.actions tutorial.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to use actions in photoshop. Actions allow the user to repeat mundane tasks or very long procedures at the click of the mouse. You can create your own, or use the thousands of actions created by other photoshop users for free.

Creating an action
Step 1 – go to your actions list and click the button on the bottom that looks like a page with its corner being pulled up, seen below.

step1newButton.jpg

Step 2 – A box will pop up asking for the title of your new action, and which action set you wish to place it in. Don’t really need to mess with the rest of the options. For the sake of the tutorial, lets call the action “Auto Corrections”. When you are done naming your action, hit the record button.

step2recButton.jpg

Step 3 – Ok, the recording has begun. Do your auto corrections to the photo, Image > Adjustments > Auto Levels, Auto Contrast, Auto Color. After that, we need to stop the recording. Click the square that is below the actions list, seen below.

step3stopButton.jpg

Playing the Action

Load the image you wish to apply your action to, select your action, then click the play button seen below.

step4playButton.jpg

Loading a Downloaded Action

Step 1 – To load an action that you may have downloaded, you need to load it into the action menu to use. Click the small arrow button usually located in the top right of the action box, the button is circled in the image below.

step5loadButton.jpg

Step 2 – Select “Load Actions…” from the menu seen below, find the action that was downloaded, and your set to use your new action.

step6loadMenu.jpg

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