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Photoshop Short 4 - Batch by suzuran Photoshop Short 4 - Batch by suzuran
This is just a helpful tool to learn if you want to do a lot of the SAME things over and over and over to many images.

So it's kind of more of a process thing than an art thing, but believe me when I tell you this has saved my butt at Marvel many times haha.

I hope it helps someone!

I'll be away for a few days so I won't be around to answer questions people might have, but I'll respond when I get back! Take care guys!

Photoshop Short #1 - Photomerge : [link]
Photoshop Short #2 - Edit Masks : [link]
Photoshop Short #3 - Smart Objects : [link]
Photoshop Short #4 - Batch : [link]
Photoshop Short #5 - Move Tool : [link]
Photoshop Short #6 - Droplets : [link]
Photoshop Short #7 - Smart Filters : [link]
Photoshop Short #8 - Styles: [link]
Photoshop Short #9 - Flames: [link]
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Maqqy96 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, these little tutorials have saved me so much grief, especially this one. I can't tell you HOW MANY TIMES I've felt like a robot, opening a file and performing some actions, then opening another 100 similar files and doing the same actions. Now I just batch it, and let it go! Thank you, Wave, for saving me from the headache!
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suzuran Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awe :) i'm glad it was able to help, Maq!! :) :) :hug:
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LilayM Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
LET ME LOVE YOU EVEN MORE!
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suzuran Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
eee, no! thank you for your support and reading the tutorial! :) :huggle:
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:iconlilaym:
LilayM Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
I. LOVE. YOU. :heart:
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adamnitin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're tutorials are not only helpful but funny and interesting too.
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yukidragon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials are so cute!
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot! Appreciate the info!
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! glad you find it helpful :)
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:iconlive-inspired:
live-inspired Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice and totally useful!
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Sakurastorm7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this tutorial is going to save a lot of time for me at work... *bows* THANK YOU!
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suzuran Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D i hope it does! thanks!!
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ellastasia Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
very handy, thank you :)
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suzuran Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yay! glad it's handy :)
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Daeron-Singollo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this tutorial!

it's usefull, colourfull, easy, and brought in a really nice context which makes you remember it way better ^^

do you think you can also place these commands into for instance, cropping an image on the sides?
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes! I haven't done it in a long time, actually, but the way photoshop will do it is...

well..

If you ever opened up "Info" under window, then move your mouse over anywhere on the page, you can see that a few numbers pop up.

So let's say that you make a square and the selection to crop the image.. it'll remember the position on all four points on the square

So if your Square starts 100 pixels from the top and 100 pixels from the left...

It'll always start like that for your second image.

If by chance your images aren't all the same size, weird things will happen so that's where you have to be careful. Have to make sure everything will be cropped from exactly the same places on every picture!
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Daeron-Singollo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oke OwO well, thank you for the usefull information OwO
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NeoHikamaru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Nice
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whiskeyii Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I always feel a little guilty that I don't know how to use Photoshop as efficiently as I should, but it's nice to have tutorials like this to help me out. Thanks, I always smile when I see a Short come up. :)
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milbisous Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I'm still trying to learn this automate batch. This time, I tried to reduce the pixels like in your tut, but I also failed. Please forgive my silly questions since I am a newbie.
What is that Temp that you created for?
How do you test (on the dummy image as you said) after setting the actions?
Your answers this time may help me succeed, thank you.
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suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I just use temp for any tutorial actions to show you guys :) Because i remake the actions everytime whenever I show them in the tutorials, I don't wanna mess up my regular actions.

You just hit "play" on the action when you have an image that you want to test it with when you're done to see if it works properly.
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milbisous Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank you for your response. Does the set that you name Temp, contain any photos you want to resize? I had created a folder with some photos I wanted to resize from 72 DPI to 300DPI and I named it reso300
Next, I clicked create folder, and named resize. Then I created action named reso300. I opened one photo, set image size to 300 (after unclicking resample) stopped the recording and did the import menu item to add the save/close as you've instructed. I did test by clicking on "play the action" on the action panel. Then I did the file>auomate>batch the photos in the reso300 folder I have created just for this test. Actions started doing their things. But in the end, only the first photo that I had open to do the image size (after all actions have been set)is of 300 resolution and the rest remains at 72 :(
What did I do wrong? Thank you.
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suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No XD The set Temp just has the actions, nothing else.

So if your folder with your Action is called: RESIZE
And your action is called RESO300
And your folder is called um.. PHOTO, let's say...

Then your batch should look like this:

PLAY
----Set: RESIZE
----Action: RESO300

SOURCE: Folder

CHOOSE... something:something:something:PHOTO
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:iconmilbisous:
milbisous Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Thank you for your response. I wonder then why it did not work:?
I followed all the steps in your tut to a letter T :(
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misterdoe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Handy tutorial! I've actually been doing this for awhile, but it's good to see a tutorial on it :)
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suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!! Fellow Batch/actions user :) :hug:!
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SLYKM Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...actions are so awesome and I never taken advantage of it before, thank you so much for showing me...and I love the story you added to it, that made the tutorial very amusing to read XD XD
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suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yaaay!! i'm glad :D :D :D I always have lots of fun thinking of them so I'm glad people find them amusing and not annoying :)
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SLYKM Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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chiiplushie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmigosh, where was this yesterday when I had to do EXACTLY THIS THING?! XD
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suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aww! I blame it on those slow moving giant images for coming to me so slowly! :(
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chiiplushie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That must be it! XD
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Linesa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
It's a good tuto, well done Suzuran ^^
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squidlarkin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is not only extremely helpful, but also extremely adorable! :XD: I can't wait to try it out next time I'm in Photoshop. Thanks so much! :D
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Totemo-Oishii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I've known about these but I've never used them. This will be useful if I decide to make animations in Photoshop. Thanks for making this.
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CVictor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
learning a lot with wave...

she is going to take over the world anyday now with those tutorials...

nice work suzuran XD
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von19 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Writer
Can you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, make a tutorial showing us how to do line art? like after u scan a drawing how do u make it line-arty. PWEASEEEE.
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suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have a lineart tutorial XD

[link]
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von19 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Writer
XD
Thank you. Its the BEST!
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Irismightlikepink Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hhmmm... I don't think I will ever need this feature of photoshop. :O_o: *Is fond of sharing raw, very very very huge, high-res ("High-def!" *shot*)files in the net LOL*

But anyways, thanks for the tip. :) Makes me feel like the 1.blah blah Gig-sized PSCS5 stored in this little laptop of mine isn't just a waste of space! 8D
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realmofheaven Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome ") thanks for sharing!!!!
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milbisous Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
I hope you can help me. I want to do image size from 72 to 300. I had followed your tut, however the set box in my CS4 New Action window does not give me a choice of TEMP. It is only default actions. So how can I resize all photos from 72px to 300px? I have been doing...one by one :nod:
Thank you.
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suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ooh first let me get this straight, you want to upres your images? @_@ Make them from smaller to bigger? Aren't the images looking a little blurry after you do that? or is that ok for you?

TEMP is just the folder that I put my action in, cause the default action folder has 23840298098 actions, it's annoying to go through.

When you create your action, you can put it in any folder you want, just don't forget the name of it, and look for it there! :)
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milbisous Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thank you for your response. I was not clear in my previous question. What I had wanted to do is to increase the default resolution 72 to 300 in order to reduce the image size. I tried to use your tut to change one copy and then make an action to do the automate batch, but I just could not do it. I'd appreciate it so much if you or somebody could help me. Thank you.
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suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Increasing the resolution won't reduce the image size though XD
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milbisous Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Oh, so what do you call it? Because at 72 resolution, the size is humongous; and by going up to 300DPI, whatever is then reduced tremendously. So what is that? I am not so PS literate :(
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suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OH I SEE.

You mean the actual image size :) Sorry my brain is tweaked to think the kilobytes, like MB, KB, etc XD

haha XD

Okay :) In your actions window, just make a new folder. Call it whatever you want, just remember to name the folder. This was the one I named "TEMP."

Now make a new action. Name it whatever you want, just remember what it is!

Open up your test image, and make sure to set your image size as this:

Pixel Dimensions
Width: Whatever you have it as
Height: Whatever you have it as

Document size
Width: Whatever you have it as
Height: Whatever you have it as
Resolution: 300 dpi

Scale Styles: Checked
Constrain Proportions: Checked
Resample Image: --- Keep reading

If you want to just mess with the document size, make the actual size of the images smaller when you print them out, then UN-CHECK Resample image.

If you want to make the pixel size bigger (not a good idea.. it'll make things blurry), but the image size smaller, then CHECK Resample image.

Then add in Save / Close like the tutorial says.

Try it on a test image to see if that's what you want

Then try to run the batch :D

I hope it works now~ Let me know if you have more questions!
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milbisous Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Thank you very much for writing such a long tut, just for me. I knew about unchecking the resample box when increasing the DPI. I now understand where "Temp" came from hahaha, :stupidme: My problem remains re how to to automate batch ...200 photos. I followed your above instruction, and knew how to name my set,insert to add Save/close etc...but in the end, the DPI of the batch did not change :( I've tried, in vain, maybe 10 times with just a test batch of 4 images only.
By the way, after doing the save/close, I thnk you have to click the square to stop the recording. For without that step, when you do the File/automate/batch, you cannot find the action you set. I hope you understand what I mean.
I will fave this tut of yours today, so that I could try on this way of reducing the image size next time. I used to do it...one by one too. I hope I will have better luck with this tutorial. Thank you for sharing.
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Kazuo-O85 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
haha! We asked for more tutorial and you immediately made and posted it for us! This is very useful! Do you believe that once I had to shrink a folder with almost 300 pictures? If I had learn actions I hadn't lose my weekend and some hair.
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