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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Resizing objects with different width by specific value in Illustrator

I've searched similar questions but none matched my need. Let's say you have a lot of rectangles with different width (12mm, 35mm, 6.54mm etc) and you want to add 2mm to each object's width, 1mm both ...
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Actions in Illustrator not properly recording nor enacting? Envelope Distortion & Feather Stylize

So I'm adding 3 translations to my images - adding a blur to the middle of the image (working perfectly, this involves mask clipping and adding an ellipse shape), adding an envelope distort (recording ...
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How can I set up an action to bulk pattern fill that selects the next pattern in the folder automatically?

I tend to work with patterns and have an action to help with this. But, I tend to save my patterns as a .pat file, with anywhere from 10-200 patterns within each .pat file. I am trying to figure out a ...
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Can you add an “undo” step in an action in Photoshop?

I'm trying to make an action that will: Crop the left half of the image Save as a PDF Undo the crop Crop the right half of the image Save as a PDF Undo the crop Go up one layer Repeat for all layers ...
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Can't recode and action “export for screen” in illustrator V24.1.1

What I'm trying to do is save time when I'm saving files. I can't find an appropriate solution for my use case. The "export for screens" interface seems to be the closest solution, I'm trying to add ...
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Combining batch actions with manual actions in Adobe Photoshop [duplicate]

I need some help. In the past few weeks I have found a large portion of archived ww2 documents. Now I'm trying to make proper PDF's out of these files but there is one issue. The archiver who ...
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identify Photoshop action - GTA style - could anyone direct me to this, or something similar to it?

So basically I used this action in the past, a good while ago my photoshop reset and I never thought to look for the action again, and now I'd really like to have it ... I thought it existed as a '...
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Photoshop, actions or script - create and use pattern

I would like to create a pattern and use that pattern in the same action, but when I go to use fill with pattern, the last manually selected pattern is the one that is used - even if that pattern has ...
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How to record “export as” as an action in Photoshop CC

I'm using Photoshop CC v20.0.7, and I'm trying to record the [file > export > "export as"] as an action. When I hit "record" and try, nothing is recorded in my action sequence, even though the jpg is ...
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Illustrator Batch Action - Stop Command

I have an action with a stop command where user makes a selection before completing the rest of the action. I need this to run as a batch. The action works when running as a batch, however the stop ...
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Photoshop Automate Batch - Destination folder (use)

In Photoshop- I am running a Batch Action over a folder of PNG files. It opens the PNG makes a selection over some existing text deletes it and writes some other text. Originally in the action I had ...
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How to change color of multiple svg files in illustrator

I have more than 600 svg icons. Each one is separate files not combined, is there a way to change the color of all of it at once in Illustrator. I am using Illustrator CS6 version. is it possible ...
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Create an action in Photoshop using multiple photos and eye dropper tool

In the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, can one create an action where it opens multiple photos and then takes a color sample using the eye dropper tool to select from a specific area of each photo ...
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Color selecting from a layer in Photoshop

If I create a new layer and draw into it with a single color, then change my foreground color, is there any way I can select the color I painted into the layer as my foreground color again, without ...
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Photoshop action - copy adjustment layer to other open documents

I like a good time saving action - but I can't figure out how to build one which would really help me save some time. I regularly work with product photography, usaully about 8 angles per product. I ...
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Action including a fill layer

I'm operating in Windows on CC2019. I'm writing an action in which I include a layer fill. I want it so that when I run the action it fills the layer with the foreground colour I have selected at the ...
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Illustrator: Can't record certain things for the action I'm creating

I've applied the transform effect to a layer so I can have radial symmetry for anything which is drawn inside it. now I also need to create an action which applies an Expand appearance on the layer ...
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Illustrator Action, Batch process - Let user draw a line or an area

I am creating an Illustrator action that automates shape cutting however now I need to put a system in the batch process where it stops and let the user draw the line or an area according to which the ...
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How do I automate batch processing of product photography to get a perfect white background?

I am taking very large volume of product photography. I am using a photography tent and shooting on a white background but I need the finished images to be of the image on a perfectly white background....
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Photoshop CS5 actions resizing watermark suddenly not working correctly on Windows 7

I have tried to make a Photoshop action of placing a watermark into some photos, without any coding, simply by recording the action. I have done this before and it worked, but I recently and suddenly, ...
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Why isn't the engraved effect action working for me [video] in Photoshop CS6 [closed]

So I'm attempting the same picture as this post claims to be able to produce, but I can't get the same output: https://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-engraved-illustration-effect-action-for-...
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Illustrator Action : Remove a vertical line after using pathfinder tool

I am trying to generate outline from thousands of images and then cut them in half. I want to automate it. I made Illustrator action which is working really good. The only thing I am not being able to ...
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Quick Numerical PNG Save

I work with PNG frames when I make videos. So whenever I do it I usually save with .PSD, but the files got too big and I decided to switch to saving with .PNG I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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making an action for join and smooth anchors in illustrator

Very commonly I need to join separate anchor points and convert to smooth whit these buttons. I wanted to speed up the process so I tried making an action for it so that I could just assign it to a ...
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Reproduce steps taken in Auto corrections

When I use Photoshop to automatically fix an image, I can quickly get this type of result: Original image Resulting image after using "Auto Contrast / Auto Color / Auto Tone" However, if I am ...
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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 '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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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 ...