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Questions tagged [actions]

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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I need to create 60 unique framed mirrors for product images, looking for a way to automate

Basically I am given an image and I need to create a framed mirror I also need to be able to adjust the width of the moulding individual of the mirror because the width of the moulding needs to stay ...
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Cannot remove extra steps from Illustrator action

I am new to Adobe Illustrator. I created a few actions by recording. Somewhy when I record the action Reflect in vertical, AI adds strange parameters Origin DX and Origin DY with some values. So ...
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Illustrator Actions are corrupted when reloading document

I have a simple action I have created to do orthographic SSR projections. However, when I close and open Illustrator the parameters for each operation are reset to defaults. What might be causing this?...
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Delete all hidden actions steps

I put this question in Adobe Photoshop Forum and Adobe Photoshop Scripting Forum more than a month ago and I didn't get any solution. I try here. Doing actions for third-party users, in the testing ...
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Is it possible to batch remove specific layers with Photoshop Actions?

To start with, I have a project where I create a poster each day, and I'm in the process of getting them ready to be sold as prints. Each of the posters that I make for this project has an overlay ...
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Load Action Script Photoshop CS4

Sorry for my English. I'd like to load an action to photoshop cs4 with JavaScript but nowhere can I find this function. This function doesn't work: app.loadAction( new File( 'E:/Folder/Actions/My-...
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Photoshop Action to make the Canvas: square with some conditions? [duplicate]

I need to create an action to make the Photoshop canvas size square and fit these conditions: canvas should be squared. canvas sizes should take dynamically the value of the highest width or height (...
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Photoshop action 'select forward layer' has 'without make visible' attached by default. Can I change this?

I'm trying to make an action that makes a change, then moves up a layer, making it visible in the process. However, when I use the Alt + ] or Alt + [ shortcuts, it only cycles visible layers. When I ...
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Resizing Text/Shape/Anything With and Action in Photoshop CC 2018

i am trying to create an action in Photoshop CC 2018 that will allow me to batch resize a piece of text to a specific spot on the canvas. I have my PSD with all of my necessary layers in, i have then ...
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Is it possible to create an Automatic selection of transparent area in a layer? (Photoshop CS6)

I had an idea for an action, but I realized that it would require Photoshop to select every transparent area in a layer. Is this possible?
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how can I “Save As” after I finish recording (in Action)

So Recently I learnt how to record my action on Photoshop. it went smoothly and everything. But, I am having problems while saving. When I record my "Saving As" action and press play. It doesn't ask ...
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How to apply an action all all open files except a particular one?

I would like to apply an action to all open files except a particular one. An example: I have files A B C D opened, I want to apply the action on A-C but not D. Is there a way to limit this?
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Why is a Photoshop CC Action skipping over an inactive step?

PREMISE: I have 2 actions. One has a inactive step, the goal being is I want it to stop before this particular step so that I can manually handle do work. I also have another action which has all ...
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Duplicate artboard with script Illustrator CC

I tried to create an action to automate "duplicate artboard" in Illustrator CC but it was not possible. I would like to know if there is any script to do this. Thanks
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Batch export OBJ files from Photoshop keeping the PSD filename

I have an action that takes a psd with a 3d layer that: Resets the rotation of the Object Moves it to the Ground Plane Unifies it Exports to an obj file (here lies the problem) Closes the document ...
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Run actions without graphic interface, Illustrator

Is it possible to run an Illustrator (or Photoshop) action without running the processes for displaying it? I assume this would speed up the performance—or maybe this is minimal.
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Does Photoshop 2018 allow recordings of “Save for Web” action for batch processing?

I have made several attempts at recording the Export > Save for Web (Legacy) script where I select the File Size Optimization to reduce the file size of several .jpg images. However, when I run the ...
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Ai: Resize object to artboard dimensions within an action?

I'm trying to create a custom action for initializing a new document so that it has a rectangular path marking the artwork bounds, trim marks around that, and a few other helpful guides and such on ...
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Saving Actions from your action panel

I have just made a complicated set of actions for my workflow and want to save them on an external drive and also add them to a laptop. Can anyone tell me how to do this in simple terms. Thank you.
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Photoshop Action Does Not Place Watermark File on Another File

CS4 I am trying to create a PS action that uses a separate source file for a watermark overlay in a large number of photos as below: open photo file 1 open watermark file close watermark file select ...
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Fixed width. Automatic text resize?

I'm currently working in personalised product design, I get a document with the customers name or date ect and I insert the information into the illustrator file and save it out as a pdf. I've ...
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Export multiple groups in photoshop to different photos for web! Each group in Photoshop is a photo

I dont know how to export multiple files for web (JPG) without having to press all the time the same thing File--> Export--> Save for Web... I could use the quick export which has the option to save ...
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batch resize and crop images to a specific height and width

I have many images (TIFF, PNG, JPG...) and I want to resize them to 700 x 600 with 90% JPG quality, all at once using Photoshop actions. I am able to resize them to fit the 700 x 600 but the ...
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Can I insert images from file in Photoshop actions

I want to include inserting images into Photoshop action files. Is this possible or do they have to include a stop to do this manually?
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Copy/paste Actions in Illustrator

I am automating a task in Illustrator by means of Actions. In particular, I copy/paste some artwork from a drawing to another. Anyway, I don't see a way to control where the pasted artwork will land ...
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Photoshop: copying multiple layers across documents without drag and drop [duplicate]

I have been trying to create a new action to speed up a process i do which involves copying and pasting layers but Photoshop actions do not record drag and drop and i have been unsuccessful in finding ...
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Gradual opacity decrement using Action in photoshop

I am trying to create an action in photoshop which duplicate the selected layer and decrease its opacity 0.5 less than the selected layer. I tried to record action but its always sets fixed opacity ...
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Export layers to files and keep the top layer

I'm trying to add a logo to over 100 images. I have all of the images loaded into a PSD, and the logo as the very first (top) layer, locked into place. Is there an easy way to export layers to files ...
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how can i create an action in photoshop to draw shapes that fit the document dimensions?

i wanted to create an action in photoshop to draw a rounded rectangle frame with 40 px distance from each side of the document that works for both square and landscape documents. i have tried creating ...
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How to make a selection that converts some portion of the image into sketch through the action in photoshop?

Ok I want to create an action in Photoshop that will be applicable on the area which is selected. I want to apply the effect of the action on some part of the image. For that, I saw some where that ...
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How to create skin retouching action [closed]

I want to create skin retouching action in photoshop. I searched a lot but I couldn't find out anywhere. please let me teach for the same.
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Convert a PSD Photoshop file for Gimp

I'm looking for a script or any another solution to convert a PSD file for Gimp because our developpers use to work with Linux. We've seen that some layers don't work, it is necessary to merge the ...
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Photoshop: implementing color picker into an action?

So here's the short version: I have web banners I create on a daily basis. There is a border and then some colored text and graphical elements within it. I have already created an action that lets me ...
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How to create different file names for every new document in Photoshop?

I have an A4 size document with 6 Photos, while I am trying to cut one photo from the original and create a new document the new file name is created as "Untitled-1". Since I am using an Action to ...
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Is there a way to select layers via relative reference (eg. “Next Layer” instead of “Layer X”)?

While scheming actions, sometimes i find myself in a situation where i work with multiple layer copies going back and forth through them, and sometimes i cant rely on their names, since i design some ...
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Batch Place Multiple Linked Files in Photoshop

So I've got an insane amount of images to process through Photoshop, and I've worked it out that linking them is my best bet. Has anyone come across a script or action that would allow someone to ...
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How to 'Save as' in the same folder using File Naming option with Photoshop Actions?

Let's say I want to make a black and white version of all images in a specific folder and all it's subfolders, and I want to preserve the subfolders structure. Currently when I go to File -> Automate ...
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Illustrator scripts disappearing from Actions

I've created Actions that include scripts (by using Insert Menu Item). I managed to get the scripts to show up in the menu by adding them to the folder ~\Presets\en_US\Scripts in my Illustrator ...
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How to delete all pixel layers in Photoshop

I have designed a website template in Photoshop CC2014 and after making this I have to upload it on a server for my client, but before this I want to delete all images (pixel layers) from .psd files. ...
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Tutorial how to create Photoshop Action

I want to understand how photoshop action is being made to get a result like this: It can be a different effect but with a similar style, idea on how it's being made. There is full youtube with ...
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Are there actions in Sketch 3 like Photoshop?

I have seen another post, but it is closed and no one answered. I want to automatize flows like, for example, duplicate a layer and hide the one I have duplicate from. Right now, I have to use ...
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How to Customise Photoshop File Naming Using Batch Command?

I have several thousand photos, which I am re-sizing to six different sizes and then saving all sizes as individual files. For example, I have a photo with the filename ABC0001 and resize it six ...
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Illustrator action to embed all external objects

To embed all external objects in Illustrator I do this: Open the Links panel Select all the linked objects (select first, shift+clik on last) Select Embed object(s) from the dropdown menu in the ...
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batch/macro processing and optimizing jpeg quality with a filesize constraint (max 500kb)

We are using a macro that we then batch run to modify images. It works fine except for the element where we try and save the jpeg image in the best quality under 500 kb. This option used to exist ...
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Is there a way to set transform units to pixels in Photoshop CS6?

I have a lot photos which I need to crop into 1080px wide x 1920px high. I've set up an action that first unlocks the layer, changes the canvas to 1080px x 1920px and the transforms the image with a ...
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Photoshop Actions Panel Stop Without Message

I can insert a stop action using the Actions Panel dropdown > "Insert Stop" command. During playback, a popup is displayed with an optional message and a "stop" button. How do I stop an action without ...
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Actions in Photoshop

I recorder action sequence and toggle dialog window ON on file savings to change a saving file folder. And every time I saving .jpg file it add a "copy" word at the end of file name. How to prevent ...
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Can I add 'Export As' to an action script?

Could somebody explain how I can add 'Export As' as an action script in Photoshop CC 2015? I just want to automate saving icons to svg.
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Action to crop a photo with user input. The batch processing

I'm stumped. All I need to do is open my photo, have the action stop to wait for me to decide where the crop should be (to center the important part of the photo), then close that photo so the batch ...
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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 ...