Automating a Multistep Task in Photoshop

by Fred Showker

This excerpt, provided courtesy of Adobe Press, from Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use actions to color match, sharpen, and save the images you'll combine in a panorama.

An action is a set of one or more commands that you record and then play back to apply to a single file or a batch of files. In this exercise, you'll use actions to color match, sharpen, and save the images you'll combine in a panorama.

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Note: This excerpt does not include the lesson files. The lesson files are available with purchase of the book.

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