During this Photoshop Tips Article we now take a look at just two free Photoshop Activities from GraphicRiver that you can import to your Photoshop document to automate the practice of cropping and adding effects. Cropping and incorporating effects in Photoshop has always been one of my favorite tasks, particularly when doing it on the canvas. When you are rendering an image and need to make changes to it, then there are only two choices for you in Photoshop – crop the picture or perform an expensive Photoshop operation. In this column I will describe how to use both the Photoshop Actions out of GraphicRiver and the Photoshop Elements 5 plug-in to make the desired changes.
The first action I will show you how you can import from GraphicRiver is your ‘cropping’ activity. To carry out this activity simply export an image from your PC. Click on the Publish image and choose properties. Click OK. The second action that you can import from GraphicRiver is your ‘rectangle’ action.
To import these images out of GraphicRiver, go to the’actions’ drop back on the Tasks menu. Select the dimensions you would like to scale to and click OK. The final action you will import from GraphicRiver is your ‘align’ activity. Once you’ve performed all these measures, your photo should be at the desired scale and place in the document.
The following Photoshop actions from GraphicRiver that you can import into your Photoshop document would be the’transparency’ actions. To execute these actions just click on the activity and choose the desired scale and place Photoshop Actions from GraphicRiver for the effect. In this scenario we are simply defining a new colour for the picture that is relative to the current background colour. It is important to be aware you have to use the key word ‘transparency’ from the options section for the action to happen. If you don’t include this keyword, your photo editing application may give you an error message,’The transparency action is currently available but it is unipolar.’
The next Photoshop activity from GraphicRiver that it is possible to import into your document is the’scale’ activity. To perform this action only click on the scale icon and select the scale value that you want to scale to the dimensions of your chosen picture. It is important to be aware you have to use the key word ‘scale’ in the options section for the action to take place. You have to make certain that the scale option is available in the graphic mode choices of your picture program.
The final Photoshop actions from GraphicRiver that it is possible to import into your document are the four Photoshops. These activities can be carried out by right-clicking them and selecting the’imports’ choice from the menu which appears. This may start a new dialog box with a list of images that you want to import. To choose the picture that you’d like to utilize, double click the image, highlighting the location on the display where you want to place it. You can even drag the picture to a particular place on your file or the display, to change the placement if necessary.