Note: At the conclusion of this article are links you can use to download the Photoshop Actions being discussed. While the concepts behind them are applicable to any version of PS, the provided actions were recorded for CS2 and may not work with older (or newer) versions.
If you’ve discovered how useful Photoshop Actions are and if you’ve been using Photoshop for more than a few months then chances are you’ve also built up quite a collection of them. Over time, though, you may have noticed that most of them were never used more than a few times. It’s too easy to end up with something like a junk-drawer collection of them, jammed with things that always seem to do something other than what you happen to be looking for at the moment. I’d like to introduce you to another way of approaching all this, one that adds a little method to the usual madness.