Action writing in PS, Easier post-processing

posted on 13th of march, 2011

Hi all,

Its very early in the morning, so a cup of coffee is in order.

In the spirit of DT, I would like to make myself available, for any help that I can, about doubts with Actions in PS.

Definition of an Action in Photoshop:

The ability to record a series of steps or processes that are used repeatedly.
These actions are kept available for reuse in the Actions palette.

A very simple example:

My folders are: Work in Process / Finals / Uploads

In my workflow, I am post-processing an image from Work in Process. I think it is ready. So I have an action that saves the TIF to the Finals folder and a JPG to the Uploads folder. I have that action resident on a functions key, say F1.

All in 1 keystroke.

It may seem overkill, but if you have to do this umpteen times before uploading, it saves at least 5 or 6 keystrokes. or worse, Menu locations, 2 browser locations for the folders, plus the JPG saving routine.

So, if anybody has some doubts about Actions, I would gladly help.


Comments (8)

Posted by Sobek85 on April 26, 2011
Great little article
Posted by lzf on March 15, 2011
nice subject shared. thanks.
Posted by FabioConcetta on March 14, 2011
Nice share,thank you :)
Posted by Anhong on March 14, 2011
Thanks for sharing, I wish you good luck!
Posted by Joezachs on March 13, 2011
Yes something I found very cumbersome, especially when lifting the pictures from oen folder, processing it and saving in another folder. This should reduce some of my clicking (and if one is not concentrating then it lands up some where else !!)
Posted by lzf on March 13, 2011
nice share.
Posted by smartview27 on March 13, 2011
Posted by Mariaam on March 13, 2011
Thanks for sharing!

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