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.
Not only does Adobe® Photoshop® allow you to create stunning images, but it also helps you work faster and more efficiently. Ben Willmore will show you how to automate many of the common tasks you do regularly and then apply those automations to large numbers of images in batch operations. In addition to teaching you well-known, simple automations, Ben will also cover more advanced concepts, like using subroutines, adding conditionals and prompting actions from within Adobe® Lightroom®.