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How to create skin retouching action

Retouching skins have so many plugins, software and even photoshop actions, some are paid and other are free, you can search for free photoshop retouching skin actions. For me and in Photoshop using ...
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How to record action for automatic repeat in GIMP?

There is a fast way to accomplish your goal without creating your own script: File>Open the first image File>Open as layers the other images (this is one single action, since the file selector ...
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Illustrator scripts disappearing from Actions

[Now FIXED: Illustrator CC2017 October update!] The problem has been going on forever, it's due to the need to physically-visually show the File menu so that the scripts that are installed in the ...
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Saving Actions from your action panel

Open the Actions Panel Window -> Actions The action needs to be saved in a folder, as you can only export a folder of actions, not the action itself. (You can call the folder the same name as ...
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Illustrator CS6: How to stop Action from repeating itself?

After some troubleshooting... The "repeat" appears to be due a shortcut conflict. If the Action is run by clicking the play button at the bottom of the Actions Panel, then the repeat does ...
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Photoshop: copying multiple layers across documents without drag and drop

Highlight the layer in the Layers Panel and from the panel menu choose Duplicate Layers... You're then presented with a dialog window where you can select where to duplicate to. All any currently ...
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Illustrator scripts disappearing from Actions

Yes its a well known limitation. There is no good workaround. Adobe has refused to fix this bug for some reason. For a very long time too, read more than 5 years. Ive been told that even very high ...
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Are there actions in Sketch 3 like Photoshop?

No, sketch doesn't currently have actions.
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Duplicate artboard with script Illustrator CC

Yea the problem is, it's not a recordable action, and while it appears simple on the surface, there's apparently a lot to duplicating an artboard. But, you can augment the code with your needs. This ...
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Illustrator action to embed all external objects

Embed is one of the commands you can't execute with an action (perhaps someone else can explain specifically why, I'm not sure). You can do this with a really short script, here's an example of the ...
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How to delete all pixel layers in Photoshop

This script will loop through all your layers and groups and delete any normal (pixel) layers. It will record the deletions in the history (as a single history state, thanks Joonas) but PLEASE save ...
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I need to create 60 unique framed mirrors for product images, looking for a way to automate

If it's not for print, you might be able to use this Image Framer jquery plugin that I've made. It basically stretches frames around practically any size image. The website (that had been down forever)...
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Reproduce steps taken in Auto corrections

You can't Auto Tone, Auto Contrast and Auto Color operate off of Photoshop algorithms that asses your image and from that assessment, Photoshop applies what it has determined is “right” for the image....
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Illustrator: Can't record certain things for the action I'm creating

I just noticed that I've to use a different workflow to record some of the features in Illustrator (written below) which I've found reading the comments on this article https://forums.adobe.com/thread/...
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Can you add an "undo" step in an action in Photoshop?

Yes. But it's not technically "Undo". It's a step back in history. Start your action recording and use Edit > Step Backwards after a save.... it should record that. The actual "Undo" menu item ...
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Is it possible to quickly export a .jpg and .png simultaneously in Photoshop?

After doing some research I was able to develop my first Photoshop script to do the trick. This script might be a little dirty (I'm new to JavaScript). The script does the following: Ask the User for ...
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Script to Create Colour Chip Layers in Photoshop

Here is a script that automatically adds a color chip for each color in an image. It makes use of indexed color's ability to create a color table and uses those colors to draw the chips. The script is ...
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Inside of a "Make: New channel" action step, the Opacity reads "50". Why? (Photoshop CS5)

The spot channel or mask channel “transparency” is just a visualization property, determining how the channel is to be shown on screen, but not affecting the RGB values of your end result. In later ...
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How to record action for automatic repeat in GIMP?

To program repetitive tasks in GIMP, the official way is to use Script-Fu (https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-concepts-script-fu.html) or Python-Fu (https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-filters-python-...
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Photoshop Actions: Export with exact pixel size, not percentage

When you record your action, before exporting click Image > Duplicate. Rescale the duplicate using Image > Image Size. Export the duplicate using File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy). Then close the ...
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Is there a way to select layers via relative reference (eg. "Next Layer" instead of "Layer X")?

Just use the shortcut when recording your action there Photoshop has four shortcuts for relatively, targeting visible layer. Note layers with their visibility off will be skipped. It is hard to turn ...
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Batch Place Multiple Linked Files in Photoshop

This method takes a few steps – but it does accomplish what you want (I think) In Photoshop go to File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack or... In Bridge go to Tools > Photoshop > Load Files into ...
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How to 'Save as' in the same folder using File Naming option with Photoshop Actions?

So as I briefly explained in the comments, you wouldn't have to change much in your workflow, except to let a small script handle file saving. These instructions might seem like a lot of work, but it'...
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Run actions without graphic interface, Illustrator

by "running the processes for displaying", I am assuming you mean you can see each step of the action being run. Well, photoshop or illustrator actions are just a shortcut way of doing repetitive ...
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Run actions without graphic interface, Illustrator

Neither app has a "headless" version. They both rely on the GUI. However, you might want to choose the Playback Options in the Action Panel Menu and ensure the Accelerated option is ticked to make ...
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making an action for join and smooth anchors in illustrator

I'm placing two end point anchors on top of each other and joining them into a single smooth anchor What I feel works better is a simple menu shortcut.. If the anchors are already on top of one ...
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Illustrator Action : Remove a vertical line after using pathfinder tool

Save the script below as openpath.jsx or whatever with .jsx and automate it with your batch. File > Scripts > Other Scripts for (var i=0;i<app.activeDocument.pathItems.length;i++) if (app....
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Photoshop Automate Batch - Destination folder (use)

Depends on the type of export your Action had. If it was Save For Web, then yes, it's generally 3-4 times slower than Save As Yep, Batch uses active document extension to determine file type it's ...
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