Movie: Using Pass Saved File for Multi-App Workflows

February 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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One of the great advantages of using an Automator workflow over Photoshop’s built-in actions is that an Automator workflow can drive multiple applications. To facilitate this, you might need to make use of the Pass Saved File checkbox in the Render action.

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Photoshop/Automator Tutorial Movies

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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While the Photoshop Automator Actions ship with a lengthy, detailed, can’t-put-it-down user manual, there are times when an old-fashioned screencast is still an easier way to learn a new piece of software. Assuming that this is one of those times, I have put together the first in a series of movies that detail how to use Automator to drive Photoshop.

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Movie: Intro to Photoshop & Automator

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To help you get started with the Photoshop for Automator collection of Automator actions, here’s the first in a series of tutorial movies. Using Automator is not hard, and getting oriented is easy enough, as you’ll see in this video.


If you already have some experience with Automator then this video might not have much to offer, so you’ll probably want to move on to this movie.

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Movie: Resizing Images With Photoshop and Automator

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Performing image resizing in a batch process can be tricky. How do you tell Photoshop to resize when you might have a batch of images of varying orientations and aspect ratios? Because batch resizing requires special consideration, version 5 of the Photoshop Automator Actions, contains four different resizing actions.

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Movie: Diptychs, Triptychs, and Contact Sheets

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With version 5 of the Photoshop Automator Actions, creating diptychs, triptychs, and contact sheets is a snap. And combining contact sheet creation with the flexibility of Automator makes really cool automated workflows possible.

For example, you can define workflows that automatically create contact sheets and upload them to clients. All of the details of these three new actions are covered in this tutorial movie.

Diptychs, Triptychs, and Contact Sheets

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Movie: Triggering Automator Workflows

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The Photoshop Automator Actions, let you create extremely complex workflows for automating your most complex Photoshop workflow headaches. Once you’ve built a workflow that handles your Photoshop chores, you’ll want to think about what the best way is to launch that workflow.

Automator provides a number of different ways to launch workflows. In this video, you’ll learn the various options that Snow Leopard provides for launching Automator workflows, from Services to Folder Actions, to stand-alone applications.

Triggering Automator Workflows

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Movie: Using Open and Render

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If you’re driving Photoshop with the Photoshop Automator Actions, then it’s essential that you understand how the Open and Render actions work.

Open and Render not only allow Automator to work more efficiently when driving Photoshop, they also provide powerful saving options, and the ability to create more complex workflows.

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Movie: Intro to Photoshop & Automator

July 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Automator Actions 

To help you get started with the Photoshop for Automator collection of Automator actions, here’s the first in a series of tutorial movies. Using Automator is not hard, and getting oriented is easy enough, as you’ll see in this video.

If you already have some experience with Automator then this video might not have much to offer, so you’ll probably want to move on to this movie.

Click to watch Intro to Photoshop & Automator

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