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Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 5: Creating Actions for Productivity and Fun

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check.png Working with actions in the Actions panel

check.png Playing preset actions

check.png Recording a new action

check.png Editing and organizing actions

check.png Using actions sets

check.png Processing batches of files

check.png Creating droplet applets

Practice makes perfect — but when repeating the same steps in Photoshop over and over, the result is often tedium and impatience. You don’t want to have to reinvent the wheel each time you go for a spin around the block, so why repeat the actions that carry out specific tasks in Photoshop if you don’t have to? Photoshop lets you record steps by using a fast and fun feature called Actions. Photoshop also has presets for popular actions, such as creating a wood frame, simulating water reflections, or providing a molten-lead look. ...

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