Automating a multi-step task

An action is a set of one or more commands that you record and can play back to apply that series of commands to a single file or a batch of files. In this section of the lesson, you’ll see how the Actions palette can help you save time by applying a multi-step process to the four images you’ll use in this project.

Using actions is one of several ways that you can automate tasks in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady. To learn more about recording actions, see Photoshop 7.0 online Help.

Opening and cropping the files

You’ll start by opening and resizing four files. Since this part of the task involves aesthetic choices about where and how much of the image to crop, you’ll do these steps manually rather than recording ...

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