Photoshop and Automator

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Cloudgazer, Dec 10, 2006.

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    Cloudgazer

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    Hi

    I've just started using Automator and need some help creating a workflow.

    I have a folder of images that I need to turn into thumbnails, then add a watermark, and save to a different folder.

    (I do have the Photoshop Cs plugin for Automator)

    I just can't get it to work.

    Please help.
     
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    aricher

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    Why would you use Automator to do what you want to do? I'd set up an Action in Photoshop with each step you outlined and then use Photoshop's built-in batch feature (Automate -> Batch). It's super easy to set up, just record the Action on one file, save the Action, go to File -> Automate -> Batch, select the save action, select a folder then sit back and let it do it's thing.
     
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    freeny

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    Actions in Photoshop are just like Automater in the OS.
    Just look up "recording actions" in the Photoshop help menu.
    Then look up "Batch-process files" to apply your action to a whole folder of images.

    Just like aricher said, you dont need automater to do this.

    I once had to format 400+ mobile jpg wallpapers into png thumnails half the size. Took 5 minutes to set up and Photoshop did all the rest of the work in under 10 minutes. Doing this by hand would have taken a day plus...:eek:
     
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    Cloudgazer

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Will definately try that.
     

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