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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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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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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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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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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 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: 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 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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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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Launching external program from Adobe Illustrator Actions

Is it possible to record/create an Actions-macro in Adobe Illustrator that first saves a copy of the currently open file as an SVG-file into a certain directory and then executes an external Windows ...
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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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Scalable Text in Photoshop In a Droplet?

I'm trying to create a droplet for batch image processing that will put a border of 2 px all around, add 30 px to the top, then within that top space place some text that will automatically scale to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Recording an action to define pattern CS3

I am trying to write an action in Photoshop CS3 to turn a bunch of images into patterns by running a batch. I was able to record an action to get this done, but they all have the same name as the ...
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How to save an action in photoshop?

How save an action in Photoshop and when we are upgrading version can we get the save actions on new version or we have to migrate the old actions 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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