disc's) so we're looking at the Creative ...
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How to save an action in photoshop?

How save an action in Photoshop and when we are upgrading version can we get the save actions on new version or we have to migrate the old actions files?
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Placing 10 photos in each of 5 pages using actions in Photoshop [duplicate]

I have 50 photos and I would like to place them in 5 pages. The five pages have the same locations for the photos. If I place 10 photos on the first page with the desired size of the photo. There are ...