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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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Photoshop action script - batch job without dialogs and save settings

perhaps one can help me with some scripting snippets for: A) supress/ignore open and save Dialog in Actions with PS-script B) supress Color warnings while opening C) toogle on/off a dialog box next to ...
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Streamline in Photoshop, Illustrator, Actions, or a Script?

When I receive the artwork from my artist, I get a TIFF in a size that includes bleed (Fig 1). Every time I receive a new commission, I need several additional outputs of that file, so I am trying to ...
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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 ...
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scaling a pattern to fill a selection in Photoshop

I’d like to create a Photoshop action to automatically fill a selection with another image and scale the image to fit to cover the selection. For example, I’d like the action to fill a circle with the ...
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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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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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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 to align a photoshop layer or part of it with the guide line or the document center

how to align the whole layer by referencing it to a specific area in that layer, the way the whole layer moves to the center of the document or to be centered in a specific guideline. this problem ...
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Problems with Text Manipulation in an Action with Illustrator

I'm on an old Mac running Mojave and Illustrator 25.4.1 I have 586 AI Files that all need to have these two changes in all the files with an Action: Delete two text objects in a layer (Named "...
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Why Warp command can't work in batch processing

Edit>Transform>Warp seems the only command that can'be played in a batch. Why? Any workaround?
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Photoshop TonTon scripts by Michel Mariani - usage and difference to xtools

Anyone uses the Michel Mariani TonTon JSON scripts in Photoshop 2023 / 2024? How to install the jsxinc? When I rename it to jsx, they will show in PS. I have tested the action utility to convert an ...
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Photoshop History - save with psd? [duplicate]

When I work on an Photoshop document, I do many changes, create snapshots, and so on. But after saving the psd and open it, the history is empty. I didn´t find anything. I can log the history to txt ...
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Illustrator – Automated Line Extensions

I'm working on creating an action with line extensions in a project, where I need to extend both ends of a line by a predetermined length. However, I'm encountering an issue where recording the action ...
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Inside of a "Make: New channel" action step, the Opacity reads "50". Why? (Photoshop CS5)

I made an action that create a new channel for masking purposes. When I inspect the action, the "Make" command has an Opacity: property set to 50. Image: I want to know why this happens and ...
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Setting export location when using quick actions

I’m setting up some quick actions to improve my workflow, one is that I export a jpg of the artboard to a certain folder for each job I do. ie. every job I do has a 3 folder directory, and my working ...
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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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Photoshop: Image Processor and Batch not working with an action that work normally

here is the action here is the batch here is the image processor Image Processor and Batch is not working with an action that work normally. The batch just simply do the right actions, I can see ...
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How do I make a photoshop action pick a color from the image?

I am trying to capture a photoshop action that requires setting the foreground color by using the color picker at a particular location in the image. When I record the action, a 'set foreground color'...
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Illustrator: Is it possible to record an action that only changes the Stroke Width and nothing else?

I am currently recording actions for stuff that I do very frequently. One of the things I do a lot is changing the stroke width and changing the stroke alignment. However, when I record an action to ...
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How to align the object on every page to the bottom for multiple pages in InDesign?

What would be the best approach to perform a simple action that needs to be repeated in 800+ pages. Here is what each of my page looks like. All I need to do in each page is align the object to the ...
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I need to apply actions (a series of repetitive steps) to Gimp, but can't find how to do it

I have an xcf file that is comprised of a series of layers The first layer, called "background" holds an image that will be manipulated by the script. The other layers named 1,2,3,4 etc all ...
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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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"clear" is not available in batch processing in illustrator

I am trying to run an action which involves 3 “clear” steps and 1 “transform” step in Illustrator on .pdf files. I record the action and proceed to batch process, and I get an error that says: The ...
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Save Illustrator file from text in the file using Illustrator actions

I'm saving a bunch of files and I would like to save them using selected text from the file using actions. Right now, I'm able to select the text and copy and paste in the file. But when the save as ...
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The object "Script Name" is not currently available

I made an action, inside this action, there is a script (about set Artboard 4 Active) when I play it as a batch I get an error The object "Script" is not currently available. so the script ...
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How can I SELECT multiple artboards To duplicate them in Adobe Illustrator with action or with script?

I have like 270 files each file have 4 artboards, So I want to duplicate the ArtB(3) and ArtB(4) For 80 times, but I need a script to select the artboards that i need then duplicate them in action to ...
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Folder set-up automation Photoshop actions

My goal is to create an action that sets up a folder structure for a comic panel as the image below suggests. My attempt ended up with this result. The main issue is that the color-coded folders ...
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How to automate adding different texts (names for examples) to one photo and export them as JPEG?

I got a Certificate design as a PSD file. I have to add 1000 names to these Certificate! I have the Excel file of the names. Is there anyway that we can automate it using Photoshop? Maybe using Action ...
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Batch action: Crop a photo to two photos

I have many photos (all of them are of same dimensions), that need to be adjusted according to following example: IN image: OUT images, cropped: I have created following action: Basically, I have ...
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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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How can I capture "Align To" into an action?

Is there any way to capture "Align To: Selection" or "Align To: Canvas" into an action?
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How can I rename a layer group or a layer with the same name using an action?

I have quite a bit projects which contain a layer group by the name "Cover" and I want to rename it to "Cover Group" using this action. But into "Cover" layer group ...
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Image trace setting for BW image so no white BG is added

I have a black and white images PNG (+5000) on transparent BG. I am trying to find a setting that will trace the images without creating a white block in place of a transparent segment. I need the ...
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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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Illustrator Action Batch problem. When trying to use Insert Menu Item: Package, the command doesn't actually work when running the Action on a Batch

I have been trying to answer a question here: Is there a way to Batch package AI files. So I wrote an answer (which I have currently deleted for the time being), advising the OP to record an Action, ...
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Is it possible to quickly export a .jpg and .png simultaneously in Photoshop?

I work with product images for an online retail site. Each product image needs to have a .jpg copy and .png copy. Currently, I just export once as .jpg and then export again as .png. This is both time-...
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How to achieve this filter/action shown that will give the my pictures a cinematic/lively feel in Adobe Photoshop?

The attached pictures below show two sample of the filter/effect that I want to achieve in Adobe Photoshop. Is this done through a Photoshop action or there is a particular set of steps that will lead ...
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Photoshop Action to make mirrored tiling images

Let's say I have many 1:1 ratio (square) images of varying pixel dimensions and I want to make them double the resolution and flip them on both X and Y axes so that they create a mirrored tile. For ...
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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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How to record specific color swatches as an action in Adobe Illustrator

I have a file that contains of many objects which can be images, vectors or clipping masks. But all the objects are grouped with the same specific color swatches. Let's say the color is CMYK Cyan. I ...
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How do you apply an action to only one layer?

I have Adobe Photoshop 2020 and I am trying to apply an action to a hair texture. The problem is, I only want the action applied to one of the layers and not all of them. When I complete the action, ...
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Extracting multiple photos out of single JPEG

I had a lot of old printed photos. To quickly scan them, I scanned them four at a time like this: (Above yellow color is actually a white color. I purposely put yellow color to distinguish from ...
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How to merge layers for batch export and optimised for web

What I'm trying to do: Batch export Optiimize for web (Jpeg) My layers structure: Layer1 --- Logo Layer2 --- Adjustment layer (Brightness and Control) Folder-A ~~ Layer3 -- image ~~ Layer4 -- image ...
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Adobe Photoshop running script for multiple layers [duplicate]

I have 103 layers which i need to save as PNG files(each layer individually) but the problem I'm haiving is;the background layer (is to be saved with each layer) how can i do this ? Kindly guide me ...
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Script to Create Colour Chip Layers in Photoshop

I would like to automate the process of adding colour chip layers to my images. The images will only ever contain between 2–16 colours, and are pixel-perfect. I would like to be able to automatically ...
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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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Illustrator CS6: How to stop Action from repeating itself?

Illustrator CS6. Action is very simple. User Input: Select an object Call Action Set Document Color Mode to CMYK Set Color for selected object Lock object That should be the end of it. However, ...
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Is there a way to record a color shift with the actions tool in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying to make a bunch (~100) of adjacent circles that fade through the colors of the rainbow. When creating the action I copy the red circle I made, paste it in place, nudge it over a bit, and ...
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Adding text with an action in Illustrator

I make multi option proofs on a daily basis and have started setting up actions to simplify my repetitive steps. Is there a way to add text that is consistent on every proof by using an action? I have ...
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Changing All Fills and Strokes to 1 Spot Colour - Action

I'm recording an Action in Illustrator for my Plate Making process. I'm new to Actions but so far so good. The action is quite simple. I'm supplied a 1 colour file. The file is opened and the first ...