Rachel and I absoultely love creating our own custom actions in Photoshop.
It saves us SO much time in Photoshop and allows us to spend more time with our families and our clients.
You can create your own custom actions to speed up your workflow, too.
Let me show you how.
1. Open Photoshop and open any picture to work with. Open your actions pallette and make sure that you are not working in button mode.
2. Click on the “Create a New Action Set” button. In the dialoge box, rename your set and click okay.
3. Now click on the “Create a New Action” button.
In the dialog box, rename your new action. I renamed mine “Soft Edit”. You can also assign this custom action a function key to create a shortcut for you to use when you are editing. I like to assign my new action a custom color so that it can easily be found when I’m working in button mode.
You will then click record.
Here is where the magic happens. As you edit, every edit that you make will be recorded. You can make your own adjustment edits or even run a favorite action and sharpening at the end. Take your time. You can even reduce the opacity of the actions or edits that you make, just remember that Photoshop is recording every adjustment that you make.
4. When you are finished recording your adjustments and edits, click the “Stop Playing/Recording” button.
Now you have a custom action that you can run on a set of images or on all of your images. This will save you TONS of time in Photosh0p.
We’d love to hear from you! Try creating a custom action of your own in Photoshop and let us know how this tutorial worked for you. Feel free to post comments here in our blog or on our Facebook page HERE.