Actions are an tool in Adobe Photoshop for automating repetitive steps and adding consistency to your workflow. With a single click of a button you can add multiple layers, transform your image, or do anything else you normally do within Photoshop.
For example, I’ve created an action that adds three separate sharpening layers and a text layer with my watermark. I use it to finish every portrait I edit.
To create an action, open the actions panel and press the record button. Work through the steps you want to turn into an action and when you’re done press stop. To perform the action, select it from the list and press play.
Learn more about Photoshop actions on Envato Tuts+:
- Photoshop Actions
How to Speed Up Your Adobe Photoshop Workflow With Custom Built Actions
In Defence of Presets: 5 Reasons to Automate Your Post-Production Workflow
Read more here:: Adobe Photoshop Actions, Explained in 60 Seconds