How To Record An Action In Photoshop
Actions in Photoshop can be a great time saver. They can be super simple or extremely complex. If you carry out the same adjustments on every image, instead of repeating these step for every edit, record them as an action once. A recorder action can be replayed as often as you like and the results will be identical. As an extreme example of this, if you like to turn portraits into sketches, this can take a long time and many processes. Record it once as an action and the next time you need to turn a portrait into a sketch it will take as little as three mouse clicks. Or, if you love to turn green leaves red and add mood to landscapes, a simple adjustment action like this one can be recorded. Follow this tutorial to learn how to record an action in photoshop.
Step-by-step Guide How To Record An Action In Photoshop
1. Open the Actions panel by going to the Windows menu and selecting Actions from the dropdown list.
2. Make a new folder for your action by clicking on the Add New Set icon.
3. Give your new folder/set a name and click OK.
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4. Once you make a folder/set you can add all of your new actions to the same folder, so you don’t have to make a folder for each action.
5. To start to make a new action click on the Create New Action icon
6. Give the new action a name and when you’re ready press Record.
7. Now your action is being recorded, and the record icon should now be red.
8. The first adjustment I made was to add a Curves Adjustment.
9. This can now be seen in the Actions panel as it is being recorded.
10. Even the specific adjustments that you make are recorded, and you can see these adjustments by clicking on the little arrow to the left of the action.
11. I went on to add a Hue and Saturation adjustment and a Levels adjustment.
12. Each time I added something it was added to the recording.
13. Once you have finished with your adjustments, filters, or any other change made in your workflow, click on the Stop Playing / Recording icon.
14. When you want to repeat the action simply click on the action in the action panel.
15. And, press the Play Selection icon at the bottom of the Actions panel.
Here is the result of the action that I created. If you would like to download the action for free click on the button under the before and after images.
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