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Part I: Photoshop and ImageReady > Creating a Power Workflow in Photoshop

Chapter 10. Creating a Power Workflow in Photoshop

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding Photoshop Scripting

Understanding Photoshop's Actions

Working with Actions in Photoshop

Creating Custom Actions in Photoshop

Using Other Photoshop Automate Commands

The most important thing to be aware of when you work with Photoshop is your output of the graphics you work with. Graphics you spend time on will get a lot of uses in many formats. Your awareness of which graphic formats and sizes you need is your most valuable tool. Images for print have a higher resolution than images for use on the Web. When you are designing for both print and Web, you need to be able to save and export the right image for the job. The steps you take to get there become your personal workflow. A workflow is a combination of the tools you use most often, your methods of solving problems, and your ability to increase your efficiency and lessen your turnaround time. Your efficiency comes through experience, but it also can come from automation tools in Photoshop. This chapter looks at several tools to help you crank out the work by putting Photoshop in charge of the repetitive tasks. The first time you let Photoshop convert 350 images while you grab a snack and relax you will feel like you stepped out of the last century.


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