Chapter 11

Robo Photoshop

Using Photoshop automation to develop an efficient workflow

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Perhaps in Fritz Lang’s movie Metropolis, the Maschinenmensch (German for ‘machine-man’ or robot) would work tirelessly in Photoshop processing images non-stop at their human’s behest. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that isn’t our reality. Your Photoshop will just sit there waiting until you make it do something. If you have to sit in front of Photoshop and push every single button for every operation, you’ll find that you’ll have little life outside Photoshop. Photographers, who must deal with thousands of images, really need to automate as many steps as they ...

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