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Video Tutorial: How to Create Clean, Flawless Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a critical resource in any photographer’s workflow. Turning otherwise monotonous tasks into an autonomous utility, actions are created by manually performing a series of steps and recording them as an ATN file. This ATN file can then be ‘played’ in the future, when you’re looking to repeat those actions on future images, without the hassle of repeating the now-recorded workflow.

But where do you even get started with creating an action? And how can you effectively plan them out as to not cause any errors when trying to use them in the future? Well, Phlearn has us covered in their latest video, which breaks down the steps to creating and using an effective, flawless action.

While the twenty-four-minute video goes into a far greater amount of detail, the video is broken up into a few key components, each of which have their own ‘rules’ of sorts, which will help to ensure your actions are capable of perfect execution when called upon.

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In addition to the video as a resource, they’ve created and shared a Sample Action for you to download and play with along the way, so you can better understand how it works from the inside out.

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(via Phlearn)