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Part I: Creative Suite Common Concepts > Working Smarter with Scripting and Act...

Chapter 7. Working Smarter with Scripting and Actions

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Scripting the Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop's Actions

Working with Actions in Photoshop

Creating Custom Actions in Photoshop

Photoshop's Automate Commands

ImageReady's Conditional Actions

Actions in Illustrator

Illustrator's Custom Actions

Mastering the Adobe Creative Suite

Both scripts and Actions are recorded series of commands that you can run or play back, respectively, to perform the same (or conditionally similar) steps on additional files. In addition to saving time and making standard production tasks simpler, automation with Actions and scripts can provide a level of precision that might not be possible otherwise—the same steps, with the same settings, performed in the same order, on each file. The two primary reasons for automating tasks in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are speed and precision.


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