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Power, Speed & Automation with Adobe Photoshop by Jeffrey Tranberry, Geoff Scott

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FourDUPLICATINGYour Tasks in Photoshop

Recording What You Do So It Can Be Done Repeatedly

Introduction to Actions

The more you use Photoshop, the more you will find yourself doing similar tasks over and over, sometimes the exact same tasks in exactly the same way. Computers are very good at repetition; people mostly are not. Fortunately, the engineers at Adobe have made Photoshop a tool that can easily repeat tasks over and over again for your benefit. One of the ways to accomplish this automation is with actions.

Actions are like teaching Photoshop how to do the work that you do. At a high level, what you are doing is recording the steps ...

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