1. Class Introduction
Class Introduction01:05 2
Recording Your First Action10:53 3
Building Black Edges Action05:15 4
Working with Settings07:12 5
Targeting Layers13:15 6
How to Insert Stop03:51 7
Actions Best Practices08:45 8
Using Percentages for Recording09:02
We're talking about actions and automation, as Drew told us, and that means that if there's anything you do on a regular basis in Photoshop that has more than one step, or even if it's just one step and you have a hard time remembering that step, we can record it as an action. Once we record something as an action, it can be a multi step process, we can suddenly then be able to apply that with about two clicks of your mouse, and then you no longer have to remember the steps you used to make it. And if we learn about batch processing, then we could take 1,000 files, take an action and say apply this to those 1,000 files and then we can leave for lunch, and when we come back from lunch, suddenly Photoshop's done work on all those images. And so it's a really nice way of working. It first allows me to not always have to always remember the steps in a technique, and the second thing is it allows me to apply it to a large number of images very quickly.
Ratings and Reviews
a Creativelive Student
Very good course. I have learned many new concepts. Ben is a good teacher. He explained well and it was easy for me to follow.
Precise, to-the-point and informative. Ben explains the process of creating actions in PS in a very simplified and step-by-step manner, easy to understand and follow. Definitely a great purchase.