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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 actions, I prefer using a technique called "Frequency Separation Retouching" which is a simple action to create two layers with different frequencies and ...


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Found instructions for exporting just the actions you need. View your actions by going to Window > Actions. If your actions aren't contained in a set, create one by clicking the folder icon at the bottom of the action widget. Drag the actions you need into the new set. Make sure you have the action set selected. From the menu in the Actions widget () ...


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I'd probably use ImageMagick. There is a feature available to modify the hue, but it's percentage based instead of degrees. Hue Modulation Rotates the colors of the image, in a cyclic manner. To achieve this the Hue value given produces a 'modulus addition', rather than a multiplication. However be warned that the hue is rotated using a percentage,...


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Gimp doesn't have actions on its own, but there are two very popular plugins or scripts you can use: Resizing using Bimp (Batch Image Manipulation Plugin) Source: http://www.alessandrofrancesconi.it/projects/bimp/ Instructions: Open BIMP from the File menu Add all the image files that you want to manipulate Choose Resize from the list of available ...


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As I mentioned in the comments, you should give some more clarity in your question to get a truly tailored answer. But, from what you stated above, I can help you break down your seemingly 6 steps into 3: 1) Copy a layer/layers 2) Make a new Document 3) place/drag them into the new document Step 1: Duplicate Do you know about the Duplicate ...


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The colour treatment? You can do most of that with a Gradient Map. In the example below, I'm using a Gradient Map that's set to 80% opacity. With a Gradient Map Without a Gradient Map (Image nabbed from here.)


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Adobe products allow you to use AppleScript, JavaScript, or VBScript to create scripts. Functionally, ExtendScript is very similar to JavaScript - think of it as JavaScript plus some extra features. Adobe provides a program to make scripts called ExtendScript Toolkit, which was most likely bundled with your install of Photoshop. On my computer it's in C:\...


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You can do this by ticking the little button to the left of the item you'd like Photoshop to pause on. ---- EDIT ----- Another option to allow user interaction is inserting a stop action. Select the item in the action that you would like to stop after. Click the flyout menu in the Actions panel, and choose Insert Stop... Type a message, so the user knows ...


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It's possible to add a suffix to each of the files you save, but (as far as I know) only via the Batch Processing feature. First, you need to create the Action without the Save command. Then, from the File menu, choose Automate > Batch..., and a dialogue will appear: You need to choose a folder with the files you want to process (alternatively, you can use ...


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A good lesson for nearly any graphic design student is to learn how to design without leaning on software automation to do it for you. :) That said, this couldn't be automated very well to begin with. It's simply 'design' in the sense that someone took the time to carefully draw it. As for the particular style, it's 'art deco'...which is quite appropriate ...


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Hazel for Mac could automate a lot of the copying for you, which could be used in conjunction with Dropbox. Like all things that sync, there might be some situations where you'd want to merge or have some other logic happening, but it might not be possible with that setup — I think the best it could do is blindly copy based on date modified. http://www....


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It's not impossible, but it would take some legwork. You would need to export the spreadsheet into a format that is easily readable and modified, then translate that into a vector format that has the same attributes. Luckily for you, both of those exist: CSV and SVG. Take a look at a very basic SVG file with just some text: <svg width="252" height="144"...


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Keyboard shortcuts are your friend. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/mac/Photoshop_CS5.html Remember, if you're on a PC, basically any command button in a short cut will be your Ctrl button. I have a very similar job editing photos for an ecommerce company, and shortcuts cut down the amount of time the job would've taken exponentially. Here's how I'd ...


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In Creative Cloud releases, this seems to have changed to a rather unintuitive process: Get your layers ready to make frames from as usual. Open the timeline panel by going to Window › Timeline. You should see Create Video Timeline in the middle of the panel. Use the little arrow button next to it to switch it to Create Frame Animation, and then click it. ...


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Just read your comment saying you need the final output in .ai format. Here's a suggestion, basically, Illustrator to Indesign to Illustrator again. Place (File > Place) your Illustrator-format video slide graphics into an InDesign document (without any text), add and format the text placeholders in InDesign (which has better text support than Illustrator ...


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If by macro you mean action, you should be able to go to the Actions panel, find the spot in your action which says "image size," and double-click it. The red Record button will come on. Put in 40%.


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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 the action - to make it easier to find) Thanks @Ovaryraptor for reminding me of this. Click on the drop-down menu (top right) Select Save Actions (this ...


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It sounds to me like you have Step by step selected in the action playback options and maybe Allow tool recording, or perhaps both. You need to go to the Actions panel and: Click the menu icon at the top right corner Uncheck Allow Tool Recording Go to playback options... ( jump to the second image below this one ↓ ) Select Accelerated, if it's ...


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Check the relative box in the Canvas size dialog box:


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No, sketch doesn't currently have actions.


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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 profile clients have requested this in direct talks with adobe. Believe or not. You can delete and reload the actions and they will work. You can even write a ...


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[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 scripts folder of Adobe Illustrator are visible. Only then can you re-load the actions which contain the scripts by loading the action sets, to get the working ...


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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 open documents with be listed in the drop down as well as the "new" option at the bottom.


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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) is back online. The demo page does do a pretty good job at showing you everything, but there are some examples in the repo directory too. The examples don't ...


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I ended up making my own script based on advice from plainclothes and a link from Joonas You can find the script here: https://github.com/edwardloveall/Photoshop-Export-PSD-script By default, it saves to the Desktop, but just edit the line var desktop = '~/Desktop'; to change the destination.


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You need to add "Save As" to the action. And "Close" as well, unless you want them to remain open. "Override Save As" only overrides the destination. If you don't have Save As as part of the action, there's nothing to override.


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In Photoshop go to File → Automate → Batch and you can select the action to use and the file naming of the output files


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Here is a script which samples the 10,10 pixel location and sets the foreground color: var docRef = app.activeDocument var pixelLoc = [UnitValue("10 pixels") , UnitValue("10 pixels")]; var colorSamplerRef = docRef.colorSamplers.add(pixelLoc); app.foregroundColor = colorSamplerRef.color You can run the script as part of an action sequence. Further reading ...


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You can't save it in the same PSD, but you can provide a separate Actions file. To do so create a new Action set, then place the Action(s) inside it. You'll then be able to use Save Actions from the flyout menu to save an Actions file with just the Action(s) you want to send to your developer.


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