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Complete Guide to Using Actions in Photoshop

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Whenever you perform a repetitive task in Photoshop, you can save yourself time and effort by using actions. Helen Bradley's quick-start guide explains what a Photoshop action is, how to find and play an action, and how to record your own.

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Editing an Action

If you make a mistake when recording an action, don’t panic. Once you’ve stopped recording the action, you can return to a command and double-click it to open the dialog box that contains incorrect settings. Make your changes and close the dialog box. The changes are saved in the action. You can remove a statement from an action by dragging it over the trashcan icon at the foot of the Actions palette.

To add a step, click where it should appear in the action and click the Begin Recording button. Record the missing commands and, when you’re done, click the Stop Playing/Recording button.

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