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I'd probably use ImageMagick. There is a feature available to modify the hue, but it's percentage based instead of degrees. Hue Modulation Rotates the colors of the image, in a cyclic manner. To achieve this the Hue value given produces a 'modulus addition', rather than a multiplication. However be warned that the hue is rotated using a ...


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The colour treatment? You can do most of that with a Gradient Map. In the example below, I'm using a Gradient Map that's set to 80% opacity. With a Gradient Map Without a Gradient Map (Image nabbed from here.)


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ExtendScript is sort of a blanket term; it's not a real programming language per se. It refers to the ability of a user to create scripts in his or her choice of AppleScript, JavaScript, or VBScript. Adobe provides a program to make scripts called ExtendScript Toolkit, which was most likely bundled with your install of Photoshop. On my computer it's in ...


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Hazel for Mac could automate a lot of the copying for you, which could be used in conjunction with Dropbox. Like all things that sync, there might be some situations where you'd want to merge or have some other logic happening, but it might not be possible with that setup — I think the best it could do is blindly copy based on date modified. ...


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It's not impossible, but it would take some legwork. You would need to export the spreadsheet into a format that is easily readable and modified, then translate that into a vector format that has the same attributes. Luckily for you, both of those exist: CSV and SVG. Take a look at a very basic SVG file with just some text: <svg width="252" ...


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Just read your comment saying you need the final output in .ai format. Here's a suggestion, basically, Illustrator to Indesign to Illustrator again. Place (File > Place) your Illustrator-format video slide graphics into an InDesign document (without any text), add and format the text placeholders in InDesign (which has better text support than Illustrator ...


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Gimp doesn't have actions on its own, but there are two very popular plugins or scripts you can use: Resizing using Bimp (Batch Image Manipulation Plugin) Source: http://www.alessandrofrancesconi.it/projects/bimp/ Instructions: Open BIMP from the File menu Add all the image files that you want to manipulate Choose Resize from the list of available ...


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Keyboard shortcuts are your friend. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/mac/Photoshop_CS5.html Remember, if you're on a PC, basically any command button in a short cut will be your Ctrl button. I have a very similar job editing photos for an ecommerce company, and shortcuts cut down the amount of time the job would've taken exponentially. Here's how I'd ...


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This is what i understood... Yes there is a way, open up your animation panel. i created some shapes and you can see how they were together in first SS, after clicking on the make frames from the layer it automatically create all the layer as frames in animation panel. do according to my SS, is it what you needed? sorry for these awful screenshots (open ...


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If what you looking for is pseudo maps, look at this tutorial. You can record the steps and save them into an action for use later. However, this technique only works ok with some objects (such as a wooden plank etc). As these map types have very different purposes and require very different details in them to work properly on a 3D object, you will not be ...


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It sounds to me like you have Step by step selected in the action playback options and maybe Allow tool recording, or perhaps both. You need to go to the Actions panel and: Click the menu icon at the top right corner Uncheck Allow Tool Recording Go to playback options... ( jump to the second image below this one ↓ ) Select Accelerated, if it's ...


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As far as I know, there is no straight-forward way to do this in Photoshop. It's really easy to do in Illustrator, where the position of an object is just one of many parameters that you can edit in the toolbar. That being said, it is possible in Photoshop, if not straight-forward. You need to use the alignment buttons that go with the Move Tool, and you ...


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Acrobat pro doesn't have a lot of manual or interface based batch operations for links, other than scanning a document's text and making text based URLs, or at least whatever it thinks are URLs, and making them into live links. So if you have a typed URL of editable text in your PDF, you can go that route and check it, save, done... OR... if you have a ...


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When it comes to managing files, batch actions are a blunt instrument. It is, at its core, single source and single destination designed to facilitate non-complex transformations. If you require digging through a folder hierarchy and saving to the same locations within that hierarchy, then you need to move over to scripting, which would be Applescript for ...


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There are two ways I would handle this, but unlike @horatio, I wouldn't use Actions because I find them to be pretty krufty, though that could be because my uses are very advanced. The easy, prepackaged solution would be to go with some kind preflighting software like Markzware FlightCheck (Preflight) which can be used to check all sorts of things and is ...


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The most straightforward way to do this is to just make an action for each individual check in your list and then a "control action" that calls each of them in turn, then batch the folder using that "control action." The second two items don't require a decision to be made, so you can just run them on everything and the ones that don't need them will be ...


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First off: I have no experience with sprites. So I can't really tell if this is the best way to go (overlapping layers and stuff) You could do this using "Canvas size...". create an image with the smallest dimensions make new layer and fill it with the color of your choice. Now record your actions: Go to image -> Canvas Size... Activate the relative ...


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Unfortunately, once an Action is made in Photoshop, it can't be changed later; a whole new one must be created from scratch. It's a real drag. As an alternative, but for Mac OS X only, you should look into Automator, which offers up a lot of at least basic tasks that can be easily combined to make somewhat complex workflows. Beyond that, you have to ...


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It is a 3D render. Google image search turns up the creator Marcel Haladej at CgSociety.com Excellent image if you look at the Full size.


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Your problem may require scripting. The name of the original image is included in the recorded action so it only works for that particular image or at least one with the same file name. A workaround that might be acceptable (though I admit hardly ideal) is to first duplicate your original image to rename it something generic, then run the action on that. ...


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With scripting yes. Modified the AI scripting docs: var docSelected = app.activeDocument.selection; if ( docSelected.length > 0 ) { if ( docSelected.length > 0 ) { for ( i = 0; i < docSelected.length; i++ ) { docSelected[i].selected = false; //Do Something to docSelected[i] } } else { ...


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I ended up making my own script based on advice from plainclothes and a link from Joonas You can find the script here: https://github.com/edwardloveall/Photoshop-Export-PSD-script By default, it saves to the Desktop, but just edit the line var desktop = '~/Desktop'; to change the destination.


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I believe Layer > Duplicate Layer (or right-click on the layer in the layer palette) does this by default, just select the document you want to copy the (text) layer to, and it pastes it in place. You could create an action to bring up the dialog, but you'd probably want to input the second file each time - that would prevent it from being a one-click ...


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So this is where I started and didn't fully get me 100% of the way there. I was able to use a tutorial similar to this: http://www.adobe.com/uk/designcenter/illustrator/articles/ill10datadrvn.html - the one I actually used was from the Adobe Classroom in a book from CS3 (yeah it was an old book I had laying around). The tutorial uses an XML file that you ...


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As I mentioned in the comments, you should give some more clarity in your question to give a truly tailored answer. But, from what you stated above, I can help you break down your seemingly 6 steps into 3: 1) Copy a layer/layers 2) Make a new Document 3) place/drag them into the new document Step 1: Duplicate Do you know about the ...


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Check out the Brush and Brush Presets windows. I recommend trying the Dual Brush settings to get a similar texture like your image. Using default brushes, pick one brush that's the base(something not too jittery) and another that's going to be your texture(grungy). Try adjusting the brush sizes and spacing to fit your need. I made a path, and used 'stroke ...


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Your action should: Turn off all other layers (Alt/Opt-click on the layer eyeball) Select All (Cmd/Ctl-A) Copy Merged (Cmd/Ctl-Shift-C) Turn other layers back on (Alt/Opt-click again) Create a new document Paste Select All Center Vertically and Center Horizontally (use the icons in the control bar) Canvas Size to 54x54 absolute Deselect This will then ...


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Rather than thinking strictly "copy" or "duplicate" here's an alternative solution: Open a document you want the text applied to, then start recording an action. Now follow all the steps you need to to get the text to look how you want and to get it where you want. Then stop recording the action. Now simply call that action in any of your other documents ...


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I don't think it is possible to use an action to place your logo in multiple files, but you can use the duplicate layer function in Photoshop Right-Click the layer you want to duplicate. Click on "Duplicate layer..." Select the Document you want the logo to be transferred to. Click "Ok" and the logo will be duplicated to the other file, it will also be on ...


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These guys made a great action set that does pretty much what you want. I modified their version of the actions (JLRetinaPNGExport.atn) which you can find here. This action set comes with 2 actions: current layer export as .png at 100% then 50% merge visible and export as .png at 100% then 50% Hope this helps



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