12. Automating Tasks
There are some things you do over and over again in Photoshop, as if you were working on an assembly line. But if there are tasks that you perform frequently, why not let Photoshop take care of the tedious stuff? Automation features, including actions and droplets and scripts, accomplish routine tasks quickly so that you can get back to being creative. For example, you can easily convert a bunch of images to grayscale using the same settings, apply a new color profile to an entire folder of images at once, or apply standard sharpening values to a collection of photos.
The simplest way to automate tasks is to record and play actions. An action is a recorded set of steps that you play back to apply them to ...