Creative Cloud Week – Day 6
Good news! The Photoshop CS6 Actions panel now allows you to record tool steps as part of your actions. When combined with the power of the Image Processor script (also covered briefly in this tutorial), the the Photoshop CS6 Actions workflow promises to save users of all skill levels even more time than before.
Ask yourself this simple question: if you had dozens of images that all required the same exact edits to be made (in the same locations with the same tool settings), would you prefer to make those changes by hand… for each image… or make them only once? If you answered the way I think you did, the Photoshop CS6 Actions panel provides the solution you need.
Photoshop Actions: Allow Tool Recording
The new Allow Tool Recording option in the Photoshop CS6 Actions panel is what helps us to start recording tool actions, using everything from the Brush tool and Crop tool, to the Patch tool, Spot Healing Brush and many others. This new option, combined with the ability to record image adjustments and other settings like color profile conversions, is a pretty big deal even though it seems like a small detail. This example demonstrates how you can apply both the Spot Healing Brush and the new CS6 Crop tool to a series of photos, in an automated manner.