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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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How can I create an action in Photoshop?

How can I create my own Action using Photoshop? Can anyone guide me with a simple example?
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controlling save name when using action to batch process and save

I am trying to control filename when saving via an action. Let's start with an image open on screen. It is called "image1.png". I press record to start the action. I run a greyscale filter. I then ...
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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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Illustrator Action - resizing a rectangle

Many, many times a day I have to add .5 to the width and length of a clipping mask to add bleed for printing. I really want to make this a key stroke or at least a action button. so I can click on the ...
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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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Open a Photoshop document layer in a new File quickly?

My First Question here, I have a lot of PSD's to work on in which my main job is to: Copy a layer/layers Make a new Document place/drag them into the new document Trim the image to size Save as a ...
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Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?

I'm trying to create an action that will move a layer around the canvas. The problem is that my image won't always be the same size and neither will my canvas. If I record a transform and move my ...
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How do you create custom scripts for automation in Photoshop?

I have been recording custom actions to perform various automations, though I am starting to require greater control which would be better implemented using some form of scripting (if this can indeed ...
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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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Apply an action to each item in a selection in turn?

If you use an Illustrator action on a selection, it applies it to that selection as a whole. Illustrator actions can be applied as 'batches', but this means batches of files, not batches of objects. ...
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Importing spreadsheet data as layers into Adobe Illustrator

I have a spreadsheet with a TON of content that I need to import to layers via Illustrator. I have several columns that need to be imported for some business cards. So for instance name, email, phone, ...
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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 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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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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How to automatically save alternating layers and one set background layer

I have a Photoshop file with one standard background layer and about 50 other unique layers. I will be creating 50 files. The same background layer will always be used, but the top layer will change. ...
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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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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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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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